This book, first published in 1939, looks at the collecting, conserving and use of the materials of local history, collected in local libraries. It examines the methods of arranging, cataloguing and displaying such materials as prints, photographs and maps, as well as official papers, manuscripts and letters.

chapter Chapter I|9 pages

Our Purpose

chapter Chapter II|7 pages

What is Collected

chapter Chapter III|17 pages

The Cost and Methods of Collection

chapter Chapter IV|16 pages

Arrangement and Cataloguing

chapter Chapter V|9 pages

Deeds and Manuscripts

chapter Chapter VI|6 pages

Graphic Records

chapter Chapter VII|13 pages

Photographic and Regional Survey Records

chapter Chapter VIII|5 pages

Maps and Plans

chapter Chapter IX|7 pages

The Housing and Filing of the Collection