Arthur Peter Contas ’48 Book Fund

Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the Arthur Peter Contas ’48 Book Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2016-2017 Academic year.

Established in 1998 by Sidney R. Knafel, class of 1948, of New York, NY, in memory of classmate, Arthur Peter Contas, for the purchase of reference materials for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library.




  • REF 305.4 W66L
    Women in American history : a social, political, and cultural encyclopedia and document collection
    Summary:This four-volume set documents the complexity and richness of women’s contributions to American history and culture, empowering all students by demonstrating a more populist approach to the past. ; Provides significantly more detail than typical reference works on women’s history and culture, enabling readers to better appreciate the contributions of women of all socio-cultural statuses ; Covers the astounding range of American women’s experience, including women of various economic and racial statuses, religious affiliations, political and ideological identifications, and sexualities ; Includes a significant selection of primary documents, thereby combining the educational power of secondary and primary literature to create a richer learning experience for users,Contains primary sources.


  • REF 616.04 EN2K V. 1
    Kelly, Evelyn B
    Encyclopedia of human genetics and disease


  • REF 317.3 UN3S 2017
    Proquest Firm
    Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States : 2017 The National Data Book
    Summary:The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the best-known statistical reference in the country. As a comprehensive collection of statistics of the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States, it is a snapshot of America and its people.” —


  • REF 305.89 ST2AF
    Starks, Glenn L
    African Americans at risk : Issues in education, health, community, and justice
    Summary:This two-volume set examines the issues and policies that put African Americans at risk in our culture today, utilizing the most recent research from scholars in the field to provide not only objective, encyclopedic information, but also varying viewpoints to encourage critical thinking. The entries comprehensively document how African Americans are treated differently, have more negative outcomes in the same situations than other races, and face risks due to issues inherent in their past or current social and economic conditions. Care is taken to note distinctions between subgroups and not f.,Contains primary source material.

Arthur Peter Contas '48 Book Fund


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