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All publications are free unless otherwise noted. Contact us to request a copy.

Language, Signs, Meaning, Applications: the Philip Mills Arnold Semeiology Collection (Forthcoming, 2011). (Link to PDF).

One Hundred Years of Little Black Sambo: a Catalog of the Collection (2008). (Link to catalog record)

Rare Books (2007). Request the brochure describing the rare book collections, or the group of five describing all units in the Department of Special Collections. The rare book brochure can also be downloaded in this PDF version. (Link to catalog record)

Una Selva Oscura: Tom Phillips's Inferno: an exhibition from the Special Collections of Washington University (1997). (Link to catalog record)

The Triple Crown Abroad: the Kelmscott, Doves, & Ashendene Presses Beyond the British Isles (2001). (Link to catalog record)


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