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Selected Essays, Bibliographies & Sample Collection

These selected essays are provided to help contestants get a general idea of what the judges are looking for in a winning entry, and may not be copied. Please follow all rules and guidelines to ensure your entry receives full consideration.

Graduate Division Sample Essays/Bibliographies

Undergraduate Division Sample Essays/Bibliographies

National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest Winning Essays/Bibliographies

Finalist Collection Summaries

Example Collection

This example collection by Jean Marie Trujillo was the 2nd place winner in the 2011 contest graduate division.

Annotated bibliography and essay (pdf)

Trujillo collection image

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Please feel free to contact Kristin Sederstrom at kaz@ku.edu.

Snyder Book Collecting Contest


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