Visit the Special Collections exhibit: Dutton Collection of Early Writing Materials and Technologies

Dutton Collection
View early writing materials and technologies, on display at the entrance to Special Collections, on the 7th floor of the W.A.C. Bennett Library.

About the exhibit

This exhibit features items from the collection of emeritus faculty member Paul Dutton. The collection reflects Paul’s interest with the materiality of writing systems; this provides some important context to our book history holdings.

The Dutton Collection of Early Writing Materials and Technologies includes incunabula, such as leaves from the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493) and a Paris bible (1270), facsimile and authentic cuneiform tablets, parchments and vellums, papyrus, wax tablets and reed pen sets.

After the exhibit, readers may consult these titles in the Special Collections and Rare Books reading room (Room 7100)

What's on display

Leaf from a Paris bible (1270)
Leaf from a Paris bible (1270)

The exhibit includes a selection of the material donated by Paul Dutton, once used for teaching his students in the Department of Humanities:


August 23 - October 31
7th floor, W.A.C. Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)
Contact for further information
David Kloepfer or visit Special Collections