Each item in our collections has meant different things to different people across its lifetime. The Storied Books Project showcases the lives, past and present, that these materials have, and highlights the individuals who animate them.
The Rare Book Collection alone is home to more than 60,000 books, manuscripts, and other printed items from around the world. Every one of those objects has stories attached, and new ones that can be created through their use.
A Space for Student Exploration
The Storied Books Project exists to highlight the interests and skills of our student fellows, as well as the creative ways students use collections in their classes. Prospective fellows might help on an ongoing project that aligns with their interests, or pursue mentored research on a topic of their choice. Either way, fellows learn to think deeply about the objects in our libraries, and work as a community to create new knowledge from old.
For more information about the collections, please see the Special and Area Studies Collections Homepage.