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three circular views of greek manuscript text on papyrus, persian manuscript text with astronomical diagram on paper, engraved frontispiece showing European astronomers at work
January 10, 2023
  • Pablo Alvarez
  • Evyn Kropf
The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce a new exhibit featuring a selection of manuscripts, early printed books, and artifacts illustrating Mesopotamian, Greek, Islamic, and Western European astronomies. Join the curators on Thursday, 12 January, 4-6p in the Hatcher Gallery for a reception celebrating the opening of the exhibit followed by an exhibit tour.
The engraving on the gem shows a man in a loincloth bent over, cutting stalks of wheat with a hooked tool
October 25, 2022
  • Shannon Zachary
Have you been traveling? Visiting exhibits at museums and libraries? Check out materials from our collections currently out on loan for exhibition!
A complete setting of child sized dinnerware and flatware, complete with a small teapot and teacup is in the foreground, while in the background an opening of the Betty Crocker Cookbook for Boys and Girls is visible alongside two large apples.
July 7, 2022
  • Juli McLoone
A new exhibit pairs a dozen selections from the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive (Special Collections Research Center) with dishes from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design. Enjoy this display in the Audubon Room from Thursday, July 7 to Thursday, September 29.
printed text reading "in contempt defending free speech, defeating HUAC june 21 1961"
February 1, 2022
  • Julie Herrada
Join the Special Collections Research Center next Tuesday (8 February) at 4 pm EST for our next After Hours virtual open house of the term celebrating the launch of Ed Yellin and Jean Fagan Yellin’s book, In Contempt: Defending Free Speech, Defeating HUAC. In writing this book, the authors drew heavily upon materials that are now part of the Labadie Collection.
image of three cuffed and chained Black hands grasping, reaching, and gripping the chain
December 7, 2021
  • Julie Herrada
Join the Special Collections Research Center next Tuesday (14 December) at 4 pm EST for our final After Hours virtual open house of the term exploring materials from the Joseph A. Labadie Collection relating to prison abolition, prisoner support, and political prisoners.
November 2, 2021
  • Evyn Kropf
Join the Special Collections Research Center next Tuesday (9 November) at 4 pm EDT for our third After Hours virtual open house of the term exploring a selection of manuscripts containing the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam!
Mich. Ms. 22, detail of fol. 83v. The Evangelist Mark, from a Book of Gospels Greece, end of tenth-beginning of eleventh century; miniatures: beginning of twelfth century
November 16, 2020
  • Pablo Alvarez
We are pleased to announce the launching of a new online exhibit: "Sacred Hands." This virtual display highlights an extraordinary selection of manuscripts containing the sacred texts of the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It includes manuscripts that are highly treasured for their textual and artistic value, such as a tenth-century Torah, the earliest known papyrus of St. Paul's Epistles, early illuminated Byzantine manuscripts of the Four Gospels, and a wide selection of manuscripts containing the Qur'an.
A section from Mich. Ms. 158.5 Book of Jeremiah. Sahidic Dialect. Verso. Parchment. White Monastery, Sohag (Egypt). ca. 10th century. Parchment; 36.5 x 27.8 cm.
June 16, 2020
  • Pablo Alvarez
We are pleased to announce the opening of a new online exhibit: Written Culture of Christian Egypt: Coptic Manuscripts from the University of Michigan Collection. This online display is a virtual record of an actual physical exhibit that took place at the Audubon Room of the University of Michigan Library between November 12, 2018 and February 17, 2019. Curated by Alin Suciu and Frank Feder (Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany), and with the collaboration of Pablo Alvarez (Special Collections Research Center), the display includes highlights from our collections of Coptic fragments and codices held at the Papyrology Collection and the Special Collections Research Center.
Pop-up page spread showing the three bears leaving on a walk, with a young blonde girl (Goldilocks) peeking out from behind a tree
May 8, 2020
  • Juli McLoone
The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce a new online exhibit: A Menagerie of Animal Tales, curated by students in Dr. Lisa Makman’s English 313 course: Children’s Literature and the Invention of Modern Childhood.
front cover of a fabric book made to look similar to Composition notebooks. The traditional black-and-white pattern has been replaced with embroidery of drones.
January 15, 2020
  • Kristine Greive
The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce the new exhibit Dear Stranger: Diaries for the Public and Private Self. Join us to celebrate the power of personal writing at the exhibit opening and journaling workshop on Tuesday, January 21.