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Scope of Collection
Berkeley's historical collections are concentrated chiefly in the humanities and social sciences which are housed in the Gardner (MAIN) Stacks of the Doe Library. The collections are very strong in microfilm editions of important research materials, including personal papers, government documents, newspapers, and organizational records. An increasing number of primary source materials are being acquired in electronic formats.

More specialized historical materials can be found in over 20 subject specialty libraries on campus, including the Education-Psychology, Environmental Design, Public Health, Anthropology, Business, and Law Libraries. In addition, the Bancroft Library's holdings include original manuscripts, photographs, and fine first editions.

The Doe collection is strong in 19th century journals runs and 18-19th Century materials. We have many complete collections in microfilm and digital formats.

Primary Languages and Formats
The Doe collection is largely materials published in the US/UK; English is the primary language of this collection.

Related Collections
Many Library collections are related, but particularly Ethnic Studies, International and Area Studies, Political Science, Bancroft, Business Library.

For information about research tools, library guides, and related pages, see History.

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