The Library's support of German Studies at Berkeley includes campus programs covering all periods and aspects of German linguistics and literature; the history of the German-speaking peoples from the earliest period to the present; as well as the politics, philosophy, sociology and cultural achievements of these populations. Berkeley's German Studies programs have been consistently ranked in the top echelon of such programs in the United States, and the Library strives to collect broadly and deeply across disciplinary lines in support of them.
In addition to its general collections of German Studies materials in the Main Stacks, the Library also has numerous special collections from and about Germany. One such body of materials in The Bancroft Library is the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft collection, which documents the life and works of the members of Germany's first literary society.
A list of monographic titles cataloged or recataloged within the previous 60 days is available by clicking this link: Recent Acquisitions.
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