Rare Books and Manuscripts (RBM) is one of six featured collections in ASU's Distinctive Collections. Holdings are strong in early modern herbals, performing arts collections, and film and television collections. Also represented are pop-up and moveable-parts books, young adult literature, and contemporaryartists' books. The RBM collections provide a representative teaching collection that documents major shifts in writing and technology, ranging from a Sumerian clay tablet from roughly 2100 B.C.E. to contemporary artists' books and digital media.
To locate Rare Books and Manuscripts materials, begin your search in one of the following: