Collecting: Rare Books & Manuscripts

Are you interested in collecting American history through rare books, manuscripts, or visual culture? If you’re a beginning or seasoned collector, we can help


Collection Building

We can offer advice on buying and selling rare books, manuscripts, autographs, ephemera or photographs; printed, handwritten, or created in the 18th, 19th to early 20th century.

  • Whether you are a new collector or an experienced one, we can provide guidance and suggestions.
  • For the care, storage, and conservation of rare books and manuscripts we work with AIC-affiliated rare book and paper conservators.