Campus News 2013

For Immediate Release
October 18, 2013

SU to house Illuminated Manuscripts

illuminated manuscript

History will be illuminated at Schreiner University through October 26 at the William Logan Library on the Schreiner campus.

An exhibit of illuminated manuscripts will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday until Oct. 25 and 12 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26.

Sara Schmidt, associate professor of library science and special collections librarian, said these particular illuminated manuscripts had not been shown at Schreiner before, but they are the second exhibit containing Ron Woellhof’s, a collector and patron of the library for many years, personal collection of leaves. This particular set of manuscripts features different psalters, or books that contained the Bible’s Book of Psalms.

Illuminated manuscripts were signs of wealth and status during the Middle Ages, and the majority of manuscripts that survived are prayer books or Book of the Hours. The books often were commissioned by wealthy landowners.

In an age of digital revolution, Schmidt said it is in our best interests to preserve such beautiful works for future generations.

“These exhibits not only give Logan Library the chance to celebrate the beauty and inspiration of the written word, but also the chance to recognize the role that individuals play in preserving our heritage,” she said.

For more information, call Sara Schmidt at 830-792-7312 or email her at

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