Category Archives: rare books

Harriet Hinsdale’s Library: A Room Worth Rating

With the increased popularity of video conferencing platforms like Zoom over the last few years, more and more people began to notice room backgrounds. The idea of “rating the room” often became more important than what was discussed.[i] Many of these … Continue reading

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AHC’s Toppan Library: Moving Toward Improvement

Behind the scenes at the archives, it’s bustling and constantly moving. That’s the case more than ever as we move materials from the Toppan Rare Books Library into one consolidated space. It’s the biggest physical move of our collections to … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Books: Treasures of the Toppan Library

Nestled between the Laramie Mountains to the east and the Snowy Range mountains to the west, Laramie is a gateway for visitors and residents alike to explore the beauty of Wyoming’s nature. Yet at the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage … Continue reading

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The Old-Time Saloon – Just History, for the Season

It’s the holiday season and you may be tempted to tipple a few beverages of the alcoholic variety. It seems like a good opportunity to provide you with a drinking story. Something you can relate to your friends as you … Continue reading

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Fashionable and Fanciful Clothing and Accessories: A Selection of John R. Neill’s Imaginative Illustrations in the Oz Books

Introducing a new exhibit in the American Heritage Center’s second-floor loggia!  The exhibit is curated by Anne Marie Lane, Head of the Toppan Rare Books Library and is sure to please Oz fans of all ages! In 1900, W.W. Denslow … Continue reading

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Manifold Greatness–Exhibit and Lecture Series

Starting October 7th, the University of Wyoming’s Libraries, Program of Religious Studies, and the American Heritage Center are presenting a joint program commemorating the 400th anniversary of this influential book.  The opening reception and first lecture of the series takes … Continue reading

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Toppan Selection: Alexander de Hales, Summa universae theologiae, pars seconda

Alexander of Hales (ca.1185 to 1245) was a Franciscan scholar from Gloucestershire, England, who taught theology and philosophy in Paris. He was obviously still popular in the fifteenth century when this book was printed in Germany by Anton Koberger: one … Continue reading

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Cheramy Collection Cataloged

As a part of its ongoing online cataloging project, Toppan Rare Books Library is proud to announce that the catalog records for the Cheramy Collection are now available online through the Universities Libraries online catalog and through the global union … Continue reading

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Toppan Selection: James Atkinson, Esq., Sketches in Afghaunistan [London: Henry Graves & Co.], 1842

James Atkinson (1780-1852) was one of the first Europeans to explore Afghanistan, and served as an infantry surgeon there. The Belgian lithographers Louis and Charles Haghe reproduced his original watercolor drawings as twenty-six individual plates in this oversize portfolio (18 … Continue reading

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Jackson Collection Cataloged!

Matt Francis, the new part-time rare books cataloger in the Toppan Library, has recently finished cataloging the Louise A. Jackson Juvenile Western Book Collection.  The collection contains one hundred and two Western children’s books from the late nineteenth and early … Continue reading

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