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Getting Started

What kinds of material can be found in Special Collections?

Special Collections encompass a wide range of primary sources that have been acquired and preserved because of the light they shed on their creator's life and work, because of the information they contain on people, places, and things, or because of their intrinsic value.

Primary sources are exciting above all because they are still waiting to be interpreted, to have their context explored, to be figured out. Their interpretation is up to the researcher.


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