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   New York State Library School Records 1887-1967.

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079161 View CLIO record
Creator(s):New York State Library. School.
Title:New York State Library School Records 1887-1967.
Physical description:33 linear ft. (ca. 32,200 items in 91 boxes and 2 oversize flat boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located on-site. Material in Boxes 1 and 2 is charred and has been microfilmed. Reader must use microfilm. Originals are not to be used unless the particular frame or frames needed are illegible. The scrapbook in Box 4 is charred and is very fragile.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

The records are divided into four series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The incomplete records of the New York State Library School (NYSLS), Albany, 1890-1911. Included are diploma lists, grade sheets, examination questions, examination questions with corresponding set of students' answers, pass cards, senior certificate lists, an admissions application, entrance examinations, curriculum materials, and some documents for the class of 1890. Also, records of the New York State Library School Association, Incorporated. In addition to letters from such prominent American librarians as Katharine L. Sharp, Joseph Wheeler, Ralph Munn, and James I. Wyer, there are minutes, reports, memoranda, and printed documents, including the Association's constitution. There is a scrapbook of blanks and forms used in the executive departments of U.S. libraries in 1893, mounted by the N.Y. State Library School for the American Library Association World's Columbian Exposition Comparative Library Exhibit (Chicago, 1893). Also, files of the school consisting of course materials, exams, publications of the School, student records, admission files, class lists and rankings, and some related correspondence.

1992 Addition: Administrative records of the school consisting of correspondence, student records, including card files containing the citation of bibliographies and theses submitted by students, as well as "community studies" covering the libraries of various regions of the world. There are also records of the NYSLS Association consisting of correspondence, minutes of meetings, constitution, financial records and a selection of photographs of prominent librarians, 1886-1967.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

Material in Boxes 1 and 2 is charred and has been microfilmed. Reader must use microfilm. Originals are not to be used unless the particular frame or frames needed are illegible.

The scrapbook in Box 4 is charred and is very fragile.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

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

Finding aid in respository and online.

Related Material-- at Columbia

New York State Library School Register is in the K. Brown collection, Rare Book & Manuscript 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/--/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

Photographs & printed misc. Processed 06/13/1997 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.
    2012-11-29 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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Genre/Form

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Applications.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bibliographies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Card files.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Constitutions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diplomas.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Examinations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Forms.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memorandums.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Minutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Newsletters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Portraits.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Seals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Librarians--Societies, etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Librarians--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Librarians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Library education--New York (State)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Library schools--New York (State)--Albany.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Munn, Ralph.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sharp, Katharine L.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wheeler, Joseph Lewis, 1884-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 :--Chicago, Ill.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wyer, James I.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

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