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  • U. of I. Library's Project Unica preserves books so rare they exist in only one copy

    Valerie Hotchkiss, the director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, holds the only known copy of a childrens book printed in 1536. The book is one of hundreds that have been scanned and made available online in Project Unica.

    Valerie Hotchkiss, the director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, holds the only known copy of a children’s book printed in 1536. The book is one of hundreds that have been scanned and made available online in Project Unica.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor's note: To contact Valerie Hotchkiss, call 217-333-7292; email vhotchki@illinois.edu.