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The Irvin Department collections listed below are a selection of the named collections held by the Department. These collections are a testament to the commitment of the collectors who built them. In many cases the collectors made a deliberate choice to donate their collections to us. 

When searching across the list of named collections by name, keyword, or subject, keep in mind that all of the materials held by the Irvin Department are not part of a named collection; so be sure to use the online catalog to access print and audio-visual materials and to use finding aids to access archival collections.

 

Collection Format Resources Keywords
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AIDS and Sexuality Ephemera Collection, 1983-1997 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
Finding Aid
Historical Collections, AIDS, HIV, Public Health
HIV/AIDS and Its Impact Books, periodicals, printed material Catalog Records Historical Collections; Public health
Cleanth Brooks Collection, 1930 – 1994 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
Finding Aid
American Literature Collections
Cleanth Brooks Collection Books, periodicals, printed material Catalog Records American Literature Collections
Clifford Allen (Lord Allen of Hurtwood) Papers, 1911-1962 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
Finding Aid
Historical Collections; World War I
Clifford Allen Collection Books Catalog Records Historical Collections; World War I
David Rogers Chesnutt Archive, 1946-2016 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
Finding Aid
American Literature; History; Bibliography; Manuscripts; Early Computing
Donald J. and Ellen Greiner Collection of James Dickey, 1954-2005 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
Finding Aid
American Literature; Southern Literature
Donald J. and Ellen Greiner Collection of James Dickey Books, periodicals, printed material, manuscripts, archive Catalog Records American Literature; Southern Literature
Ed Grady Screenplay Collection, 1983-2001 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature; Film; Television
Donald J. and Ellen Greiner Collection of John Hawkes, 1963-2009 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
Finding Aid
American Literature
Donald J. and Ellen Greiner Collection of Frederick Busch Books, periodicals, printed material
Catalog Records American Literature
Donald J. and Ellen Greiner Collection of John Hawkes Books, periodicals, printed material Catalog Records American Literature
Edwin C. Epps Collection of Pat Conroy, 1983-1994 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
Finding Aid
American Literature; Southern Literature
Elizabeth Knight Hinckley Sturgis Collection, 1827-1866 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
Finding Aid
Historical Collections; nineteenth century; correspondence
Erwin Ford Collection of George V. Higgins, 1963-2007 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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American Literature; Crime fiction
Florence Fetz Mansfield Papers, 1924-1955 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
Finding Aid
Literature and the Arts Collections
Flynn Harrell Papers, 1948 - 1981 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
Finding Aid
Historical Collections
Hancock Family Papers, 1767-1849 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
Finding Aid
Historical Collections
Jack De Bellis Collection of John Updike, 1976-2008 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
Finding Aid
Literature and the Arts Collections -- American Literature
Jim Blanton AIDS Collection, 1985-1994 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Historical Collections; HIV; Public Health
Joyce Morrow Pair Collection of James Dickey, 1984-2007 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections -- American Literature; Southern Literature
Malcolm Argyle Franklin Collection, 1847-1978 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections; Southern Literature; Faulkner
Marian Bruce Logan Collection of Civil Rights Activism, 1945-1989 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Historical Collections -- Civil Rights Collections; women; Civil Rights; Arts
Marian Bruce Logan Collection of Civil Rights Activism Books   Historical Collections -- Civil Rights Collections; women; Civil Rights; Arts
Matthew J. Bruccoli Collection of James Dickey, 1943-2006 Books, periodicals, printed material, audio-visual material, photographs Catalog Records American Literature
Matthew J. & Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of George V. Higgins Books, periodicals, printed material Catalog Records American Literature; Crime Fiction
Matthew J Bruccoli Collection of Joseph Heller Books, periodicals, printed material Catalog Records American Literature; World War II
Matthew J. Bruccoli Papers, 1894-2010 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections -- American Literature
Maurice J. Speiser Papers, 1913-1986 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections -- American Literature
Maurice Sendak and Leroy Richmond Collection of Correspondence, 1965-2007 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections -- Children's Literature
Mitchell and Morley Kennerley Papers, 1902-1975 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections -- American Literature
National Endowment for the Arts Publications, 2003-2007 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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NEA; Literature and the Arts Collections
Pittman Shay Collection of Major General Ralph P. Cousins, 1915-1965 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
Finding Aid
Historical Collections
Richard Layman Collection of John Dos Passos, 1900-2014 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
Finding Aid
Literature and the Arts Collections -- American Literature
Richard Lemay Papers, 1962 - 2004 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Philosophy and Religious Studies
Richard Lemay Collection of Medieval and Arabic Philosophy and Science Books, periodicals, printed material Catalog Records Philosophy; Natural History and Science Collections;
Robert B. Ariail Papers, 1803-2011 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Natural History and Science Collections; Astronomy; Historical Astronomy; areal aireal arial
Robert S. Chamberlain Collection of Military Medals and Coins, 392 BC – 1984 AD Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
Finding Aid
Historical Collections; Civil War
Ron Rash Collection Books, periodicals, printed material Catalog Records American Literature; Southern literature
Samuel Bloom World War I Archive, 1917-1920 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Historical Collections; World War I
Samuel Bloom Collection Books, periodicals, Printed material Catalog Records Historical Collections; World War I
Sylvia Heller Gurian Papers, 1967-2002 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections
Thomas Cooper Society Papers, 1988 - 2012 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections
W. Ormiston Roy Papers, 1888-2009 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Natural History; Scottish Literature
South Carolina College Library Collection Books Catalog Records
Digitized Materials
South Carolina, Library, History, Antebellum, Historical Collections
C. Edgar and Julie Grissom Collection of Ernest Hemingway   Catalog Records American Literature Collections
Pat Conroy Archive, 1850- Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections -- American Literature; Southern Literature
Augusta Baker Collection of African-American Children's Literature & Folklore Books, periodicals, printed materials Catalog Records Children's Literature, Multi-cultural, African-American; Baker Collection
Graham-Kennett Collection of Children's Literature Books, periodicals, printed materials Catalog Records Children's Literature Collections; Award winning
Greta D. Little and Joel Myerson Collection of Multi-Cultural Children’s Literature   Catalog Records Children's Literature collections; Multi-cultural; Global; World; Little-Myerson
Elmore Leonard Archive, 1890-2013 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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American Literature; Crime fiction
George V. Higgins Archive, 1943-2000 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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American Literature -- Crime Fiction
James Ellroy Archive, 1915- Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections -- Crime Fiction
James Ellroy Collection Books, periodicals, printed materials Catalog Records American Literature; Crime fiction; Film
Dashiell Hammett Collection Books, periodicals, printed material Catalog Records American Literature; Crime fiction
Dashiell Hammett Family Papers Manuscripts, correspondence, archive Catalog Record
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American Literature; Crime fiction
Richard Layman Collection of Dashiell Hammett, 1931-2015 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections -- Crime Fiction
Nineteenth-Century British & American Literary Annuals Books Catalog Records
Digitized Materials
English Literature Collections; American Literature Collections; Art; Gift books
Ewelme Collection of Robert Bridges   Catalog Records English Literature
Jack Mooney Collection of Rhoda Broughton, 1857-1962 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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English Literature; Women authors
Jack Mooney Collection of Rhoda Broughton Books Catalog Records English Literature; Women Authors
G. Ross Roy Collection of Burnsiana & Scottish Literature Books, periodicals, printed materials, audio-visual materials, art, photographs Catalog Record  Literature and the Arts Collections -- Scottish Literature
Jean Redpath Archive, 1906-2015 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections -- Scottish Literature; Musicians; Women
Rodger L. Tarr Collection of Thomas Carlyle Books Catalog Records British Literature; Scottish Literature
James Willard Oliver Collection Books, periodicals, printed materials Catalog Records Philosophy
James Willard Oliver Collection of Bertrand Russell Books, periodicals, printed materials Catalog Records  Philosophy
James Willard Oliver David Hume Collection Books, periodicals, printed materials Catalog Records Philosophy
Pages from the Past Medieval Manuscripts Manuscripts Digitized Materials Philosophy, Religion, Medieval Art
James Dickey Library Books, periodicals, printed materials Catalog Records American Literature
Reviews on File Collection: Literary Clippings 1927 - 1970 Reviews, clippings Catalog Record Literary Collections - American Literature
Robert D. Middendorf and Rodger Tarr Collections of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, 1939-1999 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Records
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Literature and the Arts Collections -- American Literature
Robert D. Middendorf Collection Books Catalog Records Literature and the Arts Collections -- American Literature
Frederick R. Karl Archive, 1961-1995 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections
Joel Myerson Collection of Nineteenth Century American Manuscripts and Iconography, 1787-1931 Books, periodicals, printed material, art, manuscript, correspondence Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections -- American Literature; Myerson Collection
Joel Myerson Collection of Nineteenth-Century American Literature Books, periodicals, printed material, audio-visual material Catalog Records Literature and the Arts Collections -- American Literature; Myerson Collection
John Jakes Papers, 1963- Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections -- American Literature
John Manners Iggulden Papers, 1983-2001 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections -- American Literature
Joseph Heller Papers, 1945-2013 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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American Literature; Film
Joseph Heller Library Books Catalog Records American Literature
Jules Furthman Papers, 1927-1960 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections
Kaye Gibbons Archive, 1987- Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections -- American Literature
Lucille Jordan Palmer Collection of Jesse Stuart   Catalog Records American Literature
Matthew J. & Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald Books, periodicals, printed material, audio-visual material, manuscript material, art Catalog Records
Digitized Materials
American Literature
Wallace Markfield Papers, 1971-2002 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Records
Finding Aid
Literature and the Arts Collections
William R. Bailey Collection Books Catalog Records American Literature
Wayne Yenawine Collection, 1937 – 1981 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Literature and the Arts Collections
William R. Stanley Archive, 1931-2015 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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Natural History and Science Collections; Geography; Maps
Amy B. Millstone Paris Collection Books, periodicals, printed materials Catalog Records Historical Collections, France, Travel, Lost Generation
Books from the library of Charles Pinckney (1757-1824) Books Catalog Records Historical Collections
Gilbert S. Guinn Collection Books, periodicals, printed materials Catalog Records Historical Collections; World War I; World War II; Military History, Aviation
Anthony P. Campanella Collection of Giuseppe Garibaldi Books, periodicals, printed materials Catalog Records Historical Collections, Italy, Italian Risorgimento, Revolution
Barnwell-Singleton Collection Books Catalog Records Historical Collections, Angelica Singleton Van Buren, Robert Woodward Barnwell, literary annuals, anthologies, history, social conditions, women, nineteenth century
Muggletonian Collection Books, printed material Catalog Records Historical Collections, Religion
Samuel D. Langtree American Pamphlets Collection Books, pamphlets, printed material Catalog Records Historical Collections, American History, Politics, Science
John G. Daye Football History Collection Books, periodicals, printed materials Catalog Records College Sport Collections; Football
Mary Willingham Archive, 2002-2015 Manuscripts, archive Catalog Record
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College Sports Collections
William D. Haggard Tennis Collection Books Catalog Records College Sport Collections
C. Warren Irvin, Jr., Collection of Charles Darwin and Darwiniana Books Catalog Records Natural History, Science, Biology, Evolution
George H. Bunch Medical History Collection Books, periodicals, printed materials, audio-visual materials, art, photographs Catalog Records Science Collections; Medicine, Public Health
Robert B. Ariail Collection of Historical Astronomy Books, periodicals, printed materials, atlases Catalog Records Natural History, Science, Astronomy, Historical Astronomy, Telescopes, areal aireal arial
College Sport Collections      
Robert Burns Chapbooks Printed material, ephemera Catalog Records
Digitized Materials
Scottish Literature Collections
Robert Burns Manuscripts Manuscripts Catalog Records
Digitized Materials
Scottish Literature Collections
Mitchell Kennerly Imprint Collections   Catalog Records American Literature
Robert J. Wickenheiser Collection of John Bunyan Books Catalog Records British Literature, Children's Literature
Robert J. Wickenheiser Collection of John Milton Books, periodicals, printed material, art Catalog Records English Literature Collections; Art
Speiser and Easterling-Hallman Foundation Collection of Ernest Hemingway Books Catalog Record American Literature
Warner Bros./Turner Entertainment F. Scott Fitzgerald Screenplay Collection   Catalog Record American Literature, Film, Hollywood, Entertainment