Collections & Exhibits

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Default Placeholder Photo Earl J. Hamilton Collection on the History of Economics
The Earl J. Hamilton Collection on the History of Economics contains over 3,000 rare and scholarly titles, with particular strengths in the economy of Spain and the life of John Law of Lauriston.
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Books & Journals
Subjects
Economics
Special Collections
European History
Americae nova Tabula.jpg Early Modern Maps of the Americas
The Early Modern Maps of the Americas Collection follows the representation of the Americas in early modern cartography. The maps date from the 16th through the 18th centuries giving a wide perspective of how the Americas were illustrated.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
European History
Geography
Maps
Native American Studies
Special Collections
Default Placeholder Photo Helen and Ruth Regenstein Collection of Rare Books
In 1965 Helen and Ruth Regenstein established the Helen and Ruth Regenstein Collection of Rare Books in order to secure for the University of Chicago Library excellent copies of important works of literature and the humanities in first or early editions.
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Subjects
English Literature
Special Collections
Default Placeholder Photo St. Albans Collection of Music
The St. Albans Collection of Music came to the University of Chicago as 34 volumes of printed and manuscript music acquired by successive Duchesses of St. Albans between 1780 and 1860. The collection thus provides an interesting and unusually complete picture of the musical life of an aristocratic English family in Georgian and early Victorian times.
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Music Scores
Subjects
Music
Special Collections
Lincoln Bookplate William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana
The 1932 purchase of the William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana formed the nucleus of the Library's distinguished holdings of books, manuscripts, and artifacts concerning the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. The Barton family established an endowment fund that has enabled the University to expand and shape Barton's original 3,500 volume collection into a major resource for exploring the social, economic, and political history of the United States in the nineteenth-century.
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Archives & Manuscripts
Books & Journals
Subjects
American History
Special Collections