Maps as Special Collections: Bibliographic Control of Hidden Material at Yale University

Todd Fell

Abstract

In the years following the 2003 conference on “Exposing Hidden Collections,” held at the Library of Congress—and the subsequent publication of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Task Force on Special Collections’ white paper entitled Hidden Collections, Scholarly Barriers: Creating Access to Unprocessed Special Collections Materials in America’s Research Libraries—many institutions and repositories have made concerted efforts to address the formidable challenges involved in “exposing” unprocessed and/or underprocessed collections. Exemplary efforts range from a national program initiated by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation “to identify and catalog . . .

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