NOTICE: The Library is continuing to work on the transition to a new and improved library management system. As the transition continues some functions and services will continue to operate at a limited capacity. Users can still check out and return items and search the catalog. Users will not be able to log in to their library accounts, request items online, or use self check-out machines. If you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 687-7607. Thank you for your continued patience during this transition.
The Booth Family Center for Special Collections is now using the Aeon request management system for all patron registration and materials requests. Learn more about Aeon or create an Aeon account at aeon.library.georgetown.edu.
Howard W. Gunlocke Rare Book and Special Collections Room
November 1, 1979
January 31, 1980
From the extensive personal collection of Eric F. Menke the Library has received a gift of more than 1,300 volumes, and 600 maps, prints, photographs, and manuscripts. The gift includes an extensive collection of books by and about Goethe; many early and rare books, prints, photographs, and maps pertaining to Washington, D.C.; books and graphic materials relating to historic urban plans and planning, including the cities of Frankfurt and Wiesbaden; a complete copy of Mathias Merian's Topographia Alsatiae, 1663; the English architect Batty Langley's copy of the 1717 English edition of Dugdale with the first volume of Stevens' continuation, 1722; and a remarkable series of original photographic prints of construction work on the United States Capitol, 1861-63.