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The Special Collections Research Center is home to the University of Chicago Library’s rare books, archives, and manuscripts, the Special Collections Research Center is open to all interested researchers. Special Collections is a vibrant, interactive place for conducting research, teaching classes that use original sources, and attending exhibitions.
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In love? Lovelorn? Bibliophilic?
The Special Collections Research Center on Wednesday, February 12th is the place to be. Join us for a Blind Date with Books; an event in celebration of Valentine’s Day featuring a rare book and archival materials display, a blindfolded book test, and light refreshment.
The event will be held in the Special Collections Research Center (on the first floor of Regenstein Library) from 2-4pm. All are welcome.
And in the meantime, discover your literary love profile with our quiz:
|Thursday, May 9, 2013 – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm|
|Where:||Regenstein Library, Special Collections Exhibition Gallery
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL
Take a tour of the exhibition The Seminary Co-op Documentary Project: Capturing the Bookstore’s Distinctive Character and History with curators Jasmine Kwong, AB’06 and and Megan E. Doherty, AM’05, PhD’10.
Celebrating over 50 years at the center of the University of Chicago’s and Hyde Park’s intellectual and cultural life, the renowned Seminary Co-op Bookstore has moved up from its legendary basement location and into a newly transformed space designed by Chicago Architects Stanley Tigerman and Margaret McCurry. The exhibition presents documentation of the Co-op’s history through a selection of photography, interviews, artifacts and memorabilia.
This tour is free and open to the University of Chicago community and the public. Registration is required.
|Contact:||Joseph Regenstein Library
The University of Chicago Career Advancement office and the Joseph Regenstein Library are co-sponsoring a panel discussion on Careers in Libraries for Humanities PhDs on February 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The program will be moderated by:
Assistant University Librarian for Humanities, Social Sciences, and Special Collections and Curator of Rare Books
PhD Emory University, Department of English
Featuring panelists will include:
Head of Reader Services, Special Collections Research Center
PhD University of California, Riverside
Head of Access Services & Assessment
PhD University of Chicago, Divinity School (History of Christianity)
Bibliographer for Classics, Ancient Near East, and General Humanities
PhD University of Chicago, Department of Classics
Sarah G. Wenzel
Bibliographer for Literatures of Europe and the Americas
MA University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, French Studies
The program will be held in the Special Collections Research Center Classroom in the Joseph Regenstein Library. Career Advancement Student Preparation Programs are open to all University of Chicago students and alumni. If you are interested in attending or if you have any questions, please call the Career Advancement office at 773-702-7040.
Are you in love with books? Come to the Special Collections Research Center’s “Blind Date With Books” event on February 13, from 4:00-6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Learn about how early books were made, and try your hand at folding a folio to make a copy of the first Shakespeare folio. Engage in the ultimate blind date with a book, trying to identify books while blindfolded. And be sure to take a look at the rare books and manuscripts on display, all focusing on elements of love, romance, and heartbreak, from medieval through contemporary times.
The Special Collections Research Center is located on the first floor of Regenstein Library. Anyone needing an accommodation to attend this event should contact Julia Gardner 773-834-0627.