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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in 2 series: Series I: Chronological Files on Melvil Dewey; Series II: Research Files, by Subject.
Collection contains card files related to Wiegand's research on Melvil Dewey and American Library history.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Wayne A. Wiegand Papers; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed Carrie Hintz 02/14/2012.
Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 02/14/2012.
2012-02-16 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Wayne Wiegand, library historian and Melvil Dewey biographer, received his B.A in history from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1968 which he followed with an MA in history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1970. As a graduate student in history he became interested in libraries and upon completion of his M.A. he went on to receive his Masters of Library Science at Western Michigan University and finally a Ph.D. in history at Southern Illinois University.
He served as a librarian for a number of years before starting to teach in library schools. He served on the faculty of the College of Library Science at the University of Kentucky and the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and, finally, as Professor of Library and Information Studies and Professor of American Studies at Florida State University. While at the University of Wisconsin he founded the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America.
He has written several books on print culture and library history, including a biography of Melvil Dewey and the Encyclopedia of Library History.