The holdings of the Department of Special Collections include manuscripts and rare books, which benefit from special handling because of their age, rarity, or value; our holdings contain as well archival collections of various sorts. We also hold other collections that are themselves of unique research value, because they concentrate on a particular author, publisher, topic, or genre and thereby permit scholars to explore a subject in great depth (the Little Magazines collection is a noteworthy example in this category).  The links below highlight strengths of the collection; see the Library Catalog for more detail concerning particular titles.