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Americana Collection

americana-no-findingThe Americana Collection of over 1400 titles includes books, pamphlets, newspapers, maps, legal documents, and manuscripts covering United States history from colonial times to the present. Over 100 items were printed prior to 1800. A major emphasis of the Americana Collection is the antislavery movement in America, which includes primary source materials on slavery and an extensive range of the publications of Gerrit Smith, the Peterboro, New York, abolitionist. Americana titles of local interest can be found in the Long Island, New York City, and New York State Special Collections.

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