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Rare and Distinguished Book Collections

OurJ. Randall Bergers Collection has been recognized by the Library of Congress as "a uniquely valuable resource." This remarkable collection is attractive to scholars because it offers the only place on the planet where all the books written by U.S. presidents are held in one room. 

We also proudly hold a growing espionage and intelligence library, the Don Markle Espionage Book Collection. In addition, we have a number of works authored by our first ladies. 

Both of these rare book collections are safely housed with GVSU's Special Collections and University Archives in the Seidman House. 

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