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Rare Books Special Collections: Home

A list of major collections within the Rare Books department of the University of Louisville Libraries.
  • Africa: The Barry Bingham, Jr. Book Collection
  • Albert Schweitzer: the Gerhard Herz correspondence
  • Alice Hegan Rice Papers and The Mary Boewe Research Collection
  • America Humor: The Wayne Yenawine Book Collection
  • Annie Fellows Johnston Little Colonel editions
  • Arthur Rackham editions and sketches
  • Book history: The Raymond F. Bossmeyer Collection
  • Chess history: The Muir-Hogenaur Collection 
  • Civil rights: The Sturtevant Book Collection
  • Cookery: The Camille Glenn Collection
  • Contre Coup Press editions
  • David Maurer Collection
  • Dime Novels
  • Donald M. Fiene Papers
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Nell Dismukes McWhorter Memorial Collection and the Bob Hyde Collection
  • Elbert Hubbard Roycrofters Press editions
  • English Renaissance imprints: The Richard M. and Louise Yerkes Kain Collection
  • Falkland Islands and Antarctica: The Henry Heyburn Collection
  • Frank D. Moore Papers
  • G.A. Henty editions
  • Graham Greene: The Robert H. Miller Collection
  • H.L. Mencken Collection
  • Hattie Winston Collection of Scripts and Screenplays
  • Irish Literary Renaissance: The Richard Morgan Kain Library
  • Irwin Hilliard Family Archive
  • Isak Dinesen editions
  • J. D. Salinger: The Donald M. Fiene Collection
  • Jesse Stuart Collection (on permanent loan from the Jesse Stuart Foundation) 
  • Joel Chandler Harris: The Ted Steinbock Collection
  • L. Frank Baum Wizard of Oz editions
  • Lafcadio Hearn editions
  • Lafon Allen Kentucky Maps Collection
  • Larkspur Press editions
  • Lawrence Durrell editions
  • Lee Pennington Archive
  • LGBTQ books, journals, and archives: The Williams Nichols Collection
  • Lucy M. Freibert Book Collection
  • Mathematics and astronomy: The William Marshall Bullitt Collection
  • Madison Cawein editions and the Madeline Cundiff Covi Research Collection
  • Mary Austin Holley Correspondence
  • Mary Churchill Humphrey Papers
  • Mary Hunter Austin editions
  • Modern Literature: The Barry Bingham Sr. Collection and the Robert H. and Diane Miller Collection
  • Moss Hart: The Keith Runyon Research Collection
  • Poetry Broadsides
  • Ron Whitehead Papers and Book Collection
  • Thea Stein Lewinson Books and Papers
  • Theatre design: The Paul Owen Theatre Design Archive
  • Theodore Roosevelt: The Ted Steinbock Collection
  • Thomas Bird Mosher editions: The Kenneth Shanks Collection
  • Ursula Le Guin editions
  • Whitefields Press and the Louisville Literary Renaissance: The Kent Fielding Papers and The Ron Whitehead Papers Collections
  • William Blake: The Stuart Curran Book Collection
  • William Faulkner editions
  • World War: The James W. Chandler Ware Poster Collection
  • Zionist Periodicals: The Louis D. Brandeis Collection

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