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Special Collections: Political History Resources: Rare Books

This guide will help you navigate the political history collections in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation (RBSCP)
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Searching for Rare Books

Use this box to search within all of Rare Books' collections. 

Rare Books on Political History

RBSCP holds many books by and about local and national politicians, including politicians whose papers we hold. Our areas of strength include publications that focus on 19th and 20th century New York State politics, print matter about specific elections, legislation (both NYS and federal), and the ways politics affect social change, including women's rights and abolition. 

Selected Rare Books Searches

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Autumn Haag

Areas of Expertise

  • 19th Century Social Justice and Activism
  • Black History and Culture
  • Rochester and Monroe County History
  • Women’s History
  • Political Collections - William Henry Seward, Thurlow Weed, and Midge Costanza
Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Rush Rhees Library
Room 225
755 Library Road
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627