special collection


Definition of special collection

1 : a memorial collection of printed works or manuscripts in a library
2 : an aggregation of printed or other material of an author or on a special subject

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First Known Use of special collection

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Special collection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20collection. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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