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At a Glance
Scope and content
Correspondence, manuscripts, and notes. The correspondence consists of a selected file for 1936-40; 1942-43, in 5 bound volumes documenting White's career as Librarian at Fisk University, the University of North Carolina and the University of Illinois. Among the correspondence are Robert B. Downs, Louis Round Wilson, and William Warner Bishop, as well as numerous other college and university librarians and presidents. Also includes photocopies of correspondence (11 items, 1947-48) relating to the library school program at Columbia University, specifically the creation of a full professorship for a specialist in the "foundation of librarianship" and correspondence (24 items, 1961-65) relating to White's activities in Nigeria as program specialist in library administration for the Ford Foundation. There are three mimeographed copies of bibliographies by White et al.: "Sources of Information in Economics, Business and Labor: a Bibliography;" "Social Psychology;" and "Political Science" as well as handwritten notes for same. These bibliographies were used in his course work for the School of Library Service. Also included are 2 offprints concerning the education for librarianship; one photograph and 2 postcards of different university libraries
Box 1: Correspondence, Bound Volumes: 1936-38, 1939, 1940
Box 2: Correspondence Bound Volume 1943; Correspondence 1947-1948; Nigeria - Ford Foundation- 1961-65; Bibliographies and notes; Education for librarianship; Photograph and post cards
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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Carl Milton White papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Mrs. Carl White, 1986.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--White, Mrs. Carl. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--08/05/86. Accession number--M-86-08-05.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
History / Biographical Note
Carl Milton White, 1903-1983 (Columbia, B.L.S., 1934). Dean, Columbia University School of Library Service and Director, University Libraries, 1943-1954; Professor, School of Library Service, 1954-1962.