Talk: Treasures of the Barr Smith Library Special Collections

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Art & Heritage Collections invite you to a Cultural Conversation with Cheryl Hoskin, Special Collections Librarian.
1 – 2pm Wednesday 16 September 2009
Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library
The University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus
Free — all welcome

In this Conversation Cheryl Hoskin, Special Collections Librarian,
will present an insight into some of the rarely seen treasures of the
Barr Smith Library Special Collections, along with donor narratives
and some of her ‘favourite things’.
Special Collections houses the Library’s most valuable and vulnerable
publications, including many manuscripts and rare and limited editions.
The Collections have particular strengths in Australiana and South
Australian history, indigenous Australian history and language, 19th
century literature and culture, and natural history. Smaller collections
focus on Pacific history and culture, British and Australian theatre,
and the history of the book, while institutional and personal papers
are collected to support University research.

For more information and to RSVP please call Sally Foster on 8303 3086
or email

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