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About This Exhibition:

The University of Delaware’s collection of rare and unique materials in Special Collections is constantly expanding through careful and deliberate purchases and the generosity of donors. In What’s New? Recent Additions to Special Collections, visitors will explore a wealth of materials that speak to the strengths in our collections, including literature, history, art, African American history and Delaware history.

The exhibition features an array of books and manuscripts from the 15th century to the present that have been added to our collection since 2016. Visitors will find an early edition of Frederick Douglass’ autobiography, diaries of Delawareans who served in the Civil War, a Bible printed in the 15th century, and much more.


Exhibition curated by Alex Johnston with installation assistance from Petra Clark. Graphic design elements by Jaynell Keely.