Find unique copies of 19th- and early 20th-century books on library shelves
Thousands of old library books bear fascinating traces of the past. Readers wrote in their books, and left pictures, letters, flowers, locks of hair, and other things between their pages. We need your help identifying them because many are in danger of being discarded as libraries go digital. Books printed between 1820 and 1923 are at particular risk. Help us prove the value of maintaining rich print collections in our libraries.
CURRENTLY COLLECTING IMAGES and CITATIONS of MARKED COPIES OF LIBRARY BOOKS PUBLISHED BEFORE 1923. We are focusing on CIRCULATING AND RESEARCH COLLECTIONS (not rare books or special collections). Join the search!
Learn more about Book Traces here: http://uvamagazine.org/articles/book_traces
Great coverage from our recent 2018 event at Nebraska:
Explore our CLIR-funded project at the University of Virginia: http://booktraces.library.virginia.edu
Search the Book Traces database of University of Virginia books:
Check out our sister project at Arizona State University:
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