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Type: Literary Archive

Boston College's Burns Library is home to more than 250,000 volumes, some 16,000,000 manuscripts and important collections of architectural records, maps, art works, newspapers, photographs, films, prints, artifacts and ephemera. Holdings include manuscripts and published works of Samuel T. Coleridge, Graham Greene, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Evelyn Waugh, William Wordsworth, and Samuel Beckett.

Address: 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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10 Langley Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
105 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Type: Literary Archive

The University of Tulsa's McFarlin Library currently houses more than 140,000 rare books and over 9,000 linear feet of literary and historical manuscripts, photographic collections, artwork, and artifacts.

Address: 800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104
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Tulsa, OK 74127
470288 Highway 101
Sallisaw, OK 74955-9744
205 West Dickson Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Type: Literary Archive

The principal repository of rare books and manuscripts at Princeton University, the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections comprises holdings that span five millennia and five continents, and include around 200,000 rare or significant printed works; 30,000 linear feet of textual materials, ranging from cuneiform tablets to contemporary manuscripts; a wealth of prints, drawings, photographs, maps, coins, and other visual materials; the Cotsen Children's Library; and the Princeton University Archives. Holdings include the papers of J.D. Salinger, F.

Address: One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544
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520 Dublin Road
Perkasie, PA 18944
508 Fourth Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
532 North Seventh Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Type: Literary Archive

The Division holds over 29,000 linear feet of archival material in over 3,000 collections. The strengths of the Division are the papers and records of individuals, families, and organizations, primarily from the New York region. These collections, dating from the 18th through the 20th centuries, support research in the political, economic, social, and cultural history of New York and the United States. The New York Public Library holds the personal papers and archival materials of Thomas Jefferson, Truman Capote, Herman Melville, H.L.

Address: Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
The Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
New York, NY 10018
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17 East 47 Street
New York, NY 10017
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
199 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Type: Literary Archive

The special collections of Emory University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library span the 15th to the 21st centuries—with particular depth in modern literature, African American history, Emory University history, and the history of Georgia and the South. Holdings include manuscript collections documenting Seamus Heaney, Anthony Hecht, Ted Hughes, Flannery O'Connor, Alice Walker, Langston Hughes, and James Dickey. 

Address: 540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322
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990 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
1519 Stark Avenue
Columbus, GA 31906
2626 19th Place South
Birmingham, AL 35209
Type: Literary Archive

Located at Duke University, the Rubenstein Library contains the Duke University archives, the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture, the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History, the Archive for Human Rights, and Archive of Documentary Arts. The collection contains the papers of Walt Whitman, Phillis Wheatley, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Flannery O'Connor, and more.

Address: 411 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
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720 Ninth Street
Durham, NC 27705
3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27607
409 South Evans Street
Greenville, NC 27858
Type: Literary Archive

Located at Stanford University, the Special Collections and University Archives house over 48,000 linear feet of original materials, an additional 45,000 individual items and handwritten volumes as well as over 200,000 rare books. The collections contain a wide range of formats ranging from 700,000 photographs and slides, 12,000 prints, 22,000 audio tapes, 9,200 videos and more than 24,000 items of legacy computer media. Stanford University owns archival material, manuscripts, and papers of D.H. Lawrence, Allen Ginsberg, Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, Robert Pinsky, and Fanny Howe.

Address: 557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
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San José State University
San José, CA 95192-0223
63 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
312 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Type: Literary Archive

The primary repository for rare books and manuscripts at Harvard University, the Houghton Library houses collections that focus on the study of Western civilization. Materials relating to American, Continental, and English history and literature comprise the bulk of these collections and include special concentrations in printing, graphic arts, and the theatre. Contained within the library are the papers of Samuel Johnson, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Margaret Fuller, John Keats, Gore Vidal, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Theodore Roosevelt, T.S. Eliot, E.E.

Address: Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
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6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
105 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Type: Literary Archive, Reading Venue, Writing Center

Located in a fin de siecle mansion, the Writers Place has been serving the Kansas City area for over a decade with readings, lectures, workshops, and receptions. The site also houses an art gallery and a library of literary work by local and regional authors, as well as literary journals and books published in the Midwest and North Central states.

Address: 3607 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO 64111
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205 West Dickson Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104
Tulsa, OK 74127
Type: Literary Archive

The Fales Library, comprising nearly 200,000 volumes, close to 9,000 linear feet of archive and manuscript materials, and about 65,000 media elements, houses the Fales Collection of rare books and manuscripts in English and American literature, including the papers of writers such as E. L. Doctorow, Erich Maria Remarque, and William Zinsser.

Address: New York University
70 Washington Square South, Third Floor
New York, NY 10012
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206 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012
740 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
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