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Margaret Hutchins papers, 1929-1954

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0638
Bib ID 4078925 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Hutchins, Margaret, 1884-
Title Margaret Hutchins papers, 1929-1954
Physical Description 1.67 linear feet (4 document boxes)
Language(s) English .
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.

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series: Series I: Margaret Hutchins papers, 1929-1954.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, memoranda, notes, course materials, and printed materials. The course materials consist primarily of notes, bibliographies, syllabi, and related items for the classes Hutchins taught on reference, government documents, and bibliography. The papers also deal with the library school curriculum, several committees of the American Library Association, and also of the Association of American Library Schools.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on 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.

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); Margaret Hutchins papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Related Materials

For additional materials, please consult the School of Library Service records (UA#0096) and the Columbia University School of Library Service Records (MS#0269).

Accruals

No additions are expected.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Revision Description

2020-04-21 PDF replaced with full finding aid (JR)

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Margaret Hutchins (1884-1961) was a renowned librarian, who made a lasting contribution to library reference service through practice, teaching, and writing.

A double major in Greek and philosophy at Smith College, Hutchins was a member of the Literary Society and the Philosophical Club and could also read French, German, and Latin. Upon her graduation with a bachelor of arts degree in 1906, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated with a bachelor of library science with honors in June 1908 from the University of Illinois and was a reference librarian at the University of Illinois Library from 1908 to 1927. She came to New York to work at the Queens Borough Public Library and, on a Carnegie Fellowship, pursued her master's degree at Columbia. After earning a degree in 1931, she joined the faculty of the Library School at Columbia. She wrote the classic reference text Introduction to Reference Work in 1944 (American Library Association). She retired from Columbia in 1952.