Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library is featuring an exhibit, "Gutenberg: Man of the Millennium," beginning Wednesday (April 18).
The exhibit highlights the first 50 years of printing (1450 to 1500) and can be viewed through Sept. 15, 2001, on the first floor of the Lee Library in the Special Collections area during regular library hours.
According to Scott Duvall, chair of the Special Collections and Manuscripts Department of the Lee Library, the display will feature books from Special Collections and other items that illustrate the experimentation that printing went through in its infancy.
Duvall said that the Lee Library decided to feature Johannes Gutenberg because his invention of the printing press has affected every movement and event in history since 1450.
"Printing increased the amount of available information by a thousand fold," said Duvall. "Before printing, it took about a year for one scribe to produce a book. After the printing press was invented, two people could create about 400 copies of a book in just two months."
For additional information, contact Duvall in Special Collections of the Lee Library at (801) 422-2933.