Archive for September, 2010

A New Qur’an

As we conclude the month of Ramadan and celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the Chapin Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of an Ottoman manuscript Qur’an from the mid-19th century, written and decorated in a style which some consider to be the brightest flowering of Arabic calligraphy, and comprising 302 leaves of supreme reverence of the […]

Ephemeral Matters

In recent months we have added to the Chapin Library a variety of ephemera from the collection of Henry M. Halsted III, Williams Class of 1948. Most of these items were printed in the nineteen-fifties and sixties, during the Cold War between the Eastern Bloc led by the Soviet Union and the Western powers led […]