A Selection of Significant Acquisitions Funded Through Donor Contributions: 2007-2008
The University Library
University of California, Berkeley
Cartografia Censal Urbana 2000 (Government Documents)
Digital Aerial Photography of SF Bay Area, Sacrament, Stockton 2006-2007 (Earth Sciences)
Eighteenth Century Journals 1 (History and Literature)
Eighteenth Century Journals 2 (History and Literature)
United States Congressional Hearings Digital Collection (1980-2003) and the Congressional Research Digital Collection (Social Sciences)
Science Direct Backfile Supplements: Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Immunology and Microbiology, Mathematics, High Energy/Nuclear Physics, Astronomy, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics, and Physical and Analytical Chemistry.
Treatise on Geophysics on-line (Earth Sciences)
Art History/Classics Library
18 volumes from Catalogue Raisonnes, book publications covering the complete works of various artists; one of the most critical research sources for art historians. (Art History)
Werke in Deutscher Ubersetzung/Aristoteles. Many of the most recent and authoritative commentaries on Aristotle's works. (Classics)
The Bancroft Library
Papers of Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Incoming Correspondence of Jack Hirschman.
Charles Franklin Doe Memorial Library
Al Hayat. Lebanese newspapers on microfilm, covering 1950-1976. (Middle Eastern Studies)
Editions Belles Lettres. Missing volumes in series of core texts for the study of the classical tradition as it affected the culture of the European middle Ages and Renaissance both from the literary and historical standpoints. (Romance Languages)
Imagenes contra el olvido. 10 Spanish documentaries about Franco's coup which provoked the Spanish Civil War. (Romance Languages)
Jenaische allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung and its continuation as Neue jenaische allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung. The leading cultural publication of its time, and as such one of the most important for the history of the Age of Goethe. (Germanic Studies and Literature)
Jerusalem Post backfile. Fills in missing issues in our set of The Jerusalem Post 1962-1968, the only English language newspaper in Israel during those years. (Judaic Studies)
Literary and Religious Arabic Periodicals. Four titles in 22 volumes covering early 20th century religious, literary and philological trends. (Middle Eastern Studies)
Oeuvres de Maximilien Robespierre. Complete works of Robespierre originally published in ten volumes plus one additional volume of never before published worked, plus critical commentary. (Romance Languages)
Poesiealbum. 300 volumes of original poetry and literary criticism published between 1950 and 1990, constituting the only complete set outside of Germany. (Germanic Studies)
Proletarische Frauenbewegung of the 19th and early 20th Centureis. Microfilm collection of 1000 titles and 75,000 pages which document the role of women in the worker's movement of the 19th and 20th centuries. (Germanic Studies)
Mainland Southeast Asia Census and Statistical Publications (International Documents and Southeast Asia). Retrospective volumes from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.
C. V. Starr East Asian Library
A collection of censored books, 1970's and 1980's, South Korea. Over 1500 volumes from the student movement for Korean democratization, banned by and confiscated by the military government of that time. (Korean collections)
Huichun fu du tong ya men dang and Dongbei bian jiang dang an xuan ji (China). Materials ranging in date from 1737 through 1930's focusing on Manchura (northeast China) and the border trade and immigration there with Korea.
Environmental Design Library
Innerscapes. Boxed set of 20 giclee prints by Berkeley lecturer Joseph Slusky 2004.
Ezhegodnik Obshchestva arkhitektorov-khudozhnikov.S.-Peterburg : Obshchestvo, 1906-1935. Rare v.9 (1914)
A sure guide to builders; or, The principles and practice of architecture geometrically demonstrated and made easy for the use of workmen in general. Batty Langley. London : J. Wilcox, 1729.
Holly's Country Seats: Containing Lithographic Designs For Cottages, Villas, Mansions, Etc., With Their Accompanying Outbuilding NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1866. 171 pages. 25 x 20 cm. Thirty-six tinted lithographic plates. KARPEL B345. "Although this book was actually written in 1861, publication was delayed by the outbreak of the Civil War."
Angiolo Mazzoni: Architetto fra Fascismo e Liberta. 68 pp. Monograph on the modern Italian Futurist and Rationalist architect, bibliography.
Noto: Idealstadt und Stadtraum in Sizilianischen 18. Jahrhundert. 418 pp. Text discussing 18th century architecture and city planning in the Sicilian town of Noto, which was struck by an earthquake in 1693.
Documente de Arhitectura Romaneasca. 72 plates (2 fold-out) showing drawings and images from photographs of examples of Romanian architecture, dating between the 16th through 18th centuries. Rare.
Napoli, le Opere del Regime Biennio Ottobre 1925-Ottobre 1927 (Anni IV e V-E.F.). XI, 1927. Rare.
Umjetnicka Galerija Bosne i Hercegovine. Arhitektura Bosne I Hercegovine: 1878-1918. public and private architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina, heavily illustrated throughout with floor plans and images from photographs.
Ein Neues Schnellbahn-System: Vorschläge zur Verbesserung des Personen-Verkehrs. Text discussing plans for a monorail system centered in major German cities and radiating out into the outlying areas. Berlin 1909.
Kooperativa Forbundets Arkitektkontor. 1925-1935. Text on commercial buildings constructed in Sweden. 1935. Rare.
Media Resources Center
Preserved half of the international video tape collection of cinema titles by purchasing in DVD format.
South/Southeast Asia Studies Library
Hindi Book collection of Dr. Dhirendranath Singh. A collection of rare first edition Hindi prints from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (South Asia)
The Straits Times 1984, 2007. The most important national English newspaper of Singapore.
See previous year's list: 2006-2007