An extensive selection of writings by and about one of the world's most
celebrated librarians is held in Special Collections. The librarian is
Jorge Luis Borges
, whose short stories, essays, and poetry influenced
generations of writers and readers. The Borges collection, acquired in
1973, contains virtually all the first editions of Borges' works, including
(Buenos Aires, 1944), the MSU Libraries two millionth volume.
The most recent addition to the collection is the manuscript of his celebrated
1950 essay, La Muralla y Los Libros ("The Wall and the
, which was a gift of Professor Donald Yates in 2003.