In order to help preserve the Library's collections for future generations, please handle all collections with care, and abide by the Library's general guidelines as well as the guidelines for using individual collections.
Getting Started: The American Revolution in Context ** Note on Reference Books: While most of the holdings of the Library are housed in closed stacks, many reference books are available on shelves in the reading room.
Search the card and online catalogs under United States-History-Revolution-Registers, lists, etc. Please see also A Guide to Military History Guides.
Manuscripts, Newspapers, Broadsides, Maps & Periodicals Manuscripts The Manuscript Department's holdings generated by, and relating to, the American Revolution are extensive, both in breadth and depth.
Funds for recent collections acquisitions have been provided, in part, by the PECO Foundation, Helen and Robert Appel, Richard Brown, and William Beekman. Klingenstein Library's collections are available through the Klingenstein Library's online catalog.
Please contact the reference staff if you have any questions or are not finding what you are looking for.
A small portion of the Library’s printed collections are now stored offsite.
Any item with the designation of “Offsite” on a catalog record may be requested for onsite use in the Library’s reading room.Please keep in mind that it will it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.A list of call number ranges being stored offsite can be found here.See the Using the Catalogs section of this guide for more information on Bob Cat.The manuscript department's online catalog records employ the same call phrases as the card catalog.Please keep in mind that the collections are divided into three main areas—general printed collections; manuscripts; and prints, photographs and architectural drawings—and that the librarians and curators in each of those areas are the best guides to the collections.