About

Mission & History

The Rare Books and Special Collections department of Tulane University's Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is committed to collecting and preserving books and other items of historic and cultural value. Our goal is to provide Tulane students, staff, faculty, and the wider community with the opportunities to connect with these rare and unusual materials, whether it be for the purposes of research, classwork, or simply an appreciation for the art and history of the book.