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Scary Good Rare Books: Tricky Treatise Event in Special Collections

An Occasional Series in Special Collections Tricky Treatise: Malleus Maleficarum (The Hammer of Witches) and European Witch Hunting Tuesday, October 28, 2014 2:00 – 3:30 pm Huppe Reading Room Special Collections Bartle Library Presentation and discussion led by Beth Kilmarx, Curator … Continue reading

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Malleus Maleficarum (The Hammer of the Witches) is the Special Collections October Book of the Month

The Mallevs maleficarvm was produced to allow the clergy and the laity to understand and identify witches and their works. The text  is split into three sections. The first section argues why witchcraft is real and how dangerous witchcraft can … Continue reading

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Edwin A. Link Jr. highlighted in Elks Magazine May 2014 issue

Edwin A. Link Jr. is the topic of a story in the recent issue of Elks Magazine.  This magazine is the official publication of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elk of the United States, and has a circulation of over 850,000 … Continue reading

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A Jataka folktale of a rabbit and a lion is the March Book of the Month

Foolish Rabbit’s Big Mistake by Rafe Martin and illustrated by Ed Young.  G.P. Putnam’s Sons: New York.  1985. Rafe Martin is a professional storyteller.  He is also the author of over 20 books that have been translated into many  languages including … Continue reading

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The theme of Special Collections’ Featured Book for October is the Salem Witch Hunt Trials!

Arthur Miller, Collected Plays 1944-1961  is the featured Book of the Month for October.  This book contains a collection of some of Miller’s most famous works, including the “The Crucible.” Arthur Miller, Collected Plays 1944-1961.  Edited by Tony Kushner. Library … Continue reading

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Special Collections’ Featured Book for August

For the Dog Days of August A Dog’s Tale by Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens).  New York, London : Harper & Brothers. 1904. Call number:  PS 1322 .D6 1904.  Special Collections, Rare Book Collection. In honor of the dog days of summer, A Dog’s Tale … Continue reading

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Special Collections Featured Book for April

Yoppy: the Autobiography of a Monkey by Mollie Lee Clifford.  Illustrated Animal Autobiographical Series.  Boston, New York : H. M. Caldwell Co. [1905].  Rare Book Collections, PS3505. L5 Y6. This book is a typical example of Children’s Literature from the turn of the … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey in Special Collections

The papers of Ottilie Ethel Leopoldine “Tilly” Losch, Countess of Carnarvon are housed in the Special Collections department.  The Countess’ papers are known as the Tilly Losch Collection, and are part of the much larger Max Reinhardt Collection.  Tilly Losch, (15 November … Continue reading

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January 2013 Special Collections Featured Book

All this, and Heaven too / Rachel Field. New York : The MacMillian Company. 1940. The 2013 January Book of the Month is a recent addition to Special Collections. It is a gift of John McLaughlin, and represents just one … Continue reading

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A Christmas themed broadside is the December Item of the Month for Special Collections

This broadside is part of a series of broadsides printed by Stu McCarty and published by the Bellevue Press, Binghamton, NY.  The Christmas Poem is printed on a light blue-green paper with dark green and orange-red lettering.  The broadside is 43 cm … Continue reading

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