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American Textbook Council
"The American Textbook Council is an independent New York-based research organization established in 1989. The Council reviews history textbooks and other educational materials. It is dedicated to improving the social studies curriculum and civic education in the nation's elementary and high schools."

Center for Research Libraries
CRL holds over four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. Holdings include such diverse materials as 800,000 doctoral dissertations (including those of Albert Einstein, Dag Hammarskjold and other Nobel laureates), some of the earliest African-American newspapers and the 100,000-plus-page archive of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge security force. Emphasis is on materials produced outside the United States, and the Center has special strength in publications and archives from many developing nations. Detailed information on areas of the CRL collection is available from
  • Textbook Collection
    U of M Twin Cites Campus affiliated users may borrow textbooks from the CRL Textbook Collection using Interlibrary Loan.
    • Note:
      "The textbook collection includes U.S. imprints of primary and secondary schoolbooks, textbooks for post-high school non-degree schools such as business and trade schools, and foreign language grammars and readers through college level. The publication dates range from the 18th century, although most holdings were published in the 20th century. This collection was formed by deposits from member libraries and is maintained through retrospective deposits. There are 70,000 volumes in the collection occupying 8,000 linear feet of shelf space."
  • Courses of Study: Curiculum Guides
    CRL Courses of Study Collection: "The courses of study, or curriculum guides, in the Center's collection were produced by state, county, municipal or district agencies in the U.S. and its territories for grades K-12. The Center's holdings are predominantly from the 20th century, although there are some courses of study from the 19th century; all subjects are included. The collection is comprised of about 23,000 volumes and occupies 1300 linear feet. These materials were deposited by member libraries, or as a part of the U.S. State Documents collection. The courses of study are not cataloged, but are arranged on the shelf by state, geographic entity within the state, subject, date of publication and title."
Minnesota Historical Society Library
345 Kellogg Blvd. West, St. Paul, MN 55102-1196, (651) 296-2143
The Minnesota Historical Society Library is the most complete genealogical resource in the area. Included in its collections are Minnesota state and federal census records, 1850 through 1910, and SOUNDEX indexes, when available, on microfilm; history of Minnesota, its counties, cities, towns, communities, and churches; city directories; family histories; and publications of state and local historical societies. Journal Articles about Textbooks
Use the library search engines linked in the A-Z list on the library web page. ERIC is a starting point.
  • ERIC (Access via Ebscohost) Authentication Required
    This version of the ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) database is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education, and provides access to education-related journal and non-journal literature.
  • Education Source (EBSCOHost) Authentication Required
    This database offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals, and encompasses an international array of English-language periodicals, monographs, yearbooks, and many unique sources that were never previously available, covering all levels of education--from early childhood to higher education--as well as all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
MNCAT (University of Minnesota Libraries catalog)
Search for books, conference proceedings, journals, maps, videos, and other items in our collection.
  • Suggested Searches
    1> LC Subject Search: Textbooks Minnesota. 2> LC Subject Search: Textbooks. 3> LC Subject Search: History Textbooks. 4> Advanced Search: Subjects: Textbooks, and limit by date (for example 1920-1930. 5> Title Keyword Search: Textbooks...a very broad search but some items will be retrieved in this manner that were not in the other searches.
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