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:

It'll be full of spooky images like this one:

You can become a subscriber at any time (more information available here), but today is the deadline for being listed in issue 3.2 as a supporter above-and-beyond the $15 subscription price. The subscription form is available at theOccasional Nuggets page or directly (as a pdf) here.

And as usual, all the funds raised support Special Collections.

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Jordan Goffin

Special Collections Librarian Jordan Goffin has been mining the wonders in the Library’s Special Collections since early 2011. If you’d like to stop in and spend some time with the historic and noteworthy books, manuscripts and ephemera at PPL, contact him by email at or by phone at 401.455.8021. Also, visit the Notes for Bibliophiles blog ( to read more about the exciting materials in Special Collections and to keep up with events and announcements.


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