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Collection Overview

Europe in Caricature

The University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a long history of collecting research materials from and about western Europe in all classical, early, and contemporary European languages. The West European collections support vibrant programs in all disciplines particularly, history and cultural studies, language and literary studies, political science and economics, philosophy, medieval and early modern studies, history of medicine, art and music, religious studies, gender and identity. In recent years great attention has been given to film studies and visual studies, and, to the digital humanities.

Area Collections

  • Rare Book Collection: Collections & Subject Strengths
    UNC's Rare Book Collection includes over 160,000 printed volumes, as well as substantial holdings of original graphics, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and literary and historical papers which support the study of cronistas, English and Irish literature, French history, fine printing, Golden Age drama, the History of Medicine, counter-culture and avant-garde literature.
  • David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscripts Library
    The holdings of the Duke Rubenstein Library range from ancient papyri to records of modern advertising. They number more than 300,000 printed volumes and more than 20 million items in manuscript and archival collections
  • West European Studies At Duke University

Subject Guides


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