Collecting: Rare Books & Manuscripts

Do you collect 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 Americana. This means rare books, manuscripts, autographs, ephemera or photographs. American history printed, handwritten, or created in the 18th, 19th to early 20th century.

  • If you are a new collector to Americana we can provide guidance and suggestions.
  • If you are an experienced collector considering collecting Americana we can help.
  • For the care, storage, and conservation of rare books and manuscripts we work with AIC-affiliated rare book and paper conservators.