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—whether printed, handwritten, or created in the 18th, 19th, or 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 collaborate with AIC-affiliated rare book and paper conservators.