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Ingalls Library Stack A CLOSED

Ingalls Library Stack A will be closed from April 25th through May 2nd due to construction.

  • The room holds library books starting with call numbers A through N6797 .G75 A4 1980, rare books, and folio (oversized) items
  • There will be limited paging of books from this space during construction
  • Expect turnarounds of more than 24 hours on paged books
  • There will be no paging of folio or rare items

If you require books from this room, please enter a call slip as soon as possible.Please contact Matthew Gengler, Head, Access Services if you have questions.

The Lure of Ancient Egypt: Formation of the Egyptian Collection

Discoveries of Egyptian antiquities fueled interest in Europe and America as early as the 18th century. The splendor and romance of the Nile Valley washed over the arts and fashion of the western world encouraging expeditions and excavations.  By 1910 everybody who was anybody had traveled to Egypt and American museums began collecting Egyptian art.