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   New York Public Library Library School Records [ca. 1900]-1927.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); New York Public Library Library School records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library..

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Summary Information

Abstract

Correspondence, course materials, student records, publications, and related printed materials of the Library School of the New York Public Library, 1900-1927.

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079159 View CLIO record
Creator(s):New York Public Library. Library School.
Title:New York Public Library Library School Records [ca. 1900]-1927.
Physical description:ca. 10,000 items (37 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Language(s):In English
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Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in seven series.

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, course materials, student records, publications, and related printed materials of the Library School of the New York Public Library, 1900-1927. This collection consists chiefly of course related materials such as reading lists, syllabi, examinations, practice work, lecture notes, and related printed materials. The student records include application and placement files, grades, and correspondence with alumni. There are four boxes of correspondence and lecture notes of Mary Wright Plummer, Principal of the School, 1911-1916. Her files include correspondence and lecture notes dating back to her position as Director of the Pratt Institute Library School, 1896-1911. Also, a box of lecture notes of Mary Louisa Sutliff who taught at the School from 1911 to 1926.

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Using the Collection

RBML

Restrictions on Use

Folders and folder headings are very brittle and must be handled with extreme care.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); New York Public Library Library School records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library..

Finding aid is available in repository and online.

Selected Related Material-- Other Repositories

Inventory of the New York Public Library Library School Records, New York Public Library.

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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 08/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

9 pamphlets Entered 05/11/92 HR

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.
    2012-04-16 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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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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Women college teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Library education.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Library schools--New York (State)--New York--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Library schools--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Plummer, Mary Wright.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pratt Institute.--School of Library Science.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sutliff, Mary Louisa, 1865-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

A library school was opened at the New York Public Library in October, 1911. Its primary purpose was to provide trained assistants for the Library. Mary W. Plummer, founder and director of the Pratt Insitute Library School, was appointed principal. The school closed in 1926 due to a lack of financial support.

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