University Archives

$1,000,000 in Cash Advances Immediately Available for Your Historical Items

We are always accepting items on consignment (or for private treaty purchase) in advance of our monthly auctions, which attract over 10,000 registered online bidders (and counting) from over 60 countries around the world.

Especially seeking material related to Presidents, the Revolutionary War, and Science, as well as valuable signed books.

University Archives is quickly earning a reputation as sourcing the best Albert Einstein material available on the market. Among the outstanding items sold in our January 6, 2021 sale was an Albert Einstein typed letter signed, in which he admitted destroying an early Theory of Relativity manuscript, which sold for $100,000. In our March 3, 2021, we sold a single leaf of Einstein’s handwritten notes in German including 11 mathematical formulae for $46,875.

U.S. Presidents continue to generate extremely strong interest among collectors.

A Revolutionary War-dated letter signed by George Washington, commenting on the courage of Patriot troops during the ongoing Battle of Yorktown, garnered $31,250 in our January 6, 2021. In our March 3, 2021, we sold a 4pp manuscript document signed by Thomas Jefferson and addressed to “My Friends & Children Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation” for $100,000, and a 2pp Civil War dated autograph letter signed by Abraham Lincoln regarding an Illinois railroad company vital to securing troop transport for $37,500.

Materials relating to Space / Aviation, Declaration and Constitution Signers, Civil War, World War II, Literary, Music, Art, and Foreign are popular too.

Contact us today if you’d like to find a new home for your autographs, historical documents, rare books, and relics. Over the last 40+ years in business, we’ve paid out over $250 million for items just like yours.

SOLD $132,000

Bob Dylan

"The Times They Are A-Changin'"

Lyrics, Entirely Engrossed by the Prize-Winning Folk Bard Himself


Bob Dylan Lyrics

SOLD $47,000

Albert Einstein

Discussing his Theory of Universal Gravitation & the Validity of Sir Isaac Newton's Clock-Time

Typed Letter Signed, November 2, 1953

Albert Einstein Letter


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