From The Library Calendar
One thing that is special about our library is that for many people it becomes a key part of what it means to be a member of the scholarly community at Illinois.
— John P. Caughlin
Original Audubon Prints
John James Audubon published the original edition of Birds of America between 1840-1844. One of the 200 original sets is held in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Located in the foyer outside the Reading Room on the second floor is a display case holding a 1985 facsimile copy by Abbeville Press (purchased by Library Friends in 1987). A different Audubon print is on display each week.