Great Collections of New York City: Summer 2014


Kyle P. Triplett


Long Island University


Summer 2014


This course introduces students to special collections in a variety of significant research institutions in New York City. It does so through guided visits to repositories where the class will meet curators, see representative examples, and hear from professional staff about issues associated with the institutions visited. In the class sessions and in assignments, students will review trends and issues in special collections. The course is largely experiential and participatory. This class is particularly valuable to those planning to pursue rare book librarianship or curatorial careers in special collections, but would also benefit those interested in research libraries in general. The course will give valuable access and exposure to important New York institutions, while challenging the students to think critically and creatively about the roles of special collections.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

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