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A Selection of Significant Acquisitions Funded Through Donor Contributions: 2006-2007

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Black Studies Center. Includes: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience; International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), a database covering some 150 scholarly and popular Black Studies journals, many of them in full text; and backfile of the influential black newspaper The Chicago Defender (1910-1975).

C19: The Nineteenth Century Index. Integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.4 million books and official publications, 64,891 archival collections and 15.6 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers.

Classical Music Library, African American Song, Smithsonian Global Sound (Alexander Street) and the Naxos Music Library (including the Jazz component).

Encyclopedia of Taiwan (Taiwan Wenxian Congkan)

Encyclopedia of the Quran. The first comprehensive, multi-volume reference work on the Quran to appear in a Western language.

Journal of Fluid Mechanics Digital Archive. v. 1-v.329 (1956-1996). Core journal in the physical sciences and engineering.

Journal of the American Ceramic Society. Digital backfile covering v.1-79 (1916-1996)

Life and Works of Jorge Luis Borges: A Digital Database. (Primary Source/Gale) Subjects including history, literature, philosophy, art, politics, linguistics, and culture.

Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmith's-Kress Library of Economic Literature . Presents more than 61,000 books from the period 1460-1850, and 466 pre-1906 serials. In almost 12 million pages, it focuses on economics interpreted in the widest sense, including political science, history, sociology, and special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing

Past Masters, Letters/journals/correspondence. Swift, Pope, Shelley, Austen, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Dickens Electronic resource from Intelex.

ProQuest Historical Annual Reports 1884-2005. An unequalled collection of annual reports covering over 800 US companies. Digital access to the historical company reports not covered by our online services.

Public Life in Contemporary Argentina online database (Primary Source/Gale)

Sistema para la consulta de información censal 2000. Digital maps of Mexican cities divided into census tracts … can be accessed using GIS software. (CDs)

Washington Post 1877-1990 and Chicago Tribune 1849-1985. Proquest Historical Newspapers.

Wiley Journal Backfile Collections: Chemistry Societies; Food Science; Mathematics; Technology & Engineering: Numerical Methods in Engineering; Physics & Astronomy

Art History/Classics Library

Photography books. Richard Sun donated 62 books this past year including, August Sander: Face of our time: sixty portraits of twentieth-century Germans. (Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1994) Myth and vision: on the walk to paradise garden and the photography of W. Eugene Smith. (Lund: Aris, 1987) and Madame Man Ray: fotografinnen der Avantgarde in Paris. (Berlin: Edition Ebersbach, 2002)

The Bancroft Library

Archive and Personal Library of Thom Gunn. Celebrated poet and distinguished teacher.

Literary archive of Jessica Hagedorn, including a complete set of working drafts, final manuscripts, corrected proofs, and correspondence for all her books of poetry, her novels, screenplays, stage plays, and anthologies, as well as a complete set of correspondence.

Correspondence between Samuel Clemens and (Nevada) Senator John Jones regarding potential investment in the Paige Compositor, an automatic typesetting machine that never went into production.

Thomas J. Long Business Library

Financial Times of London, 1888-1965. Microfilm from Thomson Gale.

Charles Franklin Doe Memorial Library

Archive Editions Publications on Minorities in the Middle East: Druze communities, Jewish communities in Arab Countries, Religious Communities in Jerusalem, Kurds, 1843-1974

Chartae Latinae Antiquiores Facsimile edition of all surviving Latin charters prior to the 10th century.

Collection de L'Ecole Francaise de Rome. 70 volumes from this series published by one of the oldest foreign schools for the study of the art, history and architecture of Rome and its Empire.

Early Russian Cinema, Pt 1-2 (1907-1918). .Collection of Russian film periodicals published during the last decade of the tsarist regime. The collection includes sophisticated, bimonthly periodicals as well as more popular weeklies released by the major film studios, with screenplays and interviews.

French colonial Periodicals related to North Africa. Nine titles published in North Africa and in France during late 19th- early 20th-centuries covering political and social aspects of Jews, Christians and Berber minorities in these countries (76 microfilm reels)

Independent Mexico in Newspapers in the 19th Century. (284 microfilm reels). 579 newspaper titles, many complete runs.

K.G. Saur Biographical Archives, Silver. American, Benelux, British, French, Jewish, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American. (microfiche)

Latin American Twentieth Century Pamphlets, pt 11: The Caribbean and Central America. IDC. (microfiche)

Le Monde. Index, 1977-1986 (microfiche). Berkeley owns a complete run of this essential French newspaper and now also has a complete set of the annual Index to its content, which multiplies its value for scholarly research

Papers of Sir Mark Sykes, 1879-1919, focusing on his part in the Sykes-Picot Agreement of May 9th, 1916 which laid the foundation of current Middle Eastern countries. (8 microfilm reels)

San Juan, Argentina Newspaper collection, 1885-1948. (210 microfilm reels; part of a large effort to preserve the newsprint heritage of the province, under the auspices of the main public library of the region, Biblioteca Granklin.

The Medieval Manuscripts from the Anhalt Regional Library Dessau. 119 complete manuscripts with over 22,000 pages, including some of the most important medieval manuscripts produced in Germany during the Middle Ages. (reproductions on microfiche)

The Straits Times (daily) 1845-1974. (724 microfilm reels)

Tibyan Wasa'il al-Haqaia, a biographical dictionary on Sufism and Sufi Scholars

Travels in Africa. IDC. (microfiche)

Earth Sciences Library

Official Topographic Map of Iran. 2,648 sheets. The only set in print outside of Iran.

C. V. Starr East Asian Library

Han'guk yoktae munjip ch'ongso: 3000 volumes; collection of writings by Neo-Cunfucian scholars 935-1910AD. An invaluable resource for the study of Korean intellectual, political, and institutional history. Harvard holds the only other full set in North America. (monographs)

Independent documentary films (Underground documentary films) from China.

Minguo fo jiao qi kan wen xian ju cheng. Comprehensive collection of reprint serials on Buddhism Studies 1912-1949. 208 volumes + index.

Xi'an bei lin quan ji. First comprehensive facsimile collection of preserved steles and tablets in the Xi'an Steles Museum. 200 volumes in 25 cases.

Environmental Design Library

The Cicognara Library, literary sources in the history of art and kindred subjects. (microfiche)

The Country Builder's Assistant, Containing a Collection of New Designs of Carpentry and Architecture, by Asher Benjamin. 1797. The first original architecture book published in America.

Die Neubauten und Betriebseinrichtungen der Tabakfabrik in Linz. Salzburg, 1936. Rare monograph on an important building by Peter Behrens.

Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library

Nine 18th-century manuscript scores, including early vocal works by Christoph Willibald Gluck, Niccolò Jomelli, Matteo Capricanica, Giovanni Battista Lampugnani, Domenico Alberti, and Francesco Maggiore

Collections of rare scores, 18th-century scribal manuscripts, and a 17th-century Italian manuscript for guitar, lute, and mandola.

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