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Fine & Rare: Inside CMU Libraries' Special Collections

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Fine & Rare: Inside CMU Libraries' Special Collections

Fine & Rare: Inside CMU Libraries' Special Collections

Wednesday, April 28
1-2 p.m. ET

Curator of Special Collections Dr. Sam Lemley shares highlights from the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries' collection of rare books, artifacts, early scientific instruments and calculating machines.

Join us to learn about areas of collection strength, ongoing research and instructional programs in CMU's Special Collections as well as plans for the collection’s future.

You are required to register for this event. A Zoom login link will be provided in a confirmation email.

Register by Tuesday, April 27

If you require accessibility accommodations for this event, please contact Jess Revtai at jrevtai@andrew.cmu.edu. For general event questions, contact CMUevents@andrew.cmu.edu.

Shakespeare Folios

Carnegie Mellon’s Special Collections is one of the few rare book collections worldwide that hold copies of Shakespeare’s First (printed 1623), Second (1632), Third (1663) and Fourth (1685) Folios.

Pictured above are copies of Shakespeare’s Second and Fourth Folios, both of which will be featured at this event alongside the CMU First Folio. CMU’s copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio was donated by Pittsburgh entrepreneur and book collector Charles J. Rosenbloom in 1974. It is one of approximately 230 copies that still exist. 



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