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Special Collections and Rare Books provides researchers with access to a vast array of unique primary and published materials, including rare books, archival materials and manuscripts.

SFU Library Special Collections and Rare Books has in-depth holdings in:

  • twentieth century avant-garde literature (Contemporary Literature Collection)
  • William Wordsworth collection
  • works by and about William Morris
  • significant and expanding collections of British Columbia literary, social, political, and publishing material
  • editorial cartoons.

To locate materials held in Special Collections see Access the collections.

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Special Collections
Room 7100
W.A.C. Bennett Library
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6
Canada

Telephone: 778.782.5674
Email: scrb@sfu.ca

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You are here

Special Collections and Rare Books: Home

Special Collections and Rare Books provides researchers with access to a vast array of unique primary and published materials, including rare books, archival materials and manuscripts.

SFU Library Special Collections and Rare Books has in-depth holdings in:

  • twentieth century avant-garde literature (Contemporary Literature Collection)
  • William Wordsworth collection
  • works by and about William Morris
  • significant and expanding collections of British Columbia literary, social, political, and publishing material
  • editorial cartoons.

To locate materials held in Special Collections see Access the collections.

Features

  • fisherman publishing society

    Fisherman Publishing Society fonds now online

    Learn more about the newly digitized 4,500 photographs and issues of The Fisherman newspaper.

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  • Announcing the Dick Kouwenhoven Book Arts Studio

    A generous gift from a Burnaby family will recognise a visionary leader and inspire enthusiasm for the print tradition. 

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  • Arjan Singh Brar collection

    Arjan Singh Brar collection

    Special Collections is home to a fascinating collection of diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, and other unique items from the Arjan Singh Brar collection.

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  • Perry the Poster Man Collection

    "Perry the Poster Man" Collection in Special Collections & Rare Books

    Almost 1200 images now available online! 

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  • Gordon E. McCaw Photograph Collection

    Gordon E. McCaw Photograph Collections in Special Collections and Rare Books

    Vancouver street art and punk rock photographs now online.

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  • Join us in Special Collections for a Preview Tour of Our Exhibition:  Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs in Venetian Renaissance Illustration

    Celebrate the opening of Saints, Sinners, and Souvenirs

    Join us for a talk, reception, and preview tour of treasures from the Wosk-McDonald Aldine Collection.

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