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Aaron Louis Fessler papers, 1959-1978

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0419
Bib ID 4078755 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Fessler, Aaron Louis, 1917-1981 ; International Business Machines Corporation
Title Aaron Louis Fessler papers, 1959-1978
Physical Description 1 box (1 box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Listed and arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, manuscript notes, typescripts, and printed materials. Most of the papers concern the bibliographical control of scientific literature with particular emphasis on the development of an information storage and retrieval system for the Olin Mathiessen Chemical Corporation Library. There are letters from librarians and scientists, Olin Mathiessen inter-office memoranda, Fessler's manuscripts, manuscript notes and typescripts, and supporting printed materials published by IBM. There are also mimeograph copies of papers by several other information scientists. Also, Fessler's file of approximately 200 typescripts of his book, record, and cassette reviews on a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles chiefly for LIBRARY JOURNAL. In addition there are some course-related materials for the library science classes Fessler taught at Southern Connecticut State College, 1961-1965, including one of his syllabi and some correspondence relating to education for special librarianship. The printed materials include several articles by Fessler and two items inscribed by colleagues to him.

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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); Aaron Louis Fessler papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2012-01-26 EAD created by PTL

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Information storage and retrieval systems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Information storage and retrieval systems -- Science Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Librarians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Library education Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation. Library Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Southern Connecticut State College -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Librarian. Fessler was Chief Librarian for the Olin Mathiessen Chemical Corporation Library, 1961-1965. His special interest was the information storage and retrieval of scientific literature.

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Aaron Louis Fessler Papers



Box 1 Biographical Data (includes photocopies of articles on Fessler and a photocopy of a pen-and-ink sketch of him)


Box 1 Book, Record and Cassette Reviews, 1964-1978


Box 1 Information storage and Retrieval - Misc. Conference Papers by Others


Box 1 Library Education for Special Librarianship, 1963-64 (re: Southern Conn. state College)


Box 1 Literature of the Sciences, 1962 (Southern Conn. State College syllabus by Fessler), 1962


Box 1 Olin Mathiessen Chemical Corp. Library - Information storage and Retrieval System


Development, 1962-64:


Box 1 Correspondence, Memoranda, Manuscripts, Typescripts, Notes


Box 1 Supporting Materials


Box 1 Philips Laboratories Library, 1959-1960


Box 1 U. S. Senate Scientific Research Study, 1962 (mimeographed memos and news releases), 1962


Printed Materials:


Box 1 Articles by Fessler


Box 1 Items Inscribed to Fessler by Others