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Book Arts & Rare Book Collections: Binding Collection

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




Contact Us!

Sandra Kroupa

Book Arts and Rare Books Curator


Phone: 2065441929 [Special Collections Main] 


Kat Lewis

Assistant Book Arts and Rare Books Librarian


Phone: 2065441929 [Special Collections Main] 

About the Binding Collection

This treasure trove of a collection contains binding structures from all over the world, from codices to scrolls, with a special emphasis on 19th century decorated cloth bindings. This collection was created to be a teaching tool for students and provides handleable objects for the study of the history of information and the book.

Starting Your Research

Please find a list of print, online, and audio/visual resources to start your research. This section serves as a jumping off point and is by no means exhaustive.