University of Arkansas Director of Libraries Records

Manuscript Collection 399

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Heath Robinson, 2018.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
University of Arkansas Office of Director of Libraries
Title
University of Arkansas Director of Libraries Records
Inclusive Dates
1908-1969
Identification
Manuscript Collection 399
Extent
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The University of Arkansas Director of Libraries Records were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 1981 through the Office of the Director of Libraries.

Processing Information

Heath Robinson; completed in September 2018.

Preferred Form of Citation

University of Arkansas Director of Libraries Records (MC 399), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

The Director of Libraries, or Librarian, was responsible for overseeing the operation of the libraries on the University of Arkansas campus. The period covered spans from the original home in Old Main, to the construction of Vol Walker Hall, the first dedicated library building at the university, until the construction of the current main library, Mullins Library. As the university grew, separate libraries for law, fine arts, physics, and chemistry and biochemistry were established and the Director of Libraries became the Dean of Libraries, still responsible for the operation of libraries on campus.

Scope and Content Note

Annual reports created or received by Director of Libraries, together with related material, created, received, or collected, pertaining to operation of University Library.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged and described in four series.

  1. Annual Reports of Subordinate Units
  2. Annual Reports of Director
  3. Budget Reports
  4. Miscellaneous Reports

Files are arranged chronologically within series.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

series I: Annual Reports of Subordinate Units,

Box 1

Annual reports submitted by divisions, departments, or sections of the libraries. Files also include relevant correspondence and notes.

series I Box 1 Folder 1

Annual Reports of Departments, 1926-June, 1935

series I Box 1 Folder 2

Annual Reports of Departments, 1935-1936

series I Box 1 Folder 3

Annual Reports of Departments, 1936-1937

series I Box 1 Folder 4

Annual Reports of Departments, 1937-1938

series I Box 1 Folder 5

Annual Reports of Departments, 1938-1939

series I Box 1 Folder 6

Annual Reports of Departments, 1939-1940

series I Box 1 Folder 7

Annual Reports of Departments, 1940-1941

series I Box 1 Folder 8

Annual Reports-Departments, 1941-1942

series I Box 1 Folder 9

Annual Reports-Departments, 1942-1943

series I Box 1 Folder 10

Annual Reports-Departments, 1943-1944

series I Box 1 Folder 11

Annual Reports-Departments, 1944-1945

series I Box 1 Folder 12

Annual Reports-Departments, 1945-1946

series I Box 1 Folder 13

Annual Reports-Departments, 1946-1947

series I Box 1 Folder 14

Annual Reports-Departments, 1947-1948

series I Box 1 Folder 15

Annual Reports-Departments, 1948-1949

series I Box 1 Folder 16

Medical School Library Special Report, August 1944-1950

series I Box 1 Folder 17

Annual Reports-Departments, 1949-1950

series I Box 1 Folder 18

Annual Reports-Departments, 1950-1951

series I Box 1 Folder 19

Annual Reports-Departments, 1951-1952

series I Box 1 Folder 20

Annual Reports-Departments, 1952-1953

series I Box 1 Folder 21

Annual Reports-Departments, 1953-1954

series I Box 1 Folder 22

Annual Reports-Departments, 1954-1955

series I Box 1 Folder 23

Annual Reports-Departments, 1955-1956

series I Box 1 Folder 24

Annual Reports-Departments, 1956-1957

series I Box 1 Folder 25

Annual Reports-Departments, 1957-1958

series I Box 1 Folder 26

Annual Reports-Departments, 1958-1959

series I Box 1 Folder 27

Annual Reports-Departments, 1959-1960

series I Box 1 Folder 28

Annual Reports-Departments, 1960-1961

series I Box 1 Folder 29

Annual Reports-Departments, 1961-1962

series I Box 1 Folder 30

Annual Reports-Departments, 1962-1963

series I Box 1 Folder 31

Annual Reports-Departments, 1963-1964

series I Box 1 Folder 32

Annual Reports-Departments, 1964-1965

series I Box 1 Folder 33

Annual Reports-Departments, 1965-1966

series I Box 1 Folder 34

Annual Reports-Departments, 1966-1967

series I Box 1 Folder 35

Annual Reports-Departments, 1967-1968

series I Box 1 Folder 36

Annual Reports-Departments, 1968-1969

series II: Annual Reports of Director,

Box 2, Files 1-3

Annual reports submitted by the Director of Libraries, or Librarian, to the President of the university.

series II Box 2 Folder 1

Librarian's Report to the President, 1908-1940

series II Box 2 Folder 2

Librarians Annual Reports, 1940-1955

series II Box 2 Folder 3

Librarians Annual Reports, 1955-1970

series III: Budget Reports,

Box 2, Files 4-15

Budgets, budget estimates, reports of expenditures, and other financial reports for the libraries.

series III Box 2 Folder 4

Librarians Budgets and Expenditures, 1918-1940

series III Box 2 Folder 5

Library Budgets , 1940-1945

series III Box 2 Folder 6

Library Budgets , 1945-1952

series III Box 2 Folder 7

Library Budgets , 1950-1955

series III Box 2 Folder 8

Library Budgets-Information, 1955-1960

series III Box 2 Folder 9

Library Budgets , 1960-1965

series III Box 2 Folder 10

Library Budget, 1965-1967

series III Box 2 Folder 11

Library Budget, 1967-1968

series III Box 2 Folder 12

Budget-Books, Periodicals and Binding, 1967-1968

series III Box 2 Folder 13

Library Budget , 1968-1969

series III Box 2 Folder 14

Budget-Books, Periodicals and Binding, 1968-1969

series III Box 2 Folder 15

Budget Estimates , 1968-1969

series IV: Miscellaneous Reports,

Box 2, Files 16-18

Series consists of less commonly created reports and their supporting materials.

series IV Box 2 Folder 16

Library Report to Senate , 1918-1940

series IV Box 2 Folder 17

Library , 1940

series IV Box 2 Folder 18

Reports on Book Funds , 1940

END OF COLLECTION

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