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At UC Berkeley

 

Electronic Resources at UCB Libraries
Visit this site to access such electronic databases as Historical Abstracts, Victorian Research Web, Shakespeare resources, etc. The Doe/Moffitt Libraries together support the teaching, research, and instructional needs of more than 50 academic departments and programs in Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, International and Area Studies, Undergraduate Services.

UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) frequently showcases the work of British artists and filmmakers in its exhibition programs, from the historical--recent exhibitions on portrait miniatures or the prints of William Hogarth-- to the contemporary--a fireworks performance by Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans; and works by contemporary artists such as Tracey Enim, Sarah Lucas, Peter Doig, Ceal Floyer, Tacita Dean, and Michael Kenna. The PFA film collection contains over 300 works from the UK, with recent titles such as 1994's The Maltese Double Cross (a documentary about Pan Am flight 103), 1950s films such as the classic Alec Guiness comedy The Lavendar Hill Mob, and the frisky Victorian lady in her boudoir of 1896.;Melvyl and Gladis, limit location to PFA; publication location "United Kingdom").
 

CineFiles (database of digital images of catalogued contents of a growing number of clipping files). Among the international list of directors whose files have been imaged are British directors Alan Clarke, Alfred Hitchcock, Alexander Korda, and Michael Powell.

PFA Film/Video Collection searchable on Melvyl and Gladis, limit location to PFA; publication location "United Kingdom").

Robbins Library for English Legal Materials.

The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800 - 1926 
A fully searchable collection of 19th and 20th century legal treatises, casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, pamphlets, letters, speeches, and other historical legal works, covering a wide range of topics of US and British law. Includes approximately 10 million pages of over 21,000 works. UC access only.

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Resources Within UC System

 

Davis: British Romantic Poets, 1789-1832 Project. Shields Library, UC Davis
 


Irvine: UCI Library Special Collections: The British Naval History Collection (1700-1918)
 


Los Angeles: UCLA Library's holdings in British literature, including Dryden holdings and 17th century collections. See Resources for details.
 


San Diego: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library: British Admiralty Charts
 


San Francisco: Galen II Tobacco Control Archives: The British-American Tobacco Document Collection.
 


Santa Barbara: Active English and History Departments offering British courses
 


Santa Cruz: The Dickens Project (scholarly consortium devoted to promoting the study of the life, times, and work of Charles Dicken; sponsors conferences, institutes, and public presentations)
 


Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (Systemwide and California generally), to promote British Studies.

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Research Archives Outside UCB

 

British Museum 

The Sutro Library (a branch of the California State Library in SF; holds newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, manuscripts from 1630-1900, including papers from Darwin, Wordsworth, British explorers, history of science)

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