Special Collections: Rare Books Collection
363 Hillman Library
3960 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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Bernard S. Horne Memorial Collection: Izaak Walton's Compleat Angler
Compleat Angler was given to the University of Pittsburgh in 1973 by Mrs. Horne as a memorial to her late husband. Mr. Horne assembled the collection during his lifetime and drew upon it to prepare his Compleat Angler, 1653-1967, a New Bibliography published in 1970. It is presumably the largest single collection of Angler editions in this country, and the span of years covered provide an unusual research opportunity for students of bibliographic history. Access to the editions is through Horne's Bibliography.
Bollingen Foundation Collection
This collection was donated by the A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Foundation and Mr. Paul Mellon in 1980. It is comprised of approximately 300 volumes of the Bollingen Foundation imprints housed in a separate bookcase in Room 272 Hillman Library and maintained by the Special Collections Department. An inventory to the collection is on file in the Department.
Cooperative Movement Collection
This collection consists of over 680 rare monographs and pamphlets published between 1851-1979 on the Cooperative Movement around the world, with heavy emphasis on Great Britain. Includes publications on agricultural, dry goods, food, housing, manufacturing, and trade union co-ops, etc. Organized by country; inventory available in the Department.
Flora and Norman Winkler Collection
This collection was bequeathed to the University by Dr. Norman Winkler at the time of his death in 1961. It is a collection of over 300 volumes of Spanish, English, and Brazilian literature, including first editions and many fine bindings. There are also microfilm copies of Brazilian literary history and critical studies, many of which relate to the works of Jose Martiniano de Alecar. Cataloged in Pittcat+.
Hervey Allen Collection
This collection was purchased in 1952, and includes manuscripts, correspondence, memorabilia, and the personal library of Mr. Allen (1889-1949), author of Anthony Adverse, was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. A catalog of books and the manuscripts, as well as an index to correspondence, are maintained in the Special Collections Department. Arrangements for working with the manuscripts should be made by consulting the Head of Special Collections.
Nancy Selvaggio Picchi Etiquette Collection
The Nancy Selvaggio Picchi Etiquette Collection was donated to the University's Library System in 2001, in honor of Marc Selvaggio and Donnis De Camp, Picchi’s brother and sister in-law, who were instrumental in the development of the collection. The collection contains more than 350 U.S. conduct and etiquette books mainly from the late 18th to the mid-20th century. An inventory is available in the Special Collections Department.
William Steinberg Collection
This collection is comprised of rare and fine books from the library of the late former conductor of Pittsburgh Symphony (1952-1976). Includes music scores, memorabilia, and photographs. Part of the collection is in the music library.