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Fine and Rare

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.

At the next two installments of our recurring Fine and Rare event series, Curator of Special Collections Sam Lemley will share two different sets of noteworthy objects from the collections, along with their unique backgrounds. Both events are virtual. Read on to learn more and register to receive a link to attend.

Music at CMU

Fine and Rare III: Musical Marvels of Special Collections Unveiled
December 7, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

In this themed installment of Fine & Rare, Lemley shares a number of rare and early printed editions of works by well-known composers, including Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms. Join Lemley and special guest Mary Ellen Poole, the Stanley and Marcia Gumberg Dean of the College of Fine Arts, to revisit this story and learn about some of the Libraries' musical treasures.

Special Collections

Fine and Rare IV: Inside CMU Libraries’ Special Collections
January 25, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

In this special event, 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.