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Book Arts & Rare Book Collections: Authors Collection

Historically significant, rare and collectible books from the Libraries Special Collections Division.

About the Authors Collection

The 20th-century American Author Collections include Pacific Northwest poets, literary works set in the Pacific Northwest and books by noted authors such as Djuna Barnes, T.S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound.

The European Author Collections include works by Hans Christian Andersen, William Blake, Charles Dickens, and William Butler Yeats.

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Special Collections has extensive holdings of American and British Authors. The following is a short list of authors featured in this extensive collection:

Theodore Roethke

Theodore Roethke, Seattle, July 1963.
UW Special Collections Division
Mary Randlett Photograph Collection

       20th-century American authors:

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       European authors: