Articles and Essays

  • About the Rare Book and Special Collections Division The Rare Book and Special Collections Division maintains well over 100 separate collections and materials in this digital collection contain books from nearly every one of them. The following collections are some of the best known and most used:
  • Jefferson's Inaugural Address on Satin Speech of Thomas Jefferson, president of the United States, delivered at his instalment, March 4, 1801, at the city of Washington. This rare satin broadside of Jefferson’s 1801 inaugural address was printed by Matthew Carey in an edition of 89 copies. It is embellished with a portrait of Jefferson at the top, the only known broadside edition to be illustrated thus. Revealing his taste...