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TALK: Friends of the UWA Library Speaker

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Today's date is Saturday, February 27, 2021
Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : Hidden Treasures of Special Collections Other events...
The UWA Special Collections is a treasure trove of wonderful rare books and manuscripts that are available to students, researchers and members of the community. Leather-bound antiquarian books, handwritten documents on vellum, rare facsimiles of illuminated manuscripts and early hand-painted maps are just some of the types of material that have been collected and preserved to support teaching and research for now and for generations to come. The purchase of many of these items has been made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Library over the last 50 years. The talk will be illustrated with images from the Special Collections.

About the speaker

Erin Fraser is the Manager of Special Collections in the Reid Library at the University of Western Australia. During her 30 years at The UWA Library, Erin has managed subject libraries such as the EDFAA Library, the former Humanities and Social Sciences Library and has spent more than 12 years looking after rare books and manuscripts. She is a previous Secretary of the Friends of the Library and is currently the W.A. Committee Member for the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Members free, Non-Members $5 donation.
Speaker(s) Erin Fraser
Location Reid Library Ground Floor Meeting Room, UWA. (Doors open 7:00pm - talk commences 7:30pm)
Contact Susan O'Connor <[email protected]> : 6488 2354
Start Tue, 12 May 2015 19:00
End Tue, 12 May 2015 21:00
Submitted by Susan O'Connor <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 04 May 2015 15:03
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