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Rare Book Collections|American Heritage Center

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Anne Marie Lane
Curator
Toppan Rare Books Library
307-766-2565
etoppan@uwyo.edu

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Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-4114
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Email: ahc@uwyo.edu

Some Highlights from the rare book collections of Toppan Library


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Individual Collections


Much of the library houses donated material. Large named collections are kept intact:

  • Frederick W. Toppan Collection
  • Charles and Paul Clay Collection
  • Beatrice Beuf Collection
  • William Fitzhugh Collection
  • Lloyd Taggart Collection
  • Joseph Roebling Collection
  • Tristram and Charles Howard Colket Collection
  • Owen Wister Collection
  • Lewis Einstein Collection
  • C.C. Kuehn Collection
  • Maud Littleton Collection
  • Lewis Knapp Collection
  • Wilbur, Emma, and S.H. Knight Collection
  • Arthur and Helen Rippey Collection
  • Revilo Pendleton Oliver Collection
  • Walter Levy Collection
  • Ed and Shirley Cheramy Collection
  • Louise Jackson Collection
  • Gene Gurney Collection

Images from the Toppan Library


Manuscript Pentateuch, Written in Samaritan

manuscript Pentateuch, written in Samaritan

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Clay Cuneiform Tablet from Mesopotamia

clay cuneiform tablet from Mesopotamia

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Papyrus Fragment from an Egyptian Book of the Dead

papyrus fragment from an Egyptian Book of the Dead

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Illuminated Manuscript Korans

illuminated manuscript Koran

illuminated manuscript Korans

illuminated manuscript Koran

illuminated manuscript Koran

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Illuminated Manuscripts from the 1400s

illuminated manuscripts from the 1400s

illuminated manuscripts from the 1400s

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Incunabula (Early Examples of Printing Before 1500)

incunabula

incunabula

incunabula

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Early Exploration Books

early exploration book

early exploration book

early exploration book

early exploration book

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17th Century Puritan Books Printed and Published by London Women

seventeenth-century Puritan book printed and published by London women

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Books Illustrated by the Humorist George Cruikshank

book illustrated by the humorist George Cruikshank

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Original Prints

original prints (many hand-colored) in travel, Native American, natural history, and other types of books

original prints (many hand-colored) in travel, Native American, natural history, and other types of books

original prints (many hand-colored) in travel, Native American, natural history, and other types of books

original prints (many hand-colored) in travel, Native American, natural history, and other types of books

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Fine Press Books from the Kelmscott Press of William Morris

fine press books from the Kelmscott Press of William Morris

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Watercolor Paintings Hidden Under the Gilt Fore-edges of Books

gilt fore-edge

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Early Editions of the Book of Mormon and Primers in the Deseret Script

early editions of the Book of Mormon

early editions of the Book of Mormon

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Autographed Books

autographed books

autographed books

autographed books

autographed books

autographed books

autographed books

autographed books

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