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Glaessner Collection

15 May 2020

The Glaessner Collection comprises 20th century books, pamphlets and serials from the library of Gert-Joachim Glaessner (1944-), Professor of Political Science at the Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, purchased by the College in 2004. The collection covers East Germany from 1945 to 1990, the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall and German re-unification.

  • Number of items: 6,600
  • Date range: 20th century.

Using Library Search

Records from all collections are available through King's Library Search.

Being signed in to Library Search gives the best functionality for searching and the homepage gives advice on how to narrow down your searches by using scopes and by filtering searches you have made. For full instructions please see both the Library Search homepage and also our 'Catalogues' webpage, available by scrolling down to the menu on the Special Collections homepage.

Using scopes

You can limit your search to Foyle Special Collections Library items by using scopes.

If you select the ‘Library Resources’ scope, only the print and ebooks, audiovisual material and journals held by the campus libraries and Foyle Special Collections Library will be retrieved in your searches

Using filters

For finding material related to specific collections or former owners, use the ‘Library Resources’ scope in the drop down menu and then filter by ‘Former owner’ in the Advanced search criteria to display records from a specific collection.

You can also use the Location drop down menu on the left hand side of the screen to identify items from specific named special collections.

Please do contact us for further advice on identifying material which will assist you with your studies.

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