~~The Rare Books Department holds more than 80,000 books, maps, ephemera, and realia documenting the record of human communication from clay tablet to artists' book.
~~By actively collecting and digitizing material of historical and aesthetic importance,the Rare Books Department preserves a heritage of thought, artistic endeavor, and innovation that inspires the human spirit today.
~~We provide reference, research and educational access to local, regional and international communities – strengthening the ability of faculty to teach, students to learn, and communities to find common denominators.
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Managing Curator & Department Head
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