Special Collections and University Archives

Summer 2022 Exhibit: Medieval Portland Explores the Nuremberg Chronicle

The Liber chronicarum or Weltchronik of 1493, more commonly known as the Nuremberg Chronicle, is a world history that is one of the most famous early printed books or incunabula. This summer, the PSU Library exhibit presents interpretations of leaves … Continue reading the article: Summer 2022 Exhibit: Medieval Portland Explores the Nuremberg Chronicle

Athanasius Kircher and Other Curiosities from Special Collections

Welcome to Special Collections’ Spring 2019 exhibit: especially for bibliophiles! “Master of a Hundred Arts” Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) was regarded as a great intellectual during his lifetime. With insatiable curiosity, access to the expansive knowledge networks of the Jesuit order, … Continue reading the article: Athanasius Kircher and Other Curiosities from Special Collections

Senior Capstone Students Present Research on 16th-Century Book of Hours

Thielman Kerver came to Paris in the late fifteenth century and operated a bookshop and printing press at the “Sign of the Unicorn.” Kerver’s large collection of engravings distinguished his printed works with rich detail in religious iconography, teeming Gothic … Continue reading the article: Senior Capstone Students Present Research on 16th-Century Book of Hours