About Special Collections
- Help transcribe cookbooks
- Andrew F. Davis papers, May-Dec. 1861
- Crowd inside Chautauqua tent, from MsC 150, Records of the Redpath Chautauqua Collection
- Detail from the journal The New Colophon, issue 50, 1950
- Detail from Nebraska vs. Iowa football program, 1946
- Detail from the fanzine New Fandom #5, 1939
200,000 rare books range in age from the 15th century to newly created artists' books; over 800 manuscript collections, medieval to modern; 7,000 feet of records document University history.
The Libraries' repository of primary source materials: Exceptional literary collections of writers from Walt Whitman to Iris Murdoch; historical collections document the French Revolution, Westward Expansion, and the Civil War - and Chautauqua and vaudeville performers, the culinary arts, political cartooning, screenwriting....
Tens of thousands of pamphlets, photographs, posters, sound recordings, and other formats.