Category Archives: Jesuitica

August 20th, 2017

Like other special collections libraries prompted by tomorrow’s solar eclipse to post images from their holdings, we weigh in with examples from, among others, our exhibits “On the Sunny Side” […]

January 29th, 2017

In honor of the lunar new year celebration today, and inspired by a New York Times piece about Shanghai, we show this illustration of steamer baskets (dumplings?) from Mémoires concernant […]

May 19th, 2016

For the next 120 days or so, the elevator to the 9th floor marked “Special Collections | South Stacks” will be undergoing major repair and will thus be unavailable. We suggest […]

August 1st, 2013

A large foldout engraving from our copy of Athanasius Kircher’s Ars magna lucis et umbrae, in X. libros digesta, published in Amsterdam in 1671, is featured on the dustjacket of […]