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Collection Development Policy Statement: Rare Books

Levels of Collecting Intensity

Cookery and Diet – Research Level

Early veterinary medicine -- Research Level
Preference is for pre-1801 material.

Fencing and dueling -- Research Level
Preference is for material through the mid-19th century.

Michigan Writers – Research Level

American schoolbooks -- Research Level
Preference is for copies with significant evidence of ownership and use. Books that contextualize education in the Midwest are of particular interest.

Africana -- Research Level

Agriculture -- Research Level

European history and culture -- Instructional Support Level
Preference is for material in English, particularly of the 15th through 17th centuries.

Book arts -- Instructional Support Level

History of the book -- Instructional Support Level

Literature -- Instructional Support Level

Natural history -- Instructional Support Level

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