Visions is taking a tour of the Bentley Rare Book Gallery located on the bottom floor of the Sturgis Library (next to the Clayton Gallery). The Rare Book Gallery features a large collection of first edition copies of rare books, documents, and manuscripts, which are collected and archived here at KSU!
"The Bentley Rare Book Gallery is a collection of 8,000 rare books, manuscripts and documents representing and manifesting the history of the book in the English-speaking world. The mission of the Bentley Rare Book Gallery is to provide good stewardship of the collection according to best practices, curate the collection through exhibits and programming, and to educate our constituency on the value of rare books and the history of the book by incorporating our collection into teaching and learning at the university. The Gallery is a university and community resource, serving as both a dynamic learning space and a repository for rare items.
Through the Gallery’s hands-on presentations, exhibitions and workshops, campus visitors and community members have the opportunity to appreciate the rich history represented in the collection and the value of preserving it for future generations. The Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books welcomes you to search the collection, schedule an appointment or simply learn more about the Gallery and its history."