Wednesday, November 3, 2010

NYC Rare Book & Manusc-ript Workshop: Next Monday, Nov. 8

2010-2011 NYC Rare Book & Manuscript Workshop: Session 4

Theological, Literary, and Historical Resources

of the Burke Theological Library

Monday, November 8, 2010, 4-6pm (Burke Library)

John Weaver, Director Burke Library, Union Theological Seminary

Michael Ryan, Director Rare Book & Manusc-ript Library, Columbia University

The fourth session of the NYC Rare Book and Manuscript workshop will provide an introduction to the holdings of the Burke Theological Library. Drawing on the Burke Library’s extensive special collections, John Weaver and Michael Ryan will present the scholarly resources available to students of Theology and Religious Studies, the History of the Book, and English Literature and History. Burke’s holdings include especially strong collections of pamphlets, bibles, catechisms, prayer and song books, and sermons—with emphasis on the literature of the German and English Reformations, as well as American revivalism and missionary movements. An examination of distinguishing features of these books and pamphlets – their paper, type, typography, illustration and bindings – will approach their history as a multifaceted and evolving relationship between religious texts and literary and historical contexts.

To sign up: Send an e-mail to letting us know you'd like to attend. Please sign up only for events that you are fully prepared to attend. A waiting list will be maintained. All events are free of charge.

Please feel free to contact one of the NYU coordinators with any questions at We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

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