Rauner Special Collections Library

Dartmouth College

Rauner Special Collections Library is the primary repository for Dartmouth College’s rare book, manuscript, and archival holdings. The collections reflect the long and rich history of the College and feature collections related to eminent alumni, faculty, and others associated with the College.

Special Collections holds extensive manuscript and published material related to Robert Frost ‘96 and Daniel Webster ‘01, the Stefansson Collection on Polar Exploration, and the papers of Budd Schulberg ’36 and the Pilobolus Dance Theatre. The papers of Maxfield Parrish and Augustus Saint-Gaudens are part of a series of related collections documenting the history of New Hampshire’s Cornish Colony. There are dozens of named book collections including the Allerton Hickmott ’17 Shakespeare Collection, an extensive New Hampshire Imprints collection, the Edward P. Sine ‘51 Collection of British Illustrated Books, and a deep “Presses” collection that chronicles the history of printing from the 15th century to the present. Students make regular use of the pre-1600 manuscripts for course work, a collection that includes a small but very rich trove of books of hours, a 15th-century prose Brut Chronicle, a 14th century Roman de la Rose, and a strong collection of early musical manuscripts.

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