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John Alden Jamieson papers, 1940-1952

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0665
Bib ID 4078944 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Jamieson, John Alden; American Library Association; Carnegie Corporation of New York
Title John Alden Jamieson papers, 1940-1952
Physical Description 13 boxes (13 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-13. 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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged remainder listed.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, reports, lists, memoranda, photographs, and printed materials on the history of the wartime activities of the Army Library Service, compiled by Jamieson for his books EDITIONS FOR THE ARMED SERVICES, INC.; A HISTORY TOGETHER WITH THE COMPLETE LIST OF 1324 BOOKS PUBLISHED FOR AMERICAN ARMED FORCES OVERSEAS (New York, 1948), and BOOKS FOR THE ARMY; THE ARMY LIBRARY SERVICE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR (New York, Columbia University Press, 1950). Correspondents include Robert Cutler, Melvyn Douglas, Lewis Galantière, Dashiell Hammett, and Harry Scherman.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-13. 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); John Alden Jamieson papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--School of Library Service. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Date of acquisition--1981. Accession number--M-81.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Revision Description

EAD document created by CCR. 2020-10-02

Subject Headings

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Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"CUL Collections:"
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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
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Cutler, Robert Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Douglas, Melvyn Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galantière, Lewis, 1895-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Military libraries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scherman, Harry, 1887-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soldiers' libraries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Army Library Service Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Officer in the Library Section of the War Department Special Services Division. Jamieson's study was sponsored by the American Library Association under a grant from The Carnegie Corporation.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: File A


I. Data, Armed Services Editions


Box 1 1. Beginnings


Box 1 2. Miscellaneous


Box 1 3. ASE and Magazine Set Statistics


Box 1 4. Letters from Soldiers


Box 1 5. Later Project


Box 1 6. Drafts, Comments, etc.


Box 1 7. Drafts, Comments, etc.


II. Data, Overseas Theaters


Box 1 1. The Need


Box 1 2. Comments on Draft Ch. 8


Box 1 3. Alaska


Box 1 4. Antilles Dept


Box 1 5. Central Pacific Base Command and MIDPAC


Box 1 6. CPBC Documents



Box 2 7. CPBC--Poullada 1943 Report


Box 2 8. China-Burma-India


Box 2 9. Panama Canal Dept


Box 2 10. ETO--First Phase


Box 2 11. ETO--Second Phase


Box 2 12. ETO--Third Phase


Box 2 13. ETO--Articles and Librarians' Repts


Box 2 14. ETO--Miscellaneous Data


Box 2 15. ETO--Seventh Army Documents


Box 2 16. ETO--Third Army Documents



Box 3 17. ETO--Committee Recommendations


Box 3 18. ETO--Drafts and Comments


Box 3 19- Mediterranean Theater


Box 3 20. South and Southwest Pacific


Box 3 21. Western Pacific


Box 3 22. AFPAC


Box 3 23. Korea--1946


Box 3 24. Philippines--1946


Box 3 25. Japan--1946


Box 3 26. Other Overseas Areas


III. Data, Prewar (1918-1940)


Box 3 1. Interviews & Letters


Box 3 2. Documents


IV. Unit Magazine Set



Box 4 1. Correspondence with Publishers


Box 4 2. Costs


Box 4 3. Controversies--Statistics


Box 4 4. Miscellaneous


Box 4 5. Letters from Soldiers


Box 4 6. Overseas Printings--Magazines


Box 4 7. Overseas Newspapers


Box 4 8. Overseas Magazines and Newspapers--Samples


V. Data, U.S.


Box 4 1. AAF Libraries


Box 4 2. Buildings and Equipment


Box 4 3. Hospital Service


Box 4 4. Post Service


Box 4 5. First Service Command


Box 4 6. Second Service Command


Box 4 7. Third Service Command


Box 4 8. Fourth Service Command



Box 5 9. Fifth Service Command


Box 5 10. Sixth Service Command


Box 5 11. Seventh Service Command


Box 5 12. Eighth Service Command


Box 5 13. Ninth Service Command


VI. Data, War Department, Expansion Period


Box 5 1. 1941 Morale Conference


Box 5 2. Morale Branch Activities Repts


Box 5 3. Some 1941- Correspondence


Box 5 4. National Home Library Foundation


Box 5 5. Reclassification of Librarians


Box 5 5a. Early Budget Notes


Box 5 5b. Distribution Data


Box 5 6. Fiscal Data


Box 5 7. Procurement--Kits


Box 5 8. Procurement--Other Data


Box 5 9. Overseas Supply


Box 5 10. Miscellaneous

Series III: File B


VII. Data, War Department, Later Period



Box 6 1. Army Regulations affecting Special Services


Box 6 2. Changes to AR 35-6800 and 35-6820


Box 6 3.Change 2 to AR 210-70


Box 6 4. Articles


Box 6 5. Releases


Box 6 6. Consultants--1944 Meeting


Box 6 7. Consultants--1945 Meeting


Box 6 8. Demobilization and VE Plans


Box 6 9. Directives--Processing


Box 6 10. Manuals--Revision of 28-305


Box 6 11. Miscellaneous


Box 6 12. Peacetime Plans


Box 6 13. Personnel


Box 6 14. Progress Reports



Box 7 15. Publications


Box 7 16. Weekly Activities Reports


Box 7 17. Relations with Navy


Box 7 18. Postwar and Conclusion Chapters--Drafts and Comments


VIII. Data, Miscellaneous


Box 7 1. Appendix on Funds--Draft, Documents, Notes


Box 7 2. Correspondence, Miscellaneous--1


Box 7 3. Correspondence, Miscellaneous--2


Box 7 4. Independent Agencies--Red Cross


Box 7 5. Independent Agencies--Other


Box 7 6. Librarians


Box 7 7. Individual Librarians--Correspondence


Box 7 8. Overseas Librarians--Correspondence


Box 7 9. Soldiers--Librarians in Civil Life--Correspondence


Box 7 10. U.S. Librarians, Command--Correspondence


Box 7 11. Library Reports


Box 7 12. Occupational Materials



Box 8 13. Paper--General


Box 8 14. Paper--Books


Box 8 15. Paper--Magazines


Box 8 16. Paper--Newspapers


Box 8 17. Paper--Redeployment Program


Box 8 18. Reading Tastes


Box 8 19. Research Reports


Box 8 20. Soldier Vote--1


Box 8 21. Soldier Vote--2


Box 8 22. Special Programs


Box 8 23. Special Service Topics


Box 8 24. Statistics


Box 8 25. Surpluses and Redistribution


IX. Victory Book Campaigns



Box 9 Victory Book Campaigns, 3 folders

Series IV: File C


X. Questionnaires Sent to librarians


Box 9 1. Questionnaires--General--1


Box 9 2. Questionnaires--General--2


Box 9 3. Questionnaires--Incomplete Tabulation of Answers

In 15 envelopes.


Box 9 4. Individual Questionnaires--1


Box 9 5. Individual Questionnaires--2


Box 9 6. Individual Questionnaires--3


Box 9 7. Individual Questionnaires--4



Box 10 8. Individual Questionnaires--5


Box 10 9. Individual Questionnaires--6


XI. Manuscript, Books for the Army


Box 10 1. Manuscript, Books for the Army

Edited copy used in setting type.


XII. Book Procurement Cases, Approximately 30 folders



Box 11 Book Procurement Cases (Part 1)



Box 12 Book Procurement Cases (Part 2)



Box 13 Book Procurement Cases (Part 3)