History Reference Sources at the Newberry

HISTORY

General History

The Combined Retrospective Index Set to Journals in History, 1838-1974. Arlington, VA: Carrolton Press, 1977-1978. Call Number: Ref Z 6205 .C6.

Crosby, Everett Uberto. Medieval Studies: A Bibliographical Guide. New York: Garland Pub., 1983. Call Number: Ref Z 5579.5 C76 1983.

Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Studies of Selected Pivotal Ideas. New York: Scribner, 1973-1974. Call Number: Ref CB 5 .D52.

Dictonary of the Middle Ages. New York: Scribner, 1982-1989. Call Number: Ref D 114 .D5 1982.

Fritze, Ronald H. Reference Sources in History: An Introductory Guide. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2004. Call Number: Ref Z 6201 .F72 2004.

Grun, Bernard. The Timetables of History: A Historical Linkage of People and Events. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. Call Number: Ref D 11 .G78 2005.

Historical Abstracts. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1955-1970. Call Number: Ref D 299 .H5.

The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1997. Call Number: Ref HT 861 .H57 1997.

A Historical Guide to World Slavery. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Call Number: Ref HT 861 .H59 1998.

Langer, William L. An Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Chronologically Arranged. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972.Call Number: Ref D 21 .L27 1972.

Medieval Iberia: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2003. Call Number: Ref DP 99 .M33 2003.

Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2004. Call Number: Ref DG 443 .M43 2004.

Miller, Joseph Calder. Slavery and Slaving in World History: A Bibliography, 1900-1991. Millwood, NY: Kraus International, 1993. Call Number: Ref Z 7164 .S6 M544 1993.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas. New York; Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons; Thomson Gale, 2005. Call Number: Ref CB 9 .N49 2005.

Pressnell, Jenny L. The Information-Literate Historian: A Guide to Research for History Students. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2007. Call Number: Ref D 16.2 P715 2007.

Smith, John David. Black Slavery in the Americas: An Interdisciplinary Bibliography, 1865-1980. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982. Call Number: Ref Z 7164 .S6 S63 1982.

The Times Atlas of World History. Maplewood, NJ: Hammond, 1989. Call Number: Ref G 1030 .T54 1989.

American History

America, History and Life. ABC-CLIO, 2005. Available in the Newberry Library only. Printed version also available on the northwest wall of R&B Center (Ref Z 1236 .A48).

The American Historical Association’s Guide to Historical Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. Call Number: Ref Z 6201 .A55 1995.

Barbuto, Domenica M. American Settlement Houses and Progressive Social Reform: An Encyclopedia of the American Settlement Movement. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1999. Call Number: Ref HV 4194 .B37 1999.

Boatner, Mark May. The Civil War Dictionary. New York: D. McKay, 1988. Call Number: Ref E 468 .B7 1988.

Commager, Henry Steele. Documents of American History. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1973. Call Number: Ref E 173 .C66 1973.

Dictionary of American History. New York: Scribner, 1976-1978. Call Number: Ref E 174 .D52 1976 and Supplement.
Covers science, technology, political science, economics, arts, and general history. Emphasis is on concrete and factual rather than conceptual and abstract. The 7200 entries are indexed by subject and by name; includes bibliography.

Edward E. Ayer Collection. Newberry Library. Dictionary Catalog of the Edward E. Ayer Collection of Americana and American Indians in the Newberry Library. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1961. Call Number: Ref Z 1201 .N45 and Supplements. Shelved in Checklist Area.

Encyclopedia of American Social History. New York: Scribner, 1993. Call Number: Ref HN 57 .E58 1993.

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements. Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference, 2004. Call Number: Ref HN 57 .E594 2004.

The Encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. Call Number: Ref F 548.3 .E53 2004b.

Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989. Call Number: Ref F 209 .E53 1989.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. New York: Macmillan, 1986. Call Number: Ref KF 4548 .E53 1986.

Encyclopedia of the American Presidency. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994. Call Number: Ref JK 511 .E53 1994.

Encyclopedia of the Confederacy. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993. Call Number: Ref E 487 .E55 1993.

Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1993. Call Number: Ref E 45 .E53 1993.

European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1776. New York: Readex Books, 1980-. Call Number: Ref Z 1203 .E87.

Evans, Charles. American Bibliography: A Chronological Dictionary of All Books, Pamphlets, and Periodical Publications Printed in the United States of America From the Genesis of Printing in 1639 Down to and Including the Year 1820; With Bibliographical and Biographical Notes by Charles Evans. New York: P. Smith, 1941-1959. Call Number: Ref Z 1215 .E923. This is a work of enormous value and importance. The subtitle describes the scope. The Newberry Library owns the microcard set that accompanies these indexes, in addition to many of the original works. The call number for the microcard set is Microcard Y 2.2. Request slips should also include the bibliography citation number. Shelved on American Imprints Table.

**Evans’ work was continued by:
Shaw, Ralph R. and Richard H. Shoemaker. American Bibliography, A Preliminary Checklist for 1801-1819. New York: Scarecrow Press, 1958-1966. Supplements take this work through 1845. Call Number: Ref Z 1215 .S48 (Shelved on American Imprints Table). The call number for the Shaw and Shoemaker microcard set is Microcard Y 2.21.

Freidel, Frank Burt. Harvard Guide to American History. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1974. Call Number: Ref Z 1236 .F77 1974.

A Guide to the History of Illinois. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991. Call Number: Ref Z 1277 .G86 1991. Shelved in Chicago Browsing Section (Ref F 548’s).

Historical Dictionary of World’s Fairs and Expositions, 1851-1988. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. Call Number: Ref T 395 .H57 1990.

Historical Encyclopedia of American Labor. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004. Call Number: Ref HD 8066 .H57 2004.

Jewell, Frank. Annotated Bibliography of Chicago History. Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1979. Call Number: Ref Z 1278 .C4 J4. Notes: Shelved in Chicago Browsing Section (Ref F 548’s).

Jones, Terry L. Historical Dictionary of the Civil War. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2002. Call Number: Ref E 468 .J777 2002.

Miller, Donald L. City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996. Call Number: Ref F 548.3 .M55 1996.

Newberry Library. A Catalog of the Greenlee Collection, The Newberry Library Chicago. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1970. Call Number: Ref Z 2739 .N483. Shelved in Checklist Area.

Olson, James Stuart. Dictionary of United States Economic History. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992. Call Number: Ref HC 102 .O57 1992.

Prucha, Francis Paul. Handbook for Research in American History: A Guide to Bibliographies and Other Reference Works. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994. Call Number: Ref Z 1236 .P78 1994.

The Settling of North America: The Atlas of the Great Migrations Into North America From the Ice Age to Present. New York: Macmillan, 1995. Call Number: Ref G 1106 .E27 S4 1995. Shelved on Atlas Stand.

Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. The Books of the Fairs: Materials About World’s Fairs, 1834-1916, in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Chicago: American Library Association, 1992. Call Number: Ref Z 5883 .S63 1992.

Storm, Colton comp. A Catalog of the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana. Chicago: Published for The Newberry Library by the University of Chicago Press, 1968. Call Number: Ref Z 1251 .W5 N43. Shelved in Checklist Area.

Tanselle, G. Thomas. Guide to the Study of United States Imprints. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1971. Call Number: Ref Z 1215 .A2 T35.

United States. Library of Congress. General Reference and Bibliography Division. A Guide to the Study of the United States of America: Representative Books Reflecting the Development of American Life and Thought. Washington, DC: 1960. Call Number: Ref Z 1215 .U53 and Supplement.

Walgren, Kent Logan. Freemasonry, Anti-Masonry, and Illuminism in the United States, 1734-1850: A Bibliography. Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 2003. Call Number: Ref Z 5993 .W35 2003.

Writings on American History. Milwood, NY: KTO Press, 1902-1989. Call Number: Ref Z 1236 .W75.

British History

Altholz, Josef Lewis. Victorian England, 1837-1901. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1970. Call Number: Ref Z 2019 .A56.

Bibliography of British History. 1928-1977. Each volume in this compilation constitutes one of the major bibliographical collections for its period. The collection covers all aspects of history: political, constitutional, legal, ecclesiastical, military, cultural, and social, including discovery and exploration, colonization, etc. Each volume is a selected classified subject bibliography (with author index) of books, pamplets and documents with a liberal inclusion of articles in periodicals and society transactions. Useful for literature and history.

Read, Conyers. Tudor Period, 1485-1603. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959.
Ref Z 2017.5 .R28 1959.

Davies, Godfrey. Stuart Period, 1603-1714. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970.
Ref Z 2018 .D25 1970.

Pargellis, Stanley McCroy. The Eighteenth Century, 1714-1789. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1951.
Ref Z 2018 .P3.

Brown, Lucy M. 1789-1851. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1977.
Ref Z 2019 .B7.

Hanham, H.J. 1851-1914. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976.
Ref Z 2019 .H3.

Bibliography of Imperial, Colonial, and Commonwealth History Since 1600. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Call Number: Ref Z 2021 .C7 B53 2002.

Chaloner, W. H. Bibliography of British Economic and Social History. Manchester, England: Manchester University Press, 1984. Call Number: Ref Z 7165 .G8 C46 1984. Organized chronologically, but divided into topics within each time period; indexed by authors and editors only, but with detailed table of contents.

Cockton, Peter. Subject Catalog of the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801-1900. Cambridge, England: Chadwyck-Healey, 1988. Call Number: Ref Z 2019 .C63 1988. The Newberry has the entire set of published sessional papers for this period in Readex Microprint edition. They are not catalogd, but may be requested in the General Reading Room. Cockton provides some helpful instructions for requesting items from this series.

A Comprehensive Bibliography of Victorian Studies, 1970-1984. Edmonton. Alberta: LITIR Database, 1984-. Call Number: Ref Z 2019 .C66.

Cook, Chris. British Historical Facts, 1688-1760. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1988. Call Number: Ref DA 498 .C66 1988.

———. British Historical Facts, 1760-1830. London: Macmillan, 1991. Call Number: Ref DA 505 .C57.

Elton, G. R. Modern Historians on British History, 1485-1945: A Critical Bibliography, 1945-1969. London: Methuen, 1970. Call Number: Ref Z 2016 .E44.

Encyclopedia of Ireland. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. Call Number: Ref DA 906 .E52 2003.

English Historical Documents. London: Eyre and Spottiswood, 1955-. Call Number: Ref DA 26 .E56. Announced to be in 13 volumes, this series will cover the complete span of English history from A.D. 500 to 1914. The documents cannot easily be located elsewhere, and the introductions and bibliography are outstanding. Volume 9 consists of American colonial documents to 1775. A new edition began appearing in 1979.(Call Number: Ref DA 26 .E55 1979).

Grose, Clyde Leclare. A Select Bibliography of British History, 1600-1760. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1939. Call Number: Ref Z 2016 .G86.

Newman, P. R. Companion to the English Civil Wars. New York: Facts on File, 1990. Call Number: Ref DA 405 .N48 1990.

Nisbet, Ada B. British Comment on the United States: A Chronological Bibliography, 1832-1899. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. Call Number: Ref Z 6465 .U5 N58 2001.

Reader’s Guide to British History. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003. Call Number: Ref DA 34 .R43 2003.

Stephens, W. B. Sources for English Local History. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1981. Call Number: Ref Z 2023 .S84 1981.

Victorian Britain: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1988. Call Number: Ref DA 550 .V53 1988.

Williams, Judith Blow. A Guide to the Printed Materials for English Social and Economic History, 1750-1850. New York: Columbia University Press, 1926. Call Number: Ref Z 7165 .G8 W7.

French History

Bibliographie Annualle De L’Histoire De France. Paris: Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1955-. Call Number: Ref Z 2176 .B5.

Bibliotheque Nationale (France). Department des Imprimes. Catalog De L’Histoire De La Revolution Française. Paris: Editions des Bibliotheques Nationales, 1936-1939. Call Number: Ref Z 2179 .P27.

A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1989. Call Number: Ref DC 148 .D5313 1989.

Feyel, Gilles, editor. Dictionnaire de la presse française pendant la Révolution 1789-1799: La presse départementale Tome I. Ferney-Voltaire  Centre international d’étude du XVIIIe siècle, 2005. Call Number: Ref PN 5176 .D53 2005 Bibliography of periodicals published in France during the years of the Revolution.

Lindsay, Robert O. French Political Pamphlets, 1547-1648: A Catalog of Major Collections in American Libraries. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969. Call Number: Ref Z 2177.5 .L54 and Supplement.

Newberry Library. Checklist of French Political Pamphlets in the Newberry Library, 1560-1644. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1950. Call Number: f 39 .622. Shelved in Checklist Area.

Nouvelle Biographie Générales Despuis Les Temps Les Plus Reculés Jusau’à Nos Jours, Avec Les Renseignements Bibliographiques Et L’Indication Des Sources à Consulter. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1853-1966. Call Number: Ref CT 143 .H5.

Chronology and Statistics

Cheney, C. R. Handbook of Dates for Students of English History. London: Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1945. Call Number: Ref DA 34 .C5.

Datapedia of the United States: American History in Numbers. Lanham, MD: Bernan Press, 2004. Call Number: Ref HA 202 .K87 2004.

Derks, Scott. The Value of a Dollar: Colonial Era to the Civil War, 1600-1865. Millerton, NY: Grey House Pub., 2005. Call Number Ref HB235 .U6 D47 2005.

Encyclopedia of American History. New York: Harper and Row, 1982. Call Number: Ref E 174.5 .E52 1982. Divided into four parts: 1) Basic Chronology to 1981 2) Topical Chronology 3) 500 Notable Americans 4) Structure of the Federal Government.

Furer, Howard B. Chicago: A Chronological and Documentary History, 1784-1970. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1974. Call Number: Ref F 548.3 .F87.

Grun, Bernard. The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events, Based on Werner Stein’s Kulturfahr Plan. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1975. Call Number: Ref D 11 .G78 1982.

Handbook of British Chronology. London: Royal History Society, 1986. Call Number: Ref DA 34 .P6 1986.

Historical Statistics of Black America. New York: Gale Research, 1995. Call Number: Ref E 185 .H543 1995.

Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Call Number: Ref HA 202 .H57 2006.

McCusker, John J. How Much Is That in Real Money?: A Historical Commodity Price Index for Use As a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States. Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 2001. Call Number: Ref HB 235 .U6 M39 2001.

Mitchell, B. R. Abstract of British Historical Statistics. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1962. Call Number: Ref HA 1135 .M5. Consists of tables on economic statistics of the United Kingdom with information on sources; includes introduction and bibliography for each section. In some cases, figures go back to the seventeenth century and earlier, but are mostly on eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with some attention to the period up to 1938. A Second Abstract (Call Number: Ref HA 1135 .M52) covers from 1938 to 1965-66.

———. British Historical Statistics. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1988. Call Number: Ref HA 1134 .M58 1988.

———. European Historical Statistics, 1750-1970. London: Macmillan, 1975. Call Number: Ref HA 1107 .M5 1975.

United States. Bureau of the Census. Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970. Washington, DC: Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1975. Call Number: Ref HA 202 .B87 1975.

Williams, Neville. Chronology of the Expanding World, 1492-1762. New York: McKay, 1969. Call Number: Ref D 11.5 .W48 1969. Covers political and international events and achievements in the arts and sciences. Indexed by persons, places, subjects and book titles.

———. Chronology of the Modern World, 1763 to the Present Time. New York: McKay, 1968. Call Number: Ref D 11.5 .W5 1968.

Wilson, Charles Reagan, editor. The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. Call Number: Ref F 209 .N47 2006.