Highlights of our April 9 Chapter Meeting
We were wowed by the book presentation by Dr. Jane Pinzino, Coordinator for Scholarly Resources for the Humanities at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Dr. Pinzino gave us a behind-the-scenes look at Tulane’s Rare Books Collection.
Special Collections’ Rare Books unit preserves approximately 100,000 titles dating from a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible (ca. 1456) to recent first editions. These include a wide range of formats, from miniatures no larger than one inch high, to volumes forty inches tall; from five-hundred year-old books in as fine a condition as the day they were printed to twentieth-century first editions crumbing from the acidity of their paper. https://library.tulane.edu/libraries/rare-books