ASU Special Collections – Collection of rare books and manuscripts and numerous special-interest collections centered around particular persons or topics of interest to scholars. Located at Arizona State University.
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library – Features one of the few original, remaining Gutenberg Bibles, a sunken sculpture garden and translucent marble “windows.” Located on the campus of Yale University.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Includes materials in a variety of languages plus a special collection of United Nations resources.
Canberra Bushfires – Photo galleries and information documenting the Canberra Bushfires of 2003.
Children’s Literature Research Collections – Contains children’s literature collections available for research use at the University of Minnesota Elmer L. Anderson Library, including Kerlan, Hess, Treasure Island, Oz, and Paul Bunyan.
Civil War Newspapers – Contains readable, searchable Harper’s Weekly Civil War newspapers from 1861-1865.
Collect Britain – Presents images and sounds from the British Library, chosen to evoke places in the UK and beyond.
Eli Siegel Collection – Collection includes books on literature, philosophy, history, art, economics, and science, many of which contain handwritten annotations by Mr. Siegel (1902-1978). The Collection is open by appointment to persons seriously studying Aesthetic Realism.
Getty Research Library – Collection emphasizes the history of architecture. Contains rare books, prints, maps, photographs, optical devices, and manuscripts located in Los Angeles, CA.
Josep Bosch Historical Newspapers Collection – A project to recover, restore, preserve and exhibit historical newspapers from all over the world. The emphasis is to collect newspapers published in the city or country where the event took place.
Los Angeles Public Library – Rare Books Department – Over 16,000 volumes predominately in English and Spanish, dating from the fifteenth century. The majority of materials were published in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Catalog available online. Collection may be consulted by appointment only at the library in Los Angeles, California.
The Morrison Collection – A collection held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) containing Chinese books, manuscripts, and operas collected by Dr. Robert Morrison between 1807 and 1824.
National First Ladies Library – Located in the home of Ida McKinley in Canton, Ohio, this library includes biographies, photos, oral histories, and other materials about U.S. First Ladies.
Pitcairn Islands Study Center – A museum-research facility at Pacific Union College containing materials on Pitcairn and the Mutiny on the Bounty.
The Rothschild Archive – Located in London, England, the archive was established to preserve the record of a family that was widely recognized for contributions to the economic, political, and social history of many countries throughout the world.
Sybil Campbell Library – Collection built by the British Federation of Women Graduates includes material relating to women’s writing and history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, women’s education, biographies, and women in wartime.
The Toppan Rare Books Library – Housed at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, the collection specializes in the history and literature of America (particularly the West), the history and literature of the British Isles and Europe, world-wide travel and exploration, fishing, hunting, and natural history, and books written by women authors (particularly before 1900).
University of Michigan Special Collections Library – A variety of collections including an assortment of ancient papyri dating to 300 BC. Papyri topics include Biblical fragments, religious writings, public and private documents, private letters, astronomical, astrological, mathematical, and magical texts.
Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives – Collection contains manuscripts, photographs, performing arts materials, and rare books in divinity, history of religion and Methodism, history of fine paper and printing, significant Mark Twain editions, a collection of 18th and 19th-century accounts by travelers to Latin America, Mesoamerican codices, and a subject collection in demonology and witchcraft.