Guide to the Cornell University Library Records,
[ca.1868]-2010.

Collection Number: 13-1-1082

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
RMC Staff
Date completed:
August 2014
EAD encoding:
RMC Staff, August 2014
Date modified:
RMC Staff, August 2014

© 2014 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cornell University Library records, [ca.1868]-2010.
Collection Number:
13-1-1082
Creator:
Cornell University. Library. Administration.
Quantity:
111.2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, financial documents, printed material.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence relating to the development and administration of the library, general administrative files, administrative files of Librarians, financial records, statistical reports, and grant files.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence relating to the development and administration of the library, general administrative files, administrative files of Librarians Otto Kinkeldey and Stephen McCarthy, financial records, statistical reports, and grant files. Also, records pertaining to the construction of the John M. Olin Library, including correspondence and reports of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Library Building Program; preliminary drawings; architectural drawings and blueprints; booklets, brochures, and papers relating to the dedication ceremonies; Library of Congress files, 1958-1986; ALA and ARL files, 1949-1985; Collection Development and Management Project files and user survey, 1978-1981; file relating to Cornell's decision to join RLG, 1978-1979; scrapbook of clippings of events connected with the library, 1984-1990; results of a poll of library employees, ca. 1975; files of the Librarian (primarily Louis Martin and Gormly Miller) relating to departments in Olin Library including Circulation, History of Science, Icelandic, Interlibrary Loan, Manuscripts and University Archives, Maps, Microtexts, and Newspapers, the New York Historical Resources Center, and Reference, 1968-1989.
RLG files include materials relating to BibTech, Conspectus, Shared Cataloging Program, Preservation Committee, and Cultural Materials Alliance, ca. 1984-2006
Also recognition by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for superior accomplishments, 1983; and Libraries at Cornell brochure, 1984.
Also, photo album of a 1990 visit by Asian dignitaries, a 1980 User Survey, a code book of detailed work done by several departments (1891-1923) including special collection bookplates, and slides and audiocassettes describing the library.
Also Excellence in Academic Libraries Award certificate from ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) and library brochure.
Memorabilia includes pen used to sign an cooperation agreement with Tsinghua University in China, 2009 and various ribbons, buttons, etc.
Files of Karen Calhoun on the Library's Models for Academic Support (MAS 2010) project, 2002-2004; Library Management Team, 2001-2006; and Technical Services Executive Group files, 1999-2006.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Cornell University.
Kaser, David, 1924-
Kinkeldey, Otto, 1878-1966.
Martin, Louis E.
McCarthy, Stephen A. (Stephen Anthony), 1908-1990.
Miller, J. Gormly.
Seznec, Alain.
American Library Association.
Association of Research Libraries.
Carl A. Kroch Library (Cornell University)
Cornell University. Libraries.
Cornell University. Library. Department of Rare Books.
Cornell University. Library. Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
Library of Congress.
Research Libraries Group.

Titles:
Cornell University register.

Subjects:
Academic libraries -- Administration.
Academic libraries -- Statistics.
Library administration.
Library architecture.
Library buildings.
Library finance.
Academic librarians -- New York (State) -- Ithaca.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Restrictedto permission of office of origin.
Boxes 58-70, 73 are not restricted.
Cite As:
Cornell University Library Administration Records, #13-1-1082. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

Includes collection #13-1-1287.

CONTAINER LIST

Description
Container
Not all the material in the collection is covered by this guide.