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Stories Shared: New Rare Books Exhibit in Special Collections

Special Collections and Archives is proud to announce the opening of our newest rare books exhibit, Stories Shared: Highlights from the Arnold and Jane Grisham Collection. As our title suggests, this exhibit expresses the extraordinary scope of DePaul Trustee Arnold Grisham’s collecting interests by highlighting some of the unique items

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” at DePaul: New Acquisition Spotlight

Centuries before J.K. Rowling gave her devoted readers the fictional textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Ambroise Paré (1510-1590) compiled his own textbook that included descriptions of unicorns, basilisks, and centaurs. A 1678 translation of renowned surgeon Ambroise Paré’s collected work, The Works of That Famous Chirurgeon Ambrose

Halloween Open House in Special Collections and Archives

From exorcism manuals to spooky Victorian parlor games, the DePaul University Special Collections and Archives is full of Halloween surprises. This Friday, October 28, stop by room 314 of John T. Richardson Library between 11:30am and 2:00pm to enjoy tricks and treats from DePaul’s collection of rare books. Items available

New Old Books

Over the last year, DePaul University’s Special Collections and Archives acquired a number of rare printed items, ranging from leather-bound sixteenth century hagiographies to 1960s underground newspapers. With every new acquisition we not only grow our library’s collections but we broaden our potential for hosting exciting instruction sessions and expand

New Exhibit: Shakespeare’s Sources

Libraries, museums, and theatres around the world are joining together this year to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death on April 23, 1616. DePaul Special Collections and Archives joins in this celebration by presenting fourteen texts which directly informed or inspired some of Shakespeare’s most remembered works. The

A “Divine” Donation

DePaul University Special Collections and Archives recently accepted a remarkable volume of sermons titled A Compleat Body of Divinity (1726), by one of colonial America’s most renowned theologians, Samuel Willard (1640-1707). This substantial work was generously donated to the collection by Dr. Richard Yanikoski, who served DePaul for nearly twenty