Verner W. Clapp Collection
This is a collection of library-related materials for reference assembled by Verner W. Clapp (1901-1972), who was heavily instrumental in the founding of the National Diet Library, was a former chief assistant librarian of the Library of Congress, and the first president of the Council on Library Resources. This library received a bequest of approximately 600 items in 1973.
The bequest is composed of Western language books and leaflets concerning bibliography, cataloging, classification, copyright laws, and materials preservation, etc. "(Annual) report of the Librarian of Congress" from 1866-1971, and Clapp's own writings are included among these items.
Numbers written in 【 】 are our library call number.
Click the checkbox "Books" on the NDL Online Advanced Search screen and enter search terms in each search box.
*It is not possible to request these materials from NDL Online.
If you wish to view the bibliography of books in the Clapp Collection, please see the List of Books in Western Languages in the Clapp Collection [PDF file:239KB].
You can search from the List of Leaflets in the Clapp Collection [PDF file:228KB] or the Tokyo Main Library Humanities Room card catalog.
It is not possible to request materials from NDL Online. Write down the call number for the materials and present your request to the Tokyo Main Library Humanities Room counter.
For leaflets, please fill in the number of the list above in the call number column.
Depending on their physical condition, copying of some materials may not be permitted.
- 'Clapp Collection' ("Kokuritsu kokkai toshokan hyakka" (Shuppan nyususha 1989 p.385 【UL214-E6】))
- Tei Sakai and Yukihisa Suzuki, 'Verner W. Clapp to kokuritsu kokkai toshokan' (Verner W. Clapp and the National Diet Library) ("N.D.L. library science series" (20) November 1978 pp.1-46 【Z21-127】)
- Azusa Tanaka, 'Clapp shi to kokuritsu kokkai toshokan' (Mr. Clapp and the National Diet Library). ("National Diet Library monthly bulletin" (274) January 1984 p.23 【Z21-146】)
- 'ko Clapp shi zosho fujin kara okurareru' ("National Diet Library monthly bulletin" (146) May 1973 p.24 【Z21-146】)
- Tei Sakai, 'Verner W. Clapp shi no omoide' "Biblos" 23(8) August 1972 pp.9-14 【Z21-114】)
- 'Clapp Collection' ("National Diet Library Newsletter" (138) August 2004) (National Diet Library Digital Collections)