History and Auxiliary Sciences
The History & Auxiliary Sciences division supports the curriculum of the History Department, which offers undergraduate degrees, and contributes support to the Master of Liberal Studies program in American Culture.
Monographs. The History & Auxiliary Sciences collection holds 23,877 monographs, which is equivalent to a 3a, and is 133% of the number from the modified ACRL standard (17,887). The median publication date of the books in this division is in the 1970s, with over 10% published in the last decade.
Archives. The Genesee Historical Collections Center, which is a division of the University of Michigan-Flint Library, contains both published and unpublished material concerning the history of Flint and Genesee County, Michigan, as well as the archives of the University of Michigan-Flint. It has existed since 1984, primarily serving UM-Flint students.
Among the more significant manuscript collections held here are those of Flint realtor Gerald Healy, African- American activist Edgar Holt, records of the Flint Woolen Mills, Flint Junior League, Rotary Club, and other personal and organizational records. The papers of Sen. Donald Riegle and Rep. Dale Kildee are included among its political collections. The Center holds a microfilm copy of the papers of Henry H. Crapo, Flint governor, lumberman, and railroad executive, as well as papers of members of his family. Finding aids are available at the archives and on the Web.
The Center holds a general reference collection relating to Michigan history, besides many books and pamphlets on Flint-area topics. Organizational newsletters, maps, sound recordings, and microfilm of Flint newspapers are among further holdings.
Acquisitions. The 1997/1998 monographs allocation for the History Department is $7970. Taking a proportional share of librarians budgets, plus the reference allocation, yields a weighted total of $9659. This is sufficient to buy approximately 331 books at a discounted average price of $29.19 apiece. This amounts to about 6% of the total domestic publishing output for history, for an AC rating of 2b. Acquiring 10% of the publishing output per year would require a monographs allocation of $16,843; a 15% acquisitions rate would cost $25,279.
Periodicals. The Library has several partial or complete runs of print indexes and abstracts related to history, as well as general indexes, but no electronic indexes dealing primarily with historical topics. There are 149 Wilson-indexed history periodical titles, of which the Library has paper subscriptions to 66 (44%=2b) and web access to 19 more (57% total=3a).
Sources consulted: AHAG
Prepared by Paul Gifford and Paul G. Streby.
Ratings for History & Auxiliary Sciences
CL=Current collection level; AC=Acquisitions commitment; GL=Goal level
|LC class||Line no.||Category||CL||AC||GL||Comments|
|CB||HIS 002||History of Civilization & Culture||3b||3b|
|CC 1 - 960, GN 700 - 885||HIS 002.5 - 002.6||Archaeology (General) & Prehistoric Archaeology||2b||3a|
|D 1 - 900||HIS 023.5||History (General)||3b||3b||Subscriptions to 14 of 28 Wilson-indexed periodicals (50%=3a); Web access to 6 more (71% total=3a)|
|D 901 - 1075||HIS 043||History of Europe (General)||3b||3b|
|DA 1 - 995||HIS 046||History - Great Britain||3b||3b|
|DC||HIS 068||History - France||3b||3b||Only 4% of titles published in last decade.|
|DD||HIS 077||History - Germany||3b||3b|
|DE||HIS 087||History - Mediterranean Region, Greco-Roman World||3a||3b|
|DF||HIS 088||History - Greece||3a||3b||Holdings on Byzantium weak.|
|DG||HIS 097||History - Italy||3a||3b||Includes holdings on ancient Rome.|
|DH, DJ, DQ||HIS 110 - 118, 153||Low Countries & Switzerland||2b||3b|
|DJK||HIS 123||History - Eastern Europe||3a||3b|
|DK||HIS 124||History - USSR||3b||3b|
|DP 1 - 900||HIS 140 - 148||History - Spain & Portugal||3a/ 3b||3b|
|DR||HIS 158||History - Eastern Europe, Balkan Peninsula||3a||3b|
|DS 1 - 40||HIS 188||History - Asia||3a||3b|
|DS 41 - 329||HIS 189||History - Southwest Asia, Ancient Orient, Near East||3a||3b|
|DS 330 - 500||HIS 224||History - Southern Asia, Indian Ocean||2b||3a|
|DS 501 - 935||HIS 237||History - Eastern Asia, Southeast Asia, Far East||3a||3b||Korea holdings weak.|
|DT||HIS 273||History - Africa||3a/ 3b||3b|
|DU||HIS 384||History - Oceania||3a||3a|
|E 1 - 139||HIS 394||History - Americas (General, Indian, North America)||3b||3b/ 3c|
|E 140 - 200||HIS 397||History - United States (Colonial, Special Topics)||3b||3b/ 3c||Subscriptions to 11 of 19 Wilson-indexed periodicals (58%=3a); Web access to 1 more (63% total=3a)|
|E 201 - 299||HIS 403||History - United States (Revolutionary Period)||3b||3b/ 3c||Few books in last decade.|
|E 301 - 440||HIS 404||History - United States (1790-1855)||3b||3b/ 3c|
|E 441 - 655||HIS 407||History - United States (Slavery & Civil War)||3b||3b/ 3c|
|E 656 - 867||HIS 411||History - United States (Since the Civil War)||3b||3b/ 3c|
|F 476 - 705||HIS 423||State & Local History - Midwest, Mississippi Valley||3b||3b||Supported by archives collection|
|F 1201 - 3799||HIS 439 - 467||History - Latin America & the Caribbean||3b||3b|
|DIVISION AS A WHOLE||3a||2b||3b/ 3c|
0 -- Out of scope
1 -- Minimal level
1a ---- Minimal level, uneven coverage
1b ---- Minimal level, even coverage
2 -- Basic information level
2a ---- Basic information level, Introductory
2b ---- Basic information level, Advanced (Appropriate for community college students)
3 -- Study or instructional support level
3a ---- Basic study or instructional support level (Adequate to support lower division undergraduate courses)
3b ---- Intermediate study or instructional support level (Adequate to support upper division undergraduate courses; not adequate for master's degree programs)
3c ---- Advanced study or instructional support level (Adequate to support master's degree programs)
4 -- Research level (Adequate to support doctoral research)
5 -- Comprehensive level