• DIY HistoryHelp transcribe cookbooks
  • Help transcribe Civil War diariesAndrew F. Davis papers, May-Dec. 1861
  • Manuscript CollectionsCrowd inside Chautauqua tent, from MsC 150, Records of the Redpath Chautauqua Collection
  • Rare & Historical BooksDetail from the journal The New Colophon, issue 50, 1950
  • ArchivesDetail from Nebraska vs. Iowa football program, 1946
  • Ephemera & MoreDetail from the fanzine New Fandom #5, 1939
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  • Special Collections

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