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U of Illinois RBML Dec 12
We've got a WONDERFUL, AWFUL IDEA...join us for our Holiday Open House tomorrow from 3-5pm! We'll have holiday-related highlights on display, including a first edition of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" Did you know that Seuss drove a car with a license plate that read GRINCH?
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Lynne M. Thomas🏳️‍🌈🦄🚀 Dec 12
Reminder that we are currently accepting applications for the Velde Research Fellowship! $3000 to come to lovely Champaign-Urbana and use a world class rare book library.
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RBMS Dec 3
Spread the word! The 2019 RBMS Conference Scholarship competition is now open. Apply by January 11, 2019 to win a scholarship to attend your first RBMS conference, and join us in Baltimore, MD! .
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The Proust Center~New York Nov 22
’s letters will be seen at The Proust Center~New York, on February 14th. Looking forward to hearing Caroline Szylowicz and François Proulx. (More information soon; save the date!)
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U of Illinois RBML Dec 10
Born on in 1830, Emily Dickinson was a prolific and reclusive poet who had a profound influence on American poetry. In this book from Gwendolyn Brooks' personal library, Brooks’ annotations are highly complementary of Dickinson, going so far as to call this a “perfect poem.”
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Liberal Arts & Sciences at Illinois Dec 9
Thousands of Marcel Proust's letters will be available to the public on a website created by University of Illinois researchers and their partners in France.
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UIUC LitLang Library Dec 7
Let's kick things off with Sir John Davies, poet, lawyer, and politician! The has a 1773 copy of poem on the immortality of the soul, hymns of Astrea, and Orchestra, a poem on dancing, and others!
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U of Illinois RBML Dec 5
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This image comes from the Mary Lois Bull collection, a collection of cartoons and comic strips about books and libraries. See what else is in the collection on the finding aid:
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U of Illinois RBML Dec 5
Walt Disney was born in 1901! Born in Chicago, Disney moved several times before he ended up in Hollywood in 1923, where he and his brother started Disney Brothers Studio. Disney currently holds the record for most Academy Award nominations and wins for an individual.
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U of Illinois RBML Dec 4
Join us Thursday, December 13 from 3-5 pm, in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library for our Holiday Open House. This year, letterpress your own free greeting card on a portable printing press! All are welcome; seasonal refreshments will be served.
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U of Illinois RBML Dec 4
Join us Thursday, December 13 from 3-5 pm, in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library for our Holiday Open House. This year, letterpress your own free greeting card on a portable printing press! All are welcome; seasonal refreshments will be served.
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U of Illinois RBML Dec 4
Our Holiday Open House is on December 13th from 3-5 pm! Come print your own festive card with a portable letterpress and paper from Fresh Press, the University’s sustainable paper-making initiative. Holiday-related highlights from our collections will also be on display.
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U of Illinois RBML Dec 4
We've found a few so far, but there could be more (there doesn't seem to be a way to see all of the posts that have been flagged). Our flagged posts have all had the option for review, though.
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IHLC Dec 3
in 1818, Illinois achieved full statehood and became the 21st state.
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U of Illinois RBML Dec 1
This year is the 30th anniversary of the first observance of It is just as important to and practice safe sex as it was 30 years ago. This pamphlet was produced by the Champaign-Urbana Gay-Community AIDS Project around 1986 [BASK 613.95 Sa172]
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U of Illinois RBML Nov 29
Two women authors from our collection were born in 1832 and 1843. Read about their works on our blog:
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University Library Nov 28
Check out this incredible event today at 4pm at And then head over to tomorrow for the performance!
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U of Illinois RBML Nov 27
It's almost time for our event to celebrate the launch of ! Hopefully this will tempt you to join us at 3 p.m.
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University Library Nov 27
Today at 3pm in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library!
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U of Illinois RBML Nov 27
Two women authors from our collection were born in 1809 and 1894. Read about their works on our blog:
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