[Northkeep] Needleworkers' will be at the TU Libary this month

Jennifer Carlson talana1 at hotmail.com
Mon May 5 18:55:09 PDT 2008

May’s Needleworker’s meeting will be held in the Special Collections Department of the McFarlin Library at the University of Tulsa, where Diarmaid has prepared an exhibit of period books and other treasures for you to look at.  The date is Monday, May 12.
Please email me to let me know you're coming.  We can comfortably accomodate about 30, so if more than that number want to come, we'll schedule a second evening.
The library will close at 5:00 pm, but we will have someone at the door to admit everyone starting at 7:00.  If you think you will arrive after 7:30, please contact me to get the department phone number so you can call and we can send someone down to open the door.
The event should run until about 9:30.
Although Needleworkers is listed in the newsletter, Diarmaid and I would like to ask that everyone wear street clothes.  
The University of Tulsa, for those unfamiliar with the city, is located between Harvard and Delaware and 11th and 3rd Streets.  The easiest approach is on 5th Street off of Harvard, heading West.  The library is the castle-like building at the end of 5th.
Unfortunately, the library parking lot will be fenced off that morning for construction.  There is a parking lot in the block immediately north, across the street from University Methodist Church: or you may park on the street.
The library entrance is on the South side of the building.  We will have someone outside to guide you in.  Please excuse the construction mess inside the building.
Any children MUST remain with their parents.  Because the library will be closed and there is construction going on, we absolutely cannot have anyone wandering around the building.  I will ask anyone who does not follow this restriction to leave.
Once in the department, you will be allowed to pick up and handle the materials after you have washed your hands.  Gloves will be provided for handling items that might get *you* dirty.
Gloves will also be required for handling the more delicate items, and some items should be kept on their bookstands.  These items will be labeled as to such restrictions.
Only pencils are allowed when taking notes – no ink pens.
Photography is permitted.  NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY.  A tripod is available for visitor use.
Photocopying, if permitted, must be arranged through the department librarian (i.e., talk to Diarmaid).
No food or drink allowed in the reading room.
The Honorable Lady Elizabeth de Calais and Lady Olivia de Calais are Dairmaid’s appointed assistants for the evening.  If you have questions about how to handle an item, you may ask them.  If they give you suggestions or instructions about how to handle an item, please listen to them as you would Diarmaid or me.
OK, enough with rules and stuff.  The following is a list of some of the items assembled for you to look at.  The links are for photos of the specific item.
La Varenne’s Le Vray Cuisinier Francois, 1682 edition.
Sir Kenelme Digby’s The Closet of the Eminently learned Sir Kenelme Digby, Kt., 1669 edition.
Two 18th century household books, English.  (One of which includes a recipe for chocolate candy – not a drink, but actual candy).
A 17th century household book.
Olivier, J.  Fencing Familiarized, or A New Treatise on the Art of the Small Sword, 1780.  (Illustrations by William Blake)
Student Bible, Books of Hebrews and Romans, 12-13th century.  Gilt and illuminated capitals.
John E. Barry Collection: a set of land patents connected to the Talbot family (Earls of Shrewesbury), dating from 1365 to 1778.
Volume 1 of the 1483 Nuremberg Chronicle.
Facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible in two volumes.  
Facsimile of the Domesday Book.
Stanton Farm Lease Agreement, 1617.
Page from “The Monk’s Tale,” from a 14th-15th century copy of the Canterbury Tales.
Breviary page, dated 1505.
French Book of Hours, dated 1504.
Islamic illuminated page, c. 12th century.
Page from a work of Eusebius, dated 1474.
A miscellaneous historical manuscript collection comprising antiphonary leaves, numerous samples of illuminated pages, and a 16th century English legal document.
A collection of fore-edge painted books. (these are way cool!)
A Jacobean era chair with needleworked upholstery.
Lead gargoyle in the shape of a hound, Irish, 14th century.
Link to TU library catalog:  http://www.lib.utulsa.edu/
Please let me know if you have any questions.
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