About Rare Books
Among the major book collections in Special Collections are the large and significant Woman's
Collection, with titles from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries; the American Women's Detective Fiction Collection; the Girls' Books in Series Collection; the American Trade
Binding Collection; the Juvenile Collection; and the Book Arts Collection, containing a large compilation of artists' books, private press productions, books with fine illustrations, and books on bookbinding, typography, and papermaking. Among major authors represented with significant holdings are George Herbert, Emily Dickinson, Randall Jarrell, T. E. Lawrence, Rupert Brooke, Edwin Arlington Robinson, and Charles Dickens.