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Gardner Northern Research Collection

Natural history--Arctic regions; Ecology--Arctic regions; Inuit--Canada

The collection was established in 1927 by Dr. G. Gardner.

The collection is a collection of books and non-book materials concentrating on topics of northern research on the Arctic and the Subarctic. The collection includes serials, monographs, a large press clippings file (1927-1970) on microfiche, photographs, and a number of wood, soil, and rock samples. Subjects in the collection include art, anthropology, history, and native studies. There is specialized emphasis on biology, geography, and geology. The geographic emphasis is on the Arctic and Subarctic regions including Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and Iceland. The collection strength covers the period 1927-1970.

English, French and selected German and Danish language material.

2,500 monographs; 153 serial titles; 55 serials currently received; 6,000 photographs; 60,000 press clippings; 18,000 plant specimens and microscope slides; 5,000 wood samples, soil samples, rocks, maps, and charts.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued. There is an index providing subject access to the press clippings. LC subject headings and classification are used. The holdings are recorded in UTLAS.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: Yes.

Reprography: Yes.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.