The Collection

Materials in the Rare Book Collection are represented in the University’s online catalog and are available for use in the Special Collections Research Room in Wilson Library reading rooms. Descriptions of collection area holdings, as indicated below, are in development.

Collection Areas


History of the Book

Drawing of woman in Elizabethan dress

Literature in English


French Language and Imprints

Black and white photograph of woman holding a book

United States Culture and History


Iberian and Latin American Culture


Global Culture and History

illustration of a crocodile

Natural History and Science

Close up of old sheet music


De humani corporis fabrica libri septem by Andreas Vesalius

Health Sciences

Uribe papers

Literary and Historical Papers

Hanes Book of Hours

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts