Traveling Treasures

Traveling Treasures is a hands-on touring special collection of rare literary artifacts. This one-hour librarian-led program is well-suited for students K–12 and is also appropriate for lifelong learners. The featured objects are representative of some of the Rare Book Department’s collections. Traveling Treasures aims to foster an appreciation of book history, and to inspire participants to visit their local special collections.

View some of the items from Traveling Treasures that have been added to our Digital Collections.

While the Traveling Treasures program can be adjusted to fit your group’s needs and interests, suggested topics include:

From Cuneiform Tablets to Computer Tablets

What is a book? Explore books from around the world, and how have they changed over 5,000 years of human history.

Books Beyond Words

How did readers respond to handwritten manuscripts in the Middle Ages? Examine the early editorial process of how they marked up, deleted, and added text.

Reading Pictures

How do images and text interact together?

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We bring our collection to you. Schedule a visit today?

To check availability and to book your program, fill out the form below or call 215-686-5416.