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Monday, May 7, 2018

WMU libraries medieval collections are renown

Special Collections and Rare Books at Waldo are closely connected to the World Medieval Congress that comes to WMU each spring. They house medieval manuscripts and facsimiles of books covering the Middle Ages that scholars use in their research. Students at WMU's Medieval Institute use these special historical documents in their classes throughout year.

Also, the unit supports the needs of the Medieval Institute, especially in terms of class instruction - particularly medieval history classes that use primary sources and help graduate students conduct research through document work.

The Medieval Institute and Special Collections and Rare Books esteemed collections are two of the reasons the medievalists have come to Kalamazoo for 53 years.

See several medieval exhibit cases in the third floor rotunda area of Waldo Library: new acquisitions, Beowulf materials, and a historical costume collection sampling.

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