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Local Interest

Collections of local interest include first editions by Hart Crane, black writers Charles Chesnutt, and Langston Hughes, and books from the personal library of Henry Adams with a presentation copy of Mont Saint Michel and Chartres. In addition, Special Collections contains 80% of the books from the original collection of the Western Reserve College library of 1850, which were used to educate the doctors, lawyers, and theologians of the Western Reserve. Local interest items in Special Collections have been the subject of web pages providing more contextual information about their subject areas such as the Rabbi Daniel Jeremy Silver Collection and the Cleveland Play House Collection.


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