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Current Exhibition

Writers & Their Tools:
Parchment – Paper – Processor

Curated by Ruthann Miller

 

June 17 – August 30, 2019

Ellen and Nirmal Chatterjee Exhibition Gallery

Join us in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library for our spring exhibition, “Writers & Their Tools: Parchment – Paper – Processor,” curated by Ruthann Miller.

The tools used by writers to commit their thoughts and ideas into a tangible form have evolved over the course of centuries. From writing on parchment with quills, to paper and pens, and all the way to the processors of the digital world, writing is an integral part of cultural communication.

On display in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library are the highlights of this progression, featuring the typewriters of University of Illinois alumni Hugh Hefner and Roger Ebert.