Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Indiana University Acquires Unique Romance Collection

Earlier this year rare book dealer Rebecca Romney published a catalogue of landmark romance novels which was being sold as an entire collection. The idea was that it would find a home in an academic institution and it has! It's going to the Lilly Library (the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Indiana University)

The catalogue is still available for download as a pdf.

There aren't a lot of academic libraries with significant romance collections (I haven't been able to update the Romance Wiki since it moved, but the old list of those libraries can be found here). Moreover, it's particularly significant and encouraging for romance scholarship that this library chose to make a significant investment in the genre.

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