Palestinian Posters - A collection of 106 Palestinian political posters dating from 1978 to 2000 were acquired by the Area Studies Division and will be housed in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Produced and printed in Beirut both during and after the Lebanese civil war, they provide a unique window onto many aspects of Palestinian culture, history, politics, art, and social anthropology during the crucial years the PLO and other resistance movements spent in Lebanon.
Walker Missionary Scrapbook - A missionary scrapbook of the first Episcopalian Bishop of North Dakota, William David Walker, was acquired by Burke. The scrapbook provides a broad and comprehensive history of Christian religious outreach to aboriginal people and Native Americans. It is over 150 pages, including 21 hand-drawn, detailed maps of the Western United States and 50 original engraved and photographic portraits of Native Americans.
William Morris Colles Letters - A collection of some 25 letters written to the London literary agent, William Morris Colles, a prominent figure active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was acquired by the Rare Books & Manuscript Library. The letters are substantial in length, as well as content, and issued from the likes of Arnold Bennett, Israel Zangwill, Kate Douglas Wiggin, and E. G. Allingham.
The Primary Research Acquisitions Program is an initiative designed to encourage selectors to locate and purchase unique resources in their fields. Materials to be considered are newly identified unique materials, beyond an individual selector's budget. Such materials include rare books, archival collections, or other special opportunities. They do not include digital resources, which are by their nature not unique, or special reprint editions of even valuable materials that can be purchased by other libraries as well.