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Botanical Display in Special Collections

In recognition of Plant Natives 2016, an annual native plant symposium presented by the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones in partnership with the UTC Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science, check out a colorful exhibit of rare books and paintings on display in Special Collections. The exhibit includes botany books that highlight area wildflowers and landscapes, along with works by local artists William Crutchfield and Emma Bell Miles.  

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500 Year Old Rare Book on Display in UTC Library

What does a 500 year old book look like? Come by the UTC Library and see for yourself! Published in Paris in 1514, In Carum Lucretium Poetam: Commentarii a Ioanne Baptista Pio Editi (On the Poet Carus Lucretius: A Commentary Published by Johannes Baptista Pius) will be on display on the first floor of the library during the weekdays in March. About the Book The university acquired this volume several years ago as

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday with Special Collections

2014 marks the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare (1564-1616). To observe the Bard of Avon’s special day, the Special Collections & University Archives will be displaying some of its Shakespeariana, including two plays printed in the 2nd Folio of 1632, as well as illustrated scenes of scenes from Shakespeare’s many plays, various portraits of Shakespeare, and the 1805 account of one the earliest Shakespeare hoaxes about the discovery of

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Happy Birthday, Will!

The Special Collections holds several items and collections related to William Shakespeare, whose 449th birthday (and date of death) is today (some accounts give the birth date as April 26). We have two plays, The Twelfth Night and Timon of Athens, printed in 1632 and excised from a 2nd Folio of Shakespeare’s works.  We also have several dozen 18th and 19th century etchings of various scenes from Shakespeare’s plays,

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Down the Yellow Brick Road Redux

With the success these past two weeks of the new movie, Oz, the Great and Powerful, I am reminded of several Oz-related books held in the Rare Book Collection in the Special Collections. Unfortunately, we do not hold a first edition of the original 1900 book by L. Frank Baum, nor any subsequent titles from the series, but we do have a more recent publication of this timeless classic,

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