What We Bought at the Fair

Purchases we made (and why) at the California International Antiquarian Book Fair
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:00pm to Monday, May 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

Exhibit announcement for What We Bought at the Fair

"Archimedes" Als Spiel- Lehr- und Lernmittel | the divisible apple to learn the calculation of fractions. --- Rudolf Loebelenze, Stuttgart.

Announcing a new exhibit at History & Special Collections for the Sciences, a component of UCLA Library Special Collections located at the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library ("Biomed").

An unusual feature of the "This Just In/Recent Acquisitions"-themed display: each item is accompanied by a "Why We Bought It" explanation which calls on our collection development policies and strategies.

The "Archimedes" item alone (pictured above) is worth the trek to Biomed, 12-077 Center for Health Sciences. Not quite the original Apple "computer," it still resounds as a clever teaching tool with lovely craftsmanship.

Purchases we made (and why) at the California International Antiquarian Book Fair.

  • Hands-on teaching and learning aid
  • Visual presentation of scientific information
  • Recovering from World War I
  • Coloring book
  • Emergency medicine and pre-hospital care
  • Collecting Los Angeles
  • and more...

Location

Library Special Collections for Medicine and the Sciences (Biomedical Library)