University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center - Open House and Behind the Scenes Tour
View a selection of materials from the Center's archives and rare books collections. Treasures on display will include Ida B. Wells' diary, one of Enrico Fermi's Manhattan Project notebooks, and a 10th-century Bible allegedly used by Al Capone's gang to swear oaths! The exhibit Poetic Associations: The Nineteenth-Century English Poetry Collection of Dr. Gerald N. Wachs will be open for viewing, and behind-the-scenes tours of the Center will be offered twice during visiting hours.
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Open House Hours
1st Tour: 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
2nd Tour: 5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Maximum capacity: 15 visitors per tour.
No registration necessary.
The Special Collections Research Center is home to the University of Chicago Library's rare books, archives, and manuscript collections.