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Wayne A. Wiegand research files, circa 1960s-2000s

Summary Information

Abstract

Research files of library historian Wayne Wiegand.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1595
Bib ID 9070873 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Wiegand, Wayne A., 1946-
Title Wayne A. Wiegand research files, circa 1960s-2000s
Physical Description 5 linear feet (4 record cartons)
Language(s) English .
Access

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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 2 series: Series I: Chronological Files on Melvil Dewey; Series II: Research Files, by Subject.

Description

Summary

Collection contains card files related to Wiegand's research on Melvil Dewey and American Library history.

  • Chronological Files on Melvil Dewey

    The Chronological files on Melvil Dewey are research files on index cards assembled by Wiegand while researching his biography of Melvil Dewey. The cards include biographical information about Dewey, as well as quotes and citations from primary and secondary sources.

  • Research Files

    The Research Files contain index card files about a variety of topics related to American library history. A significant portion of the material is related to the history of the American Library Association.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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); 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

Processing Information

Papers processed Carrie Hintz 02/14/2012.

Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 02/14/2012.

Revision Description

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.

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"
American Library Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dewey, Melvil, 1851-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Library science -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

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.