Guide to the Research Collections

- SECTION -- III -- THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
- PART ONE
- 41 -- SPORTS AND GAMES
- Hunting

Hunting

The library has a very good collection of material on hunting in general and accounts of particular hunting expeditions;8 there is particular interest in hunting in Africa and in America. As a matter of policy, the library does not collect the finely-illustrated hunting books of the past unless they can be acquired for the Prints Division or the Spencer Collection. In the Arents Collection of Books in Parts are some nineteenth-century

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English sporting books and original drawings of hunting scenes by Henry Alken, John Leech, and others. Important related materials appear under such headings as "Ordnance," "Firearms," and "Munitions."