Special Collections currently holds more than 105,600 rare books, ranging from medieval manuscripts to contemporary artists’ books, as well as more than 2,000 periodicals. Book collections focus on rare Bibles, British & American literature (with particular strength in Mark Twain and other 19th century American writers), UH history, Houston & Texas history, Hispanic literature & history, LGBT literature & history, as well as fine press books.

Contact Info

Photo of Julie Grob Julie Grob
Coordinator for Instruction
jgrob@uh.edu
713-743-9744

Photo of Mary Manning
Mary Manning
University Archivist
mmmanning@uh.edu
713-743-5893

Book of Hours The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Queer by William S. Burroughs Queer by William S. Burroughs Atlantis by Aleister Crowley Journal of the Texian The Leiber Chronicles: Fifty Years of Fritz Leiber
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Rare Book Collections

For more information on our rare book collections, please contact Coordinator for Instruction Julie Grob or University Archivist Mary Manning.



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