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Large-scale collections

These are collections of books purchased with the large-scale collection budget provided by Ministry of Education (now the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).

Central library (Aramaki Campus)

Medical Library (Showa Campus)

Science and Technology Library (Kiryu Campus)


Central library (Aramaki Campus)

Ryuei Hinamiki (Shogunate Diary)

The official diary of the Tokugawa shogunate written by its official writers. With regard to the history of the shogunate, this is an essential resource that is considered to be the most important resource material utilized in the compilation of Tokugawa Jikki. The original 771 books of diaries from 1656 to 1859, which are currently held by the Naikaku Bunko (the Cabinet library), were recorded on microfilms (35-mm positive roll). This item portrays the daily doings of the shoguns, important events of the shogunate, laws and regulations, orders given to feudal lords and officials, etc. 130 microfilm reels (in 65 boxes), 1981

1:50,000 Map of Japan

A full-sized reproduction of national maps originally published in the 1920fs. Most of the topographical maps that were commercially available before World War II are included. Topographical maps show details of the geographical features, land use, traffic infrastructure, settlements, sizes and locations of municipalities at the time, and they are extremely important for understanding the natural, social and economic environments of the time. The original maps are in storage and a full size reproduction is also available for reading and examinations. 1,127 pages, 1986

Official Gazettes, Meiji Era version, Volumes 1 to 8,734 (July 1883 to July 1912), by Ryukei sho-sha, reprinted version

Official gazettes in the Meiji era were quite different from those of today. In the times of an immature mass media, an official gazette was more than simply a PR brochure of the government; it also served as a private newspaper. These are excellent resources for research on the Meiji era, in terms of both for quantity and quality. 19 volumes (467 gazettes), 1992

Disasters and Misadventures Collection

A collection of books, study reports and items dealing with preventive measures regarding disasters that occurred in Japan in and after the Meiji era including earthquakes, storms, floods and volcanic eruptions. The collection contains useful items for studying changes in disasters and in the measures taken against them, advances in disaster-prevention technology, and changes in the living environment. 901 pieces, 1995

Medical Library (Showa Campus)

Handbook of experimental pharmacology

Complete coverage on the influences of research in clinical medicine, from the rules of pharmacological experiments to the latest research reports. Indispensable to researchers engaged in research on basic or clinical medicine. 40 books, 1998

Nursing and Nursing Science Collection

A collection of books and theses on nursing from 1950fs to 1990fs, this is a valuable resource for those carrying out research in nursing science. Catalog (in Japanese PDF, 42KB). 340 books, 2001

Science and Technology Library (Kiryu Campus)

Beilsteins Handbuch der organischen Chemie. 3rd and 4th Supplements

Carefully collected research reports on organic compounds, compound forming processes and properties. These are indispensable handbooks for checking on whether a substance is actually a new compound when it is synthesized into a compound. The basic issue, first and second supplements are also held in Branch Library of Engineering(Science and Technology Library). 108 books, 1996



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