The Rare Book & Manuscript Library houses over 500,000 items, including books, serials, manuscripts, maps, artworks, and realia. To search our collections, link to the library’s catalog or use our custom advanced search below. The Special Collections Catalog searches the holdings of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections, and the University Archives.
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Search Manuscripts and Archives
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library is also home to a wide variety of manuscript collections. Many of the finding aids are searchable through our online Archon system.