Books and other Printed Materials

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The following is a list of principal subject collections of printed materials here within the McCormick Library. A list of the library's manuscript collections is also available. Most of the items belonging to the collections below have been cataloged and are listed on NUcat. For more information about any of these please feel free to ask us directly.

  • 20th century art movements: Art Nouveau, Dadaism, Expressionism, Futurism, Surrealism, Constructivism, Fluxus.
  • Femina Collection: serials, books, ephemera about women's liberation movements worldwide from 1960 to the present day.
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender periodicals.
  • English and American literature of the 20th century: first editions, little magazines, broadsides, etc.
  • Siege and Commune of Paris Collection consisting of photographs, posters, caricatures, and more. [this used to link to a search engine]
  • Swanson Collection of Edward Gordon Craig materials
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Collection: books, drawings, blueprints, correspondence
  • The Greene Collection of American railroad and travel history
  • The Margaret Falley Collection of Irish and American genealogy
  • Political pamphlets and underground newspapers
  • Spanish Civil War Collection: photographs, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, books
  • French Revolution pamphlets and broadsides
  • Dutch, Danish, and Norwegian underground publications from World War II
  • Manzanar Relocation Camp Collection
  • Joseph Spear Beck Angling Collection
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Collection
  • Elmer Gertz Collection
  • Franz Boas Collection
  • Film and Television Script Collection
  • Samuel Johnson Collection
  • Horace Collection
  • Walt Whitman Collection
  • Mark Twain Collection
  • Soren Kierkegaard Collection
  • Thomas Taylor Collection
  • Maria Edgeworth Collection
  • Spanish, Catalan, and Mexican Play Collections
  • Science Fiction Collection
  • John J. Louis Collection of Graphic Arts
  • Dance of Death Collection
  • Kaye Collection of Deism
  • Comic Books and Underground Comic Books
  • Haldeman-Julius "Little Blue Book" Collection
  • Private Press Collection
  • and ever so much more...