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Books, pamphlets, and ephemera documenting the diversity of thought through the lens of political and social ideologies of the far left and far right.
Extensive holdings of books, manuscript collections, ephemera, and posters documenting the whole of the African continent, with strengths in Senegambia, the horn of Africa, and southern Africa.
Manuscripts and printed books on agriculture dating from the 15th through the present.
Papers, records, and ephemera from a variety of creators rooted in popular culture, collections reflect the magnitude in which our lives have been informed and influenced.
Items that embody and treat as their subjects all aspects of the book as a physical structure, including contemporary artists’ books and fine press materials from the 18th century to the present.
Books, journals, and other materials relating to the lived experiences of Chicanx and Latinx communities across the United States.
The world's largest collection of comic books, graphic novels, and books and journals about comics.
American and international culinary traditions and foodways, including community and commercially produced cookbooks, menus, and ephemera.
A wide range of manuscripts and printed books documenting all aspects of European history, along with Japanese and Chinese books on the history, culture, and literature of those areas.
Books, serials, ephemera, and archival materials documenting LGBTQ+ communities and experiences, and the Men’s Movement.
A wide variety of first and early editions of important works of literature, as well as archival literary collections, all spanning nearly seven centuries.
Manuscripts and printed books dating back to the medieval period, with strengths including agriculture, literature, cookery, almanacs, and the history of science.
One of the largest and finest collections in the world of historical books and manuscripts related to veterinary medicine.
A diverse range of sub-cultural and counter-cultural publications, usually crafted by a single creator or a small group.