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The Ellis Collection for Leisure Reading

The Ellis Collection was established in 1949 from a bequest of Edith A. Ellis to Mann Library and is housed on the first floor of the library (map it). This endowment was intended "for the purchase of books for cultural reading," and designed to foster reading for pleasure. These books are related to subjects normally collected by Mann Library, such as farming, natural history, and family life, but are popular, literary, or personal treatments of these areas.