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Jennifer Lowe

About Jennifer Lowe

Jennifer Lowe is Rare Books Librarian at Pius XII Memorial Library.

Jessica McQuillan wins James Davis Scholarship to Rare Book School

Jessica McQuillan, MS, Library Associate Sr. for Rare Books in the University Libraries’ Special Collections Department, has been awarded the James Davis Scholarship to Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. Every year, hundreds of applicants compete for scholarships … Continue reading

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Mediating Between East and West: Confucianism and the Jesuit Order

Are you attending Friday’s lecture by Ronnie Hsia on “Confucian Christianity” in the Matteo Ricci Speakers Series? Then you will be interested in today’s installment of  “Students in the Stacks” by doctoral student Ben Halliburton, in which Ben gives the background … Continue reading

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Rare Books Exhibition Opening

I am happy to announce the opening of Eloquentia Perfecta: Persuasion and Performance in Jesuit Schools – an exhibition of rare books co-curated by Paul Lynch, Associate Professor of English, and myself. We will be holding an opening reception featuring a curator’s talk … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day from SLU’s Rare Book Collection!

Available in the flesh at Pius Spec Coll Rare Bks PN6349.A46 1628 8vo.

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Driving out the Devil: Demons, Witches, and Magic in the Rare Book Collection

The guest lecture by Thomas Allen and panel discussion on the Saint Louis Exorcism of 1949 has prompted us to explore the rare book collection for older works on this subject. Although we have only two books on exorcism per se, … Continue reading

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Newly Digitized Pope Postcards

With Francis, the first Jesuit pope, ensconced in Rome, what better item from our collections to highlight than this colorful set of chromolithographic postcards honoring the popes? I Sommi Pontefici Romani was issued by Litografia Armanino in 1903 in honor … Continue reading

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Atheist at the Machine: Exhibition Opening

Special Collections announces the opening of the exhibition Atheist at the Machine: Early Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda Posters at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the second floor gallery of Pius XII Memorial Library. The opening will be accompanied by a … Continue reading

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Full House

Despite ongoing library renovations, researchers carry on their activities in the Archives and Rare Books Reading Room, where sounds of drilling and smells of wet paint do not deter them from delving into the primary sources needed for their projects. … Continue reading

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Gift of Rare Books

The Rare Books collection has been augmented with a gift of books from The American Division of the Jesuit Historical Institute. Consisting of twenty-five titles, the donation complements and strengthens our existing collections and includes works on theology, church history, … Continue reading

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