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Rare Books and Manuscripts

Rare Books and Manuscripts houses approximately 34,000 rare and unique books and manuscripts, covering 40 centuries - from circa 2100 B.C.E. to the present - and subjects ranging from Medieval illuminated manuscripts to modern artists books.

Materials are organized by author, size, or subject. Also included are more than 1,080 linear feet of personal and organizational manuscript collections for authors, cultural historians, film and theatre personalities.

To Find Rare Books and Manuscripts Materials

  • Search the ASU Libraries Catalog to find rare books, manuscripts and periodicals.
  • Use the Arizona Archives Online advanced search to find a list of manuscript collections (e.g., literary papers, personal correspondence). Search using the Arizona State University and Special Collections repository checkboxes.

  • Search the ASU Digital Repository for digital still images, audio, moving images, multimedia and original research by ASU scholars.

To View Rare Books and Manuscripts Materials

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  • Email Ask an Archivist to schedule a class, to design a new instruction session that meets your curricular needs, or for in-depth assistance with rare books and manuscripts research and locating materials.


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Seonaid Valiant
Hayden Library, ASU

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