Rare book exhibit at St. Norbert College

October 9-20, 2006

From St. Norbert College, October 3, 2006
by Meredith Meier, meredith.meier@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

The St. Norbert College Bush Art Center will host a rare book exhibit as the inaugural event for the College's new Center for Norbertine Studies. The reception will be held on Monday, Oct. 9 from 3-5 p.m. in the Godschalx Gallery in the St. Norbert College Bush Art Center. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. through Oct. 20.

On display will be different editions of "The Confessions of St. Augustine," including some in the original Latin. The books were donated by William M. Klimon, a good friend of the director of the Center for Norbertine Studies, William Hyland.

"St. Norbert used the rule of St. Augustine as a foundation for the order, and 'The Confessions' is considered one of the classics of Western literature," Hyland said. Klimon's entire collection of books on St. Augustine, which numbers more than 75 volumes, will eventually become part of the holdings of the center. The reception will provide an opportunity for the College to express its gratitude for the donation.

The Center for Norbertine Studies is designed to bring together in one place a rich collection of documents and artifacts related to the life of St. Norbert and the Norbertine order. It will serve as a resource for the campus community, as well as for scholars throughout the world.

For more information, contact Catherine Kasten at (920) 403-3919 or via e-mail at cns@snc.edu.