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Washington University's collections of manuscripts contain a broad range of materials dating from the 2nd century BC through the present. The largest group of materials is the Modern Literature Collection with over a quarter of a million items in formats ranging from paper to electronic image. Several hundred papyri, manuscript books and fragments, St. Louis literary manuscripts, and several autograph collections round out the holdings.

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