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  The college’s Special Collections and Rare Books consists mainly of books, including a collection of 16th and 17th century books, the book collections of founding and prominent Wofford professors (such as James Carlisle and David Duncan Wallace), an excellent collection of prints and fine book art by Leonard Baskin, the slide collection of late Wofford history professor and South Carolina historian Dr. Lewis P. Jones, local history materials, materials relating the Sacco-Vanzetti trial, and some maps, manuscripts, ephemera, and archives.
Sixteenth & Seventeenth Century Imprints: While he was Librarian of Wofford College, Frank J. Anderson and students working with him created several checklists to make it easier to find and use the resources contained in the Littlejohn Rare Books Room. In that spirit we have combined digital images with the descriptive text of two of the checklists, to allow you to see for yourself what this collection has in store for you. We hope these samples from the larger collection will encourage you to come visit us.
Complete list by author
Sixteenth-century works| Seventeenth-century works
Classical authors
Bibles and religious works

The Checklists
Sixteenth Century Imprints. Described and annotated by Frank J. Anderson. Spartanburg: Wofford Library Press, 1971.
Seventeenth Century Imprints. Compiled and annotated by Alan B. Johns. Spartanburg: Wofford Library Press, 1971.

 

Sacco-Vanzetti materials compiled and composed by Professor Joseph Secondi.