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THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY is an independently administered and funded center for advanced research in history and the humanities, founded in 1846 and located at Brown University since 1901.

Housed within the Library's walls is an internationally renowned, continually growing collection of historical sources pertaining to the Americas, both North and South, before ca. 1825. The Library offers fellowships, sponsors lectures and conferences, presents exhibitions, and publishes works that interpret its holdings to facilitate and encourage use of the collection.

The holdings of the John Carter Brown Library are available to scholars engaged in productive research for whom access to the collection is essential for the advancement of their work. The Library also provides digital images of material in its collection for use in personal research and publication.

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The JCB uses the Aeon online request system to manage all use of its collection. To request materials for consultation or to order images, please sign in to your JCB Aeon account:


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