Photo: Suzzallo Reading Room courtesy of Curtis Cronn
The collection of economic history material covers all periods but falls mainly into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Other material focuses predominantly on contemporary economic conditions.
All parts of the world are represented in the collection, but greatest emphasis is given to the United States, Europe, Pacific rim countries, and Canada.
Due to budget restrictions, little to no materials in languages other than English are purchased.
The collection includes print and electronic monographs, serials, conference proceedings, dissertations, microforms, and government publications.
Textbooks, workbooks, and reprints of material already in the collection are generally not collected. Material of a purely popular nature will be collected very selectively.