This Week in the Remnant Trust

This Week in the Remnant Trust
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The University Libraries, the Division of Student Affairs and the School of Social Work are hosting an exhibit of rare books and materials from the Remnant Trust in Mullins Library through Monday, May 12. The Wisdom of the Ages Athenaeum exhibit represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors to view extremely rare materials.

Wednesday, Mar. 19 – Professor Lissette Szwydky of the English department will lecture on Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women at 2 p.m. in the northwest hallway of the lobby level of Mullins Library.

The Wisdom of the Ages Athenaeum provides the public with the opportunity to view seminal works that changed the world by Aristotle, Augustine, Cicero, Copernicus, Galileo, Hippocrates, Newton, Ovid, Plato, and Virgil. The exhibit also contains a page from the first printed book, the Gutenberg Bible (1455), Queen Marie de Medici’s personal copy of Archimedes’ Opera (1675), the Articles of Confederation (1789), the Magna Carta (ca. 1350), an Egyptian scroll fragment of the Torah (ca. 1600), a Koran manuscript from the late 18th century, Shengji Ti’s The Illustrated Life of Confucius (1592), Marco Polo’s Travels (1627), Thomas Paine’s Common Sense (1793), and Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto (1848).  For more detail, see the full list of works in the exhibit.

The Remnant Trust in Winona Lake, Ind., is a place where everyone – from scholars to school-age children – can handle, read, and learn from the wisdom contained in their extensive collection of rare materials representing ideas that span over 2,500 years. Segments of the collection are loaned to universities, colleges, secondary schools, and other venues to host multidisciplinary exhibits.

Contacts

Jennifer Rae Hartman, public relations coordinator
University Libraries
575-7311, jrh022@uark.edu

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