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microfilm worker Well Equipped: Library technology from days past
Over the years Crerar Library has used the newest equipment and technologies to make books, journals and other information accessible to patrons. These tools have evolved through the years. A library card system has been replaced with online catalog with significant collections available electronically. Early techniques for photocopying and microfilming materials have been eclipsed by digital scanning services. Displayed are objects and photos of some of these earlier pieces used by the Library.
Locations
Crerar Library, 1st Floor
Sept. 18 — June 8, 2018
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Subjects
University of Chicago Library
Library Science
Exhibits
The Berlin Collection The Berlin Collection
Showcasing the collection of nearly 100,000 books and manuscripts purchased by William Rainey Harper in Berlin in 1891, which became the core of the University of Chicago Library's holdings and have had an abiding influence on the course of scholarly investigation at the University.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 1979
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Subjects
University of Chicago Library
Building Collections Exhibit Catalog Cover Building Collections: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of the Joseph Regenstein Library
Drawing on the concept of "building" as both physical space and intellectual activity, this exhibition highlights twenty-five of the notable book, manuscript, and archival collections acquired by the University Library since 1970.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Sept. 1 — Jan. 31, 1996
Subjects
University of Chicago Library
Notable Books and Manuscripts Exhibit A Catalogue to an Exhibition of Notable Books and Manuscripts from the Collections of the University of Chicago Library Prepared for the Dedication of the Joseph Regenstein Library
This exhibition showcases 109 highlights from the the Department of Special Collections on the occasion of the dedication of the Regenstein Library.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 1970
Subjects
University of Chicago Library
Special Collections
runkle.jpg Catalyst for Change: On the Occasion of Martin Runkle's Retirement as Library Director
This exhibition covers the career of Martin Runkle, on the occasion of his retirement as University of Chicago Library Director
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Aug. 1 — Oct. 1, 2004
Subjects
University of Chicago Library
Elective Affinities: Private Collectors and Special Collections in Libraries Elective Affinities: Private Collectors and Special Collections in Libraries
Elective Affinities: Private Collectors and Special Collections in Libraries
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 2001
Subjects
Special Collections
University of Chicago Library
Default Placeholder Photo Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 1979
Subjects
University of Chicago Library
On Equal Terms Exhibit On Equal Terms: Educating Women at the University of Chicago
Since the University welcomed its first students in the fall of 1892, women have had very different stories to tell about the experiments in co-education and faculty diversification; the experience of the classroom, the laboratory, the dorm, and the streets of Hyde Park; the issues of mentorship, intellectual community, and career advancement; and the opportunities for political action and community involvement, for friendship, romance, and sexual experimentation.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
March 1 — July 31, 2009
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Subjects
Women's Studies
University of Chicago Library
This Library Will Contribute to the Liberation of the Mind, the Understanding of Civility, the Exaltation of the Spirit This Library Will Contribute to the Liberation of the Mind, the Understanding of Civility, the Exaltation of the Spirit
This Library Will Contribute to the Liberation of the Mind, the Understanding of Civility, the Exaltation of the Spirit
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 1970
Subjects
University of Chicago Library
microfilm worker Well Equipped: Library technology from days past
Over the years Crerar Library has used the newest equipment and technologies to make books, journals and other information accessible to patrons. These tools have evolved through the years. A library card system has been replaced with online catalog with significant collections available electronically. Early techniques for photocopying and microfilming materials have been eclipsed by digital scanning services. Displayed are objects and photos of some of these earlier pieces used by the Library.
Locations
Crerar Library, 1st Floor
Sept. 18 — June 8, 2018
View web exhibit >>
Subjects
University of Chicago Library
Library Science