Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts Research Services

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Reference assistance regarding rare books and manuscripts is available on site, as well as by U.S. mail, electronic mail, telephone, and fax. Please direct inquiries to the appropriate staff member.

Orientations, tours, and classes:

The Department is happy to make special arrangements for introductions to or presentations of its collections. For further information and scheduling, please contact John Pollack at 215/898-7088, or send e-mail to

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Many reference and instructional services can be requested via electronic forms: