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    The references below feature many of the strengths of CRL’s holdings. Links point to more detailed descriptions in the CRL catalog, as well
    as digital versions of the content or digitized finding aids for microfilm where available. Collecting in this area continues through the purchase programs.

    Collections of Works

    Books and manuscripts of John Dee, 1527-1608.
    Leedham-Green, E.S; Roberts, R.J. (Richard Julian), 1930–
    Adam Matthew Publications
    1527–1608

    This set, Series I of the Renaissance Man microfilm collection, contains the reconstructed library of John Dee. The reconstruction is based on Roberts & Watson’s John Dee’s Library Catalogue published by the Bibliographical Society, London, in 1990. Dee was a pioneer of scientific exploration in Renaissance England and an avid collector of contemporary and historic works of scientific value. Manuscripts and books include works by Roger Bacon, Aristotle, Euclid, and a host of other scholars in the Arabic, Hebrew, and Greek schools of thought. These works are the originals from Dee's library and many contain his own annotations. The collection covers a wide range of subjects, including alchemy, arithmetic, astronomy, geometry, mathematics, medicine, music theory, navigation, numerology, the occult, optics, rhetoric, and theology. CRL has Parts 1–5 of this series. Part 6 is also available from the publisher.

    • Part 1: John Dee’s Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library, Oxford
    • Part 2: John Dee’s Manuscripts from Corpus Christi College, Oxford
    • Part 3: John Dee’s Manuscripts and Annotated Books from Cambridge University Library
    • Part 4: John Dee’s Manuscripts and Annotated Books from the Library of the Royal College of Physicians, London
    • Part 5: John Dee’s Annotated Books from the Library of the Royal College of Physicians, London

    GUIDE: Renaissance man: the reconstructed libraries of European scholars, 1450-1700: a listing and guide to the microfilm collection. B-43287 (part 1); B-46073 (part 2); B-47334 (part 3)

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    Institutional Records

    Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Minutes and correspondence, 1812-1924.
    Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
    Scholarly Resources
    1812–1924

    GUIDE: CRL Reference Folder #88 This set contains the papers of the Academy from its founding date through 1924. Includes minutes (1812–1925), correspondence received (1812–1924), correspondence sent (1814–76), summaries of archival collections, memberships (1812–1924), nominations for membership (1812–1924), and donations (1812–1924). Correspondents include Franz Boas, Charles Darwin, Edward D. Cope, Mahlon Dickerson, Asa Gray, Edward E. Hale, Ales Hardlicka, Joseph Leidy, George G. Meade, Titian R. Peale, Boies Penrose, Oren Root, Henry R. Schoolcraft, and Carl Schurz.

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    Astronomers Royal. Records, 1675-1764.
    Public Record Office
    1675–1764

    GUIDE: CRL Reference Folder #27 These records are in the Public Record Office of Great Britain, the Royal Greenwich Observatory (PRO RGO 1-3: formerly RGO 1-135). The microfilm set contains the papers of the first three Astronomers Royal:

    • John Flamsteed, 1675–1719 (RGO 1/1-76)
    • Edmond Halley, 1720–42 (RGO 2/1-19)
    • James Bradley, 1742–62 (RGO 3/1-45).

    Also included are a small number of the papers of Nathaniel Bliss, 1762–64. The records are sufficiently complete to be representative of the work of the Royal Observatory from its foundation in 1675 by King Charles II. They contain observation and computation books, star catalogs, notes, and private and official correspondence.

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    Personal Papers

    Sir Isaac Newton: manuscripts and papers.
    Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642–1727.
    Chadwyck-Healey
    1642–1727

    GUIDE: Sir Isaac Newton: A catalogue of manuscripts and papers. F-4726 This set includes the complete collections from Cambridge University Library, King’s College Library, Cambridge, and the Jewish National and University Library with other important holdings from Great Britain, Europe, and the United States.

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    Research and Development Reports

    British Library Research and Development Reports.
    1965–93

    The British Library Document and Supply Centre in Great Britain provided a backfile of these reports on microfiche, beginning with number 5001. To 1975, the reports were issued by Great Britain, Office of Scientific and Technical Information. The reports are on topics relating to information processing and computer applications. Holdings are incomplete for the period of 1990–93. For assistance in accessing this uncataloged material, please contact Mary Wilke, CRL’s mwilke [at] crl [dot] edu (Member Liaison and Outreach Services Director.)

    German and Axis technology reports.

    GUIDE: Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Comparative list of C.I.O.S. final reports by C.I.O.S and U.S. Publications Board numbers. Z7165.A436 Great Britain. British Intelligence Objectives Sub-committee. B.I.O.S., C.I.O.S., F.I.A.T. series 1936–39. Great Britain. British Intelligence Objectives Sub-committee. Classified list. Great Britain. Stationery Office. Reports on German engineering industry B.I.O.S., C.I.O.S., and F.I.A.T. series published between 1946 and 1949. Z7165.G3G721 U.S. Department of Commerce. Office of Technical Services. Technical Industrial Intelligence Division. Reports resulting from the investigation of German technology 1945–46, and Index of personnel. See CRL Reference Folder #228. For assistance in accessing this uncataloged material, please contact Mary Wilke, CRL’s mwilke [at] crl [dot] edu (Member Liaison and Outreach Services Director.)

    This collection includes reports on technology, engineering, and industries, mainly in Germany, during and immediately following World War II. The information was collected by various governmental intelligence agencies; the reports cover subjects such as the German clock and watch industry, chlorine plants, pharmaceuticals, viscose rayon plants, radar, and chemical industries. CRL’s holdings and the reporting agencies:

    • Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Report [of the] Combined Intelligence Objectives Sub-committee (C.I.O.S.) file, no.1–33 [incomplete]. (Includes about 500 reports)
    • Germany (Territory under Allied Occupation, 1945—U.S. Zone). Field Information Agency, Technical. F.I.A.T. final report, no.46–1313 [incomplete]. (Includes about 500 reports)
    • Great Britain. British Intelligence Objectives Sub-committee. B.I.O.S. final report, no.1–1874 [incomplete]. (Includes about 1,500 reports)
    • Great Britain. British Intelligence Objectives Sub-committee. B.I.O.S. miscellaneous report, no.1–113 [incomplete]. (Includes 15 reports)
    • U.S. Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency. J.I.O.A. [report], no.1–174 [incomplete]. (Includes about 75 reports)
    • U.S. Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency. J.I.O.A. final report, no.68 and 80 only.
    Human environment.
    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    Microfiche Publications
    1972

    GUIDE: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The human environment. D-9594

    This microfiche set contains a selection of the documents and reports prepared for the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, 1972. The guide to the set is a two-volume publication: one volume is a bibliography of all the reports and documents prepared for the conference; the other volume contains summaries of the reports.

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    Joint Publications Research Service reports.
    Readex
    1958–80

    GUIDE: Index to Readex microprint edition of JPRS reports (Joint Publications Research Service), 1958–76. (5 vols.) Z1033.M5P82

    The Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) reports are translations of technical documents from communist bloc countries reprinted within the microprint set of non-depository U.S. documents. CRL holds JPRS reports from 1958 to 1980. The Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications provides bibliographic access to these reports, which are circulated as nondepository documents. Please cite the Monthly Catalog number or the JPRS report number when requesting these documents. For assistance in accessing this uncataloged material, contact Mary WIlke, CRL’s mwilke [at] crl [dot] edu (Member Liaison and Outreach Services Director.)

    U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development. OSRD reports.

    GUIDE: CRL Reference Folder #262

    Office of Scientific Research and Development reports are technical reports of research conducted during World War II on warfare (for example, ballistics, fire control, radar, optics) and on medical topics. The reports were declassified and distributed to libraries beginning in 1946; CRL’s collection resulted from deposits by member libraries and is not complete but is extensive. The reports are not cataloged, but are arranged on the shelf by OSRD number or, if the report was not assigned a number, by the division under whose administration the report was produced. Two bibliographies are useful in identifying and verifying citations to reports:

    • Library of Congress. Navy Research Section/Technical Information Division. A catalog of OSRD reports. Z1223.S35 (This work covers only divisions 1–8 of the 23 administrative divisions.)
    • U.S. Department of Commerce. OSRD reports; a bibliography and index. (This work covers only reports with assigned OSRD numbers and only those declassified at the date of publication: June 1947.)

    For assistance in accessing this uncataloged material, please contact Mary Wilke, CRL’s mwilke [at] crl [dot] edu (Member Liaison and Outreach Services Director.)

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