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The textbook collection includes U.S. imprints of primary and secondary schoolbooks, textbooks for post-high school non-degree schools such as business and trade schools, and foreign language grammars and readers through college level. The publication dates range from the 18th century, although most holdings were published in the 20th century. This collection was formed by deposits from member libraries and is maintained through retrospective deposits. There are 70,000 volumes in the collection occupying 8,000 linear feet of shelf space.

All subjects commonly taught in U.S. primary and secondary schools are represented. The most extensive holdings are in English studies and mathematics; there are substantial holdings in the social sciences, health, science, and foreign languages. Individual titles are not cataloged, but are arranged on the shelf by subject. Within each subject category, the textbooks are shelved alphabetically by author, series title, or publisher, depending on the work. The Center retains all editions, teacher's manuals, tests, workbooks, and laboratory manuals.

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The art or science of cultivating the ground, the production of crops and livestock; farming.
1850-1970
486
elementary
middle
secondary
  • General Agriculture
    • Agribusiness
    • Agricultural Instruction and Techniques
    • Dairy Science
    • Farm Economics
    • Farm Management
    • Farm Mechanics
    • Forestry
    • Livestock
    • Pest Prevention and Control
    • Poultry
    • Rural Life
    • Soil Conservation
    • Specific Crops (i.e. Cotton, Grains, Vegetables)
  • Regional Agriculture:
  • South, West, etc.
Art
The quality, production, or expression, according to aesthetic principles of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
1840-1990
376
elementary
middle
secondary
  • General Art
    • Art History
    • Artistic Method
    • Instruction (General or Combined Arts)
    • Perspective
    • Readings in Art
  • Techniques
    • Instruction Within a Specific Art (i.e. Drawing, Painting, etc.)
    • Commercial Art
    • Crafts
    • Film Making
    • Graphic Arts
    • Textile Arts
  • Architecture
  • Still Photography
The science which treats the celestial bodies; their magnitudes, motions, constitution, etc.
1810-1970
235
middle
secondary
  • Space Exploration
  • Space Navigation
  • Study of Planets
  • Study of Space
  • Study of Stars, Constellations, Comets, Asteroids, etc.
  • Study of the Universe
  • Surveying and Navigation
  • Use of Telescope
The art or practice of operating heavier-than-air aircraft. Of or pertaining to soldiers, arms or war; according to the methods and customs of war or of armies.
1940-1950
89
elementary
middle
secondary
  • Air Navigation
  • Airplane Mathematics
  • Airplane Mechanics
  • Aviation Readers
  • Aviation Science
  • High School ROTC
The science of life; the branch of knowledge which treats living organisms.
1830-1970
241
elementary
middle
secondary
  • Anatomy
  • Bionics
  • Dissection
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Laboratory Manuals for Biology
  • Life Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Microscope Use
  • Physical Anthropology – Development of Man
  • Physical Structure of Living Things
  • Physiology
  • Study of Species
The science of life; the branch of knowledge which treats living organisms.
1840-1990
899
middle
secondary
  • Anatomy
  • Bionics
  • Dissection
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Laboratory Manuals for Biology
  • Life Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Microscope Use
  • Physical Anthropology – Development of Man
  • Physical Structure of Living Things
  • Physiology
  • Study of Species
The science of plants; biology dealing with plant life.
1800-1960
368
middle
secondary
  • Classification
  • Ecology of Plant Life
  • Laboratory Manuals for Botany
  • Plants and Plant Life
Mercantile pursuit of transactions; trade; commerce. A commercial or industrial enterprise.
1840-1970
2618
secondary
  • General Business
    • Basic Business Practice
    • Business Law
    • Clerical Skills
    • Collective Bargaining/Unions
    • Consumer Studies
    • Filing and Record Control
    • Industry and Commerce
    • Labor Management
    • Management Skills
    • Manufacturing
    • Office Machines
    • Office Practice
    • Record Keeping
    • Retailing
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Secretarial Practice
  • Mathematics and Accounting
    • Accounting
    • Bookkeeping
    • Business Mathematics
    • Computer for Business
    • Data Processing
    • Statistics
  • Business English
    • Correspondence
    • Penmanship
    • Spelling
    • Writing
  • Typing
  • Shorthand and Dictation
A profession or other calling demanding special preparation and undertaken as a lifework.
1910-1980
328
middle
secondary
  • Career Planning
  • How to Study/Self Help Educational
  • Preparation for Admission to College
  • Specific Careers Described
  • Types of Careers Available
The science that treats the composition of substances and of the transformations which they undergo. Chemical composition, properties, or processes.
1820-1990
1238
secondary
  • Applied Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Laboratory Manuals for Chemistry
  • Practical Chemistry
That department of political science dealing with rights of citizenship and duties of citizens.
1830-1980
1455
middle
secondary
  • General Civics:
    • American Citizenship
    • American Government
    • Constitutional Studies
    • Law
    • Political History
    • Political Structure
    • Political Theory
    • United Nations
  • U.S. Local Government Studies:
    • By State: Alabama – Wyom
The use, understanding, or language of computers.
1960-1970
14
secondary
  • Computer Language
  • Design
  • Instruction in Use of Computers
More than one broad subject area within the same work (such as English/Mathematics).
1820-1980
233
elementary
middle
secondary
  • Adult Remedial
  • Combination of Disciplines
  • Head Start
  • Pre-School
  • Special Education
A High School level course offering instruction in the driving of an automobile.
1910-1980
66
secondary
  • Automobile Construction
  • Basic Automobile Mechanics
  • Instruction in Driving
  • Safety in Driving
The science that investigates the conditions and laws affecting the production, distribution, and consumption of wealth.
1830-1980
662
secondary
  • Commerce
  • Economic History
  • Economic Theory
  • Political Economic Theory
  • Political Economy
  • Readings in Economics
  • Trade Practices
  • U.S. Economy
  • World Economics Studies
Of, or belonging to the English Language. Use of the language of, or for, writing.
1790-1990
10482
elementary
middle
secondary
  • General English
    • Basic "A,B,Cs"
    • Combination: Writing/Spelling/Grammatical Skills
    • Composition
    • Creative Writing
    • English Instruction for Non-English Speaking Students
    • Handbooks for Writing
    • Language Arts
    • Linguistics as Pertains to the English Language
    • Penmanship
    • Remedial English Language Skills
    • Special Composition: Drama, Poetry, Research Papers
    • Workbooks for Writing
  • English Grammar
    • Specific Instruction in English Language Grammatical Usage
  • English Spelling
    • English Language Dictionaries and Vocabularies: School Editions Only
    • Phonics for Spelling
    • Works Solely on Spelling
Use of the English Language for reading.
1800-1980
10510
elementary
middle
  • General Reading
    • Instruction in Reading
    • "Learn to Read"
    • Phonics for Reading
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Reading Instruction for Non-English Speaking Students
    • Remedial Reading
    • Workbooks for Reading
  • English Readers
    • Materials for the Practice of Reading
    • Phonetic Readers
The body of words and methods of combining words used and understood by a considerable community; a tongue. …also the words themselves in their grammatical relationships.
1730-1990
9059
elementary
middle
secondary
  • Language Instruction
    • Composition
    • Dictionaries
    • Grammar
    • Language Lab.
    • Specific Language Instruction
  • Reading the Language
    • Compendiums
    • Lexicons
    • Literature: Anthologies
    • Literature: Classical Authors
    • Readers: Fictional, Historical, Cultural, Political, Artistic
    • Source Books
Observation and classification of facts especially with the establishment of verifiable general laws…especially such knowledge when it relates to the physical world – called also natural science.
1810-1980
3007
elementary
middle
secondary
  • Experimental Method
  • General Science Readers
  • General Studies in Science and the Natural World
  • History of Science
  • Natural Science
  • Physical Science
  • Scientific Method
The science of the earth and its life especially the description of the land, sea, air and the distribution of plant and animal life including man and his industries. The general features, collectively of an area.
1780-1980
2046
elementary
middle
secondary
  • General Geography:
    • Economic Geography
    • Geographical Readers
    • Mapmaking and Surveying
    • Maps and National Boundaries
    • Natural Features of the Earth
  • Atlas
  • Regional Geography
    • U.S. Local: (by state)
    • Africa; Asia; Australia; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; North South, and Latin America
The science that treats the history of the earth and its life especially as recorded in rocks.
1830-1980
340
middle
secondary
  • General Geology
    • Formation and Structure of the Earth
    • Fossils
    • Mining
    • Natural Phenomenon as related to Geology: Earthquakes, Glaciers, Oceans, Volcanoes)
    • Oil
    • Physical Structure of Earth
    • Rocks and Minerals
  • Meteorology
  • Regional Geology
    • U.S. Local by State
The state of being sound in body, mind and soul.
1830-1980
1819
middle
secondary
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Etiquette/Deportment
  • Mental Health/Adolescent Development
  • Moral and Ethical Development
  • Personal Hygiene and Grooming
  • Personal Safety
    • Bicycles
    • Fire
  • Physiology
  • Red Cross Guides
  • Sex Education
For the U.S.A.: a narrative of events. A systematic account of events. The branch of knowledge which records and explains past events.
1830-1980
2392
middle
secondary
  • General American History:
    • Exploration
    • Colonization
    • Revolutionary War
    • Statehood
    • Constitution
    • War of 1812
    • Civil War and Abolition
    • Westward Expansion
    • Spanish American War
    • 20th Century
    • Cultural History
    • Ethnic and Native American
    • Historical Atlases
    • Historiography
    • History of Political Thought (U.S.)
    • Industrial History
    • Military
  • U.S. Local Historical Studies:
    • By State
For lands outside of the U.S.A.: a narrative of events. A systematic account of events. The branch of knowledge which records and explains past events.
1790-1980
2008
middle
secondary
  • Classical World
  • Medieval
  • Renaissance
  • Modern Europe
  • Great Britain
  • Constitutional History
  • Cultural History
  • Genealogy: Monarchies
  • Historical Atlases
  • Historiography
  • History of Political Thought
  • Industrial History
  • Military
The science and art dealing with homemaking; especially the selection and preparation of food and clothing, conditions of living, the use of income, the care and training of children.
1890-1980
633
middle
secondary
  • Child Care
  • Cooking
  • Family Finances
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Home Furnishing
  • Hospitality
  • Household Economics
  • Household Management
  • Interior Design
  • Personal Finance/Consumerism
  • Sewing and Needle Arts
  • Textiles and Clothing
  • Women’s Studies
Engaged in industries; especially in the manual labor of industries.
1870-1980
730
middle
secondary
  • Amateur Radio
  • Construction
  • Draftsmanship/Blueprint
  • General Shop
  • Graphic Arts
  • Home Repair
  • Mechanical Drawing
  • Metalworking
  • Plastics
  • Power/Electricity
  • Practical Electricity
  • Tool and Dye
The business of managing, editing, or writing for journals, newspapers, radio, or television.
1880-1980
97
secondary
  • Print
    • Editing
    • General Instructional
    • News Photography
    • Newspaper Business
    • Reporting
    • School Newspaper
  • Radio
  • Television
The use or management of an institution in the custody, circulation, or administration of a collection of books, manuscripts, etc., kept for use but not for sale.
1910-1970
53
middle
secondary
  • Bookbinding
  • Libraries in General
  • Library Use Instruction
  • Preservation
  • Research Techniques
  • Theory of Libraries
The study of human speech including the origin, structure and modification of language, or languages.
1850-1980
90
secondary
  • Comparison of Languages
  • History of Language
  • History or Development of Specific Languages
  • Modification of Language
  • Semantics
  • Structure of Language
Literary productions as a collective body; as the total of preserved writings belonging to a given language or people. The part which is notable for literary form or expression.
1830-1980
3984
middle
secondary
  • Anthologies
    • Drama
    • Fiction
    • General Introductory
    • History of Literature
    • Literary Analysis
    • Literary Criticism
    • Poetry
    • Short Stories
    • Survey
  • Classical Works
    • Collective of a Given Author
    • Compendiums
    • Single Works of a Given Author
  • Divided into the following categories:
    • American
    • English
    • World
The systematic treatment magnitude, relationships between figures and forms, and relations between quantities expressed symbolically.
1810-1980
8315
elementary
middle
secondary
  • General Mathematics
    • Arithmetic
    • Computer Mathematics
    • History of Mathematics
    • Logic (relating to mathematics)
    • Numbers/Primers
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Remedial Mathematics
    • Workbooks
  • Algebra
    • Logarithmic Tables
  • Calculus
  • Geometry
    • Analytic
    • Plane
  • Trigonometry
The art of sound in time which expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.
1820-1980
1603
elementary
middle
secondary
  • General Music
    • General Musical Instruction
    • History of Music
    • Musical Arrangement
    • Musical Composition
    • Musical Theory
    • Reading Music
  • Singing
    • Chorus
    • Songbooks
    • Vocal Training
  • Techniques
    • Band
    • Specific Instrument Instruction
A body of myths, as that of a particular people, or that relating to a particular person.
1850-1960
39
middle
secondary
  • Astrology
  • Historical Mythology
    • Celtic
    • Druid
    • Etruscan
    • Germanic
    • Greek
    • Roman
    • Scandinavian
Systematic instruction in sports and exercise.
1880-1970
36
middle
secondary
  • Dance
  • Games and Activities
  • Instruction for Specific Sports
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Sports: Rules and Regulations
The science that deals with matter and energy in terms of motion and force.
1820-1980
1058
secondary
  • Atomic Structure
  • Electricity
  • General Physics
  • Gravity
  • Heat
  • Laboratory Manuals for Physics
  • Light
  • Magnetic Force
  • Mechanics
  • Natural Philosophy
  • Sound
The science of the mind or of mental states and processes.
1820-1970
131
secondary
  • General Psychology
  • Human Behavior
  • Logic as Applies to Reasoning
  • Mental Health
The service and adoration of God or a god as expressed in forms of worship. One of the systems of faith and worship. The profession or practice of religious beliefs; religious observances collectively; rites.
1820-1970
73
middle
secondary
  • Bible History
  • Bible Instruction
  • Bible Interpretation
  • History of (a specific) Religion
  • Religious Instruction
The science or study of the origin, development, organization and functioning of human society; the science of the fundamental laws of social relations, institutions, etc.
1820-1980
3232
elementary
middle
secondary
  • General
    • Anthropology (Cultural)
    • Cultural Studies
    • Current Events
    • Demographics
    • History of Culture and Society
    • Social Interaction
    • Sociology
    • Study of Mankind in Society
  • Regional Studies
    • Africa
    • Asia
    • Australia
    • Eastern Europe
    • Western Europe
    • North America
    • South America
    • Latin America
Act or manner of speaking; communication or expression of thoughts in spoken words. A formal public discourse; oration; address. A composition in prose or verse portraying life or character by means of dialogue and action designed for theatrical performance; a play.
1800-1980
1053
elementary
middle
secondary
  • Speech
    • Communication
    • Elocution
    • Oratory
    • Readings for Oratory
    • Rhetoric
    • Speech Pathology
    • (Voice) Training for Public Speaking
  • Debate
    • Instruction in Debating
    • Parliamentary Procedure
    • Subject Guides for Debate
  • Drama
    • Dramatic Production
    • History of Drama
    • How to Act
    • One Act Plays
    • Plays for School Use or Production
The science or branch of Biology dealing with animals.
1820-1970
188
middle
secondary
  • Animal Anatomy
  • Animal Life
  • Entomology
  • Laboratory Manuals for Zoology
  • Pet Care

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