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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

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More Than Words: The Book As Object

Library: This exhibition celebrates the concept of the book for itself, not necessarily for its specific content. Visit the exhibit M-F, 8am-5pm.

Thu
22
Feb

This event is part of a series:

Archives and Special Collections presents More Than Words: The Book As Object. This exhibition celebrates the concept of the book for itself, not necessarily for its specific content. Displays of early material range from selections of medieval fragments to the first printed description of double-entry bookkeeping in Luca Pacioli’s Summa de arithmetica (1494) to a copy of William Shakespeare’s Second Folio (1632) owned by famous nineteenth century actor Edwin Booth. Other displays showcase various paper marbling techniques, examine aspects of a book’s publication journey, and feature various points of book collecting, by examining different editions, conditions, associations and more. Visitors can also see selections from Faulkner’s personal library on loan from Rowan Oak. In addition to rare and fascinating books like William Faulkner’s handmade Marionettes or Mark Catesby’s Natural History examples of pulp fiction and other popular works are displayed. From ultra-microminiature books of less than ¼” tall to royal folios exceeding 20” this exhibit is sure to fascinate any bibliophile!

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