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Preserving the Old, Welcoming the New: Endowments Bring New Materials to Marriott Library

Colonial America is a vast collection of manuscript sources and is a treasure trove for students and scholars alike.  It contains letters to and from colonial governors and other officials, merchants’ and travelers’ accounts, records of meetings between colonial representatives and Native Americans, maps and much more. And the search function makes these documents more accessible than ever. It’s an exciting and indispensable resource!”

Eric Hinderaker
Distinguished Professor of History

From ancient hieroglyphics in Special Collections, to cutting edge-virtual reality classrooms, the Marriott Library is full of both the old and new. Each Fall and Spring, the library welcomes valuable new materials to add to the development of library collections, increase student access to pertinent resources and diversify current library offerings to continue to meet the evolving and unique needs of our campus community.

The purchase of these new books, databases, media streaming and other academic collections is funded by several endowments contributed by generous donors. The library is delighted to share the latest acquisitions now available for use by all students, staff and faculty.

  • Colonial America Modules 2 & 3: Provided through The National Archives, UK collection, this richly unique digital resource covers the original correspondence between the British and American colonies’ governments from 1606-1822. This purchase completes access to the entire collection.
  • Film Scripts Online Volume I & II: Now readers can compare the writer’s vision with the producers’ and directors’ interpretations from page to screen in this database of over 1,100 full-text scripts and copyrighted screenplays.
  • Middle East Films: Almost 50 new DVDs and BluRays have been added to the library’s Middle East film collection, with most being in Arabic, Persian, or Hebrew to aid language learners’ proficiency.
  • Turkish Books: Four Turkish books demonstrating the current and past status of Kurdish and Armenian minorities, including women, and their relations with the Turkish Government have been added to the Middle East Collection.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online EBA: Over 20,000 eBooks spanning subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law are available for unlimited user access.
  • University of Michigan Press eBooks: The University of Michigan Press makes available upwards of 1,700 eBooks with unlimited access through December 2023.
  • Popular Fiction Books: Over 560 new popular fiction titles published between 2019-2022 have been added to the library’s stacks and are ready for discovery through the catalog.

Check out these all the library’s materials, both old and new, at or by visiting us in-person!

Questions? Contact Mary Ann James.

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