Special Collections Calendar

Upcoming Events & Exhibits in Special Collections & Archives

  • What exactly are versals? Often seen in ancient manuscripts, versals are large embellished letters with elaborate flourishes, curves and ornate patterns, that set off a piece of calligraphy work. A modern twist on versal creation has taken place in calligrapher Joyce Teta’s Encore class. Starting with a small Gideon’s bible the students utilized their calligraphy skills in creating their own interpretation of a versal. This exhibit showcases the resulting 26 artist’s books highlighting students’ creative use and interpretation of versals.
  • Join us for a bicentennial celebration of Frankenstein in ZSR Special Collections & Archives. The 1818 first edition will be on exhibit, along with other items from the Rare Books Collection. We'll also have snacks, art activities, and more! This event is free and open to the public.