The Treasure Room is located on the 1st floor of the James E.
Shepard Memorial Library. Housed, here is a rich collection of
archival-related publications. The collection includes numerous
works that were written during the Antebellum Period of American
history. Many of the works are of a narrative perspective and
are ideal for use as primary sources. Other items in the Collection
include anti-slavery pamphlets, nineteenth century newspapers,
first editions of novels written by acclaimed authors, such as
William Wells Brown, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Phyllis Wheatley, Charles
W. Chestnutt, W.E.B. DuBois, and Countee Cullen, just to name
a few. In addition, representative works of many southern writers
of the last century are also among the publications that comprise
this valuable collection. The Shepard Library was fortunate to
have received the valuable contributions of the Martin
Collection, the personal library of Dr. Charles D. Martin.
These titles donated to the Shepard Library in the first half
of the century make up a significant portion of our archival collection.
Because of the archival nature of the Collection, items that
are shelved in the Treasure Room are not available for loan. Interested
persons, who wish to examine particular titles of interest should
contact Reference Department, located on the second floor of the
James E. Shepard Memorial Library.
For more information, please call (919) 530-6473 or send an
E-mail to Head Reference
Librarian explaining your intent as it relates to materials located
in the Treasure Room.
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