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About The Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection

The Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collection is a comprehensive collection for research and instructional needs. The books range in date from the 15th century through the present era. Subject strengths include New England authors(the Parkman Dexter Howe Collection of literature and related cultural/historical topics for the 17th-19th centuries); history of science; classical literature in early printed editions, Restoration literature; 18th century poetry, prose and drama; Irish literature of the 19th and 20th centuries; and selected 20th century British and American poetry and fiction. (http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/aboutspecial.htm). History of Science Collection is particularly strong in astronomy and botany, Orchidiceae and subjects related to tropical flora and fauna intersects strongly with holdings of the Florida Museum of Natural History located at the University of Florida. https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/