Posts tagged with acquisitions

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Page of Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo
  • Gabriel Mordoch
It is with pride and excitement that we announce the acquisition of the Marcelo Mirisola Papers – an archival collection that comprises 5 boxes of materials produced in the Portuguese language by renowned Contemporary Brazilian author Marcelo Mirisola during the first 15 years of his writing career (1989–2004).
a young woman leans against a striped textile, resting her chin against her hand
  • Gabriel Mordoch
Enjoy a portrait from a recently acquired photograph album with albumen print photographs featuring portraits of people and landscapes of Algeria and Tunisia.
face in profile, man with beard, inscription in latin and hebrew characters
  • Gabriel Mordoch
Explore a recently acquired item from our new Jewish Salonica Postcard Collection.
Detail of Color woodcut from four blocks, in the chiaroscuro technique, from Jean Michel Papillon. Traité historique et pratique de la Gravure en bois. 2 vols. (Pierre Guillaume Simon, 1766)
  • Pablo Alvarez
We are very pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the first comprehensive treatise ever published about the illustration technique of woodcut: Jean Michel Papillon. Traité historique et pratique de la Gravure en bois. 2 vols. (Pierre Guillaume Simon, 1766). Papillon’s manual is particularly remarkable for including a fully illustrated step-by-step depiction of the sixteenth-century technique of chiaroscuro.
Woodcut depicting orbits of the earth, the sun, and the moon, with the earth as the center, from 天経或問 (Japanese: Tenkei wakumon; Chinese: Tianjing huowen).  Tōkyō: 1730
  • Liangyu Fu
The Special Collection Research Center recently acquired an early Japanese astronomy book titled 天経或問 (Japanese: Tenkei wakumon; Chinese: Tianjing huowen:"Questions and Answers on Astronomy"). Printed in 1730 in Tōkyō, it was a republication of a Chinese astronomy work supplemented with Japanese reading marks. Chinese Studies Librarian Liangyu Fu introduces us to this new acquisition.
Copperplate engraving of the heart from Jean Baptiste Senac (1693-1770) Traitè de la structure du Coeur, de son action, et de ses maladies (Paris: Jacques Vincent, 1749)
  • Pablo Alvarez
On behalf of the University of Michigan Library we want to express our most sincere gratitude to Marty and Marilyn Lindenauer for their generous donation that allowed us to acquire a series of books and artifacts for our History of Medicine Collection.
Woodcut depicting Saint Fridolin from Saints et Saintes issus de la famille de l’empereur Maximilien I (Vienna: F. X. Stöckl, 1799)
  • Pablo Alvarez
This 1799 edition of The Images of Saints from the family of the Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519) contains for the very first time an almost complete series of the woodcuts that were originally commissioned by Maximilian I to illustrate the legends, history and genealogy of earlier saints claimed to be connected to the House of Habsburg.
Arthur and Jean Thompson
  • Julie Herrada
We are very excited to announce that the Labadie Collection has acquired the Thompson Family Papers, a collection that offers a window into the lives and political activities of Detroit’s black professionals from the mid 1920s to the late 1960s.
Emma Goldman lecture advertisement
  • Nora Dolliver
We are very excited to announce that the Labadie Collection has acquired a new Emma Goldman archive. This is an important collection that had until recently been in private hands.
Map showing significant locations for the journey of Islamic Manuscript 350, including Delhi, London, Istanbul, Florence, Cairo, and Ann Arbor
  • Evyn Kropf
The manuscript currently preserved in our library under the shelfmark Isl. Ms. 350 has a fascinating history that can be traced in internal owners’ marks and external documentary sources. Produced in Delhi, the manuscript was acquired by the library in 1924 along with several hundred other manuscripts from Istanbul that came to be known as the "Abdul Hamid Collection." How did these manuscripts reach Ann Arbor? Read the intriguing story in this second of two posts!