University of Notre Dame

 

Hesburgh Libraries

Rare Books & Special Collections

Previous Exhibits: 1974-2000

1974-2000 | 2000-2005 | 2005-2010 | 2010-2014


Inter Folia Fructus: Recent Acquisitions in Medieval British Studies

August — December 1999

For more information about this exhibit, please visit its Web site.


Text and Image: 19th Century British Book Illustration

June 1998 — May 1999


The Irish Rebellion of 1798 and Edmund Burke and the Concept of Revolution

January — May 1998


Graphic image from the exhibit "Access to the Middle Ages: Medieval Manuscripts in Facsimile." A woman in medieval dress looks at a manuscript.

Access to the Middle Ages: Medieval Manuscripts in Facsimile

June — December 1997

This exhibit highlighted the historical development of facsimile technology, as well as the central place of facsimiles in the study of the Middle Ages.

Medieval manuscripts that survive to this day are precious because of the mere fact of being old; they are witnesses to a culture which prevailed a long time ago and strongly influenced the world in which we now live. Because of the rarity, expense, and importance of preservation, libraries must often restrict the access of scholars to these precious artifacts.

Much of the work that needs to be done—studying the layout, comparing scripts, etc.—can be done with an accurate facsimile without the risk of damage to the original. And, of course, facsimiles also appeal to those who love beautiful books for their own sake.

For more information about this exhibit, please visit its Web site.


Familia Praedicatoria at the University of Notre Dame Library:
An Exhibition of Manuscripts, Incunables, and Sixteenth-Century Printed Books containing Texts and Images of the Order of Preachers

August — December 1995

For more information about this exhibit, please visit its Web site.


Eighteenth-Century Women in Print

February 15 — March 31, 1995 and June 12 — August 15, 1995


Sor Juana and Her World

April 17 — June 16, 1995


Renaissance Dante in Print, 1472-1629

October 15 - December 15, 1993

For more information about this exhibit, please visit its Web site.


Early Printed Books and the Columbian Encounter

February 15 — April 30, 1992


Music Mad: Captain Francis O'Neill and Traditional Irish Music

March — August 1990

For more information about this exhibit, please consult the PDF of the exhibition catalog (17 MB).


Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966): Novelist and Satirist

May — August 1982


The Private Press of the Indiana Kid:
James Lamar Weygand, Pioneer of Private Press Printing in Indiana

February — December 1981


William Butler Yeats (1865-1939): Poet of the Gael and
The Yeats Family Contribution to Literature and the Art of the Book

May — September 1980


Lafcadio Hearn [Yakumo Koizumi] (1850-1904):
Prose Stylist and Interpreter of Oriental Legend

November 1979 — May 1980


G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936): Literary Giant of Wit and Paradox

March — August 1979

Selections from the John Bennett Shaw Collection on G.K. Chesterton


Eric Gill (1882-1940): Artistic Craftsman of Line and Form

February — June 1978

Selections from the John Bennett Shaw Collection on Eric Gill


Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374)

October — December 1974


1974-2000 | 2000-2005 | 2005-2010 | 2010-2014