Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 3:30pm (Reception at 5pm)
Tour and Reception: $15 (members & their guests), $20 (non-members)
Tour, Reception, and Dinner: $35 (members & their guests), $45 (non-members);
If you are joining us for dinner, please specify your preference for Rosemary Chicken or Wild Mushroom Strudel when prompted after purchasing your ticket. (Please note that food preferences are requested by Friday, September 25. After that, we will make every effort to accomodate your choice, but cannot guarantee it.)
Come join YCSF for a special, director-led glimpse into the treasures
of the Bancroft Library, the primary special collections library at UC
Berkeley. In addition to the newly renovated building, visitors will see
the current exhibition, "Darwin and the Evolution of a Theory," in honor
of his 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of
*Origin of Species*, as well as selected highlights from the collections,
which cover the entire sweep of the western tradition, from ancient
Egypt to the modern American West, including papyri from ancient Egypt,
medieval manuscripts, early printed books, and the papers of such figures
as Mark Twain and the San Francisco Beats.
Our host is Charles Faulhaber '63. Charles has spent the last 40 years
as a professor of Spanish Language and Literature at Cal. He is currently
the director of the Bancroft Library.
Participation is limited, and the fee covers the tour followed by light
appetizers and wine at the nearby Faculty Club. After the reception
there will be an optional dinner for further discussion of the Bancroft's
fascinating history and collections.