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An Important New Collection of African American Ephemera

The Libraries have recently received a large gift of the family library and material culture collections of Mr. Hemrick (Hink) Salley of Salley, SC. Parts of the library have been in his family for several generations, and Mr. Salley himself … Continue reading

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“Can we explain the appearance of life upon this planet in terms of science, or only, as in the past, in terms of theology?”

A John Burroughs Manuscript John Burroughs (1837-1921), the naturalist, environmental writer, and first biographer of Walt Whitman, continues to play an important role in American writing on nature. Over the course of his long life, he wrote intimately and expansively … Continue reading

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Hello, World!

Welcome to the Rare Books and Special Collections blog. We’ve chosen the title Curiositas, which can translate as (at least according to the Oxford Latin Dictionary) “excessive eagerness for knowledge, inquisitiveness, curiosity.” The main purpose of this blog is to … Continue reading

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