Hey y’all, next week (9/30-10/4) we’re going to be hanging out in the Bancroft Library. As the best run housing source for primary and rare sources on campus, the Bancroft will undoubtedly prove as a valuable source through your collegiate career.
Before our trip to the Bancroft, we will be reading Exploring the Bancroft Library, The Centennial Guide to Its Extraordinary History, Spectacular Special Collections, Research Pleasures, Its Amazing Future, and How it All Works. While the title may be a bit grandiose, this piece provides a good overview of some of the Bancroft’s main collections – including the likes of Western Americana, Latin Americana, and the collection of Tebtunis Papyri, amongst others, of course.
Do any of these collections appeal to you as an individual or for your research projects? Is there anything that you would like to know in particular about the Bancroft?