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NEW! Alcohol History Database

One of the newest Rutgers University Libraries' resources is full of Prohibition. Yet students in business, chemistry, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines studying alcohol related topics will want to use it anyway.

The Alcohol History Database contains bibliographic records for over 500 monographs, pamphlets and journals on the Temperance and Prohibition movements. In 2002 the Center of Alcohol Studies will begin to add images in the form of drawings, engravings, photographs, and portraits, as well as samples of Temperance regalia and banners. The original materials are housed in the Alcohol History Collection at the Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies. Themes in the collection include the alcohol beverage industry, psychological and physiological effects of alcohol, social and domestic problems stemming from alcohol abuse, legislation, and moral and religious aspects of alcohol use. The dates of these works range from the 1700s to the 1960s, concentrating primarily in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Users can access the Alcohol History Database from the frontpage of the Libraries website, either from IRIS or by following the path Indexes and Databases / Arts & Humanities/ General, Arts & Humanities/ History, Social Sciences & Law/ General.

Posted May 8, 2002