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  • ASU Special Collections: Collection of 35,000 rare books and 1500 linear feet of manuscripts. Includes works by and about the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the Doris and Marc Patten Collection of Herbals and Early Gardening Books, and the Child Drama Collection. Located at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
  • Balson Holdings Family Trust: Specialist historic collections covering politics, maps, coins and bank notes, and African artifacts.
  • Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library: Features one of the few original, remaining Gutenberg Bibles, a sunken sculpture garden and translucent marble "windows." Located on the campus of Yale University.
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Gateway to the modern-day library in Alexandria, Egypt, dedicated to the study of antiquities. Site is under development.
  • Bibliothen und Infozentren: Lists and links to libraries and information centers affilated with the Goethe Institute. Includes English and German site version and access to materials in both languages.
  • Bucknell University Sheary Site: Selected histories, genealogical data, newspapers, and civil war manuscripts from central Pennsylvania at the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library.
  • Burton Historical Collection: The local history collection of the Detroit Public Library. Web site features visitor information, guides for genealogists, and inventories for church records.
  • Canadian Directory of Special Collections: Directory of special collections from Canadian libraries. Contains the description and history of each collection.
  • Eli Siegel Collection: Web site of the Eli Siegel Collection located in the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York, New York which includes 22,000 books and some of the manuscripts of Eli Siegel (1902-1978), American poet, critic, and founder of the philosophy Aesthetic Realism.
  • Getty Research Library: General library consists of approximately 800,000 volumes of books, serials, and auction catalogs. The special collections encompass rare books, historical photographs, and original archival materials for the study of visual arts and culture. Access via IRIS, the library's online catalog. Materials available only on site in Los Angeles, California.
  • Guelph Public Library (GPL) Local History Archives: Valuable public and private records that establish, maintain and develop the community identity of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Web site features a guide for genealogists, finding aids, and a searchable photograph database.
  • Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections: The Quaker Collection is a collection of material relating to the Society of Friends which includes many materials by and about Quakers. Other special collections are also described. Hours, staff and procedures for use of materials are detailed.
  • IK Foundation & Company: Collections: Library: The IK library is a small reference library. Specialised subjects include archaeology, history, art, geography, the history of science, Quaternary geology, natural sciences, Carl Linnaeus and cartography. The website features description of the collections and exhibits.
  • Incunabula, Hebraica & Judaica: Five Centuries of Hebraica and Judaica, Rare Bibles, and Hebrew Incunables from the Jacob M. Lowy Collection.
  • Indiana State University Rare Books and Special Collections: Web site features inventories and bibliographies, digitized images, and an exhibit of covers and bibliographic information from the small press, Obscure Publications.
  • Jackson Davis Collection of African-American Educational Photographs: Part of the special collections library at the University of Virginia.
  • Josep Bosch Historical Newspapers Collection: A project to recover, restore, preserve and exhibit historical newspapers from all over the world. The emphasis is to collect newspapers published in the city or country where the event took place.
  • Kent State University Special Collections: Specializes in 19th and 20th century American and British literature, theatre and film, Western Americana, and the May 4, 1970 tragedy. Searchable online index.
  • King's College London, Foyle Special Collections Library: The library contains 115,000 volumes covering all subject areas but has particular strengths in modern Greek and Byzantine studies, Portuguese studies, voyages and travels, theology, literature, medicine and science.
  • L. Tom Perry Special Collections: Preserves unique primary and secondary sources (printed, manuscript, photographic, etc.) and makes them available for research in original and digital forms at Brigham Young University.
  • Long Island Division at the Queens Borough Public Library: Collection consists of specialized books and publications; newspapers, both current and those which have ceased publication; family manuscripts; historical maps and atlases including Belcher Hyde and Sanborn Company maps; late 19th- and early 20th-century photographs.
  • Los Angeles Public Library - Rare Books Department: Over 16,000 volumes predominately in English and Spanish, dating from the fifteenth century. The majority of materials were published in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Catalog available online. Collection may be consulted by appointment only at the library in Los Angeles, California.
  • Louis B. Mayer Library: Library of the American Film Institute. Collections include more than 15,000 books; journals; 5,000 film and nearly 5,000 television scripts; and other letters and manuscripts relating to the film industry. Located in Los Angeles, California.
  • Margaret Herrick Library: Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences offers extensive and comprehensive research and reference collections on film.
  • Marion Thompson Collection: Collection of 4000 rare children's illustrated books held by the Vancouver Public Library in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Includes access to the library's catalog.
  • National Air Photo Library: Collection of over six million aerial photographs covering all of Canada, some dating as far back as the 1920s.
  • National First Ladies Library: Located in the home of Ida McKinley in Canton, Ohio, this library includes biographies, photos, oral histories, and other material about U.S. first ladies. The web site features photographs of each first lady, and an extensive bibliography of books and manuscript materials in repositories around the country.
  • Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries: Includes links to member libraries, online exhibits, and catalogs.
  • Pitcairn Islands Study Center: A museum-research facility at Pacific Union College in the USA containing the largest North American collection of materials on Pitcairn and the Mutiny on the Bounty.
  • Quinnipiac University's Bernhard Library Great Hunger Room: Collection of books and art about the Irish famine. The web site features links to Irish history resources, some online content, and visitor information.
  • Redwood Library: Redwood Library located in Newport, Rhode Island. Special Collections include books on the decorative arts from the 18th and 19th century. Includes online exhibition of early American books and bookbinding.
  • SFSU J. Paul Leonard Library -- Special Collections & Archives: Archive of San Francisco State University, the library also contains source materials relating San Francisco Bay area history, and the Marguerite Archer Collection of Historic Children's Materials.
  • San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum: Preserves and makes accessible materials about the performing arts, with an emphasis on the San Francisco Bay area. Contains more than two million items, including books, periodicals, photographs, programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, audio and video tapes, costume and set designs, and other artifacts. Online catalog; materials accessible only in the library in San Francisco, California.
  • Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Research Center: Searchable online database of the Trust's collection specializing in books and media on Santa Barbara county, the SB Presidio, and early California history. Library open to local researchers by appointment.
  • Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections: Includes the Contemporary Literature Collection, concentrating on 20th century avant-garde authors, and the Wordworth Collection, described as the most extensive in Canada on this author. Located in Burnaby, British Columbia.
  • Special Collections in Judaica 2001: Selected bibliography of Vanderbilt's special collections in Judaica prepared by Mark A. Christian.
  • Sybil Campbell Library: The Collection, built up over seventy years by the British Federation of Women Graduates, contains some 8,000 items, including material relating to women's writing and history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, women's education and their personal libraries, auto/biography, and women in wartime (including refugees).
  • Texas Tech University Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library: Collections include the Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative, the Vietnam Archive, and the University Archive. The web site features exhibits, oral histories online, and visitor information.
  • The Library for the Interdisciplinary Study of Marriage: Information on this specialized library, founded in 1995, collecting books, articles, and audiovisual materials to promote the in-depth study of marriage and related subjects through interdisciplinary research.
  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity: The web site features information about the exhibits, collections, and programs of the new Library in Boston, including numerous resources about Mary Baker Eddy's (founder of Christian Science) life, ideas, and achievements.
  • The Morrison Collection of Chinese Books: Information relating to the collection of Chinese books collected by Dr. Robert Morrison (1782-1834) between 1807 and 1824, and now held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
  • The Rothschild Archive: Site of the Rothschild Archive located in London, England. Search online for information related to their achievements in economic, political and social history.
  • The Scherer Library of Musical Theatre at Goodspeed: Collection of scores, sheet music, scripts, original cast recordings, programs,photographs, and theatre memorabilia in a facility located in East Haddam, Connecticut.
  • The Tebtunis Papyri Collection at The Bancroft Library: Consists of the papyrus documents that were found in the winter of 1899/1900 at the site of ancient Tebtunis, Egypt. The site provides electronic access to images of the Tebtunis Papyri as well as textual information.
  • The Thomas B Mack Florida Citrus Archives: Collection includes documents, labels, photographs, maps, ledgers of Florida citrus history.
  • The Toppan Rare Books Library: The Toppan Library serves as the Special Collections Library for the University of Wyoming, Laramie, and is sponsored by Mrs. Clara Toppan. It's areas of specialty are the history and literature of America (particularly the West), the history and literature of the British Isles and Europe, world-wide travel and exploration, fishing, hunting, and natural history, and books written by women authors (particularly before 1900).
  • The Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection and Reading Room: Collection of Canadiana includes documents, books, maps, posters, paintings, photographs, silver, glass, ceramic ware.
  • UBC Library - Special Collections and University Archives: Collection of rare books and Canadiana; extensive archival research materials, originating from within and outside the University; and important collections of historic maps and photographs. Located at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.
  • UCLA Department of Special Collections: Strengths of the department include California and regional history, the arts, history of printing, and women's studies. UCLA's University Archives are also housed here.
  • University of Alberta Bruce Peel Special Collections Library: Web site includes basic visitor information.
  • University of Arizona Library Special Collections -- Rare Book and Specialized Collections: Includes four core collections: the History of Science Collection, The Fine and Theater Arts Collection, the British and American Authors Collection, and The Art of the Book. Located at the University of Arizona Library in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • University of Calgary Special Collections: Particular collecting area is Canadian music and literature. Web site includes visitor information, finding aids, and online exhibits.
  • University of California, Irvine Special Collections and Archives: Strengths of the department include Orange County (Calif.) and regional history, dance and performing arts, critical theory (including the Jacques Derrida Papers), and UCI faculty papers. UCI's University Archives are also housed here.
  • University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Special Collections: Features visitor information, descriptions of the collections, links to finding aids, and information on projects.
  • University of Florida Department of Special and Area Studies Collections: The George A. Smathers Libraries' Department of Special and Area Studies Collections includes three area studies collections, the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, and the Special Collections of the University of Florida.
  • University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library: Includes the Michigan Historical Collections and the University of Michigan's University Archives and Records Program. The site features reference services, exhibits, inventories and digitized photographs.
  • University of Michigan Special Collections Library: Houses the Labadie Collection of Social Protest and the Papyrus Collection, among others. Web site includes online exhibits, brief descriptions of the collections, visitor information, and a searchable database of the papyri.
  • University of North Dakota Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections: Information about the major collections that cover the "political, economic, social and cultural heritage of North Dakota, the Red River Valley, the city of Grand Forks, and the University of North Dakota."
  • University of Oregon Special Collections and University Archives: Includes several online exhibits, finding aids, and digitized photographs.
  • University of Southern California Special Collections: Web site features a guide to the collections, finding aids, and digitized photographs.
  • University of Victoria Special Collections: Emphasis on Modern English and Anglo-Irish literature; Northwest Coast exploration, art, and archaeology; Canadian military and southern Vancouver Island literary culture. Located at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C.
  • University of Virginia Special Collections Library: General information, description of the major collections, search for the manuscripts and archival collections.
  • Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives: Houses one of the finest twentieth-century Southern literature collections in the United States and is the center for the study of the Fugitive and Agrarian groups. Other collections include Southern history since the Civil War, Southern Culture, Women's Issues, Civil Rights, Religion, and the Performing Arts.
  • York University Archives and Special Collections: Services, access to the collections, collection policies, finding aids, contact information. At York University Libraries, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the institution's collections reflect the following research interests: Canadian women, Canadian writers, the arts, social reform and the multi-cultural imagination.


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