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At a Glance
The collection is arranged in seven series.
Correspondence, course materials, student records, publications, and related printed materials of the Library School of the New York Public Library, 1900-1927. This collection consists chiefly of course related materials such as reading lists, syllabi, examinations, practice work, lecture notes, and related printed materials. The student records include application and placement files, grades, and correspondence with alumni. There are four boxes of correspondence and lecture notes of Mary Wright Plummer, Principal of the School, 1911-1916. Her files include correspondence and lecture notes dating back to her position as Director of the Pratt Institute Library School, 1896-1911. Also, a box of lecture notes of Mary Louisa Sutliff who taught at the School from 1911 to 1926.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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.
This collection is located on-site.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Folders and folder headings are very brittle and must be handled with extreme care.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); New York Public Library Library School records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Selected Related Material-- Other Repositories
Inventory of the New York Public Library Library School Records, New York Public Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact email@example.com 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.
9 pamphlets: Source of acquisition--Baldwin, Janet. Address--Bodine Rd.; Box 75; R.D. 1; Malverne, PA 19355. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1992. Accession number--M-1992.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.
9 pamphlets Entered HR 05/11/92.
2009-06-26 File created.
2012-04-16 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
A library school was opened at the New York Public Library in October, 1911. Its primary purpose was to provide trained assistants for the Library. Mary W. Plummer, founder and director of the Pratt Insitute Library School, was appointed principal. The school closed in 1926 due to a lack of financial support.