Tags » Special Collections

New emblem book acquisitions from the Yates, Thompson and Bright sale

On Wednesday 16th July 2014 the London saleroom of Christie’s witnessed a rather important book auction. The ‘Yates, Thompson and Bright’ sale dispersed a collection amassed by several generations of bibliophiles from the same family, offering up over 350 lots of fabulous medieval manuscripts and some choice emblem books. 685 more words

Special Collections

Reading the Collections, Week 29: Brontë Book Covers

For this post we will take a look at some of the different bindings and covers of Wuthering Heights in our collections. Some of these covers, pictured above, may look uninspiring at first but they can show how publishing and book buying has changed over time. 1,081 more words

Rare Book Collection

Archiving AFL-CIO

Spotlight on Paul Barton:

AFL-CIO European Representative, 1968-1994

By Chris Carter
University of Maryland iSchool graduate, May 2015

Creating a plan

As a part of my Master of Library Science degree, I worked at the AFL-CIO Archives for my field study course and worked on a semester-long project with the institution.   446 more words