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Americas Before/Beyond Colonization: indigenous peoples traditions, mythologies, rituals, healing practices, etc.: Special Collections

A guide to assist students in Elizabeth Rodriquez Fielder's ENGLIT 0573: Literature of the Americas, Fall 2017.


Special Collections has a number of facsimiles of codices available for research. A facsimile is a copy or reproduction of an old book, manuscript, map, art print, or other item of historical value that is as true to the original source as possible. Depending on the quality of the facsimile, the scale, color, condition, and other material qualities are replicated as much as possible to the original.

Please contact Special Collections if you are interested in viewing any of the following:

Image of Codex Borbonico

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Archives & Special Collections

A&SC at Hillman Library

3960 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: 412-648-8190


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The Special Collections Department collects and preserves an amazing array of materials including incunables, early rare books that pre-date 1850, important illustrated or engraved works, fine bindings, and many more. Anyone may visit the Special Collections Department to consult with the Department’s expert staff, who are happy to assist researchers in examining the rare and unique materials within our collections.

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