St. Louis Public Library Vertical File on Librarianship, 1874-1973 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 35/3/63
Volume: 4.5 cubic feet
Available for use at:
|Archives Research Center, 1707 S. Orchard||1-5|
Description: St. Louis Public Library vertical file collection on subjects related to libraries and librarianship including articles, bibliographies, books, brochures, conference materials, manuscripts, pamphlets, and speeches received from individuals and institutions in the United States and some international locations concerning library associations, clubs, consortia, libraries, and library schools; advocating library services; vendor samples and promotion notices; statistics; writings on the history of libraries; autobiographical and biographical writings; planning issues for building and using libraries; and commemorative programs for dedication ceremonies. Major subjects in this collection include writings by William Warner Bishop; annual pamphlets issued by the Lake Placid Club; commemorative booklets on the establishment of multiple Colored Library Branches in Louisville, Kentucky; articles on promoting and establishing county library service and special libraries; recommendations for training librarians in workshops, formal schools, and in-house; and profiles of libraries and their librarians from the mid 1950s through 1960. This vertical file collection contains material dated from the late 1800s through the mid 1970s, some of which is marked as being saved for the local library school's use.