The books available for adoption below are part of our Rare Books Collection or Pennsylvania Collection, held in the University Archives and Special Collections.
To adopt a book, click the Adopt this book link. You will be directed to a page where you can arrange for your donation to support the University Libraries and conservation of our rare books.
have any questions, please contact Harrison Wick, University Archivist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 724-357-3039.
Beale, David J. (1890). Through the Johnstown Flood by a survivor: a thrilling, truthful, and official history of the most appalling calamity of modern times. Call Number: F159 .J7 B3 1890.
Adopt this book ($1,000)
Johnson, Willis Fletcher. (1889). History of the Johnstown Flood … full accounts also of the destruction on the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers. Call Number: F159 .J7 1889. First published account of the 1889 Johnstown Flood.
Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg; report of the Pennsylvania Commission. Call Number E475.57 .P4. Signed by Pennsylvania Governor John S. Fisher (IUP alumni)
Rennell, James. (1800). The geographical system of Herodotus, examined, and explained, by a comparison with those of other ancient authors, and with modern geography. Call Number: G87 .H5 R4 1800.
(1815). The Lord of the Isles: a poem. Call Number: PR5310 .A1 1815. Fore-edge painting (extremely rare).
Adopt this book ($750)
(1954). Jonathan Troy. Call Number: PS3551 .B2 J6 1954. First book by author and environmentalist Edward Abbey, a native of Home, Pennsylvania who attended IUP. 2 copies in need of conservation.
Adopt this book ($500)
Amelia. (1932). For the fun of it: random records of my own flying and of women in aviation. Call Number: TL540 .E3 A3 1932. Signed copy.
Charles. (1842). Barnaby Rudge. Printed in London. Call Number: PR4555 .A1 1842. First edition, published under the pseudonym Boz.
Adopted by Daniel Shively
(1848). The haunted man and the ghost’s bargain: a fancy for Christmas-time. Printed in London. Call Number: PR4572 .H3 1848. First edition.
Adopt this book ($200)
Byron, Lord George
Gordon. (1821). Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice: An historical tragedy, in five acts. London, England: John Murray. Call Number: PR4366 .A1 1821. Original paper binding, originally sold for 12 shillings.
Thomson, James. (1802). The Seasons, a New Edition, adorned with plates. Call Number: PR3732 .S4 1802. Fore-edge painting (extremely rare).
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