Yes! With 24 hours notice, faculty members can bring classes to the library and take a book out of the case. This allows students to examine all aspects of the book: the texture of the pages, the feel of the binding, and the unmistakeable "old book smell."
To schedule a time, contact Service Desk Manager Joyce Saltsman at least 24 hours in advance.
Image: Attributed to Girolamo da Cremona, Augustine’s Vision of the City of God, 1475
The Remnant Trust is a public educational foundation that shares an actively going collection of manuscripts, 1st editions and early works dealing with the topics of individual liberty and human dignity. Some pieces date back to as early as 3000 BC. The Trust makes this collection available to colleges, universities and other organizations for use by students, faculty, scholars and the general public. Generally, titles are loaned for a semester or longer to educational institutions that choose specific exhbits tailored to the institution.
The exhibit is sponsored by the IPFW College of Arts and Sciences' University Community Conversation (UC2) series. The Helmke Library is privileged to house fifty rare books and documents from the Trust through Spring 2014. Themes include The City, The Nation, and The World, and is designed to celebrate IPFW's 50th anniversary.
To request a time for handling the materials in the library, please contact:
For other requests, and questions about the Remnant Trust and related events at IPFW, please contact:
Visit the UC2 Series webpage for more information