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Category: Rare Books

  • From Satire to Advertisement: A Literary Record of the 1893 World’s Fair

    From Satire to Advertisement: A Literary Record of the 1893 World’s Fair

    By Jessica Licker, Master’s in Literary History, ’24, Rare Books Graduate Assistant When I first started conceptualizing this exhibit, I was spoiled for choice of topics. I was quickly taken with the Juvenile Literature Collection, and the whimsy of some of the 19th and 20th century children’s book bindings…

  • Creating a Virginia Woolf Author Collection in Rare Books

    Creating a Virginia Woolf Author Collection in Rare Books

    By Cali Weber, ’24, English Major, Classical Civilizations Minor, Written as part of English 4940: Research Apprenticeship, Fall 2023 In the fall of my junior year, I took one of my favorite classes in the Ohio University English department; ENG 3490 History of Books and Printing. In this class, I was lucky enough to do…

  • Visual Communication in the Geological Sciences

    Visual Communication in the Geological Sciences

    By GEOL 4900 students: Emily Dietz, Alexis Hunter, Lorena Jevnikar, Peter Rhynard, Kaycee Scott, and Jada Townsend During the fall 2023 semester, students in GEOL 4900 Visual Communication in the Geological Sciences taught by professor Eva Lyon, worked with university archivist Bill Kimok and rare book librarian Miriam Intrator to include geology related materials from…

  • Let It Burn: Artists’ Books and the Lure of the Flame

    Let It Burn: Artists’ Books and the Lure of the Flame

    By Miriam Intrator, Special Collections Librarian Throughout the fall 2023 semester, the exhibit, Let It Burn: Artists’ Books and the Lure of the Flame was on display in Alden Library. * artists’ book = book as art object, or, art object as book *  A video accompanying the exhibit demonstrates the books in motion. Part…

  • Teaching & Studying the Classics Today: A Faculty & Student Roundtable

    Teaching & Studying the Classics Today: A Faculty & Student Roundtable

    By Miriam Intrator, Special Collections Librarian, Mahn Center for Archives & Special Collections On November 6, 2023, a group of faculty and students from Classics & Religious Studies came together to discuss collaborative course projects and research conducted in partnership with the Rare Book Collection. A recording of the roundtable is available. Learn more about…

  • Gallery Walk & Talk with Artist Sauda Mitchell

    Gallery Walk & Talk with Artist Sauda Mitchell

    By Miriam Intrator, Special Collections Librarian We were thrilled to usher in the fall 2023 semester with a visit from artist, archivist, and scholar Sauda Mitchell. Mitchell’s August 30th visit consisted of a Gallery Walk & Talk and a Making Meaning Bookmaking Workshop, both of which took place at the Kennedy Museum of Art. This…

  • Persian and Arabic Manuscripts in the Digital Archives

    Persian and Arabic Manuscripts in the Digital Archives

    By Mina Sadeghzadeh, ’24 Master of Art History, Rare Books Graduate Assistant, Mahn Center for Archives & Special Collections This semester, I had the great opportunity to be a graduate assistant at the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections under the guidance of Dr. Miriam Intrator. I specifically worked with the Special Collection in…

  • Tracing Ownership & Usage in the Classics Rare Book Collection

    Tracing Ownership & Usage in the Classics Rare Book Collection

    By Emma Campbell, Classical Civilizations ’24, Spring 2023 Rare Books Intern This semester I had the great pleasure of holding an internship with the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections under the guidance of Dr. Miriam Intrator. I worked specifically with the Classics Collection in the Rare Books department and created a digital exhibit…

  • Visualizing Mahn Center Collections

    Visualizing Mahn Center Collections

    By Miriam Intrator, Special Collections Librarian One of the most exciting aspects of working at the Mahn Center is the opportunity to interact with students and instructors from a broad range of departments and programs and in a variety of different ways. This post highlights an ongoing collaboration with undergraduate and graduate students taking Assistant…

  • Welcome to fall 2023!

    Welcome to fall 2023!

    By Miriam Intrator, Special Collections Librarian The start of a new semester, of a new academic year, means many new events and opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the broader OHIO and Athens communities. This is an overview of some of what’s available and we encourage you to reach out with any questions, for more…