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Mount Shasta Collection

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The College of the Siskiyous Library, located on the west slope of Mount Shasta, has developed a unique, comprehensive research collection about Mount Shasta for use by students and faculty as well as researchers, writers, historians, scientists, other libraries and museums, businesses, and the public. The library also sponsors interpretive programs about Mount Shasta, such as speakers and exhibits.

The Mount Shasta Collection has grown through grants, donations, and purchases. Through a grant from the McConnell Foundation, important materials were added and a major bibliography of significant Mount Shasta-related materials was published.

Today the Mount Shasta Collection is the largest repository of information and documents about Mount Shasta. The collection consists of thousands of books, articles, manuscripts, photographs, maps, prints, and audiovisual materials about the Mount Shasta volcano and the surrounding region.

College of the Siskiyous Library is open to everyone. There are restrictions on who may directly borrow materials, but anyone who visits the library may use its collections. Limited reference assistance by telephone, Internet E-Mail, fax or correspondence is offered.

Mount Shasta: An Annotated Bibliography, by William C. Miesse, 1993, is the principal guide to Mount Shasta materials in the collection. The bibliography is available at many libraries and historical societies, or may be requested from College of the Siskiyous Library through the interlibrary loan service of your local library. An online version of the bibliography, accessible through the Internet, is also planned.

Visiting researchers should call or write first to ensure the library will be open and the desired information available.

Tax deductible donations or gifts of Mount Shasta-related items are essential to expand and enrich the collection. Contact the library for more information. Proceeds from the sale of the Mount Shasta Companion CD will be used to purchase materials for the Mount Shasta Collection at the College of the Siskiyous Library.

 

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