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Wisdom of the Ages - The Remnant Trust at Kansas State University Libraries

This guide describes the materials on exhibit in from the Remnant Trust's "Wisdom of the Ages" collection. We also provide information about handling materials and the history of written communication, books, printing, and publishing.

Exhibit Hours

Exhibit may be viewed during regular Hale Library hoursLink opens in new window..

Open case hours
(Librarians will be on hand to assist visitors who would like to handle and read the books during these hours.)

  • Tuesday: 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2-3:00 p.m
  • Wednesday: 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2-3:00 p.m
  • Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2-3:00 p.m.

Open case - By appointment
Faculty who would like to bring their class to “Wisdom of the Ages” are welcome to make an appointment with a librarian by emailing libexhibits@ksu.edu

"Wisdom of the Ages"

Liberty and dignity, cornerstones of our nation’s spirit, have long been expressed in great books. This fall, K-State Libraries hosts “Wisdom of the Ages,” an exhibit of rare books and manuscripts that have shaped the course of history.

The interdisciplinary exhibit includes The Emancipation Proclamation, the Magna Carta, and 38 other great works, including those from:

  • Leading political minds such as John Adams, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Paine.
  • Founders of the women’s rights movement, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Mary Wollstonecraft;
  • Philosophers and religious leaders, from Plato to Martin Luther to Abu Abdallah Muhammad;
  • Great minds of science and mathematics such as Galileo and Isaac Newton.

These works represent just a small sample of items held by the Remnant Trust, a public educational foundation. They share their growing collection on the topics of individual liberty and human dignity through traveling exhibits. Visitors are encouraged to touch and read the originals.

The display will be on view on Hale Library’s second floor during regular building hours beginning August 24, 2016, and will remain up throughout the semester.

Additional programming and special Saturday hours will be announced in the near future. Contact Darchelle Martin, public relations officer, with questions, at libexhibits@ksu.edu or 785-532-7442.

This exhibit is made possible through K-State’s Office of the President.

The Remnant Trust, Inc. Texas Tech University, Box 41041, Lubbock, TX 79409-1041. info@theremnanttrust.com