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Special Collections

Daniel Burke Library has an outstanding collection of rare books and other special collections. These collections have been developed over many years with the assistance of generous donations from many individuals. We have a wide range of materials in our rare book room ranging from 68 incunabula pieces to contemporary book arts items.

The collection is particularly strong in religion, classics, local history, the Adirondacks, and Civil War regimental histories (especially New York State). Of particular note are the Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection, the Ezra Pound Collection, and the Communal Societies Collection noted below. These are our premiere collections where the Library has distinctive and unique holdings.

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Christian Goodwillie
Director and Curator of Special Collections and Archives

Mark Tillson
Special Collections Coordinator

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Print Collections

Search the catalog for print materials in some of the library's premier special collections:

Communal Societies
About the Collection  |  See the Digital Collection
Ezra Pound
About the Collection  |  See the Digital Collection
Lesser Antilles
About the Collection   |  See the Digital Collection
Hamilton College Archives
About the Collection  |  See the Digital Collection

Digital Collections

The library's growing collection of primary and secondary source materials relating to American communal societies, the Lesser Antilles, Ezra Pound, jazz, Hamilton College and more are available online at http://elib.hamilton.edu.