Library Special Collections holdings include a wide variety of literary rare books, as well as manuscripts and archival collections relating to specific authors and poets. While materials representing a broad spectrum of periods and genres may be found, the principal collecting areas are nineteenth and twentieth-century English and American literature.
- Visit UC Library Search to search by author, title, or keyword. If you have too many search results, try more specific search terms or limiting your search by date to find a specific edition.
- Search the Online Archive of California (OAC) for archival material, such as the papers of John Fante or Susan Sontag.
- Significant literature holdings can also be found at our affiliated library, the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, with particular strengths in English literature and history (1641-1800), Oscar Wilde, and fine printing. Clark materials are also discoverable in UC Library Search.