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Littlefield Collection



BIBLIOGRAPHER: Gera Draajer
OTHER SUBJECT RESPONSIBILITIES: History of Science, History, American Studies, Asian American Studies, African American Studies
ADDRESS: Reference and Information Services Division PCL 2.430
PHONE: 495-4270
I. Purpose:
The Littlefield Fund for Southern History was endowed to provide resources " for the full and impartial study of the South and its part in American History". To this end the Fund since 1914 has been used to purchase primary and secondary materials on a comprehensive, and in some areas exhaustive, level. Although American history has been the primary collecting field, many other disciplines have benefited from the Fund; these include agriculture, American Literature, anthropology, architecture, art, business, economics, education, ethnic studies, geography, music, religion, sociology, and the sciences. Any aspect of the life, culture, and history of the southern United States is within the collection scope of the fund.

II. General Collection Guidelines:
A. Languages: English will be the primary language of the collection. Works in other languages will be collected when relevant.

B. Chronological Guidelines: From the founding of the United States to the present day.

C. Geographical Guidelines: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia, are the states usually included in a definition of the region. For some purposes, the border states of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Maryland are added. For the topics of slavery, anti-slavery, the Civil War, and reconstruction, there are no geographical constraints. For example, a regimental history of a Pennsylvania company that fought for the Union is considered a legitimate Littlefield purchase. Since the slave trade and the anti-slavery movement were worldwide in scope, non-U.S. imprints are collected in this area, particularly from Great Britain.

D. Treatment of Subject: Any treatment, including juvenilia and textbooks, will be collected. Some Treatments ordinarily excluded from related statements will be collected. These include genealogy, local histories, non-UT dissertations, non-Texas documents, local census material, cemetery rolls, and county records.

E. Types of Materials: Virtually all types of materials are collected including pamphlets, manuscripts and archives, newspapers, maps and atlases, government documents, broadslides, photographs, drawings, prints, posters, postcards, other works of art, audiovisual records---including discs and tapes, microforms, films, slides, and transparencies, typescripts, and mimeographed works.

F. Date of Publication: Both current and retrospective works will be collected. In some instances a reprint will be acquired as a reading copy even when the original edition is in the collection.

G. Other General Considerations: The primary locations are the Perry-Castañeda Library for most books, serials and microforms, and the Center for American History for rare books and serials, newspapers, maps and ephemera. Because the Littlefield Collection is not a separate entity, materials purchased on the Fund might be in any library location.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

Subject LC Class Location CDP [NCIP] Collection Level Bibliographer
Agriculture: Particularly the economic aspects. Technical aspect of farming and animal husbandry are, in general, not collected unless they are of historical importance. - - D Littlefield
Anthropology: Particularly cultural anthropology and folklore. There is also an emphasis on southern Indians and on the archaeology of the region. - - D Littlefield
Architecture: ( See also the Statement for the Architectural Drawings Collection) - - E Littlefield
Art - - D Littlefield
Black Studies: The emphasis is on the role of Blacks in regional development. - - E Littlefield
Business: The emphasis is on business biography and business history. - - E Littlefield
Economics - - E Littlefield
Education - - E Littlefield
History: All aspects of the cultural, intellectual, political, and social history of the region will be collected. The emphasis is on the 19th and 20th centuries. - - E Littlefield
Law: Current casebook law and books of statutes are not collected. - - C Littlefield
Literature: Works by major and minor writers of the region are collected. There is a representative selection of private press and vanity press fiction and poetry for Non-Texas regional writers. For Texas writers see the Center for American History Statement. - - D Littlefield
Music - - D Littlefield
Religion: Emphasis is on Church History. - - D Littlefield
Sciences - - C Littlefield


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