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Shakespeare in Special Collections

The birth of William Shakespeare is traditionally dated to April 23, 1564.  We know he was born in late April because parish records in his birthplace of Stratford show that he was baptized on April 26.  It has been convenient to speculate that Shakespeare’s birthday is April 23 since we know he died on that …

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Medieval literature in Special Collections

Dante, Chaucer, Beowulf — have you ever wondered what medieval literature looked like to medieval readers?  Special Collections has hundreds of facsimiles of medieval manuscripts available for researchers, including facsimiles of some of the most celebrated examples of medieval bookmaking, like the Book of Kells or the Bible of St. Louis, and facsimiles of works …

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