Lots of Luther this summer! It’s 2017 and this year marks the 500 years since the start of the Protestant Reformation. Here’s a PBS story about it. You may recall the big art exhibit at MIA last year. They drew bigger crowds than expected and extended the show. That show is over but the University of Minnesota Libraries has some cool exhibits about Martin Luther and the Reformation this summer! Two of these are archival in nature – one is in Elmer L. Andersen Library and one in the T.R. Anderson Gallery (near Bell) on the fourth floor of Wilson Library. These offer views of some incredible items from our Special Collections, Rare Books, & Manuscripts. The third, in Wilson basement, features circulating resources about the historical context and the effect on publishing.
Luther and the World Turned Upside Down: Prophecy, Revolution, and the End of Time
Above: The impressive entrance to the exhibit in Andersen this summer!
Below: The equally cool entrance to the related exhibit in Wilson on 4th floor.
The third exhibit, Martin Luther: From Protest to Publishing, is focused on general resources primarily in English about Martin Luther, the Reformation, and how communication was revolutionized within the church and beyond, as a result of Luther’s theology, his translation of the New Testament to German, the illustrations in books and the introduction of moveable type printing press. It’s on display in the basement of Wilson Library. The infographic posters are available from Here I Stand.
There’s also a handy research guide with useful databases, and a general bibliography and two shorter topical lists.
Martin Luther – list of links
Library Research Guide and Bibliographies related to Martin Luther
Quick link: https://z.umn.edu/LutherLinksWilson
Abrahamic Encounter: Local Initiatives, Large Implications Paper 2016
Age Of Reformation: The Tudor And Stewart Realms 1485-1603. Ryrie, Alec Paper 2017
History Of Biblical Israel: The Fate Of The Tribes And Kingdoms From Merenptah To Bar Kochba. Knauf, Ernst Axel Paper 2016
Pursuit Of Perfection: Significance Of The Perfection Motif In The Epistle To The Hebrews. Simisi, Seth Muhesi Paper 2016
Handbook Of Empirical Research On Islam And Economic Life Cloth 2017
Interpreting Charles Taylor’s Social Theory On Religion And Secularization: A Comparative Study.
Reformation Then And Now: 25 Years Of Modern Reformation Articles Celebrating 500 Years Of The Reformation. Cloth 2017
Rubrics, Images And Indulgences In Late Medieval Netherlandish Manuscripts. Rudy, Kathryn M Cloth 2017
Southern Crucifix, Southern Cross: Catholic-Protestant Relations In The Old South.Stern, Andrew H.M Project Muse Ebook
Stones, Bones, And The Sacred: Essays On Material Culture And Ancient Religion In Honor Of Dennis E. Cloth 2016
The Art of the Qur’an : Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
Massumeh Farhad; Simon Rettig; François Déroche; Edhem Eldem; Zeren Tanındı; Jane Dammen McAuliffe; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution),; Türk ve İslâm Eserleri Müzesi,Washington, D.C. : Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution 2016
Wilson Library General Collection (Folio ND2955 .T87 2016 )
Wilson Library has the catalogue from a recent exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery. Read about the exhibit here:
The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
October 22, 2016–February 20, 2017
We will have access to the Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion via Oxford Handbooks online * beginning March 1
*Access requires authentication, in accordance with our access policy. Please review our Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources Policy.
Libraries acquires Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota records
Social Welfare History Archives to process collection
The Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota records are a significant addition to SWHA’s holdings on the history of social welfare. The materials document many service areas and issues, including: child welfare, children’s institutions, domestic and international adoption, refugee services and resettlement, camping programs, single mothers, social assistance programs, and family services, as well as the administration of Lutheran Social Service and related agencies.
caption: Various formats in the Lutheran Social Services records including VHS video tapes, glass negatives and 3M reel to reel tape. Image source: continuum 1/4/17
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is one of the largest private, nonprofit human service organization in Minnesota.
The big Wilson moves are well underway.
The basement Periodicals room is nearly empty. The Periodicals have moved up to 3rd and 4th floors of Wilson. Bound and Unbound are shelved together, title by title.
Here’s the new floorplan
When was this announced?
In our continuum publication, October 2016, along with other changes, in the paragraph
Other Wilson Library Updates
Periodicals and Dewey Decimal collections moving
The east section of the fourth floor of Wilson Library will re-open before Finals Week, providing additional study space. The area has been closed since late August, allowing staff to process the relocation of collections classified with the Dewey Decimal system. Some of these Dewey materials will be re-classified into our Library of Congress system and remain in Wilson, while others will be moved to off-site storage.
The bound and current periodicals, in the basement of Wilson Library, will be relocated to the third (N-J) and fourth A-M) floors.
Here are a few photos to show the changes; visit Wilson and explore if you plan to use the collections here in the coming months. (I had to do this myself!)
Below: Fourth floor lobby, entrance to Periodicals A-M
Below, fourth floor (A-M) bound and unbound issues shelved side by side
Below: third floor (N-Z)
Check out these three library links if you’re researching Martin Luther and/or the Reformation:
Martin Luther and the Reformation: Selected Resources for Research
Shortcut url: z.umn.edu/libluther500 This page is intended to assist researchers interested in Luther and the Reformation, with particular attention to recent resources, in light of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Emphasis is on online resources, but important print sources will be noted.
Selected Books About Martin Luther and the Reformation
Includes titles about the Reformation, the Counter-Reformation, Works by and about Luther, search strategies, and additional resources.
Martin Luther and Anti-Semitism
A bibliography of resources on the topic, writings by Luther, related resources at the University of Minnesota Libraries, plus Websites and Media Articles
The books for religious studies that were in Wilson Reference have now been moved. The core titles are easy to find, just walk in the front door of Wilson Library and keep walking to the back.