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ERIC Number: ED314090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 35
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U.S. Mountaineering Libraries: A Survey.
Seiser, Virginia; Lockerby, Robert
Over a 3-year period (1985-1987) site visits were made to selected U.S. libraries that focus on climbing or mountaineering as a specific area for comprehensive collection building to survey their monographic holdings, serial holdings, and special collections. The monographic collections were compared to two lists of outstanding mountaineering books, the annotated bibliography of the Farquhar collection (1980), and a list of 50 books published in Neate's guide to climbing literature (1980). This report provides assessments of the collections of two special libraries (the Adirondack Museum and the Yosemite Research Center); 11 club libraries (American Alpine Club, Appalachian Mountain Club Library, Colorado Mountain Club, Explorers Club, Mazamas, Mountaineering Foundation of Chicago, Mountaineers, National Geographic Society Library, New York Racquet Club, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, and Sierra Club); eight academic libraries (Dartmouth College, Princeton University, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Washington, University of Wyoming, and Yale University); and five public libraries (Denver Public Library, the Library of Congress, Los Angeles County Public Library-Malibu, New York Public Library, and Teton County Public Library). Each entry provides the library's location, details its current collection, and reports its collectian policy. Three tables compare the relative rankings of the club, university, and public libraries studied in terms of the number of listed titles owned. (22 references) (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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