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At a Glance
Material is arranged.
Files of Hamlin, dealing with the American Library Association's (ALA) aid to Italian libraries to help them restore book manuscripts and other library materials after the 1966 floods in Florence. These papers contain correspondence with American and Italian librarians and related memoranda and reports. In addition there are photographs, clippings, pamphlets, monographs, and serials documenting the flood, its aftermath and restoration efforts. The chief correspondents are Paul N. Banks, Chairman, Study Committee of Book Conservation, Committee to Rescue Italian Art; Emanuele Casamassima, Director of the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Florence; Verner Clapp, Council on Library Resources; John Charles Finzi, Library of Congress; John Lorenz, Deputy Director, Library of Congress; Foster E. Mohrhardt, President, ALA; Peter Waters, a preservation specialist.
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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); Arthur T. Hamlin Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Hamlin, Arthur T. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1978. Accession number--M-78.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
2020-04-08 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
University Librarian, Temple University. Hamlin was chairman of the American Library Association International Relations Committee's Special Committee to Aid Italian Libraries, 1967-1969. (Columbia University B.L.S., 1939).