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Type: Literary Archive

The principal repository of Vassar College, the Archives and Special Collections library houses rare books dating from the fifteenth century, an extensive manuscript collection, and the Vassar College Archives. The holdings range from medieval illuminated manuscripts to modern manuscripts, and include over 500 collections of Vassar College graduates, faculty, and others affiliated with the college. Of special note are the papers of writers Mary McCarthy and Elizabeth Bishop, Samuel L. Clemens, and Edna St.

Address: 124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
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63 Park Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
1 West Sunnyside Lane
Tarrytown, NY 10533
2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240
Type: Literary Archive

The special collections library of Brown University, the John Hay Library contains more than 3,000,000 items. Holdings range from Babylonian clay tablets and Egyptian papyri to current-day books, manuscripts, and ephemera. Among the more unexpected items are portraits and paintings by old masters, Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s tea set, Napoleon’s death mask, 6,000 toy soldiers, the last daguerrotype taken of Poe, and Whitman’s personal copy of Leaves of Grass. Other notable holdings include the papers and archival materials of Henry David Thoreau, George Orwell, William Blake, and H.G.

Address: 20 Prospect Street
Providence, RI 401-863-2146
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82 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
10 Langley Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Type: Literary Archive

The primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library houses more than 600,000 volumes, 60,000,000 manuscript items, 8,000,000 photographs/pictorial materials, 43,000 microforms, and 23,000 maps. Notable holdings include the papers and archival materials on Mark Twain, Langston Hughes, and Gwendolyn Brooks.

Address: University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
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2476 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway (North Beach)
San Francisco, CA 94133
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
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