How about an original printing of the Emancipation Proclamation? Or a first edition of the King James Bible?
Beginning in January,
"I just feel very good about it, because I am convinced that
Miller helped coordinate the relocation of the collection to Tech campus. Pieces of it will be housed in the
The collection is housed in
In 2012, the Tech museum temporarily housed parts of the collection. Miller said more than 70,000 people visited the museum to see the exhibit while it was here.
"Thank you to
In addition to the Magna Carta, Emancipation Proclamation and King James Bible, some other highlights from the collection include:
-- One of three known copies of a 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence.
-- A first edition of
-- A 1710 edition of Galileo's dialogues.
"We will now have in our collection items that the
Portions of the collection will still be loaned out to colleges and universities while it resides at Tech, Miller said. Loans last for three to four months.
Students, faculty and members of the public will be able to interact with the works in the Southwest Collection. Miller said 10 extra parking spaces have been added near the building to accommodate an expected increase in traffic.
"I could see schoolchildren, church groups and scholars from around the world coming to visit and participate in this," Miller said. "Some of these things almost make you have goose bumps when you pick them up."
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