Guide To Information Resources In Ethnic Museum, Library, And Archival Collections In The United Sta

Hardcover | January 1, 1996

byLois J. Buttlar

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Increasing diversity in American society demands information concerning the availability of ethnic resources for teaching, for providing information to ethnic communities, and for conducting research. Ethnic museums, libraries, and archives are rich sources of this information. Seven hundred and eighty-six such cultural institutions are described in this Guide, covering over 70 ethnic groups. Any organization or institution that concerns itself with the multicultural aspects of life in the United States will be interested in owning this volume, the most current and comprehensive work of its kind. It describes not only the collections but the sponsoring organization's publications and other special services. Data in each entry were elicited via a questionnaire completed by an officer of the group. Each entry covers the following information: institution name; address; telephone and fax numbers; type of institution; sponsoring organization; personnel; contact person; date founded; scope (local to international); hours available; admission; types of visitors; staff; operating budget; publications; collection (extent and nature of books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, artifacts, archival records); and comments on the institution's objectives and special services (exhibits, tours, performing arts presentations, speakers, and so forth).

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Increasing diversity in American society demands information concerning the availability of ethnic resources for teaching, for providing information to ethnic communities, and for conducting research. Ethnic museums, libraries, and archives are rich sources of this information. Seven hundred and eighty-six such cultural institutions ar...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.6 × 6.49 × 1.36 inPublished:January 1, 1996Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313298467

ISBN - 13:9780313298462

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?Guide to Information Sources is arranged by 68 ethnic groups, including Jewish Americans, Native Americans, and 'Multi-Ethnic, ' a section that lists institutions with collections on many ethnic groups. This book will be useful to researchers in ethnic studies and immigration and to family historians/genealogists.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin