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Rare Books and Special Collections


The Order of Malta Collections

The long rich history of the Knights of Malta is well documented in The Foster Stearns Collection which contains over 280 books and manuscripts, dating from 1495 to the present, as well as memorabilia such as programs and dinner menus. A printed catalogue was prepared in 1955, and the holdings are also accessible through WRLC Catalog. In 1999 the library received the Carol Saliba Family Collection of 142 letters and documents relating to the internal affairs of the Order. Dating from the 16th to the early 19th centuries, these items illustrate the involvement of the Order in European politics over the years.







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