Published: October 19, 2017

The Rare Book Room!

Emily Graslie, Chief Curiosity Correspondent, Brain Scoop

The Field Museum isn't just home to specimens and artifacts: it's also home to the books and manuscripts that have shaped our understanding of the world's natural history. Today, we look at some of the 7,500 books in the Mary W. Runnells Rare Book Room!

The Field Museum isn't just home to specimens and artifacts: it's also home to the books and manuscripts that have shaped our understanding of the world's natural history. Today, we look at some of the 7,500 books in the Mary W. Runnells Rare Book Room!

To learn more and to see some of these items online, be sure to check out the Biodiversity Heritage Library!

Thank you to Christine for all of her help in making this video! And to Gretchen and Diana in the library for their support.