Happy Reformation Day!
October 31, 2017 marks exactly 500 years since Martin Luther sent his 95 theses to the Archbishop of Mainz (and likely posted them to the door of the local church in Wittenberg). The theses were rapidly printed and reprinted and spread across Germany over the following months. Special Collections owns a copy of one of the earliest printed versions of the theses, a Latin-language pamphlet edition printed by Johann Rhau-Grunenberg in Wittenberg in 1518. It will be featured in a major library exhibit celebrating the Reformation next spring!