2017 Library and University Collections calendar: Images from the Directory of Collections

Posted on December 8, 2016 | in Collections, Library | by

The 2017 Library & University Collections calendar, which features a wide range of images from the Library’s Directory of Collections, is available to buy now from the Main Library and the University Gift Shop.

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The Directory is a guide to the main named heritage collections of the University of Edinburgh and highlights some of the items the Library considers to be ‘iconic’ Some highlights include:

  • The University Coat of Arms, which was formally granted in 1789 after the city’s seals were deemed ‘inconvenient and unsuitable to the dignity of the University.

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  • Class of 1906: the University’s earliest group photograph of female medical graduates

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  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s PhD thesis, which discusses syphilis from a literary as well as a medical perspective.

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  • And much much more…
Priced £8 and spanning a thirteen month period from January 2017 to January 2018, the calendar can be purchased from the Visitor Centre, the Centre for Research Collections and the Main Library helpdesk.
The images displayed in this calendar are just a small sample of the thousands of items in our collection. If you would like to talk to us about supporting our digitisation activity, please email the Development Officer for Library and University Collections at alumni@ed.ac.uk.
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