There are many distinguished collections of economics, business management, transportation, etc. in this library.
These collections are restricted with using limits because of valuable materials.
This collection is composed of 2,600 books and literatures on the history of railroad and traffic, whose research is one of the characteristics of OSU. It includes mainly documents from the early Meiji period before the second world war : histories of traffic and railroad companies, railroad guide books and business reports.
This collection is composed of 8,000 books and documents dealing with society, economy and culture of such countries in the Mekong Region as Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and they are mostly precious books written in local languages.
This collection is mainly composed of 2,200 books assembled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It contains precious literature on pollution, conservation of nature, and environmental protection, and reports and governmental publications of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the United Nations.
From the 18th century to the 19th century England underwent a remarkable social change with the development of the Industrial Revolution. This collection contains historical literature dealing with various problems of those times.
The development of economics has produced various schools. This collection contains approximately 1,200 books dealing with Physiocracy, the Classical School, the Historical School, the Lausanne School, the Cambridge School, the Austrian School, the Stockholm School and the Institutional School. It also includes various titles concerning with Ricardian Socialism.
This collection is composed of books on Modern Western Thought after the Renaissance. It contains works of Spinoza, F.Bacon, J.Bodin, T.Hobbes, J.J.Rousseau, Montesquieu and others. It is a valuable collection for both the study of philosophy and the study of the social sciences.
In addition to fundamental literature in the history of business administration, such as the works of F.Taylor, H.Emerson, H.L.Gantt, F.B.Gilbreth and others, this collection contains famous classics in accounting and marketing..
This collection is composed of approximately 5,000 books in various fields of social science, which were owned by the Leipzig Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Germany. About a quarter of this collection dates before the l9th century. In this collection you can find the main works of F.List, E.Bernstein, J.G.K.Wicksell, K.G.A.Knies, E.Schmalenbach and others.
This collection is composed of 3,000 foreign books that were formerly owned by the Nomura Research Institute. It is focusses on the fields of Economics and Commerce.
The National Liberal Club was formed in the 19th century and ranked prime ministers Gladstone, Asquith, Lloyd George, and Churchill amongst its members. This collection contains valuable materials concerning political history, economics, and sociology.
This collection was assembled by Emeritus Professor Y.Nakagawa, at Osaka University. It is composed of 5,000 books which are mainly concerning medical ethics and medical history, but also contains books on philosophy, sociology, history, cultural anthropology, and psychology.
This collection was assembled by Emeritus Professor P.Ford at the University of Southampton in England. It is composed of 2,000 books concerning social problems, public policy, history of economic doctrines, etc.
This collection was accumulated by A.Marx, a Professor at the University of Mannheim in Germany. It contains important materials relating to business administration, transport policy, and the history of economics.
This is a collection built up by W.Koch, a Professor of Economics in Germany. It is composed of 1,200 books concerning the history of economics (Mercantilism, Physiocracy, Classical School, Historical School, Lausanne School, Cambridge School, Austrian School etc.).