To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Moody Memorial Library, we are counting down 50 unique items from the special collections housed in the half-century-old building.
This month we are highlighting four sermons. The Central Libraries Special Collections hold around 300 sermons dating from the 17th century through the 20th that cover a broad range of topics. In addition to the message of the sermon, researchers can find different perspectives on historical events and periods.
#12 : The glorious rest of heaven by Mather Byles. (Boston, 1744)
#11 : A sermon, occasioned by the death of General George Washington by Peter Thatcher (Boston, 1800).
#10 : Earthquakes: a token of the righteous anger of God by Charles Chauncy (Boston, 1755).
#9 : The Godly Man's Ark by Edmund Calamy (London, 1661).
You can access these materials by arranging a visit with our special collections staff! To make an appointment, please visit our web page:
This post is part of the 50 for 50 series highlighting 50 unique and fascinating items found in the Central Libraries' special collections. The series is being held as part of the ongoing celebration of Moody Memorial Library's 50th anniversary.
Just a short ‘flyby' on the Audubon exhibit currently on display at the Martin Museum on Baylor’s campus. If you haven't visited yet, check here for more information: Martin Exhibits
John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an artist, ornithologist, and naturalist. He was known for his illustrations of birds throughout the Americas. Audubon's most famous collection “Birds of America” was printed in 1827 and 1838. His extensive work with illustrations and water-color paintings are significant examples of early book arts.
If you’d like to explore Audubon’s works more we have several resources in the libraries general collections and a few items in our special collections.
2 volume set of “The original water-color paintings by John James Audubon for The birds of America” published by Houghton Mifflin Co. in 1966 (this is a full series of color plates, includes quotations from Audubon’s Ornithological biography, and is housed in Central Libraries Special Collections)
A limited edition reproduction of “The birds of America” published by Macmillan in 1937 (first reproduced as an octavo edition, includes parts of the country for the various species, and is housed in the Central Libraries Special Collections)