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Special Collections

Overview of the General Special Collections at New York University, including the Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection; the Alfred C. Berol Collection of Lewis Carroll, and the Avant-Garde Collections.

The Alfred C. Berol Collection of Lewis Carroll

The Alfred C. Berol Collection of Lewis Carroll is one of the pre-eminent collections of Lewis Carroll (a pseudonym of Charles L. Dodgson) materials in the United States. It contains correspondence, manuscripts, printed published works,  drawings, and photographs. Additionally, there is a wide cross section of ephemeral materials related to Lewis Carroll which illustrate his work's contemporary and ongoing cultural impact, as well as Alfred C. Berol's correspondence and notes on the provenance of the materials in the collection.

The collection includes both archival and print materials. Archival materials can be searched via the finding aid below. Printed materials are cataloged and searchable via Bobcat. Other related collections include the Papers of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, and the Daniel Press Archive.

Using the Berol Collection

Access to the Berol Collection requires directorial approval. If you are interested in accessing materials either from the print holdings or archival portion, please email for permissions before making an appointment. Requests should include information as to specific materials, including box and folder numbers for archival material and the call number for print materials, as well as research interest. 

Please allow a minimum of 48 hours advance notice for Berol requests. Please note that links will open the finding aid in a new browser window.

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