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Guide to the General Library Accession registers, [ca. 1868]-1912
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Scope and Content

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: General Library Accession Registers,
    Date (inclusive): [ca. 1868]-1912
    Collection Number: CU-12.01
    Creator: University of California (1868-1952). General Library
    Extent: 25 v.
    Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], General Library Accession registers, CU-12.01, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    From its earliest days to July 1912 the University of California, Berkeley library recorded its accessions in a series of registers, recording the source of each item and the cost thus providing a glimpse into the beginnings of collection-building of the library. Entries are in accession number order, which was also written in each item. It is not know how later accessions were recorded, other than being noted in the official shelflist card file.
    Volumes 2-25 appear to have been printed expressly for the library; each volume number is printed on the spine, and the columns within each ledger size volume are labeled for the specific information needed by the library.