Special Collections

Research Guides, Subject Guides, & Selected Bibliographies

These subject guides and selected bibliographies have been prepared by Special Collections librarians to suggest primary sources in the University of Delaware Library which are available to support a variety of research topics. A number of these selective bibliographies were prepared at the request of faculty for specifically focused classes.

African American Sources

America to 1860

American History

American Literature: Selections for ENGL 267-014

American Literature to 1865

American Literature: 1861 – 1945

American Literature: 1861 – 1945 [Introducing Primary Sources]


Art History

Artists Books

Biology 467: Epidemics and Plagues

Book Arts: Google Site for Art 309

Book Structures


British Renaissance

Commonplace Books

Early Modern Philosophy: Selected Primary Sources


Historic Cooking Resources

History Post-1880

History 411: Do-It-Yourself America

History 411/611: Writing History through Material Culture

Interior design, 1850-1900

Irish Literature

Irish Literature: Twentieth-century Drama

Jefferson letter discovered in Rockwood Archives

Letterpress and Bookbinding

Literary Manuscripts [Secondary Readings]

Literary Research Methods 2006

Literature and Letters: Public and Private Productions

Manuscripts and Early Printed Books: Selected Primary Sources


Maritime Journals and Ships’ Logs

Medieval Literature and Its Influences

Medieval-Renaissance Colloquium: Early Modern Movement and Motion

Medieval-Renaissance Colloquium: Economies

Medieval-Renaissance Colloquium: Space

New Castle County, Delaware

Newark, Delaware

Oral Histories

Performing Arts


Politics and Government, Domestic and Foreign


Printing and the Bookarts

Reading in America, 1800-2000

Science Fiction

Shakespeare Through the Ages

Southern Literature

University of Delaware

Visual Communications Process II

Women’s Literary Papers and Manuscripts

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