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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Wayne A. Wiegand Papers; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Research files of library historian Wayne Wiegand.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1595
Bib ID:9070873 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Wiegand, Wayne A., 1946-
Title:Wayne A. Wiegand research files.
Physical description:5 linear ft. (4 record cartons)
Language(s): Material is in English
Access: 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. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 2 series

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Description

Scope and Content

Collection contains card files related to Wiegand's research on Melvil Dewey and American Library history.

Chronological Files on Melvil Dewey

The Chronological files on Melvil Dewey are research files on index cards assembled by Wiegand while researching his biography of Melvil Dewey. The cards include biographical information about Dewey, as well as quotes and citations from primary and secondary sources.

Research Files

The Research Files contain index card files about a variety of topics related to American library history. A significant portion of the material is related to the history of the American Library Association.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 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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This collection has no restrictions.

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); Wayne A. Wiegand Papers; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University 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

Papers processed 02/14/2012 Carrie Hintz

Finding aid written 02/14/2012 Carrie Hintz

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion February 16, 2012 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-02-16 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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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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CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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American Library Association.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dewey, Melvil, 1851-1931.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Library science--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Wayne Wiegand, library historian and Melvil Dewey biographer, received his B.A in history from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1968 which he followed with an MA in history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1970. As a graduate student in history he became interested in libraries and upon completion of his M.A. he went on to receive his Masters of Library Science at Western Michigan University and finally a Ph.D. in history at Southern Illinois University.

He served as a librarian for a number of years before starting to teach in library schools. He served on the faculty of the College of Library Science at the University of Kentucky and the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and, finally, as Professor of Library and Information Studies and Professor of American Studies at Florida State University. While at the University of Wisconsin he founded the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America.

He has written several books on print culture and library history, including a biography of Melvil Dewey and the Encyclopedia of Library History.

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