Colorado State University Libraries
Volume 8, Number 1, Spring 2006
A Knight in the Archive
“A good many of our bodies shall no doubt
Find native graves; upon the which, I trust,
Shall witness live in brass of this day’s work.”
—William Shakespeare, Henry V
his past winter, Archives and In an interesting twist of fate, on
Special Collections welcomed the eve of the battle, which was part
royalty to its holdings. The of the Hundred Years War between
brass image of Sir John Harpedon, England and France, Shakespeare’s
a knight who fought at the Battle Henry V assured the French envoy
of Agincourt in the army of King that if his men returned to England,
Henry V of England, now hangs on their memory would live on in brass.
permanent display in the reading Fulfilling the king’s predictions,
room of Archives and Special several who fought with him that
Collections in the Morgan Library. day, including Sir John, were indeed
The rubbing was donated to CSU commemorated by brass. His image Dr. William Lumb and Janet Bishop,
Libraries by William V. Lumb, can be viewed in-person by visiting Coordinator of Archives and Special
D.V.M., M.S., and Ph.D., who created Archives and Special Collections Collections, next to Sir John.
this rubbing in 1975 during a visit to during regular hours (M-F 8:30-4:30;
Westminster Abbey. closed University holidays).
This $200,000 gift will enable the Dr. Book, continued from back page
Libraries to purchase items for its
music collection, including rare photographs. But please remember
books, memorabilia, and scores. Such that technology and formats change
materials are especially important over time, so keep all originals.
for Colorado State University and the Whether you choose to create a
community and will help support traditional or electronic scrapbook,
students, faculty, and musicians your grandchildren will have a
around the State in their scholarly family record to cherish for years
and professional pursuits. to come.
As part of CSU Libraries’ Special For additional information on
Collections Unit, these materials preservation in general, please
Myra Monfort and William Runyan will receive the utmost care from write to “Dear Dr. Book” in care of
archival staff and will be available Signatures, Colorado State University
Libraries, Fort Collins, CO 80523
A Gift of Music for research use under controlled
conditions, helping to preserve or visit the Libraries Preservation
olorado State University these precious materials into Services Web site at http://lib.
Libraries is proud to the future. Archives and Special colostate.edu/preserve/.
announce the establishment Collections looks forward to adding
of a new Music Special Collections these important resources to its
Fund made possible through a growing music collections, which
generous gift from Myra Monfort currently include the Papers of
in honor of her husband, William Lawrence I. Phelps, renowned
(Bill) Runyan, to celebrate his organ builder.
distinguished career in the
Colorado State University Music,
Theatre, and Dance Department.