May 17, 2022

Special Collections: A Roundup of Some Recent Acquisitions at Eleven Libraries

Here’s a selective roundup that provides info about some recent acquisitions by the special collections/rare books departments at eleven libraries in the U.S. and Canada.

Cornell University

Library acquires presidential textiles

Columbia University

Rare Book & Manuscript Library Acquires Gubernatorial Papers of David Paterson

Rare Book & Manuscript Library Acquires Archive of Puerto Rican Author Manuel Ramos Otero

Duke University

Rubenstein Library Acquires Radio Haiti Archives

Emory University

MARBL acquires research files from Bobby Jones biographer Sidney Matthew

MARBL Acquires Rare Atlanta Fanzines from the 1940s

Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada Acquires Cartoonist Lynn Johnston’s Material

New York Public Library

Columbia Records Executive’s Archive Headed to New York Public Library (via NY Times)

University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia Acquires “Treasure Trove” Early Provincial History Photographs

University of California, Riverside

Eaton Collection Acquires Rare Volume of Utopian Literature

University of Delaware

University Library announces papers of Sen. Ted Kaufman opened for research

University of Kentucky

UK Libraries Acquires Rare 16th, 17th Century Books on Music

University of Toronto

University of Toronto Acquires Major Collection of Photographs by Allen Ginsberg

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