Special Collections in Libraries in the United States

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1912 - Libraries - 140 pages
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Page 120 - Engineers, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Page 83 - The Volta Bureau for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Relating to the Deaf.
Page 13 - Library of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Washington, DC, has a collection of about 1,000 volumes on occult and allied subjects.
Page 119 - Library, by Louise R. Albee. 1896. ( Harvard University Library bibliographical contributions, No. 51.) WHALING INDUSTRY. New Bedford (Mass.) Free Public Library has a collection, relating to the whaling industry consisting of about 750 titles, which is considered the largest in the world. It includes 204 log books of whaling voyages See Collection of books, pamphlets, log books, pictures, etc., illustrating the •whale fishery contained in the New Bedford Public Library. 1907. 13 p. HUNTING AND...
Page 48 - Wls. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, 1896, pp. 115—143. This consisted of a list of the statutes, session laws, legislative documents and journals, journals of constitutional conventions, and newspaper flies of the Old Northwest...
Page 61 - ... ecclesiastical writings, biographies and bibliographies, which can, in any way, throw light on the history, topography, commerce, language, and letters of Iceland. It lacks very few of the editions and translations of the sagas, the ancient laws, the Eddas and the skaldic lays, and very few of the treatises which illustrate them; it lacks still fewer of the strictly linguistic works relating to either the Old-Icelandic or the New-Icelandic.
Page 72 - See -Some account of a collection of several thousand bills, accounts, and inventories, illustrating the history of prices between the years 1650 and 1750, presented io the Smithsonian Institution by James 0.
Page 19 - Bangorlan controversy. Princeton (NJ) Theological Seminary has 2,000 volumes of the works of the Puritan divines of the 17th century and the early part of the 18th century. General Theological Seminary, New York, has a special collection on history, etc., of the Church of England, containing some 1,500 volumes and several hundred pamphlets. Drew Theological Seminary Library. Madison, NJ, has a collection relating to the church history of England numbering 863 volumes; also 70 volumes on the Tractarlan...
Page 42 - Collection was rich in contemporary writings for and against the Constitution of 1788, works relating to the first years of the Republic and the later struggles over internal improvements, the United States Bank, and the slavery controversies, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the tariff. The Tilden library contains a good selection of the important general works on American history, and the chief publications relating to political parties, to Congress, and to political and constitutional conventions,...
Page 22 - University, New Haven, Conn., acquired In 1891, by the bequest of the late Rev. Henry M. Dexter, DD, the Dexter collection of 1,850 books and manuscripts on early Congregational history and polity. This comprises early treatises of both English and American origin on Congregationalism and works In Illustration of the English and Dutch life of the Plymouth Pilgrims; It Is especially full in the original publications of the early Puritans and Separatists and In the works which trace their rise and...

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