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Call for Papers: Science and Photography Symposium

Science and Photography Symposium Hosted by: University of St Andrews Library’s Special Collections Division Wednesday 23rd October 2019 09:30 – 17:00 Lawrence Levy Studio, Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews […]

21 May 2019Special Collections

Collecting and Collections Part III: Collecting Items of Local Interest – David Hay Fleming and St Andrews

There are a multitude of items which a collector can choose to collect: books, tea pots, figurines, etc. But a collection doesn’t have to be based around one particular form; […]

21 May 2019Special Collections

Collecting and Collections Part II: Pteridomania strikes Special Collections

In the second part of the Collecting and Collections blog series, our Manuscripts Archivist takes a look at the trend of fern collecting, pteridomania. It may be conceded that not […]

14 May 2019Special Collections

Examinations for Ladies Literate in Arts

It is that time of year again when our students are hard at work studying for their end of module exams. In continuation of previous blogs about examinations at St […]

8 May 2019Special Collections

University of St Andrews Library Special Collections Visiting Scholars 2019

Since 2014, we have enjoyed hosting a number of visiting scholars to enable them to make research visits to make use of materials held in the Library’s Special Collections. These […]

7 May 2019Special Collections

Out of the ashes: framing the panel of reagents

Part of the Library’s Special Collections role in caring for its irreplaceable historic collections of rare books, photographs and archives is to develop and maintain an Emergency Response Plan. Our […]

3 May 2019Special Collections

300 years of ‘The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe’

Daniel Defoe’s castaway tale, The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, was first published 300 years ago on 25th April 1719, Defoe’s debut as a writer of fiction. […]

23 April 2019Special Collections

Collecting and Collections Part I: The habits of the Satin Bowerbird

This is the first of a new mini-series of blogs which will explore different aspects of the theme of collecting and why collectors collect what they do. The James David […]

18 April 2019Special Collections

James D. Forbes Collecting Prize 2018 Winner

We are happy to announce that the winner of the James D. Forbes Collecting Prize 2018 is Parker Gordon, PhD candidate in the School of English. In this blog, Parker […]

15 April 2019Special Collections

Get your boards on: A new method of board re-attachment for tight-back bindings

A tour around the rare books in the Library’s Special Collections reveals many volumes with bands of cotton tape tied around them. The white tying tape serves to warn staff […]

12 April 2019Special Collections

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