History of Books and Printing


Variety of books standing side-by-side

The University of New Mexico's Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections contains a wide range of materials related to the history of books and printing. Spanning more than two millennia, the collection is especially useful as a source of instructional aides. Listed here are the best or most interesting available examples for discussing major topics in this area of study. If you are looking for something specific that you do not find listed, feel free to contact us.

Special Collections librarians welcome opportunities to give customized presentations on topics related to book history, and we make every effort to accommodate hands-on class visits to view materials. To learn more, please see our page on Instruction.