Hopefully that title did not get anyone’s hopes up. Unfortunately, we are not acquiring any rare David Bowie memorabilia. We are, however, making some changes. In the next few weeks we will be transitioning to using the blog as the Special Collections department’s homepage. Please be patient with us as we test out this new ground- we haven’t been able to locate other archives that are currently doing this, so we are not sure how it will go. Please feel free to offer any comments on how this is working/not working for your needs.
In other news, we are happy to announce that we are now beginning to receive items from a collection we have been working on acquiring for some time now. A few selections include: a first edition, first state of Gone With the Wind, a first edition of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and several tomes that sport fore-edge paintings. Stay tuned for updates as we receive more items and look towards a fall showing & reception for the entire collection.
(Below are two pics of Uncle Tom’s Cabin- cover detail & title page and a general shot of a few of the books. Apologies to email subscribers- these photos might not come through well. Click on them to enlarge.)