The word postil or postilla is an abbreviated term for a marginal note or Biblical commentary. Derived from the Medieval Latin phrase,“post illa verba textus”
(after these words), postils were intended to provide clarification and spiritual instruction.
UP NEXT: RUSSELL MARET’S CHARACTER TRAITS
Russell Maret is a book artist and letter designer working in New York City. He began printing in San Francisco as a teenager before apprenticing with Peter Koch in Berkeley and Firefly Press in Somerville, Massachusetts. He set up his own press at the Center for Book Arts, New York in 1993 and has been printing and publishing ever since.
UP NEXT: PARK CITY MINING MAP FROM 1908 CONSERVATION PROJECT
In 2018, a Park City mining aficionado donated an oversized wall map to the College of Mines and Earth Sciences that documents the locations of mines in Park City in 1908. Because of the map’s deteriorated condition, Dean Darryl Butt contacted Marriott Library’s Preservation Department to ask if we would examine the piece.
UP NEXT: SEVEN THINGS YOU WOULDN’T EXPECT FROM THE LIBRARY
Fall semester is arriving quickly! Learn about seven different services at the library that will help you out.
UP NEXT: ONE OF A KIND ART COLLECTION
When the booths on level one are taken and there’s not a free table in sight on level three, what other study places are there? Give these spots a try!
“Treading the soil of the moon, palpating its pebbles, tasting the panic and splendor of the event,… these form the most romantic sensation an explorer has ever known…”.
This Book is a Camera was created by designer Kelli Anderson and explores the connection between design and science. Housed in a traditional book form…it’s a functioning camera.
Student checkout iPads, with the ability to customize, configure, install, and change whatever they see fit, have provided our students with unprecedented freedom and control of these devices; allowing our resources to remain as adaptive as our students’ needs.
In one of the largest digitization efforts in the history of Marriott Library, one hundred years of The Provo Herald is now available online, starting with 1909 and ending with 2009.