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The Newberry Library Colloquium

Curator's Talk and Gallery Walk: Politics, Piety, and Poison: French Pamphlets, 1600-1800
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

4 – 5 pm

Hermon Dunlap Smith Gallery

Jessica Grzegorski, Senior Cataloging Projects Librarian

What do kings, nuns, and poisoners have in common? They are all featured in the Newberry’s French pamphlet collections, recently cataloged as part of a three-year project funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources. Join curator Jessica Grzegorski for a tour as she shares the enduring stories behind these four ephemeral collections: the French Revolution Collection (FRC); Louis XVI Trial and Execution Collection; Saint-Sulpice Collection; and a collection of publishers’ prospectuses, catalogs, and other materials documenting the French book trade.