Library exhibits feature development of atomic bomb, Lincoln stamps

Library exhibits feature development of atomic bomb, Lincoln stamps
June 14, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

The Benedictine University Library, located on the second through fifth floors of the Kindlon Hall of Learning, is hosting two special exhibits open to the public through August. “A Brief History of the Physical Sciences Laboratory at St. Procopius College, 1947-1970” on the second floor of the Library is a sneak peek at materials from the Thomas J. O’Donnell collection, the William P. Jesse collection and others. Visitors can learn about Benedictine University’s connections to the Metallurgical Laboratory and the Manhattan Project. “The Lincoln Society of Philately, 1950-1980” on the fourth floor is an exhibition of the Lincoln Society of Philately collection held at Benedictine University. The collection is composed of more than 4,000 stamps pertaining to Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War and other historic events. The Benedictine University Library is one of the largest private libraries in the Chicago area. The Library’s resources include more than 120,000 books; access to more than 17,000 periodicals electronically or in print; more than 90 different databases in a variety of subject areas; and an instructional materials collection that includes multimedia resources, videos, DVDs and CDs. The mission of the Benedictine University Library is to provide library resources and services that support the University community and meet its academic and research needs. The Library also endeavors to enhance the University’s Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage and the University’s commitment to assist students in becoming responsible world citizens and leaders. For more information, contact Benn P. Joseph at (630) 829-6064 or visit www.ben.edu/library.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.