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New York State Library School records, 1887-1967

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0928
Bib ID 4079161 View CLIO record
Creator(s) New York State Library. School ; American Library Association
Title New York State Library School records, 1887-1967
Physical Description 33 linear feet (92 boxes, 2 oversize flat boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Material in Boxes 1 and 2 is charred and has been microfilmed: Reader must use microfilm. Originals are not to be used unless the particular frame or frames needed are illegible.

Scrapbook in Box 4 is charred and is very fragile.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The records are divided into four series: Series I; Series II: 1981 Addition; Series III: 1992 Addition; Series IV: 2005 Addition

Description

Summary

The incomplete records of the New York State Library School, Albany, 1890-1911. Included are diploma lists, grade sheets, examination questions, examination questions with corresponding set of students' answers, pass cards, senior certificate lists, an admissions application, entrance examinations, curriculum materials, and some documents for the class of 1890. Also, records of the New York State Library School Association, Incorporated. In addition to letters from such prominent American librarians as Katharine L. Sharp, Joseph Wheeler, Ralph Munn, and James I. Wyer, there are minutes, reports, memoranda, and printed documents, including the Association's constitution. There is a scrapbook of blanks and forms used in the executive departments of U.S. libraries in 1893, mounted by the N.Y. State Library School for the American Library Association World's Columbian Exposition Comparative Library Exhibit (Chicago, 1893). Also, files of the school consisting of course materials, exams, publications of the School, student records, admission files, class lists and rankings, and some related correspondence.

1992 Addition: Administrative records of the school consisting of correspondence, student records, including card files containing the citation of bibliographies and theses submitted by students, as well as "community studies" covering the libraries of various regions of the world. There are also records of the NYSLS Association consisting of correspondence, minutes of meetings, constitution, financial records and a selection of photographs of prominent librarians, 1886-1967.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Material in Boxes 1 and 2 is charred and has been microfilmed: Reader must use microfilm. Originals are not to be used unless the particular frame or frames needed are illegible.

Scrapbook in Box 4 is charred and is very fragile.

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); New York State Library School records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Material-- at Columbia

New York State Library School Register is in the K. Brown collection, Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Alternate Form Available

Material in Boxes 1 and 2 is charred;: Microfilm available.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.

Photographs & printed misc Processed HR 06/13/1997.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2012-11-29 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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Applications Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bibliographies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Card files Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Constitutions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Examinations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Forms Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorandums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newsletters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
diplomas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Librarians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Librarians -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Librarians -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Library education -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Library schools -- New York (State) -- Albany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Munn, Ralph Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sharp, Katharine L Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wheeler, Joseph Lewis, 1884-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World's Columbian Exposition (Location of meeting: Chicago, Ill.). Date of meeting or treaty signing: (1893 :.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wyer, James I Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note