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After 500 Years:

Print and Propaganda in the Reformation

Special Collections holds a wide variety of materials from and about the Protestant Reformation. A significant portion of these holdings resides in the Heiko A. Oberman Library, which was gifted to Special Collections after the scholar’s death. The library was compiled, in part, during the years that Oberman served as the Director of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, which he founded at the University of Arizona. Other holdings include several translations of bibles and pamphlets, the latter written by Martin Luther and contemporaries.

The exhibit is organized around the themes: Late Medieval Catholicism, Renaissance and Humanism, Printing, Martin Luther, the Bible, Other Reformers, Confessional Conflict, the Impact on Daily Life, and the Afterlife of the Reformation. Co-curating the exhibit are Special Collections Librarian Roger Myers, Regents’ Professor Emerita of History Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Heiko A. Oberman Professor Ute Lotz- Heumann, and Special Collections Processing Archivist Molly Stothert-Maurer.

Learn about other campus and community events marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.