American University Library is pleased to announce the opening of Special Collections’ exhibit of early printed texts. The works of history, mathematics, religion, and rhetoric on display date from 1468 through 1500 and show the nature of incunabula, books printed before 1501. They feature hand-colored initials, unique bindings made of wood and leather, and wood cut illustrations. This exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the Library through the end of the fall semester.
Monthly Archives: September 2011
Currently on Display: AU in the 1970s: A Snapshot
Were you a student at AU in the 1970s? Are you curious at what campus was like back then? Check out the library’s newest exhibit, AU in the 1970s: A Snapshot. Newspaper articles, photographs and publications from the University Archives depict the student scene at AU. Highlights of the exhibit include information on football at AU, examples of student activities ranging from charity fundraisers to political protests, and dramatic moments such as a plane hitting the radio tower. The exhibit will be on display on the first floor of the Library through the end of the semester.