The Claremont Colleges Special Collections Autograph and Manuscript Collection collection was formed by Special Collections
of The Claremont Colleges Library to house its various singular manuscript materials created by authors, politicians, and
scientists, and other notable figures. The collection includes handwritten letters, typescripts, certificates, photographs,
and ephemera. The materials within this collection range widely in creation date and subject, from an illuminated manuscript
leaf from approximately the 16th century, to a check to Eleanor Roosevelt from the Griffith Park Democratic Women, letters
from Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), and Yoshiko Tanabe’s letter from a Japanese internment camp in the 1940s.