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Literary Research in Special Collections

This guide provides an introduction to conducting literary research using materials in Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland Libraries.

Welcome to the Special Collections Guide to Literary Research

This guide provides an overview of collections related to literature and literary research available in Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland. 

Literary manuscripts consists of archival collections documenting the life and works of authors and literary organizations. 

Rare Books contains works of literature from a wide variety of authors and literary genres. 

Use the browse subjects tabs on the left to explore the collections. A selection of relevant materials from both archival and book collections are listed in each section. 

All materials can be requested online and viewed in the Maryland Room, located in Hornbake Library. For any questions about the collections, including instruction opportunities, please contact us.

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