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Abstract The Lodilla Ambrose Papers document Ambrose's life and career at Northwestern University Library, spanning the years 1883-2001, with an emphasis on her time spent as Assistant Librarian at the University. Three biographies written about Ambrose (two in draft form) are filed at the start of the collection. Biographical Materials include high school, college and alumni records, mentions of speeches made by Ambrose, brief biographical listings in publications, and correspondence...
Abstract The series consists of four binders of black and white photographs documenting the construction process and the newly finished structure of the Charles Deering Library. With two or three exceptions, all photographs were taken by the Chicago Architectural Photographing Company. Two smaller binders contain 9-1/4 x 7-1/4 photographs dating from July 13, 1931, to May 26, 1932, depicting each stage of the exterior construction process from bare ground to completed, windowless exterior. These...
Abstract The Theodore Wesley Koch Papers fill three boxes and document Koch's life and work as University Librarian at Northwestern University, 1919-1941. The Papers include biographical materials, correspondence, and publications, but the bulk of the materials relate to Koch's involvement in the design and construction of Northwestern's Charles Deering Library (1933).
Overview The Eleanor F. Lewis Papers document Lewis's life and career at Northwestern University Library, spanning the years 1900-1977; the bulk of the materials relate to her retirement in 1948. Materials include: biographical materials; correspondence; articles; bibliographies; and a speech.
Abstract The Subject Files fill thirty-two boxes and cover a time of significant growth and change in the University Library. The bulk of the records date between 1971, when John McGowan assumed the post of University Librarian (shortly after the completion of the new main Library building), and 1988. A few records from the mid- to late-1960s predate McGowan's tenure. This series documents the day-to-day administration of a major research library, with an emphasis on the important change to a...
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Abstract Annual or biennial reports compiled by the University Librarian including printed, transcribed, or typed formats. Not all years are present.
Abstract The Northwestern University Library Accession Records document the growth of the Library's collections over the course of sixty-three years, spanning the careers of seven librarians, and representing the holdings of four successive library spaces. The Accession Records contain lists of the books and other Library materials acquired between December, 1878 and July, 1941.
Abstract The Exhibits Committee was formally created at Northwestern University Library in January 1985. According to its 1989 annual report, the Committee was formed in order to “promote the use of the library and its resources by coordinating the display of NUL and other materials.” 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...
Abstract Records of University Library book circulation to Northwestern faculty and students from the period 1874-1887 are contained in this volume.
Abstract This series consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to the Northwestern University Library.
Abstract NU Librarian Jens Nyholm's personal papers fill twenty boxes and are arranged in six subseries with two additions: biographical materials, education files, correspondence, professional organization files, research and consulting, files, and publications. These papers comprise Nyholm's personal files; the records documenting his service as university librarian at Northwestern may be found in University Archives' Series 9/4, Records of the University Librarian. Approximately a quarter of the...
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.
Abstract Rosters of the titles and authors of Northwestern University master’s degree theses and doctoral dissertations spanning the period circa 1892-1990.
Abstract This series includes 30 rolls of negatives from photographs taken of the University Library. Most rolls total 36 exposures. The negatives, black and white and shot on Kodak Tri-X Pan film are in 35mm format. The photographs, apparently taken during the early 1970s, are mainly of the interior of the University Library although some shots of Deering Library also are included.
Abstract The collection documents the activity of the committee established to plan and oversee construction of Northwestern University's new University Library (completed in 1970), viewed through the lens of Clarence Ver Steeg, who chaired the committte for over a decade. The Planning/Building Committee held regular, monthly meetings in addition to engaging in ongoing, sub-committee duties, site visits, and research. The collection is centered around the working files of the committee, including...
Abstract This series is comprised of the personnel files of University Library temporary employees spanning the period of 1987-1990.