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The Arts in Special Collections

The University of Delaware Library's collection encompasses all periods and styles of fine, decorative, and applied arts. It is particularly strong in works on painting technique and instruction, the decorative arts of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, architecture, and the book arts. The collection encompasses a wide range of genres and formats and includes first and early editions, manuscript and archival collections, broadsides, visual materials, ephemera, and sound recordings.

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University of Delaware Library Associates

Founded in 1958, the University of Delaware Library Associates works to expand and enrich the research collections of the University of Delaware Library through gifts from members, funds raised by University of Delaware Library Associates programs, and donations of significant books.

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