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Rare Book Collections

An introduction to the major rare book collections held in FSU Special Collections & Archives

Rare Books Collections

The rare books collections at FSU Special Collections & Archives comprise over 90,000 volumes of printed materials ranging in date from the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries. These books represent significant examples from the history of text technology, as well as areas of particular historical, geographical, and sociological importance. Collecting strengths include 19th century English and American poetry, Napoleon and the French Revolution, Scottish history and literature, children’s literature, early travel and discovery of the Americas, early English bibles, 20th century avant-garde literature, and artists’ books.

Rare Books and Instruction Librarian

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Katherine Hoarn
Strozier Library
Special Collections & Archives
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