Author: Ashley Jones

Preservation Measures: Pages from the Past

Special Collections is home to several portfolio volumes of Pages from the Past: Original Leaves from Rare Books and Manuscripts. Created by The Foliophiles, Inc., Pages from the Past is a collection of “original pages of great 1st Editions, beautiful

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Creative Codex: Exhibit Preparation

The fall exhibit in Special Collections, Creative Codex: Books as Art in the Walter Havighurst Special Collections, was created to harmonize with Miami University’s year of Creativity and Innovation. As the Preservation Librarian, I have spent countless hours assisting the

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Don’t Rock the Cradle: Books in Exhibition Symposium

Each year in Special Collections we do a minimum of three large-scale exhibits as well as numerous smaller (single case) exhibits. These exhibits are used for a variety of outreach purposes, from working with graduate students, faculty, and alumni to

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Custom Enclosures: Diane Stemper Artist Books

Preservation constructs numerous boxes and enclosures for Special Collections materials. In fact, in 2014 we made over 400 boxes for special collections materials. Occasionally we will receive an item that needs a little bit more than a normal box can provide.

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Loaning Special Collections Materials for Exhibit

Occasionally Special Collections is approached by an outside institution wishing to borrow one or more of our items to include in an exhibit. There are all kinds of things to take into consideration when dealing with exhibit loan agreements –

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Did you say…Spue?

When walking through the special collections’ stacks, it can be very alarming to come across a book or section of books covered in white blooms, as was the case with our Erodelphian Literary Society and Miami Union Literary Society book

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