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RARE BOOKS “Capacity Taste, and Fertile Imagination” We recently purchased a copy of François Menon’s The Art of Modern Cookery Displayed (1767) for our Historical Cookbooks in the Woman’s Collection. This copy is the first edition in English of Menon’s encyclopedic cookbook, translated from the original French Les soupers de la cour (1755). Promoting simple […]

-Audrey Sage Contained in the Special Collections are a group of artist books that are small in size yet large in content. One work in particular is a piece by Diane Weintraub from 1999. This work is comprised of three miniature volumes, each of a different size and constructed of accordion fold pages. Each book […]

by Emilie Mills Thinking about the Special Collections Division as it was then known in the 1970s, I realize that is was the decade of “figuring it all out”. We had to bring together a variety of uncataloged book collections secured in a variety of locations (or, as it turned out, not so secure for […]

by Audrey Sage We are featuring a wonderful volume from our historical cookbook collection – PIE ! by Patricia White. Our copy was gifted to our collection by Dr. Frieda Elaine Penninger,  This delicious collection of 77 pie recipes was published in 1969 by Simon and Schuster.  It contains recipes ranging in flavor from savory […]

-Audrey Sage Lois Morrison, an artist specializing in cloth-wood artifacts and quilts, was born of missionary parents on February 1, 1934 in Zaire, once known as the Belgian Congo. Until she was 18, they travelled back and forth between there and Richmond, Virginia. She completed her BA degree at Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia. She […]

by Mark Schumacher I came to work as a reference librarian at UNCG in the summer of 1978. My background was French literature, and as a graduate student in Buffalo, I had worked in a university library, but with little experience with special collections.  As I was settling into my work, I began to learn […]

Hinshaw and Dollar earn DAS Certificates SCUA is very proud to announce that Patrick Dollar and Scott Hinshaw have both earned the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Certificate from the Society of American Archivists. The DAS Certificate requires passing prescribed coursework and a comprehensive examination. “Building Partnerships for Student Success” grant received Kathelene McCarty Smith, Interim Head […]

Special Collections and University Archives at UNCG’s University Libraries has mounted an exhibit highlighting the rich tradition of illuminated manuscripts in Europe, India, Persia, Ethiopia, and Armenia.  By presenting these works within a global perspective, the exhibit, Wondrous Works: Illuminated Manuscripts From Three Continents, strives to broaden our understanding of the history of the book, […]

 
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