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John Boynton Kaiser papers, 1928-1971

Series I: Library Administration, Personnel and Teaching Records, 1928-1958

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Subseries I.1: Library Administration, Personnel, 1943-1947

Box 1 Folder 1 Newark Public Library Position Classification and Salary Survey, 1943-1945

Notes, memos, pamphlets and papers for the survey.

Box 1 Folder 2 Survey - Correspondence

Letters from E.W. McDiarmid, librarian of the University of Minnesota and others.

Box 1 Folder 3 Survey - Personnel forms of the Newark Public Library and of the state of New Jersey Civil Service Commission

Personnel numbers used in Newark Public Library classifying.

Box 1 Folder 4 Survey - Columbia University School of Library Service Colloquium, on "Highlights and Chronology of Procedure; Speech notes for an Informal Discussion" about the survey, October 22, 1945

Correspondencewith Ernest J. Reece, Dean of the Library School.

Box 1 Folder 5 "Sample Program for 1945 Institute on Personnel Administration"

A letter from C.B. Joeckel, Dean, University of Chicago School of Library Service and a letter from E.W. McDiarmid, librarian, University of Minnesota concerning the Program.

Box 1 Folder 6 Personnel problems - Bibliography

Notes and lists

Box 1 Folder 7 Miscellaneous notes and materials concerning the legal aspects oflibrary administration and about post-war librarianship

Box 1 Folder 8 Miscellaneous addresses and Iectures

Some are: "Perspective", lecture outline, University of California Library School, April 26,1937; "Our Common Task," speech outline, May 17, 1943; "A Practitioner Views his Profession," outline of an informal talk at the assembly of the Columbia University School for Library Service, November 29, 1944; "Why Printing Week Should be Observed," talk at a meeting of the Club of Printing House Craftsmen, January 15, 1945; and "The Principles and Practice of Public Library Publicity," lecture outline.

Subseries I.2: Teaching Records, 1928, 1938-1940, 1945, 1950

Box 2 Folder 1 Letter from Sydney B. Mitchell, Director, University of California School of Librarianship, and an outline of lectures for the course in public library administration, October 24, 1928

Box 2 Folder 1 Letter from John O. Henderson, California State Library, and an outline for the course in municipal library administration, February 15, 1938

Box 2 Folder 2 University of California School of Librarianship, "Librarianship 207: Municipal and County Library Administration" Course outline and reading list, 19 pages

2 copies

Box 2 Folder 3 University of Chicago Graduate Library School "Course 384: Library Administration" Topic outline, 1939, 2 pages

Box 2 Folder 4 University of California School of Librarianship, "Librarianship 234: Public Library Administration" Class Cards, schedules, memos, forms, notes, student assignments, 1940

Box 2 Folder 5 Librarianship s234: Loose leaf notebook kept by Kaiser as instructor of the course, 1940, 85 pages

Box 2 Folder 6 Columbia University School of Library Service, "Course 323: Library Personnel Problems Seminar." Correspondence: Ralph Munn, Ernest J. Reece, C.S. Gosnell, 1945

Box 2 Folder 7 Course s323: Loose leaf notebook kept by Kaiser as instructor of the course, 1945, 144 pages

Box 2 Folder 8 Course s323: Various course outlines and reading lists, 1945

Box 2 Folder 9-9a Course s323: Student assignments and class work, 1945

Box 2 Folder 10 Course s323: Kaiser's class lecture notes, class calendar, memos and notes, list of students, 1945

Box 2 Folder 11 Course s323: Charts used in course, 1945

Box 2 Folder 12 Course s323: Students comments of the Newark position classification and salary survey, 1945

Box 3 Folder 1 Columbia University School of Library Service "Course s280: Library Administration." Correspondence with Robert Leigh, Dean of Library School; Darthula Wilcox, School of Library Service Librarian; Donald Coney, Director of University Library at Berkeley; Lee Ash, editor of Library Journal, 1958, 20 pages

Box 3 Folder 2 Course s280: Memos, notes, and expense records, 1958

Box 3 Folder 3 Course s280: A loose leaf notebook kept by Kaiser as instructor, 1958

Box 3 Folder 4 Course s280: Course outline and reading lists, 1958

Box 3 Folder 5-5a Course s280: Students' assignments and term papers, 1958

Box 3 Folder 6 Course s280: Correspondence with students and instructor's evaluation of students, 1958

Box 3 Folder 7 Miscellaneous booklets about administration and personnel, 1958