Category: Thordarson Collection

  • A Closer Look

    Posted on Feb 10th

    We invite you to take a closer look at our new exhibit Natural History :: Natural Philosophy, on display in Special Collections […]

  • Last Week for Exhibit: The Globe/Global in Shakespeare’s Time

    Posted on Jan 21st

    This coming week is the last one for the current exhibit in Special Collections, entitled “The Globe/Global in Shakespeare’s Time.” We hope […]

  • Gilding the Lily

    Posted on Jan 13th

    The four volumes of the Thordarson Collection copy of Audubon’s masterwork, Birds of America, feature uniform and striking bindings by Riviere & Sons […]

  • Sit Down With a Book Printed in 1623

    Posted on Nov 22nd

    Have you seen the First Folio on display at the Chazen Museum of Art or the exhibit on “The Globe/Global in Shakespeare’s Time” […]

  • Glassblowing and our Chemistry Collections

    Posted on Sep 23rd

    We call your attention to tomorrow’s regional meeting of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society, at which Prof. Catherine Jackson of the UW-Madison Department […]

  • Earthquakes as Explored in the Early Philosophical Transactions (& Elsewhere)

    Posted on Aug 31st

    The recent devastating earthquake and aftershocks in Italy reminded us of the attention paid to earthquakes at the Royal Society of London […]

  • Romantic Circles — Newly Reviewed

    Posted on Jun 19th

    Katharine Van Arsdale’s recent “Internet review” in the June 2016 issue of College & research library news  of the web-based project “Romantic Circles” (itself celebrating its […]

  • Thirteen for the Thirteenth

    Posted on Nov 13th

    We honor Friday the 13th with thirteen works from Special Collections, replete with examples of horror, mystery, spirits, and luck (bad or […]

  • Bittern Sightings

    Posted on Nov 4th

    Inspired by Carrie Roy’s piece entitled “Bittern 70,” part of an art installation currently on view in the first floor lobby of […]

  • “Paper as the Place of Discovery” — A Symposium on October 8-9

    Posted on Oct 8th

    We call your attention to a campus symposium – on October 8-9, 2015 – on the intriguing theme of “paper as a […]

  • The Long S, Now Largely Extinct

    Posted on Oct 4th

    We had the opportunity last week to page through two volumes of our copy of Audubon’s double-elephant folio Birds of America with […]

  • Green Green — It’s Green, They Say

    Posted on Aug 26th

    In celebration of the lush landscapes of summer, and with a nod to the first track of the The New Christy Minstrel’s […]