Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the City of Houston, has proclaimed April 18, 2018 as University of Houston Libraries Rare Books Day.
The proclamation reads:
Since 1933 the University of Houston Libraries has supported research, education and scholarship vital to the mission and vision of the University of Houston and promoting curiosity and creativity in students.
The University of Houston Libraries’ Rare Books Collections are being preserved and made widely accessible to the public in the Special Collections department and includes medieval manuscripts, incunabula and other hand-press era works, artists’ books, notable local and regional publications, maps and unique objects dating from the third millennium B.C. to the present.
On April 18, 2018, the University of Houston Libraries will host a White Glove Salon for patrons and members of the Houston community to encounter and engage with selected treasures from its Rare Books Collections.
The City of Houston commends the University of Houston Libraries for its commitment to the preservation of local, regional, national, and international print culture and support for historical and cultural research and discovery, educational excellence, and new scholarship with its Rare Books Collections, and extends best wishes for a successful White Glove Salon.
Therefore, I, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the City of Houston, hereby proclaim April 18, 2018, as University of Houston Libraries Rare Books Day in Houston, Texas.