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The American Studies Collection was created by an endowment fund established by the Congress of the United States "in order to promote a thorough understanding of the United States" abroad. Designed expressly for university libraries outside the United States, the resulting collection of more than 1,300 volumes is a selective but authoritative library of literature and scholarship intended to provide foreign students, teachers and scholars with the opportunity to increase their understanding of American life and institutions, past and present.

  T H E  C O L L E C T I O N

The core of the Collection is a comprehensive selection of more than 1,000 titles, which were recommended by leading American scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Taken as a whole, these volumes suggest the diversity of American life and culture as well as the dynamism of contemporary scholarship. This part of the Collection includes major works from virtually all the disciplines that are germane to the study of American civilization. The collection is especially rich in titles in history, politics, government and law and includes other works in literary criticism, contemporary American fiction, poetry and belles lettres as well as outstanding works in the fine and performing arts, American philosophy and religion, and other aspects of U.S. society and culture.

  L I B R A R Y  O F   A M E R I C A

The Collection also contains the multi-volume Library of America, one of the most distinguished literary series in the history of American publishing--virtually a self-contained library of American thought and culture. The Library of America currently includes some 90 volumes that bring together in authoritative texts the landmark writings of classic American authors. Within the collection are the essential works of America's novelists and poets, historians and philosophers, journalists and statesmen. In some cases, the complete works of an author are contained in three or four compact volumes.

  D O C U M E N T S  O F   D E M O C R A C Y

Rounding out the Collection are these volumes, which include primary source documents and the private papers of key historical figures, appeared initially in conjunction with a major publishing project undertaken by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Approximately 100 volumes from that series were especially chosen for inclusion in this collection by a panel of scholarly experts working in consultation with the Commission. The panel has selected titles that exemplify the most significant aspects of the American past
and are broadly representative of the chronological sweep of
American history.

  L I B R A R Y   S I T E S

Working in collaboration with United States Information Agency offices worldwide, the following institutions have been selected to receive a set of the American Studies Collection. Each institution has entered into a formal agreement with the U.S. mission in their country to house, maintain and provide open access to the collection.

Click on the first letter of the country you seek.
A  B  C  D  E   F  G   H  I  J  K  L  M  N   O  P   Q  R  S  T  U  V   W   X   Y   Z
 
A
ARGENTINA
University of Palermo, Buenos Aires
B
BANGLADESH
University of Dhaka,
Dhaka
BELARUS
European Humanities University, Minsk
BRAZIL
Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi
BULGARIA
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski",  Sofia
BURMA (Myanmar)
Universities' Central Library, Rangoon (Yangon)
C
CHILE
Institute of Political Science
University of Chile, Santiago
CHINA
Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing
CHINA
Hong Kong America Center,
Sha Tin, Hong Kong
CHINA
Nankai University,
Tianjin
COLUMBIA
Los Andes University,
Bogota
CONGO
Marien N'Gouabi University,
Brazzaville
CZECH REPUBLIC
Institute of International Studies
Charles University, Prague
D
DENMARK
Aarhus University,
Aarhus
E
ECUADOR
Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito
EGYPT
Cairo University,
Cairo
ETHIOPIA
Ethiopian Civil Service College, Addis Ababa
G
GERMANY
The Center for U.S.A. Studies
Martin Luther University - Halle-Wittenberg,
Wittenberg
GHANA
University of Cape Coast,
Cape Coast
GREECE
English Department Library
Aristotle University,
Thessaloniki
I
INDIA
American Studies Research Centre,
Hyderabad
INDIA
Madurai Kamaraj University,
Madurai
INDONESIA
American Studies Center
University of Indonesia, Jakarta
ITALY
Centro Italiano di Studi Americani, Rome
J
JAPAN
Tohoku University, Sendai
JERUSALEM
David Yellin College
K
KAZAKHSTAN
Kazakh State University of World Languages, Almaty
KENYA
United States International University - Africa, Nairobi
KOREA
Keimyung University, Taegu
L
LATVIA
University of Latvia, Riga
LITHUANIA
The University of Klaipeda,
Klaipeda
M
MALI
Ecole Normale Superieure, Bamako
MALAYSIA
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
MEXICO
Colegio de Mexico,
Mexico City, D.F.
MEXICO
Universidad de las Americas,
Cholula, Puebla
N
NEPAL
Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu,
NIGERIA
Kenneth Dike Library
University of Ibadan, Ibadan
P
PAKISTAN
The University of Karachi
Karachi
PERU
Universidad de Lima, Lima
POLAND
University of Lodz, Lodz
PORTUGAL
Coimbra University, Coimbra
PORTUGAL
Lisbon University, Lisbon
R
ROMANIA
Babes-Bolyai University, Clug-Napoca
RUSSIA
Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk
RUSSIA
St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg
S
SLOVAKIA
University Library Bratislava, Bratislava
SOUTH AFRICA
University of Cape Town, Cape Town,
SOUTH AFRICA
University of South Africa, Pretoria
SPAIN
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona,
SPAIN
University of Alcala de Henares, Madrid
SRI LANKA
University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya,
T
THAILAND
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
TURKEY
Bogazici University, Istanbul
TURKEY
Ege University, Izmir
U
UZBEKISTAN
University of World Economy and Diplomacy
Tashkent,
V
VENEZUELA
Simon Bolivar University,
Caracas
VIETNAM
University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

  A C K N O W L E D G E M E N T S

The American Studies Collection would not have been possible without the generous intellectual contributions and sustained cooperation of the following individuals and professional and scholarly organizations in the United States:

Professor Joyce Appleby, University of California, Los Angeles
The American Council of Learned Societies

The Organization of American Historians
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Bridge to Asia Foundation

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