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Beer Brewing History in the United States

Common Call Number Ranges

Relevent call number ranges for searching or browsing:

HD9397  Information on the brewing industry. 
FJ  Information on temperance and prohibition.
TP573 & TP577  Information on beer and brewing history.

Shelves of Books

CC Attribution: "Books of Knowledge Picton Library Liverpool" by Oneterry Aka Terry Kearney

Useful Subject Headings for American Beer Brewing History

Below is a list of Library of Congress Subject Headings that can aid in catalog searches of the collection.

Brewing Industry --
Brewing Industry United States
Brewing Industry Law and Legislation United States
Malt Liquors
Antitrust Law
Beer industry
Liquor industry
Alcoholic beverage industry
Malt liquors Law and Legislation United States
Brewing Industry United States Periodicals
Liquor Industry United States
Labor unions
Liquor laws
Propaganda, German
United States Brewers’ Association
Anheuser-Busch, Inc
Anheuser-Busch, in. History
Beer History
Beer Industry United States History
Busch Family
Brewing industry periodicals
Labor Unions United States
Beer United States
Brewing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

For legislation related to brewing, use the subject “Brewing industry -- Law and legislation -- United States.”

Finding Resources in Library Catalog Search

There are tools to help search through U-M Library’s general collections and many databases. Using Library Catalog Search, resources can be found by specifying call number ranges, subjects, title, author, or keyword. One very effective way to find information on brewing history in the United States is to use subject headings provided by the Library of Congress. Call numbers can help refine your search as well.

For more information on how to locate a book in the stacks by the call number in Hatcher, refer to the stacks map.

Databases and Full Text Resources