Information about our holdings

Collection Highlights

New and notable highlights from our digital collections.

Baadah Point, Neah Bay, undated
Franz R. and Kathryn M. Stenzel Collection of Western American Art Over 100 works of art reflecting the Stenzels’ interest in visual imagery of the American Northwest of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Frederick R. Koch Collection, 1640-1983 Music manuscripts, literary drafts, correspondence, photographs, and other papers of European, English, and American composers, authors, and artists.
Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh’s Photographs and Drawings of the Colorado River Region Approximately 900 photographic prints depicting the Colorado River region and other areas of the U.S. West, 1871-1934
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in Piazza San Marco, Venice, circa 1908
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Papers Manuscripts, letters, photographs, art and objects documenting the lives and works of Stein and Toklas.
Gertrude Stein home movie, circa 1927
Gertrude Stein Home Movie A short movie featuring Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.
The Great Mirror of Folly, Or Het Groote Tafereel Der Dwaasheid Two extraordinary volumes published in Amsterdam within months of the great 1720 speculative crashes that rocked the financial markets of Europe
H.D. Papers Photographs, scrapbook pages, and ephemera documenting the life of American poet, H.D.
Hannah Crafts, The Bondwoman's Narrative A fictionalized autobiography thought to be the first novel written by an African American woman and the only known novel written by a fugitive slave
Illustrations of American Indians Nearly 300 illustrations by Europeans depicting Native Americans.
J.M. Barrie's Boy Castaways The only surviving copy of an adventure story by J.M. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan.
James Baldwin Photographs and Papers Manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs documenting the career of the essayist, novelist.



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