Special Collections

Special Collections consist primarily of printed material that are unique, rare, valuable, or otherwise fit a collecting area. The type or format of each item can vary. The items in these collections routinely complement our archives and manuscripts, and can serve as valuable documentary sources or secondary resources to the many primary sources located in Special Collections Archives.

Search many of the items in the Library Catalog and browse the History of Writing Collection below. When searching the catalog, use SPC as a keyword in addition to your search term to limit to items in Special Collections.