The origin of the phrase “letting the cat out the bag” is not clear. Some believe that the phrase did not first appear in print until 1760—33 years after our recently acquired first edition of Les Chats (The Cats) was published in France. Regardless, the phrase holds true for this exhibit of recent acquisitions, seen here for the first time since arriving at UNT.

The items selected for this exhibit demonstrate the full breadth of special collections. Highlights include works from the University Archive, the fine press and print history collection, the artists’ book collection and modern manuscript collections. Collections of folk art and antique cameras in this display are just a small sample of the extraordinary artifacts in special collections.

An online preview of The Cat’s Out of the Bag: Recent Acquisitions in Special Collections can be found on the University Libraries' Exhibits website.

This exhibit in Special Collections will be on display until May 9, 2014.

Location Willis Library, Room 437

Exhibition Hours