John Hay Library Special Collections

The John Hay Library houses the University Library’s collections of rare books and manuscripts, the University Archives, and many special collections on a wide variety of topics.  Notable areas of strength include American literature and popular culture, political and diplomatic history, the history of science, book arts and graphics.

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