Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rare books collection « Florida State FSU Special Collections + Harriet Beecher Stowe

Women for FSU event « FSU Special Collections and Archives:
Anulus Nuptialis
Anulus Nuptialis,
an early illuminated manuscript
by Venetian nuns, circa 1450
"... wide variety of rare books and manuscripts available for research in Special Collections. Several examples from the collection were on display, including a signed copy of The Chimney Corner by Harriet Beecher Stowe, books on women’s rights, women in Southern literature, women’s efforts during World War I and World War II, and women’s education.

The display included a 15th century handwritten and illuminated manuscript created by nuns in Venice, Italy. Additional manuscripts included letters from Helen Keller and Harriet Beecher Stowe; scrapbooks of Betty Wood McNabb, a 1930 Florida State College for Women (FSCW) alumna and pilot; and a lengthy handwritten oration on poetry delivered by Lucile Gregory at FSCW in 1911."

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