May 22, 2022

Special Collections: A Roundup of 17 Recent Acquisitions by Libraries in US, Canada, and UK

All of the announcements linked below were released in the past 30 days. We hope you find this roundup useful.

Boston University chosen to house former mayor’s archives (via Fox Boston)

British Library Acquires D’Oyly Carte Archive

Duke University: Franklin Research Center Acquires Robert A. Hill Collection/Marcus Garvey Papers Project Records

Columbia and Barnard celebrate acquisition of Arthur Mitchell’s archives with symposium

Archives of Atlantic Philanthropies given to Cornell Library

Cornell University: Papers of pioneering lesbian photographer given to library

A Collection of Rare Jack Kerouac Materials Acquired by Emory’s Rose Library

Indiana University: Lilly Library acquires papers of author J. Greg Perkins

Library of Congress Acquires Robert Dawson’s Images of Public Libraries

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Acquires Isaiah Sheffer Archive

New York University: Georgiou Library Receives Collection of Picture Book Biographies from Children’s Lit Authority Leonard Marcus

UC San Diego: Library Acquires Scientific American Archive

Simon Fraser University library Acquires Medieval Manuscript

Stanford University Libraries acquires the archive of Filipina-American playwright Jeannie Barroga

Eli Broad gives personal papers, archives to UCLA Library

University of Michigan: “Bentley Historical Library Acquires Kevorkian Papers, Now Open to the Public”

Hispanic heritage acquisitions: Constitutions of 19th-century Spain (Goldman Law Library, Yale University Law School

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