Rare Books Collection

The core of the Rare Book Room is the John I Perkins gift of over 6,000 volumes. Many other collections focus on the evolution of the book and printing and the book-making arts including notable collections of medieval manuscripts, 19th and 20th century literary presses, artist’s books, and contemporary fine printing.

  • 4th of July Orations Collection
  • Artists’ Books Collection
  • Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning Collection
  • T.S. Eliot Collection
  • Frederic Goudy Collection
  • Alexa Fullerton Hampton Collection on the Eighteenth Century
  • Phil Townsend Hanna Collection of Californiana
  • The Louise Seymour Jones Collection of Bookplates
  • Juvenilia Collection
  • The Howard Miller and Ruth Lamb Collections of South and Latin American Literature and Drama
  • John I. Perkins Rare Book Collection
  • Alexander Pogo Collection of Classical Antiquity
  • Kimberly Stuart Papermaking Collection
  • Sally Preston Swan Collection of Children’s Books

Historical and Literary Manuscripts