Northwestern

Records of the Acting Librarian Effie Keith (1882-1969) Edit

Summary

Identifier
9/1/9

Dates

  • 1933-2004 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    Effie Keith's records fill one half-size box and span the years 1933-2004. The majority of the materials come from 1941-1944, during her tenure as Acting University Librarian. The materials include correspondence, personnel files, periodical clippings, and some inventories and reports.

  • Scope and Contents

    Effie Keith's records fill one half-size box and span the years 1933-2004. The majority of the materials come from 1941-1944, during her tenure as Acting University Librarian.

    The records begin with some chronologically arranged biographical material, including personnel files, obituary notices, and posthumous tributes. The bulk of the material then comes in the form of correspondence between Keith and various library personnel, professors, and book dealers. Those with whom Keith exchanged significant correspondence have been given their own folders, arranged alphabetically, including correspondence regarding the Boas Collection, Technological Institute library, and a cranky collector of political cartoons. Also included is a folder for general correspondence. Lastly a folder containing Keith's publications includes “A Selected Bibliography of Library Architecture: 1915-1930.”

    The materials include correspondence, personnel files, periodical clippings, and some inventories and reports.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The Records of Effie Keith are comprised of material from Accession # 74-95, which were transferred from the Northwestern University Archives' Alumni Biographical Files and Faculty Biographical Files.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • Separated Materials

    Half an inch of duplicate and extraneous material was discarded.

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Processing Information

    Jeremy Abbott, February 23, 2005

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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