Correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, manuscript notes, typescripts, and printed materials. Most of the papers concern the bibliographical control of scientific literature with particular emphasis on the development of an information storage and retrieval system for the Olin Mathiessen Chemical Corporation Library. There are letters from librarians and scientists, Olin Mathiessen inter-office memoranda, Fessler's manuscripts, manuscript notes and typescripts, and supporting printed materials published by IBM. There are also mimeograph copies of papers by several other information scientists. Also, Fessler's file of approximately 200 typescripts of his book, record, and cassette reviews on a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles chiefly for LIBRARY JOURNAL. In addition there are some course-related materials for the library science classes Fessler taught at Southern Connecticut State College, 1961-1965, including one of his syllabi and some correspondence relating to education for special librarianship. The printed materials include several articles by Fessler and two items inscribed by colleagues to him.
Ford Foundation records, Information Services, Archives and Records Retention, Office Files of Gloria Walters, 1973-1996 3.41 Cubic Feet
Collection contains the office files that Gloria Walters created when she served as Archivist/Records Retention Manager at the Ford Foundation and was based in the Foundation's Information Services, Archives and Records Retention unit. The collection is comprised of 3 series. The first series, Subject files, documents Walters' general activities in leading the Foundation's archives and records retention functions and supporting the larger Information Services department, primarily between 1993 and 1996, whereas the second series, Automation project files, specifically concerns the archive's automation project. Files in the third series, Researcher files, were removed from the Subject files series during processing and closed to access because of concerns over the privacy of the Foundation archive's researchers.
Ford Foundation records, Logistical Services, Office Files of Robert Mayer, 1952-1975 1.14 Cubic Feet
Collection contains the office files that Robert Mayer created during his time as Officer-in-Charge of the Ford Foundation's Logistical Services unit. Logistical Services operated within the Foundation's Division of Administration and included both a Records Services and Buildings Services department. Materials in the collection appear to chiefly relate to Mayer's responsibilities over the Records Services department as well as his involvement in the larger activities of the Division of Administration.
Ford Foundation records, Logistical Services, Office Files of Robert Williams, 1956-1980 1.45 Cubic Feet
Collection contains the office files of Robert Williams who occupied different records management related positions in the Ford Foundation's Logistical Services unit between 1969 and 1974. Logistical Services operated within the Foundation's Division of Administration, and Williams was hired as a Records Analyst before becoming Records Services Manager. The collection consists of one series of subject files. Williams' staff subject files include a lot of material that originated from before he joined the Foundation and some material that appears to have been created by Robert Mayer who was Officer-in-Charge of Logistical Services. This material may have been collected by Williams or may have been mixed in with his subject files at some point by the Foundation's archives.