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Scottish Military and Regimental History
University of Guelph, McLaughlin Library

Great Britain. Army--Scottish regiments; Scotland--History, Military; Scottish mercenaries; Individual regimental, divisional, or company name in the Commonwealth countries

The collection of military and regimental histories predates the university in that there was a reasonable collection of material in the Ontario Agricultural College Library. This was expanded with the beginning of the Scottish studies programmes in 1965.

Material on all aspects of Scottish military and regimental history is collected. Of particular significance is the attempt to gather histories of Scottish regiments in any Commonwealth country. Although Canada predominates in this respect, New Zealand, Australia and others are represented.

English predominates, but material in any language is collected if obtainable.

225 monographs, serials, music, maps, documents, and archives are included in the collection; of these 55 items are in the Rare Book Collection and 25 linear cm in the archives.

Bibliographic Access
All titles are catalogued or coded. Access is via the On-Line Public Access Catalogue or the CD-ROM catalogue. LC classification is used. Government documents are coded in the CODOC system. The archival collections are coded in an adaptation of the cataloguing and coding system.

Physical Access
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Interlibrary Loan: Available except for rare and archival materials.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants, and as the copyright allows.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.