Non-standard size or format materials, including extremely large or small items.
The smallest book in Special Collections, a copy of The Gettysburg Address.
One of the largest books in Special Collections, Viaje pintoresco y arqueológico sobre la parte más interesante de la República Mexicana.
Rare, scarce, unusual, delicate or weak materials. These items need special preservation care that is only available in Special Collections.
Book of Hours page, France, c.1300, 18 cm x 12 cm, with miniature of St. Nicholas.
Special collections includes rare and significant printed books, manuscripts, graphics, music or ephemera, including inscribed items by famous authors. An example is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, with 12 illustrations with original woodcuts and an original etching by Salvador Dali.
A pre-production script for the movie Gone With the Wind, director Victor Fleming, Warner Brothers, 1939,
from the Jimmy Starr Screenplay Collection.
See Objects/Realia (SPEC OBJ) in the library catalog for more items in this category.
Cylinder Seal and Relief, c. 1700 B.C.E., from Anatolia, Cappadocia. The cylinder images consist of four figures, one identified as the god Shamash. Clay relief impression includes six figures, one and one-half rotations.