Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives subcategories:
- Archives (5/3)
- Braille Materials/Collections (2/0)
- Ethnic Collections (2/0)
- Foreign Language Collections (5/0)
- Genealogical Collections (18/0)
- Government Publications (2/0)
- Grants Research Collections (3/0)
- High Interest/Low Vocabulary Collections (1/0)
- Large Print Materials/Collections (8/0)
- Telephone Book Collections (1/0)
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Public, academic and some special libraries or other organizations that acquire, house and make available to the community for purposes of research or appreciation, rare books, aggregations of printed works or manuscripts on a particular subject or by a particular author; artistic materials by a particular artist or representative of a particular era or style; or other collectibles that are rare, of special interest, of historical significance or of scholarly value. Also included are organizations that acquire, classify and make available to the community on a loan or distribution basis, special document collections or reading materials in a variety of language or special formats which enable people who have visual or hearing impairments or who read in a language other than English to enjoy leisure reading materials and selected nonfiction and reference works. Some collections include materials that require specialized security and user services. Some special collections are standalone institutions that are privately funded, such as the Newberry Library or the American Antiquarian Society while others are part of a larger institution, such as the Beinecke Library at Yale University. Many American university special collections grew out of the merging of rare book rooms and manuscripts departments in a university's library system.
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