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Sunday, October 24, 2010
The material can be investicated with magnifyers (provided by the library, if you forgot yours home)
The Special Collections Department at the University of Colorado in Boulder Library has close to 90,000 volumes in addition to hundreds of linear feet of manuscripts in their possession. The oldest material originates in 2,000 BCE (~4000 years old). The most recent acquisitions and donations are listed here including e.g., Bakelite purses, 1689 edition of the Contes de Mme D'Aulnoy and Robert John Thornton's Family Herbal from 1814. Some of these special collections are already included in the CU Digital Library.
The special Collections are open for public on Thursday and Fridays from 1-5 p.m. and by appointment. The Botanical Illustration Certificate Program visited the collections on Saturday to see the part of Anne Ophelia Dowden's material which is archived in Boulder.
(See more photos from our visit at the BI-Facebook)
The research material was prepared and organized for easy access: loose sheets in folders and publications in cradles that protect the bindings.