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In Spring 2019 students from Spanish 3070 Literary Analysis attended the Rare Books Classroom to consider the physical aspects of literary texts and to decipher first-hand the impact of examining a book and text as physical object. The viewing offered students a chance to see...

"Great edifices, like great mountains, are the work of the ages." -- Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre DameConstruction of the Notre Dame de Paris began between 24 March and 25 April, 1163. Notre Dame burned a month ago today. Its history, like that of...

"Faster than fairies, faster than witches" From a Railway Carriage R. L. Stevenson Dunedin: Frayed Frisket Press, 2005 PR5489 A3 2005Robert Louis Stevenson's poem, "From A Railway Carriage" was first published in 1885 in A Child's Garden of Verse.England, not Utah, 1885 not 1869, but we like the way...

"Some of the great images of world art began as prints, perhaps using only a block of wood and a carving tool." -- Nancy Berkoff, "Art of Print At Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach"Rare Books contributed images from five of its books...

"But surely the book is now everything. It has become in our time what the cathedral with its frescoes and stained glass used to be, what the palaces and museums, where people went to look and learn, used to be. The book has become the...

And after April, when May follows, And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows! Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge Leans to the field and scatters on the clover Blossoms and dewdrops—at the bent spray's edge— That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, Lest you should...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A wholehearted “Congrats” to the student library employees who will be graduating this year! Your contributions of time, energy, and talent are invaluable to the operation of the library. We wish you the very best as you transition...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Every spring, the Marriott Library offers two awards, one for an outstanding senior thesis effort in a humanities-related discipline and one for a submission in the general category of sciences. Each student-recipient is honored at the Honors College...