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The collection concentrates on American and British history with a special emphasis on the following areas:

  • Colonial history
  • The American Revolution
  • Constitutional and social history, immigration and ethnic minorities, foreign policy in the 20th century
  • The history of ideas and intellectual history in seventeenth- and eighteenth century Britain, British social history, British imperialism


  • 67.000 books
  • 85 journals and newspapers
  • CD-Roms
  • Maps
  • DVDs
  • Collection on microfilm, including for example General records of the Department of State, COINTELPRO, Despatches from U.S. ministers, Slaves narratives etc. A list can be viewed here.