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   Aaron Louis Fessler Papers, 1959-1978.

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Aaron Louis Fessler Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Bib ID:4078755 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Fessler, Aaron Louis, 1917-1981.
Title:Aaron Louis Fessler Papers, 1959-1978.
Physical description:ca. 550 (1 box)
Language(s):In English
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Description

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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.

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 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room..

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Preferred Citation

Aaron Louis Fessler Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 06/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2012-01-26 EAD created by PTL

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

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College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Information storage and retrieval systems--Science.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Information storage and retrieval systems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Librarians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Library education.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Library journal.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation.--Library.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Southern Connecticut State College--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Librarian. Fessler was Chief Librarian for the Olin Mathiessen Chemical Corporation Library, 1961-1965. His special interest was the information storage and retrieval of scientific literature.

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