Asaina Karako Asobi (Playing Chinese Children) 1781 and Motoki ni Masaru Uwakibanashi (Dreaming of Future Business) 1790 – The C.V. Starr East Asian Library acquired both three volume sets of so-called “kibyōshi” genre literary work, or narrative fiction for adults, characterized by witticism (or wordplay) and satire, consisting mainly of illustrations with sentences in margins.) These add to the existing collections in this genre.
Eiri Genji Kokogami (Illustrated Tale of Genji Small Mirror) - Starr Library acquired the three-volume set of the Tale of Genji digest (kokagami) is printed with high quality illustrations of the Tale of Genji (the most important Japanese literary work by a female author, Murasaki Shikibu written in the 11th century) and accompanying text, which is very important. It was printed late 17th century.
Grierson Collection – Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library acquired this collection of templates, stencils, and other works accomplished by the firm of Peter C. Grierson & Company of Hartford CT, circa 1890s-1920s. It includes approximately 400-500 drawings, watercolors, templates, and stencils used for decorative painting of walls, furniture, and other objects. This is considered to be a very rare collection used in the creation of interior decoration for middle-class families.
Hungarian serials and monographs - Global Studies and Avery jointly acquired a collection of four rare Hungarian serials, and 13 monographs, dating principally from the interwar period. This builds growing collections of sources on artistic and literary movements from Central and Eastern Europe – an under-collected area, especially compared to extensive documentation of the West European and Russian avante-garde.