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Literature and Rare Book Collections

Rare book collections in Special Collections and University Archives contain books and pamphlets dating from the 15th century to the present and cover a variety of subjects encompassing the humanities, including natural history (including botany and agriculture), politics, the history of the printed book, science, art, and 20th century literature. Significant holdings include works by William Morris and the Kelmscott press, fine press books, French revolutionary pamphlets, and German Expressionism works. 

Literary special collections include both book and manuscript holdings that document the lives and work of significant literary figures. Significant archival holdings include the literary archive of American writer Katherine Anne Porter and artist Djuna Barnes. Other literary collections include writings and works by T.S. Eliot, Thom Gunn, Ernest Hemingway, and literary first appearances of authors and poets. 

Use the links on the right to explore our literature and rare book collections.