The George Arents Collection comprises two distinct groupings of materials. The first portion of the collection, the Arents Tobacco Collection, constitutes the largest and most comprehensive library in the world devoted to the history, literature, and lore of tobacco. The collection contains both printed and manuscript works—as well as prints, drawings, and ephemera—dating from 1507 to the present, representing Continental Europe, England, and the Americas.
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About the Division
Visiting the Collection
Can researchers walk in to access the collection?
Patrons are welcome to visit the reading room during opening hours to speak with a librarian in person about their research. However, advance notice is necessary to consult material. To request a research appointment, create a Special Collections Account, click on "Appointments → Make an Appointment," and follow the prompts.
Are research appointments required to access the collection onsite?
Yes. To request a research appointment, please email email@example.com.
Are virtual consultations available and are they required before making an onsite research appointment?
Researchers are welcome to book a virtual consultation with one of our librarians to discuss research plans and needs via phone or video chat. However, this is not a requirement to apply for access.
Who can researchers contact with further questions?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional queries.