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New York Public Library Library School Records, 1900-1927

Summary Information

Abstract

Correspondence, course materials, student records, publications, and related printed materials of the Library School of the New York Public Library, 1900-1927.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0930
Bib ID 4079159 View CLIO record
Creator(s) New York Public Library. Library School
Title New York Public Library Library School Records, 1900-1927
Physical Description 15.43 linear feet (37 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize box)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in seven series.

Description

Summary

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

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.

Preferred Citation

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.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

9 pamphlets Entered HR 05/11/92.

Revision Description

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.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Library education Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Library schools -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Library schools -- New York (State) -- New York -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Plummer, Mary Wright Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pratt Institute. School of Library Science Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sutliff, Mary Louisa, 1865- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women college teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

History

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.