Special Collections at UIS Brookens Library

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Title page from All the Works of Epictetus...

Translated from the original Greek, by Elizabeth Carter.
Date of publication is 1758.

This book was a gift form the family of Ethel Silver Gingold.

Andy Warhol

1969, second edition.

This book was published on the occasion of the Andy Warhol exhibition of Moderna Museet in Stockholm, February - March 1968.

Poems from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman.

Published in 1913.

From the collection of businessman and notable Whitman scholar, Charles E. Feinbert, of Detroit, Michigan. The bulk of the Feinberg-Whitman collection is located at the Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress.

Shakespeare's Plays

Johnson and Stevens edition, six volumes folio, London 1807. With illustrations by the famous artis of the period. Engraved by James Heath, who was engraver to King George III. 

These volumes were a gift from the family of Ethel Silver Gingold.


About UIS Special Collections

Brookens Library's Special Collections, located in the UIS Archives, consists of books, periodicals, and other library material that merits special preservation or handling. The collection, consisting of over 2000 items, includes rare, valuable, and fragile books, signed and limited editions, SSU/UIS faculty publications, and publications pertaining to local history and genealogy. There are also significant items relating to Abraham Lincoln and Vachel Lindsay. The collection has been enriched over the years by donations of material by several individuals and families, including the Charles E. Feinberg Walt Whitman Collection, the Howarth Family Collection pertaining to Henry David Thoreau, the Donner Family Collection, and the Ethel Gingold Collection pertaining to Samuel Johnson and other writers.

The items in Special Collections are non-circulating, but can be read in the Archives reading room. Contact the Archives/Special Collections department via phone at 217-206-6520 or via e-mail regarding requests for scanning or duplication of these materials.