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Ernest J. Reece papers, 1905-1970

Summary Information

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Call No.: MS#1055
Bib ID 4079256 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Reece, Ernest J. (Ernest James), 1881-1976
Title Ernest J. Reece papers, 1905-1970
Physical Description 3 boxes (3 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Listed.

Description

Summary

Professional correspondence, notes, clippings, pamphlets, photographs, publications, and related printed materials of Reece. Although the collection spans Reece's career, the early years are sparsely documented. Half of the collection deals with his monograph and periodical publications, including book reviews of them. There are letters from prominent American librarians, with numerous letters from Robert B. Downs and Jack Dalton. Many of these are letters congratulating him on being the first recipient of the Melvil Dewey Professorhip at Columbia and upon his retirement. Also, many handwritten drafts of his letters.

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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 off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

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); Ernest J. Reece papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Ernest J. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1972. Accession number--M-72.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

2021-07-02 EAD document created by CCR.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of library science, Columbia University, 1926-1948.

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Series I: Explanations



Box 1 Folder 1 Contents (as follows)


Box 1 Folder 2 Disposal of collection

Series II: E.J.R. Carreer


Box 1 Folder 3 Vitae (in brief)


Box 1 Folder 4 Case Western University--School of Library Science

Student


Box 1 Folder 5 Cleveland Public Library

Reference Department Assistant


Box 1 Folder 6 Oberlin Theological Seminary

Student


Box 1 Folder 7 Oahu College

Librarian and teacher


Box 1 Folder 8 University of Illinois--Graduate School of Library Science

Instructor, Visiting Professor, Acting Associate Director, Summer Session Instructor


Box 1 Folder 9 Library School of the New York Public Library

Principal


Box 1 Folder 10-11 Columbia University--School of Library Service, 2 folders

Associate Professor, Professor, Associate Dean, Summer Session Instructor, Melvil Dewey Professor, Professor Emeritus


Box 1 Folder 12 Dayton and Montgomery County (Ohio) Public Library

Assistant- and Acting- Librarian


Box 1 Folder 13 Teaching and Rating


Box 1 Folder 14 Retirement and Retirement Activities


Box 1 Folder 15 Appreciations


Box 1 Folder 16 Who's Who

Series III: Professional Relations


Subseries III.1: Organizations


Box 1 Folder 16A American Library Association


Box 1 Folder 17 Association of American Library Schools


Box 1 Folder 18 New York Library Club


Box 1 Folder 19 New York, Illinois, and Ohio Library Associations


Box 1 Folder 20 Arehons of Colophon


Box 1 Folder 21 American Association of University Professors


Subseries III.2: Associates


Box 1 Folder 22 Some familiar colleagues



Box 2 Folder 23 C.C. Williamson


Box 2 Folder 24 Remembered contemporaries and/or leaders

Series IV: E.J.R. Honors


Box 2 Folder 25 Phi Beta Kappa


Box 2 Folder 26 Beta Phi Mu


Box 2 Folder 27 Beta Phi Mu Award

Beta Phi Mu award for distinguished service to education for librarianship, presented by the Library Education Division of the American Library Association.

Series V: E.J.R. Writings


Subseries V.1: Books and Booklets

Books and booklets, mainly on education for librarianship in general. (Items shipped separately in small package, but folders marked as immediately following hold matter bearing upon their publication.)


Box 2 Folder 28 State documents for libraries

No copy available


Box 2 Folder 29 Some possible developments in library education


Box 2 Folder 30 Curriculum in library schools


Box 2 Folder 31 Programs for library schools


Box 2 Folder 32 Task and training of librarians


Subseries V.2: Pamphlets, Leaflets, Clippings, and Unpublished Pieces

Pamphlets, leaflets, clippings, and unpublished pieces on aspects of Education for Librarianship.


Box 2 Folder 33 General


Box 2 Folder 34 Curriculum and teaching


Box 2 Folder 35 Management


Box 2 Folder 36 Research


Box 2 Folder 37 Recruiting


Individual Library Schools



Box 3 Folder 38 Case Western Reserve University--School of Library Science


Box 3 Folder 39 University of Illinois--Graduate School of Library Science


Box 3 Folder 40 Library School of the New York Public Library


Box 3 Folder 41 Columbia University--School of Library Service


Box 3 Folder 42 Schools above collectively


Subseries V.3: Reports of Surveys and/or Studies


Box 3 Folder 43 Fisk University Library, Nashville, Tennessee


Box 3 Folder 44 Deeatur (Illinois) Public Library (Building and Plant)


Box 3 Folder 45 Bethel College College and Seminary Library, St. Paul, Minnesota


Box 3 Folder 46 University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science

Curriculum framework and…courses


Subseries V.4: Scattered Papers


Box 3 Folder 47 College and University Library News, 1917-1944

Programming of reports omitted 1922-1924 and 1927-1929


Box 3 Folder 48 Library buildings


Box 3 Folder 49 Library administration


Box 3 Folder 50 Book reviews and notes


Box 3 Folder 51 Hawaiian libraries


Box 3 Folder 52 Some remembered leaders


Box 3 Folder 53 Committee reports

As prepared by chairmen


Box 3 Folder 54 Advice on dissertations


Box 3 Folder 55 Random items


Box 3 Folder 56 Detailed list of writings


Subseries V.5: "The Adelbert", 1901-1903

Appended to the collection as designated above are two unbound volumes (1901 - 1903) of "The Adelbert" college literary (?) magazine embodying work by E.J.R. Its editing for one year may be regarded as semi-professional, since it turned out to be the precursor of several later comparable tasks for libraries, library associations, and library schools.


Box 3 Folder 57 "The Adelbert", 1901-1902


Box 3 Folder 58 "The Adelbert", 1903-1903