Guide to the Research Collections

- Section -- II: -- THE HUMANITIES
- PART ONE
- 18 -- PHILOSOPHY, PSYCHOLOGY, AND RELATED MATERIALS
- COLLECTING POLICY

COLLECTING POLICY

The varied holdings in philosophy, psychology, and related disciplines include fields such as ethics, moral philosophy, the occult sciences, New Thought, mental healing, and mysticism. Although the general collecting policy is comprehensive, specific exceptions should be noted. Chinese philosophy is collected on a representative basis, and Russian philosophy in the Balto-Slavic languages is acquired selectively. Systems and manuals in the field of psychology and material on psychological laboratories are collected on a representative basis; in the field of ethics, systems, manuals, and material on temperance are collected selectively. Dissertations and theses from American universities are acquired on a representative basis, while those from foreign universities are acquired selectively.