A Reception for a New Exhibition!
January 25, 2010
'A Manner Worthy of their Importance': Drexel's Standish Collection of Rare Books
Reception Wednesday January 27th from 4 to 6 p.m
on the lower level of Hagerty Library.
In 1898 the Drexel Institute received a large donation of rare books from George Miles Standish. Starting as a campus treasure, over the decades the Standish collection became a burden to be disposed of, as confusion over the origin and purpose of the books mounted. As appreciation for the collection again rises, the collection's trials and tribulations shed light on shifting library culture and preferences, both personal and professional. This exhibition consists of materials related to the acquisition and maintenance of the Standish rare book collection.
The exhibition's opening reception is open to all and includes complimentary homemade refreshments.
The exhibition can also be seen online.