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Collection and Program Highlights
Selection from Dictys Cretensis' Ephemeris belli Troiani
(P.Tebt. II 268, 3rd Century CE). Before the discovery of
this papyrus, the work was known only in Latin.
Courtesy of the Tebtunis Papyri Center
- The Tebtunis Papyri Center was officially established as an Organized
Research Program by the University. Part of The Bancroft Library, The
Tebtunis Papyri consist of the papyrus documents that were found in the
winter of 1899-1900 at the site of ancient Tebtunis, Egypt. The
expedition to Tebtunis, led by the British archaeologists Bernard
Grenfell and Arthur Hunt, was financed for the University of California
by Mrs. Phoebe Apperson Hearst. This is the largest collection in the U.
S. of papyrus documents from a single site.
- The Marian E. Koshland Biosciences and Natural Resources Library's
Entomology collections benefitted from a generous gift from Drs. Maurice
J. and Catherine A. Tauber in memory of their former colleague and
professor, Dr. Kenneth S. Hagen. It will be used be used to purchase
books in insect systematics.
- Robert Pinsky, U. S. Poet Laureate from 1997-2000 read his poetry in
the Morrison Library at noon on February 7 as part of the Lunch Poems
Series, on the first Thursday of each month during the academic year.
- With the largest map collection in northern California, the Earth
Science and Map Library hosted its reinstituted annual map sale in
November, as a way of clearing out outdated or duplicate maps. With
hundreds turning out for the sale, the library decided to keep the
annual sale concept this year, having waited 5 years since the last such
sale. Watch for the next sale in Fall, 2002.
- The Astronomy/Mathematics/ Statistics Library continued to benefit in
2001 from the generosity of Emeritus Professor William Craig who
established the Endowment Fund for Maintaining Strength in Logic and
Related Areas in 1992. Referred to simply as the Logic Fund, the
endowment income provides regular support for books and materials for
study and research in the field of Logic.
- The Bancroft Library recently benefited from the contributions of the
papers and archives of the late Art Hoppe, long-time columnist of the
San Francisco Chronicle. More information about this
remarkable archive will be available once the processing and cataloguing
begins later this year.
- The annual University Library survey of Library card-holders as of
August, 2001, yielded a total of nearly 57,000 patrons. This includes
over 47,000 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students with Library cards.
It's easy to understand why book and material conservation is so
important to keep the collections available for growing numbers of
- The renovation of the Fong Optometry Library is finally complete,
providing new and vastly improved facilities for patrons and students.
The library celebrated with an open house on January 18. Drop by the
third floor of Minor Hall to see the new space if you're ever using the
Optometry Clinic services.
- The UC Berkeley Art Museum on Bancroft Way will be exhibiting Ansel
Adams photographs from February 12 through March 31 in the lower level
public gallery space. The title of the exhibition is: Ansel Adams in the
University Collections: A Photographer at Work. The exhibition is
curated by Jack von Euw, Curator of The Bancroft Library Pictorial
Collections. The materials in the exhibition are drawn primarily from a
number of UC Berkeley collections, including The Bancroft Library
Pictorial Collection, the University Archives, and the Berkeley Art
Ansel Adams in Juneau, Alaska, 1947.
Photo by J. Malcolm Greany