Exhibition offers samplings from the Special Collections Library

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- “Exploring Research Collections: A Special Collections Sampler,” an exhibition, is on display Jan. 8 to March 7 in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library.

Special collections can often be a patchwork quilt of rare books, scarce publications, unique documents, archival materials and hard to find resources that support and enrich the educational and research missions of a university. This sampling showcases pieces that have been woven together to create a rich tapestry of collections of distinction for Penn State.

In this exhibition, selections from Penn State’s Special Collection Library:
-- show how the iron industry shaped Centre County;
-- document the Amish, Mennonite, Hutterite and other Anabaptist communal societies;
-- tell how a nun from Erie has had global impact on issues of social justice, peace and equality, especially for women in church and in society;
-- show images from an “embedded” journalist during the Civil War;
-- give examples of how art was taught in the 19th century and
-- show the whimsical and macabre imagination of an illustrator.

These and many other discoveries await researchers and visitors to Penn State’s Special Collections Library. Hours are 8 to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8 to 5 p.m. Friday, and during spring semester, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Tim Pyatt at tdp11@psu.edu or 814-865-1793.

Last Updated January 05, 2014