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Babylon to Baseball: Recent Additions to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 24 January — 16 May 2014

Date Jan 24, 2014 - May 16, 2014
Time 8:30 am - 5:00 pm   Monday through Friday
Location The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 346 Library
Cost free admission
Contact Dennis Sears
Phone 217 333 3777
Event type exhibition
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Babylon to Baseball ExhibitionThe Rare Book & Manuscript Library has made a number of important book and manuscript additions over the past few years. This exhibition will showcase over thirty new pieces.

Collections and items to be highlighted range from a 4000 year old Babylonian clay tablet to scarce baseball reference works once owned by the American League President's Office. Also on display will be Incunabula (pre-1501 imprints), items from the new Gwendolyn Brooks Papers, recent Carl Sandburg acquisitions, early English playbills, and modern fine press publications.

But wait, there's more!

We'll also be showing original drawings by the graphic artist George Cruikshank, a letter from Marcel Proust, the fantastic Edward Lear book of parrots (1832), and a postcard from H. G. Wells taking credit for the idea of an atomic bomb.

The exhibition is curated by Valerie Hotchkiss, Marten Stromberg, Anna Chen, Caroline Szylowicz, Tad Boehmer, Tony Hynes, Chloe Ottenhoff, Dennis Sears, and Sarah Lindenbaum

We look forward to starting-off the New Year with these exciting new works!