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Fessler, Aaron Louis, 1917-1981

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.

American Library Association. Board of Education for Librarianship

Correspondence, reports, and related materials of the American Library Association Board of Education for Librarianship from 1945 to 1954. The collection consists of carbon copies of letters from the files of two Board members: Richard H. Logsdon and Francis R. St. John. The correspondence is chiefly between Anita N. Hostetter, Secretary of the Board, and other Board members. These records concern library school programs, curricula, course outlines, examinations, accreditation, and related matters.

Williamson, Charles C (Charles Clarence), 1877-1965

Correspondence of Williamson covering his college years and his positions at Bryn Mawr College, the New York Public Library, the Carnegie Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. A significant portion of Williamson's Columbia University correspondence and memoranda is addressed to or related to Roger Howson, University Librarian from 1926 to 1940. The manuscripts, chiefly typescripts, are concerned with library science and educational topics. Also, clippings and pamphlet files with some related correspondence and typescripts dealing with education and particularly the use of television as a teaching aid.

Columbia University. School of Library Service

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, curricular materials, and other records. These files are arranged in the following series: General Correspondence, Documentary History (curricular materials), Dean's Office, School of Library Service Alumni Association Study of Student Characteristics, Student Committees, Reading Abilities of Masters Candidates, American Correspondence School of Librarianship, and SLS Alumni Files (essays and articles by alumni).

Rose, Ernestine, 1880-1961

Correspondence, course outlines, reading lists, programs, minutes, and survey questionnaires on hospital libraries. These papers contain her correspondence and course related materials for hospital librarianship which she taught at Columbia University, 1945-1947; her correspondence and teaching materials for the Columbia Conference on Hospital Library Service and Training, 30 November 1945; her correspondence, minutes, and program for the Columbia Institute on Library Service in Hospitals, 16 April 1946; and questionnaires and data summary sheets for a survey of New England and Mid-Atlantic hospital and patients' libraries she conducted for the Library School in April 1947, for the purpose of developing a curriculum to train librarians for medical and patients' libraries.

Reece, Ernest J. (Ernest James), 1881-1976

Professional correspondence, notes, clippings, pamphlets, photographs, publications, and related printed materials of Reece. Although the collection spans Reece's career, the early years are sparsely documented. Half of the collection deals with his monograph and periodical publications, including book reviews of them. There are letters from prominent American librarians, with numerous letters from Robert B. Downs and Jack Dalton. Many of these are letters congratulating him on being the first recipient of the Melvil Dewey Professorhip at Columbia and upon his retirement. Also, many handwritten drafts of his letters.


Jack Dalton papers, 1940-1976 15.43 linear feet

Dalton, Jack, 1908-2000

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, and related printed materials from the office files of Dalton, reflecting his professional activities in the fields of American and international librarianship from 1940 to 1976. The major areas of interest are library education, especially foreign students; the Dewey Decimal Classification and its publisher, the Forest Press; the American Library Association, particularly its Reference Service Division's Bibliography Committee; the Council of National Library Associations; Franklin Book Programs; the International Federation of Library Associations; the National Book Committee; and WHO'S WHO IN LIBRARY SERVICE.