Coloring Our Collections
February 2016 — Special collections libraries and archives around the world during the week of February 1-5 are joining forces to offer scanned pages from their historical collections, so that anyone can print and color them. The project, #ColorOurCollections, was launched by the New York Academy of Medicine and Biodiversity Heritage Library and now includes coloring pages from scores of other institutions.
Marquette's Department of Special Collections and University Archives is jumping into the fun, offering a coloring book of gorgeous woodblock images from books by William Morris, drawn from our own collection of rare Morris editions.
- The Earthly Paradise by William Morris (1834-1896), published by Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press, 1896-1897.
- The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris (1834-1896), published by Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press, 1897.
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Download the Coloring Book
View some of the coloring pages from other participating libraries and archives.
Page 1 of the coloring book, taken from Morris' The Earthly Paradise.