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Archives & Rare Books Library (Reference Collection)

ARCHIVES & RARE BOOKS LIBRARY
REFERENCE COLLECTION

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Subjects covered :

  • General Reference
  • Local History
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Archival & Library Administration
  • History of Printing & the Book
  • Bibliography
  • Native Americans
  • Sport & Recreation
  • Urban Studies
  • Rare Books

Departments & users served : Archives & Rare Books Library and patrons  The collection provides general reference and materials supporting the department's specialized collections.
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION

Location of collection :  Archives & Rare Books Library, 808 Carl Blegen Library.

Other collections supporting program :

Internal : Design, Architecture, Art and Planning Collection and the Langsam General & Reference Collections

External: Cincinnati Historical Society Library and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Lloyd Library, Hebrew Union College Library, and American Jewish Archives.

Electronic :

  • America History & Life
  • Archives USA
  • Dissertation Abstracts
  • OhioLINK
  • RLIN
  • WorldCat

Collection history : The Archives & Rare Books Library was established in 1973 as the Special Collections Department.  Shortly thereafter, the most basic reference tools were provided for use in the department.  The collection has been augmented with purchases to support areas of specialization.

General level of collecting : The collection provides basic general information and materials at instructional and research levels for areas of departmental specialization.
 

SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF COLLECTION

Call numbers : LC A - Z

Size :   Approximately. 3,000 volumes

Current & retrospective collecting :

  • Archival & Library Administration
  • Bibliography
  • History of Printing & the Book
  • Native Americans
  • Sport & Leisure
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Travel and Exploration

Time period collected : All

Levels and treatments : Basic informational level for general materials with instructional and research depth in areas of
    specialization.

Languages :   English

Geographical areas : All

Types of resources :

  • Monographs
  • Periodicals
  • Serials
  • Maps

Resource formats : Print and electronic

Endowed areas : None
 

ACQUISITION PROCESS:

  • Firm orders
  • Standing orders
  • Transfer
  • Gifts


ARBREF.1 - Revised
8/28/01 Alice M. Cornell
5/27/05 Kevin Grace

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