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Carl Milton White papers, 1936-1965

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1332
Bib ID 4078551 View CLIO record
Creator(s) White, Carl Milton, 1903-1983
Title Carl Milton White papers, 1936-1965
Physical Description 2 boxes (2 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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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

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Carl Milton White papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Carl White, 1986.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed 06/20/88.

Subject Headings

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Bibliographies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Bishop, William W (William Warner), 1906-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of Library Service Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Downs, Robert B. (Robert Bingham), 1903-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ford Foundation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Librarians -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilson, Louis Round, 1876-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

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.