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New Online: A Digital Treasure Trove of Rare Books
Thanks to the digital age, the stacks are open and searchable—everyone can access these untold treasures through our newly released web portal. Come visit!
Fresh Off the Digital Press
History of the Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D. C. Smithmeyer, John L., -1908. [Washington, Beresford, printer] 1906.
Rare Book Webcast
Schemes of Annotation in Ptolemy's Geography
Chet Van Duzer discusses Ptolemy's "Geography."
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Featured Online Content
Featured Finding Aid
The Ralph Ellison Collection, (1937-2010) Finding Aid
Also see the description of the Ralph Ellison Library Collection\
Featured Online Exhibit
Martin Luther as Priest, Heretic, and Outlaw:
The Reformation at 500
|The unique materials of the Rare Book
and Special Collections Division, now totaling over 800,000 items,
include books, broadsides, pamphlets, theater playbills, prints,
posters, photographs, and medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. At
the center is Thomas Jefferson's book collection, which was sold
to Congress in 1815.