The Catherine Pelton Durrell '25 Archives and Special Collections Library

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.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is Yale University's principal repository for literary papers and for early manuscripts and rare books in the fields of literature, theology, history, and the natural sciences. In addition to its general collection of rare books and manuscripts, the library houses the Yale Collection of American Literature, the Yale Collection of German Literature, the Yale Collection of Western Americana, and the Osborn Collection.

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Robert Louis Stevenson Silverado Museum

Established in 1969, the Silverado Museum is a non-profit organization that houses one of the world's most distinguished collections of Stevensoniana. Currently the museum holds over 9,000 original items, many of which were acquired directly from heirs and friends of the Stevenson family.

The Rosenbach Museum & Library

Founded in 1954, The Rosenbach Museum & Library houses the personal collections of Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach and his brother Philip Rosenbach, which include books, manuscripts, and fine art. The collection also includes the only surviving copy of Benjamin Franklin’s first Poor Richard's Almanac, the manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses, the papers of poet Marianne Moore, Bram Stoker’s notes for Dracula, and the drawings of Maurice Sendak. The Rosenbach Museum offers guided tours and hosts reading groups and other events.

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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.

Fales Library and Special Collections

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.

Cornell University's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

The principal repository of rare books, manuscripts and archival materials at Cornell University, the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections houses 430,000 printed volumes and more than 80 million manuscripts. Notable holdings include the papers and archival materials of James Joyce, E.B. White, Vladimir Nabokov, William Wordsworth, A.R. Ammons, and George Bernard Shaw. The library also serves as a resource center for the study of book history, offering both a semester course in the Cornell English Department and a weeklong summer course for Cornell Adult University. 

John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections

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.

The Book Club of California

The Book Club of California is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1912. It supports the art of fine printing related to the history and literature of California and the western states of America through research, publishing, public programs, and exhibitions.

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