Bernard's Office Hours:
- Wed: 9am - 12pm
2pm - 5pm
- Thu: 10am -12pm
1pm - 5pm
The Rare Books, Manuscripts & Artifacts collection contains materials demonstrating various methods people have used to record transactions, thoughts, and knowledge in many language forms: cuneiform writing in clay tablets; Greek on papyrus; sacred texts in Sanskrit on palm leaves, in Hebrew on a leather scroll, in Latin and Amharic in illuminated manuscripts on parchment; early printed books.
Notable collections of print material include:
The collection also houses artifacts such as pre-Columbian pottery from Bolivia, Anasazi and Lower Mississippi culture pottery, Asian and African artifacts, oriental carpets, chinaware, and paintings. There is also a collection of 19th century American photographs of the southwest.
In addition to the hours posted, the Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Artifacts collection is open by appointment. Please contact rare books librarian Bernard Derr at email@example.com or 740-368-3288 to arrange a visit.