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Rare Book Collection

Since 1948, the Rare Book Collection has acquired and preserved rare materials such as first editions, fine bindings, illuminated manuscripts, letters and incunabula.


Tuesday12pm - 8pm
Wednesday12pm - 8pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Sunday1pm - 5pm

Treasures in print

Highlights include:

• Original manuscript of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer among the Indians by Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
• Kate Greenaway Collection
• Laura Ingalls Wilder Collection

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