Special Collections Research Center

Special Collections Research Center Collections

  1. Children's Literature Special Collection

    Classic, pop-up and movable books, works by Midwestern authors and publishers, and archival material.

  2. Early Printed Books

    Imprints, incunables, and early printed books created by significant presses, printers, and type designers.

  3. European History Special Collections

    Pamphlets, bibles, and early printed books covering early modern European politics, religion, and military advances.

  4. History of Astronomy and Mathematics

    Treaties, star atlases, manuscripts, and other materials documenting scientific developments in astronomy and related disciplines.

  5. History of Medicine

    Materials documenting the history of medicine from antiquity through the 20th century.

  6. Islamic Manuscripts

    Rich range of texts demonstrating manuscript production across historical periods and Islamicate cultural areas.

  7. Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive

    Materials on the American culinary experience including cookbooks, ephemera, and restaurant menus.

  8. Jewish Heritage Collection

    Artwork, books, and objects that reflect everyday and religious aspects of Jewish life.

  9. Joseph A. Labadie Collection

    Books, pamphlets, ephemera, and more chronicling anarchism, political and social movements, and related topics.

  10. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

    Manuscript leaves, fragments, and codices from the 6th to the 16th centuries.

  11. Philippine American History Special Collection

    Manuscripts, photographs, and more documenting colonialist aspects of Philippine history in the early 1900s.

  12. Screen Arts Mavericks and Makers

    Papers and other materials from notable independent filmmakers and distributors documenting the film production process.

  13. Transportation History

    A unique body of work covering transportation technology and travel.

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