CRL Libraries Support Purchase of Three Microform Sets

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Mary Wilke -

With support from seven member libraries, CRL will acquire three newspaper microform sets through its 2015 Shared Purchase Program. The Shared Purchase Program, along with the Purchase Proposal Program, are key CRL cooperative collection development efforts. CRL members nominate, prioritize, and vote for CRL to acquire highly important but expensive materials. Shared Purchase Program materials are acquired with CRL seed money and funds contributed by interested CRL libraries.

CRL thanks the following libraries for contributing to this year’s Shared Purchase Program:

  • Carleton College
  • University of Michigan
  • Ohio University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Stanford University
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison

Generous contributions from these libraries made possible the acquisition of the collections below, with a total list cost of $75,240.

Le Devoir (Montreal, 1910-1986). Bludeau Partners International, LLC ($34,500)

French-language daily newspaper published Monday-Saturday in Montreal Quebec. First issue published January 1910.

The Minneapolis Star (1958; 1960-1965). ProQuest ($31,504)

The Minneapolis Star was one of two newspapers from Minneapolis in the mid-twentieth century.  Later it combined with the Tribune to become the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Minneapolis was a major player in the folk music revival in the late 50's and early 60's.

Saga Shinbun (1936-1945). Saga Shinbun Company ($9,236 depending on exchange rate)

Saga Shinbun is the major newspaper in Japan’s Saga prefecture. The articles in this daily publication from the period leading up to and during World War II are in Japanese only.

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