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The Magnificent Library of Abby E. Pope
Beginning as a young single woman in Chicago in the 1880s, Abby Ellen Pope rose from obscurity to build a book collection of surpassing rarity, including treasures now housed in some of the greatest libraries in the world. She was on track to become one of the great book collectors of her generation. Yet despite her stunning successes, few traces of her extraordinary life remain. Her books are dispersed, house and library demolished, papers gone, and even her portrait has vanished. This talk explores her life and reconstructs her collection to provide a glimpse into a lost library. Emiko Hastings is Curator of Books and Digital Projects Librarian at the Clements Library.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : History and Culture
Date(s) : 11/19/2020
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 1:00-2:30PM
Location : Online
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED