Rare Books

The Special Collections Unit acquires several different categories of Rare Books, including miniature books, autographed editions, first editions, limited editions, private press publications and books with unique bindings. Rare Book collections include the Pennsylvania Imprint Collection, the Wickersham Pedagogical Collection, the Woodbridge Collection, and the Rousseau Collection. To search for rare books use the Library Catalog.

To view some of the rare books that have been digitized, click here.

For information on the reproduction of publications held in the Rare Book Collection please refer to the Reproduction of Special Collections Material guidelines and restrictions.

Pennsylvania Imprint Collection
The Pennsylvania Imprint Collection includes books published in Pennsylvania prior to 1850. The collection contains books printed in Lancaster, Philadelphia, and other counties in the region.

Wickersham Pedagogical Collection
This collection was the private library of James P. Wickersham, the second principal of the Normal School and one of the founders of Millersville University.

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