Month: October 2013

The Gift of the Queen: A Provenance Story

Many librarians, archivists, and academics who work with rare books and manuscripts may publicly critcize the portrayal of their professions in films like The Da Vinci Code and National Treasure, but secretly many dream about solving ancient mysteries or uncovering shocking secrets.

From the Stacks: “Seventeen Portraits” by Iurii Annenkov

Spending time in Special Collections is always an exciting adventure for me. Just this week alone I was rewarded for just a few hours of cataloging and research with several treasures. A seemingly nondescript paperback, “Belogvardeiskii terror protiv SSSR,” reported

Join Us for an Exciting October in Special Collections!

With the many and varied resources in Special Collections, it’s always a challenge choosing which ones to focus on for exhibits and special events. This October we will be celebrating two fascinating collections and we hope you will join us.

In Memory of Paul Dietzel

With a heavy heart I write that Miami alumnus Paul Dietzel (Class of ’48) has passed away.  The Walter Havighurst Special Collections at Miami University would like to commemorate Dietzel’s life and accomplishments. Paul Dietzel was born on September 5, 1924