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Jack Dalton papers, 1940-1976

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Call No.: MS#0321
Bib ID 4078678 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Dalton, Jack, 1908-2000
Title Jack Dalton papers, 1940-1976
Physical Description 15.43 linear feet (37 document boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arragned in two series: Series I: Jack Dalton papers (1970 Gift); Series II. Jack Dalton papers (1979 Addition).

Description

Summary

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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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.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

2020-04-23 PDF replaced with full finding aid (JR)

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College administrators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College librarians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Library Development Center -- : Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of Library Service -- : Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Council of National Library Associations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Franklin Book Programs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Library education Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Library science -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National Book Committee Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Students, Foreign Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Notes

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.

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Series I: Jack Dalton papers (1970 Gift)


American Library Association (ALA)



Box 1 Commission on a National Plan for Library Education, 1962-1964


Box 1 Dewey Decimal Classification, 1963-1967


Box 1 Dewey Decimal Classification: Field Survey of Use Abroad, 1962



Box 2 General Correspondence, 1959-1967


Box 2 Legislation, 1965-1967


Reference Services Division. Bibliography Committee


Box 2 1955-1957



Box 3 1958-1963



Box 4 1964-1967



Box 5 UNESCO Panel, 1962-1967


Box 5 Association of American Library Schools. Foreign Student Committee, 1962-1967



Box 6 Council of National Library Associations, 1956-1969


Box 6 Council of National Library Associations - Committee of Visiting Foreign Librarians, 1960-1967


Box 6 Federation International de Documentation, 1953-1954



Box 7 Federation International de Documentation, 1954, 1965

(See also A.L.A. International Relations Committee description sheet and calendar)


Forest Press


Box 7 1962



Box 8 1962-1964/1965



Box 9 1964/1965-1965/1966



Box 10 1966/1967



Box 11 1966/1967


Franklin Publications


Box 11 1958-1960



Box 12 1961-1964


Franklin Book Programs (new name for Publications)



Box 13 1964-1969



Box 14 1970


Box 14 International Book Institute, 1967


IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Conference


Box 14 1957



Box 15 1958-1960



Box 16 1961-1963



Box 17 1963-1964



Box 18 1965-1970

(incomplete)



Box 19 National Book Committee, 1954-1963


Box 19 Pan American Union Round Table on International Cooperation for Library and Information Services in Latin America, 1965



Box 20 Rockefeller Foundation - Indonesian Library School Students, 1958-1966


Box 20 Who's Who in Library Service, 1952-1968

Series II: Jack Dalton papers (1979 Addition)


American Library Association (ALA) Board of Education for Librarianship



Box 21 Standards, Report. Form and Manual


Box 21 Pending


Box 21 Accrediting Reports, 1953


Box 21 Accrediting, General, 2 folders



Box 22 General


Box 22 Reports, 1954, 2 folders


Box 22 ALA Working Papers of the Code of Ethics Committee, 2 folders



Box 23 ALA Working Papers of the Code of Ethics Committee, 2 folders


Box 23 Ford Foundation Studies - Council on Library Resources, 4 folders



Box 24 Ford Foundation Studies - Council on Library Resources, 6 folders


Library Development Center: Correspondence; Consultations, Studies, Activities of Office



Box 25 Correspondence, Chronological


Box 25 Correspondence to 1971


Box 25 Correspondence, Miscellaneous dates


Correspondence



Box 26 1971 January-June


Box 26 1971 July-December


Box 26 1972 January-June


Box 26 1973 January-July



Box 27 circa 1974-1975



Box 28 Atlanta University


Columbia University


Box 28 Community Media Librarian Program


Box 28 Institute on Library Leadership Development for Inner-City Services



Box 29 Intern Program


Box 29 Urban Center Library



Box 30 Urban Center


Box 30 Cooperative College Library Center, 3 folders


Box 30 Dalhousie University


Box 30 Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)



Box 31 Forest Press


Box 31 Hawaii, University of


Box 31 Inter-American University


Box 31 Library Skills Program, Board of Education, New York City



Box 37 Migrant Workers Library Service, 7 folders



Box 31 National Indian Education Association


Box 31 New York Urban League Street Academy



Box 32 North Carolina Central University



Box 33 North Carolina Central University


Box 33 Norwalk Community College


Box 33 Our Lady of the Lake University



Box 34 Philadelphia's Action Library


Box 34 Queens College


Box 34 Rockefeller Foundation - Atlanta University



Box 37 Royce, William Hobart - Correspondence, 1940-1946



Box 34 Rutgers University


Box 34 St. John's University



Box 35 Southern Connecticut State College, 2 folders



Box 37 Symonds, Harvey - Correspondence, 1975-1976



Box 35 United States Naval Academy


Box 35 University of Alabama


Box 35 University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Box 35 University of South Carolina


Box 35 Villanova University



Box 36 Virginia Community Development Organization


Box 36 Wayne State University


Box 36 Library Visitations - Miscellaneous