MC.00.013 Genevieve A. Shryock notebooks, 1910-1913

Genevieve A. Shryock notebooks 1910-1913MC.00.013

Summary Information

Genevieve A. Shryock notebooks
Shryock, Genevieve
Inclusive Dates
6.0 volumes
The collection consists of six notebooks compiled by Genevieve A. Shryock while she was studying library science at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry, from approximately 1910-1913. It also contains three small black and white photographs of possibly Genevieve and her Drexel classmates from approximately 1910-1911.
Call Number
W. W. Hagerty Library 3300 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.895.6706

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Notebooks


  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry--Students
  • Library education--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

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Scope and content note

The collection features a series of notebooks compiled by Genevieve A. Shryock while she was studying at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry to become a librarian, from approximately 1910-1913.

The first notebook contains extensive class notes on a range of library science subjects, such as the alphabetizing, cataloguing, and loaning of books. The notes explain the duties and characterizations of a good librarian or library with several references to Library of Congress or American Library Association standards.

The second notebook includes class schedules and exams with other, minor, ephemera included. Topics cover references, classifications, library administration policy, and history of libraries which include statistics from major public branches. The third notebook explains book accession and care. Ms. Shryock also provides detailed information on book binding. The fourth notebook covers many of the same topics as the last two volumes, with emphasis on shelf lists, book numbers, and library handwriting.

The fifth notebook contains classes of categories alongside examples of catalogue cards. There is a focus on the practice and theory of business and finance though not in the context of library science. This notebook also included three small photographs of young women, possibly Ms. Shryock and her Drexel classmates, but these were separated into their own folder.

The sixth, and final, notebook indicates that Ms. Shryock graduated in 1911. This volume covers a more detailed history of specific library branches and a note on working with the blind. Minor, unrelated, ephemera includes the pamphlet "The Wonderful Story of How the Bible Came Down Through the Ages" by Rev. W.W. White, D.D.

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Collection Inventory


Volume 1 1910-1913   1.0 volume


Volume 2 1910-1911   1.0 volume


Volume 3 1910   1.0 volume


Volume 4 1910   1.0 volume


Volume 5 1911   1.0 volume


Volume 6 1911   1.0 volume


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