1964: University Archives

 

Allerton Park Institute Proceedings (No.11, 1964); Edited by Rolland E. Stevens

For its 11th Allerton Park Institute the faculty of the Graduate School of Library Science of the University of Illinois chose the topic, "University Archives." Archival administration has been paid scant attention by librarians and by teachers of library science. In spite of its resemblance, at least in externals, to the management of libraries, it has been the historians who first appreciated the value of archives and who developed principles and methods for their administration. Recognition by librarians of this important kindred study is long overdue. There are signs that in our universities we are emerging from the stage in which the task of preserving and arranging the past records of the institutions is given to a semi-retired professor of Greek or medieval history.

The complete text of the Institute is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Allerton Park Institute have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Veysey, Laurence R. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1965)
    While working on "The Emergence of the American University, 1865-1910," for my doctoral dissertation in American history at the University of California at Berkeley, I visited the archives of eleven leading universities. ...

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  • Tribolet, Harold W. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1965)
    Librarians and archivists face a great number of administrative problems: personnel, building programs, heating, air-conditioning, trustees, and so on. This discussion adds a new dimension conservationto their problems. ...

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  • Shipton, Clifford K. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1965)
    In this paper the archivist's obligations to his clientèle; administrative, scholarly, and other will be discussed, and archivists will be warned of the pitfalls into which we in Cambridge have fallen.

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  • Mitchell, Thornton W. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1965)
    In recent years, records have become a matter of increasing concern. For a long time, there have been archival establishments in which valuable records or presumably valuable records have been kept. But modern reproducing ...

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  • Holmes, Oliver W. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1965)
    Knowledge exists in two forms: (1) "active knowledge," meaning that to be found in the brains of living human individuals and therefore available to them at any given moment as bases for actions, and (2) "passive (or ...

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