Columbia University Archives
 

RBML Office Files, 1917-2016

Series VII. Reading Room registers, 1931- 2010

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The Reading room registers series consists of ledgers and pages of registration sheets (sign-in registers) containing information about users of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the predecessors that made up the Department of Special Collections. Over the years, the different collections have kept joint or separate registers. A new joint reading room was created in 1985 for manuscript and rare book readers, which resulted in a joint ledger/register of researchers. This series also contains the microfilm reading machine book (1947-1949), and the guest book of the Rare Book department (1931-1937), the guest book/register for the Plimpton Library, the David Eugene Smith Library, and the Dale Library; the register of the Library of the American Type Founder's Company (1937-1947); and the Seligman Library register (1938-1955). Patron information was entered into an Access database between July 9, 2010 and February 1, 2013. Beginning in February 2013, all patron information is entered in the Special Collections Research Account Aeon software.

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Ledger 1 Special Collections daybook, June 1937-February 1941



Ledger 2 Special Collections daybook, March 1941-May 1947



Ledger 3 Special Collections daybook, July 1947-March 1948



Ledger 4 Special Collections daybook, May 1948-Feb, 1949



Ledger 5 Special Collections daybook, March 1949-July 1949



Ledger 6 Department of Special collections, 1949-1950



Ledger 7 Department of Special collections, 1950-1951



Ledger 7a Department of Special collections, 1951-1952



Ledger 8 Department of Special collections, 1952-1953



Ledger 9 Department of Special collections, 1953-1954



Ledger 10 Department of Special collections, 1954-1955



Ledger 11 Department of Special collections, 1955-1956



Ledger 12 Department of Special collections, 1956-1957



Ledger 13 Department of Special collections, 1957-1958



Ledger 14 Department of Special collections, 1958-1959



Ledger 15 Department of Special collections, 1959-1960



Ledger 16 Department of Special collections, 1960-1961



Ledger 17 Department of Special collections, 1961-1962



Ledger 18 Department of Special collections, 1962-1963



Ledger 19 Department of Special collections, 1963-1964



Ledger 20 Department of Special collections, 1964-1965



Ledger 21 Department of Special collections, 1965-1966



Ledger 22 Microfilm Reading Machine record book, 1947-1948



Ledger 23 Microfilm Reading Machine record book, 1948-1949



Ledger 24 Guest book of the Rare Book Department, February 1931-August 1937



Ledger 25 Register of researcher names and addresses, 1937-1939



Ledger 26 Plimpton Library, David Eugene Smith Library, Dale Library, 1938-1950



Ledger 27 Register of the Library of the American Type Founders Company, January 1937-May 1947



Ledger 28 Seligman Library Register, November 1938-June 1955



Ledger 29 Special collections register, July 1939-March 1942



Ledger 30 Special collections register, April 1942-October 1947



Ledger 31 Special collections register, November 1947-November 1949



Ledger 32 Special collections register, November 1949-January 1953



Ledger 33 Special collections register, January 1953-July 1954



Ledger 34 Special collections register, June 1955-May 1958



Ledger 35 Special collections register, May 1958-September 1960



Ledger 36 Special collections register, September 1960-July 1962



Ledger 37 Special collections register, July 1962-February 1964



Ledger 38 Special collections register, February 1964-May 1965



Ledger 39 Special collections register, May 1965-October 1966



Ledger 40 Special collections register, October 1966-March 1968



Ledger 41 Special collections register, March 1968-December 1969



Ledger 42 Special collections register, December 1969-September 1971



Ledger 43 Special collections register, September 1971-March 1973



Ledger 44 Special collections register, March 1973-August 1975



Ledger 45 Special collections Manuscript collections register, October 1971-September 1975



Ledger 46 Special collections Manuscript collections register, September 1975-October 1980



Ledger 47 RBML Manuscript Reading Room register, November 1980-July 1985



Ledger 48 RBML Rare Book Reading Room register, July 1985-June 1991



Ledger 49 RBML Rare Book Reading Room register, August -November 1975



Ledger 50 RBML Rare Book Reading Room register, November 1975-April 1978



Ledger 51 RBML Rare Book Reading Room register, April 1978-February 1981



Ledger 52 RBML Rare Book Reading Room register, February 1981-Aug, 1984



Ledger 53 RBML Rare Book Reading Room register, August 1984-December 1987



Ledger 54 RBML Rare Book Reading Room register, December 1987-January 1990



Box 139 Rare Book Reading Room register, January 1990-June 1994



Box 140 Manuscript Reading Room register, June 1991-July 1997



Box 141 Reading Room register of readers, July 1997-July 2003



Box 142 Folder 1 Sign-in register for readers, July 2003-June 2004


Box 142 Folder 2 Sign-in register for readers, July 2004-June 2005


Box 142 Folder 3 Sign-in register for readers, June 2005-June 2006


Box 142 Folder 4 Sign-in register for readers, June 2006-February 2007


Box 142 Folder 5 Sign-in register for readers, February 2009-July 8, 2010