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Records of the Northwestern University Library Exhibits Committee

 Collection
Identifier: 9/1/5
These records document the activities of the Northwestern University Library Exhibits Committee. The Exhibits Committee is responsible for coordinating, scheduling, supervising and allocating funds for the planning and preparation of displays in the exhibit cases of Level 1 of the Main Library. The Committee also handles the promotion and publicity for the exhibits. Ideas for exhibits are submitted by individuals and organizations, but must be approved by the Committee. The history and mission of the organization are described in the Library's newsletter, The Lantern's Core, and in the policies and procedures memorandum #PPM 882a-882e, as well as in the annual reports. Materials span the years 1984 through 1998, but the largest concentration of records, committee meeting minutes and correspondence, falls before 1994.

Correspondence includes nominations and appointments of new committee members, correspondence with exhibitors, applications for some exhibits, and memos to committee members. Other records include membership lists, financial statements, exhibit schedules, publicity notices, exhibit handouts, and captions from exhibits. One file contains correspondence and sketches regarding the purchase of appropriate signage for the exhibit area. Also included are records of specific exhibits, such as the 1988 "Frank Lloyd Wright," 1990 "Arabic Language and Script in Africa," 1990 "Durchslas the Haggadah and History" and 1992 "Recent Gifts to the Library." Exhibits located elsewhere than the Library display cases included "Gardens of Delight" and "Schools and the Means of Education."

Dates

  • 1984-1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

2.00 Boxes

Abstract

These records document the activities of Northwestern University Library's Exhibits Committee, created January, 1985, which is responsible for coordinating, scheduling, supervising and allocating funds for the planning and preparation of displays in the exhibit cases of Level 1 of the Main Library. The history and mission of the organization are described in the Library's newsletter, The Lantern's Core, and in the policies and procedures memorandum #PPM 882a-882e, as well as in the annual reports. Materials span the years 1984 through 1998, but the largest concentration of records, committee meeting minutes and correspondence, falls before 1994.

Arrangement

Materials on meetings, correspondence, and individual exhibitions are arranged chronologically.

Method of Acquisition

This series incorporates two accessions. Records were transferred to the Northwestern University Archives by Mary Brady in July, 1998 as Accession 98-177, and by Tigh Malone in March, 1999 as Accession 99-56.

Related Materials

For programs from individual exhibits, see “NUL Exhibits” in the University Archives' General Files.

Separated Materials

Two inches of duplicate and extraneous material were discarded. Negatives of an unidentified exhibit were transferred to the University Archives' Photographic Collection.

Processing Information

Elizabeth A. Myers
Title
Guide to the Records of the Northwestern University Library Exhibits Committee
Author
Elizabeth A. Myers
Date
01/03/1999
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635