Why Rare Books Matter: the Teaching Potential of a Churchill Collection

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Bibiography, Rare books, Winston Churchill, Special Collections outreach


Describes the collection of books, periodicals, artwork and memorabilia by and relating to the British wartime prime minister and Nobel laureate Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), donated by Dr. E. Conyers O'Bryan to the University of South Carolina's Irvin Department of Rare Books & Special Collections, and explores the ways in which such collections can be used in teaching. Originally given as a talk to the Churchill Society conference, Charleston, SC, March 2011.