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Special Collections at Dundee Library, Part One

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In addition to a change in appearance, our new website also contains some brand new content. One example of this is the Special Collections page. The Dundee Library has four different special collections and that page provides a list of the materials available in each collection. Here is a more in-depth look at the first two collections:

 

Old Illinois Bell telephone directories

 

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

In Being Mortal, Atul Gawande draws on his experiences as a surgeon to look at the choices people and their families make as they face a debilitating illness and death. He tells stories about patients and caregivers, their choices and the effects of those choices. He also discusses the history and merits of hospice, nursing homes and assisted living, focusing on ideas that have improved life for the elderly.

The University of Everywhere

In 2013, a man named Kevin Carey decided to take a class in genetics through the distinguished Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As Carey explains, “I did not fill out a college application or financial aid form or write a personal essay explaining why my life-altering experience founding a shelter for homeless marmots made me uniquely qualified to attend MIT. Nor did I pay MIT any tuition, which runs over $42,000 per year, plus another $15,000 for books, fees, and room and board.

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