Americana

Rare Book Collections

The major emphases of Special Collections’ rare book holdings are American history and literature. The collections number approximately 325,000 volumes. Thomas Jefferson, the founder of the University of Virginia, was also the creator of its library, selecting all of the … Continued

Manuscript Collections

The major emphases of Special Collections’ manuscripts collections are American history and literature. The manuscripts collections total approximately 13 million items in over 14,000 discrete collection units and over 250,000 photographs and small prints, over 8,000 reels of microfilm, nearly … Continued