Places & Spaces: Libraries & Centers: Special Collections and University Archives: Rare Books: Collection Development Statement:

Addendum A: Abbreviated Rare Book General Policy

The following is a global division based upon the spread of printing. The date beside the geographical region represents the conventionally accepted end date of early printing in that region. Early printed books should be given rare book treatment. (For books printed in New Jersey, prefer Part 1 of document.)

Continental Europethrough 1600
Great Britain1640
Canada1850
Latin America1700
West Indies1820
New York (N.Y.)1820
New York1830
Alabama1840
Alaska1840
Arizona1890
Arkansas1870
California1875
Colorado1876
Connecticut1820
Delaware1820
Florida1860
Georgia1820
Hawaii1860
Idaho1890
Illinois (but Chicago 1871)1858
Indiana1850
Iowa1860
Kansas1875
Kentucky1830
Louisiana1840
Maine1820
Maryland1820
Mass.1820
Michigan1850
Minnesota1865
Mississippi1840
Missouri1850
Montana1890
Nebraska1875
Nevada1890
New Hampshire1820
New Jersey1820
New Mexico1875
North Carolina1820
North Dakota1890
Ohio1840
Oklahoma1870
Oregon1875
Pa. (outside of Phila.)1830
Philadelphia (Pa.)1820
Rhode Island1820
South Carolina1820
South Dakota1890
Tennessee1840
Texas1860
Utah1890
Vermont1820
Virginia1820
Washington (state)1880
Washington, D.C.1820
West Virginia1830
Wisconsin1850
Wyoming1890

Confederate imprints (1861-1865 for the following)


          Alabama
          Arkansas
          Florida
          Georgia
          Kentucky
          Louisiana
          Mississippi
          North Carolina
          South Carolina
          Tennessee
          Texas
          Virginia