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The Best from Pen and Press

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June 4 through September 14, 2018

Libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, other cultural heritage institutions, and private collectors are participating in a state-wide exhibition of global treasures from Minnesota’s book and manuscript collections.

The exhibits — coordinated by staff from the University of Minnesota Libraries, Minnesota Historical Society, and Upper Midwest book dealers — will focus on the “best” rare and unique books and manuscripts drawn from Minnesota institutions and individuals.

Materials from the James Ford Bell Library, The Owen H. Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, and the University Libraries Rare Book collections will be displayed in four different galleries during the summer of 2018.

Curators: Tim Johnson, Lois Hendrickson, Marguerite Ragnow

Exhibit open house

Join us September 5 for an exhibit open house, which will feature gallery talks by curators from the Archives and Special Collections department at the Libraries.

5:00 p.m. – Curator Tim Johnson, First Floor Gallery
5:30 p.m. – Marguerite Ragnow, James Ford Bell Gallery, ground floor


The event is free and open to all. Reservations requested by August 29.

Exhibit details

What: The Best from Pen and Press
When: June 4 through September 14, 2018
Where:  Elmer L. Andersen Library Gallery and Wallin Gallery during regular library hoursWangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine.

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