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We need books!

Please donate a book to our library!

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Our Walter Stiern Library is woefully under funded, and the history collection has not kept pace with the scholarship being published. We invite your help!

History Department faculty are creating lists of books in their fields and seeking your help to purchase these. If you are able, we invite you to select a book on the list. Purchase the book (all books in the list have links to sites where they can be purchased) and either bring it to the department office or have it shipped directly here with an email or gift message to alert us to your contribution, which is tax deductible.

Our address is CSU Bakersfield History Department, 9001 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield, CA  93311-1099.

You might select a book you'd like to see us have in our collection, or one in a particular field of interest to you. (We aren't picky!) We just ask that, if available, the books are hardbound, as these are much more durable than paperbacks. The library will place a nameplate inside the book, acknowledging your gift. 

If you'd prefer someone else to do the purchasing, you may write a check to the Stiern Library Associates in the amount of the book, and they will procure it.

Book donations we currently seek for the WSL (click on the ISBN to search for the book using

History of the United States



Early Modern European History


Ancient History:


Modern European History:


Russian/Soviet and East European History:

Evan Mawdsley, Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War, 1941-1945 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007). ISBN: 978-0340808085

Yaacov Roi, Islam in the Soviet Union: From the Second World War to Gorbachev (London: Hurst, 2000). ISBN: 1850654034

Asian History:


Telephone: 661-654-3079 Fax: 661-654-6906
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