This exhibition contained works by and about Robert Burns, and showed selected highlights from the G. Ross Roy Collection of Burns, Burnsiana and Scottish Poetry. The collection, acquired from USC Professor Roy in 1989, is widely recognized as among the best Burns collections anywhere in North America. The items chosen for the University's Robert Burns bicentenary exhibit have been selected from over 4,000 items in the Roy Collection on Burns alone. In making the selection, the aim was not only to display some of the outstanding high points and the rarest items, but also to represent some of the different strengths of the collection. For the display, but not in the catalogue, were included items such as postcards, banknotes and postage stamps, to illustrate the poet's popular reputation.
University of South Carolina, "University of South Carolina Libraries - Robert Burns: 1759-1796, March-May 1996". http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/rbsc_pubs/16/