Rare Books Collection
Contact the CuratorMelissa Watterworth
Curator for Literary and Natural History Collections
Archives & Special Collections
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
University of Connecticut Libraries
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs, CT 06269-1205
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rare Books Collection
Gaines Collection of Americana Finding Aid
This portion of the collection includes correspondence, petitions, legal documents, receipts, reports concerning such issues as the slave trade, Quakers, taxes, state of the Treasury, etc. The documents were issued by the federal government (Congress) and the States (or Commonwealths of) of Vermont, Maryland, Virginia, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York, and Georgia. Other materials in the collection include manuscripts of his historical and bibliographical publications, correspondence with fellow collectors and librarians concerning his collecting activities and inventories and notes on items in his collections. The book and pamphlet collections have been removed and catalogued individually. Please check HOMER for call numbers.
Italian Risorgimento Collection Finding Aid
The Italian Risorgimento Collection is comprised of broadsides, pamphlets, books and periodicals from the period of the unification of Italy, 1789 to 1879, with some documents dating as early as 1650.