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Dean of University Libraries Records, 1905-2017 | Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Dean of University Libraries Records, 1905-2017Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1950-2005

ID: 01/UA11/UA11.1

Primary Creator: University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Libraries

Extent: 50.44 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The arrangement scheme for this collection was imposed during processing in the absence of a useable original order. This collection is organized into seven series with series 1, 3, 4, 6, and 7 arranged alphabetically while series 2, and 5 are arranged chronologically.Series 5 has been subdivided into annual reports to the provost and departmental annual reports. An effort has been made to place documents within each individual folder in chronological order.

Series 1: General Files, 1912-2015

Series 2: Correspondence, 1920-2004

Series 3: Departmental Files, 1951-2004

Series 4: Committees, 1940-2005

Series 5: Annual Reports, 1905-2010

Series 6: Friends of the Library, 1959-2009

Series 7: Gifts, 1946-2004

Subjects: Academic libraries - North Carolina - Greensboro, Adams, Charles M. (Charles Marshall), 1907-1990, Bazirjian, Rosann, Holder, Elizabeth, Hulbert, Doris, Library buildings - North Carolina - Greensboro, Library catalogs - North Carolina - Greensboro, Library employees - North Carolina - Greensboro, Library finance - North Carolina - Greensboro, Library planning - North Carolina - Greensboro, Library resources - North Carolina - Greensboro, Lyle, Guy Redvers, 1907-1994, Petty, Annie, Sally, Dana, Shaw, Charles B., Stone, Charles H., Thompson, James H., University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Libraries - Administration, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Libraries. Office of the Dean, Walter Clinton Jackson Library

Languages: English

Abstract

The library first began operation when the school opened in 1892. Over the next 100 years, the library grew dramatically and moved from a one room collection in the Main Building to a new building with a large nine story tower. Annie Petty would serve as the first Head Librarian from 1896 to 1920.

This collection consists of correspondence, memorandums, minutes, notes, publications, reports, and an archive of the department's website related to collection management, committees, donations and gifts, faculty personnel matters, library departments, student affairs and other topics which document the activities and duties of the office from 1905-2015.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains the official records of the Office of the Dean of University Libraries of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. They reflect the Dean's duties and responsibilities as the senior administrative officer of the libraries on campus.

These records contain material related to a variety of topics including, but not limited to, annual reports, budgets, collection management, computer technology, construction, donations and gifts, equipment, faculty affairs, correspondence with other academic departments on campus, statistics, and students. In addition, there is correspondence to and from the Dean to various departments within the library as well as correspondence with the Provost and outside community. There is also a considerable amount of material related to committees operated within the library and the ones the Dean sat on as part of their university responsibilities. Materials related to the Friends of the Library are also included in the collection. Formats include correspondence, memorandums, minutes, notes, publications, reports, an dan archive of the department's website.

Biographical Note

This first library at the State Normal and Industrial School (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) was confined to one small room in the Main building (now the Foust building) in 1892. The collection of the library was relatively small, consisting of only several hundred books.By 1900, the collection had grown to over 3000 volumes and necessitated a move to a larger room in the Main Building.In 1901, the President of the School, Charles Duncan McIver, asked philanthropist Andrew Carnegie for funds to build a new structure dedicated solely as a library.The result was the construction of the Carnegie Library (now Forney building) in 1905 which become home to the library and its 5000 volumes.

Carnegie Library's presence on campus grew exponentially from 1905 until 1950 as its uses by students increased along with its total collection of books.By 1950, there were over 134,000 volumes held by the library.It was also during this period that the library faced several challenges.The worst was a fire in September 1932 that destroyed part of the Carnegie Library.Fortunately, the book stacks were fireproof and therefore most of the collection survived, although with some material suffering heavy water damage. The building was repaired and the library opened again in September 1933.

Beginning in the early 1940s, there were calls by the Head Librarian and others for a larger building as the library was quickly outgrowing is current space in the Carnegie Library. Due to World War II and the restricted university budgets, there was no plan to construct a new location.By the late 1940s, the situation was desperate as student enrolment increased along with more library acquisitions.The result was the construction of a new library building which opened in June 1950.It would be named Jackson Library in 1960 to honor former Chancellor Walter Clinton Jackson.

The library would continue to flourish in its new building as the number of volumes checked out annually grew from 50,000 in 1950 to 70,000 in 1960. The total number of books in circulation would reach 220,000 by 1963. In 1962, Head Librarian Charles M. Adams converted the library's small collection of historical documents related to the campus, known as the "College Collection" into the college archives. He had hoped to build on the archives by adding new records and documents from the faculty and various academic departments.Growth of the collection remained slow as campus offices were reluctant to turn over records and the library staff did little to encourage such transfers.Adams also encouraged the creation of a Friends of the Library organization for the library which first met in 1959.

In 1965, the Jackson Library was approaching capacity and plans were drawn up by Adams for expansion.The result was the construction of nine-story tower added onto the existing library in 1973 and also renovation of the current building in 1974.This new space allowed for the library to continue growing such that by 1979, the entire collection of books reached over 556,000.In 1977, the library offered its first "computerize bibliographic literature" searches. By 1993, the library's catalog of books was completely electronic and the paper card catalogs were removed. In 2001, the library formally celebrated the additions of its 1,000,000th volume, a first edition of William Blake's Illustrations of Book of Job, one of only 315 copies produced.

The first librarian hired by the school to oversee the library was Annie Petty who arrived in 1895.Finding her duties to be undervalued and underpaid, she left the school in 1898 to go study at the Drexel Institute Library School in Philadelphia. She returned to the school the following year as the first trained librarian in North Carolina and served at the head of the library until 1920. The following list documents the transition of Head Librarians/Library Directors/University Librarians at the school:

1896--1920  Annie Petty

June--August 1920  Charles B. Shaw, Acting

September 1920--1927  Charles B. Shaw

1927--1935  Charles H. Stone

1935--1936  Vacant

1936--1944  Guy R. Lyle

1944--1945  Vacant

1945--1969  Charles M. Adams

1969--1970  Elizabeth Holder, Acting

1970--1988 James H. Thompson

January--June 1989  Doris Hulbert, Acting

July 1989--June 2004  Doris Hulbert

July 2004--August 2004  Dana Sally, Acting

August 2004--Present  Rosann Bazirjian

Subject/Index Terms

Academic libraries - North Carolina - Greensboro
Adams, Charles M. (Charles Marshall), 1907-1990
Bazirjian, Rosann
Holder, Elizabeth
Hulbert, Doris
Library buildings - North Carolina - Greensboro
Library catalogs - North Carolina - Greensboro
Library employees - North Carolina - Greensboro
Library finance - North Carolina - Greensboro
Library planning - North Carolina - Greensboro
Library resources - North Carolina - Greensboro
Lyle, Guy Redvers, 1907-1994
Petty, Annie
Sally, Dana
Shaw, Charles B.
Stone, Charles H.
Thompson, James H.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Libraries - Administration
University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Libraries. Office of the Dean
Walter Clinton Jackson Library

Administrative Information

Repository: Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Acquisition Method: Periodically transferred from the Office of the Dean of University Libraries

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Dean of University Libraries Records, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, Jackson Library, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General Files, 1912-2011],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1920-2004],
[Series 3: Departmental Files, 1951-2004],
[Series 4: Committees, 1940-2005],
[Series 5: Annual Reports, 1905-2010],
[Series 6: Friends of the Library, 1959-2009],
[Series 7: Gifts, 1946-2004],
[Addition to collection 1],
[Addition to collection 2: 1999-2016],
[Addition to collection 3],
[Addition to collection 4: Friends of the Library records, 2007-2016],
[Addition to collection 5: Photographs of the University Libraries taken for promotional purposes],
[All]

Series 4: Committees, 1940-2005Add to your cart.
This series contains the Dean's files relating to the standing and special committees of the University Libraries.  It also include material from University committees and regional library committees that the Dean sat on as part of their responsibilities.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Academic Program Support Services, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Access Task Force, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Administrative Advisory Group, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Administrative Advisory Group, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Administrative Advisory Group, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Administrative Advisory Group, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Administrative Advisory Group, 1996 (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Administrative Advisory Group, 1996 (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Administrative Advisory Group, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Administrative Advisory Group, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Administrative Advisory Group, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Administrative Advisory Group, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Administrative Advisory Group, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Administrative Advisory Group, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Administrative Advisory Group, 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Administrative Systems, 2001-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Agenda, 1980-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 3: All University Liberal Education Requirements, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Airport Advisory, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 5: American Library Association, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Building Appearance, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Building and Grounds, 1968-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Campaign Advisory, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Campaign, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Campus Planning, 1976-1980Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Change Steering, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Change Steering, 1995 (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1995 (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Change Steering, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Collection Development, 1980-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Collection Development, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Collection Development, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Collection Development, 1988-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Collection Development, 1990-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Collection Development, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Collection Development, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Collection Development, 1995-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Collection Development, 2002-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Collection Management Funds, 1992-2006Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Committee, 1971-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Committee structure, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Computerized Applications, 1982-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Computerized Literature Search Coordinating, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Coordinator Search, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Copyright, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Cooperative Issues, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Dramatic Activities, 1946-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Dramatic Activities, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Disaster Preparedness, 1991-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Display, 1973-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Display-annual report, 1952, 1971-1996Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Display- Calendar of Events, 1980-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Election, 1991-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Electronic Security System, 1994-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Evaluation of Teaching, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Faculty Governance, 1976-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Faculty Library, 1941-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Faculty Library, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Faculty Library, 1969-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Faculty Library, 1971-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Faculty Library, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Faculty Library, 1993-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Faculty Library, 1996-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Faculty Library, 2000-2005Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Faculty Welfare, 1973-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Ferguson Move, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Fiftieth Anniversary, 1940-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Future of the Catalog, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Instructional Technology Coordinating, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Interlibrary Cooperation, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: JACLIN Profiling, 1985-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Jackson Library Service, 1997-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Jackson Library Service Award, 1998-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 10: L/S 2000 Implementation, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Library, 1940-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Library, 1962-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Library, 1967-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Library, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Library, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Library, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Library, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Library, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Library, 1980-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Library, 1984-1988Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Library, 1989-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Library, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Library, 1999-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Library Cooperation, 1953-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Library Information Science Advisory, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Manuscript, 1981-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Mass Mailings and Broadcast, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 8: McIver Cornerstone, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Peer Evaluation and Tenure, 1974-1982Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Peer Evaluation and Tenure, 1983-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Peer Evaluation and Tenure, 1987-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Peer Evaluation and Tenure, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Peer Evaluation and Tenure, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Peer Evaluation and Tenure, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Peer Evaluation and Tenure, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Peer Evaluation and Tenure, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Peer Evaluation and Tenure, 1999-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Peer Evaluation and Tenure, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Peer Evaluation and Tenure, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Peer Evaluation and Tenure, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Peer Evaluation and Tenure, 2007-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Peer Evaluation and Tenure, 2010-2014Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Peer Evaluation and Tenure: Procedures and other UNCG Units, 2005-2014Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Peer Evalutation and Tenure: Evaluation Materials from other Institutions, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Preservation, 1998-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Research Computing, 1998-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Serials, 1990-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Special Projects Librarian Screening, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Staff Development, 1994-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Status and Library Governance, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Study of University Publications, 1976-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Supervisors, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Systems Advisory, 1991-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Systems Advisory, 1991-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Systems Advisory, 1994-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable1997-2000, 1997-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable Intellectual Property Rights  Task Group, 1999Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: University Library Advisory Council, 1972-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 2: University Library Advisory Council, 1981-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 3: University Library Advisory Council, 1987-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 4: University Library Advisory Council, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 5: University Library Advisory Council, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 6: University Library Advisory Council, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 7: University Library Advisory Council, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 8: University Library Advisory Council, 1996Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: University Library Advisory Council, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 2: University Library Advisory Council, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 3: University Library Advisory Council, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: University Library Advisory Council, 2001-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 5: University Library Advisory Council, 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: University Library Advisory Council-Cooperative issues, 1988-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 2: University Library Advisory Council- North Carolina Live, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 3: University Library Advisory Council- North Carolina Live, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: University Library Advisory Council- Personnel, 1971-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 5: University Library Council, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: University of North Carolina Automation and Network, 1982-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 7: University of North Carolina Automation and Network, 1988-1991Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General Files, 1912-2011],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1920-2004],
[Series 3: Departmental Files, 1951-2004],
[Series 4: Committees, 1940-2005],
[Series 5: Annual Reports, 1905-2010],
[Series 6: Friends of the Library, 1959-2009],
[Series 7: Gifts, 1946-2004],
[Addition to collection 1],
[Addition to collection 2: 1999-2016],
[Addition to collection 3],
[Addition to collection 4: Friends of the Library records, 2007-2016],
[Addition to collection 5: Photographs of the University Libraries taken for promotional purposes],
[All]


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