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Collection Highlights

New and notable highlights from our digital collections.

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[Black woman seated with white child] Montrose, Pennsylvania, ca. 1890
Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American Collection Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and card photographs depicting black life from the 1850s-1940s.
Ruckus! American Entertainments at the Turn of the Twentieth Century and the Bonnie and Semoura Clark Black Vaudeville Collection Photographs recalling popular divertissements, including minstrel shows, vaudeville, and burlesque.
Savannah, or, the Form of a Servant Draft, holograph, corrected, of a novel about a young woman from New York who learns of her African-American ancestry
Viola Baxter Jordan Letters to Viola Baxter Jordan from Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, H.D. and Bryher, 1905-1951.
Walt Whitman Collection Selected manuscripts, correspondence, and artifacts documenting the life of the American poet, Walt Whitman.
William Carlos Williams, 1921
William Carlos Williams Papers Correspondence, writings, photographs, medical records, artwork, and ephemera documenting the life and work of poet, dramatist, and physician, William Carlos Williams



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