Exhibition curated by Alice Schreyer, Daniel Meyer, Jay Satterfield, Susanna Morrill, Valarie Brocato, Kerri Sancomb, Catherine Uecker, Roberta Kovitz, Judith Dartt, Kathleen Feeney, and Eileen Ielmini.
Research has been at the center of Special Collections at the University of Chicago from its formative years. Just as the University itself has been defined by consistent emphasis on the production and dissemination of knowledge, the Library's rare books, manuscripts, and archives have always been collected and valued for their scholarly and educational potential. The past decade has brought many new ways of stimulating and supporting teaching and scholarship at the University. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1953 founding of Special Collections, "Research at the Center" presents a portrait of the way we work now to preserve and provide broadened access to primary sources across a range of disciplines and formats.