October 2011

Death and Occasional Nuggets!

If you're in a Halloween mood and wondering how to best celebrate, consider a subscription to Occasional Nuggets, the quarterly Special Collections publication that highlights interesting items from the collections in detail.

The current issue will be on its way soon, and its focus is a group of funeral invitations collected by a bookseller in eighteenth-century France:

 
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Instructing and Delighting with the Wetmore Collection

Last Thursday evening Special Collections got a pleasant visit from Kim Nusco and some of the students in her Brown Continuing Studies Class, "To Instruct and Delight: A History of Illustrated Children's Books."

 
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Solving the Riddle

 

 
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Magician of the Week #9: J.B. Bobo (sort of)

 

 
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A 200-Year-Old Riddle Is Waiting for You

I came across this interesting item a little while back (click for large image):

 
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Magician of the Week #7: Okito

 

 
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