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Finding Aid for the University of Southern California School of Library Science records

Finding aid prepared by Sibyl Roud, 2005

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Beta Phi Mu. Beta Chapter.
Creator
University of Southern California. School of Library and Information Management.
Creator
University of Southern California. School of Library Science. -- Archives
Title
University of Southern California School of Library Science records
Collection no.
0280
Date [inclusive]
1892-1986
Extent
29.1 Linear feet, 49 boxes
Physical location
University of Southern California. University Archives.
Language
English
Abstract
Records of the University of Southern California School of Library Science (1936-1986), including those of Martha Boaz, Dean of the School from 1955-1978. Consists of correspondence, notes, minutes, manuscripts, scrapbooks, publications, and ephemera related to the School's educational and administrative activites.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #], University of Southern California School of Library Science records, Collection no. 0280, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Administrative history

The USC School of Library Science originated from an organized instructional program provided by the Los Angeles Public Library. This program, started in 1891 for the Library's employees, remained a training class until 1914 when the Library instituted a formal one-year library school program. Classes at LAPL terminated in 1932 due to fiscal problems. Summer sessions held at the University of Southern California from 1933-1936 met the need for library training in the region. After four years of pressure from the Alumni Association of the Public Library for a graduate library school, USC finally acquiesced and officially inaugurated a School of Library Service in September 1936. The school's name was changed in June of the following year to the School of Library Science. In 1980, the School altered its name once again, this time to reflect the changing occupational climate. Accompanied by an entirely redesigned program, the newly dubbed School of Library and Information Management veered away from providing solely traditional library school courses and offered students three areas of specialization: library science, information science, and information management.

The School, accredited by the Board of Education for Librarianship of the American Library Association in 1938, initially offered a two year program in which a Bachelor of Science in Library Science was granted at the end of the first year, the program culminating after the second year with the bestowal of a Master of Science in Library Science degree. The B.S. in Library Science was not offered after June, 1952. The curriculum was later expanded to include two degrees at the Doctor level: the Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Library Science (Ph.D.) added in 1961, and the Doctor of Library Science (D.L.S.) in 1975.

Deans of the School:

(titled Director until 1957)

Osborn, Andrew D. (temporary, 1936-1937)

Carter, Mary Duncan (1937-1946)

Dean, Hazel (acting, 1945-1946)

Pulling, Hazel (acting, 1946- 1947)

Stieg, Lewis F. (1947-1955)

Howe, Harriet (acting, 1943-1955)

Boaz, Martha (1955-1978)

Greer, Roger (1979-1986)

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Scope and Content

Collection contains correspondence, notes, minutes, scrapbooks, publications, course outlines, correspondence, class lists, and ephemera related to the educational and administrative activities of the University of Southern California School of Library Science (1936-1986). Includes the administrative files of Martha Boaz, dean of the School from 1955-1978, including her correspondence, publications, and manuscripts; and the records of Beta Phi Mu, national library science honor society.

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Organization

The collection is organized into eight main series arranged alphabetically: Advisory Board files (1937-1981), Alumni Association files (1924-1986, bulk 1930-1978), Beta Phi Mu files (1957-1985, bulk 1980-1984), Curriculum and Educational Materials (1950-1981), Deans' Papers (1917-1986), Publications (1936-1978), and Student Materials (1930-1984).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2005
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Revision Description

 Finding aid updated by Sue Luftschein, 2012 March

Access

Collection is open for research, except where restriction is noted. Collection is stored off-site and advance notice is required for access.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the University Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of University Archives as the owner of the physical material, and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Processing Information

Processed by: Sibyl Roud, 2005. Beta Phi Mu records added by Sue Luftschein, 2012.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Beta Phi Mu. Beta Chapter. -- Archives
  • Beta Phi Mu. -- Archives
  • Los Angeles Public Library. -- Archives
  • University of Southern California. School of Library and Information Management. -- Archives
  • University of Southern California. School of Library and Information Management. -- History

Genre(s)

  • Agendas (administrative records)
  • Annual reports
  • Brochures
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Manuscripts
  • Minutes
  • Newsletters
  • Publications
  • Reports
  • Scrapbooks
  • Transcripts

Personal Name(s)

  • Boaz, Martha, 1911-1995 -- Archives
  • Carter, Mary Duncan, 1896- -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Library education--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Library schools--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Library schools--California--Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources
  • Library schools--Curricula--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Library science--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Advisory Board files 1937-1981   0.5 Linear feet 1 box

Scope and Contents note

The USC SLS Advisory Board, consisting of outstanding librarians and interested citizens, provided an outside opinion on school matters. In 1974 the Advisory Board's name was changed to Board of Councilors. This series consists of agendas, member lists, minutes, curriculum proposals, correspondence, and reports. Files are arranged chronologically.

Box
1
Folder
1-5

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Series 2:  Alumni Association files 1924-1986   1.25 Linear feet 2.5 boxes

Scope and Contents note

Series includes papers from the Alumni Association of the Los Angeles Public Library (1934-1937) and of the Alumni Association of the USC School of Library Science and it's Predecessors (1938-1980). Note: the word "Service" was used in place of "Science" from 1938-1939. The wording "and its Predecessors" was omitted from use starting in 1967.

 Administrative materials 1930-1986   0.5 Linear feet 1 box

Scope and Contents note

Contains inter-filed correspondence and minutes created or received by Alumni Association Board members, minutes, financial reports, and materials regarding the Helen E. Haines Scholarship Fund.

Box Folder

 LAPL Alumni Association Correspondence and Minutes 1930-1939 

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence to and from the Alumni Association of the LAPL. Includes information regarding the establishment of a Library School at USC and the inclusion of LAPL alumni in the USC School Alumni Association.

1 6

 Alumni Association Correspondence 1940-1945 

1 7

 Alumni Association Correspondence 1946-1949 

Scope and Contents note

Also includes minutes, Constitution and Bylaws, list of active members, and reports of secretary-treasurer.

1 8

 Alumni Association Correspondence 1950-1955 

Scope and Contents note

Includes minutes, agenda, and draft of The State of the School.

1 9

 Alumni Association Correspondence 1956-1959 

1 10

 Alumni Association Correspondence 1960-1965 

Scope and Contents note

Includes two manuscripts prepared by Armine Mackenzie for presentation Library School functions: "The Wave of the Future," and "The Second Drama Quartet," or "The Library Inquiry Goes to Blazes." Also includes minutes, financial reports, and the treasurer's manual.

1 11

 Alumni Association Correspondence 1966-1969 

Scope and Contents note

Includes minutes, bylaws, financial reports, and memos.

2 1

 Correspondence regarding LAPL alumni 1939-1954 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence to the USC School of Library Science administration from LAPL alumni. Includes reference requests from employers.

2 2

 Board Meeting Minutes 1984-1986 

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and Treasurer's reports.

2 3

 Financial Ledger 1930-1940 

Scope and Contents note

Annual reports 1944- 1950.

2 4

 Helen E. Haines Scholarship 1949-1952 

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence, publicity releases, news clippings, and alumni fund contribution reports relating to the Helen E. Haines Scholarship Fund.

2 5-6

 Libraria Sodalitas 1963-1978   0.25 Linear feet .5 boxes

Scope and Contents note

Libraria Sodalitas was founded in 1962 for the advancement Library Science education at the USC School of Library Science. Qualified members included USC Library Science program degree holders, faculty members of the School, any person who had demonstrated a "sincere interest" in the USC Library School program, or acceptable individuals representing firms or businesses.

Box Folder

 Black Tie 1970-1977 

Scope and Contents note

Contains invitations and correspondence regarding Black Tie dinners held by Libraria Sodalitas.

3 1

 Membership 1963-1975 

Scope and Contents note

Membership lists of Libraria Sodalitas, including lists of delinquent members.

3 2

 Newsletters 1965-1978 

Scope and Contents note

Newsletters arranged chronologically. Libraria Sodalitas Board Minutes from 1975 are also included.

3 3

 Organization 1963-1972 

Scope and Contents note

Contains various versions of Constitution and Bylaws, and correspondence to members.

3 4

 Summer Events 1969-1977 

Scope and Contents note

Contains invitations and notices of various Libraria Sodalitas functions.

3 5

 Publications 1924-1980   0.5 Linear feet 1 box

Scope and Contents note

Contains Directories and Newsletters published by the Alumni Association.

Box Folder

 Alumni Directories 1934-1950 

Scope and Contents note

Contains Directory of Graduates 1891-1932, Directory of Graduates 1937-1940, Directory of Graduates 1892-1950, list of Life Members of the Alumni Association, mailing list of graduates (1947), and a working draft of Directory of Graduates 1892- 1950.

3 6

 LAPL News Letters 1924-1937 

3 7

 News Letters 1938-1943 

3 8

 News Letters 1944-1955 

3 9

 News Letters 1956-1962 

3 10

 Newsletters 1963-1968 

4 1

 Newsletters 1969-1980 

4 2

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Series 3:  Beta Phi Mu Beta Chapter files 1957-1985  (Bulk, 1980-1984)

Scope and Content

Series includes correspondence, newsletters, agendas, minutes, and financial records of the library science honor society, 1957-1984 (bulk 1980-1984).

Box Folder

 President's records 1979-1980 

48 1

 Association of College Honor Societies information booklet 1979-1980 

48 2

 President's records 1980-1981 

48 3

 President's records 1982-1983 

48 4

 President's records 1983-1984 

48 5

 BPM newsletter 1983 December 

48 6

 Ballot letters 1978 January 

48 7

 Constitution and by-laws of Beta Chapter 1972-1975 

48 8

 Boaz nomination 1972-1973 

48 9

 Beta Chapter news 1980-1983 

48 10

 Correspondence with President on miscellaneous, unique events 1972-1975 

48 11

 Correspondence with prospective members 1972, 1973, 1977 

48 12

 Misc. correspondence 1972-1978 

48 13

 Dues request letters 1976-1983 

48 14

 Correspondence with National 1970-1984 

48 15

 Executive Council Meetings - Agendas and related correspondence 1970-1984 

48 16

 Initiation/Dinner Announcements to Members 1972-1982 

48 17

 How to Put on the Initiation Ceremony undated 

48 18

 Invitations to Prospective Members 1977-1983 

48 19

 Invitation 1983-1984 

48 20

 Jewelry and chapbooks circa 1979 

48 21

 History 1969-1983 

48 22

 Lists of initiates 1966-1977 

48 23

 Lists of officers (annual) 1966-1984 

48 24

 Scholarships 1957-1984 

48 25

 Scholarships 1981-1983 

48 26

 Scholarship Award Announcements 1957, 1981 

48 27

 Correspondence re Scholarship Committee 1983 

48 28

 Membership lists 1965-1983 

48 29

 Membership lists 1981-1982 

48 30

 Nominations Committee and Elections 1976-1980 

48 31

 USC Library School Alumni Newsletters 1971-1984 

48 32

 Treasurer's Reports 1966-1984 

48 33

 Treasurer's Reports 1983-1985 

48 34

 Treasurer's Reports 1981-1983 

48 35

 Minutes of Meetings, including Treasurer's Reports 1979-1980 

48 36

 Minutes of Meetings, including Treasurer's Reports 1980-1981 

48 37

 Ballots 1984 March 

48 38

 Meeting announcement 1984 June 

48 39

 [Peggy Miller files] 1981-1983 

48 40-41

 [Peggy Miller files] 1981-1984 

48 42-43

 Secretary-Treasurer's Misc. Correspondence 1981-1983 

48 44

 [Correspondence] 1984 

48 45

 Invitations 1982-1983 

48 46

 Invitation/Dinner/Ballot mailings 1977-1982 

48 47

 Invitation 1982 

48 49

 [Letterhead] undated 

48 50

 Officers and Associates Addresses, Phone Nos. 1981-1982 

48 51

 Minutes 1981-1983 

48 52

 Chapter Officer's Duties, Responsibilities 1981-1982, undated 

48 53

 Board of Directors Meeting Announcements 1982 

48 54

 Board Meeting agenda 1978, 1984 

48 55

 Deleted Members Lists from National 1981-1982 

48 56

 Constitution - Beta Chapter undated 

48 57

 Copies for National circa 1981 

48 58

 Beta Chapter Newsletters 1980-1982 

48 59

 Misc. circa 1977 

48 60

 Social Events for Students 1982-1983 

48 61

 Historian's Communications 1976-1982 

48 62

 National Form: Officers of BPM Chapters undated 

48 63

 [Miscellaneous minutes and records] 1983-1985 

48 64

 Completed "Request for Payment from Chapter Funds" to Dean's Office 1980 

49 1

 Chapter Form: "Deposit Record" to Gift Account 1981 

49 2

 Bank Statements and Checks 1981-1982 

49 3

 Bank Statements and Checks 1983-1986 

49 4

 Financial Records 1981-1982 

49 5

 Financial Records 1982-1983 

49 6

 Financial Records 1983-1986 

49 7
Box

 [Ledgers of members recording dues payments] 1957-1985 

49

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Series 4:  Curriculum and educational programming 1933-1981   11.75 Linear feet 14 boxes

 Course Outlines 1954-1978   9.0 Linear feet 9 record boxes

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains course outlines, syllabi, assignments, and examinations of courses offered by the School. Folders are arranged by semester and date, and are titled by course numbers.

Box
39-47

 Curriculum development files 1933-1960   0.25 Linear feet .5 boxes

Scope and Contents note

Includes documents concerning curriculum development including correspondence, proposals, memos, recommendations, proposals for curriculum changes and accepted changes, degree conversion information, supporting publications, and curriculum information from other U.S. library schools.

Box Folder

 Files 1933-1944 

4 3

 Files 1945 

4 4

 Files 1949-1955 

4 5

 Files 1951-1956 

4 6

 Files 1956-1969 

4 7

 Workshops, Institutes, Colloquia and other additional educational programs 1950-1981   2.5 Linear feet 4.5 boxes

Scope and Contents note

This series contains materials relating to additional educational programs offered through the USC Library School, including workshops, institutes, colloquia, conferences, forums, etc. The materials are divided into three sub-subseries: Institutes, Workshops, and Other. Each sub-subseries is arranged chronologically. Materials may include: correspondence, schedules, program brochures, budget and funding information, applications, course syllabi, narrative reports, manuscripts, speaker transcripts, enrollment lists, course handouts, course bibliographies, program proposals, grant proposals.

Box Folder

 Institutes: Library Personnel Administration 1956 

4 8

 Institutes: Institute on Public Library Architecture 1956-1960   4 folders (also includes 5:1)

Scope and Contents note

Includes a transcript of the Institute's keynote address, The Living Library, given by the famous architect Richard J. Neutra.

4 9-11

 Institutes: Institute for School Administrators 1957 

5 2

 Institutes: Library Services for Young Adults 1959 

5 3

 Institutes: Institute Announcements and Schedule 1960-1961 

5 4

 Institute: Inservice Training and Intramural Communication 1960-1961 

5 5

 Institutes: Library Education at USC 1960-1961 

5 6-8

 Institutes: Cooperative Planning for Public Libraries 1960-1961 

5 9

 Institutes: A Master Plan, College and University Libraries 1960-1962 

5 10

 Institutes: Building Book Collections 1961 

5 11

 Institutes: Library Administration Institute 1960-1962 

5 12

 Institutes: Institute on Library Management and Supervision 1967-1968 

6 1-2

 Institutes: Institute for the Education and Training of Information Science Faculty 1968-1970 

General note

See also Applications (6:5-6), Aurbach Proposal (6:7), and Evaluations (6:8) relating to this Institute.

6 3-4

 Institutes: Institute for the Education and Training of Information Science Faculty- Applications 1968-1970 

General note

Includes restricted material. See University Archivist for details.

6 5-6

 Institutes: Institute for the Education and Training of Information Science Faculty- Auerbach Proposal 1967 

6 7

 Institutes: Institute for the Education and Training of Information Science Faculty- Evaluations 1968-1970 

6 8

 Institutes: Training for Library Work with the Culturally Disadvantaged 1969 

6 9

 Institutes: Institute on Library Automation and Information Retrieval 1970 

6 10

 Institutes: Institute on Middle Management in Public Libraries 1971 

7 1

 Workshops: School Library Workshop 1950 

7 2

 Workshops: Library Budgeting Workshop 1955 

7 3

 Workshops: Correspondence (relating to workshop development) 1959-1960 

7 4

 Workshops: Getting Along With Patrons 1958 

7 5

 Workshops: Storytelling and Book Talks 1958-1959 

7 6

 Workshops: Library Service for Young Adults 1958-1959 

7 8

 Workshops: School and Public Library Problems 1959 

7 9

 Workshops: Administrators' Problems 1959 

7 10

 Workshops: Reference and Interlibrary Loans 1959 

7 11

 Workshops: Improving the Book Collection 1959-1960 

7 12

 Workshops: Circulation Problems and Procedures 1959 

7 13

 Workshops: Order Records and Methods 1959 

7 14

 Workshops: Cataloging Processes and Shortcuts 1959 

7 15

 Workshops: Book Selection and Censorship 1960-1964 

7 16

 Workshops: Workshop Announcements and Schedule 1959-1960 

7 17

 Workshops: Implementing the School Library Standards 1960-1961 

7 18

 Workshops: Staff Development in Libraries and Information Centers 1978 

7 19

 Symposium and Documentation or a Study of Information Retrieval Systems 1958-1960 

7 20-21

 Symposium in Storytelling 1962 

8 1

 Colloquia  

Scope and Contents note

Includes transcript of Upton Sinclair's lecture entitled "The Individual in a Troubled World."

8 2

 Colloquia 1964 

8 3

 Colloquia 1966-1967 

8 4

 Colloquia 1969-1978 

8 5

 Continuing Education 1967-1976 

8 6

 Conference on the 18th Edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification 1972 

8 7

 Information Science Clinics 1973-1974 

8 8

 Seminar on Management By Objectives 1976 

8 9

 In-Residence Programs 1977-1978 

8 10

 Joint Program with UCLA 1977-1979 

8 11

 Friday Forums 1980-1981 

8 12

 International Summer School for the Southern Hemisphere 1980 

9 1

 Understanding Children's Films 1981 

9 2

 Extension Courses 1963-1978 

9 3-4

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Series 5:  Dean's papers 1917-1986   11.0 Linear feet 22 boxes

Scope and Contents note

Includes papers originating from the offices of the Deans Mary Duncan Carter (subseries 1) and Martha Boaz (subseries 2).

 Carter, Mary Duncan 1936-1954   0.5 Linear feet 1 box

Scope and Contents note

Mary Duncan Carter, Director (i.e. Dean) of the USC Library School from 1937-1946, was the school's first official (non- temporary) director.

Box Folder

 SC GSLS 1936-1954 

9 5

 Accreditation (BEL) 1937-1949 

9 6

 SC GSLS Radio Broadcast 1937-1938 

9 7

 National Youth Administration 1938-1943 

9 8

 Film Book Club of the Year 1939-1942 

9 9

 CLA Institute on Public Relations, Long Beach 1940 

9 10

 Civilian Defense 1940-1943 

9 11

 Institute for School Libraries 1950 

9 12

 Boaz, Martha Terosse 1917-1986   10.5 Linear feet 21 boxes

Scope and Contents note

Martha Boaz, dean from 1955-1978, was the School's longest-serving and perhaps most influential dean. Declared "one of the most dynamic librarians in California," Boaz was dedicated to library education, professionalism, and quality library services. She was active in the American Library Association (ALA), serving as President of the Association from 1962-1963, Chair of the Research Committee from 1958-1960, Chair of the Intellectual Freedom Committee from 1964-1966, President of the Library Education Division from 1968-1969, Board of Directors in 1972, and Chair of the Council of Deans from 1977-1978. Subseries includes 4 sub-subseries: Correspondence, Publications and Manuscripts, Administrative Files, and the Files of Robert Sommers.

 Correspondence 1956-1978   3.0 Linear feet 6 boxes

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence arranged by year, as well as correspondence related to guest lecturers and legislative activities.

Box Folder

 Correspondence 1978 

10 1-3

 Correspondence 1977 

10 4-5

 Correspondence 1976 

10 6-7

 Correspondence 1975 

10 8-10

 Correspondence 1974 

11 1-3

 Correspondence 1973 

11 4-5

 Correspondence 1972 

11 6-8

 Correspondence 1971 

11 9-10

 Correspondence 1970 

12 1-2

 Correspondence 1969 

12 3-5

 Correspondence 1968 

12 6-8

 Correspondence 1967 

13 1-3

 Correspondence 1966 

13 4-7

 Correspondence 1965 

14 1-3

 Correspondence 1964 

14 4-5

 Correspondence 1963 

14 6-7

 Correspondence 1962 

15 1-4

 Correspondence 1961 

15 5-8

 Correspondence 1960 

15 9-10

 Correspondence 1959 

16 1

 Correspondence 1958 

16 2

 Correspondence 1957 

16 3

 Correspondence 1956 

16 4

 Letters to Martha Boaz 1957-1977 

General note

Correspondence separated from the yearly correspondence files (boxes 10-16:4) for reasons unknown.

16 5

 Legislative Correspondence 1970-1975 

16 6-8

 Lectures - Correspondence 1956-1964 

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence from the School's guest lecturers and those invited to lecture (but did not). Includes correspondence from Aldous Huxley, Ray Bradbury, Christopher Isherwood, Arnold Toynbee, Ogden Nash, Stephen Spender, Justice William O'Douglas, and others.

16 9-11

 Publications and Manuscripts 1917-1986   1.25 Linear feet 2.5 boxes

Scope and Contents note

Contains publications and manuscripts by Martha Boaz, including those written after her tenure as dean. Early LAPL Library School materials are also enclosed.

Box Folder

 Publications 1959-1976 

17 1-3

 [Publication List + Curriculum Vitae] circa 1986 

17 4

 Fervent and Full of Gifts- The Life of Althea Warren 1961 

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript

17 5-6

 [Project for Excellence in Library Science] 1965 

17 7

 Quest for Truth: The Continuing Questing undated 

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript

18 1

 The Quest for Truth 1957-1967 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and partial manuscipt.

18 2

 The Continuing Quest 1967 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and manuscript.

18 3

 Toward the Improvement of Library Education 1972-1973 

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript

18 4-5

 LAPL Materials 1917-1941 

Scope and Contents note

LAPL Library School Circulars, Directories of Graduates, and History.

18 6

 History of the School 1932-1935, 1976 

Scope and Contents note

Includes the publication "School of Library Science: History of the School of Library Science University of Southern California," correspondence relating to this publication, and historical materials regarding the origination of the School.

18 7

 Misc. Typing 1978 

19 1

 Agenda Conference- Strategies for Meeting the Information Needs of Society in the Year 2000 (organized and chaired by Martha Boaz) 1979 

Scope and Contents note

Consists of a transcript of the Conference.

19 2-3

 Essay Manuscripts circa 1979-1986 

19 4

 Issues in Higher Education and the Professions in the 1980's 1980 

19 5-6

 Strategies for Meeting the Information Needs of Society in the Year 2000 1980 

20 1-2

 Administrative Files 1932-1978  (Bulk, 1957-1978)   4.5 Linear feet 9 boxes

Scope and Contents note

Contains administrative files, including those relating to ALA accreditation, fund-raising, and the Montgomery Ross Fisher Building.

Box Folder

 Accreditation Report Feb. 1956 Visit of Common Accreditation to USC 1951-1957 

20 3-4

 ALA Evaluation Visit 1965 1932-1965 

Scope and Contents note

Includes accreditation materials prior to 1965.

20 5

 Colorful Careers 1975 

20 6

 ALA Committee Appointments Work Book 1967-1968 

20 7

 Althea Warren Memorial Scholarship Fund 1959 

21 1-2

 Biographical Sketches of Lecturers 1957-1958 

21 3

 Distinguished Professorship 1978 

21 4

 DLS 1973-1974 

Scope and Contents note

Includes materials concerning the proposal of the Doctor of Library Science Degree (DLS).

21 5-6

 Fellowship Opportunities 1969-1970 

21 7

 Frank Baxter's Gift to the Library School 1969 

21 8

 [Graduate School of Library Science - Plan of Development] 1959-1968 

21 9

 In-Service Training 1967 

21 10-12

 LS 522: The Librarian's Reading (Course Outline) 1963-1973 

22 1

 Library Education Division [of ALA] 1967-1968 

22 2

 Monthly Calendar 1963 

22 3

 News Bureau Releases 1961-1969 

22 4

 News Bureau Releases 1970-1977 

22 5

 Odyssey: The Living Library 1974-1977 

23 1

 Publicity 1959-1973 

23 2

 [Recognition Dinner] 1978 

23 3

 Spot Announcements 1971-1975 

23 4

 USC - Friends of the Library 1976 

23 5

 USC Professional Preparation Program for Service as a Librarian 1974 

23 6

 Fund-Raising 1961-1975 

24 1-2

 Fund-Raising - Correspondence 1965-1969 

24 3

 Fund-Raising - Correspondence 1969-1970 

24 4

 Fund-Raising - Letters to Prospects 1967-1969 

24 5

 Fund Raising - Meetings 1968-1969 

24 6

 Fund Raising - Plans 1969-1970 

24 7-8

 Fund-Raising - Project for Excellence in Library Science 1970-1971 

24 9

 Fundraising Suggestions and Ideas 

24 10

 Library Movie Benefit 1969 

24 11

 Proposals to Fundraising 1957-1967 

25 1-2

 Proprosals 1966-1967 

25 3-4

 [Proposal - Education and Training of Information Science Faculty] 1967 

25 5-6

 Proposals - Scholarship Fund Drive 1957-1959 

25 7

 Proposal - Graduate Academic Facilities Grant circa 1969 

26 1

 Babcock Foundation Proposal 1971-1972 

26 2

 Crandall, Ella (Project) 1970 

26 3

 Proposals to Foundations 1963-1964 

26 4-5

 Fundraising - Proposal to Foundations, Etc. 1966-1973 

26 6-7

 Bertha Mahoney Miller Room 1969-1974 

27 1

 Bertha Mahoney Miller RM- List of Donors vol. I 1969-1970 

27 2

 Bertha Mahoney Miller RM Donors vol. II 1970 

27 3

 Bertha Mahoney Miller RM Donors vol. III 1970-1972 

27 4

 Building - Brochure 1974 

27 5

 Building Dedication 1974 

27 6

 Building Dedication Budget 1974 

27 7

 Building Dedication Ceremony 1974 

28 1

 Building Dedication Invitations 1974 

28 2

 Building Dedication Dinner 1974 

28 3

 Building Publicity 1974 

28 4

 Building Dedication Symposium 1974 

28 5

 Building Fund 1970-1973 

28 6

 Building Fund - Correspondence 1968-1973 

28 7

 Building Fund - General 1970-1973 

28 8

 Building Fund Raising Library School Correspondence 1966-1970 

28 9

 Building - Misc. Planning Details 1971-1974 

28 10

 Building - Pictures 1974 

28 11

 Building - Plans 1970-1972 

General note

Actual floor plans located in flat files.

28 12

 Building - Library School Old Plans (pre-1945) 1937-1966 

29 1

 Library Building Plans - From Other Institutions 1964-1966 

29 2

 Building - Plaques 1974 

29 3

 Building - Problems 1974 

29 4

 Building - Program 1974 

29 5

 Building Proposal - United States Steel Corp. 1967-1968 

29 6

 Building - Site Dedication, Nov. 14, 1972 1972 

29 7

 CLA Luncheons 1959-1971 

29 8

 Complete List of Building Fund Donors 1970-1976 

29 9

 Facility Plan 1969 

29 10

 [Plans for a Building] 1966-1969 

29 11

 Printed Material from USC 1970-1971 

29 12

 USC - Development 1970-1974 

29 13

 Robert Sommers Files 1965- 1971   1.0 Linear feet 2 boxes

Scope and Contents note

Files of Robert Sommers, Director of Planning, related to fundraising for the Montgomery Ross Fisher Building.

Box Folder

 Articles on How to Raise Money undated 

30 1

 Biographies of Individual Donor Prospects 1969 

30 2

 [Brewer Medical Foundation] 1970 

30 3

 Building - Supplemental Material undated 

30 4

 Business and Industrial Firms undated 

30 5

 Call for Appointment Letters 1969 

30 6

 Corporate Foundations 1966-1971 

30 7

 Eastern Trips by Dean Boaz 1970 

30 8

 Financial Reports Fundraising 1969-1971 

30 9

 Follow-up Letters 1969-1970 

30 10

 Form Letter Materials 1969-1970 

30 11

 Foundations That May be a Source of Funds 1969-1971 

30 12

 Friends of Libraries 1968-1970 

30 13

 General Correspondence 1970-1971 

30 14

 Harold Lloyd Corporation 1969-1970 

30 15

 Ideas and Suggestions 1969-1970 

30 16

 Individual Donors Prospect List 1968-1971 

30 17

 Industrial Libraries undated 

30 18

 Inquiry Letters 1970 

30 19

 Knox Bourne 1967-1971 

30 20

 Knox Bourne Mailing to 70 Corporations Asking for $500 1970-1971 

30 21

 Letter Solicitation To: Associations 1969 

31 1

 Letters to Publishers 1969-1971 

31 2

 Libraria Sodolitas 1970 

31 3

 Library Associates undated 

31 4

 Library Suppliers 1965-1969 

31 5

 Local Foundations 1970-1971 

31 6

 Luncheon Meeting for Industrial Librarians undated 

31 7

 Material for Inclusion in Letters and Factsheets undated 

31 8

 Material From Previous Campaigns undated 

31 9

 Misc. Correspondence 1969-1970 

31 10

 Minutes of Fundraising Meetings Staff 1969-1970 

31 11

 Memos to Dean Boaz 1969-1971 

31 12

 Original Material for Earlier Presentation Folder 

31 13

 Prospect Lists 1970-1971 

31 14

 Replies From Individual Solicitors 1969 

31 15

 Reports to Director of Planning 1970-1971 

31 16

 Special Committee 1971 

31 17

 Solicited Corporations 1965-1971 

31 18

 Sears-Roebuck Foundation 1970-1971 

31 19

 Staff Minutes 1971 

31 20

 Times Mirror Foundation 1969-1971 

31 21

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Series 6:  Publications 1936-1978   0.5 Linear feet 1 box

Scope and Contents note

Includes two types of regular publications of the School: Annual Reports (Subseries 1) and Bulletins (Subseries 2).

 Annual Reports 1936-1978   0.25 Linear feet .5 boxes

Scope and Contents note

Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

 Annual Reports 1936-1950 

32 1

 Annual Reports 1955-1960 

32 2

 Annual Reports 1961-1966 

32 3

 Annual Reports 1967-1971 

32 4

 Annual Reports 1972-1975 

32 5

 Annual Reports 1975-1978 

32 6

 Bulletins    0.25 Linear feet .5 boxes

Scope and Contents note

Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

 Bulletins 1958-1965 

32 7

 Bulletins  

32 8

 Bulletins 1972-1975 

32 9

 Bulletins 1976-1978 

32 10

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Series 7:  Student Materials 1892-1984  (Bulk, 1930-1984)   4.25 Linear feet 6.5 boxes

Scope and Contents note

Includes materials generated by or related to the students of the USC Library School. Divided into three subseries: Class Lists (Subseries 1), Student Material Files (Subseries 2), and Scrapbooks (Subseries 3).

 Class Lists 1930-1978   0.75 Linear feet 1.5 boxes

Scope and Contents note

Includes class lists, graduate lists, student pictures, class schedules, class activity information, correspondence, enrollment information, and graduate placements. Arranged chronologically. Some material is restricted.

Box Folder

 Class of 1930 1930 

36 1

 Class of 1938 1938 

36 2

 Class of 1939 1938-1939, 1948 

36 3

 Class of 1940 1940 

36 4

 Class of 1941 1941 

36 5

 Class of 1942 1942 

36 6

 Class of 1943 1943 

36 7

 Class of 1944 1944 

36 8

 Class of 1945 1944-1945 

36 9

 Class of 1946 1945-1946 

36 10

 Class of 1947 1945-1947 

36 11

 Class of 1948 1947-1948 

General note

Restricted material. See University Archivist for details.

36 12

 Class of 1949 1948-1949 

General note

Restricted material. See University Archivist for details.

36 13

 Class of 1949-1950 1949-1950 

General note

Restricted material. See University Archivist for details.

36 14

 Class of 1950-1951 1951 

36 15

 Class of 1951-1952 1952 

36 16

 Class of 1954 1953-1954 

36 17

 Class Book 1955 

36 18

 Summer Session 1933-1939 

36 19

 Summer Session 1940-1945 

36 20

 Summer Session 1948 

36 21

 Summer Session 1949 

36 22

 Summer Session 1950 

General note

Restricted. See University Archivist for details.

36 23

 Graduates - Combined Lists 1892-1950 

37 1

 Graduates 1941-1958 

37 2

 Graduates 1961-1968 

General note

Restricted. See University Archivist for details.

37 3

 Graduates 1951-1968 

General note

Restricted. See University Archivist for details.

37 4

 Graduates 1970-1978 

General note

Restricted. See University Archivist for details.

37 5

 Student Material Files 1973-1987   0.5 Linear feet 1 box

Scope and Contents note

Includes student recruitment materials, Library School Student Association Newsletters, dissertation titles, final oral examination for PhD and DLS, and Beta Phi Mu materials. Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder

 [Application Form] undated 

38 1

 Beta Phi Mu 1981-1983 

38 2

 Dissertation Titles 1977-1978 

38 3

 Information Handbook for Students 1976 

38 4

 Library School Student Association Newsletter 1973-1984 

38 5

 PhD and DLS - Final Oral Examinations 1973-1984 

38 6

 "Report on User Approaches to the Card Catalog of the School of Library Science Library" 1977 

Scope and Contents note

Student paper.

38 7

 [Student Recruitment Materials] undated 

38 9

 Scrapbooks 1946-1979   3.0 Linear feet 3 boxes

Scope and Contents note

Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, announcements, photographs, and other ephemera. Arranged chronologically.

Box

 "Thre Flites Up" Club 1946-1947 

33

 [Class of 1947-1948] 1947-1948 

34

 Class of 1948-49 1948-1949 

33

 [Class of 1949-1950] 1949-1950 

35

 Class of 1951 1951 

35

 Class of 1957 1956-1957 

34

 [School of Library Science Scrapbook] 1973-1979 

35

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