Finding Guides to the British Studies Primary Source Research Collections in the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries


Center for British Studies
University of Colorado at Boulder

The Finding Guides in this volume contain entries for primary materials, collections of sources, and some reference or research aids. They do not list secondary works, standard printed sources such as literary texts, or current scholarly and popular periodicals. Such works are readily accessible through the Chinook catalogue of the holdings of the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries, available online.

These Guides include material on Britain, Ireland, and British colonial involvement in Africa and Asia. They do not list all collections focusing on colonial North America.

Finding Guides are provided for British Studies materials in the following specialized collections within the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries:

Art and Architecture Library
Electronic Resources*
Government Information Library
Law Library
Maps Library
Media Library
Music Library
Record Societies and Other Similar Series*
Reference/Research Aids*
Science Library
Special Collections
Combined Index to All the British Studies Finding Guides in the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries

Those Guides marked with an asterisk are composite listings of materials held in various places within the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries system.

The main entry under which a collection is entered in this Guide is a working title, chosen to provide ready access for users. If the collection was sold commercially under a different title, or if it appears in the University of Colorado Libraries catalogue under another title, the other names are given below the main entry, in parentheses. Thus:

Home Office Papers and Records: PRO Class HO 42 (1782-1820).
("Order and Authority in England, 1782-1820.")
In the case of copies or reproductions, the Guide names wherever possible the archive in which the original manuscripts or printed works are located.

Many of the microform collections were acquired through grants from the University of Colorado's Humanities Special Purchase Fund; other sets have been purchased with the Libraries' own funds.

Index: All items in the individual Finding Guides are indexed together at the back of this volume.

Comments: If you have suggestions about these Finding Guides or encounter problems while working with them, please notify the Managing Director of the Center for British Studies at the University Libraries, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309-0184; phone: 303-492-6252.

Additional copies of this volume: These are available at cost; please contact the Managing Director of the Center for British Studies, as above.

This revised/expanded version of the original British Studies Finding Guide (originally printed in 1992 and revised in 1995) was prepared in 1998 by Prof. Marjorie McIntosh, and Teresa Nugent, aided by members of the library faculty and the Center for British Studies.

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