Archives and Special Collections Books

Archives & Special Collections, including the Montana Room, has over 20,000 books. While the majority of works are about Montana, our collection of rare books ranges in date from the Middle Ages to the present and covers a wide range of topics, from literature and history to the natural sciences. The collection includes works of English and American Literature (primarily Dickens, the Brownings, Faulkner, and Robert Graves); works of Western Authors (Myron Brinig, Dorothy Johnson, Frank Linderman); the Lucia B. Mirrielees Chaucer Collection of early printed editions from 1561 to the early 18th century; the Philips Collection of publications about the fur trade and about Native Americans; illustrated works by Arthur Rackham, Rockwell Kent and Maurice Sendak; and 1st and early editions of Lewis and Clark and other western exploration-related publications. All of our books are cataloged; records are available through OneSearch from the Mansfield Library's home page.