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From its very earliest days, the University of Delaware Library has benefited from the generosity of both monetary gifts and donations of materials, including rare books and manuscripts. Many of Special Collections’ most unique items have been gifts, and without the munificence of donors, these items could not have been otherwise acquired.

The exhibition features items which were donated in the past decade. The materials on display are organized to complement Special Collections’ core collecting areas of literature, the arts, history and Delawareana, and the history of science.

This exhibition was originally on display in the Special Collections main gallery on the second floor of Morris Library from August 23-December 16, 2011.

Tags: Gifts; Delaware; Book donations; Libraries--Special Collections'; University of Delaware