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Special Collections: Literary History

Literary History Collecting Scope

The Eberly Family Special Collections Library's holdings encompass a wide range of literary and historical materials that document the history of printing, literary genres, illustration, and art and architecture. These primary sources are found in many formats, including books, photographs, maps, and graphic items such as prints, drawings, and posters. Collections of authors' manuscripts, diaries, and correspondence shed light on printed editions of their work and also reveal much about the writing process. 

a manuscript with writing across the top of four panels, with drawings below of people and plants in mostly red, green and yellow
"Metamorphosis," A four-panel manuscript in color ink wash, circa 1800.