UR.05.002 Library records, 1891-2013

Library records 1929-2013UR.05.002

Summary Information

Title
Library records
Creator
Drexel Institute of Technology. Library.
Inclusive Dates
1891-2013
Extent
23.25 Cubic feet
Extent
44 containers
Abstract
The Library records contains documentation of the Drexel University Library from its creation in 1891 to 2003. Drexel University Library has been housed in three different buildings; the Main Building (1891-1958), the Korman Center (1959-1982) and W.W. Hagerty Library (1983-2010). The library was also responsible for running the library school until 1962, with the exception of the years 1914 to 1922 when the library school was suspended. The documents in this collection constitute a record of the activities of the directors, the internal library departments, and the intensive planning of the form and function of the two library buildings.
Call Number
UR.05.002
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Laurie Rizzo and Eric Rosenzweig (2009)
Repository
W. W. Hagerty Library 3300 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.895.6706 archives@drexel.edu

Preferred Citation

Library records, 1891-2003, Drexel University Archives.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Because the collection may contain confidential information, portions are currently restricted pending review by the archivist. See the university archives' policy on access to records for further information.

Preferred Citation

Library records, 1891-2003, Drexel University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Association of College and Research Libraries.
  • Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. Library School.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology. Korman Center.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology. Library.
  • Drexel Institute of Technology.
  • Drexel University. W.W. Hagerty Library.
  • Pennsylvania Library Association.
  • Philadelphia Metropolitan Library Committee.

Genre(s)

  • Administrative records
  • Annual reports
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Exhibition records
  • Financial records
  • Minutes
  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Personnel records
  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • Questionnaires
  • Reports
  • Slides (photographs)
  • Statistics

Geographic Name(s)

  • Philadelphia (Pa.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Harvey, John F., (John Frederick), 1921-
  • Howland, Anne Wallace
  • Law, Marie Hamilton
  • Montgomery, Carol Hansen
  • Snyder, Richard L.
  • Wright, Frances

Subject(s)

  • Academic libraries
  • Accreditation
  • Libraries
  • Libraries and education
  • Libraries--Designs and plans
  • Library buildings--Pennsylvania.
  • Library science
  • Newsletters

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Administrative History

"A library is the intellectual hub of a great university, enhancing the climate of learning, stimulating the education and research of student and teacher alike" (W.W. Hagerty Library, Dedication book).

Drexel University's first library was housed in one room inside of the Main Building, which housed all the functions of the institution, serving as a learning environment for students of the Department of the Library and Reading Room. Within its first year, it built a collection of nearly eight thousand volumes, chiefly through gifts and donations from Drexel's founder, Anthony J. Drexel and his business partner, George W. Childs. The collection included books and periodicals as well as manuscripts, photographs, and slides.

The first directors of the Drexel Institute Library were prominent women librarians, each prolific writers and active in the American Library Association. These directors and their successors led both the library and Drexel’s library school (the third such school to open in the United States) until 1962, when the directorship was divided into two positions.

The first director of the Drexel library, and founder of the library school, was Alice B. Kroeger (1864-1909), a former student of Melvil Dewey. Kroeger served as director of the library and library school until her sudden death in 1909. Another prominent librarian and former student of Dewey, who also served as his Vice-Director of the Library School in Albany, New York, Mary Salome Cutler Fairchild (1855–1921), acted as director for four months until a new permanent director could be appointed. From 1910 to 1912, June Richardson Donnelly served as director. Corinne Bacon succeeded Donnelly in August 1912 and held the position until 1914, when the library school was suspended for what President Hollis Godfrey said was low enrollment. During the temporary suspension of the library school there were two directors who served the library alone, Elizabeth V. Clark, from 1914 to 1917 and J. Peterson Ryder, from 1917 to 1922.

When the library school reopened in 1922, a new director was hired to revitalize the program, Anne Wallace Howland. Howland is famous for creating the first library program in the South, at the Atlanta Public Library, now Emory University. At Drexel, she reestablished the library school and significantly increased the library's collections.

Marie Hamilton Law began working for Drexel as an instructor in 1922, became Vice-director and Associate Professor in 1925, and succeeded Howland as Dean in 1936. During her tenure as dean, Law brought attention to what she felt was the library’s primary issue--a lack a space. In the 1946/1947 Annual Report, she wrote, "A review of the year's work makes evident the fact that the limitation of physical space in the Library is the chief handicap in serving faculty and students." The issue of space was not a new one and was apparent as early as 1927 when Howland corresponded with librarians at other institutions to learn about their facilities. Law, however, through her annual reports and other means gave the matter more public attention, setting the stage for major growth in the decade that followed. Harriet D. MacPherson succeeded Law upon her retirement as the Director in 1949.

During the 1940s and 1950s the number of volumes in the library rapidly increased. This growth as well as increased demand for materials and reference services necessitated a new library building. Under MacPherson's direction, Drexel opened a Business Library on November 1, 1949, installed the periodical section and started construction on the new library. In her 1956/1957 Annual Report, she wrote of the building effort, giving credit to Harry Dewey, Librarian of the Institute, for devoting his time to planning the new building that was scheduled to house both the library and library school. MacPherson, however, retired in 1958, just prior to the completion of the new building.

The groundbreaking for the new library took place in 1958, and it was opened to the public a year later in 1959. It was a unique hexagonal shape, bordered on one side by Woodland Avenue, which ran through campus, and on its other sides by underground utility and trolley lines. The shape of the structure was notable, and was frequently referenced in Philadelphia guidebooks for tourists. In 1977, the library was renamed the Korman Center.

The library’s new Audio-Visual Center centralized audio-visual material, such as film and filmstrips, which were previously scattered throughout campus. It also served as a means for instruction, eventually including recording devices and producing slides. The internal organization of the library was restructured for the new space, and included existing departments: Reference, Circulation, Serials, Drexel (Special) Collection, and Technical Services; and some new ones, the Audio-Visual Center and Administrative Services.

The new library, unfortunately, was outgrown almost as soon as it was inhabited. MacPherson's successor, John F. Harvey wrote in 1960 that "the Library Building is already full. . . " (1959-1960 Annual Report). This was partially due to the continued cohabitation of the library and the library school; many spaces originally designated for shelving were converted to offices as the faculty of the library school grew. Additionally, space needed for collection storage was underestimated during the original planning process.

In 1962, the library and library school were separated. Assistant Director, Robert Johnson, became head of the library while Harvey remained the Director of the School of Library Science within the College of Information Technology. The Rush Building was purchased in 1961 and renovated to house the College of Information Science and Technology. Although the Rush Building was available for use in 1962, the library school did not move until September of 1965. At that point, the school’s departure from the library building freed up much needed storage space, postponing a need for yet another new library building.

While the library had several library directors come and go, one, Frances Wright (1901-1979), remained on staff for 37 years. Beginning in 1928, she joined the staff as a reference assistant and subsequently held several positions, including Head of Reference and Assistant Director. Wright retired in August of 1965 however, was retained on staff part-time as a special collections librarian. When Johnson resigned in 1964, Wright acted as director until Richard L. Snyder's appointment later that year.

During Snyder’s tenure, in 1964, Drexel became a United States Government Documents Depository and in 1971 was designated a depository for Pennsylvania State Documents. The Government Documents remained a division of the Reference Department until it was dissolved during the 1992/1993 academic year. In 1965, Snyder reorganized the internal structure of the library into eight departments: Drexel (Special) Collection, Reference, Science Technology, Circulation, Acquisitions, Cataloging, Non-print and Administrative Services. He also increased library security and added the position of a book-checker to prevent theft.

Beginning in the 1960s, the Drexel Collection included institutional archival material and, in 1970, the Archives were officially established. Snyder was the first to suggest hiring an Archivist, however, the request was not approved until 1979 and even then only on a part-time basis. Often the term "Drexel Collection" is applied to the Archives and Special Collections, which is independent from the museum, the Drexel Collection.

Planning for another new library building officially began in 1970 with the reformation of the Library Building Program Committee. The committee was charged with developing and submitting plans to architects for design proposals. The purpose of which, according to Snyder, was ". . . to identify the major physical and other needs of the Library for the next twenty years, and to describe them sufficiently well to obtain formal approval from the University community for action on these needs. The document will outline the goals, functions, organizations, proximities and related quantitative requirements. . ." (1970-1971 Annual Report). Jack Slater, who became assistant director after Wright's retirement, officially authored the Library Building Program. Construction didn’t begin until September 1979, after the demolition of the SEPTA Building that formerly occupied the site. The W. W. Hagerty Library was dedicated October 13, 1983.

Snyder retired in 1989 after twenty-five years of service as Director of Drexel Library. William L. Page and Lucille Jones, were acting co-directors from 1989 to 1990, when Eileen Hitchingham became the new Dean. During Hitchingham’s tenure, the online library system was launched and the library collections were barcoded. In 1995, Hitchingham resigned and William Page once again stepped in as Interim Dean.

In 1998, Carol Hansen Montgomery began her tenure as Dean of Libraries and began an electronic library initiative, which included establishing an electronic journal collection, an idea considered radical at the time (Montgomery 2005). In 2002, Medical College of Pennsylvania (MCP) Hahnemann University was acquired by Drexel. The merger resulted in the addition of the Drexel University College of Medicine Archives and Special Collections as well as the Queen Lane and Hahnemann Libraries.

Montgomery retired in 2005. Jane Bryan was Director of Libraries from 2005 until her death in 2008. Dorothy Schwartz, Head of Administrative Services, served as Interim Director until January 2010, when Danuta Nitecki began her tenure as Dean of Libraries.

Works Cited:

Montgomery, C.H. "Pioneering an Electronic Journal Collection at Drexel." Emerging Trends in Academe, June 2005.

Unpublished, Annual Report to the President from the Librarian, 1946-1947.

Unpublished, Annual Report to the President from the Librarian, 1956-1957

Unpublished, Annual Report to the President from the Librarian, 1959-1960

Unpublished, Annual Report to the President from the Director of Libraries, 1970-1971

Unpublished, W.W. Hagerty Library Dedication book, 1983.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains documentation of the Drexel University Library from its creation in 1891 to 2003. The collection is arranged into ten series as follows: "Dean/Director administrative records," "Departmental records," "Annual reports," "Meeting Minutes," "Early library records," "Self-study records," "Library Building records," "Personnel records," "Library publications and press," and the "Multimedia collection."

The collection's primary strength is found in the "Library Building records," which detail the planning of the 1959 library, which is now the Korman Center, and the W.W. Hagerty Library in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Please review series descriptions and folder lists for more information.

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Related Materials

Related material

Drexel University Archives: Office of the President records, correspondence to the library.

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Dean/Director administrative records 1940-2003 

Scope and content note

The "Dean/Director administrative records" series contains records produced by library deans and/or directors from 1940 to 2003. It is divided into eight subseries, each representing the tenure of a dean or director. They are arranged in order of administration: "Marie Hamilton Law records," "John Harvey records," "Robert Johnson records," "Richard Snyder records," "William Page/Lucinda Jones records," "Eileen Hitichingham records," "William Page records" and "Carol Montgomery records."

Researchers will find newsletters, departmental annual reports, long-range planning materials, statistics, articles, policies, procedures, meeting minutes, directories, memos, correspondence and other materials related to the governance and day to day operations of the library. Richard Snyder’s tenure is by far the best represented, making up approximately fifty percent of the total series.

Both Richard Snyder’s and Carol Montgomery’s records retain original order. The remainder of the subseries are arranged chronologically. Researchers should cross reference subseries as there is some overlap. See also "Departmental records.

Subseries a. Marie Hamilton Law records 1940-1950 

BoxFolder

Library statistics 1934 September 1-1940 April 1 

11

Philadelphia Metropolitan Library Council records 1941 

12

Philadelphia Metropolitan Library Council records 1943-1950 

13

Subseries b. John Harvey records 1957-1963 

BoxFolder

Report to the faculty 1957 

14

Review of tuition rates 1958 

15

Papers related to the history of the Korman Center 1959-1963 

16

International Industrial Relations Center 1960 

17

Greenaway committee on overcrowding 1961-1963 

18

Subseries c. Robert Johnson records 1959-1964 

BoxFolder

Accreditation reports, inspections 1952, 1963 

19

Grants, Carnegie Corporation 1959. 1963 

371

Drexel-Martin program 1959-1963 

110

Memoranda 1959-1963 

111

"Library Services in the Penjerdel Area" draft and related documents 1960 

112

Pennsylvania Library Association 1961-1964 

113

Frances Wright correspondence 1962, 1964 

114

Grants, Association of College and Research 1962-1963 

372

Library and library department policies 1962-1963 

115

Memoranda 1962-1963 

116

Library policy 1962-1964, 1968 

373

Philadelphia District Library Association luncheon 1963 

117

Human relations bulletins 1963 

375

Early American Imprints project announcement 1963 

374

Library Council of Metropolitan Philadelphia, correspondence 1963-1964 

118

Library policy, other libraries 1963-1964 

376

Office of the director, forms used in the library 1963-1964 

119

Correspondence 1964 

120

Gifts, National Science Foundation 1964 

121

Memoranda 1964 

122

Library Council of Metropolitan Philadelphia 1964 

123

Subseries d. Richard Snyder records 1951-1989 

BoxFolder

Miscellaneous memos 1935, 1957-1975 

140

"News Sheet" of the Pure & Applied Sciences Department 1951-1956 

141

Graduate program, miscellaneous papers 1955-1972 

142

Association of College and Reference Libraries (ACRL) newletter 1955 

143

Nehlig, Mary 1959, 1967 

144

Library annual reports 1962-1967 

124

Memo regarding the Gestetner duplicating machine 1963 

125

Newspaper articles 1963-1964 

126

Minutes, library department heads meeting 1963-1965 

127

Union Library Catalog (ULC), correspondence 1963-1976 

377

National Council of University Research Administrators annual report 1965 

128

Library telephones 1965 

129

Bess Howard Memorial Fund 1965 

130

Charles T. Bach Book Collection 1965 

3710

General Building Contractors Association 1965 

379

Newspaper articles 1965-1966 

131

Minutes of meeting to discuss serial cataloging 1965-1967 

132

Policy memoranda 1965-1973 

133

Union Library Catalog (ULC), membership 1965-1974 

3712

Library orientation papers 1965-1980 

134

Memo from audio-visual department 1966 

135

Correspondence with Jack Slater 1966-1968 

136

Union Library Catalog (ULC), bylaws 1966, 1975 

3713

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), (1/3) 1966-1969 

137

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), (2/3) 1966-1969 

138

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), (3/3) 1966-1969 

139

Library administrative assistance correspondence 1966-1974 

21

Philadelphia project on student reading materials 1967 

22

Minutes, faculty library advisory committee 1967-1968 

23

Telephone 1967, 1972 

24

Educom, Drexel membership 1967-1973 

25

Philadelphia student library resource requirements project 1968 

26

Book bulletin mailing list 1968-1969 

3714

Newspaper articles 1968-1969 

27

Copy machine 1968-1974 

411

Computing and data processing reports 1969 

28

Library security 1969 

29

Philadelphia student library resource requirements project 1969 

210

Telephone 1969-1970 

211

Union Library Catalog (ULC), minutes of meetings 1969-1975 

3715

Agenda for board of trustees meeting 1970 February 19 

212

Philadelphia student library resource requirements project 1970 

213

Report of the building and property committee 1970 

214

Newspaper articles 1970-1971 

215

"Documentation Abstract" (DA), correspondence 1970-1974 

3717

Drop-in Center memo 1971 

216

Philadelphia student library resource requirements project 1971 

217

University faculty memo 1971 

218

Union Library Catalog (ULC), miscellaneous memos 1971-1976 

3718

Assorted library sub-committees 1971-1977 

219

Russell Wehr letter regarding purchase of his books 1971-1972 

220

Library doctoral program proposal 1971-1981 

221

Philadelphia Area Library Automation Conference (PALAC) 1972 

222

Philadelphia student library resource requirement project 1972 

223

Newspaper articles 1972-1973 

224

Library Report, architecture accreditation 1973 

225

Philadelphia student library resource requirements project 1973 

226

"The Call Number", special holiday issue 1973 

227

Memos regarding the library school 1973, 1983 

228

Faculty library advisory council meeting minutes 1974 

229

Philadelphia student library resource requirements project 1974 

230

Vice President for Academic Affairs search committee 1974-1975 

231

Copy machine 1974-1981 

412

Tuition credit for courses dropped 1975 

232

Committee, librarian status 1975 

233

Committee on library cooperation minutes 1975-1976 

382

Graduate School of Library Science, minutes 1975-1976 

383

Audit report, circulation 1976 

234

Union Library Catalog (ULC), microfilm memos and minutes 1976 

384

Collection development records 1976-1977 

235

Dean's office file on remote storage 1976, 1982 

236

The Drexel Collection reports 1976-1977 

237

Cost center study 1977 

238

File lists 1977 

386

Staff development policies 1977-1978 

239

Deans Office file on collection development 1977-1978 

240

Library building program 1978 

241

Newspaper articles 1978-1979 

242

Faculty council meeting minutes 1978-1979 

243

Library newspaper clipping 1979 

244

"Let's Get Down To Business" presentation outline 1979 

245

Faculty Council meeting minutes 1979-1980 

246

Travel 1979-1980 

417

Vice President for Academic Affairs search, (1/2) 1979-1980 

247

Vice President for Academic Affairs search, (2/2) 1979-1980 

248

HVAC/Janitorial/Keys 1979-1987 

249

"Parlie News" newsletter 1980 

250

Library staff departures 1980 

251

Government relations annual report 1980-1981 

252

Committee on library cooperation 1980-1981 

253

Employee benefits, recruiting, community affairs and news releases 1980-1987 

254

Minitab primer and summary 1981 

255

Tuition records 1981 

256

Papers on the Committee of Fine Arts 1981 

257

Faculty Council meeting minutes 1981 

258

Memos regarding annual reports 1981 

259

Databases: NAISC, forms 1975 

31

Databases: NASIC, general 1973-1979 

32

Databases: NASIC, library school correspondence 1976-1977 

33

Equipment packaging system (Korman) 1962, 1970-1973 

34

Higher Education Act 1972 

35

Higher Education Act (HEA) title II 1975 

36

Higher Education Act (HEA) title II 1974 

37

Higher Education Act of 1965, title II 1973 

38

Higher Education Act 1965, title II, application 1970 1970 

39

Higher Education Act of 1965, application 1971 

310

Higher Education Act, title III and title VII 1979-1980, 1985 

311

Korman building, physical facilities inventory 1976 

312

Office of Education questionnaires 1954-1956, 1959-1967 

313

Office of Education questionnaires 1978-1979 

314

Office of Education questionnaires 1977-1978 

315

Office of Education questionnaires 1976-1977 

316

Office of Education questionnaires 1974-1976 

317

Questionnaires 1979-1980 

318

Questionnaires 1978-1979 

319

Questionnaires 1977-1978 

320

Questionnaires 1976-1977 

321

Questionnaires 1975-1976 

322

Questionnaires 1974-1975 

323

Questionnaires 1973-1974 

324

Questionnaires 1972-1973 

325

Questionnaires 1971-1972 

326

Questionnaires 1970-1971 

327

Questionnaires 1969-1970 

328

Office of Education questionnaires 1967-1968 

329

Office of Education questionnaires 1968-1969 

330

Office of Education questionnaires 1970-1971 

331

Office of Education questionnaires 1971-1972 

332

Office of Education questionnaires 1972-1973 

333

Record committee 1961-1965 

334

Security, book checker 1964-1965 

335

Student director of libraries 1971-1972 

336

Student library advisory committee 1967-1968, 1971 

337

Technical services 1959-1961 

338

Technical services 1961 

339

Room scheduling 1967-1971 

340

SATISFAC 1966, 1968, 1970 

341

Travel policies 1958, 1960, 1964, 1966-1967,1972 

342

Travel 1978-1979 

343

Travel 1977-1978 

344

Travel 1976-1977 

345

Travel 1975-1976 

346

Travel 1974-1975 

347

Travel 1973-1974 

348

Travel 1972-1973 

349

Travel 1971-1972 

350

Travel 1970-1971 

351

Travel 1969-1970 

352

University faculty library committee 1957-1964 

353

Committee on library cooperation minutes 1970-1974 

3716

Committee on library cooperation minutes 1974-1975 

381

Committee on library cooperation minutes 1976-1977 

385

Committee on library cooperation minutes 1977-1978 

387

Committee on library cooperation minutes 1978-1979 

388

Committee on library cooperation minutes 1981-1982 

44

Committee on library cooperation minutes 1982-1983 

43

Committee on library cooperation minutes 1983-1984 

42

Committee on library cooperation minutes 1984-1985 

41

Complaints 1980-1986 

45

Miscellaneous, correspondence and news releases 1983-1984 

46

Miscellaneous, correspondence and news releases 1984-1985 

47

Miscellaneous, correspondence and news releases 1985-1986 

48

Miscellaneous, correspondence and news releases 1986-1987 

49

Gifts 1959-1970 

401

Gifts 1959-1970 

402

Gifts 1965 

403

Gifts 1970-1971 

404

Gifts 1971-1972 

405

Gifts 1972-1973 

406

Gifts 1974-1975 

407

Gifts 1975-1976 

408

Gifts 1976-1977 

409

Gifts 1977-1978 

4010

Gifts 1978-1979 

4011

Gifts 1979-1980 

414

Gifts 1980-1981 

413

Gifts 1981-1982 

412

Gifts 1982-1983 

411

Gifts 1983-1984 

410

Library hours 1962-1973 

413

Library hours 1975-1977 

414

Library hours 1977-1978 

415

Library hours 1978-1979 

416

Library hours 1979-1980 

420

Library hours 1980-1981 

419

Library hours 1981-1982 

418

Library hours 1982-1983 

417

Library hours 1983-1984 

416

Library hours 1984-1985 

415

Physical plant 1986-1987 

421

Physical plant 1985-1986 

422

Physical plant 1984-1985 

423

Work order 1981-1982 

424

Questionnaires 1983-1984 

425

Questionnaires 1982-1983 

426

Questionnaires 1981-1982 

427

Questionnaires 1980-1981 

428

Security 1984-1985, 1987-1988 

429

Security 1979-1980 

430

Security 1980-1981 

431

Security 1981-1982 

432

Security 1982-1984 

433

Security 1984-1985 

434

Security 1985-1986 

435

Higher Education Act (HEA) title IIA 1984 

436

Higher Education Act (HEA) title II 1983 

437

Higher Education Act (HEA) title II 1982 

438

Higher Education Act (HEA) title II 1981 

439

Higher Education Act (HEA) title II 1980 

440

Higher Education Act (HEA) title II 1979 

441

Higher Education Act (HEA) title II 1978 

442

Higher Education Act (HEA) title II 1977 

443

Higher Education Act (HEA) title II 1976 

444

United Way (library/Drexel University) 1982-1989 

445

United Way (library/Drexel University) 1979-1985 

446

Academic affairs, vice president search 1988-1990 

447

Academic council minutes 1965-1983   handwritten notes

51

Vice president and deans meeting minutes 1983-1987   handwritten notes

52

Vice president and deans meeting minutes 1986 

53

Library School records, separation of library and library school 1962-1965 

3719

Library School records, move 1965 

378

Library School records, correspondence 1965-1966 

3711

Library School records, graduate school memos and news 1979-1980 

61

Library School records, Graduate School of Library Science interim bulletin 1970-1971 

62

Library School records, building renovations open house 1981 

63

Library School records, Graduate School of Library Science doctoral program plan 1965 

64

Draft of confidential library science doctoral program plan 1965 March 

Library School records, five-year plans 1958-1963, 1970-1975, 1975-1980, 1977-1982 

65

Statement of five-year plan goals revised by the Curriculum Committee 1969 November 10 

Development plan for 1975-1980 1975 June 16 

Development plan for 1977-1982 1977 April 

Library School records, development plan 1975-1980, 1977-1982 

66

Development plan for 1978-1983 1978 April 

Report of Planning and Evaluation Committee for academic year 1977-78 1978 May 1 

Annual report of the Faculty Development Committee 1978 May 24 

Instructional Resources Committee 1977-78 report 1977-1978 

Annual report from Charles T. Meadow 1978 May 19 

Continuing education coordinator's report circa 1977 

Curriculum and Education Programs Committee (CEPCom) 1977-78 report 1978 May 17 

Summer term 1977-1978 schedule 1978 May 24 

Library School records, Graduate School of Library Science five-year plans 1967, 1975-1980, 1978-1983 

67

Goals of the DIT graduate school of library science 1967 June 16 

Library School records, miscellaneous memos 1962-1981 

68

Library School records, dean search 1967 

69

Library School records, fundamentals syllabus revised 1978 

610

Library School records, graduate list of masters theses 1965-1971 

6

Library cost center study 1981-1982 

71

Furnishings 1981-1989 

72

Memorandum regarding new prime computer system 1982 

73

Entrance-exit counter design project 1982-1983 

74

Central services manager memos 1982, 1984 

75

Library users study 1983 

76

Telephone memo 1983 

77

Dean's office library and information service program accreditation file 1983-1984 

78

Lighting 1983-1987 

79

Report by the subgroup reviewing the Hagerty Library 1984 

710

Unveiling of the W.W. Hagerty portrait 1984 

711

Accreditation report 1984 

712

Deans office teacher's program accreditation files 1984 

713

Faculty studies 1984-1988 

714

Emergency manual 1985 

715

Memo on trustee nominations 1985 

716

Annual report to the president 1985-1986 

717

Room L-34 1985, 1987 

718

Memo regarding statistical report 1986 

719

Dean's office business and administration program accreditation file 1986-1987 

720

Budget records 1986-1994 

721

Dean's office file on Drexel's copyright 1987 

722

Reference department quick and dirty semi-annual report 1987 

723

Schreiber, Richard Ives - information request on James T.B. Ives 1987 

724

Academic calendar committee 1987-1989 

725

Semi-annual statistics 1988 

726

Retirement party invitation 1989 

727

Emergency telephone numbers Undated 

728

Honorary degree recipients, list of undated 

145

References to ragtime Undated 

729

Voices of American Library Association presentation outline Undated 

730

Subseries e. William Page/Lucinda Jones records 1990 

BoxFolder

Fire system memos 1990 

731

Group study rooms memos 1990 

732

Subseries f. Eileen Hitchingham records 1976-1995 

BoxFolder

Special programs, upward bound act 101 1976-1992 

733

Dean's office computer science program accreditation files 1985-1991 

734

Checklist for new employee orientation 1990 

735

Information access newsletter 1990 

736

Library newsletter committee 1990 

737

Library professional council 1990 

738

Library administrative council meetings 1990-1995 

739

Catalog department annual report (preliminary) 2001 

740

Dean's office math and computer science program accreditation file 1991 

741

Faculty recognition dinner 1991 

742

Report of the barcode committee June 1991 

743

Library administrative council meeting (1/2) 1991-1992 

744

Library administrative council meeting (2/2) 1991-1992 

745

Records of library automation committee 1991-1992 

746

Library space needs, a proposal 1991-1995 

747

Dean's office chemistry program accreditation file 1992 

748

Expectations, policies and procedures 1992 

749

Online library system 1992 

750

Hagerty library equipment property tags 1993-1995 

751

Dean's office file on college of business circa 1994 

752

Dean's office file on enrollment reports 1994 

753

Dean's office file on general correspondence on automation 1994 

754

Dean's office file on pew charitable trusts grant 1994 

755

Dean's office file on planning documents for Drexel 1994 

756

"In Celebration of the Life of John Smith" event invitation 1994 

757

Long range plan for W.W. Hagerty Library circa 1994 

758

"Employment Strategies for the 1990s" report Fall 1995 

759

Subseries g. William Page records 1995-1997 

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Dean's office engineering program accreditation file 1995 

81

Hagerty library inventory 1995 

82

Interlibrary loan annual report 1996-1997 

83

Changes in office of computing services memo 1997 

84

Technology infrastructure proposal 1997 

85

Subseries h. Carol Montgomery records 1990-2003 

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Faculty senate records 1990-2000 

91

Dean's office file on university assembly meetings 1991-1999 

92

Assorted documents 1991-2000 

93

Dean's office, architectural program accreditation 1992-1999 

94

Dean's council meeting records 1996-1999 

95

Information services department annual report 1997-1998 

96

Dean's office file on board of trustees 1998 

97

Dean's office file on branch campuses 1998 

98

Dean's office file on university strategic plan (1/2) 1998 

99

Dean's office file on university strategic plan (2/2) 1998 

910

Papers related to subject responsibilities of librarians 1998 

911

Dean's office file on computer advisory committee 1998-1999 

912

Faculty list 1998-1999 

913

Reference department statistics 1998-1999 

914

IST/LA student committee 1998-2000 

915

Papers from the Library dean's office related to College of Information 1998-2000 

916

Dean's office academic records workgroup file 1999 

917

Dean's office file on board of trustees (1/2) 1999 

918

Dean's office file on board of trustees (2/2) 1999 

919

Dean's office file on holidays 1999 

920

Dean's office file on orientation 1999 

921

"How to Use the Library", 1930s photocopy and note to dean 1999 

922

Information services staff meeting minutes 1999 

923

Information Science and Technology (IST) independent study 1999 

924

Pennsylvania Preservation Consortium 1999 

925

Correspondence with Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick 1999 

926

Dean's council records 1999-2000 

927

Hagerty library open house 2000 

928

Information services staff meeting minutes 2000 

929

Institutional advancement updates 2000 

930

Information Science and Technology/Library Assistant (IST/LA) student committee records 2000 

931

Journal records 2000 

932

Journal removal list 2000 

933

Library news 2000 

934

Library staff directory 2000 

935

Middle States report 2000 

936

Access services staff meeting minutes 2001 

937

End user search systems 2001 

938

Article about ExeLS 2001 

939

Faculty recognition 2001 

940

Hagerty library selected statistics 2001 

941

Information services meeting records 2001 

942

Library all staff meeting records 2001 

943

Library emergency response plan 2001 

944

Library webpages printed version 2001 

945

Papers related to construction of Leonard Pearlstein Business Learning Center 2001 

946

Reference desk schedule 2001 

947

Report on freshman year experiences 2001 

948

Stern room use memo 2001 

949

Web committee records 2001 

950

Library professional staff list, emails 2001-2002 

951

Deans office file on career management center 2002 

952

"From Bibliographic Coupling", article 2002 

953

Information services meeting records 2002 

954

Instruction group records 2002 

955

Library advisory council records 2002 

956

Library all staff list, emails 2002 

957

Library all staff list, emails (2/2) 2002 

958

Library Christmas party invitation 2002 

959

Library brochure, guide and memos 2002 

960

Library professional staff meeting records 2002 

961

Library staff meeting records 2002 

962

Memorandum 2002 

963

Papers related to Michael Webb's paintings 2002 

964

Progress report on information literacy 2002 

965

Professional staff meeting records 2002 

966

Report of organizational development study 2002 

967

Webfeat 2002 

968

Faculty senate 2002-2003 

969

Library advisory committee records 2003 

970

Music library 1993-1995 

101

Management review September 1995 

102

Arcadia Foundation 1997-2000 

103

Laptop project 1998 

104

Due diligence committee 1998-2000 

105

Research administration 1998-2002 

106

Digital dissertations 2000-2001 

107

Archives correspondence 2001-2005 

108

Drexel University and Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University (DU/MCPHU), (Drexel and Hahnemann)- Merger transition team 2002 

109

Drexel University and Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University (DU/MCPHU), (Drexel and Hahnemann)- Merger transition team 2002 

1010

Provost retreat 2002-2003 

1011

Strategic research growth taskforce infrastructure working group 2002 

1012

Strategic Plan, draft 5 2004-2006 

1013

Strategic plan handwritten notes 2004 

10

Subseries i. Jane Bryan 2006 

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Gallup Q12 Imapct 1 2006 

1015

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Series II. Department records 1934-1996 

Scope and content note

The "Departmental records" series contains documents related to various departments within the library. The series is divided into subseries based on department: "Acquisitions Department records," "Administrative Services Department records," "Audio-Visual Department records," "Cataloging Department records," "Circulation Department records," "Drexel Collection Department records," "Non-Print Department records," "Reference Department records," "Science and Technology Department records" and "Security records." Each subseries is arranged chronologically and houses reports, meeting minutes, memos and correspondence of the daily workings of each department. See also "Dean/Director administrative records" series.

Subseries a. Acquisitions Department records 1952-1988 

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Library memoranda and correspondence related to series 1952-1964 

111

Book and serial expenditures 1958-1959, 1961, 1965, 1968-1969 

112

Library records related to serials 1959-1970 

113

Policies and book orders 1959-1970 

114

Allocation of book fund statements 1960-1962 

115

Procedures manual 1964 

116

Recommended serials 1965 

117

Serials department meeting minutes 1965-1967 

118

Records committee procedures and recommendations 1965-1967 

119

Book purchases and expenditures 1966-1979 

1110

Serials department memos and reports 1969-1978 

1111

Ordering procedures manual (contains a notice dated October 1975: "Disregard anything and everything written in this book") 1970 June 

1112

Technical services policies and procedures 1971-1974 

1113

Library records concerning periodicals on microfilm 1974-1978 

1114

American Enterprise Institute correspondence 1975 

1115

Collection development policy 1976-1978 

1116

Order manual 1981 

1117

Drexel Technical Journal holdings information 1986 

1118

Serials list of fiches (old) 1988 

1119

Data Research Associations proposal on an automated library system 1991 

1120

Firms managed by Michael Gillie Undated 

1121

Acquisition and selection policy Undated 

1122

Cancels of print journals: A-Cz (1/3) 2001 

391

Cancels of print journals: A-Cz (2/3) 2001 

392

Cancels of print journals: A-Cz (3/3) 2001 

393

Cancels of print journals: D-Journal of Colz (1/3) 2001 

394

Cancels of print journals: D-Journal of Colz (2/3) 2001 

395

Cancels of print journals: D-Journal of Colz (3/3) 2001 

396

Cancels of print journals: Journal of Com - Psz (1/3) 2001 

397

Cancels of print journals: Journal of Com - Psz (2/3) 2001 

398

Cancels of print journals: Journal of Com - Psz (3/3) 2001 

399

Cancels of print journals: Purchasing - Z (1/2) 2001 

3910

Cancels of print journals: Purchasing - Z (2/2) 2001 

3911

New and reinstated journals (1/2) 2000-2001 

3912

New and reinstated journals (2/2) 2000-2001 

3913

New and reinstated journals, A to Journal of R 2000-2001 

3914

New and reinstated journals, Journal of S to Z 2000-2001 

3915

"Kelley's Journals" order form binder (Kelley Weaver, employee) 2001-2002 

3916

Subseries b. Administrative Services Department records 1958-1993 

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Memos to library from institute 1958-1963 

1123

Library administrative office memoranda 1961-1963 

1124

Memorandums to institute 1962-1963 

1125

Library records concerning Xerox Corporation 1963-1964 

1126

Organization and memos 1964, 1971, 1976 

1127

Correspondence regarding library visits 1964-1976 

1128

Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965 committee correspondence 1965-1966 

1129

Bookkeeping 1965-1968, 1978, 1980 

1130

Bookkeeping procedures 1967-1969, 1976-1977 

1131

Gifts and exchanges: requests for material 1967-1976 

1132

Part-time budget for administration 1968, 1970, 1974 

1133

Gifts and exchanges 1968-1976 

1134

Library records related to tours and visitors 1969-1971 

1135

Professionals, letters of acceptance 1970, 1972 

1136

Administrative office memos 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976 

1137

Library assistantship program 1973 

1138

Gift policy 1975-1985 

1139

Hagerty Library hours 1975-1990 

1140

Crop Walk for World Hunger 1977, 1985 

1141

Pay rates 1977-1978, 1980 

1142

Complaints, 1979 prior 1966-1979 

1143

Memos from administrative office 1962-1963 

1144

Orientation tours 1979-1980 

121

United Way materials circa 1983 

122

Photographic reproduction tally sheets 1981 

123

Copy machine (Savin) 1982 

124

Software Review Center software listing 1983 

125

Software Review Center 1983-1985 

126

Free public lectures announcements 1983-1988 

127

Mechanization Apple DU 1983-1984 

128

Micros Apple DU 1984-1985 

129

Software updates 1984-1986 

1210

Comptroller memos 1985 

1211

Microcomputer working papers series 1985 

1212

Memo Fall Clean-up! circa 1985 

1213

Alumni materials 1985-1986 

1214

University store memos 1985-1986 

1215

Entrepreneurial Forum invitation 1985-1986 

1216

Procedure manual, part 1 1985-1987 

1217

Procedure manual, part 2 1985-1987 

1218

Hillel at Drexel memos and flyers 1986 

1219

Support Network training manual 1993 

1220

Disaster Plan, Korman Building Undated 

1221

The Free Library of Philadelphia publication on the architecture of the library 1926-1927 

1222

Subseries c. Archives and Records Management Department 

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Archival information requests 1970, 1981-1982 

12

Archival responsibilities of the special librarian article 1976 December 

12

Drexel Collection guidelines 1972, 1975 

12

Records management program proposal 1976 August 

12

Subseries d. Audio-Visual Department records 1960-1969 

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Library exhibits - Weidenaar etchings and watercolors 1960 

1223

Library exhibits - Swiss art books 1960 

1224

Library exhibits - Symbol of the rose in textile design 1960 

1225

Library exhibits - Huntington animal sculpture 1960 

1226

Library exhibits - Hilda Karniol 1960 

1227

Library exhibits - Golahny, Bertha Rosenbaun 1960 

1228

Library exhibits - Foreign science literature 1960 

1229

Library exhibits - English-speaking Union 1960 

1230

Library exhibits - Browne, Margaret Fitzhugh 1960 

1231

Library exhibits - Giles, Adele 1960 

1232

Library exhibits - African sculpture 1960-1961 

1233

Library exhibits - Holiday college photographic show 1961 

1234

Library exhibits - Kate Ball parchment scrolls 1961 

1235

Library exhibits - Midwestern books 1961 

1236

Library exhibits - Sokol, Koloman exhibit 1961 

1237

Library exhibits - Physics and painting 1962 

1238

Library exhibits - Books on exhibit 1963 

1239

Memo on audio-visual committee 1969 

1240

Subseries e. Cataloging Department records 1968-1979 

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Memos and meeting minutes 1968-1979 

1241

Budget 1970, 1974, 1975 

1242

Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) card production statistics 1971-1974 

1243

OCLC Technical Bulletin 1986 November 

12

Subject heading list 1976 

1244

Flow chart serials 1979 

1245

Subseries f. Circulation Department records 1934-1946, 1957-1979 

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Statistics 1934-1944 

1246

Comparison of circulation by year 1944-1946 

1247

Charging system procedures and reserve book room policy 1957, 1960, 1969 

1248

Memos and correspondence 1961-1968 

1249

Subseries g. Drexel Collection Department records 1951-1982 

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References from costume index 1951 

1250

Miscellaneous papers: newspaper clipping, calendar, book release announcement, senate bill certificate 1982 

1251

Invitations: Matheson groundbreaking and rededication of A.J. Drexel Statue 1963, 1966 

1252

Classification schedule 1976 

1253

Women's History sources survey 1976 

1254

Letter requesting deposit 1979 

1255

Committee memo 1980 

1256

Drexel Museum publications 1982, undated 

1257

Recommendations by Frances Wright 1966-1967 


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Subseries h. Non-Print Department records 1977-1992 

BoxFolder

Non-print catalog 1977 

1258

Annual report 1990-1991 

1259

Annual report 1991-1992 

1260

Subseries i. Reference Department records 1939, 1947-1995 

BoxFolder

Booklet: "Sixty Thousand Useful Books" circa 1939 

1261

Reference questions answered 1947-1958 

1262

Reference questions answered 1959-1968 

1263

Report of the committee on research and graduate study 1948 

1264

Correspondence 1953-1969 

131

Book, The Research Paper, by J. Raymond Hendrickson 1957 

132

Memos and correspondence 1959-1969 

133

Memoranda 1961-1967 

134

Memos and correspondence 1961-1979 

135

Minutes of meetings (incomplete run) 1962-1978 

136

Union Catalog of Philadelphia correspondence 1963-1964 

137

Equipment proposals and requests 1963-1969 

138

Memoranda 1963-1978 

139

Drexel publications memos 1965-1974 

1310

Thesis manual 1968 

1311

Cost budget analysis planning, reference material 1969 

1312

Dormitory collection memos and lists 1969-1970 

1313

Employee manual 1970 

1314

Annual reports of general reference librarians 1971-1977 

1315

Memoranda 1971-1980 

1316

"FYI" newsletters 1973 

1317

Minutes of reference department meeting minutes 1974-1978 

1318

General division memos 1976 

1319

Database service circa 1978 

1320

Reference department meeting minutes December 1974- November 1979 

1321

Annual report 1974-1980 

1322

Minutes of reference department meetings 1974-1986 

1323

Faculty author collection 1979, 1982, undated 

1324

Departmental report 1979-1983 

1325

Booklet from the Center for Research Libraries 1980 

1326

Departmental report July-December 1983 

1327

Reference desk training session evaluation booklet 1985 

1328

"Introduction to Database Searching" 1985 

1329

Database searching workshop flyer circa 1985 

1330

"Treaty of Versailles" 1986 

1331

Service to business and industry meeting minutes 1986 

1332

Meeting minutes of reference department 1987-1991 

1333

Instructional package for freshman engineering design project 2000 

1334

Database list undated 

1335

Guides and pathfinders, part 1 undated 

1336

Guides and pathfinders, part 2 undated 

1337

Database service pamphlet and memos undated 

1338

Papers related to bibliographic instruction undated 

1339

Business division: policies and procedures 1953, 1958, 1974-1977, 1983 

1340

Business division: memos and reports 1964-1970 

1341

Business division: business librarian annual reports 1970-1988 

141

Business division: Business Guide to the W.W. Hagerty Library 1988 

142

Business division: "Business Library Business" newsletter 1981-1983 

143

Business division: "Business Guide to W.W. Hagerty Library" 1986 

144

Business division: business library assistant job manual 1989 

145

Business division: "In Business" newsletter 1990 

146

Business division: new books 1990-1991 

147

Business division: reference desk telephone directory and sign undated 

148

Evening College: Dean Kenneth Riddle Tribute, Graduate Statistics 1963, 1986 

149

Government documents division: Library of Congress and general correspondence 1958-1964 

1410

Government documents division: correspondence 1971-1976 

1411

Government documents division: correspondence 1977-1982 

1412

Government documents division: annual report 1978-1980 

1413

Home Economics division: annual reports 1965-1974 

1414

Home economics division: reports and course material 1965-1974 

1415

Home economics division: memos and reports 1971-1976 

1416

Humanities division: memos, correspondence and reports 1961-1976 

1417

Humanities division: memos, correspondence and reports 1961, 1968, 1974-1975 

1418

Humanities division: National Libraries Week 1964, 1966-1967 

1419

Humanities division: records of the student library advisory committee 1967-1969 

1420

Humanities division: Other libraries promotional materials 1970 

1421

Library and information science division: bibliography of use studies 1964 

1422

Library and information science division: annual and midyear reports 1963-1980 

1423

Library and information science division: committee, library school liaison 1965 

1424

Library and information science division: library science librarian records 1972, 1993-1995 

1425

Library and information science division: annual and midyear reports 1981-1989 

1426

Library and information science division: school of library and information science quarterly placement reports 1982 

1427

Library and information science division: Rush building floor plan 1998 

1428

Library and information science division: blank college of information studies notepad undated 

1429

Subseries j. Science and Technology Department records 1964-1996 

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Committee, library study: memos, correspondence and reports 1964-1975 

1430

News releases, guides, memos and correspondence 1965-1976 

1431

New acquisitions, reading room guide, annual report 1965, 1970, 1975-1976, undated 

1432

"A Guide to the Literature" 1978 

1433

"Information Anxiety" presentation outline 1979 

1434

Quick guide to Dragnet 1996 

1435

Dragnet for engineers undated 

1436

"Dragnet, a Year Later" flyer undated 

1437

Report of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Honors (engineers and scientists) undated 

1438

Subseries k. Security records 1963-1985 

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Memos and correspondence 1963-1975 

151

Incident reports 1965-1969 

152

Memos and correspondence 1966-1979 

153

Incident reports 1971-1974 

154

Incident reports 1971-1974 

155

Memos and correspondence 1975-1976 

156

Memos and correspondence 1976-1977 

157

Memos and correspondence 1977-1978 

158

Memos and correspondence 1978-1979 

159

Parking 1985 

1510

Shinn lists book thief letter ca. 1982 

15

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Series III. Annual Reports 1927-1997 

Scope and content note

The “Annual Reports” series contains departmental reports from 1927 to 1997, evidencing roughly seventy years of Drexel Library history. The “Report of the Director of Libraries” is the oldest and most extensive set of reports in this series, dating from 1927 to 1988. The departmental reports date between 1960 and 1997. This series evidences the Science and Technology Department’s change into the Technical Services Department in 1991. The series is arranged by institutional hierarchy with the Report of the Director of Libraries first. All other library departments are arranged alphabetically, and reports are arranged in chronological order within each department.

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Report of the Librarian 1927-1928 

161

Report of the Librarian 1928-1929 

162

Report of the Librarian 1929-1930 

163-4

Report of the Librarian 1930-1931 

165

Report of the Librarian 1931-1932 

166

Report of the Librarian 1932-1933 

167

Report of the Librarian 1933-1934 

168

Report of the Librarian 1934-1935 

169

Report of the Librarian 1937-1938 

1610

Report of the Librarian 1942-1943 

1611

Report of the Librarian 1943-1944 

1612

Report of the Librarian 1945-1946 

1613

Report of the Librarian 1947-1948 

1614

Report of the Librarian 1947-1949 

1615

Report of the Librarian 1949-1950 

1616

Report of the Librarian 1950-1951 

1617

Report of the Librarian 1951-1952 

1618

Report of the Librarian 1952-1953 

1619

Report of the Librarian 1953-1954 

1620

Report of the Librarian 1954-1955 

1621

Report of the Librarian 1955-1956 

1622

Report of the Librarian 1956-1957 

1623

Report of the Librarian 1957-1958 

1624

Report of the Librarian 1958-1959 

1625

Report of the Librarian 1959-1960 

1626

Report of the Director of Libraries 1960-1961 

1627

Report of the Director of Libraries 1961-1962 

1628

Report of the Director of Libraries 1962-1963 

1629-30

Report of the Director of Libraries 1962-1972 

1631

Report of the Director of Libraries 1963-1964 

1632

Report of the Director of Libraries 1964-1965 

1633

Report of the Director of Libraries 1964-1972 

1634
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Report of the Director of Libraries 1964-1973 

1635
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Report of the Director of Libraries 1965-1966 

1636

Report of the Director of Libraries 1966-1967 

1637

Report of the Director of Libraries 1971-1978 

1638

Report of the Director of Libraries 1972-1979 

1639

Report of the Director of Libraries 1979-1988 

1640

Report of the Director of Libraries 1979-1988 

1641

Report of the Special Assistant 1959-1960 

1642

Report of the Special Assistant 1960-1961 

1643

Report of the Special Assistant 1961-1962 

1644

Report of the Assistant to the Director of Libraries 1960-1961 

1645

Report of the Assistant to the Director of Libraries 1961-1962 

1646

Access Services Department annual report 1991-1992 

171

Access Services Department annual report 1992-1993 

172

Access Services Department annual report 1993-1994 

173

Access Services Department annual report 1994-1995 

174

Access Services Department annual report 1995-1996 

175-6

Access Services Department annual report 1996-1997 

177

Access Services Department annual report supplement 1996-1997 

178

Acquisitions Department annual report 1973-1974 

179

Acquisitions Department annual report 1975-1976 

1710

Acquisitions Department annual report 1977-1978 

1711

Acquisitions Department annual report 1979-1980 

1712

Acquisitions Department annual report 1982-1983 

1713

Acquisitions Department annual report 1983-1984 

1714

Acquisitions Department annual report 1984-1985 

1715

Acquisitions Department annual report 1985-1986 

1716

Acquisitions Department annual report 1986-1987 

1717

Acquisitions Department annual report 1987-1988 

1718

Acquisitions Department annual report 1988-1989 

1719

Acquisitions Department annual report 1989-1990 

1720

Acquisitions Department annual report 1990-1991 

1721

Administrative Services Department annual report 1960-1961 

1722

Administrative Services Department annual report 1961-1962 

1723

Administrative Services Department annual report 1962-1963 

1724

Administrative Services Department annual report 1982-1983 

1725

Administrative Services Department annual report 1983-1984 

1726

Administrative Services Department annual report 1984-1985 

1727

Administrative Services Department annual report 1985-1986 

1728

Administrative Services Department annual report 1986-1987 

1729

Administrative Services Department annual report 1987-1988 

1730

Administrative Services Department annual report 1988-1989 

1731

Administrative Services Department annual report 1990-1991 

1732

Administrative Services Department annual report 1996 

1733

Catalog Department annual report 1982/1983, 1983/1984 

1734

Circulation Department annual report 1980-1981 

181

Circulation Department annual report 1981-1982 

182

Circulation Department annual report 1982-1983 

183

Circulation Department annual report 1983-1984 

184

Circulation Department annual report 1984-1985 

185

Circulation Department annual report 1985-1986 

186

Circulation Department annual report 1986-1987 

187

Circulation Department annual report 1987-1988 

188

Circulation Department annual report 1988-1989 

189

Circulation Department annual report 1989-1990 

1810

Circulation Department annual report 1990-1991 

1811

Interlibrary Loan Service annual report 1966-1976 

1812

Interlibrary Loan Service annual report 1970-1976 

1813

Interlibrary Loan Service annual report 1972-1973 

1814

Interlibrary Loan Service annual report 1978-1979 

1815

Interlibrary Loan Service annual report 1990-1991 

1816

Library Statistical handbook 1960-1990   4.0 folders

471-4

Reference Department - Report of the Business Librarian 1962-1963 

1817

Reference Department annual report 1971-1974 

1818

Reference Department annual report 1975-1976 

1819

Reference Department annual report 1976-1977 

1820

Reference Department annual report 1977-1978 

1821

Reference Department annual report 1978-1979 

1822

Reference Department annual report 1979-1980 

1823

Reference Department annual report 1980-1981 

1824

Reference Department annual report 1981-1982 

1825

Reference Department annual report 1982-1983 

1826

Reference Department annual report 1983-1984 

1827

Reference Department annual report 1984-1985 

1828

Reference Department annual report 1985-1986 

1829

Reference Department annual report 1986-1987 

1830

Reference Department annual report 1987-1988 

1831

Reference Department annual report 1988-1989 

1832

Reference Department annual report 1988-1989 

191

Reference Department annual report 1989-1990 

192-3

Reference Department annual report 1991-1992 

194

Reference Department annual report 1992-1993 

195

Reference Department annual report 1993-1994 

196

Reference Department annual report 1994-1995 

197

Reference Department annual report 1995-1996 

198

Science and Technology Department annual report 1981-1982 

199

Science and Technology Department annual report 1982-1983 

1910

Science and Technology Department annual report 1983-1984 

1911

Science and Technology Department annual report 1984-1985 

1912

Science and Technology Department annual report 1985-1986 

1913

Science and Technology Department annual report 1986-1987 

1914

Science and Technology Department annual report 1987-1988 

1915

Science and Technology Department annual report 1988-1989 

1916

Science and Technology Department annual report 1989-1990 

1917

Science and Technology Department annual report 1990-1991 

1918

Technical Services Department annual report 1991-1992 

1919

Technical Services Department annual report 1992-1993 

1920

Technical Services Department annual report 1993-1994 

1921

Technical Services Department annual report 1994-1995 

1922

Technical Services Department annual report 1995-1996 

1923

Technical Services Department annual report 1996-1997 

1924

Directions: Annual Report 2012   1.0 folder

1924a

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Series IV. Meeting Minutes 1959-1992 

Scope and content note

The “Meeting Minutes” series contains minutes from the meetings of the Library Administrative Council from 1963 to 1992, the Library Faculty Heads from 1959 to 1965, and the Library senior and junior staff from 1965 to 1977.

This series is arranged hierarchically by body, and in chronological order within each body.

Subseries a. Library Administrative Council 1963-1992 

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1963-1970 

Box
19
Folder
25

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1965-1969 

1926

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1965 

1927

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1966 

1928

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1967 

1929

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1968 

1930

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1969 

1931

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1970-1974 

201

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1970 

202

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1971 

203

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1972 

204

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1973 

205

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1974 

206

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1975-1979 

207

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1975 

208-9

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1976 

2010-11

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1977 

2012-13

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1978 

2014-16

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1979 

2017-18

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1980-1985 

2019

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1980 

2020-21

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1981 

2022

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1982 

2023

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1983 

2024

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1984 

2025

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1985 

2026

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1986-1990 

2027

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1986 

2028

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1987 

2029

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1988 

2030

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1989 

2031

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1990 

2032

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1991 

2033

Library Administrative Council meeting minutes 1992 

2034

Subseries b. Library Department Heads 1959-1965 

BoxFolder

Library Department Heads Meeting minutes 1959 

2035

Library Department Heads Meeting minutes 1960 

2036

Library Department Heads Meeting minutes 1961 

2037

Library Department Heads Meeting minutes 1962 

2038

Library Department Heads Meeting minutes 1963 

2039

Library Department Heads Meeting minutes 1964 

2040

Library Department Heads Meeting minutes 1965 

2041

Subseries c. Library Staff 1965-1977 

BoxFolder

Library Staff Meeting minutes 1937-1941 

2042

Senior Staff Meeting and Junior Staff Meeting minutes 1947-1953 

2043

Senior Staff Meeting and Junior Staff Meeting minutes 1954-1958 

2044

Library Staff Association Meeting minutes 1961-1977 

2045

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Series V. Early library records 1891-1947 

Scope and content note

The bulk of the “Early Library Records” series is comprised of circulation statistics kept between the years 1893 and 1923. It also houses the minutes of the Trustees' Committee on the Library from 1892 to 1917; accession and inventory books listing items received and withdrawn from the library collection from 1891 to 1947; and card catalogs for rare book, manuscript, and painting collections. It also includes a brief series of correspondence by library director Anne Wallace Howland, from 1923 to 1930.

BoxFolder

Committee on Library, Drexel Institute 1898-1902 

211

Drexel Institute - Committee on Library and Reading Room 1898 

212

Drexel Institute - Records of Costs and Circulation for the Library and Reading Room 1910-1917 

213

Serials/Periodicals Order Lists 1898-1907 

221

Circulation 1893-1894 1893-1894 

222

Circulation 1894-1895 1894-1895 

223

"Reference lists of the Drexel Institute Library" 1894-1896 

224

Drexel Library - History (Social), Reference lists #1 and #3 1984-1986 

225

Circulation 1895-1896 1895-1896 

226

Circulation 1896-1897 1896-1897 

227

Circulation 1897-1898 1897-1898 

228

Circulation 1898-1899 1898-1899 

229

Circulation 1899-1900 1899-1900 

2210

Circulation 1900-1901 1900-1901 

2211

Circulation 1901-1902 1901-1902 

2212

Circulation 1902-1903 1902-1903 

2213

Circulation 1903-1904 1903-1904 

2214

Circulation 1904-1905 1904-1905 

2215

Circulation 1905-1906 1905-1906 

2216

Circulation 1906-1907 1906-1907 

2217

Circulation 1907-1908 1907-1908 

2218

Circulation 1908-1909 1908-1909 

2219

Circulation 1909-1910 1909-1910 

2220

Circulation 1910-1911 1910-1911 

2221

Circulation 1911-1912 1911-1912 

2222

Circulation 1912-1913 1912-1913 

2223

Circulation 1913-1914 1913-1914 

2224

Circulation 1914-1915 1914-1915 

2225

Circulation 1915-1916 1915-1916 

2226

Circulation 1916-1917 1916-1917 

2227

Circulation 1917-1921 1917-1921 

2228

Circulation 1922-1923 1922-1923 

2229

Address Book undated 

2230
Box

Standish Collection Finding List [undated] 

45

Early Library Collection Cards [undated] 

45

Fine Arts books by artist [undated] 

45

Reference Question Books 1928-1936 

45

Standish Collection Shelf List 1895-1905 

45
BoxFolder

Comparative Statistics 1927-1934 

231

Department & Statistical Report of the Drexel Institute Library 1933-1934 

232

Cataloging Size Card 1889 

233

Books from G.W. Childs Drexel 1926-1936 

234

Correspondence: Edwards, Sarah E.G. to Anne Howland 1936 

235

Notes on Arthurs, Stanley 1926-1936 

236

Standish Collection Bookplates 1898, 1926-1936 

237

Correspondence to Anne Wallace Howland 1924-1931 

238

Correspondence to Anne Wallace Howland 1924-1930 

239

Alice B Kroeger memorial scholarship correspondence 1927-1938 

2310

Exhibition of the art books in the library invitation 1896 January 11 

23

Series VI. Library self-study records 1968-1986   1.0 Box

Scope and content note

The “Library self-study records” series contains compilations of library statistics, and the surveys and questionnaires used to gather information about library use and user needs between the years 1968 and 1986. The "Library Statistical Handbook," which houses the compiled statistics, serves as a summary of much of the material contained in the other series in this collection. More specifically, it provides statistical information about student and faculty data, collection size and use, and the activity of each of the library's departments. The questionnaires are typical to the type of self-study material that libraries perform to gain information about user types and needs, and to gauge the success of the library's initiative to meet those needs. This series is arranged alphabetically by document type and in chronological order within each type.

BoxFolder

Drexel University library statistical handbook 1968-1969 

241

Drexel University library statistical handbook 1968-1969 

242

Drexel University library statistical handbook 1968-1969 

243

Drexel University library statistical handbook 1970-1971 

244

Drexel University library statistical handbook 1984-1985 

245

Drexel University library statistical handbook 1985-1986 

246

Library handbook and manual materials 1934-1936, 1941, 1947-1951, 1953, 1956-1957, 1959, 1966, undated 

247

Library hours 1963-1975 

248

Library organization 1959, 1964, 1971, undated 

249

Library questionnaire, sampling 1979 

2410

Library questionnaire, (1/2) 1979 

2411

Library questionnaire, (2/2) 1979 

2412

Library staff association 1964, 1966, 1968-1970, 1976, 1979-1980, 1982, undated 

2413

Library survey 1959 

2414

Library survey 1971 

2415

Library survey 1974-1975 

2416

Mechanization, general (1/2) 1961-1968, undated 

2417

Mechanization, general (2/2) 1967-1968, undated 

2418

Proposed changes in school librarian certification program letter 1982 

24

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Series VII. Library Building records 1957-1991   8.0 boxes 6 record cartons 2 document boxes 216 folders

Scope and content note

The “Library Building records” series contains records pertaining to the design, construction and use of the buildings that the Drexel Library has occupied since 1957. The records are divided into three subseries: Library Center records,” “Library Building Program records” and “Hagerty Library Building records.”

The “Library Center records” subseries contains a group of recommendations for a new library space that were collected by librarian Harry Dewey, beginning in 1957, and include records of the Library Equipment Committee and the Library Building Committee. These records document the library's space and equipment needs and demonstrate how these needs dictated building design. The subseries dates from 1957 to 1983. The second subseries, “Library Building Program records” houses the records of the Library Building Program, which oversaw the transition from the Library Center to Hagerty Library. Researchers will find design proposals from the final ten architects considered for the contract as well as records of the library director's evaluation process. Also included are the Kling Partnership's construction documents and specifications. This subseries dates from 1970 to 1983. The third and final subseries, “Hagerty Library Building records,” houses documentation of renovations and modifications to the as-built conditions of the original 1981 Kling design. There are letters of recognition from other libraries all over the nation and documentation of the Hagerty Library Building dedication ceremony. The records of the Hagerty Library Building date from 1983 to 1991.

Subseries a. Drexel Library Center records 1957-1978 

BoxFolder

Harry Dewey reports 1954, 1957 

251

Dewey report: "Report on the New Library Program" 1957 April 

421

Korman Building floor plans 1957 

252

Requests for Drexel report 1957-1958 

253

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 1-19 1957 

254

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 20-27 1957 

255

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 27A Weeding Methods and Personnel 1957 

256

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 28-30 1957 

257

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 31-33A: Stacks 1957 

258

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 34-38 1957 

259

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 39: Periodicals Display 1957 

2510

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 40-50 1957 

2511

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 51-55 1957-1958 

2512

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 56A-59: Film and Photo Lab 1956-1957 

2513

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 59A: TV Antenna 1957 

2514

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 60: Sound Center 1957-1958 

2515

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 60A-74 1957-1958 

2516

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 75-78: Carrels 1957 

2517

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 79-100 1957 

2518

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 101-151: Structural Matters 1957 

2519

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 152 1957-1959 

2520

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 152: Committee 1957-1958 

2521

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 153-179 1957 

2522

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 180-182: Smoking circa 1957 

2523

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 183-184: Windows circa 1957 

2524

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 185: Window Coverings 1957 

2525

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 185A: Electric Lighting 1957 

2526

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 186-190 circa 1957 

2527

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 191-191A: Signs and Lettering 1957-1959 

2528

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 192-200 1957 

2529

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 201: Style Consultant 1957 

2530

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 202-206 1957 

2531

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 207: Floors 1957 

2532

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 208-209: Floor Treatment Correspondence 1957 

2533

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 210: "All-New" Furniture 1957 

2534

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 211-212 circa 1957 

2535

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 213: Wall Coverings 1957 

2536

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 214-217 circa 1957 

2537

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 218-218A: Shape of Building 1957 

2538

Harry Dewey collection of new library recommendations 219: Revision of Plans circa 1957 

2539

New library recommendations index circa 1957 

2540

New library building planning correspondence, report commentary, and post-completion articles 1957-1960 

2541

Library Equipment Committee: Rutgers Institute library buildings circa 1957 

2542

Library Equipment Committee: Item specifications letter 1957 

2543

Library Equipment Committee: Recommendation 152 circa 1957 

2544

Library Equipment Committee: Furniture specifications circa 1957 

2545

Library Equipment Committee: General fireproofing company report circa 1957 

261

Library Equipment Committee: Floor plans 1957 

262

Library Equipment Committee: First and second floor furniture plans 1957 

263

Library Equipment Committee: Second floor room schedules 1957 

264

Library Equipment Committee: Basement furniture description and cost 1957 

265

Library Equipment Committee: First floor furniture description and costs undated 

266

Library Equipment Committee: George Ewing and Company correspondence 1957 

267

Library Equipment Committee: Room equipment schedule approved with revisions 1957 October 30 

268

Library Equipment Committee: New library carpeting circa 1957 

269

Library Equipment Committee: Summary of information and specifications circa 1957 

2610

Library Equipment Committee: Library building specifications appendix 1 1957 

2611

Library Equipment Committee: I.B.M. 1957-1958 

2612

Library Center building evaluation records 1957-1961 

425-6

Library Center floor plans 1957 November 18 

422

Library Center General Construction Work Specifications 1957 October 11 

423

Library Center equipment specifications 1957-1958 

424

Library Equipment Committee: Specifications review 1957-1958 

2613

Library Equipment Committee: Final approved revisions 1957-1958 

2614

Library Equipment Committee correspondence 1957-1958 

2615

Library Equipment Committee: Specification revisions 1957-1958 

2616

Library Equipment Committee: Door lock schedule circa 1958 

2617

Library Equipment Committee: Review of Robert LeFort Design Associates plan circa 1958 

2618

Library Center records 1958-1981 

428

Library Equipment Committee: Robert LeFort Design Associates correspondence 1958-1959 

2619

Library Equipment Committee: Description of LeFort layout 1959 

2620

Library Equipment Committee: Equipment transfer 1959 

2621

Library Building Committee: New building program 1959 

2622

Library Building Committee: Collection insurance evaluation circa 1959 

2623

Library Building Committee: Migration to new building 1959 

2624

Mary Nehlig collection of new library building inquiries 1959-1963 

2625

Library Center dedication records 1959, 1977 

429

Korman Center dedication program 1977 October 7 

Library and other buildings dedication ceremonies programs 1959, 1960, 1977 

4210

Library buildings ceremonies materials 1959, 1981 

4211

Physical Plant: Correspondence 1959-1974 

2626

Space requirements 1959-1970 

2627

List of exhibit photos 1960-1961 

2628

Library usage correspondence 1962-1979 

2629

"Re-evaluation of the New Library Building" 1962 February 

4212

Room and building data for "Building 6: Drexel Library Building" 1966 October 13 

4213

Library Building Committee meeting minutes 1970-1972 

4214

Library Building Committee: 1970 Development Program circa 1964 

2630

Nolen and Swineburne expansion plan 1964 

2631

Library Study Committee records 1964-1965 

2632

Physical Plant: Work orders 1965-1966 

2633

Fire drills 1966-1972 

2634

Physical Plant: Work orders 1966-1967 

2635

Physical Plant: Sign changes 1966-1967 

2636

Physical Plant: Work orders 1967-1968 

2637

Physical Plant: Library sign 1968 

2638

Copy machine correspondence and announcements 1968-1983 

2639

Physical Plant: Work orders 1968-1969 

2640

Physical Plant: Work orders 1969-1970 

2641

Physical Plant: Work completed 1969-1970 

2642

Physical Plant: Work orders 1970-1971 

2643

Physical Plant: Work orders 1971-1972 

2644

Telecommunication requirements 1971-1975 

2645

Library Center renovation records 1973-1981 

4218

Physical Plant: Work orders 1972-1973 

2646

Physical Plant: Work orders 1973-1974 

2647

Physical Plant: Work orders 1974-1975 

2648

Physical Plant: Work orders 1975-1983 

2649

Physical Plant: Locks and keys 1976-1978 

2650

Subseries b. Library Building Program records 1970-1984 

BoxFolder

Library Building Program: First edition - first draft 1970 April 

311

Library Building Program: First edition, part 1 - first draft (bound) 1970 April 

271-2

Library Building Program: First edition - second draft 1970 

273

Library Building Program: First edition - second draft and space requirements spreadsheet 1970, 1971 

274

Library Building Program: First edition - second draft (bound) 1970 

275-6

Library Building Program: First edition - second draft and revisions 1970 April 

4215

Staff accommodations 1970 

277

Bibliography circa 1970 

278

Library Building Program Committee records 1970-1971 

279

Library Building Program Committee records 1971-1972, 1980 

4216

Site plans 1970-1971 

2710

Building Program history and correspondence 1970-1972 

2711

Reader accommodations 1970-1972 

2712

Collection accommodations 1970-1972 

2713

Library Building Program Committee records 1970-1972 

2714

Library Building Program Committee meeting minutes 1970-1972 

2715

Library Building Program Committee Phase I meeting minutes (bound) 1970-1972 

2716-17

Library Building Program Committee papers 1970-1972 

2718

Shelving information 1970-1976 

2719

Architect selection information 1970, 1977, 1980 

2720

Library Building Program Phase II: Drexel and library objectives 1970, 1977, 1978 

2721

Committee to Review the Proposed Library Administrative Structure meeting minutes 1971 

2722

Library Building Program Committee papers 1971-1972 

2723

Library Building Program Committee meeting minutes 1971-1972 

2724

Library Building Program Committee subcommittee reports 1971-1972 

2725

Equipment and furniture selection materials circa 1971 

2726

Library Building Program Committee on Specification Sheets meeting minutes 1972 March 6 

2727

Library Building Program: First edition, part 1 - second/third draft (bound) 1971 August 

2728-29

Library Building Program: First edition - third draft 1972 January 

2730

Building specifications 1972 

2731

Building consultant credentials 1972 

2732

Director's suite requirements 1972 

2733

Library Building Program: Third edition, part 1 (bound) 1972 January 

281-2

Library Building Program: Third edition, parts 1 and 2 (bound) 1975 January 

283-4

Library Building Program: Third edition, parts 1 and 2 1972, 1975 

4217

Library Building Program: Third edition, parts 1 and 2 1975 

285

Library Building Program: Introduction and resources 1977-1980 

286

"The Dawn of the Century II" circa 1977 

287

Library Building Program: second edition, part 2 (bound) 1978 September 

4219

Library Building Program: second edition, part 2 1978 September 

4220

Library Building Program: Fourth edition, part 1 - first draft 1978 January 

288

Library Building Program: Fourth edition, part 1 - first, second and third drafts (bound) 1978 

289

Library Building Program Committee meeting minutes and program drafts 1978 

2810

Library Building Program: Fourth edition, part 1 - second draft (bound) 1978 

2811-12

Library Building Program: Fourth edition, part 1 - second draft (bound) 1978 February 

4222

Library Building Program: Fourth edition, part 1 - third draft master copy 1978 June 

2813

Library Building Program: Fourth edition, part 1 and part 1, third draft 1978 May, June 

4221

Library Building Program: Fourth edition, part 1 - second/third draft (bound) 1978 

2814-15

Library Building Program: Fourth edition, part 1 1978 June 

2816

Library Building Program: Fourth edition, part 1 original and subsequent revisions 1978, 1982 

312

Library Building Program: Fourth edition, part 1, annotated 1978 June 

313

Library Building Program Committee papers and meeting minutes 1978 

2817

Program consultants circa 1978 

2818

Library Building Program: Fourth edition and related materials 1978 

2819

Phase II fundraising 1978 

2820

Library Building Program primer 1978 February 

2821

Library Building Program Committee research material circa 1978 

2822

Library organizational chart circa 1978 

2823

Reader accommodations 1978 

2824

Student design project 1978 

2825

Library Building Program Committee Phase II meeting minutes (bound) 1978 

2826-27

Library Building Program: Fourth edition, part 1 - third draft 1978 

2828

Library Building Program: Fourth edition - third draft masters 1978 

2829

Library Building Program: Fourth edition, part 1 - third draft (bound) 1978 

2830-31

Library Building Program Committee meeting minutes and program masters 1978 

2832

Area building specifications 1978 

291

Library Building Program: Fourth edition - phase II 1978 June 

292

Library Building Program phase II distribution list 1978 

293

Staff Library Building Program Committee - Phase II meeting minutes 1978 

294

Library Building Program: Fourth edition, part 1 (bound) 1978 June 

295-7

Library Building Program: Fourth edition, supplement 1978 December 

298

Library Building Program: Fourth edition, part 2 1978 

299

Library Building Program Committee - Phase II membership 1978 

2910

Library Building Program phase II revisions 1978 

2911

Library Building Program Committee Phase II meeting minutes and membership list 1978 

2912

Staff Library Building Program Committee - Phase II proposals and meeting minutes 1978 

2913

Library Student Lounge announcements 1978-1984 

2914

Library Building Program: Fourth edition supplement drafts 1978 

2915

Staff Library Building Program Committee proposals 1978 

2916

Library Building Program: Fourth edition addenda and errata 1980 July 1 

2917

Correspondence regarding final ten architect selection 1980 

2918

Project proposal: Ballinger Architects, Engineers and Planners 1980 July 18 

2919

Project proposal: Marcel Bruer Associates 1980 July 18 

2920

Project proposal: Ewing Cole 1980 July 18 

2921

Project proposal: Francis, Cauffman, Wilkinson and Pepper 1980 July 18 

2922

Project proposal: Geddes Brecher Qualls Cunningham Architects 1980 July 18 

2923

Project proposal: H2L2 1980 July 18 

2924

Project proposal: The Kling Partnership 1980 July 18 

2925

Project proposal: Mirick Pearson Batcheler Henry Architects 1980 July 18 

2926

Project proposal: Mitchell Giurgolla Architects 1980 July 18 

2927

Project proposal: Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown 1980 July 18 

2928

Project proposal: Other architects 1980 July 18 

2929

Evaluation of final ten architects 1980 July 

2930

Papers regarding the centralization of the library organization circa 1980 

2931

Richard Snyder memos to Library Building Committee members 1980 

2932

Evaluation of regional academic libraries 1980 

2933

The Kling Partnership "Basis of Design," "Statement of Design Criteria" and project schedule 1980 

2934

The Kling Partnership transmittals, drawings and product information 1981-1983 

301

The Kling Partnership "Project Manual volume 1" 1981 October 2 

302

The Kling Partnership "Project Manual volume 2" 1981 October 2 

303

Furnishings specification: Library shelving 1982 November 30 

304

Furnishings specification: Wood library furniture 1982 November 30 

305

Furnishings specification: Existing furniture 1982 November 30 

306

Furnishings specification: Plants, plantings and drapery 1982 November 30 

307

Furnishings specification: Furniture lighting 1982 November 30 

308

Furnishings specification: Dealer contract furnishings 1982 November 30 

309

Furnishings specification: Co-operative service furnishings 1982 November 30 

3010

Product information: Carrels circa 1982 

3011

"Program for a Remote Storage and Drexel Collection Facility for the Drexel University Library" 1982 December 

3012

Library building dedication resource materials 1982-1983 

3013

W. W. Hagerty Library dedication ceremonies 1983 

3014
BoxVolume

Library Dedication memorial book 1983 October 13 

31A1
BoxFolder

Papers regarding migration of library collection 1983 

3015

Announcements and memos regarding library construction progress 1983-1984 

3016

Book and equipment move planning 1983-1984 

3017

Existing furniture inventory 1983 

3018

Subseries c. Hagerty Library Building records 1983-1991 

BoxFolder

Hagerty Library opening brochure 1983 

3019

Seating schedules 1983, 1993 

3020

Questionnairre for Library Journal 1984 

3021

Hagerty Library Floor plans 1984, 1985, 1993 

3022

Signage planning 1984-1989 

3023

Work orders and renovation needs 1984-1987 

3024

Renovation needs 1984-1992 

3025

Physical plant memos 1985 

3026

Micro-computer cluster design 1989 

3027

Renovation documentation 1983-1991 

3028

"Library Space Needs" 1991 January 18 

3029
Oversize

 Kling Partnership. Architects' rendering of Hagerty Library circa 1983   1.0 item

1
BoxFolder

Final Report on Hagerty Library Fund Raising 1984 

3235

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Series VIII. Personnel records 1952-1990   2.0 boxes 49 folders

Access restrictions

Because this series may contain confidential information, portions are currently restricted pending review by the archivist. See http://www.library.drexel.edu/blogs/collections/access-policies for further information.

The collection is open for research use.

Scope and content note

The “Library personnel records” series contains records that date from 1952 to 1990. The first subseries, “Library personnel management records,” houses records that evidence the management of library personnel, including records relating to paid time off and benefits plans. It also includes information related to the protocols and requirements for hiring staff and interns, as well as policies on staff conduct. The “Personnel dispute records” subseries contain the documentation of two cases. One is a result of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) strike in November 1972, where a librarian was fired shortly after. The librarian felt that it was a wrongful termination, because of the librarian being unwilling to cross the picket line. However, the library retained their position that the librarian was let go for being an incompetent administrator. The materials are letters of support of the librarian from professionals across the country, news articles and memos about the strike, articles about the incident that followed, the investigation by the president of the university which sided with the library, and other internal correspondence. The second case was an Equal Employment Opportunity case, where a librarian filed suit against the library believing that the library discriminated against the librarian for promotion due to the librarian's race. The materials include legal documents, testimonies and some correspondence surrounding the case. This series contains some personnel files of and other files that contain restricted personal information. The series is arranged in chronological order.

Subseries a. Library personnel management records 1952-1990 

Access restrictions

Because this subseries contains confidential information, portions are currently restricted pending review by the archivist. See archives' policy for access to records for further information.

BoxFolder

Frances Wright personnel file 1952-1979 

321

Staff salaries and paid time off policies 1956-1965 

322

Staff directories 1958-1965 

323

Staff directories 1960-1981 

324

Library personnel administration records 1960-1982 

325

Personnel bulletins and announcements 1963-1984 

326

Summer employment intern records 1963-1970 

327

Pension and benefit programs 1963-1970 

328

Staff assignments 1964-1971 

329

Library staff terminations 1965-1966 

3210

Staff assignments 1965-1970 

3211

Administrative policies 1965-1974 

3212

Work-study program 1966 

3213

Annual personnel report 1966-1967 

3214

Library administration memos 1966-1976 

3215-16

John V. McLaughlin personnel file 1966-1972 

3217

Helen Joseph personnel file 1966-1981 

3218

Library staff announcements 1966-1991 

3219

Fred M. Schalow employment application records 1967-1969 

3220

Library administration records 1967-1973 

3221

Marian McBride personnel file 1967-1985 

3222

Employee salary scale and professional grades records 1968-1971 

3223

Staff foreign exchange correspondence 1969-1973 

3224

Andrew Perry Redifer personnel file 1969-1975 

3225

Letter from comptroller regarding past employee accounts 1971 March 23 

3226

Library position vacancy records 1971-1975 

3227

Staff appointment, promotion and resignation announcements 1973-1986 

3228

Gift policy and procedures 1979 

3229

Betty Lou Rosenkrans personnel file 1979-1981 

3230

Library staff directories 1982-1987 

3231

Personnel announcements 1986-1991 

3532

Staff directories 1989-1990 

3233

Library staff development policies undated 

3234

Subseries b. Personnel dispute records 1969-1976 

Access restrictions

Because this subseries contains confidential information, portions are currently restricted pending review by the archivist. See for further information.

BoxFolder

Union strike: Activity on other campuses 1969-1970 

331

Union strike: Strike announcements circa 1972 

332

Union strike: News articles 1972-1973 

333

Union strike: Robert Crow bargaining agreement records 1972-1973 

334

Union strike: Drexel administration memos 1972-1973 

335

Union strike: Collective bargaining agreement 1972-1973 

336

Union strike: Grievances and responses 1973 

33

Patricia Henning case: Letters of protest 1973 

338-11

Patricia Henning case: Richard Snyder response letters 1973 

3312

Patricia Henning case: Ad Hoc Committee of Concerned Professionals for the Retention of Patricia A Henning records 

3313

Rebecca Nwude case: Performance evaluations 1973-1974 

3314

Rebecca Nwude case: Equal Employment Opportunity case history 1976 

3315

Rebecca Nwude case: Drexel University response draft resources 1975-1976 

3316-17

Rebecca Nwude case: Drexel University response 1976 

3318

Rebecca Nwude case: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission deliberation 1976 

3319

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Series IX. Library Publications and Press materials 1959-1990 

Scope and content note

The next series, “Library Publications and Press,” houses printed materials and brochures produced by and about Drexel Library. It is divided into the following subseries, “Drexel Libraries Special Publications collection,” “Library Guide collection,” “‘News Release’ collection,” “Newspaper clippings and University publications collection” and “Library newsletters and bulletins.” The first subseries is a collection of serial reports called "Drexel Libraries Publications," and contains thirty-two reports dating from 1974 to 1977. The Drexel Libraries Publications were created in-house, providing information on specific library collections and/or functions. The second subseries is a collection of Library Guides from 1964 to 1978. The third subseries is a collection of a serial newsletters created by the Drexel University Library Administrative Services entitled "News Release." These newsletters are one page each and were published twice a month. There are newsletters from 1969 to 1990 The fourth and final subseries houses Drexel brochures, and newspaper clippings from the Drexel Triangle that discuss current events at the library from 1969 to 1990, such as changes in hours of operation; complaints about library equipment (for example, the photocopiers and carrels) and environment (for example, no food allowed, and temperature settings); updates on planning and construction progress of the Hagerty library; and the introduction of computer stations and library automation. from 1969 to 1990. All of the subseries in this series are arranged chronologically.

Subseries a. Drexel Library Special Publications collection 1974-1977 

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Number 101 1974 

341

Number 102 1974 

342

Number 103 1974 

343

Number 104 1974 

344

Number 105 1974 

345

Number 106 1974 

346

Number 107 1974 

347

Number 108 1974 

348

Number 109 1974 

349

Number 110 1974 

3410

Number 111 1974 

3411

Number 112 1975 

3412

Number 113 1975 

3413

Number 114 1975 

3414

Number 115 1975 

3415

Number 116 1975 

3416

Number 117 1975 

3417

Number 118 1975 

3418

Number 119 1976 

3419

Number 120 1976 

3420

Number 121 1976 

3421

Number 122 1976 

3422

Number 123 1976 

3423

Number 124 1976 

3424

Number 125 1976 

3425

Number 126 1976 

3426

Number 127 1976 

3427

Number 128 1976 

3428

Number 129 1976 

3429

Number 130 1976 

3430

Number 131 1976 

3431

Number 132 1977 

3432

Subseries b. Library Guide collection 1964-1978 

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 1958-1977 

427

 1964-1982 

3433

 1964-1978 

3434

 1971-1973 

3435

 circa 1977 

3436

Library users instructional materials undated 

4223

Subseries c. "News Release" collection 1969-1990 

BoxFolder

Volume 1 1969-1970 

3437

Volume 1-5, copy 1 1969-1974 

4311

Volume 1-5, copy 2 1969-1974 

4312

Volume 2 1970-1971 

3438

Volume 3 1971-1972 

3439

Volume 4 1972-1973 

3440

Volume 5 1973-1974 

3441

Volume 6 1974-1975 

3442

Volume 6-10, copy 1 1974-1979 

441

Volume 6-10, copy 2 1974-1979 

442

Volume 7 1975-1976 

3443

Volume 8 1976-1977 

3444

Volume 9 1977-1978 

3445

Volume 10 1978-1979 

3446

Volume 11 1979-1980 

3447

volume 11 1979 

443

Volume 12 1980-1981 

3448

Volume 12 1981 

444

Volume 13 1981-1982 

3449

Volume 13 1981-1982 

445

Volume 14 1982-1983 

3450

Volume 14 1982 

446

Volume 15 1983-1984 

3451

Volume 15 1983-1984 

447

Volume 16 1984-1985 

3452

Volume 16 1984-1985 

448

Volume 17 1985-1986 

3453

Volume 17, administrative services 1986-1987 

449

Volume 17 1985-1986 

4410

Volume 18 1986-1987 

3454

Volume 18 1986-1987 

4411

Volume 19 1987-1988 

3455

Volume 19 1987-1988 

4412

Volume 20 1988-1989 

3456

Volume 20 1989 

4413

Volume 21 1989-1990 

3457

Parlie News 1979 

3458

Subseries d. Newspaper clippings and University publications collection 1959-1989 

BoxFolder

Newspaper clippings 1979-1980 

3459

Newspaper clippings 1979 

3460

Newspaper clippings 1980-1981 

3461

Newspaper clippings 1981-1982 

3462

Newspaper clippings 1982-1983 

3463

Newspaper clippings and micro-computer implementation records 1982-1984 

3464

Newspaper clippings 198-1984 

3465

Newspaper clippings 1984-1985 

3466

Publications: Library Center and Hagerty Library dedication programs 1959, 1983 

3467

Publications: Civil Engineering program brochures circa 1960 

3468

Publications: Diamond Jubilee programs 1966 

3469

Article from U.S. News and World Report regarding Drexel Co-Op Education 1975 September 22 

3470

Brochures 2012 

34

Subseries e. Library newsletters and bulletins 

BoxFolder

"The Bookends" 1966-1968 

431

"The Call Number," (1/2) 1969-1976 

432

"The Call Number," (2/2) 1969-1976 

433

"In Business" Winter 1989 

434

"Library Staff Bulletin" 1961-1963 

435

Library Newsletter 1964 

436

Library News-Notes 1965 

437

Library Newsletter 1966 

438

Liberated Librarians' newsletter 1970-1971 

439

Library Informer 1971 

4310

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Series X. Multimedia collection circa 1957-1991 

Scope and content note

The “Multimedia collection” series contains a variety of materials that provide visual information about some aspect of the Drexel Library history between the late 1950s and 1991. Materials such as photographs, slides, and negatives and microfiche demonstrate the library in use. Other materials constitute a photographic record of the Rush and Hagerty Library buildings. Also contained in this collection is an assortment of library related pin-on buttons. This series is arranged in chronological order.

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Photographs of information hub, Bellarmine College circa 1957   Louisville, KY

351

Photograph of Rush Building 1966 

352

Photographs of poetry reading by William Hollis 1977 

353

Slide, negatives and contact sheet of people using library 1978-1980 

354

Photographs of information hub, Hagerty Library undated 

355

Negatives of Drexel University Hagerty Library undated 

356

Photographs of Drexel University Hagerty Library undated 

357

Photographs of people using Hagerty Library and building exterior undated 

358

Library related buttons undated 

359

Beta tape: course S814 online search services, Cogswell, Binder, Computer assisted literature search in Van Pelt Library 1978 January 

3510
Box

Microfiche and microfilm 1970-1991 

36
BoxFolder

Graffitti database searching slide presentation ca. 1980 

3511

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Series XII. Exhibits 

BoxFolder

African American history and leaders 2008 

461

Little Book of Horrors 2008 October 

462

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