Open House!

BYU-Idaho Special Collections and Archives will be hosting an open house entitled “The History of Writing” on March 1, 2017 from 2-4 pm.  We invite all to come and see how writing has evolved through the ages with rare items like a Roman Diploma, Egyptian Papyrus, and a Tibetan Block Book.vaultbook_layout_01

Fun facts:
*Wax tablets used to be used in Rome for temporary documents
*The Chinese invented printing
*Doubled documents helped prove authenticity
*One Bible could take as many as 200 sheep to make

Each semester, SPC hosts an open house to increase students’ awareness of the resources the university has available.  This semester we have chosen to center our open house around the history of writing because of the many artifacts we have dealing with this topic.  One of the popular classes that SPC hosts each semester is also about the history of writing.  This is a wonderful opportunity to come and learn the information and see the artifacts if you missed the class!

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