Fine and Rare IV: Inside CMU Libraries' Special Collections
The Libraries’ Special collections is envisioned as an interdisciplinary workshop where humanistic modes of inquiry combine with innovative tools to study historical technologies, books, and artifacts. The diverse and valuable collections fuel transformative exhibitions, groundbreaking research, and other programs that bring students, scholars, and members of the public into Special Collections and CMU’s Libraries.
In this special event, Curator of Special Collections Sam Lemley shares new and unique highlights from the Libraries' collection of rare books, artifacts, early scientific instruments, and calculating machines. Learn about areas of collection strength, ongoing research, and instructional programs in CMU's Special Collections — and get a sneak peek into the collection's exciting future.
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Samuel LemleyCurator of Special Collections
Sam Lemley administers research, acquisitions, interpretation, and instruction in Special Collections, CMU's repository for rare books, manuscripts, and early scientific instruments and calculating machines. Lemley holds a PhD in English Literature and an MLIS with a certificate of concentration in rare book and special collections librarianship. Lemley has held research fellowships at the Houghton Library, Princeton University Library, the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, and Rare Book School at the University of Virginia.
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