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“Meet Ya” Guide to Arch Madness 2017: Championship

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections.

*Item descriptions written by Deanna Engler, library associate of University Archives and Special Collections.

As a reminder, starting Monday, March 27th to Friday, April 1st, voting begins to determine what will be crowned “the coolest artifact of 2017”.

RED BRACKET

1963 “The Ultimate Frontier” Stelle Painting

WINNER OF THE COMMUNAL & REGIONAL REGIONS

The 1963 “Ultimate Frontier” painting is part of the Stelle Community Collection. This collection contains material about the Stelle communal group.  Stelle community began in 1963 in California and later moved to northern Illinois. This painting is a visual representation of founder Richard Kieninger’s work The Ultimate Frontier.

 

 

 

 

BLUE BRACKET

1603 Works of Paracelsus

WINNER OF THE SPECIAL & UNIVERSITY REGIONS

The 1603 Collected Works of Paracelsus is one of the rare books in our Special Collections.  Published in 1603, this two-volume set contains the books and writings on alchemy, magic, and occult philosophies of Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheimc, better known as Paracelsus.