Rare Books and Manuscripts
Rare Books & Special Collections
Rare Books & Manuscripts
Rare Books & Manuscripts houses the library's most valuable and vulnerable publications, including old and rare books, fine and limited editions, University of Adelaide publications and the specialist Pacific and Theatre collections.
Rare Books & Manuscripts, which is part of Special Collections and Archives, also takes responsibility for the collection and preservation of manuscripts and personal papers of members of the University community, particularly academic staff, and acquires collections of personal and institutional papers relating to its specific research strengths. These include Pacific and indigenous Australian history and language, British and Australian theatre and University of Adelaide history.