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Special Collections in Special Libraries July 13, 2009

Posted by Cynthia in Library Stuff.
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Many of the libraries we have visited have had rare books and special collections. We have viewed some of these items at Covenant Seminary, the US Courts 8th District Library, Mercantile Library, and Logan Chiropractic College. However, the first time we really were allowed to interact with rare items was at the Kranzberg Art and Architecture Library at Washington University. It was amazing to get to read and touch these pieces of history, whether it was travel plates or French political cartoons. Rare books and pictures really serve to remind us in large part why libraries and collections exist – to preserve art and information for future generations to experience. I was so grateful that Kaisa Leousis, one of the reference librarians at Kranzberg, was so generous in allowing us to view the library’s materials. GN



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