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Relacion de las ceremonias...de los Indios de la provencia de Mechoacan
From the Jay I. Kislak Collection
Featured Finding Aid
Paul Avrich Anarchism Collection, 1890-2006
Paul Avrich Collection
Katherine Bitting Golden Collection
Joseph Meredith Toner Collection at the Library of Congress
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Featured Digital Collection
Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
Now on exhibition, the celebrated blood hounds. Hero and spot. the monster blood hound hero ... Don't fail to see them!.
|The unique materials of the Rare Book
and Special Collections Division, now totaling over 800,000 items,
include books, broadsides, pamphlets, theater playbills, prints,
posters, photographs, and medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. At
the center is Thomas Jefferson's book collection, which was sold
to Congress in 1815.