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Dates: September 15, 2008 - January 31, 2009

Location:   Special Collections

Contact: Veronica Reyes


You are invited to visit the newest Special Collections exhibition, “Paginas de la historia de México: Excerpts from the Morales de Escárcega Collection” from September 15, 2008 through January 9, 2009.

The exhibit features pieces from the Morales de Escárcega Collection, a collection acquired by the UA Libraries from the Escárcega family in early fall of 2007. With nearly 2,700 books and 79 manuscripts and broadsides, the Morales de Escárcega Collection is a major assemblage of documents that uniquely chronicle the history of Mexico.

To complement the exhibition a series of Thursday lectures will be offered while the exhibition is on display. Each of the following will take place in Special Collections:

- Opening Lecture: “The Morales de Escárcega Family Library, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” presented by Professor William “Bill” Beezley on Thursday October 2, 2008, 6:30-8:00 pm in the Main Library, A313/314.

(Please RSVP for the Opening Event with Gabriela Lopez at 520-307-2768)

- “Limpieza de Sangre: Race, Religion and Purity of Blood in Colonial Mexico,” presented by Professor Martha Few on Thursday October 9, 2008 from 6:30-8:00 pm in Special Collections, Main Library.

- “Take Another Look! Resources for the Study of Mexican Visual Culture in the Morales Escárcega Collection” presented by Professor Stacie Widdefield on Thursday November 6, 2008, 2:30-4pm in Special Collections, Main Library.

- “An Understanding of Mexican History through the Morales de Escárcega Collection," presented by Professor Michael Brescia on Thursday November 20, 2008, 6:30 pm in Special Collections, Main Library.

You are invited to attend any or all of these special programs. Paid parking is available in the Cherry Street garage near the library and after 5pm and weekends all metered parking and surface lots provide free parking as long as there are no athletic events. A parking map is available at the Friends of the Library web site, http://www.library.arizona.edu/friends/calendar.

For more information, please visit http://digitalcommons.library.arizona.edu/x/exhibits/escarcega