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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...
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 John Patrick McGowan was born May 11, 1926 in New York City, and raised by his mother. McGowan was Northwestern University Library's first Associate Librarian. He went on to be head librarian, a position he held for 20 years. Under McGowan's leadership, NUL developed NOTIS, an online library system which revolutionized creation and presentation of catalog records for research materials. McGowan retired from NUL in 1992. He died on February 4, 2006. The John P. McGowan Papers consist of 1...
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...
Abstract Welch's career in librarianship began when he received a Master of Library Science from UC Berkeley in 1965. He worked as an independent cataloger at the Library of Congress from 1965 to 1967, then moved to Tokyo, Japan to work as a regional librarian for the U.S. Information Service. In 1969 he came back to the U.S. and began working at Northwestern University as Assistant University Librarian for Public Services. Welch held that position until 1975, but in 1973 he took a two-year leave to...