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Metropolitan College Interlibrary Association (New York N.Y.) records, 1958-1966

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Call No.: Ms Coll\MCILA
Bib ID 4079102 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Metropolitan College Interlibrary Association (New York, N.Y.)
Title Metropolitan College Interlibrary Association (New York N.Y.) records, 1958-1966
Physical Description 800 items (2 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Summary

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, and bulletins of the Association.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Metropolitan College Interlibrary Association (New York N.Y.) records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Organized in 1958 to promote the cooperative use of library resources in the metropolitan New York area. The Association was disbanded in 1966 due to lack of staff and funding.

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Series I: Files re. Formation and Governance



Box 1 Folder 1 The Formation of the MCILA

(Six items including minutes of the meetings of the librarian who in 1953 brought the MCILA into existence, a proposed constitution for the organization that was presented and revised at the first membership meeting, minutes of the September 25, 1953 meeting of the Projects Committee, and a speech on library cooperation made by Joseph N. Whitten, the MCILA's first President, at a meeting of the Library Steering and Advisory Committee of the Council of Higher Educational Institutions in New York City)


Box 1 Folder 2 MCILA Bulletin

(Twenty-three items from October, 1958 to May 20, 1965. The first issue contains a short account of the formation of the MCILA, the second; its constitution and byelaws. Subsequent issues contain minutes of membership meetings, usually three a year, and occasional questionaires)


Box 1 Folder 3 MCILA Executive Board Minutes. (Fifteen items from), May l0, 1958 to October 3, 1963, 15 items


Box 1 Folder 4 MCILA Membership Lists, 1953 to 1965. Missing is the 1963-1964 list., 6 items


Box 1 Folder 5 MCILA Membership Meeting Notices, November, 1959 to March 15, 1960, 12 items

(Notice for February 24, 1960 meeting has attached a questionnaire on the functioning of each member's college library)


Box 1 Folder 6 Correspondence of the President of the MCILA: Outgoing, May 31, I960 to October 7, 1966, 33 items


Box 1 Folder Unknown Letters of:


Box 1 Folder 4 Angela Giardina, Librarian, Pace College, President of MCILA, May, 1960 to May, 1961.


Box 1 Folder Unknown Alexander Thomas, Librarian, Iona. College, President of MCILA, May, 1963 to May, 1964


Box 1 Folder 5 Miriam Grosh, Librarian, Upsala College, President of MCILA, May, 1964 to May, 1965


Box 1 Leonard Cohan, Director of Libraries, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Presiaeni of MCILA, May, 1965 to final dissolution in 1966


Box 1 Folder 7 Correspondence of the Persident of the MCILA:

(The presidental correspondence relates to the activities, meetings and plans of the MCILA. Most of the correspondence concerns the arrangemets for membership meetings and finding speakers. The correspondence also relates to membership application and the election of MCILA officers, narrative board writings, library cooperation, library legislation, and the final dissolution of the MCILA)


Box 1 Folder 7 Incomimg, May 24, 1960 - February 22, 1967, 36 items


Box 1 Folder 8 Correspondence of the Vice President of the MCILA, February 24, 1961 to May 7, 1965, 9 items

(The letters in this folder relate to the securing of speakers for membership meetings)


Box 1 Letters of:


Box 1 Folder 9 Warren N. Boes, Director of Libraries, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Vice President of the MCILA, May, 1960 to May, 1961


Box 1 Folder Unknown Alexander Thomas, Librarian, Iona College, Vice President of MCILA, May, 1962 to May, 1963


Box 1 Folder 10 Leonard Cohan, Director of Libraries, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Vice President of MCILA,, May, 1964 to May, 1965


Box 1 Folder Unknown Folder 9. Other Correspondence:


Box 1 Folder 9 Eight items from July 25, 1958 to May 4, 1963. (The letters in this folder relate to membership, dues, finance speakers, and the nomination of officers of the MCILA)


Box 1 Folder 10 Folder 10. Council of Higher Educational Institutions in New York City:


Box 1 Folder 10 Seventeen items from 1958 to 1960. (This material includes minutes and notices of meetings, a press release, a chart, and two issues of Library Cooperation in New York. Most of the items in this folder relate to the work of Warren James Haas, Library Consultant for the Council of Higher Educational Institutions in New York City)


Series II: Financial and Membership


Box 1 Folder 1 Questionnaire on the Future of the MCILA, December 5, 1965, 38 items


Box 1 Folder 2 Questionnaire "Should the MCILA be disbanded?": Forty-three items., March 15, 1966, 43 items


Box 1 Folder 3 Ballots on the Financial Arrangements for Disbanding the MCILA, July 7, 1960 to September l6, 1966, 38 items


Box 1 Folder 4 Treasurer's Reports, May, 1959 to May, 1963, 14 items


Box 1 Folder 5 Bills and Receipts, December 24, 1958 to February 27, 1967, 18 items


Box 1 Folder 6 Bank Statements, Cancelled Checks and Deposit Slips, August, 1959 to January 1967



Box Unknown Folder 7 Miscellaneous., 1958 to March, 1967, 12 items

(Box II contains materials relating to the activities of the Public Relations Council, such as Chapter Files, Anniversary Celebrations, Awards, and a file of photographs) (There are large gaps in the collection)



Box 1 1. Sheet listing college administrators' suggestions for library participation in academic affairs

(Taken from Joseph N. Whiten "Relationship of College Instruction to Libraries in 72 Liberal Arts Colleges", Dissertation, New York University, 1958, p. 135)


Box 1 2. One page memorandum. University of the State of New York, State Education Department, Report on Library Legislation, April 6, 1961.


Box 1 Folder 2 3. Attendance at May 5, 1961 MCILA meeting.


Box 1 4. Lists of members who paid dues in years 19&3-196U, 196^-1965.


Box 1 Folder 3 5. Memorandum on MCILA membership listing three new members and four dropouts.


Box 1 6. Minutes of April 27, 1966 membership meeting at vhich it was decided to disband the MCILA.


Box 1 Folder 4 7. Final Report on the Dissolution of the MCILA, March 2, 1967.


Box 1 8. MCILA membership application.


Box 1 Folder 5 9. MCILA dues notice.


Box 1 10. List of nonmembers to be sent meeting notices and Bulletins.



Box 2 Box 2 - Additional Materials, 20 folders


Box 2 Correspondence, 1958-1965, 7 folders


Box 2 Ballots


Box 2 Bibliographical information from various colleges


Box 2 Constitution & by-laws


Box 2 Meetings, 4 folders


Box 2 Membership applications, 2 folders


Box 2 Membership lists


Box 2 Organization


Box 2 Questionnairs