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Collection Development Policy Statement: General History

Factors Influencing Collection Policy

A. Anticipated future trends


“C”  -- Hard to nail down. Some materials will arrive in this area as ordered by various selectors.

“D” -- There will be continued strong research and instructional interest in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.


B. Relationships with other resources


1. On campus branch or format collections, if any


There are so many possible relationships with branches and other format collections as to render a listing to be meaningless.  .


2. Regional or network resources, if any


While the murkiness of this category makes identifying outside resources as being tricky, some overarching observations can be made. MSUL’s memberships in  consortia and cooperatives such as the Michigan Electronic Library and the Center for Research Libraries do provide cost-effective means of access to materials that are out of this collection policy statement. Equally important is our joint catalog with the Library of Michigan. Its holdings of genealogical materials greatly expands the horizons of our users.


   C. Relationships to resources treated in other policy statements:


African American Studies


American History

American Radicalism


Asian Pacific American Studies

Asian Studies

British History

Canadian Studies

Chicano Latino Studies

Classical Studies

European Studies

French Studies 

German Studies

International Development

Jewish Studies

Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Medieval History

Military And Naval Sciences

Native American Studies

Political Science

Religious Studies

Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection

Russia/Eastern Europe/Central

U.S. Documents

Women and Gender Studies

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