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Appendix C: Specialized Reference Tools

Following is a list of works found in the past to be most useful for work in specific curatorial fields (list in progress).

    For General Americana
      Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. 6 vols. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887-1889. Bein,ref E176 A66 +L56 1962

      Diccionario Porrua de Historia, Biografia y Geografia de Mexico. Mexico: Editorial Porrua, 1986. SML Ref Room, LC Class. F1204 D53 1986.

      Dictionary of American Biography, edited by Allen Johnson. New York: Scribner, [1961]. Bein,ref E176 D5 1961

      Gudde, Erwin. California Gold Camps. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975. SML Stacks, LC Class. F865 G82 1975

      Gudde, Erwin. California Place Names. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1960. Bein,ref F859 G8 1960

      Handbook of Texas, Walter Prescott Webb, editor-in-chief. 3 vols. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1952-1976. Bein,ref F384 H35

      The Reader's Encyclopedia of the American West, edited by Howard Lamar. New York: Crowell, 1977. Bein,ref F591 R38

    General Works
      Cambridge Biographical Dictionary, edited by Magnus Magusson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990. Manuscript Unit reference shelf.

      Dictionnaire de Biographie Française In progress, issued in parts. Paris: Letouzey et Anê, 1933- . Bein,ref CT143 +D53

      Dictionary of National Biography, edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1908-09. Bein,ref DA28 D5 1908

      Glaister, Geoffrey Ashall. Glaister's Glossary of the Book: Terms Used in Papermaking, Printing, Bookbinding, and Publishing, with Notes on Illuminated Manuscripts and Private Presses. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979. Bein,ref Z118 G53 1979 (LC)

      Lippincott's New Gazetteer. A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer or Geographical Dictionary of the World, edited by Angelo Heilprin and Louis Heilprin, 2 vols. Philadelphia, 1906. Bein,ref G103 +L56 1906

      Yale University Library Gazette. Vol. 1-[ongoing]. 1926- [ongoing]. Bein,ref Z733 Y18 A4 Online index can be found at j:\brblinfo\all.gaz

    Osborn
      Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry (Peerage) London, 1833- . SML Stacks, LC class CS425 +B873 9-
    YCAL
      Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. 6 vols. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887-1889. Bein,ref E176 A66 +L56 1962

      Dictionary of American Biography, edited by Allen Johnson. New York: Scribner, [1961]. Bein,ref E176 D5 1961


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