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Reports of the Northwestern University Librarian

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: 9/1/2

Scope and Contents

The series consists of annual and, sometimes, biennial reports of the University Librarians and Acting University Librarians. Some of the reports are holographic transcriptions and, in several instances, photocopies from minutes of the University's Board of Trustees and other official documents. Others, in printed form, are taken mainly from annual reports of the University President. Typescript reports date largely from the 1930s. Some typescripts are duplicated in the series by printed reports. However, several of the typescript reports include greater detail than their corresponding printed copies.


  • 1856-1974


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


2 Boxes

Language of Materials



Annual or biennial reports compiled by the University Librarian including printed, transcribed, or typed formats. Not all years are present.

Arrangement Note

The reports are arranged chronologically and span the dates 1856-1974; not all years within the time frame are present.

Method of Acquisition

The reports have been separated from the University Archives' general reference files, as accession number 88-252.

Processing Information

Kevin B. Leonard

Guide to the Reports of the Northwestern University Librarian
Kevin B. Leonard
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US