What is a Treasure? Is it something rare like a Shakespeare folio or is it something dazzling like pieces from the Asian Art collection? Is it simply old, like a 17th century copy of Euclid's Geometry? Or, is it neither costly nor ornate, but valuable in the classroom, as a teaching tool? In this volume, 30 faculty, alumni and friends write about their favorite "treasures" from the Gettysburg College Library. Enjoy their stories of discovery and surprise. You'll find everything from art and literature to sports - with a murder mystery tossed in. Order a copy while they last.
Standing approximately six feet tall and capped by two ornamental lions, Humboldt’s secretary is an impressive and handsome reminder of a long and fruitful intellectual career.
He was 55 years old on the day when, without any particular warning, excitement in the most violent and thunderous form descended all around him, in the form of the Battle of Gettysburg, and turned Professor Michael Jacobs into a national pundit.
Such an elaborate and intricate suit of armor would have belonged to an elite samurai – either a daimyo himself or one of his most valued generals.
"My heart still remembers the cream-and-green, whitewall-tire Roadmaster bicycle in the kitchen one Christmas morning—love leaning on a kickstand.” (Jerry Spinelli.) Spinelli’s manuscript collection allows us to glimpse the wizard behind the curtain.
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Ancient Chinese Ritual Objects
Samurai Armor and Katana
Portrait of Martin Luther
The John H. W. Stuckenberg Map Collection
Barbara A. Sommer
The Book of Martyrs
Charles "Buz" Myers
German Broadside of the Declaration of Independence
Daniel R. DeNicola
Timothy J. Shannon
A Manual of Chemistry
Samuel Simon Schmucker’s Letters to His Wife Catherine
Anna Jane Moyer
Architectural Drawings of Old Dorm
Portrait of Thaddeus Stevens
Janet Morgan Riggs
Gettysburg from McLean’s Hill
Peter S. Carmichael
Jacobs’ Account of the Rebel Invasion
Allen C. Guelzo
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Catherine Quinn Perry
Alexander von Humboldt’s Secretary
William D. Bowman
Portrait of Jeremiah Zimmerman
Christopher J. Zappe
Eddie Plank’s Baseball
Spirit of Gettysburg
A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way
Photographs of the College Playing Fields
Daniel R. Gilbert, Jr.
A Catalogue of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain
Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Presidential Correspondence
Michael J. Birkner
The Photographs of Stephen Warner
The Papers of Jerry Spinelli, Class of 1963
The Library at Gettysburg College: Past and Present