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At a Glance
This collection is arragned in two series: Series I: Jack Dalton papers (1970 Gift); Series II. Jack Dalton papers (1979 Addition).
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, and related printed materials from the office files of Dalton, reflecting his professional activities in the fields of American and international librarianship from 1940 to 1976. The major areas of interest are library education, especially foreign students; the Dewey Decimal Classification and its publisher, the Forest Press; the American Library Association, particularly its Reference Service Division's Bibliography Committee; the Council of National Library Associations; Franklin Book Programs; the International Federation of Library Associations; the National Book Committee; and WHO'S WHO IN LIBRARY SERVICE.
Series II deals chiefly with Dalton's position as Director of the Library Development Center, 1970-1976, documenting the activities of the Center, its consultation reports, and studies. In addition there are files concerning the American Library Association Board of Education for Librarianship, 1953-1954, and other miscellaneous professional topics.
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Restrictions on Access
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Jack Dalton papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Related Archival Materials
Related material is in: American Library Association. International Relations Committee Records; and American Library Association. Board of Education for Librarianship Records.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Jack Dalton, 1970 & 1979.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
2020-04-23 PDF replaced with full finding aid (JR)
History / Biographical Note
Jack Dalton was born in Holland, Virgina. He received bachelor's (1930) and master's degrees (1935) from the University of Virginia. He took courses in library science and English at the University of Michigan in 1935-1936. He returned to Charlottesville in 1936, joining the university library's Reference Department. In 1950, he was named University Librarian. Dalton left UVA to become director of the American Library Association's International Relations Office, 1956-1959 and later became Dean, Columbia University School of Library Service, 1959-1970.