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The Baker Old Class collection is the name assigned to materials that were acquired prior to 1971 for the general collection at Baker Library. This collection is located in Baker Library Historical Collections' de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room located off the first floor lobby in Baker Library.
If materials are part of this collection, their HOLLIS location will be:
Baker Business Historical Collections -- Baker Old Class
The collection is a particularly valuable resource for tracing the development and growth of American business and industry from the late nineteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century. The rich holdings include trade publications, government documents, corporate histories and publications, and business directories. The unique arrangement of the collection brings together books, periodicals, and pamphlets by industry, allowing researchers to readily browse related research materials.
Researchers may physically browse the collection and retrieve materials for use in the Reading Room any time before 4:30 p.m. An appointment is not necessary to use the Baker Old Class collection, but registration and presentation of a valid photo ID is required.