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Hidden Gems at DPL: Babylonian Clay Tablets

Babylonian clay tablet. 417 B119
“Card catalog” tablet from Nippur, Iraq. Dates from between 2000 to 1500 B.C.E.  417 B119

You may already know that the Denver Public Library’s Western History/Genealogy Department houses historic items—but did you know that some of its old

Wo/Men at Work: Exploring Hard Work's Reward

Women at Work. Salt Lake City: Red Butte Press, 2012. Cover
Women at Work. Salt Lake City: Red Butte Press, 2012. Cover
Blunt, Judy. "Cooking From Scratch." Women at Work. Salt Lake City: Red Butte Press, 2012. Cover
Powell, Ralph. "Everything's Dangerous." Women at Work. Salt Lake City: Red Butte Press, 2012. Cover

This artfully designed, hand-bound book tells two stories of work during an era when what a person did or made was still considered more important than what he or she bought.