The Watkinson Library serves as a public research library, the rare book & special collections of Trinity College, and the repository of the College archives. The Watkinson contains over 175,000 printed volumes ranging in date from the fifteenth century to the present; 4,000 linear feet of manuscript and archival material; 25,000 pieces of sheet music (1720-1950); over 5,000 sound recordings; and thousands of pieces of ephemera (postcards, greeting cards, trade cards, ballad sheets, prints, maps, playbills, posters, and broadsides).

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Browse the Watkinson Library (Rare books & Special Collections):

Early Ornithology lantern slides by Herbert Keightley Job

John James Audubon Letters

People of New York vs. Van Wormer Brothers

Resist Collection

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) Correspondence and Related Documents

Watkinson Library Rare Books

Watkinson Publications

Watkinson Student Creative Fellowship Projects