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At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.
The professional and personal correspondence, papers, and pamphlet collection of Melvil Dewey, relating to libraries, the American Library Association, library classification, the Lake Placid Club, Columbia College, the New York State Library, and spelling reform. Included are notes for and a typescript of Grosvenor Dawe's biography of Dewey.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Conditions Governing 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.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Readers must use microfilm copy for Box 35A journals, i.e. diaries, which are fragile. Box 35A is missing (Feb 2020).
New York State Library School Records.Series III. Columbia University Libraries.
Librarians' Portraits Collection. Columbia University Libraries.
Alternate Form Available
Diaries are on: microfilm.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Godfrey Dewey, 1943-44; gift of Forest Press, 1987.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
2020-03-23 Replaced PDF with structured finding aid. cml/kws