CRL and 18 members team up to acquire major microfilm sets through the 2008 Shared Purchase Program.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

With the support of 18 member institutions, CRL is acquiring five major microfilm sets through its 2008 Shared Purchase Program. (See below for the names of the 18 members.) The total list cost of these acquisitions, which will benefit all CRL members, is $44,058.

The Shared Purchase Program is one of two, annual CRL collection development programs—the other being the Purchase Proposal Program—that enable CRL members to nominate, prioritize, and vote for CRL to acquire highly sought materials. Shared Purchase Program materials are acquired with CRL seed money and funds contributed by interested CRL members.


The Daily Bee (February 1857 – 1882)

Library Microfilms - Bay Microfilms, 49 rolls

The Sacramento newspaper’s title subsequently changed to the Evening Bee and then the Sacramento Bee. This purchase will add to CRL’s holdings of this title and related titles purchased in recent years.

Indian Newspaper Reports, c1868-1942 – Part 5 (1876-1921)

Adam Matthews Publications, 32 reels

Part 5 includes reports for Madras (1876-1921), the East India Company’s first settlement in 1639 and known at the time as Fort St. George. Over time the reports covered the states of Hyderabad, Mysore, Travancore, and Cochin, and the French territories Pondicherry and Karikal.

The Indian Papers of the Rt. Hon. Charles John, Earl Canning : Governor General 1856-1858 and Viceroy 1858-1862

Microform Academic Publishers, 67 reels

Charles John was the last governor general of India—before rule of the East India Company passed to the British crown in 1858—and the first viceroy. The Indian Mutiny of 1857 was one of the chief factors in this shift in power, and the policies adopted in response to the rebellion are among the many subjects illuminated by this monumental collection.

Sound Toll Registers 1497-1857. (Øresundstoldregnskaber) Unit 4: 1750-1822

Moran Micropublishers, 75 reels

The Sound Toll Registers document shipping traffic on the narrow waterway separating Denmark and Sweden, one of the busiest straits in the world, and the taxes levied on ships traversing this strait between the North Sea and Baltic Sea. This large, unique series provides a detailed chronicle of the history of trade and shipping in the region and an incomparable perspective on the economic history of Europe.

Times of Ceylon (13 February 1941 – 195?) British Library Newspapers Colindale

13 Feb 1941 - 10 Feb 1954, 81 reels

Founded in 1882, the Times of Ceylon was read by British officials, merchants, and Ceylon’s privileged classes. Following independence it became a major vehicle for information in Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka) and a valuable source for the international business community. The Times was second in circulation, after the Ceylon Daily News, among English national dailies on the island.

CRL thanks the following libraries for contributing funds for these Shared Purchase Program acquisitions.

  • Brigham Young University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Chicago
  • Columbia University
  • University of Connecticut
  • Duke University
  • University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign
  • Indiana UniversityUniversity of Iowa
  • Kansas State University
  • Kent State University
  • Marquette University
  • McGill University
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Valparaiso University
  • Vassar College
  • Yale University

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