The Mark B. Adams Science Fiction Collection, in the Kislak Center, documents the long-held interest of science fiction authors in responding to environmental threats by imagining futurist or alien worlds. Some works in the collection specifically focus on environmentalism: for example, The City, 2000 A.D. and William Weston's Ecotopia.
A number of artists' books and fine press books demonstrate artistic engagements with environmental themes through a material lens. Examples include Cynthia Back, Green 2 Green; Ann E. Kalmbach, Pistol/Pistil; Johanna Drucker, Damaged Nature, Salvage Culture; Gary Snyder, Piute Creek; Amelia R. Bird, Walden marginalia, or, The contents of a dozen shanties. Work by fine press artist and bookmaker Enid Mark includes her Ars Botanica.
Examples of children's literature interpreting and illustrating ecological concepts from the Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books include Earth Mother (Ellen Jackson, ill. by Leo & Diane Dillon) and The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales (Dawn Casey, ill. by Anne Wilson).
Extensive comics collections include many examples of environmental and planetary narratives.
The Monument Lab collection (Ms. Coll. 1400, 3 boxes), recently acquired, represents the work of this pioneering project to question the place of monuments and memorials in modern society, including extensive surveys aimed at reimagining the work of public memory, land, and public space.
The angling collections and binding work of the bookbinder S.A. Neff, Jr. have been exhibited in the Kislak Center: Neff's work reflects ongoing engagement with the natural world, fish and angling, and with the world of books and fine bookbinding.