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Collection Development Policy Statement: Special Collections

Analysis of the Subject Field

A. Chronology

There are no chronological limits. Special Collections collects and adds to the collections materials that are thousands of years old to the latest comic book or zine.

B. Language

There are no language restrictions, although the majority of collecting past, present, and future is western European languages and English.

C. Geography

Materials from all geographic locations are considered with bias towards none.

D. Data

While not considered for inclusion in Special Collections to date, there are no restrictions to adding research data to Special Collections.

E. Date of publication

Special Collections has no collecting restrictions on the date of publication.

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