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Arthur T. Hamlin papers, 1967-1969

Summary Information

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Call No.: MS#0547
Bib ID 4078860 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Hamlin, Arthur T.
Title Arthur T. Hamlin papers, 1967-1969
Physical Description 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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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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This collection is located on-site.

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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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Arthur T. Hamlin 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

2020-04-08 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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American Library Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American Library Association. International Relations Committee. Special Committee to Aid Italian Libraries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Banks, Paul N. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Books -- Conservation and restoration -- Italy -- Florence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Casamassima, E. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clapp, Verner W (Verner Warren), 1901-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Committee to Rescue Italian Art. Study Committee of Book Conservation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Council on Library Resources Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Finzi, John Charles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Floods -- Italy -- Florence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Florence (Italy) -- Antiquities Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Librarians -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Libraries -- Italy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Libraries -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Library of Congress Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lorenz, J (John) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mohrhardt, Foster Edward, 1907- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Temple University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Waters, Peter, 1930-2003 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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).