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Treasures from our Collections - July 2015
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Treasures from our Collections - July 2015

Online Exhibitions
David Oswald
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Treasures from our Collections - July 2015
Online Exhibitions
Treasures from our Collections - July 2015
In July 2017 Aberdeen City Libraries will celebrate 125 years since the Central Library opened to the public on Rosemount Viaduct.

As part of the celebrations, the Library and Information Service are offering unique access to items in our archives and collections--some of which have never before been on public display. The Treasures from our Collections exhibition features items dating back to the 17th Century which reflect the cultural heritage of Aberdeen.

Between July 2015 and July 2017, we will display five new items every month in the Central Library including pictorials and photographs, historic maps and plans and a selection of beautifully illustrated books.

We are also making the exhibition permanently available on the Silver City Vault. Each month we will upload more of the treasures for everyone to enjoy. This first month features colourful 19th century zoological plates, holiday edition local newspapers from the 1930s, an early library staff photograph, gruesome execution broadsides and the uncompromising library rules of 1906.

If you have any questions or comments about the exhibition or would like to share memories about the treasures please get in touch at localstudies@aberdeencity.gov.uk
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Items included in this Online Exhibition
Treasure 1: Aberdeen Public Library staff photograph of 1892
Treasure 2: The Edinburgh Journal of Natural History and the Physical Sciences
Treasure 3: Aberdeen Public Library Bye-laws, 1906
Treasure 4: Broadsides (The Last Speech, Confession and Dying Declaration of Three Unfortunate Men)