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Dobkin Collection of 19th Century Americana

Dobkin CollectionThe Dobkin Collection of 19th century Americana reflects the wide range of publishing trends and reading interests in America during the 19th century. Primarily consisting of fiction, poetry, religious tracts, and works of history, domestic arts, and science by American authors, the collection also includes numerous 19th-century periodicals, some in complete runs, as well as a group of literary annuals and gift books.

Named for Jay Dobkin, long-time director of Special Collections at USF, the Dobkin Collection includes extensive holdings not only in American literature but also American reprints of British literature, early American school books, and fine examples of publisher’s bindings.

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