Category Archives: travel and exploration

Spine detail from Dana's Characteristics of volcanoes.
May 20th, 2018

In light of recent news re ports and striking video of an eruption from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, we revisit here some of our holdings about Kilauea, Hawaii, and […]

December 20th, 2017

The Department of Special Collections will be open our normal hours (weekdays, 9 am – 5 pm) through December 22, closed December 23 through January 1, open our normal hours […]

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 […]