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On Museum and Library Discovery

This episode is a little different from what we usually do, in that the focus isn’t one person’s work but rather a new tool designed to enhance knowledge access for everyone....

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In a Civilized Nation: Newspapers, Magazines, and the Print Revolution in 19th-Century Peru

This exhibit explores the history of newspapers, magazines, and the periodical print revolution in the colony and nation of Peru. It draws on strengths of Rare Books and Special...

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‘Preserving the Steadfastness of Your Faith’: Catholics in the Early American Republic

This digitial exhibit displays examples of American Catholicism expressed through (mostly) printed texts from 1783 through the early 1840s. They include the earliest Catholic...

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Words On Play: Baseball Literature before 1900

Over the course of the nineteenth century, American baseball evolved from a localized folk game of English origin to a codified sport of broad popular appeal, commonly cited as...

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Fighting Words: English and American Boxing Literature from the Joyce Sports Collection

Notre Dame’s Rare Books and Special Collections is home to perhaps the strongest institutional collection of boxing-related books and periodicals in the United States. A...

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After Gutenberg: Print, Books, and Knowledge in Germany through the Long Sixteenth Century

After Gutenberg: Print, Books, and Knowledge in Germany through the Long Sixteenth Century features materials from Notre Dame’s rare books collection that represent an array...

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The Power of My Pen to Describe: Ten American Diaries, 1750-1900

The Power of my Pen to Describe is a digital exhibit highlighting ten unpublished American manuscript diaries from the holdings in Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh...

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Inter Folia Fructus: Recent Acquisitions in British Medieval Studies

This online exhibit reflects a physical exhibit that was prepared by Dr. Brian McFadden (Notre Dame class of ‘99) and displayed in the Rare Book Room during the summer and fall...

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From St Petersburg to Notre Dame

This is a digital version of the exhibit that was held at the Department of Rare Books and Special Collection, University of Notre Dame Libraries during Fall 2012. The Russian...

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Power and Politics in the 19th Century River Plate

Rare Books and Special Collections collects journals, and books of exceptional importance from Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Labeled the Southern Cone for its...

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Renaissance Dante in Print

This exhibition presents Renaissance editions of Dante’s Divine Comedy from the John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Dante Collection at the University of Notre Dame, together with...

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Selections from the Library of José Durand

One of the earliest research projects undertaken by Professor José Durand (1925-1990) was a study of the library possessed by the first native-born historian of the Spanish...

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