Guide to the Research Collections

- Section -- I -- GENERAL MATERIALS
- PART ONE
- 4 -- PERIODICALS SECTION AND GENERAL PERIODICAL RESOURCES
- GENERAL PERIODICAL RESOURCES
- Special Indexes and Files

Special Indexes and Files

In addition to the Dictionary and Geographical Catalogs noted in the discussion of the Periodicals Section, several important supplementary guides to periodical resources exist in the library. In Room 315 of the Central Building are located the other General Research and Humanities Division files, including American Periodicals 1800-1931, British Periodicals 1700-1930, and the Current Periodical List, all described in chapter 1 on page 5.

Rare Book Division Files

The Almanac File is a card file (active, 5 card drawers) in two parts, featuring American almanacs published before 1821 and other almanac rarities: (1) An alphabetical file arranged by title of almanac or compiler's name (2 card drawers); and (2) A chronological file arranged by the year for which the almanac was issued. This file is in effect a shelf list of the almanacs in the division (3 card drawers).

Slavonic Division Files

The Current Periodicals and Newspapers file (active, 2 card drawers) is arranged by country, and lists in alphabetical order the newspapers and magazines published in Balto-Slavic languages available in the library. Information given includes the name of the journal or newspaper, its dates, and place of publication.