Special Collections: Rare and Unique Materials
UNT Special Collections holds an extensive collection of rare books, including miniature books, artists’ books, Victorian literature, war poetry, early printed books, facsimiles of rare manuscripts and codices, and much more. Additionally, Special Collections maintains collections of visual art, especially that related to north Texas, and photography collections, artistic and documentary in nature. Collections of unique materials also include items related to the history of photography, maquettes for pop-up books, board games, dolls, and much more.
Pat Warde was an integral part of the intellectual and political life of UNT and the entire Denton community. Warde’s husband Bill established the Pat Warde Memorial Collection of Southern Letters for the UNT Libraries in 1992, in memory of his wife’s love of literature and her dedication to the highest ideals incorporated in the great literature of the South.