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Closed-access collection of Oriental printed resources

Collection Details

Closed-access collection of Oriental printed resources held at University of Manchester Library [Institution record]

Description of Collection

Content description

The relevant collections may be divided into those which are currently listed in the Library's OPAC, i.e. the Indian Empire collection (6,000 items) and the Voyages and travels collection (10,000 items), the Haskalah collection (900 items), the Marmorstein collection (6,000 items); and those which are not yet included in the Library's OPAC, i.e. the Japanese collection (200 items). For more detailed descriptions, see the relevant pages of the Library's Guide to Special Collections (http://rylibweb.man.ac.uk/data2/spcoll).

History and development

A number of collections were acquired in 1901 as part of Mrs. Rylands' purchase of the Crawford Collection. Other collections have been acquired since, notably in the 1970s.

Strengths

Haskalah; classical Rabbinic texts; military, colonial and diplomatic history; travel.

General arrangement and access regulations

These materials are interspersed throughout the closed-access collections in the Special Collections Division of the JRULM, which is located on Deansgate in the city centre.

Subjects of the Collection

Regions of Asia

Central Asia and the Caucasus, East Asia, Near & Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, South East Asia.

Subjects

Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts, Communication and media, Development, Economics, Education, Environmental sciences, Geography, History, Human rights, Industries, International relations, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Politics and government, Recreation, Religion, Science and technology, Sociology, Travel, Women.

Collection Material and Size of Collection

Material Types

Books, Serials.

Total size of collection

23,700 volumes in the named collections, plus an unknown amount in the general collections.

Collection Management Information

The collection is being actively developed.

Content date range

0 to 0 AD

Collection Catalogue Information

Catalogue

The majority of the material is included in the OPAC.

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