Guide to the Research Collections

- Section -- II: -- THE HUMANITIES
- PART TWO
- 20 -- GENERAL LITERATURE -- (Including the Berg Collection and the Arents Collection of Books in Parts)
- THE BERG COLLECTION OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE
- Special Indexes and Files

Special Indexes and Files

The Berg's Collection's holdings have not been incorporated into the Public Catalog of the Research Libraries. The collection maintains its own catalog (which was published in book form in five volumes by G.K. Hall & Company of Boston in 1969); but in the future new book acquisitions will be included in the Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries, Catalog cards detail bibliographical points; the letters "H," "Y," and "B" identify material from the Howe collection, the Young collection, and the original Berg collection.

There are three special files in the collection. The Correspondent File provides a record of letters under the name of the recipient. The Provenance File lists a selection of association copies and manuscripts under the name of the recipient, or under the name of the donor and recipient if the donor is other than the author of the work. The Portrait File locates portraits in the collection.