Many of our donors enjoy choosing a specific book or item that they would like to help the Library purchase. In turn, the Library recognizes the donors by putting their names, or the name of someone they wish to honor, on a bookplate in the book or item.
Below are selections from our Wish List. If you would like to help us purchase an item from this list, please contact Betsey VanOrnum by phone: 734-615-9938 or e-mail: LibraryDevelopment@umich.edu.
Wish List Items:
Arcade Legends 3 Game Cabinet. Combines 125 classic video arcade games into one arcade unit, making it an efficient way to provide an authentic arcade experience in a small amount of space in the Library's new Computer and Video Game Archive. The cabinet features a 25-inch monitor and real arcade controls, including two joysticks, a three-inch trackball and buttons. Games include Asteroids (Atari - 1979),Space Invaders (Taito - 1978) and Centipede (Atari - 1980). PURCHASED. Thank you, Joshua Bilmes.
The Beatles: Rock Band X360 Wireless Gretsch Duo-Jet Guitar Controller (for Xbox 360). PURCHASED. Thank you, Karen Reiman-Sendi.
The Beatles: Rock Band X360 Wireless Rickenbacker 325 Guitar Controller (for Xbox 360). PURCHASED. This gift was made by Max Lepler and Rex L. Dotson in honor of René D. Amaya (U-M AMLS 1959). Thank you.
Carta Topográfica de la Republica Argentina. Most of the published topographic maps of the country in 1014 sheets printed between 1950-1987. $1,500.
Chinese Economists on Economic Reform: Collected Works of Guo Shuqing. 2012. Publisher: Routledge. "The China Development Research Foundation is one the leading economic think tanks in China, providing a base where many leading Chinese economists have developed the details of Chinese economic reform. This book makes available the work of the individual Chinese economists who were the architects of reform." $155.
Cluster Analysis. Four-volume set. Published by Sage. This four-volume set examines cluster analysis and its relationship with Data Mining - areas that allow for more quantitative assessment of information. Cluster analysis is a family of techniques that classifies cases into groups of similar cases; data mining encompasses a host of methodological procedures. Volumes: (1) The Classics; (2) Useful Key Texts; (3) Cluster Analysis in Practice; and (4) Data Mining with Classification. $1,000.
Colección de Don Juan Bautista Muñoz. 76 volumes of materials collected by Don Juan Bautista Muñoz, chief cosmographer for the Indias, who was charged in 1779 by King Carlos III of Spain with the task of writing a history of the New World. The materials are now accessible in a digital format offering various navigation tools and search options within the full text. PURCHASED. Thank you, Anita M. Gilleo.
A Collection of Imperial Seals from the Qing Dynasty. Six volumes of a reprinted collection of seals used by emperors and empresses of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). PURCHASED. This gift was made in memory of René D. Amaya by John C. Lodge. Thank you.
A Collection of Prominent Library Studies Periodicals in Contemporary China—Series II. Beijing: National Beijing Library Press, 2005. Transliterated title: Jin dai Zhu ming tu shu guan guan kan hui cui xu bian. Language: Chinese. The Asia Library has already housed the first series of A Collection of Prominent Library Studies Periodicals in Contemporary China. The second series includes a 20-volume reprinted collection of some of the most prominent library studies journals published in China in the early 20th century. $750.
Computer and Video Games and Equipment. The Art, Architecture and Engineering Library continues to seek any games and the equipment on which they were played for its new Computer and Video Game Archive.
The County of Essex Survey (1824). Made in 1824 by Christopher and John Greenwood. Large-scale English county maps of the region of London are important for understanding the development and history of urban growth. PURCHASED. Thank you, Thomas Beauvais.
Cruchley's New Plan of London, by George Frederick Cruchley. 1845. This plan of the city includes its separate "General Index" booklet of 78 pages, which is rare to find with the map. Its approximately 10,000 references and descriptions are valuable for understanding the fabric of the city at the time of Charles Dickens. $2,500.
Cultural Anthropology. Edited by Kim Fortun and Michael Fortun. 2009. This four-volume set gives a comprehensive, current overview of the field of cultural anthropology and its development. Articles are by key anthropologists practicing today, as well as several who helped to shape the field. Includes anthropological perspectives on nationalism, citizenship, human rights, globalization, and other interactions between culture and the public sphere. 4-volume set. $1,050.
Diversidad lingüística y diccionario. Marta Concepción Ayala Castro and Antonio María Medina Guerra, Editors. 2009. PURCHASED. Thank you, Anita M. Gilleo.
Early Childhood Literacy, by Kate Pahl and Jennifer Rowsell. 2012. Four-volume set. Featuring key discussions and debates about the application of particular methods within early childhood literacy, this collection takes a broad view of what literacy is in homes, communities, schools, and in terms of local and global policy, with a section on new directions in the field. $1,000.
The Economies of Argentina and Brazil: A Comparative Perspective. 2011. Publisher: Edward Elgar. "This book compares the successes and failures of the development and growth processes of Argentina and Brazil. It provides important insights into the different performances of these economies through a series of comparative essays written by Argentinian and Brazilian economists. In the last 60 years Argentina and Brazil have both undergone a dramatic process of urbanization and industrialization. While there are similarities between the two, each country has dealt with the side effects in a different manner. In this insightful book, Argentinean and Brazilian economists expertly analyze their country's experiences with processes of industrialization, the performance of the agricultural and service sectors, the impact of foreign investments, the distribution of income, the roles of the state and the privatization experience, and inflationary and stabilization experiences. The contrast of the two emerging countries addressing these challenges will offer students, economists and other social scientists significant new insights into the economic development process. Many of the articles will also appeal to individuals in multinational corporations and banks that have to deal with emerging market economies." $195.
Education and Development, by Walter W. McMahon. 2012. This series addresses the relation(ship) of education to knowledge-based growth and broader measures of development...central features of the modern world in which education has a central role. This role includes the effects of education on pure economic growth including its effects on the creation, adaptation, and dissemination of new ideas. Beyond this, the series presents pivotal research on the contribution of education to the many non-market private and social benefits beyond earnings. These non-market benefits largely define individuals' life chances and are, for a society, standard indicators of development.$1,500.
Electronic versions of Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center texts. This is an extensive electronic collection of rare texts. Twelve sets of about 1,000 texts each are planned, we have purchased collections one to seven. $8,000 per set.
Enciclopedia de economia, finanzas y negocios (Encyclopedia of Economics, Finance, and Business). Ricardo J. Palomo Zurdo, Editor. 2010. 20 volumes, plus CD-ROMs. A comprehensive encyclopedia edited by 20 specialists with over 6,000 articles covering economics, banking, investing, financial markets, auditing, taxes, accounting, strategy, marketing, human resources, and innovations. PURCHASED. Gift made by Mary Alice Shulman in memory of Professor Harold Levinson. Thank you.
Endowing the Deanship of the University of Michigan Library. The University of Michigan Library is currently in a period of rapid growth as it adapts to the changing needs of our users while remaining one of the most innovative academic libraries in the country. Endowing the Deanship will help us continue to explore new ways of providing the finest content, access, and expertise. $5 million.
Endowing the Head of the Special Collections Library. Endowing the position of the Head of the Special Collections Library is a crucial step to ensure that it has the leadership and expertise necessary to maintain its prominence and relevance for students and researchers. $2 million.
The Flag Project, by Maureen Cummins. Available as a portfolio of silkscreen prints housed in a box and as a limited edition book. Commemorates the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and is a visual and textual narrative of the author's experience as an American during this time. From an edition of 50. $4,500.
Gender and Crime. Edited by Sandra Walklate. Routledge, 2012. This four-volume set brings together essential writings on many important themes within criminology. The volumes cover “the gender agenda within criminology,” the experience of crime, the criminal justice system, prisons, and restorative justice – all through the lens of gender. This authoritative collection would be of great interest to students of sociology, gender studies, public policy, and history. 4-volume set. $1,255.
Gran Simulacro dell'Arte e dell'Uso della Scherma di Ridolfo Capo Ferro de Cagli, Maestro dell'eccelsa natione alemanna, nell'inclita Citta di Siena (Great Representation of the Art and Use of Fencing). By Ridolfo Capo Ferro. 1610. First edition of one of the greatest fencing manuals ever written, including 43 full-page copper engravings by Rafael Schiamirossi. PURCHASED.
Herbarium C.P. Thurnberg (1743-1828). University of Uppsala, Uppsala. Thunberg gave his entire herbarium to Uppsala University in 1785. By that time it contained all the collections made during his travels as well as material received from some of his colleagues such as Banks' specimens from Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia, Burman's from the Cape, Cavanilles' from France and Spain, Jacquin's from Austria, Marschall von Bieberstein's from the Crimea, Pallas' from Siberia, Roxburgh's from Coromandel, Schrader's from Germany, Sibthorp's from Greece etc. This rich type herbarium contains types of the taxa described by Thunberg and his students. 1161 microfiche and guide.$13,607.
Herbarium P.F. von Siebold, 1796-1866. National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Leiden University Branch. The Siebold Herbarium is the earliest herbarium collection of this extent from Japan. P.F. von Siebold (1796-1866) brought together c. 12,000 specimens and also included many items from Japanese students and collaborators. Publication of the Japanese flora at that time was impossible without consulting the Japanese collections in Leiden. Consequently, this collection contains many types of specimens. These Japanese collections are still the subject of ongoing research, and have become important in the study of the history of early Japanese botany. 553 microfiche and guide. $12,172.
Higher Education Institutions and Learning Management Systems Adoption and Standardization. By Rosalino Babo and Ana Azevedo. 2012. As stated by the publisher, IGI Global, "This book provides insights concerning the use of learning management systems in higher education institutions, to increase understanding of LMS adoption and usage." $195 paper; $234 electronic.
Ion Drum Rocker Premium Drum Set for Xbox 360. This high-quality drum set will be able to withstand the wear and tear of use with Rock Band and Guitar Hero games in the Computer & Video Game Archive. $250.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics. Online journal archive (offered by Cambridge University Press). A seminal title within the field, we currently offer recent issues electronically to this journal. This purchase would extend our digital coverage back to volume 1, dating to 1956. The title has been voluminous over the years; there are more than 200,000 pages in the archive. $20,000.
Kamen (translated into English as Stone), published by Gosizdat in Moscow and St. Petersburg in 1923 by Osip Mandel’shtam. This is one of three editions of Stone. We own a reproduction of the 1913 edition, but we lack the 1923 edition, which is subtitled First Book of Verse. It contains the original wrappers, illustrated by Russian/Soviet artist Alexander Rodchenko. $3,470.
Le Corbeau, The Raven. Poem by Edgar Allan Poe, French translation by Stéphane Mallarmé, with illustrations by Edouard Manet. Paris: Richard Lesclide, 1875. This is a limited edition French translation of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" by the famous French poet Stéphane Mallarmé, with illustrations by Mallarmé’s friend, and legendary Impressionist painter, Édouard Manet. It is the first "artist’s book" and is often cited as one of the high points of French book illustration. The text is in both English and French, and is signed by both Mallarmé and Manet. $150,000.
LISSEN HERE! A collaboration of poetry by Dorothy Mallory Jones with image compositions by her son Philip Mallory Jones celebrates black history and black womanhood. The work is factual, anecdotal and autobiograhical. From an edition of 100. $750.
A Map of Korea from the Collection of Gyujanggak, Seoul National University. A catalog of old Korean maps from the collection of Gyujanggak at Seoul National University. PURCHASED. Thank you, Moon-Sook and the late Elder Sang Y. Nam.
MEMS/NEMS Handbook. The MEMS/NEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems/Nanoelectromechanical Systems) Handbook covers all of the major topics within the field including design methods, fabrication techniques, manufacturing methods, sensors and actuators, and Micro Optical Electro Mechanical Systems. A valuable reference source for engineering and computer science faculty and students. 5 vols.$999.
Military Psychology. Edited by Michael D. Matthews, & Janice H. Laurence. Sage, 2012. This four-volume set covers a diverse range of topics, reflecting the complex field of military psychology. It includes sections on the selection and training of soldiers; human factors ergonomics and cognitive engineering; stress, resilience, and post-traumatic growth; and leadership, culture, and morale. Our psychology researchers have a long-standing interest in this field, and this set would be a wonderful addition to our collection. 4-volume set. $995.
The Narrative of the Beagle Voyage, 1831-1836. Four volume set. HMS Beagle has entered the collective imagination as the ship that carried Charles Darwin to the Galapagos, triggering his later work on the theory of natural selection. However, the Beagle also played a vital role in the development of modern hydrography, cartography and meteorology in both the voyage of 1831-36 and an earlier one of 1826-30. The work of the Beagle under her captain, Robert FitzRoy, was to chart South American coastlines, many of which had not previously been mapped, and to build a global chain of meridian distances. Darwin and FitzRoy's separate accounts of the voyage were published in the four-volume Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836 (1839). Darwin's version has never been out of print. In contrast, this set presents the first critical edition of the remaining texts from 1839: FitzRoy's account of the second voyage, his detailed appendices and the account of the 1826-30 voyage by Phillip Parker King, captain of HMS Adventure. PURCHASED.
Ningen keisei, published by Nihon Tosho Senta. 2006. After World War II, in Japan, this serial publication influenced a great deal of the Japanese moral education. Now the serial is published as a reprint monographic edition. 5 vols. $900.
O prirode slova, published by Istoka in Khar’kov in 1922. A treatise by Osip Mandel’shtam, one of Russia’s great poets. To quote Victor Terras,"...he...points out how the poet’s duty to the State is a lesser form of moral commitment than confronting Time itself, in the name of 'the word.' Consequently, the poet’s obligation is to educate his fellow 'Men,' not merely to educate the 'citizens' of the State." In 1938 Mandel’shtam died in a transit camp on the way to a prison camp in Siberia. $3,941.
Personal Paradigms, A Game of Human Experience, by Julie Chen. (Artist's Book) Flying Fish Press, 2004. A truly interactive experience for the reader in the form of a game that is played and the results then recorded in a collaborative ledger book. The object of the game focuses on the player's own life experience and perceptions at the moment that the game is being played. Game components housed in a 15.5X11.25X4.75" cloth-covered box. Includes a letterpress-printed game board and a multitude of laser-cut game pieces. Game board opens to 21X30". Edition of 100. $2,100.
Population Aging and the Generational Economy: A Global Perspective. By Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason. 2011. Over coming decades, changes in population age structure will have profound implications for the macroeconomy - influencing economic growth, generational equity, human capital, saving and investment, and the sustainability of public and private transfer systems. How the future unfolds will depend on key actors in the generational economy: governments, families, financial institutions, and others. This path-breaking book provides a comprehensive analysis of the macroeconomic effects of changes in population age structure across the globe. The result of a substantial seven-year research project. PURCHASED. Thank you, Dr. David Scott.
Real Academia Espanola Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Nueva gramática de la lengua española. This work aims to establish the official guidelines for the Spanish language. PURCHASED. Thank you, Anita M. Gilleo.
Science Classic. (Science magazine archive, offered by AAAS). A truly premier scientific publication. Our library currently offers previous issues via other databases; however, we do not have the early years on the AAAS web site. Adding this content on this platform would enable searching across all years of content, as well as extend reference linking where available. $15,000.
Selected Korean Fiction Written in Chinese. Nine volume set of selected Korean fiction written in Chinese characters before 1900. PURCHASED. This gift was made by Verena Ward in honor of Mr. Irving Kao's 90th birthday. Thank you.
Talcott Parsons. Victor M. Lidz, Editor. 2011. Talcott Parsons (1902-1979) was one of the most influential sociological theorists of the 20th century. This volume includes articles by many major sociologists on Parsons’ life and work, and would be an important addition to our collection. PURCHASED. Thank you, John P. Wood.
Ten Years of Uzbekistan. 1994, edition of 45 plus five artist's proofs. 20 X 14 in, 508 X 356 mm; 60 pp, printed endpapers. Bound in black cloth in a black cloth slipcase. Printed by polychrome letterpress using woodletter numerals and Monotype Bodoni text. This Artist's Book is a collaboration between David King (text) and Ken Campbell (images) and stands as a witness to censorship during Stalin's era. $5,800.
Tesoro castellano del primer diccionario de América: lemas y concordancias del Vocabulario españolnáhuatl (1555) de Alonso de Molina. By Augusta López Bernasocchi and Manuel Galeote. 2010. PURCHASED. Thank you, Anita M. Gilleo.
Twisted, by Ed Hutchins. 1992. (Artist's Book) Attempts to twist out of conformity change to a confirmation of individual expression in an artist book designed so the pages automatically advance as the covers are twisted. Gocco printed on recycled paper, cloth-covered board cover. 3" square. Slipcase. 50 copies. $700.
Ulrich Beck: An Introduction to the Theory of Second Modernity and the Risk Society. Mads Peter Sørensen, & Allan Christiansen. Routledge, 2012. The University Library holds more than 30 works, in both English and German, by sociologist Ulrich Beck. These books are in high demand, attesting to the strong interest in Beck on campus. This new work includes biographical material, an extensive bibliography of Beck’s works, and a thorough introduction to his theories of second modernity and the risk society. It would be a very useful addition to our collection. $135.
What's Happening with Momma?, by Clarissa T. Sligh. 1988. Edition of 150. (Artist's Book) This dimensional, house-shaped book literally unfolds to tell an autobiographical story full of pain and confusion from the author's childhood. $450.
Two Wii+ Remote Controllers. PURCHASED. Gift made by Max Lepler and Rex L. Dotson in honor of John C. Lodge. Thank you.
East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North,
illustrated by Kay Nielsen; from the Special Collections Library