Public Hours Announced for Rare Book Exhibit

Allegheny College Dean Linda DeMeritt holds an 1833 edition of Faust, her personal selection for the Remnant Trust collection now on display in the Special Collections Room of Pelletier Library.
Photo Credit: Bill Owen ’74

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Sept. 7, 2004 – Members of the Allegheny College community and the public are encouraged to touch and read 46 rare manuscripts dealing with the topics of liberty and dignity, now on display at the College.

The books are on loan to the College through a special arrangement with The Remnant Trust, Inc.

During the fall 2004 semester, the Remnant Trust Rare Book Exhibit will be on display in the Special Collections Room of Pelletier Library at Allegheny College. Public hours are:

Week of Sept. 5
Monday-Friday: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 12
Sunday: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

For more information about the Remnant Trust collection at Allegheny, please call reference librarian Jane Westenfeld at 814-332-3769.

The Remnant Trust is a public educational foundation that shares an actively growing collection of original and 1st edition works dating as early as 1250. The Trust makes this collection available to colleges, universities, and other organizations for use by students, faculty, scholars and the general public. Visitors are encouraged to touch, feel and read the originals.

Allegheny College, where 2,000 students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel.