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Special Collections

Did you know library services often hold special collections that contain materials closely related to a region's history, culture and sense of identity?

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What stories should we tell from library special collections?

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Why is this section a work in progress?

Libraries across the country preserve items that help people understand local history and culture. These items are often grouped under the term 'special collections'.

We've created this section because we think it might help demonstrate this part of what libraries do, and encourage people to explore special collections at libraries.

The response to our first special collections story will help us figure out whether we create more of them.

We want to know what you think. Should we produce more stories from library special collections? What kind of stories would you like to see?

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