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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the John Crerar Library Records 1856-1984

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Acknowledgments

The John Crerar Library Records were processed and preserved with support from the John Crerar Foundation.

Descriptive Summary

Title:

John Crerar Library. Records

Dates:

1856-1984

Size:

219.5 linear feet (328 boxes, 186 volumes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Records of the John Crerar Library from its establishment in 1894 through its move to the University of Chicago in 1984.

Information on Use

Access

Series IX contains personnel documents to which access is restricted until 2027. The remainder of the collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: John Crerar Library. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The John Crerar Library was the first great privately endowed research library devoted to science, technology and later medicine. It was established in 1894 as a free public library under the will of John Crerar, one of the pioneers who helped build Chicago into a great industrial city.

Born March 8, 1827, Crerar was a native New Yorker who moved to Chicago in 1862 where he made his fortune in the railway supply business. Through his firm, Crerar, Adams and Company, and its manufacturing division, Adams and Westlake Company, he helped fill the burgeoning demands of the national railroad network which was centered in Chicago. He was one of the organizers of the Pullman Palace Car Company and also served as president of the Chicago and Joliet railroad. He was a director of the Illinois Trust and Savings Bank and the Liverpool, London and Globe Insurance Company. An elder of the Second Presbyterian Church and one of the founders of the Commercial Club he was also fond of books and liked to read, from which developed his interest in the Chicago Literary Club and the Chicago Historical Society.

A lifelong bachelor, Crerar died on October 18, 1889 at the age of 62. On December 22, 1889, a great meeting was held in his memory at the Central Music Hall, which at that time was the main auditorium in the city. At the meeting Franklin MacVeagh, one of Chicago's leaders, said of Crerar, "He has set us an example of the right use of wealth, the great uses of wealth, the permanent uses of wealth and the final uses of wealth."

In his will, Crerar bequeathed some $600,000 to his partners and friends and his mother's relatives; about $1,000,000 to some eighteen religious, educational and charitable institutions, and $100,000 "to be expended in the erection of a colossal statue of Abraham Lincoln." The bronze statue, designed by Augustus St. Gaudens, is mounted on a granite base within a great semi-circle flanked by two pylons in Grant Park opposite Van Buren Street. The architectural surroundings were designed by Stanford White.

In the final provision of his will, Crerar left the residue of his estate, some $2,500,000 for the ". . . erection, creation, maintenance and endowment of a Free Public Library to be called The John Crerar Library and to be located in the City of Chicago, Illinois I desire the building to be tasteful, substantial and fire-proof and that a sufficient fund be reserved over and above the cost of its construction to provide, maintain and support a library for all time . . ."

Crerar's will further specified that the first president of the Library should be his friend Norman Williams, and that other friends such as Marshall Field, Robert Todd Lincoln, T.B. Blackstone and George A. Armour should be members of the first Board of Directors. The first meeting of that Board took place on November 23, 1894, at the Prairie Avenue residence of Marshall Field. Three years prior to that meeting, in July, 1891 the Crerar directors had been instrumental in the passage by the Illinois Legislature of an act to safeguard privately endowed libraries which was entitled "An Act to encourage and promote the establishment of free public libraries in cities, villages and towns of this State." The John Crerar Library was incorporated on October 12, 1894 under that act.

The will made no mention of relatives on his father's side. His father had died in 1827 and his mother had little if any acquaintance with his father's relatives. However, there were living Crerars and a great legal battle took place. The case was carried to the Illinois Supreme Court, where in 1893 the will was fully sustained.

Faced with the problem of starting a new public library when the city already had a thriving public library as well as the recently established Newberry Library, the directors sought the guidance of Professor Henry Crew of Northwestern University. Crew recommended "a library which has for its aim the cultivation of science." In the letter suggesting this, he concluded: "The Crerar Board, by complementing the Newberry and Public (libraries) may do as much or more for the various institutions of this city. No other body of men have, within their own hands, so much power to make Chicago, as through the next 30 years, a veritable scientific center, as these gentlemen to whom Mr. Crerar has entrusted this foundation." Thus, the Board of Directors decided the new library would be a research library devoted to science and technology.

During the year 1894 and later, conferences were held by representatives of the respective boards of the three libraries and the librarians in order to avoid competition and wasteful duplication. In 1895, the following plan of division was agreed to:

*Chicago Public Library--"All wholesomely entertaining and generally instructive books, especially such as are desired by the citizens for general home use. Also, collections of newspapers, patents, government documents, books for the blind and in architecture and the decorative arts."

*Newberry Library--"Literature, Language, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Religion, Fine Arts in part, Medicine."

*The John Crerar Library--"Philosophy, the Physical and Natural Sciences; the Useful Arts (Technology); the Fine Arts in part; Sociology and Economics." (Ten years later, agreement was reached between the trustees of Newberry and the directors of Crerar for the transfer to Crerar of the medical collections which had been developed at Newberry, the central segment of which was the great collection of Dr. Nicholas Senn, a famous Chicago surgeon whose interests in military surgery and advanced surgical techniques were world renowned.)

As its first home, the Crerar Library rented the fifth and eventually the sixth floors of the Marshall Field store at Wabash Avenue and Washington Street. Building of the collection, and the recruitment of staff began immediately. The Library was opened to the public on April 1, 1897, with some 11,000 volumes and a staff of twenty-two.

The formal invitation to the opening read as follows:

The Board of Directors has the honor to announce the opening of The John Crerar Library, in its temporary quarters on the sixth floor of the Marshall Field & Company Building, 87 Wabash Avenue, Thursday, April 1, 1897. During the first three days, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., all the rooms will be open to the public for inspection, and the Librarian, with his staff, will take pleasure in showing visitors the Library. Thereafter, until further notice, the Library will be open to readers every day, excepting Sundays and legal holidays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attention is respectfully called to accompanying circular, which will explain, in outline, the organization, scope and plan of the Library.

Chicago, March, 1897.

The Board initially hoped to erect the Library's permanent building in Grant Park, between Monroe and Adams Streets. However, the rather complicated laws protecting the integrity of the lakefront required approval of all abutting property owners--which was not granted. In due course, property thought to be adequate "for about 120 years" was acquired at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street. Crerar's 15-story, modernized Romanesque building by Holabird and Roche was erected there, and was formally dedicated on May 28, 1921.

Since its incorporation at the end of the 19th century, it has been the policy of Crerar Library to acquire both current and historical materials in the sciences. This policy was proposed by the Library's first President, Norman Williams, who in a letter to the directors, wrote:

"I do not sympathize with the suggestion that only the newest and latest publications be selected. Such a library would have neither beginning nor end. The student, every student, requires and demands a knowledge of the history of the subject he pursues, and should have at hand the means of investigation from the beginnings."

By the time Crerar Library started its collections, more than three centuries of active publication had passed. Thus, an organized effort to acquire the most essential historical materials was made by the first librarian, Clement Walker Andrews. He compiled an extensive list of desired periodicals and concentrated on the acquisition, including the back issues, of titles on that list. By the time he retired in 1928, all such titles had, indeed, been acquired, including some where publication had first begun late in the 17th century. Many valuable older materials of major importance were obtained with the aid of gifts. In 1928, Jens Christian Bay assumed the position of librarian and led Crerar through the difficult years of the depression. Bay, an eminent bookman and biliophile, continued to build the collections and brought the library to maturity as a traditional scholarly library before his retirement in l947.

Because the collections were so strong in the history of science, Crerar Library functioned not only as a library for current but also for historical research. The history of man cannot be understood without some knowledge of the history of science. The breadth and depth of its collections in the history of science have been seen in the work of scholars and in exhibits. Two catalogs Science Through the Ages (1979) and Nature Disclosed (1984), revealed the richness of the rare book resources.

For perhaps the first 50 years in the history of Crerar, income from endowment was generally sufficient to maintain service programs and continue to build the collections. In the 1950s, it became apparent that new sources of support must be developed. Herman H. Henkle was selected as the new librarian. Under his bold leadership a membership program was established, encouraging individuals, institutions and corporations to share in the maintenance of the Library through annual contributions. Henkle also created specialized services and publications reaching out to industry. These provided pioneering examples which many libraries today follow.

During the first 40 years, substantial collections in philosophy, general history, economics and certain other subjects not closely related to the primary fields of interest were developed at Crerar. In 1951, the decision was made to eliminate these collections and devote the Crerar's resources to science, technology and medicine. This decision coincided with the explosive increase of scientific research and development in the United States during and following World War II. It enabled Crerar to concentrate on the acquisition of the rapidly increasing numbers of publications of scientific, technical and medical knowledge.

Crerar Library provided Chicago with a major repository of scientific knowledge attracting industry to this area in some instances because of the availability of such a resource. But not only Chicago benefited. Throughout the nation, very few other libraries were as famed for the richness and comprehensiveness of their scientific holdings. Scholars came to Crerar, and still do, from all over the United States and many foreign countries. William S. Budington, librarian from l962 until 1984, made Crerar a leader in resource sharing. During his tenure, Budington brought the National Library of Medicine's resource network headquarters for the midwest to Crerar. Through such cooperative arrangements Crerar's resources became easily available to scholars and scientists wherever they might be located. In the realm of scientific learning, the name Crerar gained world-wide recognition.

Crerar was officially established as a public research library and remained strongly committed to serving the public. The character of its users frequently led the Library to play very much the same role with respect to research and education that is typical of a university library. In line with the request of the founder, who believed that the future depended largely upon the training of our youth, Crerar Library put considerable emphasis on making its facilities available to young people who were interested in science and medicine. Over the years well over half of all Crerar visitors were students or faculty of educational institutions. This trend accelerated in 1962 after Crerar had outgrown its old building and decided to relocate to the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology. Chicago, with its great industrial base, required a steady increase in scientists and engineers and Crerar became an important factor in their education and training.

Because Crerar was a free public library, individual records were not kept of its users. However, through correspondence we do know of two major inventions that resulted primarily from study at Crerar. They were Lee De Forest's development of the vacuum tube--in a letter he stated "the value of the Crerar Library to me could not be overestimated"--and the invention of the dry cell battery by Charles F. Burgess, who spent countless hours in the reading room. His biographer reported that Burgess felt a tremendous debt to Crerar because of the financial rewards that came to him as a result of his work there.

Some infamous types of studies also took place in the Crerar reading rooms. The Chicago Tribune in 1978 published a story on Henry Ferneker, a noted bank robber in the 1920's, who, according to the Tribune, robbed a score or more of banks. After being apprehended by the police, Ferneker was asked how he became so expert in the use of explosives. He replied that he had studied bomb manufacture at The John Crerar Library.

While outside support continued to grow, costs rose, especially during the 1970's, at a much faster pace than income and outside support.

Due to enormous changes in scientific information and continuing financial pressures, the Crerar Board of Directors for a number of years studied the available options for fulfilling its responsibility to sustain the institution founded by John Crerar. This matter was resolved on April 13, 1981, when Robert W. Reneker, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago, and Oliver W. Tuthill, President of The John Crerar Library, signed a twenty-four page agreement which had previously been approved by each of the two boards.

The purpose of this agreement was stated in paragraph 1.01 as follows:

"The purpose of this Agreement is to provide for the establishment of a new research library on the campus of the University which will be devoted to the fields of science, medicine and technology, which will consist of a consolidation of the Crerar and University collections in these Fields, which will be known as 'The John Crerar Library' and which will be located in a new building having the same name."

Further, because the Crerar Will specifically called for a "free public library … for all time," the agreement contained the following provision--under paragraph 7.02 "Public Access":

"In recognition of the fact that Crerar has always been a 'free public library' and that Crerar has been supported by many corporations and individuals, the University agrees that the new Library shall be open to that segment of the public which has historically used the services of Crerar and that user privileges will be extended to such segment of the public on terms reasonably comparable to those established by Crerar as in effect on the date of this agreement."

The agreement also stated that all of the Crerar assets, both tangible and intangible, with the exception of a relatively small amount, were to be conveyed to the University. This took place in connection with the move of the Library in 1984. The exception related to the creation of The John Crerar Foundation, whose purpose is to enhance the stature of the Library and perpetuate the memory of John Crerar.

Because the Library was originally organized under an 1891 act of the Illinois Legislature, it was necessary to get court approval for the transfer of its assets to the University. Accordingly, testimony was given by the Library, the University and the Illinois Attorney General in the Circuit Court of Cook County which resulted in a finding, dated October 26, 1981, which stated that regarding the move of the Library to the University, "The plan for the continuation of The John Crerar Library … is consistent with the intention expressed in Article Fiftieth of the Will of John Crerar and that the Crerar directors had the authority to so act." Further, the decree stated that the transfer of the Crerar assets will become the absolute property of the University provided they "will be held subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, including the requirement of paragraph 7.02 of the Agreement that the Library be open to the public." Finally, the organization of the The John Crerar Foundation was approved by the court.

The merger of Crerar Library and the University's science and medical collections has created a library probably without equal, that neither library could maintain alone. It provides Chicago and the nation with the finest library of its kind, strengthening the Crerar's mission as it strengthens our nation's research community.

The decision to join with the University of Chicago achieved the fundamental objective of ensuring the continuity of a great intellectual and cultural treasure, a uniquely dimensioned resource of scientific, technical and medical information for use by the citizens of Chicago, of our country and of the world. The move also sustains and enhances the world-wide renown the Library has earned by providing bright opportunities for higher levels of service feasible with fast-changing technologies. Further, the institution will always be freely open to the public while continuing to be known as The John Crerar Library.

Oliver W. Tuthill, President, The John Crerar Foundation, March 1991

Scope Note

The archival records of the John Crerar Library comprise 191.5 linear feet (323 boxes and 186 unboxed volumes) of material including board minutes, financial reports and accounting records, librarians' correspondence and memoranda, bibliographic records, scrapbooks, and memorabilia. Also preserved here are correspondence and documents from the life of the founder, John Crerar (1827-1889), and the personal and professional papers of the four Crerar librarians, Clement Walker Andrews (1858-1930), Jens Christian Bay (1871-1962), Herman Henry Henkle (1908-1987) and William Stone Budington (1919- ). These records came to the University of Chicago when the John Crerar Library merged with the University of Chicago in 1984. Additional records were transferred and added to the collection in 1990.

The archival records of the John Crerar Library have been organized into nine series which reflect the administrative organization of the Library as well as the format of the materials. The series are:

I. John Crerar and his Legacies

II. Board of Directors

III. Finance

IV. Administration

V. Operations

VI. Secondary Materials

VII. Photographs, Oversized Items and Artifacts

VIII. Audio Tapes

IX. Restricted

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

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University of Chicago. Library. John Crerar Library. Records

Herman Fussler. Papers

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: John Crerar and His Legacies

This series has been divided into four subseries devoted to the life of John Crerar, the settlement of his estate, and the implementation of his two major bequests: the commissioning of a statue of Abraham Lincoln, and the founding of a public library.

The records which have survived from the life of John Crerar are sparse. The largest body of material is correspondence between Crerar and his mother, Agnes Crerar Boyd, and step-father, William Boyd. Crerar's letters home reveal details of his personal and business affairs. This subseries also contains correspondence concerning Crerar's work with the Chicago Relief and Aid Society following the Chicago Fire of 1871, trade catalogs published by Crerar's railroad supply company, and memorial tributes written after his death.

The second subseries contains copies of John Crerar's will and documents which relate to the settlement of his estate. It also includes correspondence and documents about his burial next to his mother in Brooklyn, New York. In the course of the settlement of the estate, meticulous inventories were taken of Crerar's personal property and that of his company. A building which Crerar had owned at 91 John Street, New York City, was managed for a time by the estate's trustees and eventually sold. An investigation into Crerar's ancestry was commissioned, resulting in two volumes of genealogical data and supporting documentation. Copies of correspondence generated and received by the trustees while carrying out their responsibilities were preserved and bound in four volumes. The bulk of the material in this subseries is the financial record of the estate in the form of ledgers, vouchers, bank books and scrapbooks of cancelled checks.

Section 44 of the will of John Crerar set aside $100,000 for "the erection of a colossal statue of Abraham Lincoln." The records for this portion of John Crerar's legacy have been grouped together in their own subseries. The so-called Crerar-Lincoln Trust entered into a contract with sculptor Augustus St. Gaudens on October 20, 1904, but it was not until Memorial Day, 1926, that the Lincoln statue was dedicated at its setting in Grant Park. Records include the original contract with St. Gaudens, four volumes of correspondence, receipts and newspaper clippings, account books, a scrapbook of cancelled checks, and a program from the dedication ceremony. The correspondence volumes are in only rough alphabetical order; the researcher should consult all four volumes. Undated plans and drawings for the statue's site are bound into the volume in Box 10, Folder 2, filed under the heading "photographs." A set of large, dramatic photographs of the statue is found in Volume 186 and in Box 275, Folders 1-2.

The last subseries contains documents pertaining to the process of establishing the John Crerar Library during the period 1889-1895. These materials include an incomplete set of documents from the court battles over John Crerar's will, and articles of incorporation for the Crerar Library as well as the Newberry Library. Correspondence and reports relating to the character and scope of the proposed Crerar Library were bound together in a single volume. This volume (Box 14, Folder 3) contains letters from leading Chicago citizens and members of the Crerar Library Board of Directors. It also contains a Dewey Decimal Classification table dating from 1896 and annotated by the librarians from Chicago's three largest libraries to show how they agreed to divide the city's bibliographic landscape.

Subseries 1: John Crerar Personal

Box 1   Folder 1

Personal correspondence, 1858-1878

  • Cyrus W. Field to Crerar, 1875-1878
  • Mrs. William Boyd (Crerar's mother) to Crerar, 1856-1872
  • William Boyd (Crerar's step-father) to Crerar, 1858-1860
  • Crerar to his step-father, 1858-1863
Box 1   Folder 2

Chicago Relief and Aid Society, correspondence, 1871-1872 (see also Box 5, Folder 2)

Box 1   Folder 3

Chicago Relief and Aid Society, broadside, [1871]

Box 1   Folder 4

Crerar, Adams & Co., Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Railway Supplies, 1873

Box 1   Folder 5

Crerar, Adams & Co., Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Railway Supplies, [1886?]

Box 1   Folder 6

Second Presbyterian Church to John Crerar, receipt, 1888

Box 1   Folder 7

Correspondence, 1889

  • Telegrams inquiring about Crerar's last illness, 1889
  • Letter of condolence to J. Russell Jones, September 2, 1889
Box 2   Folder 1

Reports of funeral services for Crerar, New York City and Chicago, 1889

Box 2   Folder 2

"Pioneer Manufacturers--No. 7," Manufacturers' News (May 15, 1913), pp. 1, 22

Box 2   Folder 3

Thomas W. Goodspeed, "John Crerar," The University Record 6 (April 1920): 98-119

Box 2   Folder 4

Thomas W. Goodspeed, "John Crerar," second copy, with typescript reminiscences of Clement W. Andrews

Box 2   Folder 5

Thomas W. Goodspeed, John Crerar, and the Will of John Crerar (Chicago: The John Crerar Library, 1939)

Volume 1

Real estate at 91 John Street, New York, New York, abstracts of titles, appraisals, wills, plans, 1851-1892

Box 2   Folder 6

Herma Clark, "John Crerar," The Record (July 1942), pp. 14-15

Subseries 2: Estate

Box 2   Folder 7

Estate of John Crerar, probate court records, 1889-1890

Box 2   Folder 8

Will of John Crerar, [1889?]

Box 2   Folder 9

The John Crerar Library: Will of John Crerar (Chicago: The Board of Directors, 1922)

Box 2   Folder 10

Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, regulations and treasurer's report, 1889

Box 2   Folder 11

Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, documents, correspondence, grave site photographs and plans, 1849-1928

Box 3   Folder 1

Estate inventories, including transfer of stock to the John Crerar Library, 1874-1894

Box 3   Folder 2

B. F. Stevens, "Notes of Search in the Parish Registers of Dull, Kenmore and Weem for Crerars from 1637 to 1887 and for Livingstons and Stewarts 1833 to 1887…," 1891

Box 3   Folder 3

B. F. Stevens, "Notes of Search in the Parish Registers of Dull, Kenmore and Weem for Crerars from 1637 to 1887 and for Livingstons and Stewarts 1833 to 1887…," supporting documentation, photographs and sketches, 1891

Box 4   Folder 1

Record of meetings between Norman Williams and Huntington W. Jackson, executors and trustees of the estate, February 13, 1891

Box 4   Folder 2-3

Crerar estate, outgoing correspondence, 1889-1896

Box 5   Folder 1

Crerar estate, outgoing correspondence, 1896-1899

Box 5   Folder 2

Crerar estate, incoming correspondence, 1828-1892, includes inventory of the estate of John Crerar (the elder, died 1828) and correspondence to John Crerar (the younger) concerning financial matters and the Chicago Fire relief effort, 1871

Box 5   Folder 3

Real estate at 91 John Street, New York, New York, deeds and mortgages, 1851-1873

Box 5   Folder 4

Real estate at 91 John Street, New York, New York, correspondence and documents relating to management and sale, 1889-1892

Box 5   Folder 5

Crerar, Adams & Co., documents, inventory and appraisal of company holdings, 1877-1890

Volume 1

Real estate at 91 John Street, New York, New York, abstracts of titles, appraisals, wills, plans, 1851-1892

Volume 2

Crerar, Adams & Co., final balance sheet, December 31, 1889

Box 6   Folder 1

Crerar estate, statements, 1889-1904

Box 6   Folder 2

Crerar estate, accounts, 1897-1901

Box 6   Folder 3

Crerar estate, vouchers, 1889-1890

Box 7   Folder 1-4

Crerar estate, vouchers, 1890-1895

Box 8   Folder 1

Crerar estate, vouchers, 1895-1897

Box 8   Folder 2-4

Crerar estate, checkbooks, 1889-1897

Box 8   Folder 5

Crerar estate, bank books, First National Bank of Chicago, 1888-1897

Box 8   Folder 6

Crerar estate, bank books, Commercial National Bank, 1890-1894

Volume 3

Crerar estate, journal, 1889-1897

Volume 4

Crerar estate, ledger, 1889-1897

Volume 5

Crerar estate, cash, 1889-1894

Volume 6

Crerar estate, cash, 1894-1897

Volume 7

Crerar estate, trial balances, 1890

Volume 8

Crerar estate, trial balances, 1890-1893

Volume 9

Crerar estate, ledger index, no date

Volume 10

Crerar estate, voucher index, no date

Volume 11

Crerar estate, stock brokers' accounts, 1881-1897

Volume 12

Crerar estate, stock value register, 1890

Volume 13

Crerar estate, cancelled checks, 1889-1896

Volume 14

Crerar estate, cancelled checks, receipts and inventory of pictures, 1890-1895

Box 9   Folder 1

Crerar Estate, receipts from beneficiaries, 1890-1897

Box 9   Folder 2

Memorial tribute, Old People's Home, Chicago, May 17, 1892

  • See also Box 275, Folder 3, memorial resolution, Chicago Home for the Friendless.

Subseries 3: Crerar-Lincoln Trust

Box 9   Folder 3

History of the trust and the Lincoln statue, newspaper clippings, receipts, and correspondence, 1890-1926

Box 10   Folder 1

Correspondence, vol. 1, H-M, 1890-1926

Box 10   Folder 2

Correspondence, vol. 2, N-Sa, 1890-1926

Box 11   Folder 1

Correspondence, vol. 3, So-W, 1890-1926

Box 11   Folder 2

Augustus St. Gaudens, contract and financial records, 1897-1930

Box 11   Folder 3

Chronological record, 1902-1913

Box 11   Folder 4

Dedication ceremony, invitation and program, May 31, 1926

Box 11   Folder 5

Account book, 1894-1917

Box 12   Folder 1-2

Account book, 1894-1926

Volume 15

Cancelled checks, 1894-1903

Subseries 4: The John Crerar Library

Box 13   Folder 1

Donald Crerar, et al. v. Norman Williams and Huntington W. Jackson, et al., Circuit Court of Cook County, argument on demurrer, January 18-January 21, 1892

Box 13   Folder 2

Donald Crerar, et al. v. Norman Williams and Huntington W. Jackson, et al., Circuit Court of Cook County, opinion of Hon. Murray F. Tuley, February 6, 1892

Box 13   Folder 3

Donald Crerar, et al. v. Norman Williams and Huntington W. Jackson, et al., Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, brief and argument for appellants, April 1892

Box 13   Folder 4

Donald Crerar, et al. v. Norman Williams and Huntington W. Jackson, et al., brief and argument for appellees, April 1892

Box 13   Folder 5

Donald Crerar, et al. v. Norman Williams and Huntington W. Jackson, et al., argument of John H. Mulkey, originally made before Circuit Court

Box 13   Folder 6

John Crerar Library, articles of incorporation, October 12, 1894

Box 13   Folder 7

John Crerar Library, articles of incorporation, October 12, 1894certified copy

Box 13   Folder 8

Will and Letters of Testamentary of Walter L. Newberry, [1870?]

Box 14   Folder 1

The Newberry Library, articles of incorporation, April 13, 1892, certified copy

Box 14   Folder 2

Report of Norman Williams and Huntington W. Jackson to the Board of Directors, November 23, 1894, on the character and scope of the John Crerar Library

Box 14   Folder 3

Report of Norman Williams and Huntington W. Jackson to the Board of Directors, correspondence and reports, 1894-1896

Series II: Board of Directors

Series II contains records which relate to the actions of the Crerar Board of Directors as a whole, Board action on buildings, committees of the Board, and information concerning individual Board members.

The first subseries documents the decisions and deliberations of the Board as a group; it also reflects the activities of the chairman of the Board as a shaper of Library policy. Official records include annual reports, lists of Board members, which were often published with the Library's by-laws, and minutes of Board meetings. The next group of records comprises correspondence between the Board and those outside the Library, among Board members, and between Board members (usually the chairman) and the librarian. The letters are arranged chronologically. Board correspondence which is limited to appeals for financial support follows the general correspondence. The reports and correspondence of outside consultants who advised the Board are grouped together and form the third major division within the subseries. Additional reports and correspondence of consultants are found in Series II with the records of their supervising committees, and in Series IV under the administrative function for which they were responsible.

The physical housing of the book collection as a matter of Library governing policy is the subject of the second subseries. Included are documents relating to the physical appearance and legal history of the various buildings and proposed sites of the Library. These records are arranged chronologically, starting with alterations to the Marshall Field & Company building in 1900-1913 and ending with the agreement signed with the University of Chicago in 1981. Among the files are a group of documents assembled by H. P. Sedwick, chairman of the Board, concerning the decision to move the Library to IIT in 1962.

Additional information on Crerar Library buildings is located throughout the collection. The records of the Board's Buildings and Grounds Committee, which handled the details of building policy formation including planning, construction, and maintenance, are located in the Subseries 3, Committees. Documents relating to the commercial management of the Randolph Street building, a source of income for the library, are in Series III. Occasionally the librarian became involved in the operation and maintenance of the building; this is documented further in Series IV. Specifications for the Library's various buildings and the architect's program for the building at IIT are in this subseries; working blueprints of the buildings, however, are housed separately in the University of Chicago Archives architectural drawing collection. Photographs of buildings have been moved to the Archival Photofiles, except for two bound volumes of photographs of the Randolph Street building under construction, which are in Box 270.

The third subseries contains records of the committees of the Board. The records are arranged alphabetically by name of committee. For each committee, formal reports to the Board are placed first, in chronological order, followed by correspondence and memoranda relating to committee business. During most of the Library's history the four major committees were the Committee on Administration, the Committee on Books (after 1969 called the Committee on Collections), the Committee on Buildings and Grounds, and the Committee on Finance (after 1953 called the Investment Committee). Additional committees were created as the demands of Library governance changed.

Board committee records document some of the most important aspects of the Library's history. For example, the Special Committee to Consider the Industrial Development of the Crerar Library was convened to address issues which led to the creation of the Research Information Service in the mid-1940s, and as early as 1950 the Future Planning Committee considered moving the Library to a different location. The Committee records also contain detailed information about the operational aspects of the Library. During the first half of the Library's history the chairman of the Committee on Administration corresponded almost daily with the librarian on personnel matters, and during the financial crisis of the late 1940s the Committee on Books, supplanting the usual prerogatives of the librarian, made decisions on the purchase of individual titles for the collections.

The fourth subseries in Series II contains files on individual members of the Board of Directors, and includes biographical information, correspondence not related to their duties as directors, and newspaper clippings relating to the directors' careers. The directors were leading citizens in the city of Chicago and prominent members of their professions. Photographs of most directors are in the Archival Photofiles. A complete chronological list of the directors will be found in The John Crerar Library, a short commemorative volume published by the Board in 1984 (Box 269).

Oliver Tuthill's own set of annotated minutes and reports, correspondence, and notes concerning his work as a director are filed under his name in this subseries. Also included is a collection of documents relating to the move of the Crerar Library to the University of Chicago, which Tuthill edited and presented to President Hanna H. Gray in 1982 (Box 46D, Folders 8-10).

Subseries 1: General

Box 15   Folder 1-3

Annual Reports, nos. 1-21, 1895-1915

Box 16   Folder 1-2

Annual Reports, nos. 22-38, 1916-1936

Box 16   Folder 3-4

Annual Reports, 1961-1976/77

Box 16   Folder 5

Annual Reports, Reports to the Community, 1979-1983

Box 16A   Folder 1-6

Annual Reports, nos. 1-29, 1895-1923

Box 16B   Folder 1-3

Annual Reports, nos. 30-38, 1924-1936

Box 16B   Folder 4-5

Annual Reports, 1961-1976/77

Box 17   Folder 1-2

Composite Annual Reports, 1895-1930, vols. 1-2

Box 18   Folder 1-2

Composite Annual Reports, 1895-1930, vols. 3-4

Box 19   Folder 1-2

Officers, committees, by-laws, and record of organization, 1895-1916

Box 19   Folder 3

Officers, committees, by-laws, and record of organization, 1937-1961

Box 19   Folder 4

Officers, committees, by-laws, and record of organization, 1963-1971

Box 19   Folder 5

Lists of officers, directors and committees, 1933-1954

Box 19   Folder 6

Lists of officers, directors and committees, 1967-1983

Box 19   Folder 7

Lists of officers, directors and committees, retrospective lists of directors

  • For a complete retrospective list of the directors of the Library see Box 269, Folder 9; for biographical information on individual directors see Boxes 43-46D, Individual Directors, and Boxes 75-76, Assistant Treasurer's Correspondence.
Volume 16

Notices of meetings, reports to the Governor, correspondence, 1895-1931

Volume 17

Notices of meetings, 1918-1925

Volume 18

Notices of meetings, 1932-1938

Volume 19

Notices of meetings, 1939-1941

Volume 20

Minutes of Board meetings, 1894-1933

Volume 21

Minutes of Board meetings, 1934-1942

Box 20   Folder 1

Minutes of Board meetings, 1897-1919 (incomplete)

Box 20   Folder 2-9

Minutes of Board meetings, 1920-1959

Box 21A   Folder 1-7

Minutes of Board meetings, 1960-1975

Box 21B   Folder 1-6

Minutes of Board meetings, 1976-1984

Box 22   Folder 1-7

Correspondence and memoranda, 1933-1955

Box 23   Folder 1-8

Correspondence and memoranda, 1956-1976

Box 24   Folder 1-4

Correspondence and memoranda, 1976-1984

Box 24   Folder 5

Reports to the Governor, 1934-1973

Box 24   Folder 6

Meeting agenda, 1949-1984

Box 24   Folder 7

Acquisition of commemorative items for directors, 1966-1968

Box 24   Folder 8

Lunch kitty, 1971-1984

Box 25   Folder 1

Membership and development efforts by directors, 1948-1956

Box 25   Folder 2

Membership and development efforts by directors, 1958-1959

Box 25   Folder 3

Membership and development efforts by directors, 1962

Box 25   Folder 4

Membership and development efforts by directors, 1964

Box 25   Folder 5-6

Membership and development efforts by directors, 1965-1966

Box 25   Folder 7-9

Membership and development efforts by directors, 1970-1984

Box 26   Folder 1

Membership and development efforts by directors, Lester Crown appeal, 1978-1979, correspondence

Box 26   Folder 2

Membership and development efforts by directors, Lester Crown appeal, mailing lists

  • See also Box 40, Folders 7-9; Box 41, Folders 1-2; Box 43, Folder 1; Boxes 57-60, Librarian's monthly membership reports; Boxes 129B-144A, Membership and Development.
Box 26   Folder 3

Consultants, Business Research Corporation, 1945-1946, including "Report on Preliminary Survey," 1946

Box 26   Folder 4

Consultants, Business Research Corporation, 1949-1951, including "Extracts from Report on Survey of the John Crerar Library," 1949

Box 26   Folder 5

Consultants, Richardson Wood, 1946-1954, including "Report on the Utilization of Library Resources for the Benefit of Business and Industry in the Chicago Area," 1946, and "A Report to the Directors of The John Crerar Library on a Development Program," 1953

Box 26   Folder 6

Consultants, Touche, Niven, Bailey & Smart, 1950-1951

Box 26   Folder 7

Consultants, Dale Noble, 1969-1973

Box 26   Folder 8

Consultants, Robert H. Hayes and Associates, correspondence, 1973-1975

Box 26   Folder 9

Consultants, Robert H. Hayes and Associates, "The Development of a Strategic Plan for the John Crerar Library," 1973

Box 26   Folder 10-11

Consultants, Robert H. Hayes and Associates, "The Development of a Strategic Plan for the John Crerar Library," 1974

Box 27   Folder 1

Consultants, Robert H. Hayes and Associates, "The Development of a Strategic Plan for the John Crerar Library," 1974

Box 27   Folder 2-4

Consultants, Robert H. Hayes and Associates, "The Development of a Strategic Plan for the John Crerar Library," 1975

Box 27   Folder 5

Special Committee to Study Hayes Recommendations, 1975

  • See also Box 40, Folder 9; Box 41, Folders 1-2; Box 43, Folders 9-10; Box 129A, Folder 3; Box 129B, Folder 3; Box 247, Folders 3-5.

Subseries 2: Buildings

Box 28   Folder 1

Marshall Field Building, alterations, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, specifications, 1900-1913

Box 28   Folder 2

Marshall Field Building, alterations, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, schedule of bids and correspondence, 1909-1913

Box 28   Folder 3

Marshall Field Building, alterations, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, contracts, 1909-1912

Box 28   Folder 4

Marshall Field Building, electrical fixtures, 1909

Box 28   Folder 5

Marshall Field Building, furnishings, correspondence and bids, general, 1909-1912

Box 28   Folder 6

Marshall Field Building, furnishings, correspondence and bids, Art Metal Company, 1909-1910

Box 28   Folder 7

Marshall Field Building, furnishings, correspondence and bids, Library Bureau, 1909-1911

Box 28   Folder 8

Marshall Field Building, alterations, Holabird & Roche, specifications, 1915

Box 28   Folder 9

Proposed Grant Park site, "In the matter of the Location of The John Crerar Library on the Lake Front," brief, Lyman, Busby & Lyman, 1901

Box 28   Folder 10

Proposed Grant Park site, "An Act Concerning Free Public Libraries in Public Parks," May 14, 1903, certified copy

Box 28   Folder 11

Proposed Grant Park site, Montgomery Ward v. Field Museum et al., Superior Court of Cook County, documents, 1907

Box 29   Folder 1

Proposed Grant Park site, Montgomery Ward v. Field Museum et al., Supreme Court of Illinois, documents, 1909

Box 29   Folder 2

Property at corner of Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue, deeds, opinions on title, and survey, 1888-1912

Box 29   Folder 3

Property at corner of Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue, reports and correspondence of the Special Committee on Site, 1910-1912

Box 29   Folder 4

Property at corner of Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue, John P. Wilson, opinion relating to taxation, December 5, 1913

Box 29   Folder 5

Property at corner of Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue, correspondence with Holabird and Roche and various contractors, 1913-1924

Box 30   Folder 1

Property at corner of Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue contracts and financial statements, 1919-1921

Box 30   Folder 2

Property at corner of Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue, lighting, ventilation and air conditioning alterations, undated, and serial record card file plans, 1952

Box 30   Folder 3

Property at corner of Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue, documents relating to sale of property to the George F. Harding Museum, 1961

Box 30   Folder 4

Illinois Institute of Technology, proposals and supplements, reports of committees and librarian, 1958-1959

Box 31   Folder 1

Illinois Institute of Technology, construction and leasing agreements (drafts) and correspondence, 1958-1961

Box 31   Folder 2

Illinois Institute of Technology, construction and leasing agreements, signed copy, June 28, 1961

Volume 22

Illinois Institute of Technology, "The Program for the John Crerar Library," Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ca. 1961

Box 32   Folder 1

Illinois Institute of Technology, specifications, April 28, 1961

Box 32   Folder 2

Illinois Institute of Technology, specifications for bookstack equipment, November 15, 1961

Box 32   Folder 3

Illinois Institute of Technology, specifications for furniture, 1962-1963

Box 32   Folder 4

Illinois Institute of Technology, memorandum and exhibits relating to the relocation of the Library, assembled by H. P. Sedwick, July 1961

Box 33   Folder 1

Illinois Institute of Technology, memorandum and exhibits relating to the relocation of the Library, another copy with additional documents, 1958-1970

Box 33   Folder 2

Illinois Institute of Technology, lease, August 1, 1962

Box 33   Folder 3

Illinois Institute of Technology, documents relating to termination of lease, 1979-1981

Box 33   Folder 4

Illinois Institute of Technology, Lease Termination Payment Agreement, decree of Judge Scotillo, and Transition and Lease Amendment, 1979-1981

  • For more information on the Library's relationship with IIT see also Box 42, Folder 4; Box 46D; Boxes 109, 113-114, 121-122, and 125B, Librarians' correspondence; and Box 145C, Folders 6-7.
Box 33   Folder 5

University of Chicago, agreements, April 13, 1981, and June 12, 1981

  • See also Boxes 39-40, Committee on Buildings and Grounds; and Boxes 172-176, Building.

Subseries 3: Committees

Box 34   Folder 1

Multiple committees, reports to the Board of Directors, 1895-1930, including Committees on Finance, Administration, Buildings and Grounds, Books, and Executive Committee

Box 34   Folder 2

Committee on Administration, appointment of first librarian, letters and applications, 1889-1931

Box 35   Folder 1-4

Committee on Administration, reports to the Board of Directors and minutes, 1895-1975

Box 36   Folder 1-2

Committee on Administration, correspondence and memoranda, 1934-1946

Box 36   Folder 3

Committee on Administration, correspondence and memoranda, appointment of Herman H. Henkle, Librarian, 1947 (see also Box 118, Folder 4)

Box 36   Folder 4-7

Committee on Administration, correspondence and memoranda, 1947-1963

Box 37   Folder 1-2

Committee on Administration, correspondence and memoranda, 1964-1983

Box 37   Folder 3

Advisory Survey Committee (long term planning), correspondence, memoranda, and minutes, 1954-1956

Box 37   Folder 4

Committee on Books, reports to the Board of Directors and minutes, 1895-1931

Box 38   Folder 1-3

Committee on Books, reports to the Board of Directors and minutes, 1931-1969

Box 38   Folder 4

Committee on Books, agreement with Newberry Library on medical collection, 1906

Box 38   Folder 5

Committee on Books, correspondence and memoranda, 1916

Box 38   Folder 6-9

Committee on Books, correspondence and memoranda, 1947-1963

Box 39   Folder 1-4

Committee on Buildings and Grounds, reports to the Board of Directors and minutes, 1895-1968

Box 39   Folder 5-6

Committee on Buildings and Grounds, correspondence and memoranda, 1935-1957

Box 40   Folder 1-3

Committee on Buildings and Grounds, correspondence and memoranda, 1958-1968

  • See also Boxes 28-33 and Volume 22, Buildings; Boxes 172-176, Library Administration, Building; Series III, Library Finance.
Box 40   Folder 4

Committee on Collections, reports to the Board of Directors and minutes, 1969-1974

Box 40   Folder 5

Committee on Collections, correspondence and memoranda, 1972-1976

Box 40   Folder 6

Dedication Committee, correspondence and memoranda, 1962-1963

Box 40   Folder 7

Committee on Development, reports to the Board of Directors and minutes, 1963-1969

Box 40   Folder 8

Committee on Development, correspondence and memoranda, 1947-1979

Box 40   Folder 9

Committee on Development, correspondence and memoranda, Charles R. Feldstein and Company, 1965-1967

  • See also Boxes 25-26, Membership and development efforts by directors; Box 43, Folder 1; Boxes 129B-144A Membership and Development.
Box 41   Folder 1-2

Development Review Committee, correspondence and memoranda, 1978-1980, including correspondence with consultant Michael Einisman

Box 41   Folder 3

Executive Committee, minutes and correspondence, 1948-1983

Box 41   Folder 4

Committee on Executive Staffing, correspondence and memoranda, 1971-1973

Box 41   Folder 5-8

Committee on Finance, reports to the Board of Directors and minutes, 1895-1953

Box 41   Folder 9

Committee on Finance, correspondence and memoranda, 1942-1953

  • See also Box 42, Folders 5-9; Boxes 144B-146, Finances; and Series III.
Box 42   Folder 1

Future Planning Committee, correspondence and memoranda, 1949-1951

Box 42   Folder 2

Future Planning Committee, correspondence and memoranda, 1972-1974

Box 42   Folder 3

Future Planning Committee, working papers nos. 1-4, 1972, and Illinois Institute of Technology financial statements, 1961-1971

Box 42   Folder 4

Committee on Interinstitutional Relations, correspondence and memoranda, 1977-1978

  • For more information on the Library's relationship with the Illinois Institute of Technology see Boxes 30-33; Box 46D; Boxes 109, 113-114, 121-122, and 125B, Librarians' correspondence; and Box 145C, Folders 6-7.
Box 42   Folder 5-6

Investment Committee, reports to the Board of Directors and minutes, 1954-1975

Box 42   Folder 7-8

Investment Committee "Changes in Investment Securities," 1973-1984

Box 42   Folder 9

Investment Committee, correspondence and memoranda, 1956-1980

  • See also Box 41, Folders 5-9; Boxes 144B-146, Finances; and Series III.
Box 43   Folder 1

Committee on Membership, reports to the Board of Directors, 1950-1953

  • See also Boxes 25-26, Membership and development efforts by directors; Box 40, Folders 7-9; Boxes 57-60, Librarian's monthly membership reports; Boxes 129B-144A, Membership and Development.
Box 43   Folder 2

Committee on Nominations, nominations, 1972-1983

Box 43   Folder 3-4

Committee on Nominations, correspondence and memoranda, 1971-1983

Box 43   Folder 5

Committee on Publicity, minutes, correspondence and memoranda, 1947-1949

  • See also Boxes 128-129A, Publicity; for examples of articles which resulted from the Library's publicity efforts see Boxes 267A-267B.
Box 43   Folder 6

Committee to Search for an Executive Secretary of the Crerar Library Associates, 1953-1954

Box 43   Folder 7

Committee on Services, correspondence and memoranda, 1972

Box 43   Folder 8

Special Committee to Consider the Industrial Library Development of the Crerar Library, reports to the Board of Directors, correspondence and memoranda, 1945-1946

Box 43   Folder 9

Special Committee to Review Financial Procedures and the By-Laws, reports and correspondence, 1953

Box 43   Folder 10

Special Committee to Review Financial Procedures and the By-Laws, reports of Arthur Andersen & Co., 1953

Box 43   Folder 11

Visiting Committee, reports to the Board of Directors, correspondence and memoranda, 1950-1951

Subseries 4: Individual Directors

Box 43   Folder 12

A-B

  • Anderson, Roger E.
  • Armour, George A.
  • Bishop, Henry W.
  • Blackstone, Timothy B.
  • Blatchford, Eliphalet W.
Box 43   Folder 13

B

  • Borland, Chauncey B.
  • Budd, Britton I.
Box 44   Folder 1

B-C

  • Busby, Leonard A.
  • Campbell, James A., M.D.
  • Casey, Samuel B., Jr.
Box 44   Folder 2

C

  • Caton, Arthur J.
  • Chandler, Marvin
  • Clark, John M.
  • Clough, S. Dewitt
Box 44   Folder 3

C

  • Coggeshall, Lowell T., M.D.
  • Compton, Arthur H.
  • Corteloy, John R., C.M.
Box 44   Folder 4

C-D

  • Crown, Lester
  • Dammann, J. Frank
  • David, Edward E., Jr.
Box 44   Folder 5

D

  • Davis, Abel
  • Dick, Albert B., Jr.
  • Dickinson, William R., Jr.
  • Dixon, Wesley M., Jr.
Box 44   Folder 6

F

  • Field, Marshall, I
  • Field, Marshall, V
  • Field, Stanley
Box 44   Folder 7

F-G

  • Forsyth, Robert
  • Gale, Henry G.
Box 44   Folder 8

G

  • Gibson, Robert L., Jr.
  • Gradle, Harry S., M.D.
Box 44   Folder 9

G

  • Grosscup, Peter G.
  • Gunness, Robert C.
Box 44   Folder 10

H

  • Hall, Charles R.
  • Heald, Harry T.
  • Hektoen, Ludvig, M.D.
Box 44   Folder 11

H-I

  • Holabird, John A.
  • Hughitt, Marvin
  • Ivy, Andrew C., M.D.
Box 45   Folder 1

J

  • Jackson, Huntington W.
  • Johnson, Frank S., M.D.
  • Jones, George R.
Box 45   Folder 2

J-K

  • Jones, Thomas C.
  • Kahler, William V.
  • Keith, Edson
Box 45   Folder 3

K-L

  • Kettering, Eugene W.
  • Kribben, Earl B.
  • Lake, Charles W., Jr.
Box 45   Folder 4

L

  • Larned, Sherwood J.
  • Lincoln, Robert T.
Box 45   Folder 5

Logan, John O.

Box 45   Folder 6

L-M

  • Logelin, Edward C.
  • Luerssen, Frank W.
  • Mason, Edward A.
Box 45   Folder 7

M

  • Mason, Edward G.
  • McDougall, Dugald S.
  • McGaw, Foster G.
  • McIlvaine, William B.
Box 45   Folder 8

M-N

  • McPherson, Simon J.
  • Mitchell, John J.
  • Nebenzahl, Kenneth
Box 45   Folder 9

O-R

  • Oldberg, Eric, M.D.
  • Rawson, Frederick H.
Box 45   Folder 10

R

  • Regnery, Henry
  • Reid, Bryan S., Jr.
  • Reneker, Betty C.
Box 45   Folder 11

Reneker, Robert W.

Box 46A   Folder 1

R

  • Rettaliata, John T.
  • Robinson, Theodore W.
Box 46A   Folder 2

Ryerson, Edward L., Jr., general

Box 46A   Folder 3

Ryerson, Edward L., Jr., orchestra tickets

Box 46A   Folder 4

  • Salisbury, Rollin P.
  • Schanck, J. Thomas
  • Searle, John G.
Box 46A   Folder 5

  • Sedwick, Herbert P.
  • Sherrod, Theodore R., M.D.
Box 46A   Folder 6

Smith, Solomon B.

Box 46A   Folder 7

S

  • Smith, Walter B.
  • Spacek, Leonard P.
  • Sprague, Albert A., II
Box 46A   Folder 8

S

  • Stevens, Eugene M.
  • Stockton, Joseph D.
  • Taylor, E. Hall
Box 46A   Folder 9

Tuthill, Oliver W., general

Box 46A   Folder 10

Tuthill, Oliver W., published articles, 1961-1970

Box 46B   Folder 1

Tuthill, Oliver W., Board minutes, 1967-1971

Box 46B   Folder 2

Tuthill, Oliver W., "Brief Memoranda," 1967-1971

Box 46B   Folder 3

Tuthill, Oliver W., notes and correspondence, 1967-1971

Box 46B   Folder 4

Tuthill, Oliver W., publicity, 1967-1971

Box 46B   Folder 5

Tuthill, Oliver W., correspondence, general, 1962-1971

Box 46B   Folder 6

Tuthill, Oliver W.,, correspondence, about budget, salaries, organization, and security, 1962-1971

Box 46B   Folder 7

Tuthill, Oliver W., Center for Research Libraries, 1962-1971

Box 46B   Folder 8

Tuthill, Oliver W., systems analysis of library operations, 1962-1971

Box 46C   Folder 1

Tuthill, Oliver W., Board committees, administration, 1967-1971

Box 46C   Folder 2

Tuthill, Oliver W., Board committees, buildings and grounds, 1967-1971

Box 46C   Folder 3

Tuthill, Oliver W., Board committees, development, 1967-1971

Box 46C   Folder 4

Tuthill, Oliver W., Board committees, nominations, 1967-1971

Box 46C   Folder 5

Tuthill, Oliver W., Board committees, collections and services, 1967-1971

Box 46C   Folder 6

Tuthill, Oliver W., Board committees, contributors, 1961-1970

Box 46C   Folder 7-8

Tuthill, Oliver W., Board meetings, minutes, agendas, correspondence, reports, 1961-1967

Box 46C   Folder 9

Tuthill, Oliver W, "Review of Service Programs," January 6, 1969

Box 46C   Folder 10

Tuthill, Oliver W, yearly financial statements, 1965-1967

Box 46C   Folder 11

Tuthill, Oliver W, by-laws, 1960-1969

Box 46C   Folder 12

Tuthill, Oliver W, Investment Committee, meetings, 1967-1971

Box 46C   Folder 13

Tuthill, Oliver W, Investment Committee, summary bank statements, 1967-1971

Box 46D   Folder 1

Tuthill, Oliver W, Investment Committee, total return investment program, 1967-1971

Box 46D   Folder 2

Tuthill, Oliver W, Investment Committee, correspondence, 1967-1971

Box 46D   Folder 3

Tuthill, Oliver W, Illinois Institute of Technology, correspondence with Thomas L. Martin, Jr., 1975-1976

Box 46D   Folder 4-7

Tuthill, Oliver W, Board meeting minutes and correspondence, 1979-1986

Box 46D   Folder 8-10

Tuthill, Oliver W, "The John Crerar Library at the University of Chicago: A Collection of Documents Relating to the Move of the John Crerar Library to the University of Chicago," edited by Tuthill, photocopy of original presented to Hanna Gray, 1982

Box 46D   Folder 11

W

  • Warner, Rawleigh
  • Williams, Norman
  • Wright, Joseph S.

Series III: Finance

The third series documents the institution's financial operations. Spending was controlled directly by the Board and supervised by an officer of the Board, the treasurer. In 1963 the position of executive director was created, and the executive director became responsible for preparing budgets and for financial planning and development.

There are eight subseries in Series III. The first contains budgets of the Library for the years 1951-1984. Additional information on budgets and spending can be found in the reports and minutes of the Committee on Finance in Series II and the "appropriations, authorizations and expenditures" account book (Volume 62).

Subseries 2, Reports to the Board comprises several types of financial summaries, including cash reports (1915-1940) and more substantive quarterly reports (1895-1983) issued by the treasurer, annual reports of the auditors (1895-1984), and quarterly and monthly reports of the comptroller (1954-1984). Beginning in 1970, monthly reports by the librarian and executive director were included with the comptroller's reports, which condensed financial information even further and tracked membership income.

Subseries 3, Account books, includes journals (1895-1953), general ledgers (1895-1954), cash ledgers (1895-1953), audited voucher records (1895-1941), trial balances (1895-1941), bills collectible (1896-1941), appropriations (1927-1941), income (1895-1916), maintenance (1921-1941), real estate (1927-1934), supplies (1934-1939), and the librarian's account (1925-1941). All account books received at the time of the merger have been retained.

Four boxes of vouchers from the years 1895-1896, 1912, 1940-1941, and 1965 have been retained in Subseries 4 as a sample to illustrate the way these Library records were kept. Vouchers were used to verify the expenditure of Library funds; attached to each is a bill of sale or similar document from the party to be paid. Throughout the Library's history both the librarian and the chairman of the Committee on Administration signed each voucher before a check was written by the treasurer. Information from the vouchers was summarized in the account books and the treasurer's and comptroller's reports to the Board.

Subseries 5, Office of the Treasurer contains resolutions relating to the service rendered by two Crerar treasurers. Since the treasurers of the Library were officers of the Board and were outside of the administrative hierarchy, their correspondence has not survived.

Correspondence of the assistant treasurer, Thomas R. Orr, between roughly 1916 and 1941, forms Subseries 6. Orr's files were bound on two different occasions: the first group contains his files "prior to 1933" while the second spans 1933 to 1941, the year in which he left the library. His files contain correspondence with suppliers, building management and maintenance firms, Library directors, and companies in which the Library had made investments. Also included here are tables and financial records on various Crerar investments.

Subseries 7 contains leases with various tenants who occupied the income-producing rental space within the Library building at Michigan and Randolph. The files have been arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the other party to the lease, although some leases were bound together in such a way as to make a complete alphabetical arrangement impossible. Among the leases is one granted to the Library in 1961 by the George F. Harding Museum, purchaser of the Crerar Library building, for the storage of books while the Library was moving to its new building at IIT. Additional leases are shelved with the oversized items (Volumes 181-184), including the lease granted by Marshall Field & Company for the Library's first quarters on Wabash Street.

The final subseries contains monthly statements of receipts and expenditures issued by G. R. Bailey & Company, a real estate management firm used by the Library between 1954 and 1961. The reports originally included the invoices from suppliers and service companies; in the interest of space these invoices have been discarded except for those of the last two years, which were kept as a sample.

Subseries 1: Budgets

Box 47   Folder 1-3

Fiscal years 1951-1984

Subseries 2: Reports to the Board

Box 47   Folder 4-5

Treasurer's cash reports, 1915-1940

Box 47   Folder 6

Quarterly reports of the treasurer, 1895-1911

Volume 23

Quarterly reports of the treasurer, 1911-1922

Volume 24

Quarterly reports of the treasurer, 1922-1927

Volume 25

Quarterly reports of the treasurer, 1928-1931

Volume 26

Quarterly reports of the treasurer, 1931-1935

Box 48   Folder 1-2

Quarterly reports of the treasurer, 1929-1935

Box 49   Folder 1-4

Quarterly reports of the treasurer, 1936-1939

Box 50   Folder 1-6

Quarterly reports of the treasurer, 1938-1949

Box 51   Folder 1-6

Quarterly reports of the treasurer, 1950-1983

Box 51   Folder 7

Audits, 1895-1909

Box 52   Folder 1-5

Audits, 1910-1960

Box 53   Folder 1-6

Audits, 1961-1984

Box 53   Folder 7

Comptroller's quarterly reports, 1954-1956

Box 54   Folder 1-4

Comptroller's quarterly reports, 1957-1968

Box 55   Folder 1-4

Comptroller's monthly reports, 1954-1965

Box 56   Folder 1-3

Comptroller's monthly reports, 1966-1968

Box 57   Folder 1-3

Comptroller's quarterly and monthly reports, 1968-1970

Box 57   Folder 4-7

Comptroller's quarterly and monthly reports, Librarian's monthly fiscal reports, monthly membership reports, 1970-1973

Box 58   Folder 1-7

Comptroller's quarterly and monthly reports, Librarian's monthly fiscal reports, monthly membership reports, 1973-1977

Box 59   Folder 1-7

Comptroller's quarterly and monthly reports, Librarian's monthly fiscal reports, monthly membership reports, 1977-1980

Box 60   Folder 1-7

Comptroller's quarterly and monthly reports, Librarian's monthly fiscal reports, monthly membership reports, 1981-1984

Subseries 3: Account Books

Volume 27

Journal, 1895-1904

Volume 28

Journal, 1904-1911

Volume 29

Journal, 1912-1919

Volume 30

Journal, 1919-1926

Volume 31

Journal, 1926-1933

Volume 32

Journal, 1933-1939

Volume 33

Journal, 1940-1953

Volume 34

Ledger, 1895-1904

Volume 35

Ledger, 1904-1914

Volume 36

Ledger, 1915-1923

Volume 37

Ledger, 1924-1930

Volume 38

Ledger, 1931-1954, including accounts previously in separate books such as cash, bills collectible, and stocks and bonds, also book funds, endowment, and other accounts

Volume 39

Cash, 1895-1904

Volume 40

Cash, 1904-1912

Volume 41

Cash, 1913-1918

Volume 42

Cash, 1919-1924

Volume 43

Cash, 1924-1929

Volume 44

Cash, 1929-1935

Volume 45

Cash, 1935-1941

Volume 46

Cash, 1941-1949

Volume 47

Cash, 1949-1953

Volume 48

Audited voucher record, 1895-1904

Volume 49

Audited voucher record, 1904-1911

Volume 50

Audited voucher record, 1911-1916

Volume 51

Audited voucher record, 1916-1921

Volume 52

Audited voucher record, 1921-1925

Volume 53

Audited voucher record, 1925-1930

Volume 54

Audited voucher record, 1930-1935

Volume 55

Audited voucher record, 1936-1941

Volume 56

Trial balances, 1895-1904

Volume 57

Trial balances, 1904-1914

Volume 58

Trial balances, 1915-1931

Volume 59

Trial balances, 1931-1941

Volume 60

Bills collectible record, 1896-1929

Volume 61

Bills collectible record, 1929-1941

Volume 62

Appropriations, authorizations and expenditures, 1927-1941

Volume 63

Security, income and collection record, 1895-1916

Volume 64

Security, income and collection record, 1917-1926

Volume 65

Security, income and collection record, 1927-1934

Volume 66

Security, income and collection record, 1935-1941

Box 61   Folder 1

Securities, "worthless"

Box 61   Folder 2

Stocks, ca. 1929

Box 61   Folder 3-4

Accumulation and amortization schedules, 1898-1941, A-Z

Box 61   Folder 5

Portfolio summaries, 1977-1979

Box 61   Folder 6

Total return investment program, working papers, 1970-1976

Box 61   Folder 7

Mortgages, 1915-1930

Box 61   Folder 8

Furniture and fixtures, purchases, 1895-1937

Box 62   Folder 1

Furniture and fixtures, vendors' accounts, 1895-1937

Box 62   Folder 2-4

Maintenance and operation, 1921-1923

Box 63   Folder 1-8

Maintenance and operation, 1924-1931

Box 64   Folder 1-6

Maintenance and operation, 1932-1937

Box 65   Folder 1-4

Maintenance and operation, 1938-1941

Box 66A   Folder 1

Maintenance and operation, 1941

Box 66A   Folder 2-3

Real estate, 1927-1934

Box 66A   Folder 4

Leases and rents, 1934-1938

Box 66A   Folder 5

Real estate commissions, 1920-1947

Box 66A   Folder 6

Book funds and real estate, 1929-1933

Box 66A   Folder 7-8

Supplies, 1934-1939

Box 66A   Folder 9

Librarian's account, 1925-1941

Subseries 4: Vouchers

Box 66B

Nos. 1-412, 1895-1896

Box 66C

Nos. 11107-11409, 1912

Box 66D

Nos. 44500-44720, 1940-1941

Box 66E

Nos. 82101-82550, 1965

Subseries 5: Treasurer

Box 67   Folder 1

Resolutions, 1926-1929

Subseries 6: Assistant Treasurer's Correspondence

Box 67   Folder 2-4

1916-1932, A-Ca, general

Box 68   Folder 1

1916-1932, Ce-Ch, general

Box 68   Folder 2

1916-1932, Continental Illinois Bank and Trust Company

Box 68   Folder 3

1916-1932, Ci-D, general

Box 69   Folder 1-2

1916-1932, E-H, general

Box 69   Folder 3

1916-1932, Illinois Merchants Trust Company

Box 70   Folder 1

1916-1932, I, general

Box 70   Folder 2

1916-1932, Fred. S. James & Co.

Box 70   Folder 3

1916-1932, J, general

Box 71   Folder 1-3

1916-1932, K-R, general

Box 72   Folder 1-2

1916-1932, John T. Shayne & Co.

Box 72   Folder 3-4

1916-1932, S-Z, general

Box 73   Folder 1-3

1916-1932, Albert H. Wetten & Co.

Box 74   Folder 1

1933-1941, A-B, general

Box 74   Folder 2

1933-1941, Audit Company of New York

Box 74   Folder 3

1933-1941, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company

Box 74   Folder 4

1933-1941, Bay, J. Christian

Box 74   Folder 5

1933-1941, C-E, general

Box 74   Folder 6

1933-1941, Central Michigan Avenue Association

Box 74   Folder 7

1933-1941, Chicago, City of

Box 74   Folder 8

1933-1941, Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company

Box 74   Folder 9-12

1933-1941, Continental Illinois Bank and Trust Company

Box 75   Folder 1

1933-1941, Continental Illinois Bank and Trust Company

Box 75   Folder 2

1933-1941, directors, Borland, Chauncey B.

Box 75   Folder 3

1933-1941, directors, Budd, Britton I.

Box 75   Folder 4

1933-1941, directors, Butcher, Paul C., Treasurer

Box 75   Folder 5

1933-1941, directors, Davis, Abel, and Dick, Albert B., Jr.

Box 75   Folder 6

1933-1941, directors, Field, Stanley

Box 75   Folder 7

1933-1941, directors, Gale, Henry G., Hektoen, Ludwig, M.D., and Holabird, John A.

Box 75   Folder 8

1933-1941, directors, McIlvaine, William B.

Box 75   Folder 9

1933-1941, directors, Robinson, Theodore W., and Ryerson, Edward L., Jr.

Box 75   Folder 10

1933-1941, directors, Smith, Walter B.

Box 76   Folder 1

1933-1941, directors, Stevens, Eugene M.

Box 76   Folder 2

1933-1941, directors, Sprague, Albert A., II

  • For additional information on directors, see Boxes 43-46D, Individual Directors.
Box 76   Folder 3

1933-1941, Educational Buyers Association

Box 76   Folder 4

1933-1941, F-L, general

Box 76   Folder 5

1933-1941, R. W. Hosmer & Co.

Box 76   Folder 6

1933-1941, Illinois Department of Labor

Box 76   Folder 7

1933-1941, Levy, Maurice C.

Box 76   Folder 8

1933-1941, M-P, general

Box 76   Folder 9

1933-1941, Mission Corporation

Box 76   Folder 10

1933-1941, Modern Coal Burner Co.

Box 76   Folder 11

1933-1941, National Steel Corporation

Box 76   Folder 12

1933-1941, North Central Business District Association

Box 76   Folder 13

1933-1941, Pullman Trust & Savings Bank

Box 76   Folder 14

1933-1941, R-U, general

Box 76   Folder 15

1933-1941, United States, Department of Agriculture

Box 76   Folder 16

1933-1941, United States, National Recovery Administration

Box 76   Folder 17

1933-1941, United States, Social Security Act

Box 77   Folder 1

1933-1941, V-Z, general

Box 77   Folder 2-7

1933-1941, Albert H. Wetten & Co.

Box 78   Folder 1-2

1933-1941, Albert H. Wetten & Co.

Subseries 7: Leases for Randolph Street Property

Box 78   Folder 3

American Committee for World Citizenship

Box 78   Folder 4

Theodore Ascher Company; The Ascher Company; Kermans Inc.

Box 78   Folder 5

Bramson, Inc.

Box 78   Folder 6

Cassels, Edwin H. ; L. L. Cook Company

Box 78   Folder 7

Fort Dearborn Photo Company

Box 78   Folder 8

George F. Harding Museum (lease to the John Crerar Library)

Box 78   Folder 9

Robert H. Harvey

Box 78   Folder 10

Institute of Medicine of Chicago

Box 78   Folder 11-13

Kerman Stores Company (see also volume 183)

Box 78   Folder 14

Kontos Food Shop

Box 78   Folder 15

L-P

  • Library of International Relations
  • Livingston, Callard
  • Mandeville, Paul
  • Pan-American Council
Box 78   Folder 16

Pixley and Ehlers

Box 79   Folder 1-5

John T. Shayne & Co., 1920-1941

Box 79   Folder 6

C. A. Taylor Trunk Works (see also Volume 184)

Box 79   Folder 7

Western Electric Company, Inc.

Box 79   Folder 8

W

  • Wezeman, Frederick H.
  • Wodlinger, Mark H.
  • World Citizens Association
  • See also Volumes 181-184.

Subseries 8: Real Estate Management

Box 79   Folder 9-10

G. R. Bailey & Company, monthly statements of receipts and expenditures, 1954-1957

Box 80   Folder 1

G. R. Bailey & Company, monthly statements of receipts and expenditures, 1958-1959

Box 80   Folder 2-3

G. R. Bailey & Company, monthly statements of receipts and expenditures, and invoices, 1960-1961

Series IV: Administration

Series IV contains documentation concerning the activities of the librarian, the executive director, and assistant and associate librarians. These activities included carrying out the directives of the Board, originating and implementing new programs, managing the growth and organization of the Library, raising funds through membership and development programs, publicizing the Library, engaging in cooperative efforts with other libraries, and handling personnel matters. Acquisition of books and journals, which was handled directly by the librarian during the first 50 years of the Library, is documented more fully in Series V.

Series IV is arranged in 31 subseries. The first is composed of reports to the Board from the librarian. Through 1963 these took the form of annual reports; after that date reports were issued in various forms including "monthly reports," "occasional reports," and "brief memoranda." Additional reports and memoranda produced by the librarian for the Board on specific issues are filed in Series II, either with the Board of Directors correspondence and memoranda or in the files of the particular committee for which the report was produced. Some of the memoranda and reports are part of the official minutes of the Board or its committees. The librarian's monthly fiscal reports and membership reports to the Board are filed with the comptroller's quarterly and monthly reports in Series III.

Subseries 2-16 contain the administrative correspondence of each of the four librarians followed by their personal and professional papers.

The office correspondence of Clement W. Andrews was destroyed when it became inactive, with the result that little documentation of Andrews' career survives. The material which has been preserved here was mainly acquired through the efforts of Herman H. Henkle in 1955-1956 (see Box 102, Folder 6). Correspondence from the Chicago Public Library, Harvard University, the Library of Congress, and the United States Army's Surgeon General's Library was acquired on microfilm and has been photocopied onto paper. Andrews' letters to Michael Bauer, a page, were preserved by Bauer and presented to the Library in 1963. The guarantees covering loan of books and all of the articles by and about Andrews were preserved by the Library.

Although J. C. Bay became Crerar librarian in 1928, the files of his administration before 1934 were discarded by the Library. Because of this, 1934 is the beginning point for most record groups in Series IV and V.

Bay's administrative correspondence is arranged alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent. In most cases letters are filed together under the name of the individual rather than the name of an institution. Bay was a conservative librarian suspicious of new ideas being promoted by an increasingly professionalized occupation. He once told his friend J. C. M. Hanson, "The only defense against all half-baked schemes is to keep one's library at its highest peak of benevolent activity and to point out the connection between this fact and the safe and tried methods by which the result has been reached." Bay corresponded extensively with other librarians, including W. W. Bishop, James B. Child, William S. Merrill, Jerome K. Wilcox and P. L. Windsor. Bay's extensive correspondence concerning the acquisition of materials for the Library is filed in Series V along with other documents relating to acquisitions, gifts, and exchanges.

In addition to being a rich source of information about library operations and issues, Bay's personal and professional papers document activities outside of the Library and reveal his attitudes toward professional matters, avocations, ethnic heritage, and world politics. Bay was an avid collector of Western Americana and Scandinavian folklore, and his personal papers include correspondence with collectors Herbert M. Evans, Joseph Halle Schaffner, C. H. Thordarson, and John Wilson Townsend, as well as booksellers Roger Boutell, Charles P. Everitt, Charles F. Heartman, A. S. W. Rosenbach, and Henry F. Schuman, among others. Bay was also active in the affairs of the Danish-American community, serving as chairman of the Dan-America Archives in Aalborg, Denmark, and as a director of the American National Park in Rebild, Jutland. His views on world affairs are expressed throughout his personal, professional, and business correspondence.

The final group of files in this subseries contains copies of Bay's numerous publications. The first items are manuscripts, including Bay's critical summary of events at the Library following his retirement in January 1947 (Box 90, Folder 10). The manuscripts are followed by published articles and essays on a wide variety of subjects, arranged in chronological order. Some of these pieces appeared in journals, others were published by the author himself, and others were reprints published by Bay. Articles about Bay and his activities are arranged chronologically following his publications. The final box in the subseries (Box 93) contains 46 small books published by Bay between 1920 and 1959 as Christmas keepsakes, some of which contain essays written by Bay. A few of the other publications in this subseries may also have been Christmas gifts, but they were not published in the same format as the "Christmas books" in Box 93.

The most complete body of extant administrative correspondence is from the tenure of Herman H. Henkle. These files are divided into four uneven segments, 1947-1954, 1955-1961, 1962-1965, and 1966-1968, following the divisions in which they were maintained. In contrast to the files of J. C. Bay, correspondence in this section is filed under the names of institutions rather than the individuals writing the letters. In a few instances files for a particular institution were brought together and an entry made in the inventory to indicate the inclusive time period (e.g., Box 96, Folder 2, "Engineering Societies Library promotion effort, 1953-1955"). Henkle was in the habit of using the verso of incoming correspondence for the carbon copy of out-going correspondence, so researchers should be careful not to overlook the backs of letters.

The administration of the Library became more diversified under Henkle's direction than it had been under Bay. The associate librarian and other assistants handled much of the correspondence which the librarian had traditionally handled himself. The correspondence of the librarian is interfiled with that of his assistants in this subseries. There are no separate correspondence files for Henkle's subordinates except for Ann Davis Henkle, the manager of the Research Information Service, and Viola Gustafson, head of the acquisition department. These records are in Series V.

During Henkle's administration the Library retained extra copies of all out-going correspondence and filed them in chronological files, one for each administrator. None of Henkle's own chronological files are found here, but some of those for his subordinates, William S. Budington and Ammiel Prochovnick, were preserved. These chronological files are located at the end of each of the four correspondence groups.

Henkle's professional and personal papers are arranged in one alphabetical sequence following the administrative correspondence. They are much less extensive than Bay's. Most of Henkle's correspondence involves professional activities and organizations. Among his papers are an evaluation of the Elmhurst College Library (Box 117, Folder 5) and correspondence with the U.S. State Department about his service in the Executive Reserve (Box 118, Folder 6). Copies of Henkle's articles and addresses are arranged chronologically after the personal papers.

The correspondence from the administration of William S. Budington, the last executive director and librarian of the Crerar Library, is arranged in two groups, 1969-1973 and 1974-1984, in a manner similar to that of Henkle's. Several of the files in the 1974-1984 group concern the merger with the University of Chicago, and the litigation which followed the discovery made in December 1982 that a number of the Library's rare books had been stolen. Chronological files of Budington's correspondence from 1974 to 1984 are located in Boxes 125F-125H.

Budington's personal correspondence is at the end of this subseries. General correspondence is arranged chronologically in two folders. Much of the remainder of his personal papers concerns committee assignments for professional organizations and other library-related interests; this material has been arranged alphabetically by the name of the organization.

The materials in subseries 17-31 of Series IV, include various groups of general administrative material, drawn from the administrations of all four librarians. Subseries 17 begins with one folder of correspondence between the librarians and various members of the Crerar family from 1908 to 1966. Next are files which contain documents relating to public relations efforts, including correspondence with members of the print media. The articles which resulted from these exchanges are found in Series VI. Folders labelled Library Use include a comprehensive users survey made in 1957-1958 (Box 129B, Folders 2-3). Other studies which were conducted independently for academic projects or theses are located in Series VI.

More than eleven linear feet of files are devoted to membership records. Probably the first effort to raise money to supplement the Library's endowment and real estate income was the 1924 appeal to businesses for contributions to keep the Library open evenings, and this is documented by a scrapbook of correspondence, receipts, and memorabilia (Volume 68). The Crerar's membership program began in 1949 and soon became a major administrative activity. Membership records begin with lists of members in various forms, including a 1965 study by Herman Henkle of the Library's membership efforts which listed all of the members up to that point (Box 131A, Folder 4). Following the lists of members are files on specific membership campaigns, correspondence to prospective members, examples of form letters used for membership purposes, information on advisory panels set up by the Library, and correspondence with the members themselves. The membership correspondence is divided into three sections: individuals, corporations, and societies and newspapers. Corporate member files form the bulk of the records and include correspondence from 1950 to 1984.

Crerar Associates was formed as a support group which sponsored speakers and financed special acquisitions. One folder documents its activities in the years 1954-1956. The group was revived in 1969, and these boxes contain minutes of the Crerar Associates Council, annual reports, and files for semi-annual meetings.

Development files document other efforts to obtain outside funds. Although corporate members made significant contributions through their membership "fees" (which were not fixed), in the 1970s the Library actively began to seek grants from the government and from private foundations. In 1977 the Library received a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities which sparked an intensive three-year fund drive.

The group of records concerning finances in this series relates to the involvement of the librarians themselves in money matters. Included here are general files on various topics, and files on particular book funds. Summary financial reports issued monthly by the librarian between 1970 and 1984 are in Series III (Boxes 57-60).

Files on interlibrary cooperation are extensive, and include correspondence, reports, and minutes of meetings. Records on the various organizations with which the Crerar Library was involved are arranged in alphabetical order, and include, among others, the Association of Research Libraries (Boxes 147-151A), the Illinois State Library (Box 153A), and the Midwest Inter-Library Corporation, later renamed the Center for Research Libraries (Boxes 154B-160). The John Crerar Library was a leader in early efforts to encourage cooperation among libraries.

Records pertaining to employees, prospective employees, and personnel policy in general are arranged in the next four groups. The first group contains information on personnel matters and policy generated by the librarian's office. Included in this section are the Administrative Memoranda, which announced various administrative and personnel procedures, and the Librarian's Newsletter, issued periodically between 1947 and 1959 to communicate the librarian's activities to the staff. Also found in this section are policy and procedure manuals, lists of employees, information on salaries and benefits, and records of staff councils and committees.

Records on individual employees are in two groups. The first consists of a card file containing names, titles, dates of employment, and salaries for all library staff members from 1890 to 1946. The second includes letters of recommendation, resignations, and other correspondence from the administration of J. C. Bay, 1934-1946, and selected correspondence and biographical information for professional librarians and administrators from 1946 to 1970.

The final category of records concerning personnel contains all letters of application received between 1934 and 1959, and those received in the search for a chief science librarian in 1969. This correspondence has been arranged chronologically.

The librarian's records on buildings include general correspondence and memoranda, correspondence with the Library's management firm, G. R. Bailey & Co., correspondence with tenants of the Randolph Street building, documents about the planning, construction, and move to the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, and correspondence about insurance policies. Additional information about the Crerar buildings can be found in Series II and III.

The next group of files contains information concerning equipment and supplies for the Library, particularly in reference to photoduplication machines. The following group, Administrative Procedures and Forms, contains general directives relating to office procedures and examples of bookplates, letterheads, and forms used by the librarian and different departments within the Library.

The final group contains administrative publications issued by the Library. Serials are listed first, including The JCL Quarterly, a staff news sheet; These Are New, a list of new titles received by the Library; and Crerar Current, a short newsletter distributed to members of the Library and to the public. Following these are dedication and anniversary programs, exhibit catalogues, and pamphlets issued for general information, publicity, or development. At the end are brochures from two related organizations, the Midwest Health Science Library Network, which was based at the Crerar Library, and the Crerar Associates, the Library's support group. Publications which are more bibliographic in nature will be found at the end of Series V (Boxes 258-265). Publications about the Library's history will be found in Series VI (Boxes 268-269).

Subseries 1: Reports to the Board

Box 81   Folder 1-3

Reports of the librarian, 1895-1950

Box 82   Folder 1

Reports of the librarian, 1950-1963

Box 82   Folder 2

Monthly reports to the Board, 1954-1960

Box 82   Folder 3

Occasional reports of the executive director, 1964-1965

Box 82   Folder 4

Brief memoranda, 1967-1975

Box 82   Folder 5

Librarian's agenda, 1953

Subseries 2: Clement W. Andrews, Administrative Correspondence, 1897-1927

Box 83   Folder 1

Bauer, Michael, 1905-1906

Box 83   Folder 2

Chicago Public Library, 1918-1930

Box 83   Folder 3

Columbia University, 1897

Box 83   Folder 4

Guarantees covering loan of books, 1901-1909

  • Beloit College
  • Colorado College
  • Field Columbian Museum
  • Michigan College of Mines
  • James Millikin University
  • Ohio State University
  • State University of Iowa
  • University of Chicago
Box 83   Folder 5

Harvard University, 1898-1925

Box 83   Folder 6

Hygienic Laboratory, Washington, D.C., 1918

Box 83   Folder 7-9

Library of Congress, 1900-1930

Box 83   Folder 10

New York Public Library, 1923-1927

Box 83   Folder 11

New York State Library, 1926-1927

Box 83   Folder 12

United States, Army, Surgeon General's Library, 1908-1915

Box 83   Folder 13

United States, Department of Agriculture, 1899

Box 83   Folder 14

University of Illinois, 1910-1920

Box 83   Folder 15

Yale University Library, 1906-1927

Subseries 3: Clement W. Andrews--Personal and Professional Papers

Box 84   Folder 1

"Lectures delivered at the N. Y. Library School," June 1902

Box 84   Folder 2

"Economics of Library Architecture," Library Journal, May 15, 1921

Box 84   Folder 3

Secondary sources on Andrews

  • For other articles relating to Andrews and the Crerar Library see Box 267A.

Subseries 4: J. Christian Bay--Administrative Correspondence, 1934-1946

Box 84   Folder 4

A-B, general

Box 84   Folder 5

Appreciation, letters of

Box 84   Folder 6

Bay's 70th birthday celebration, 1941

Box 84   Folder 7

C-D, general

Box 84   Folder 8

Complaint, letters of

Box 84   Folder 9

Cremation Association of America

Box 84   Folder 10

Customs brokers

Box 85   Folder 1

E-I, general

Box 85   Folder 2

Interlibrary loan/photostat requests

Box 85   Folder 3

J-L, general

Box 85   Folder 4-6

Library of Congress

Box 85   Folder 7-8

M-R, general

Box 85   Folder 9

Reference inquiries

Box 85   Folder 10

Russian acquisitions, general

Box 86   Folder 1

Russian acquisitions, Chicago Technical Societies Council controversy

Box 86   Folder 2-3

S-Z, general

Box 86   Folder 4

Visitors

Subseries 5: J. Christian Bay--Personal and Professional Papers

Box 86   Folder 5

A, general

Box 86   Folder 6-7

American Library Association, 1934-1945

Box 86   Folder 8

American Library Institute

Box 86   Folder 9

B, general

Box 86   Folder 10

Bishop, W. W.

Box 86   Folder 11

Bookplates

Box 87   Folder 1-2

C-D, general

Box 87   Folder 3-7

Danish-American affairs, A-Z

Box 87   Folder 8-9

Distribution of publications, A-Z

Box 88   Folder 1

E-F, general

Box 88   Folder 2

Fortune, William

Box 88   Folder 3

G-Ha, general

Box 88   Folder 4

Linda Hall Library

Box 88   Folder 5-6

He-J, general

Box 88   Folder 7

Invitations to speak, present papers, etc.

Box 88   Folder 8

Jensen, Christian J., library and estate

Box 88   Folder 9-10

K-Me, general

Box 89   Folder 1-3

Mi-R, general

Box 89   Folder 4

Rothert, Otto A.

Box 89   Folder 5

Sa-Se, general

Box 89   Folder 6

Schuman, Henry

Box 89   Folder 7-8

Sh-Sz, general

Box 89   Folder 9

State Historical Society of Missouri, The Bay Collection

Box 89   Folder 10

Sweet, Forest H.

Box 89   Folder 11

T, general

Box 90   Folder 1

Thordarson, C. H.

Box 90   Folder 2

Torch Press

Box 90   Folder 3-4

U-Z, general

Subseries 6: J. Christian Bay--Manuscripts

Box 90   Folder 5

Manuscripts

  • "The Spring in the Wilderness," undated
  • "Plenty of Libraries," undated
  • "The old-time librarian . . .," undated
  • "We have heard a great deal . . .," undated
  • "What I Know About Women," undated
Box 90   Folder 6-7

"History of Spencer's Crimes to Time of Arrest, April 5th, 1910," undated

Box 90   Folder 8

"The Koh-I-Noor of Books," undated

Box 90   Folder 9

"Vital Books in the History of Science," 1948

Box 90   Folder 10

Reminiscences about the John Crerar Library, 1949-1955

Subseries 7: J. Christian Bay--Publications

Box 90   Folder 11

Publications

  • "Rinaldo Rinaldini (Capo Brigante) and George Washington," undated
  • "James Lane Allen: Straenge Love. Avtoriseret Oversaettelse med Indledning af J. Christian Bay," 1903
  • "Professor Rasmus Pedersen," 1919
  • "Alphabetical Index to the Birds of America," 1932
Volume 67

Manuscript, "The Eau de Cologne Case," undated

Box 91   Folder 1

Publications, 1922

  • "Jul. R. Haarhaus: Maculaturalia et eventyr for Bogvenner ved J. Chr. Bay," 1922
  • "Rare and Beautiful Imprints of Chicago," 1922
Box 91   Folder 2

Publications, 1923-1926

  • "Henry Lewis," 1923
  • "Robert Burns: A Poem by Holger Drachmann," 1925
  • "Robert Kennicott, Naturalist and Explorer," 1926
Box 91   Folder 3

Publications, 1926-1927

  • "Hans Navn var Jens Larsen," 1926
  • "Edward Everett Ayer," 1927
  • "Trappist Library in Kentucky," 1927
Box 91   Folder 4

Publications, 1931-1935

  • "Kilden i Urskoven," 1929
  • "Adam Dan," 1931
  • "Dr. Daniel Drake," 1933
  • "Laurs Christian Laursen," 1934
  • "Women Not Considered Human Beings," 1934
  • "The Making of Plain Slip Cases for Books," 1934
  • "Bibliophili Epistola, Item," 1935
Box 91   Folder 5

"Selected Works of Young E. Allison," 1935

Box 91   Folder 6

Publications, 1936-1938

  • "Bibliophili Epistola, Secunda," 1936
  • "An Introductory Lecture on the Necessity and Value of Professional Industry, by Daniel Drake," 1937
  • "Bibliophili Epistola, Tertia," 1937
  • "Bibliophili Epistola, Quarta," 1938
  • "Rare Medical Books, with a preface by J. Christian Bay," 1938
Box 91   Folder 7

Publications, 1939-1940

  • "Bibliophili Epistola, Quinta," 1939
  • "Dr. Christian Fenger, The Man and His Work," 1940
  • "Christian Jensen," 1940
  • "Dr. Clement Walker Andrews," 1940 (reprint of 1930 article)
Box 91   Folder 8

Publications 1942-1948

  • "Private Book Collectors of the Chicago Area: A Brief Review," 1942
  • "Mester Niels Peter Thomsen i Holstebro," 1942
  • "Western Life and Western Books," 1942
  • "Sequoia and Washingtonia In History and Bibliography," 1946
  • "Some Vital Books in Science: 1848-1947," 1948
Box 92   Folder 1

Publications, 1949-1956

  • "Der Kommer en Drom," 1949
  • "Bibliographical Reminiscences and Prophesies," 1955
  • "George Washington, Citizen and Farmer," 1956
  • "A Century of Science Books," 1956 (reprint of 1947 article)
Box 92   Folder 2

Memorabilia, 1936-1951

Box 92   Folder 3

Secondary works about Bay, 1941-1951

Box 92   Folder 4

Articles and obituaries, 1937-1962

  • For other articles relating to Bay and the Crerar Library see also Box 267A.
Box 93

Christmas books, 26 volumes, 1920-1959

Subseries 8: Herman H. Henkle--Administrative Correspondence, 1947-1954

Box 94   Folder 1-2

A, general

Box 94   Folder 3

Acquisition policy

Box 94   Folder 4

Air Material Command

Box 94   Folder 5

American Documentation Institute, including American Documentation Society

Box 94   Folder 6

American Marketing Association

Box 94   Folder 7

Army Medical Library

Box 94   Folder 8

B, general

Box 94   Folder 9

Bay, J. Christian

Box 95   Folder 1

Boyer, Alden Scott

Box 95   Folder 2-3

C, general

Box 95   Folder 4

Chicago Academy of Sciences, 1918-1955

Box 95   Folder 5

Chicago Educational Television Association, WTTW

Box 95   Folder 6

Chicago Natural History Museum (Field Museum)

Box 95   Folder 7

Chicago Veterinary Medical Association

Box 95   Folder 8

Columbia University

Box 95   Folder 9

Copyright

Box 95   Folder 10

Customs brokers

Box 95   Folder 11

D, general

Box 95   Folder 12

Documentation, Inc.

Box 96   Folder 1

E, general

Box 96   Folder 2

Engineering Societies Library promotion effort, 1953-1955

Box 96   Folder 3-4

F-H, general

Box 96   Folder 5

Grulee, Clifford G., M.D., Collection

Box 96   Folder 6-7

I-L, general

Box 96   Folder 8

Lewis College

Box 97   Folder 1

Library of Congress, general

Box 97   Folder 2

Library of Congress, Documents Expediting Project

Box 97   Folder 3

Library of Congress, Conference on Bibliographic Control of Government Scientific and Technical Reports

Box 97   Folder 4-5

M, general

Box 97   Folder 6

Mayo Clinic

Box 97   Folder 7

N, general

Box 97   Folder 8

National Committee for Chile

Box 97   Folder 9

National Institutes of Health

Box 97   Folder 10

National Science Foundation

Box 98   Folder 1-2

National Science Foundation

Box 98   Folder 3

Newberry Library

Box 98   Folder 4

Northwestern University Library

Box 98   Folder 5

O-Q, general

Box 98   Folder 6

Photoduplication requests

Box 98   Folder 7

R, general

Box 98   Folder 8

Readers' comments

Box 99   Folder 1

Readers' comments

Box 99   Folder 2-3

Reference/interlibrary loan requests

Box 99   Folder 4

Requests for general information about the Library

Box 99   Folder 5

Russian translations

Box 99   Folder 6

Ryerson, Edward L., gift of first edition of Harvey

Box 99   Folder 7

S, general

Box 99   Folder 8

Special Libraries Association

Box 100   Folder 1-5

T-U, general

Box 100   Folder 6

United States, Atomic Energy Commission

Box 100   Folder 7

Visitors, 1948-1950

Box 101   Folder 1

Visitors, 1951-1954

Box 101   Folder 2

W, general

Box 101   Folder 3

Wall Street Journal microfilming project

Box 101   Folder 4

Western Society of Engineers, general

Box 101   Folder 5

Western Society of Engineers, Education and Library Committee

Box 101   Folder 6

Western Society of Engineers, Library

Box 101   Folder 7

X-Z, general

Box 101   Folder 8

Chronological correspondence file, associate librarian, January-May, 1954

Box 102   Folder 1

Chronological correspondence file, associate librarian, June-November, 1954

Subseries 9: Herman H. Henkle--Administrative Correspondence, 1955-1961

Box 102   Folder 2

A, general

Box 102   Folder 3

American Chemical Society

Box 102   Folder 4

American Library Association

Box 102   Folder 5

American Society for Metals

Box 102   Folder 6

Andrews, Clement W., inquiries about him to other libraries

Box 102   Folder 7

Armour Research Foundation

Box 102   Folder 8

B, general

Box 102   Folder 9

Bay, J. Christian

Box 102   Folder 10

Biological Abstracts

Box 102   Folder 11

C, general

Box 103   Folder 1

Chemical Abstracts

Box 103   Folder 2

Chicago Chemical Library Foundation

Box 103   Folder 3

Chicago Educational Television Association, WTTW

Box 103   Folder 4

Chicago Heart Association, gift of first English edition of Harvey

Box 103   Folder 5

Chicago Natural History Museum (Field Museum)

Box 103   Folder 6

Conference on Information Processing and Correlation

Box 103   Folder 7

Copyright

Box 103   Folder 8

D, general

Box 104   Folder 1-3

E-L, general

Box 104   Folder 4

Lending policy

Box 104   Folder 5

Library of Congress

Box 104   Folder 6-7

M-N, general

Box 104   Folder 8

National Library of Medicine

Box 105   Folder 1

National Science Foundation

Box 105   Folder 2

O-P, general

Box 105   Folder 3

Photoduplication requests

Box 105   Folder 4-5

Q-R, general

Box 105   Folder 6

Readers' comments

Box 105   Folder 7

Reference/interlibrary loan inquiries

Box 105   Folder 8

Reis, Ralph A., 1956-1969

Box 105   Folder 9

Requests for general information about the Library

Box 105   Folder 10

Requests for personnel

Box 106   Folder 1

S, general

Box 106   Folder 2

Special Libraries Association

Box 106   Folder 3-4

T-U, general

Box 106   Folder 5

United States, Army Map Service

Box 106   Folder 6

United States, Atomic Energy Commission

Box 106   Folder 7

University, general

Box 106   Folder 8

University of Miami

Box 107A   Folder 1

V-Z, general

Box 107A   Folder 2-4

Visitors

Box 107A   Folder 5-7

Associate Librarian, general correspondence, 1957-1961

Box 107B   Folder 1-3

Associate Librarian, chronological correspondence file, 1955-1956

Subseries 10: Herman H. Henkle--Administrative Correspondence, 1962-1965

Box 107B   Folder 4

A, general

Box 108   Folder 1

American Book Publishers Council

Box 108   Folder 2

American Library Association

Box 108   Folder 3

B, general

Box 108   Folder 4

Bell & Howell/Council on Library Resources Microxerographic Project, correspondence, 1963-1966

Box 108   Folder 5

Bell & Howell/Council on Library Resources Microxerographic Project, working papers, 1962-1967

Box 108   Folder 6

Blatchford, C. Hammond

Box 108   Folder 7-9

C-H, general

Box 109   Folder 1

Hillison & Etten Company, printers

Box 109   Folder 2

I, general

Box 109   Folder 3-4

Illinois Institute of Technology

Box 109   Folder 5

Illinois Institute of Technology, building dedication, planning, 1962

Box 109   Folder 6

Illinois Institute of Technology, building dedication, ceremonies and dinner, April 3, 1963

Box 109   Folder 7

Institute of Medicine of Chicago, 1963-1965

Box 109   Folder 8

J-L, general

Box 109   Folder 9

Library of Congress

Box 109   Folder 10

M-O, general

Box 110   Folder 1

Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965

Box 110   Folder 2

National Library of Medicine

Box 110   Folder 3

P-R, general

Box 110   Folder 4

Walter Reed Hospital

Box 110   Folder 5

Regional Technical Reports Center

Box 110   Folder 6

Requests for general information about the Library

Box 110   Folder 7

Requests for information on Library's carpet

Box 110   Folder 8

Requests for permission to copy

Box 110   Folder 9

S, general

Box 110   Folder 10

Special Libraries Association

Box 110   Folder 11

Systems analysis program

Box 111A   Folder 1-3

T-Z, general

Box 111A   Folder 4

Wilson & McIlvaine, attorneys

Box 111A   Folder 5-6

Associate Librarian, general correspondence, 1962-1963

Box 111A   Folder 7

Assistant Librarian, general correspondence, 1964-1965

Box 111A   Folder 8-9

Associate Librarian, chronological correspondence file, 1964-1965

Subseries 11: Herman H. Henkle--Administrative Correspondence, 1966-1968

Box 111B   Folder 1-2

A, general

Box 111B   Folder 3

American Association of Bioanalysis, 1965-1967

Box 111B   Folder 4

American Library Association

Box 112   Folder 1

American Society for Engineering Education

Box 112   Folder 2

B, general

Box 112   Folder 3

Bell & Howell

Box 112   Folder 4

C, general

Box 112   Folder 5

Chemical Abstracts Service

Box 112   Folder 6

Chicago Society of Fund Raising Executives

Box 112   Folder 7

Copyright, general

Box 112   Folder 8

Copyright, Committee to Investigate Copyright Problems

Box 113   Folder 1

D-E, general

Box 113   Folder 2

Directory listings

Box 113   Folder 3

F, general

Box 113   Folder 4-5

Facsimile transmission, 1967-1969

Box 113   Folder 6-7

G-I, general

Box 113   Folder 8-9

Illinois Institute of Technology, general

Box 114   Folder 1

Illinois Institute of Technology, deans

Box 114   Folder 2

Illinois Institute of Technology, library, questionnaires

Box 114   Folder 3

Illinois Institute of Technology, parking

Box 114   Folder 4

Illinois Institute of Technology, Research Institute

Box 114   Folder 5

Illinois Institute of Technology, treasurer and financial matters

Box 114   Folder 6

J-K, general

Box 114   Folder 7

Kraus Reprint Corporation and H. P. Kraus

Box 114   Folder 8-10

L-N, general

Box 115   Folder 1

Northwestern Inforsearch Project

Box 115   Folder 2

O-R, general

Box 115   Folder 3

Pandex

Box 115   Folder 4

Questionnaires

Box 115   Folder 5-6

Regional Technical Reports Center

Box 115   Folder 7-8

S-T, general

Box 115   Folder 9

United States, general

Box 116   Folder 1

University, general

Box 116   Folder 2

V-Z, general

Box 116   Folder 3-4

Assistant Librarian, general correspondence

Box 116   Folder 5-6

Librarian, chronological correspondence file, 1966-1967

Box 117   Folder 1-3

Librarian, chronological correspondence file, 1968

Subseries 12: Herman H. Henkle--Personal and Professional Papers

Box 117   Folder 4

A-I, general

Box 117   Folder 5

Elmhurst College

Box 117   Folder 6

Invitations and arrangements to give papers

Box 117   Folder 7

Invitations and arrangements to give talks

Box 118   Folder 1

J-O, general

Box 118   Folder 2

Letters of recommendation

Box 118   Folder 3

P-S, general

Box 118   Folder 4

Responses to letters of congratulations on appointment to Crerar librarianship (see also Box 36, Folder 3)

Box 118   Folder 5

T-Z, general

Box 118   Folder 6

United States, Department of State, Executive Reserve

Box 118   Folder 7

Articles about Henkle

Subseries 13: Herman H. Henkle--Articles and Addresses

Box 118   Folder 8-9

1947-1972

  • For articles relating to Henkle and the Crerar Library see Box 267A.

Subseries 14: William S. Budington--Administrative Correspondence, 1969-1973

Box 119   Folder 1

A, general

Box 119   Folder 2

American Library Association

Box 119   Folder 3

American Medical Association, Library Survey Project

Box 119   Folder 4-5

B-C, general

Box 119   Folder 6

Chicago Area Historians of Science

Box 119   Folder 7-8

Copyright

Box 120   Folder 1

Copyright

Box 120   Folder 2-3

D-G, general

Box 120   Folder 4

Federation of Societies for Paint Technology

Box 120   Folder 5

Gray, Elisha, Papers, 1967-1971

Box 120   Folder 6

H, general

Box 120   Folder 7

Henkle, Herman H., general

Box 120   Folder 8

Henkle, Herman H., insurance

Box 120   Folder 9

I, general

Box 121   Folder 1

Illinois, Charitable Trust Report

Box 121   Folder 2-4

Illinois Institute of Technology, general

Box 121   Folder 5

Illinois Institute of Technology, library

Box 121   Folder 6

Illinois Institute of Technology, North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools review

Box 121   Folder 7

Illinois Institute of Technology, questionnaires

Box 122   Folder 1

Illinois Institute of Technology, security

Box 122   Folder 2

Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute

Box 122   Folder 3

Illinois Library Association, Automation Committee Survey Report

Box 122   Folder 4-5

Illinois State Library

Box 122   Folder 6

Information Industry Association

Box 122   Folder 7

J-L, general

Box 122   Folder 8

Legislation, aid to private libraries

Box 122   Folder 9

Legislation, board enlargement

Box 122   Folder 10

Library of Congress

Box 122   Folder 11

Library Resources, Inc.

Box 123   Folder 1-2

M-N, general

Box 123   Folder 3

National Academy of Sciences, Argentine Project

Box 123   Folder 4

Newberry Library

Box 123   Folder 5

O-P, general

Box 123   Folder 6

Perkins, Virginia, study

Box 123   Folder 7

Questionnaires

Box 123   Folder 8-9

R-Sn, general

Box 124A   Folder 1

So-Sz, general

Box 124A   Folder 2

Special Libraries Association

Box 124A   Folder 3

Student Science Fair

Box 124A   Folder 4-5

T-U, general

Box 124A   Folder 6

Tax reform

Box 124A   Folder 7

United States, Internal Revenue Service

Box 124A   Folder 8

W-Z, general

Box 124B   Folder 1-4

Visitors from abroad, 1967-1973

Box 124B   Folder 5

Assistant Librarian, general correspondence, 1969-1971

Subseries 15: William S. Budington--Administrative Correspondence, 1974-1984

Box 125A   Folder 1-2

A-Z, general

Box 125A   Folder 3

American College of Surgeons

Box 125A   Folder 4

American Library Association

Box 125A   Folder 5

Chicago Public Library

Box 125A   Folder 6-8

Copyright, 1975-1977

Box 125B   Folder 1-2

Copyright, 1978-1982

Box 125B   Folder 3

Illinois Institute of Technology, general

Box 125B   Folder 4

Illinois Institute of Technology, buildings and grounds operations, 1975-1982

Box 125B   Folder 5

Illinois Institute of Technology, Faculty Senate Library Subcommittee

Box 125B   Folder 6

Illinois Institute of Technology, increase in utility rates

Box 125B   Folder 7-8

Illinois Institute of Technology, library, 1974-1982

Box 125B   Folder 9

Illinois Institute of Technology, Martin, Thomas Lyle, President

Box 125B   Folder 10

Illinois Institute of Technology, Research Institute

Box 125C   Folder 1

Medical Digest, Inc.

Box 125C   Folder 2

Merger deliberations, 1978-1979

Box 125C   Folder 3

Merger deliberations, "Chicago Metropolitan Research Library," proposed merger of Crerar, Newberry, and Chicago Public Library, 1972-1977

Box 125C   Folder 4

Merger deliberations, University of Chicago, 1979-1984

Box 125C   Folder 5

National Library of Medicine

Box 125C   Folder 6

Northwestern University

Box 125C   Folder 7

Proctor & Gamble Company

Box 125C   Folder 8

Student Science Fair

Box 125C   Folder 9-10

Theft

Box 125D   Folder 1-7

Theft

Box 125E   Folder 1-2

Theft

Box 125E   Folder 3-5

Visitors from abroad, 1974-1983

Box 125F   Folder 1-6

Chronological correspondence file, 1974-1979

Box 125G   Folder 1-8

Chronological correspondence file, 1980-September 1982

Box 125H   Folder 1-6

Chronological correspondence file, October 1982-1984

Subseries 16: William S. Budington--Personal and Professional Papers

Box 125H   Folder 7

General, 1954-1965

Box 125H   Folder 8

General, 1980-1984

Box 125H   Folder 9

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1972-1976

Box 125H   Folder 10

American Library Association, Council, 1979

Box 125H   Folder 11

American National Standards Institute, 1969-1972

Box 126   Folder 1-2

American National Standards Institute, 1975-1979

Box 126   Folder 3

Association of Research Libraries, Membership Committee on Nonacademic Libraries, 1981-1982

Box 126   Folder 4

Caxton Club, 1969-1975

Box 126   Folder 5-8

Chemical Abstracts Service, Advisory Board, 1976-1979

Box 126   Folder 9

Chicago Engineering and Science Center, Inc., Board of Directors, 1973

Box 127   Folder 1

Congratulations, letters of, 1969

Box 127   Folder 2

Engineering Index, Inc., Board of Trustees, 1970-1975

Box 127   Folder 3

Engineering Index, Inc.,, Trustees Advisory Committee on Document Access, 1975-1976

Box 127   Folder 4

Illinois Regional Library Council, Nominating Committee, 1979-1980

Box 127   Folder 5

International Association of Technological University Libraries, 1967

Box 127   Folder 6

Johnson, Donald W., 1972-1973

Box 127   Folder 7-8

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visiting Committee for Libraries, 1971-1977

Box 127   Folder 9-10

Medical Library Association, Committee on Group Structure, 1974-1976

Box 128   Folder 1

Medical Library Association, Committee on Group Structure, 1976-1977

Box 128   Folder 2-3

Museum of Science and Industry, Library Advisory Committee, 1976-1982

Box 128   Folder 4

Pierian Press, 1969-1971

Box 128   Folder 4a

Rosary College, 1975-1982

Box 128   Folder 5

Who's Who in America, board of advisors, 1971-1973

Box 128   Folder 6

Paper, "`To Enlarge the Sphere of Human Knowledge': The Role of the Independent Research Library," 1976

Box 128   Folder 7

Curriculum vitae, 1976

Box 128   Folder 8

Secondary sources on Budington

  • For articles relating to Budington and the Crerar Library see Boxes 267A-267B.

Subseries 17: General Administration, Crerar Family

Box 128   Folder 9

Correspondence, 1908-1966

Subseries 18: General Administration, Publicity

Box 128   Folder 10-12

Correspondence, 1931-1961

Box 128   Folder 13

Correspondence, Neil T. Regan, 1977

Box 128   Folder 14

Correspondence, working papers, 1980-1981

Box 129A   Folder 1

Commerce magazine article, correspondence and drafts, 1980

Box 129A   Folder 2

Examples from other institutions, 1948-1953

Box 129A   Folder 3

Fredman, Herbert, correspondence, 1947-1953

Box 129A   Folder 4

Internal memoranda and working papers, 1948-1953

Box 129A   Folder 5

Midwest Engineer, Notes and News column, correspondence and drafts, 1950-1958

Box 129A   Folder 6

75th anniversary, correspondence and promotional materials, 1969

Box 129A   Folder 7

75th anniversary, contributions

Box 129A   Folder 8-9

75th anniversary, dinner, October 12, 1969

Box 129A   Folder 10

75th anniversary, Industry Recognition Dinner, October 30, 1969

Box 129A   Folder 11

75th anniversary, Seminar for Educators, November 22, 1969

  • See also Box 43, Folder 5; Boxes 224-225, Research Information Service; Box 247, Folders 3-5; for examples of articles which resulted from the Library's publicity efforts see Box 267A-267B.

Subseries 19: General Administration, Library Use

Box 129B   Folder 1

General, 1949-1954

Box 129B   Folder 2

Users survey, correspondence, memos and reports, 1957-1958

Box 129B   Folder 3

Users survey, working papers, 1957-1958

Box 129B   Folder 4

Users survey, Illinois Bell, 1970

Subseries 20: General Administration, Membership

Box 129B   Folder 5-5a

List of members, membership cards, undated

Volume 68

Contributions towards opening the Library evenings, correspondence, receipts, etc., 1924

Box 130   Folder 1-3

Lists of members, 1949-1957

Box 130   Folder 4

Lists of members, 1952-1964

Box 131A   Folder 1-2

Lists of members, 1966-1980

Box 131A   Folder 3

Lists of members, past members prior to 1968

Box 131A   Folder 4

Lists of members, "Review of Contributions and Memberships, 1946-1964/65"

Box 131A   Folder 5

Lists of members, progress reports, 1949-1974

Box 131A   Folder 6

Lists of members, signed membership forms, 1948

Box 131A   Folder 7-8

Lists of members, renewal records, 1950-1964

Box 131A   Folder 9-10

Lists of members, renewal records, 1965-1983

Box 131B   Folder 1-9

Lists of members, renewal records, 1965-1983

Box 131B   Folder 10-11

Meeting of science and technology societies, 1958-1959

Box 131B   Folder 12

Industrial luncheons, 1964

Box 131B   Folder 13

Solicitations to banks, 1964

Box 132   Folder 1

Membership campaign, 1965-1966

Box 132   Folder 2

Solicitations to medical libraries, 1968

Box 132   Folder 3

Solicitations to electronics firms, 1969

Box 132   Folder 4

Life membership promotion, 1969

Box 132   Folder 5

Membership campaign, 1980

  • See also Boxes 143M-143N.
Box 132   Folder 6

Prospects, lists, 1955-1959

Box 132   Folder 7-10

Prospects, correspondence, 1948-1958, A-Z, and miscellaneous lists

Box 132   Folder 11

Prospects, 1956 mailing

Box 133   Folder 1

Prospects, letters to foundations, 1957

Box 133   Folder 2

Prospects, correspondence, 1958-1961

Box 133   Folder 3

Prospects, 1959 mailing

Box 133   Folder 4-8

Prospects, correspondence, 1964-1968

Box 134   Folder 1-2

Prospects, correspondence, 1968-1969

Box 134   Folder 3

Company prospects, general, 1970-1971

Box 134   Folder 4-12

Company prospects, follow-ups, 1970-1977

Box 135   Folder 1

Company prospects, follow-ups, 1978

Box 135   Folder 2

List of lawyers, undated

Box 135   Folder 3

Summary fiscal reports to members, 1956-1957

Box 135   Folder 4

Office procedures, forms, etc.

Box 135   Folder 5

Form letters, undated

Box 135   Folder 6-16

Form letters, 1949-1980

Box 135   Folder 17

Advisory panels, 1972

Box 135   Folder 18

Advisory panels, patent lawyers, 1970

Box 135   Folder 19

Advisory panels, services to industry, 1964

Box 135   Folder 20

Advisory panels, acquisitions policy committee, 1975

  • See also Box 247, Folders 6-10.
Box 135   Folder 21

Contributions, 1967-1974

Box 136   Folder 1

Members, correspondence, miscellaneous, 1953-1959

Box 136   Folder 2

Individual members, correspondence, 1958-1961

Box 136   Folder 3-4

Individual members, correspondence, 1970-1978

Box 136   Folder 5-8

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, A-Am, general

Box 137   Folder 1-2

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, An-Az, general

Box 137   Folder 3

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Abbott Laboratories

Box 137   Folder 4

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, ABEX Corporation

Box 137   Folder 5

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Admiral Corporation

Box 137   Folder 6

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Alberto-Culver Company

Box 137   Folder 7

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Allen-Bradley Company

Box 137   Folder 8

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Amoco Foundation, Inc.

Box 137   Folder 9-10

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Arabian Horse Club Registry of America

Box 137   Folder 11

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Armour and Company, "Report on a Survey of Information Services for Armour and Company," 1964

Box 138   Folder 1

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Armour Research Center Library

Box 138   Folder 2-6

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, B, general

Box 138   Folder 7

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Barber-Colman Company

Box 138   Folder 8

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, A.J. Boynton and Company

Box 139   Folder 1-7

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Ca-College, general

Box 140   Folder 1-4

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Colt-Cz, general

Box 140   Folder 5-6

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Chicago Community Trust

Box 140   Folder 7

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, F. E. Compton Company

Box 141   Folder 1-2

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, D, general

Box 141   Folder 3-4

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, E, general

Box 141   Folder 5-6

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Encyclopaedia Brittanica

Box 141   Folder 7

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Fa-Fin, general

Box 142   Folder 1-2

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Fio-Fz, general

Box 142   Folder 3-6

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, G, general

Box 142   Folder 7

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, H-Hi, general

Box 143A   Folder 1-2

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Ho-Hz, general

Box 143A   Folder 3-7

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, I, general

Box 143A   Folder 8

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Illinois School of Professional Psychology

Box 143B   Folder 1

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, International Harvester Company

Box 143B   Folder 2

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, International Business Machines Corporation

Box 143B   Folder 3-4

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, J, general

Box 143B   Folder 5

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, K, general

Box 143B   Folder 6-8

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, L, general

Box 143C   Folder 1-7

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, M-Mot, general

Box 143D   Folder 1

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Mou-Mz, general

Box 143D   Folder 2

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Monsanto Company

Box 143D   Folder 3-5

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, N, general

Box 143D   Folder 6

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, O, general

Box 143D   Folder 7-8

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, P-Pq, general

Box 143E   Folder 1

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Pr-Pz, general

Box 143E   Folder 2-3

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, R, general

Box 143E   Folder 4-7

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, S-Sn, general

Box 143F   Folder 1-4

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, So-Sz, general

Box 143F   Folder 5

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, Suburban Library Systems

Box 143F   Folder 6-7

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, T, general

Box 143G   Folder 1-6

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, U, general

Box 143G   Folder 7

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, University of the Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School

Box 143H   Folder 1

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, V, general

Box 143H   Folder 2-4

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, W, general

Box 143H   Folder 5

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, X-Y-Z, general

Box 143H   Folder 6

Correspondence and membership records of corporate members, 1950-1984, membership cancellations, network caused

Box 143I   Folder 1-7

Correspondence and membership records of societies and newspapers which were members, 1951-1970, A-Z, general

  • See also Boxes 25-26, Membership and development efforts by directors; Box 43, Folder 1; Boxes 57-60, Librarian's monthly membership reports.

Subseries 21: General Administration, Crerar Associates

Box 143J   Folder 1

Meetings and membership lists, 1954-1956

Box 143J   Folder 2

Membership lists, 1969-1981

Box 143J   Folder 3-4

General correspondence, 1967-1983

Box 143J   Folder 5

Annual reports, 1974-1977

Box 143J   Folder 6-8

Council, minutes and correspondence, 1972-1984

Box 143J   Folder 9

Council, membership committee, 1975-1977

Box 143J   Folder 10

Meeting, January 19, 1969

Box 143J   Folder 11

Meeting, April 19, 1970

Box 143K   Folder 1

Meeting, December 6, 1970

Box 143K   Folder 2

Meeting, May 16, 1972

Box 143K   Folder 3

Meeting, November 30, 1972

Box 143K   Folder 4

Meeting, May 15, 1973

Box 143K   Folder 5

Meeting, October 12, 1973

Box 143K   Folder 6

Meeting, April 19, 1974

Box 143K   Folder 7

Meeting, November 21, 1974

Box 143K   Folder 8

Meeting, May 22, 1975

Box 143K   Folder 9

Meeting, November 13, 1975

Box 143K   Folder 10

Meeting, November 8, 1976

Box 143K   Folder 11

Meeting, May 23, 1977

Box 143K   Folder 12

Meeting, December 5, 1977

Box 143L   Folder 1

Meeting, May 3, 1978

Box 143L   Folder 2-3

Meeting, November 1, 1978

Box 143L   Folder 4

Meeting, May 7, 1979

Box 143L   Folder 5

Meeting, October 30, 1979

Box 143L   Folder 6

Meeting, May 13, 1980

Box 143L   Folder 7

Meeting, January 15, 1981

Box 143L   Folder 8

Meeting, May 21, 1981

Box 143L   Folder 9

Meeting, June 22, 1982

Box 143L   Folder 10

Fundraising Study, questionnaires, circa 1980

  • See also Box 144A, Folder 3, and Box 180, Folder 9.

Subseries 22: General Administration, Development

Box 143M   Folder 1-3

National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant, 1974-1984

Box 143M   Folder 4-5

National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant, campaign, 1979-1981

Box 143M   Folder 6

National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant, contributions, 1978-1980

Box 143M   Folder 7-9

National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant, solicitations to foundations, 1979-1984

Box 143N   Folder 1-3

National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant, solicitations to foundations, 1979-1984

Box 143N   Folder 4

National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant, solicitations to foundations, Amoco Foundation, Inc.

Box 143N   Folder 5

National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant, solicitations to foundations, Inland Steel-Ryerson Foundation

Box 143N   Folder 6

National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant, solicitations to foundations, Joyce Foundation

Box 143N   Folder 7

Illinois Engineering Council, 1973-1978

Box 143N   Folder 8

Coordination of efforts with the University of Chicago, 1980-1984

Box 143N   Folder 9

Office procedures, 1978-1980

Box 143N   Folder 10

Background information on library for development purposes

Box 144A   Folder 1

Board solicitation, 1978

Box 144A   Folder 2

Board questionnaires, 1978

Box 144A   Folder 3

Crerar Associates questionnaires, 1978

Box 144A   Folder 4

Michael Einisman, "How to Raise Funds for the John Crerar Library," 1978

Box 144A   Folder 5

Michael Einisman, correspondence and miscellaneous, 1978

Box 144A   Folder 6

Michael Einisman, staff solicitation plan

Box 144A   Folder 7

Michael Einisman, campaign kick-off, May 24, 1979

Box 144A   Folder 8

Michael Einisman, Crerar notecards, May-June 1979

Box 144A   Folder 9

Michael Einisman, development newsletters, 1978-1979

Box 144A   Folder 10

Michael Einisman, Midwest Newsclip, Inc., 1978-1980

  • See also Boxes 25-26, Membership and development efforts by directors; Box 40, Folders 7-9; Box 41, Folders 1-2; Boxes 57-60, Librarian's monthly membership reports.

Subseries 23: General Administration, Finance

Box 144B   Folder 1

Accounts uncollectible, 1948-1954

Box 144B   Folder 2

Analysis of income and expenses, 1971-1975

Box 144B   Folder 3

Auditors, correspondence, 1954-1964

Box 144B   Folder 4

Auditors, correspondence, 1970-1984

Box 144B   Folder 5-8

Budget, working papers, 1946-1961

Box 144B   Folder 9

Budget, working papers, 1975-1980

Box 144B   Folder 10

Comptroller, cash reports, 1961-1964

Box 144B   Folder 11

Comptroller, memoranda, 1954-1965

Box 144C   Folder 1

Continental Illinois Bank, correspondence, 1971-1984

Box 144C   Folder 2

Continental Illinois Bank, financial matters related to closing accounts, 1983-1984

Box 144C   Folder 3

Fines, 1963-1970

Box 144C   Folder 4

Grants and contracts, list, 1973

Box 144C   Folder 5

Grants and contracts, Chicago Community Trust, development program, 1978-1981

Box 145A   Folder 1-9

Grants and contracts, Regional Medical Library, 1971-1982

Box 145B   Folder 1-3

Grants and contracts, Regional Medical Library, proposal, 1979

Box 145B   Folder 4

Grants and contracts, Regional Medical Library, cooperating institution agreement with University of Illinois, 1981-1982

Box 145B   Folder 5

Grants and contracts, union catalog study, 1973-1978

Box 145B   Folder 6

Grants and contracts, "Sense of Service" project, 1979-1981

Box 145B   Folder 7

Grants and contracts, capitalized and non-expendable equipment, 1976-1981

Box 145B   Folder 8-9

Grants and contracts, U.S. Office of Education, HEA Title II-A, 1973-1984

Box 145C   Folder 1-2

Grants and contracts, U.S. Office of Education, HEA Title II-C, Fiscal Year 1978 proposal

Box 145C   Folder 3

Grants and contracts, U.S. Office of Education, HEA Title II-C, Fiscal Year 1979 proposal

Box 145C   Folder 4

Grants and contracts, U.S. Office of Education, HEA Title II-C, Fiscal Year 1981 proposal

Box 145C   Folder 5

Grants and contracts, U.S. Office of Education, HEA Title II-C, Fiscal Year 1982 proposal

Box 145C   Folder 6

Illinois Institute of Technology, joint operating budget, 1959-1960

Box 145C   Folder 7

llinois Institute of Technology, contract payments, 1961-1966

  • For information on the library's relationship with IIT see also Boxes 30-33; Box 42, Folder 4; Box 46D; Boxes 109, 113-114, 121-122, and 125B, Librarians' correspondence; and Box 145C, Folders 6-7.
Box 145C   Folder 8

Price Waterhouse and Company, reports on internal accounting procedures and controls, 1970-1975

Box 145C   Folder 9

Sales tax

Box 145C   Folder 10

Treasurer, correspondence, 1948-1953

Box 145C   Folder 11

Book/Memorial funds, general, 1942-1968

Box 145D   Folder 1

Book/Memorial funds, American Cancer Society

Box 145D   Folder 2

Book/Memorial funds, Belfield, Dr. William T.

Box 145D   Folder 3

Book/Memorial funds, Chicago Community Trust/Bertha Evans Brown Fund A

Box 145D   Folder 4

Book/Memorial funds, Chicago Heart Association

Box 146   Folder 1

Book/Memorial funds, Gradle, Harry S., gifts

Box 146   Folder 2

Book/Memorial funds, Gradle, Harry S., memorial fund

Box 146   Folder 3

Book/Memorial funds, Lane, Michael A.

Box 146   Folder 4

Book/Memorial funds, MacKay, Dr. Roland Parks

Box 146   Folder 5

Book/Memorial funds, Richardson, Dr. Maurice L.

Box 146   Folder 6-7

Book/Memorial funds, Salmonsen, Ella M., correspondence, 1966-1971

Box 146   Folder 8

Book/Memorial funds, Salmonsen, Ella M., list of donors, press releases

Box 146   Folder 9

Book/Memorial funds, Salmonsen, Ella M., solicitation correspondence, 1966-1967, present members of Library

Box 146   Folder 10

Book/Memorial funds, Salmonsen, Ella M., solicitation correspondence, former members of Library

Box 146   Folder 11

Book/Memorial funds, Salmonsen, Ella M., solicitation correspondence, names from E.M.S.

Box 146   Folder 12

Book/Memorial funds, Sedwick, H. P.

Box 146   Folder 13

Book/Memorial funds, Sonnenschein, Dr. Robert

Box 146   Folder 14

Book/Memorial funds, Sprague, Otho S. A.

Box 146   Folder 15

Book/Memorial funds, Sullivan, Joseph W.

  • See also Box 41, Folders 5-9; Box 42, Folders 5-9; and Series III.

Subseries 24: General Administration, Interlibrary Cooperation

Box 147   Folder 1

Associated Colleges of the Midwest, 1971-1976

Box 147   Folder 2

Association of College and Reference Libraries, 1948-1957

Box 147   Folder 3-9

Association of Research Libraries, general, 1934-1966

Box 148   Folder 1-3

Association of Research Libraries, general, 1967-1970

Box 148   Folder 4-7

Association of Research Libraries, general, 1975-1979

Box 149   Folder 1

Association of Research Libraries, general, 1980-1984

Box 149   Folder 2

Association of Research Libraries, exchange of personnel study, 1948

Box 149   Folder 3-5

Association of Research Libraries, Farmington Plan, 1947-1970

Box 149   Folder 6-9

Association of Research Libraries, semi-annual meetings, 1965-1970

Box 150   Folder 1-3

Association of Research Libraries, board meetings, 1965-1970

Box 150   Folder 4

Association of Research Libraries, board meetings, 1975-1981

Box 150   Folder 5

Association of Research Libraries, newsletter, 1965-1970

Box 150   Folder 6-8

Association of Research Libraries, Committee on National Needs, 1951-1954

Box 150   Folder 9

Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Studies, 1977-1982

Box 151A   Folder 1-2

Association of Research Libraries, academic library statistics, 1964-1974

Box 151A   Folder 3

Association of Research Libraries, academic library statistics, 1980-1982

Box 151A   Folder 4-5

Association of Research Libraries, Annual Salary Survey, 1968-1979

Box 151A   Folder 6

Association of Research Libraries, Bibliographic Control of Materials on Microform, reports, 1980

Box 151A   Folder 7-9

Association of State Library Agencies/Regional Medical Libraries Network, meetings, 1974-1979

Box 151A   Folder 10

Council of National Library Associations, 1942-1951

Box 151B   Folder 1

Council on Library Resources, general, 1968-1973

Box 151B   Folder 2-4

Council on Library Resources, newsletter, 1962-1971

Box 152   Folder 1

Council on Library Resources, newsletter, 1971-1973

Box 152   Folder 2

Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1970-1971

Box 152   Folder 3-8

Illinois Regional Library Council, general, 1969-1981

Box 152   Folder 9

Illinois Regional Library Council, newsletter, 1972-1974

Box 153A   Folder 1-2

Illinois Regional Library Council, newsletter, 1975-1981

Box 153A   Folder 3

Illinois State Library, correspondence, 1974-1978

Box 153A   Folder 4

Illinois State Library, correspondence, shared cataloguing project, OCLC users meeting reports, 1976-1983

Box 153A   Folder 5-6

Illinois State Library, contracts, 1974-1984

Box 153A   Folder 7

Illinois State Library, contracts, Midwest Health Science Library Network, 1977-1984

Box 153A   Folder 8

Illinois State Library, contracts, OCLC Services, 1977-1984

Box 153A   Folder 9

Illinois State Library, ILLINET membership, 1979

Box 153A   Folder 10

Illinois State Library, Illinois Health Services Libraries Serial Holding List, 1979-1980

Box 153A   Folder 11

Illinois State Library, interlibrary loan monthly reports, 1974-1984

Box 153B   Folder 1-2

Independent, Privately-Supported Research Libraries, conference, 1970-1972

Box 153B   Folder 3-6

Independent Research Libraries Association, general, 1972-1978

Box 154A   Folder 1-2

Independent Research Libraries Association, general, 1979-1984

Box 154A   Folder 3

Independent Research Libraries Association, minutes, 1971-1983

Box 154A   Folder 4-5

Independent Research Libraries Association, statistics, 1973-1983

Box 154A   Folder 6-8

Medical library cooperation, general, 1949-1952

Box 154A   Folder 9

Middle western library cooperation, 1947-1948

Box 154B   Folder 1

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), "A Midwest Inter-Library Program" by E. W. McDiarmid, undated

Box 154B   Folder 2-7

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), correspondence, 1948-1957

Box 155   Folder 1

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), correspondence, 1958-1961

Box 155   Folder 2-7

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), correspondence, 1964-1977, 1984

Box 155   Folder 8

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), acquisitions and purchase proposals, 1950-1952

Box 156   Folder 1-5

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), acquisitions and purchase proposals, 1953-1969

Box 156   Folder 6

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), acquisitions and purchase proposals, 1974-1982

Box 156   Folder 7-8

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), Advisory Committee, agenda, minutes, and reports, 1955-1964

Box 157   Folder 1-3

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), assessment of service charges, 1950-1983

Box 157   Folder 4

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), by-laws, 1949-1974

Box 157   Folder 5

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), Chemical Abstracts project, 1953-1956

Box 157   Folder 6

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), deposit program, medical, 1959-1960

Box 157   Folder 7

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), deposit program, receipts, 1952-1961

Box 157   Folder 8-11

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), minutes, 1949-1953

Box 158   Folder 1-7

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), minutes, 1953-1965

Box 159   Folder 1-7

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), minutes, 1966-1984

Box 160   Folder 1

Midwest Inter-Library Corporation (Center for Research Libraries), "Index to the Publications, Minutes, and Proceedings . . . 1956-1963"

Box 160   Folder 2-4

Midwest Regional Medical Library, general, 1967-1974

Box 160   Folder 5

Midwest Regional Medical Library, "Analysis of the Midwest Medical Union Catalog," 1974 and 1975

Box 160   Folder 6-7

National Committee on Libraries and Information Science, general, 1972-1974

Box 160   Folder 8

New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency, Inc., newsletter, 1970-1973

Subseries 25: General Administration, Personnel

Box 161   Folder 1-2

Administrative Memoranda, nos. 1-183, 1947-1962

Box 161   Folder 3

Administrative Memoranda, no. 122a, index to first series and new series

Box 161   Folder 4-5

Administrative Memoranda, new series nos. 1-41, 1962-1981

Box 161   Folder 6

Memos to staff, 1954-1969

Box 162   Folder 1-2

Memos to staff, 1970-1983

Box 162   Folder 3

Policy and procedure manual, original version, 1977

Box 162   Folder 4

Policy and procedure manual, updated

Box 162   Folder 5

Policy and procedure manual, updates

Box 162   Folder 6-10

Librarian's Newsletter, 1947-1959

Box 162   Folder 11-12

Staff newsletter, memoranda, 1977-1978

Box 163A   Folder 1

Lists of employees, 1948-1981 (see also Box 161, Folders 1-5)

Box 163A   Folder 2

Organization charts

Box 163A   Folder 3-4

General correspondence and memos, 1922-1981

Box 163A   Folder 5

Job descriptions, general, 1946-1948

Box 163A   Folder 6

Job descriptions, maintenance staff, 1950

Box 163A   Folder 7-8

Job descriptions, 1978-1979

Box 163A   Folder 9

Job postings, 1967-1980

Box 163A   Folder 10

Internships, 1957-1979

Box 163A   Folder 11

Affirmative action program, ca. 1975

Box 163B   Folder 1

Illinois Fair Employment Practices Commission, reports, 1973-1979

Box 163B   Folder 2

Minimum wage, 1975-1976

Box 163B   Folder 3

Salaries, correspondence, 1947-1948

Box 163B   Folder 4

Salaries, working papers and memoranda, 1946-1947

Box 164   Folder 1

Salaries, working papers and memoranda, 1948-1955

Box 164   Folder 2

Salaries, working papers and memoranda, 1969-1977

Box 164   Folder 3-4

Retirement, 1941-1955

Box 164   Folder 5-8

Salaries, 1965-1982

Box 165   Folder 1

Salaries, 1983-1984

Box 165   Folder 2-3

Salaries, grades 1-4, groups A and B, 1984

Box 165   Folder 4

Salaries, TIAA-CREF plan, 1966-1983

Box 165   Folder 5

Termination and severance benefits, 1983-1984

Box 165   Folder 6

Workman's compensation, 1966-1981

Box 165   Folder 7

Health insurance, Equitable Life Assurance Society proposal, undated

Box 165   Folder 8

Health insurance, TIAA proposal, 1971

Box 165   Folder 9

Health insurance, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 1966-1974

Box 165   Folder 10

Health insurance, New York Life, 1971-1974

Box 165   Folder 11

Health insurance, John Hancock, correspondence, 1974-1984

Box 165   Folder 12

Health insurance, John Hancock, memos to employees, 1974-1984

Box 165   Folder 13

Health insurance, John Hancock, working papers, 1974

Box 165   Folder 14

Health insurance, John Hancock, policy, 1974

Box 165   Folder 15

Health insurance, John Hancock, amendments and supplemental agreements, 1974-1984

Box 166   Folder 1

Health insurance, John Hancock, plans, 1974-1983

Box 166   Folder 2

Life insurance, Hosmer proposal

Box 166   Folder 3

Travel expenses, 1947-1954

  • For more information on personnel policy see Boxes 34-37, Committee on Administration.
Box 166   Folder 4-8

Staff council, 1900-1926

Box 167A   Folder 1

Department chiefs council, minutes, 1949-1953

Box 167A   Folder 2

Department chiefs council, notes, 1947-1951

Box 167A   Folder 3-5

Administrative Council and Department Chiefs meetings, minutes, 1977-1984

Box 167A   Folder 6

Administrative Council and Department Chiefs meetings, memos, 1975-1977

Box 167A   Folder 7

Acquisitions committee, 1948

Box 167A   Folder 8

Special staff committee to study public services, 1949

Box 167A   Folder 9

Public relations committee, 1953

Box 167A   Folder 10-11

Personnel council, 1948-1950

Box 167A   Folder 12

Staff association, 1963

Box 167A   Folder 13

Joint committee on matters involving IIT and Crerar, 1964

Box 167B   Folder 1

Staff advisory committee on personnel evaluation, 1977-1979

Box 167B   Folder 2

Staff advisory committee on orientation, 1978

Box 167B   Folder 3

Staff development committee, 1980

Box 167B   Folder 4

Liberty bonds and war savings stamps sold to staff members, 1917-1919

Box 167B   Folder 5

CARE donations, 1952-1955

Box 168   Folder 1

Community Fund, 1953

Box 168   Folder 2

Crusade of Mercy, 1955-1968

Box 168   Folder 3

University of Chicago scholarship program, 1939-1949

Subseries 26: General Administration, Individual Employees

Box 169

Card file of employees, ca. 1890-1946

Box 170   Folder 1-5

Correspondence and biographical information, A-Z, general

Box 170   Folder 6

Correspondence and biographical information, Bay, J. Christian

Box 170   Folder 7

Correspondence and biographical information, Brooks, Charles L.

Box 170   Folder 8

Correspondence and biographical information, Dewey, Harry

Box 170   Folder 9

Correspondence and biographical information, Fagerhaugh, Kenneth H.

Box 170   Folder 10

Correspondence and biographical information, Henkle, Ann Davis

Box 170   Folder 11

Correspondence and biographical information, Henry, Mildred I.

Box 170   Folder 12

Correspondence and biographical information, Josephson, Aksel G. S.

Box 170   Folder 13

Correspondence and biographical information, Josephson, Aksel G. S.collected works, 1900-1930

Box 170   Folder 14

Correspondence and biographical information, Josephson, Aksel G. S.works (1901-1923) and paper on Josephson (1971)

Box 170   Folder 15

Correspondence and biographical information, Martin, Roger M.

Box 170   Folder 16

Correspondence and biographical information, Salmonsen, Ella M. [see also Box 146]

Subseries 27: General Administration, Applicants

Box 171   Folder 1-3

1934-1939

Box 171   Folder 4-6

1943-1959

Box 172   Folder 1

Chief science librarian, 1969

  • See also Boxes 34-37, Committee on Administration.

Subseries 28: General Administration, Building

Box 172   Folder 2-5

Correspondence and memoranda, 1934-1959

Box 172   Folder 6

Correspondence and memoranda, 1962-1967

Box 172   Folder 7

G. R. Bailey & Co., correspondence, 1954-1961

Box 172   Folder 8

G. R. Bailey & Co., real estate report, 1954

Box 172   Folder 9

Tenants, general, 1952-1957

Box 172   Folder 10

Tenants, American Nuclear Society, 1958-1960

Box 173A   Folder 1

Tenants, Library of International Relations, 1935-1948

Box 173A   Folder 2

Tenants, research offices, 1956-1957

Box 173A   Folder 3

Use by outside groups, 1934-1946

Box 173A   Folder 4

Book conveyors, 1957

Box 173A   Folder 5

Scribner and Co., property appraisal, 1959

Box 173A   Folder 6

Illinois Institute of Technology, proposal, 1958

Box 173A   Folder 7

Illinois Institute of Technology, proposal, 1959

Box 173A   Folder 8

Illinois Institute of Technology, planning, 1959-1962

Box 173A   Folder 9-10

Illinois Institute of Technology, construction memos and correspondence, 1959-1962

Box 173A   Folder 11

Illinois Institute of Technology, construction budgets, 1961-1962

Box 173B   Folder 1

Illinois Institute of Technology, weekly progress reports, 1962

Box 173B   Folder 2

Illinois Institute of Technology, job memoranda, 1959-1962

Box 173B   Folder 3

Illinois Institute of Technology, move, 1960-1962

Box 173B   Folder 4-5

Insurance, general, 1957-1966

Box 174   Folder 1-2

Insurance, general, 1967-1983

Box 174   Folder 3-4

Insurance, Corroon & Black of Illinois, Inc., 1971-1982

Box 174   Folder 5-6

Insurance, Lamb, Little & Co., 1970-1984

Box 174   Folder 7

Insurance, Thomas A. Walsh, 1971-1983

Box 174   Folder 8

Insurance, summaries of coverage, 1916-1930

Box 175   Folder 1

Insurance, summaries of coverage, 1930-1943

Box 175   Folder 2-7

Insurance, policies

Box 176   Folder 1-5

Insurance, policies

Box 176   Folder 6

Security, 1977-1983

  • For more information on the administration of the Crerar buildings see also Boxes 28-33 and Volume 22, Buildings; Boxes 39-40, Committee on Buildings and Grounds; Boxes 67-80, Assistant Treasurer's Correspondence and Leases.

Subseries 29: General Administration, Equipment and Supplies

Box 176   Folder 7-8

General, 1934-1954

Box 176   Folder 9

General, 1947-1954

Box 177   Folder 1

General, 1955-1971

Box 177   Folder 2

Photoduplication and microfilm equipment, 1952-1961

Box 177   Folder 3

Equipment sold, 1953-1962

Box 177   Folder 4

Equipment moved to University of Chicago, 1982-1984

Subseries 30: General Administration, Administrative Procedures and Forms

Box 177   Folder 5

Office procedures, 1950-1965

Box 177   Folder 6

Bookplates

Box 177   Folder 7

Letterhead, no name of librarian

Box 177   Folder 8

Letterhead, Andrews

Box 177   Folder 9

Letterhead, Bay

Box 177   Folder 10

Letterhead, Henkle, old style

Box 177   Folder 11

Letterhead, Henkle, new style

Box 177   Folder 12

Letterhead, Budington

Box 177   Folder 13

Letterhead, Treasurer's office

Box 177   Folder 14

Business cards, Randolph Street

Box 177   Folder 15

Notices of meetings to Directors

Box 177   Folder 16

Forms, acquisitions

Box 177   Folder 17

Forms, acquisitions, new letterhead style

Box 177   Folder 18

Forms, gift acknowledgements

Box 177   Folder 19

Forms, cataloging

Box 178   Folder 1

Forms, printed cards orders

Box 178   Folder 2

Forms, interlibrary loan

Box 178   Folder 3

Forms, photoduplication

Box 178   Folder 4

Forms, readers' services

Box 178   Folder 5

Forms, payroll and personnel

Box 178   Folder 6

Forms, exhibit labels, general memos, etc.

Box 178   Folder 7

Forms, Treasurer's forms

Box 178   Folder 8

Signs from building

Subseries 31: General Administration, Publications, Brochures and Pamphlets

Box 178   Folder 9

"JCL Staff Association News," nos. 1-30, 1923-1930

Box 178   Folder 10-12

"The JCL Quarterly," formerly the JCL Staff Association News, vols. 2-18, 1930-1947

Box 178   Folder 13

"These Are New," 1950-1951

Box 179   Folder 1-2

"These Are New," 1951-1955

Box 179   Folder 3

"Crerar Current," 1954-1959

Box 179   Folder 4

Dedication invitations and programs, 1921-1982

  • For accounts of dedications see Box 267A.
Box 179   Folder 5

Anniversary programs and publications

  • The John Crerar Library: Papers in Honor of the 75th Anniversary, 1971
  • 90th Anniversary Dinner Honoring the Directors, 1984
Box 179   Folder 6

Exhibit catalogs

  • Books for Engineers, 1952
  • Research for Progress, 1955
  • Hospitals for Children, 1958
Box 179   Folder 7

Exhibit catalogs

  • Modern Fine Binding by Cuneo, 1965
  • Twenty-five Pioneers in the History of Medicine, 1969
  • Science Through the Ages, 1978-1979
  • For additional information on Library exhibits see also Boxes 249-250B; for photographs of Library exhibits see Box 271B, and the University Archival Photofiles.
Box 179   Folder 8

General information, 1897

Box 179A   Folder 1

General information, "The John Crerar Library Handbook," 1907 and 1913

Box 179A   Folder 2

General information, "The John Crerar Library Handbook," 1913

Box 179A   Folder 3

General information, "The John Crerar Library Handbook," 1929

Box 179A   Folder 4

General information, "The John Crerar Library Handbook," 1940

Box 180   Folder 1

General information, distributed when the Library was in the Randolph Street building

Box 180   Folder 2

General information, "`For All Time': The Story of a Gift to Chicago," 1947

Box 180   Folder 3

General information, "For Economy in Research," Research Information Service, 1949-1955

Box 180   Folder 4

General information, Readers' Bulletin, 1949-1954

Box 180   Folder 5-6

General information, distributed when the Library was in the IIT building

Box 180   Folder 7

General information, University of Chicago building

Box 180   Folder 8

Midwest Health Science Library Network, 1976-1980

Box 180   Folder 9

Crerar Associates, 1954-1980

  • For copies of publications about the Library's collections see Boxes 257-265.
Box 180   Folder 10

Report to the Community, 1979

Series V: Operations

Series V: Operations contains records which pertain most directly to the daily operations of the Library. This series has been divided by department or function, and has been organized thematically following the process of book acquisition and information dissemination. The first subseries contains four folders of reports issued by departments to the librarian during the tenure of J. C. Bay and the first few years of Henkle's administration, and an additional folder of memoranda distributed to several departments simultaneously on operational matters.

Subseries 2-8, documenting Library Acquisitions, comprise approximately 26 linear feet of materials. The subseries begin with memoranda and reports, followed by correspondence divided into six uneven time segments. The next group, covering the period 1895-1914, contains the surviving records from the administration of Clement W. Andrews, documenting four special buying trips or relationships and consisting of documents which have been bound together. The second group contains the extensive acquisitions correspondence of the Bay administration for the period 1934-1946. A primary emphasis during this time was collection development, and the correspondence documents the efforts that were made to obtain library materials at reasonable prices. Most of the correspondence was sent out over the signature of the librarian, although it was generated by other members of the staff. This group has been further divided into sixteen categories based on the type of correspondent: individuals, booksellers, publishers, periodicals, governments, the Pan American Union and United Nations, Chambers of Commerce, trade and industrial organizations, private companies, unions and workers organizations, advocacy organizations, learned societies and professional organizations, hobbyists and enthusiasts, associations of associations, institutions, and subscription agencies.

Subseries 5 and 6 contain acquisitions correspondence for the periods 1947-1954 and 1955-1961, each filed in alphabetical sequence. The third group includes six folders relating to the sale of books to H. P. Kraus (Box 206, Folder 6-Box 207, Folder 3). Additional correspondence about the sale of Crerar holdings to academic libraries will be found in the correspondence of the Henkle administration in Series IV (Boxes 94-101).

The seventh subseries contains the correspondence of Viola Gustafson, assistant librarian for acquisitions, for the period 1950-1959. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically, followed by an additional copy in chronological order.

Subseries eight includes 39 bound volumes of book orders, dated 1895-1949, which usually took the form of carbon copies of letters to book sellers.

Subseries 9: Serials contains two folders retained as a sample of a much larger group of records. One is a collection of memoranda and reports concerning serials from the period 1947-1949; the other is an example of the records which the library kept between ca. 1898 and 1941 to document its serial holdings.

Subseries 10: Cataloging begins with memoranda and reports from the period 1948-1980, and cataloging statistics for 1948-1954. Additional cataloging statistics can be found in the reports of the librarian (Boxes 81-82). The main body of the cataloging subseries is composed of 66 volumes of accession records. These large volumes contain entries for each title accessioned by the Library between 1895 and 1939. Each entry, arranged in accession number order, contains the book's call number, author, title, publisher, date of publication, number of pages, size, binding description, source, order number and cost. The Library's withdrawal records, in two-and-a-half boxes, are at the end of this subseries.

The next four subseries contain memoranda and correspondence relating to the activities of the circulation/public service, business, medical and technical, and reference departments. The files for the reference department are more comprehensive than those of the other three and include correspondence on the Library's Arabian horse book collection as well as general correspondence for the period 1969-1984.

Records generated during the operation of the Research Information Service (RIS), the Library's innovative fee-based research service, form Subseries 15-18. Almost 12 linear feet in length, it has been divided into four groups, including general correspondence and files on specific administrative functions; job files concerning specific searches for clients, selected from a much larger group of files to illustrate the nature of the work conducted by RIS; prospects files generated in the process of publicizing the service; and files on translators of technical articles, who provided one of the services of RIS.

RIS also participated in the publication of bibliographic publications which contained abstracts similar to those they provided to industry. These publications included Abstracts of Bioanalytical Technology (ABT), Crerar Metals Abstracts, Leukemia Abstracts, and Reynolds Aluminum Abstracts. Copies of these publications are part of the general book collections of the Crerar Library.

The next subseries is composed of records of the Special Libraries Association Translations Center, renamed the National Translations Center in 1968 when funding through the Special Libraries Association ended. The Center did not produce translations, but rather acted as a central clearinghouse for the storage and indexing of translations executed by other organizations and individuals. Records include general correspondence and memoranda, inquiries and orders, and fiscal reports and summaries, followed by other reports of various types and materials from efforts to publicize the center during the period 1970-1972. The subseries ends with records relating to the advisory board the Library established after it assumed control of the Center.

Two subseries on Special Collections and Rare Books contain materials produced primarily during the tenure of Herman H. Henkle. These include descriptions of special subject collections in the Crerar Library, dealers' quotes on rare books with annotations regarding the Library's holdings, and Henkle's notes on the collections.

During the administrations of Henkle and Budington the Library engaged in an active exhibit program. Folders containing ideas for exhibits are grouped at the beginning of the next subseries, followed by files on particular exhibits. Catalogs for some of these exhibits will be found in Series IV, Box 179. Photographs of exhibits are filed in Box 271B and in the University of Chicago Archival Photofiles.

Subseries on the production of catalog cards and the binding department contain only one folder each. Following these are records of the photoduplication department, including monthly reports and related materials.

The next subseries, Production and Distribution of Publications, contains correspondence and memoranda which were generated in the course of producing bibliographic publications to disseminate information to the public. This subseries is divided into two groups. General correspondence, mostly requesting information about Crerar publications, is arranged in chronological order, followed by correspondence on particular publications arranged in alphabetical order by title.

A small subseries on Printers contains three folders of correspondence with the Crerar Printing Office, which was established during the administration of Clement W. Andrews in Oquawka, Illinois, and operated until 1947. There are also two folders of correspondence with other printers.

The final subseries in Series V contain publications of a bibliographic nature published by the Library. Administrative publications such as brochures, pamphlets and exhibit catalogs are in Series IV. The six subseries include: bibliographies of books, 1900-1959; bibliographies of serials and periodicals, 1897-1942; Crerar cataloging rules; various lists and guides, including Reference Lists, 1930-1945, Bibliography Series, 1953-1956, Special Bibliographies, 1950, and Guides to the Collections, 1954-1968; reprints of books in the Crerar collections; and a set of Library publications bound together as "Minor Publications," which include administrative publications and annual reports as well as bibliographies.

Subseries 1: Multi-Departmental Reports and Memoranda

Box 181   Folder 1-4

Quarterly reports from departments, 1936-1949

  • For departmental reports as presented to the Board of Directors by the Librarian, see Boxes 81-82, Reports to the Board.
Box 181   Folder 5

Multi-departmental memoranda, 1952-1970

Subseries 2: Acquisitions, Gifts and Exchanges

Box 181   Folder 6

Acquisitions policy, internal memoranda, reports and drafts, 1948-1953

Box 181   Folder 7

Memoranda, acquisitions, 1947-1973

Box 181   Folder 8

Memoranda, gifts and exchanges, 1950-1955

Subseries 3: Acquisitions Correspondence, 1895-1914

Box 182   Folder 1

Boston Book Company, 1895-1899

Box 182   Folder 2

"Books Collected… by Berthold Laufer, 1908-1910"

Box 182   Folder 3

Cooperative buying trip to Europe, 1911

Box 182   Folder 4

Sverre E. Mortensen, Leipzig Book Fair, 1914

Box 182   Folder 5

Individuals, 1884

Subseries 4: Acquisitions Correspondence, 1934-1946

Box 183   Folder 1-9

Individuals, A-S, general

Box 184   Folder 1

Individuals, T-Z, general

Box 184   Folder 2

Booksellers, A, general

Box 184   Folder 3-5

Booksellers, Edw. G. Allen & Son, Ltd., 1933-1946

Box 184   Folder 6-7

Booksellers, B-C, general

Box 184   Folder 8

Booksellers, Chicago Medical Book Co.

Box 184   Folder 9

Booksellers, D, general

Box 184   Folder 10

Booksellers, Edwards Brothers

Box 185   Folder 1-2

Booksellers, F-H, general

Box 185   Folder 3-7

Booksellers, Otto Harrassowitz, 1931-1938

Box 186   Folder 1

Booksellers, Otto Harrassowitz, 1939

Box 186   Folder 2-3

Booksellers, Boghallen Alfred G. Hassing, 1933-1939

Box 186   Folder 4-8

Booksellers, Walter M. Hill, 1934-1939

Box 187   Folder 1

Booksellers, Walter M. Hill, 1941-1946

Box 187   Folder 2

Booksellers, I-K, general

Box 187   Folder 3

Booksellers, H. P. Kraus

Box 187   Folder 4

Booksellers, Kroch's Bookstores, Inc.

Box 187   Folder 5-9

Booksellers, L-Sho, general

Box 187   Folder 10

Booksellers, John D. Sherman, Jr.

Box 188   Folder 1

Booksellers, Librairie M. Slatkine

Box 188   Folder 2-4

Booksellers, Smi-Z, general

Box 188   Folder 5-9

Publishers, A-K, general

Box 189   Folder 1-2

Publishers, L-M, general

Box 189   Folder 3

Publishers, McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., Inc.

Box 189   Folder 4-7

Publishers, N-T, general

Box 190   Folder 1-2

Publishers, U-W, general

Box 190   Folder 3

Publishers, The H. W. Wilson Company

Box 190   Folder 4

Publishers, X-Z, general

Box 190   Folder 5-10

Periodicals, A-D, general

Box 191   Folder 1-12

Periodicals, E-W, general

Box 192   Folder 1-6

Governments, United States, federal, C-W, general

Box 192   Folder 7-8

Governments, United States, states, Alabama-Illinois, Department of Insurance

Box 193   Folder 1-7

Governments, United States, states, Illinois, Department of Labor-Oregon

Box 194   Folder 1-4

Governments, United States, states, Pennsylvania-Wyoming

Box 194   Folder 5

Governments, United States, territories

Box 194   Folder 6

Governments, United States, municipalities, general

Box 194   Folder 7

Governments, United States, municipalities, Chicago and Cook County

Box 194   Folder 8

Governments, Canada, dominion, B-Department of S

Box 195   Folder 1

Governments, Canada, dominion, Department of T-Z

Box 195   Folder 2-3

Governments, Canada, provinces and municipalities

Box 195   Folder 4-5

Governments, foreign, A-U, general

Box 195   Folder 6

Pan American Union and United Nations

Box 195   Folder 7-8

Chambers of Commerce, A-U, general

Box 196   Folder 1-6

Trade and industrial organizations, A-National F, general

Box 196   Folder 7

Trade and industrial organizations, National Industrial Conference Board, Inc.

Box 196   Folder 8

Trade and industrial organizations, National I-Ra, general

Box 197   Folder 1

Trade and industrial organizations, Re-W, general

Box 197   Folder 2-9

Companies, A-K, general

Box 198   Folder 1-7

Companies, L-Z, general

Box 198   Folder 8-9

Unions and workers' organizations, A-W, general

Box 199   Folder 1-6

Advocacy organizations, A-W, general

Box 200   Folder 1-7

Learned societies and professional organizations, A-International A, general

Box 201   Folder 1-4

Learned societies and professional organizations, International C-Z, general

Box 201   Folder 5

Hobbyists' and enthusiasts' organizations

Box 201   Folder 6

Associations of associations

Box 201   Folder 7-8

Institutions, A-C, general

Box 202   Folder 1-9

Institutions, D-T, general

Box 203   Folder 1

Institutions, U-University of New, general

Box 203   Folder 2

Institutions, University of Chicago

Box 203   Folder 3

Institutions, University of North-University of W, general

Box 203   Folder 4

Institutions, V-Z, general

Box 203   Folder 5-8

Subscription agencies, F. W. Faxon Company, 1934-1937

Box 204   Folder 1-9

Subscription agencies, F. W. Faxon Company, 1937-1946

Box 205   Folder 1-7

Subscription agencies, The Moore-Cottrell Subscription Agencies, 1934-1939

Box 205   Folder 8-11

Subscription agencies, The Moore-Cottrell Subscription Agencies, 1943-1946

Subseries 5: Acquisitions Correspondence, 1947-1954

Box 206   Folder 1-5

A-Z, general

Box 206   Folder 6-8

Sale of books to H. P. Kraus, 1948-1951

Box 207   Folder 1-3

Sale of books to H. P. Kraus, 1951-1952

Subseries 6: Acquisitions Correspondence, 1955-1961

Box 207   Folder 4-5

A-Z, general

Subseries 7: Acquisitions Correspondence of Viola Gustafson, Assistant Librarian, 1950-1959

Box 207   Folder 6

A, general

Box 207   Folder 7

Edw. G. Allen & Son, Ltd.

Box 208   Folder 1-2

B-C, general

Box 208   Folder 3

Cancellations, serials

Box 208   Folder 4

Cancelled bills

Box 208   Folder 5-7

D-H, general

Box 208   Folder 8-9

Baron Kurd Hardt, R.A.T. Lier purchase

Box 209   Folder 1-2

Otto Harrassowitz

Box 209   Folder 3

I, general

Box 209   Folder 4

Illinois Medical Book Company

Box 209   Folder 5

J-K, general

Box 209   Folder 6-9

Walter J. Johnson, Inc., 1955-1956

Box 209   Folder 10

H. P. Kraus

Box 210   Folder 1-2

Kroch's and Brentano's, Inc., 1953-1956

Box 210   Folder 3-8

L-St, general

Box 211   Folder 1-3

Su-W, general

Box 211   Folder 4

Alfred Wilson Limited, 1955-1956

Box 211   Folder 5

Hubert Wilson Limited, 1956-1957

Box 211   Folder 6

X-Z, general

Box 211   Folder 7-8

Chronological correspondence file, January-June, 1954

Box 212   Folder 1-5

Chronological correspondence file, July 1954-December 1955

Box 213   Folder 1-2

Chronological correspondence file, January 1956-April 1959

Subseries 8: Book Orders

Volume 69

Nos. 1-6199, 1895-1896

Volume 70

Nos. 6200-11868, 1897

Volume 71

Nos. 11869-16713, 1898

Volume 72

Nos. 16714-22314, 1899

Volume 73

Nos. 22315-26947, 1900

Volume 74

Nos. 26948-34985, 1901

Volume 75

Nos. 34986-42344, 1902

Volume 76

Nos. 42345-48212, 1903

Volume 77

Nos. 48213-56061, 1904

Volume 78

Nos. 56062-68772, 1905

Volume 79

Nos. 68773-77773, 1906

Volume 80

Nos. 77774-87756, 1907

Volume 81

Nos. 87757-96604, 1908

Volume 82

Nos. 96605-105490, 1909

Volume 83

Nos. 105491-113777, 1910

Volume 84

Nos. 113778-122262, 1911

Volume 85

Nos. 122263-128349, 1912

Volume 86

Nos. 128350-134720, 1912

Volume 87

Nos. 134721-141869, 1913

Volume 88

Nos. 141870-150004, 1914

Volume 89

Nos. 150005-157344, 1915

Volume 90

Nos. 157345-166042, 1916

Volume 91

Nos. 166043-176103, 1917

Volume 92

Nos. 176104-185000, 1918

Volume 93

Nos. 185001-192373, 1919

Volume 94

Nos. 192374-198450, 1920

Volume 95

Nos. 198451-203700, 1921

Volume 96

Nos. 203701-209344, 1922

Volume 97

Nos. 209345-214524, 1923

Volume 98

Nos. 214525-220420, 1924

Volume 99

Nos. 220421-226500, 1925

Volume 100

Nos. 226501-231304, 1926

Volume 101

Nos. 231305-236580, 1927

Volume 102

Nos. 236581-239863, 1928

Volume 103

Nos. 239861-243635, 1929-1930

Volume 104

Nos. 243636-247419, 1931-1936

Volume 105

Nos. 247420-251459, 1937-1939

Volume 106

Nos. 251460-236144, 1940-1942

Volume 107

Nos. 256145-263246, 1943-1949

Volume 108

Brought forward, nos. 1769-141374, 1896-1913

Subseries 9: Serials

Box 214   Folder 1

Internal memoranda and reports, 1947-1949

Box 214   Folder 2

Serial records, Gi-Hat, 1898-1941

Subseries 10: Cataloging

Box 215   Folder 1

Internal memoranda and reports, 1948-1980

Box 215   Folder 2

Cataloging statistics, 1948-1954

  • For additional cataloging statistics see Box 181, Multi-Departmental Reports; Boxes 81-82, Reports to the Board.
Box 215   Folder 3

Volume of printer's copy prepared by the John Crerar Library Catalog Department in 1945, and now preserved as an example of the practice of that year and of preceding years under Alice Charlton, Chief Cataloger, 1947

Volume 109

Accessions, nos. 1-10000

Volume 110

Accessions, nos. 10001-20000

Volume 111

Accessions, nos. 20001-30000

Volume 112

Accessions, nos. 30001-40000

Volume 113

Accessions, nos. 40001-50000

Volume 114

Accessions, nos. 50001-60000

Volume 115

Accessions, nos. 60001-70000

Volume 116

Accessions, nos. 70001-80000

Volume 117

Accessions, nos. 80001-90000

Volume 118

Accessions, nos. 90001-100000

Volume 119

Accessions, nos. 100001-110000

Volume 120

Accessions, nos. 110001-120000

Volume 121

Accessions, nos. 120001-130000

Volume 122

Accessions, nos. 130001-140000

Volume 123

Accessions, nos. 140001-150000

Volume 124

Accessions, nos. 150001-160000

Volume 125

Accessions, nos. 160001-170000

Volume 126

Accessions, nos. 170001-180000

Volume 127

Accessions, nos. 180001-190000

Volume 128

Accessions, nos. 190001-200000

Volume 129

Accessions, nos. 200001-210000

Volume 130

Accessions, nos. 210001-220000

Volume 131

Accessions, nos. 220001-230000

Volume 132

Accessions, nos. 220001-230000, Senn Collection

Volume 133

Accessions, nos. 230001-240000

Volume 134

Accessions, nos. 240001-250000

Volume 135

Accessions, nos. 250001-260000

Volume 136

Accessions, nos. 260001-270000

Volume 137

Accessions, nos. 270001-280000

Volume 138

Accessions, nos. 280001-290000

Volume 139

Accessions, nos. 290001-300000

Volume 140

Accessions, nos. 300001-310000

Volume 141

Accessions, nos. 310001-320000

Volume 142

Accessions, nos. 320001-330000

Volume 143

Accessions, nos. 330001-340000

Volume 144

Accessions, nos. 340001-350000

Volume 145

Accessions, nos. 350001-360000

Volume 146

Accessions, nos. 360001-370000

Volume 147

Accessions, nos. 370001-380000

Volume 148

Accessions, nos. 380001-390000

Volume 149

Accessions, nos. 390001-400000

Volume 150

Accessions, nos. 400001-410000

Volume 151

Accessions, nos. 410001-420000

Volume 152

Accessions, nos. 420001-430000

Volume 153

Accessions, nos. 430001-440000

Volume 154

Accessions, nos. 440001-450000

Volume 155

Accessions, nos. 450001-460000

Volume 156

Accessions, nos. 460001-470000

Volume 157

Accessions, nos. 470001-480000

Volume 158

Accessions, nos. 480001-490000

Volume 159

Accessions, nos. 490001-500000

Volume 160

Accessions, nos. 500001-510000

Volume 161

Accessions, nos. 510001-520000

Volume 162

Accessions, nos. 520001-530000

Volume 163

Accessions, nos. 530001-540000

Volume 164

Accessions, nos. 540001-550000

Volume 165

Accessions, nos. 550001-560000

Volume 166

Accessions, nos. 560001-570000

Volume 167

Accessions, nos. 570001-580000

Volume 168

Accessions, nos. 580001-590000

Volume 169

Accessions, nos. 590001-600000

Volume 170

Accessions, nos. 600001-610000

Volume 171

Accessions, nos. 610001-620000

Volume 172

Accessions, nos. 620001-630000

Volume 173

Accessions, nos. 630001-640000

Volume 174

Accessions, nos. 10001-20000, Newberry Medical Pamphlets

Volume 175

Accessions, nos. 1-10000, The Medical Library Association of Chicago

Box 216   Folder 1-5

Withdrawal records, nos. 1-10000, 1896-1915

Box 217   Folder 1-4

Withdrawal records, nos. 10001-20900, 1915-1930

Box 218   Folder 1-2

Withdrawal records, nos. 20901-26150, 1930-1933

Subseries 11: Circulation/Public Service

Box 218   Folder 3

Internal memoranda and reports, 1941-1970

Box 218   Folder 4-5

Circulation statistics, 1941-1955

Box 219   Folder 1

Circulation statistics, 1956-1966

  • For additional circulation statistics see Box 181, Multi-Departmental Reports; Boxes 81-82, Reports to the Board.
Box 219   Folder 2

Warehouse statistics, 1974

Box 219   Folder 3

Readers' registration, 1949-1954

Box 219   Folder 4

Stacks passes, 1898-1953

Box 219   Folder 5

of selected open-shelf monographs, 1977-1978

Subseries 12: Business Department

Box 219   Folder 6

General, 1948-1949

Subseries 13: Medical and Technical Departments

Box 219   Folder 7

General, 1948-1951

Subseries 14: Reference Department

Box 219   Folder 8

Internal memoranda, 1948-1970

Box 219   Folder 9-13

Correspondence, Arabian horse collection, 1963-1967

Box 220   Folder 1-8

Correspondence, general, 1969-1972

Box 221   Folder 1-7

Correspondence, general, 1973-May 1976

Box 222   Folder 1-7

Correspondence, general, June 1976-1980

Box 223   Folder 1-4

Correspondence, general, 1981-1984

Box 223   Folder 5

Inter-Library Loan record book, 1946-1956

Subseries 15: Research Information Service (RIS), General Files

Box 224   Folder 1-6

Correspondence, general, 1948-1970

Box 224   Folder 7

Correspondence, acquisitions, 1948-1951

Box 224   Folder 8

Correspondence, microcards, 1950

Box 224   Folder 9

Correspondence, patents, 1948-1962

Box 224   Folder 10

Development, general, 1949-1970

Box 224   Folder 11

Development, brochure, planning, 1951-1953

Box 225   Folder 1

Development, brochure, distribution, 1950-1957

Box 225   Folder 2

Development, mailing lists

Box 225   Folder 3

Development, construction engineers

Box 225   Folder 4

Development, patent attorneys

Box 225   Folder 5

Development, "Report to the Original Contributors," 1949

  • For more information on efforts to publicize RIS see Boxes 128-129A, Publicity; examples of newspaper articles which resulted from those efforts are in Box 267A-267B; RIS brochures are in Box 180, Publications, Brochures and Pamphlets.
Box 225   Folder 6

Finances, reports, 1948-1962

Box 225   Folder 7

Finances, working papers, 1949-1951

Box 225   Folder 8

Form letters

Box 225   Folder 9

Personnel, general, 1948-1967

Box 225   Folder 10

Personnel, analysis of jobs

Box 225   Folder 11

Personnel, security clearance

Box 225   Folder 12-13

Personnel, applicants, 1956-1972

  • For more information on Library personnel policies, individual employees and applicants see Boxes 161-172, Personnel.
Box 225   Folder 14

Procedures

Box 226   Folder 1

Staff meeting reports, 1948-1949

Box 226   Folder 2

Working notes

Box 226   Folder 3

In-house bibliographies and reference lists

  • For published bibliographies see Box 263.
Box 226   Folder 4

Monthly job reports, 1949-1950

Box 226   Folder 5

Statistical summary of jobs, 1954-1965

Box 226   Folder 6

Specimen pages for research reports, 1953

Subseries 16: Research Information Service (RIS), Job Files

Box 226   Folder 7-9

Register of jobs, general, 1949-1983

Box 226   Folder 10

Register of jobs, Department of Commerce, Office of Technical Services, 1952-1965, LRs and IRs

Box 226   Folder 11

Register of jobs, Department of Commerce, Office of Technical Services, IRs and EPs

Box 227

Job cards, sequential, 1947-1951

Box 228

Job cards, alphabetical, 1948-1952

Box 229   Folder 1

Allen-Bradley Company, 1960-1964

Box 229   Folder 2

AMP, Incorporated, 1959-1961

Box 229   Folder 3

American College of Surgeons, 1973-1975

Box 229   Folder 4-6

American Cyanamid Company, 1960-1967

Box 229   Folder 7

American Society for Tool Engineers, 1960-1963

Box 229   Folder 8

Armour & Company, 1951-1974

Box 229   Folder 9

Association of American Soap and Glycerine Producers, Inc., 1961

Box 229   Folder 10

Atomic Energy Commission, 1948-1950

Box 229   Folder 11

Baker, Botts, Andrews & Shepherd, including Baker, Botts, Shepherd & Coates, 1963-1967

Box 230   Folder 1

Borg-Warner Central Research Laboratory, 1959-1973

Box 230   Folder 2

Columbia Malting Company, 1959-1963

Box 230   Folder 3

Continental Can Company, Inc., 1971-1977

Box 230   Folder 4

Corboy and Associates, 1969-1982

Box 230   Folder 5

Deere and Company, 1962-1964

Box 230   Folder 6

The Dole Valve Company, 1956-1961

Box 230   Folder 7

E. I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company, 1955-1963

Box 230   Folder 8

Eclipse Fuel Engineering Company, 1956-1967

Box 230   Folder 9

Finnerud, Clark W., M.D., 1951-1959

Box 230   Folder 10

Franklin Institute, 1960-1961

Box 230   Folder 11

Field Enterprises Educational Corporation (World Book Encyclopedia), 1952-1965

Box 230   Folder 12

Gast Manufacturing Corporation, 1961-1962

Box 230   Folder 13

General Motors Corporation, Allison Division, 1960-1965

Box 230   Folder 14

Hooker Chemical Corporation, 1968-1970

Box 230   Folder 15

Hotpoint Company, 1959-1963

Box 230   Folder 16

Isham, Lincoln and Beale, 1971-1973

Box 230   Folder 17

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1970-1971

Box 231   Folder 1

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1972-1977

Box 231   Folder 2

International Harvester, 1960-1974

Box 231   Folder 3

Mackey, Frank J., Jr., 1962-1969

Box 231   Folder 4

Matula, Dr. George, 1964-1965

Box 231   Folder 5

Morton Salt Company, 1960

Box 231   Folder 6

Motorola, Inc., 1962-1967

Box 231   Folder 7

Nalco Chemical Company, 1964-1976

Box 231   Folder 8

Pioneer Service and Engineering Company, 1967-1972

Box 231   Folder 9

Ramsey Engineering Company, 1964

Box 231   Folder 10

Sangamo Electric Company, 1960-1973

Box 231   Folder 11

Sherwin Williams Company, 1962

Box 231   Folder 12

Sunstrand Aviation, 1959-1971

Box 231   Folder 13

T, general, 1961-1981

Box 231   Folder 14

Robert B. Taylor Engineering, 1960-1966

Box 231   Folder 15

Winfield Advertising Agency, Inc., 1966-1968

Box 231   Folder 16

Wm. Wrigley, Jr., Company, 1961-1974

Box 231   Folder 17

Medline searches, register of jobs, 1974-1984

Box 232   Folder 1-2

Medline searches, O-W, general, 1974

Box 232   Folder 3

Medline searches, H-P, general, 1979

Subseries 17: Research Information Service (RIS), Prospects

Box 232   Folder 4-7

Prospects, 1948-1949

Box 233   Folder 1-3

Prospects, 1950

Box 233   Folder 4-5

A-American U, general, 1951-1969

Box 233   Folder 6

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1951-1969

Box 234   Folder 1

American Society for Quality Control

Box 234   Folder 2-6

Amforge-Bu, general, 1951-1969

Box 234   Folder 7

Brain Research Foundation, 1951-1969

Box 234   Folder 8

C-Che, general, 1951-1969

Box 235   Folder 1-3

Chi-Cu, general, 1951-1969

Box 235   Folder 4

Crerar Metals Abstracts, 1951-1969

Box 235   Folder 5-8

D-F, general, 1951-1969

Box 236   Folder 1

FID (International Federation for Documentation), National List of Technical Journals for Industry, 1951-1959

Box 236   Folder 2-5

G-H, general, 1951-1969

Box 236   Folder 6

Hodgkin's Disease Digest (Rosenstiel Foundation), 1951-1969

Box 236   Folder 7-8

I, general, 1951-1969

Box 236   Folder 9

Interstate Oil Compact Commission, 1951-1959

Box 237   Folder 1-7

J-M, general, 1951-1969

Box 237   Folder 8

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation of America, 1951-1959

Box 238   Folder 1

N-Nc, general, 1951-1969

Box 238   Folder 2

National Science Foundation, 1951-1959

Box 238   Folder 3-8

Ne-Re, general, 1951-1969

Box 239   Folder 1-8

Rh-United States As, general, 1951-1969

Box 240   Folder 1-5

United States At-Z, general, 1951-1969

Box 240   Folder 6-7

1970-1975, general

Box 241   Folder 1

1975-1983, general

Box 241   Folder 2

Prospects for new brochure, 1961-1965

Subseries 18: Research Information Service (RIS), Translators

Box 241   Folder 3-7

1957-1961

Box 241   Folder 8

1948-1953

Box 242   Folder 1

1954-1960

Box 242   Folder 2

Chinese and Japanese

Box 242   Folder 3

Agencies

Subseries 19: Special Libraries Association Translations Center/National Translations Center

Box 242   Folder 4-8

General correspondence and memoranda, 1953-1962

Box 243   Folder 1-7

General correspondence and memoranda, 1963-1969

Box 244   Folder 1-2

General correspondence and memoranda, 1970-1973

Box 244   Folder 3

General correspondence and memoranda, 1979-1984

Box 244   Folder 4-7

Inquiries and orders, 1953-1956

Box 244   Folder 8

Financial reports, 1957-1964

Box 245   Folder 1-8

Financial reports, 1964-1973

Box 245   Folder 9

Monthly reports, 1956-1959

Box 246   Folder 1-2

Monthly reports, 1960-1973

Box 246   Folder 3

Reports appearing in "Special Libraries," 1953-1967

Box 246   Folder 4

Report, September 28, 1961

Box 246   Folder 5

User/Contributor Survey, 1968

Box 246   Folder 6

Miscellaneous reports, 1956-1967

Box 246   Folder 7

Job descriptions

Box 246   Folder 8-9

Index project, 1965-1969

Box 246   Folder 10

Journal project, 1967-1968

Box 247   Folder 1

Journal project, 1969-1973

Box 247   Folder 2

National Endowment for the Humanities grant, Translations Information Center Study, 1976-1978

Box 247   Folder 3

Publicity, Mildred Wyatt, 1970

Box 247   Folder 4-5

Publicity, Universal Communications (Daniel S. Friedlander), 1971-1972

  • For information on other efforts to publicize the Library see Box 43, Committee on Publicity; Boxes 128-129A, Publicity; examples of newspaper articles which resulted from those efforts are in Boxes 267A-267B.
Box 247   Folder 6-9

National Translations Center Advisory Board, 1969-1974

Box 247   Folder 10

National Translations Center Advisory Board, 1983

Subseries 20: Special Collections

Box 248   Folder 1

Guides to the collections, general, 1948-1955

Box 248   Folder 2

Guides to the railways collections, 1952-1960

Box 248   Folder 3

Automatic control bibliography, 1955

Box 248   Folder 4

Notes on the collections, 1953-1955

Subseries 21: Rare Books

Box 248   Folder 5

Dealers' quotes, searched, books held, 1955-1960

Box 248   Folder 6

Dealers' quotes, searched, books held, price calculation made, 1954-1961

Box 248   Folder 7

Dealers' quotes, searched, books not held, 1954-1961

Box 248   Folder 8

Dealers' quotes, not searched, 1951-1962

Box 248   Folder 9

Reports from other institutions, 1950-1962

Box 248   Folder 10

Levis Collection, gifts, 1974-1978

Box 249   Folder 1

Notes on rare books, general

Box 249   Folder 2

Notes on Hannah Glasse

Subseries 22: Exhibits

Box 249   Folder 3

Exhibit ideas, general, 1947-1961

Box 249   Folder 4

Exhibit ideas, dinosaur prints, 1953

Box 249   Folder 5

Exhibit labels, 1947-1961

Box 249   Folder 6

Exhibits, butterflies, no date

Box 249   Folder 7

Exhibits, balloons, no date

Box 249   Folder 8

Exhibits, Books for Engineers, 1952

Box 250A   Folder 1

Exhibits, Books for Engineers, guest book, 1952

Box 250A   Folder 2

Exhibits, Office of Naval Research, 1955

Box 250A   Folder 3

Exhibits, paper making, 1970

Box 250A   Folder 4

Exhibits, Science Through the Ages, correspondence, 1978-1979

Box 250A   Folder 5

Exhibits, Science Through the Ages, Field Foundation Grant, 1977-1978

Box 250A   Folder 6

Exhibits, Science Through the Ages, Celebration of Science Day, November 1, 1978

Box 250A   Folder 7

Exhibits, Science Through the Ages, tours, 1978

Box 250A   Folder 8

Exhibits, Science Through the Ages, public relations plans

Box 250A   Folder 9

Exhibits, Science Through the Ages, posters, signs, outdoor advertising

Box 250A   Folder 10

Exhibits, Science Through the Ages, radio and television contacts

Box 250B   Folder 1-2

Exhibits, Science Through the Ages, press releases, 1978-1979

  • For catalogues issued for these exhibits see Box 179, Publications; for photographs of exhibitions see Box 271B, and the University Archival Photofiles.

Subseries 23: Production and Distribution of Catalog Cards

Box 250B   Folder 3

General, 1934-1945

Subseries 24: Binding Department

Box 250B   Folder 4

General, 1948-1954

Subseries 25: Photoduplication Department

Box 250B   Folder 5-6

Monthly reports, 1950-1954

Box 251   Folder 1-2

Monthly reports, 1955-1962

Box 251   Folder 3

Monthly reports, 1980

Box 251   Folder 4

Cost study, 1950-1951

Box 251   Folder 5

Report, 1963

Box 251   Folder 6

Sales, 1977

Box 251   Folder 7

General reports, 1947-1953

Box 251   Folder 8

Procedure manuals, 1952-1959

Box 251   Folder 9-10

General, 1948-1965

Subseries 26: Production and Distribution of Publications

Box 251   Folder 11

Correspondence, 1936

Box 252   Folder 1-7

Correspondence, 1936-1941

Box 253   Folder 1-6

Correspondence, 1941-1945

Box 253   Folder 7

Correspondence, "The John Crerar Library, 1895-1944," 1945

Box 254   Folder 1

Correspondence, "The John Crerar Library, 1945

Box 254   Folder 2-5

Correspondence, 1946-1954

Box 254   Folder 6-7

General orders, 1953-1965

Box 254   Folder 8

Acquisitions policy, 1953-1954

Box 255   Folder 1

Acquisitions policy, 1954

Box 255   Folder 2

"Bibliography on Infantile Paralysis," 1946

Box 255   Folder 3

"The Classified Catalog," 1955-1969

Box 255   Folder 3A

"The Conference Method of Supervisory Training," 1950

Box 255   Folder 4-9

"Crerar Current," 1954-1957

Box 255   Folder 10

"Crerar Food Bulletin," 1948

Box 256   Folder 1

"Dissemination of Information for Scientific Research and Development," 1954-1955

Box 256   Folder 2

Great Fire memento, 1966

Box 256   Folder 3

"Guide to Metals Literature," 1954-1968

Box 256   Folder 3A

"Intelligence for Civil Defense Against Atomic Attack," 1950

Box 256   Folder 4

"The John Crerar Library," 1984

Box 256   Folder 5

"Leukemia Abstracts," 1953-1984

Box 256   Folder 6

"`. . . a library for all time,'" draft, n.d.

Box 256   Folder 7

"List of Books on the History of Science," reprint, 1965-1967

Box 256   Folder 8

"Oil, Paint and Drug Reporter," microfilm reproduction, 1948-1957

Box 256   Folder 8A

"Reynolds Aluminum Abstracts," 1952

Box 256   Folder 9

"Science Reporter," radio program, 1946-1947

Box 256   Folder 10

"Serial Slants," 1952-1955

Box 256   Folder 11

"Survey of Industrial Expansion," 1948

  • For examples of Library publications see Boxes 178-180, Publications; Boxes 257-265, Bibliographic Publications; Boxes 268-269.

Subseries 27: Printers

Box 256   Folder 12

John Crerar Library Printing Office, correspondence and memoranda, 1934-1940

Box 257   Folder 1-2

John Crerar Library Printing Office, correspondence and memoranda, 1940-1949

Box 257   Folder 3-4

Other printers, 1937-1958

Subseries 28: Bibliographic Publications, Bibliographies of Books

Box 257   Folder 5

"A List of Books in the Reading Room", 1900

Box 257   Folder 6

A List of Books in the Reading Room", 1909

Box 258   Folder 1-2

"A List of Bibliographies," 1902

Box 258   Folder 3

"A List of Cyclopedias and Dictionaries," 1904

Box 259   Folder 1

"A List of Books Exhibited . . . Including Incunabula and Other Early Printed Books in the Senn Collection," 1907

Box 259   Folder 2-3

"A List of Books on the History of Science," 1911

Box 259   Folder 4-5

"A List of Books on the History of Science," supplement, 1917

Box 259   Folder 6

"A List of Books on the History of Science," supplement, parts I-IV, 1942-1946

Box 259A   Folder 1

"A List of Books on the History of Science," 1966 reprint

Box 259A   Folder 2-3

"A List of Books on Industrial Arts," 1904

Box 259A   Folder 4

"A List of Books on the History of Industry and Industrial Arts," 1915

Box 259B   Folder 1

"A List of Books on the History of Industry and Industrial Arts," 1966 reprint

Box 259B   Folder 2

"A List of Books on the History of Science," supplement, 1917; Supplement 2, pt.1, General Science, 1942-1946, on single microfilm reel

Box 259B   Folder 3

"A List of Books on the History of Science," Plus Supplement No. 2 pts. 2-6, on single microfilm reel

Box 260   Folder 1

"A Selected List of Books on Military Medicine and Surgery," 1917

Box 260   Folder 2

"A Catalogue of French Economic Documents from the Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries," 1918

Box 260   Folder 3

"A List of Books, Pamphlets and Articles on Cremation," 1918 and 1940

Box 260   Folder 4

"Catalog of the Clifford G. Grulee Collection on Pediatrics," 1959

Subseries 29: Bibliographic Publications, Bibliographies of Serials and Periodicals

Box 260   Folder 5

"List of Serials and Series Analyzed," undated

Box 260   Folder 6

"List of Current Periodicals," preliminary edition, 1897

Box 260   Folder 7-8

"A List of Current Periodicals in the Reading Room," 1902

Box 261   Folder 1

"Supplement to the List of Serials in Public Libraries of Chicago and Evanston," 1906

Box 261   Folder 2

"A List of Current Periodicals," second edition, 1924

Box 261   Folder 3

"A List of Current Periodicals," second edition, annotated copy

Box 261   Folder 4-5

"A List of Current Periodicals," third edition, 1930

Box 261A   Folder 1-2

"A List of Current Periodicals," fourth edition, 1938

Box 261A   Folder 3-4

"A List of Current Medical Periodicals and Allied Serials," 1909

Box 261A   Folder 5-6

"A List of Current Medical Periodicals and Allied Serials," second edition, 1913

Box 261A   Folder 7

"Titles Received Currently by the John Crerar Library as Given in the List of Periodicals Abstracted by Chemical Abstract, 1936 and the Supplementary List of 1942"

Subseries 30: Bibliographic Publications, Cataloguing Rules

Box 261A   Folder 8

"Cataloguing Rules," 1916

Box 261A   Folder 8

"Tables for the Social Sciences as Used by the John Crerar Library," 1904

Subseries 31: Bibliographic Publications, Lists and Guides

Box 262   Folder 1-7

Reference lists, nos. 1-41 (no. 3 lacking), 1930-1938

Box 263   Folder 1-3

Reference lists, nos. 42-56, 1938-1945

Box 263   Folder 4

Bibliography Series, nos. 1-2, 1953-1956

Box 263   Folder 5

Special Bibliographies, 1950

Box 263   Folder 6

Guides to the Collections, nos. 2-4, 1954-1968

Box 263   Folder 7

List of publications, ca. 1946

Subseries 32: Bibliographic Publications, Reprints of Books

Box 263   Folder 8

Daniel Drake, "Some Account of the Epidemic Diseases Which Prevail at Mays-Lick, Kentucky," 1908 (Chicago: The John Crerar Library, 1941)

Box 263   Folder 9

Robert Fulton, "Torpedo War and Submarine Explosions," 1910 (Chicago: Swallow Press, 1971)

  • For copies of Crerar administrative publications, brochures and pamphlets see Boxes 178-180; for historical accounts of the Library published by the Library see Boxes 268-269; for documents relating to the publication and distribution of publications see Boxes 251-256.

Subseries 33: Bibliographic Publications, Minor Publications

Box 264   Folder 1-3

1895-1910

Box 265   Folder 1

1911-1915

Box 265   Folder 2

Miscellaneous publications, 1895-1905

Subseries 34: Bibliographic Publications, Classified Subject Catalog

Box 265A

John Crerar Library, Classified Subject Catalog, 1967 (Vol. 1-4)

Box 265B

John Crerar Library, Classified Subject Catalog, 1967 (Vol. 5-10)

Box 265C

John Crerar Library, Classified Subject Catalog, 1967 (Vol. 11-15)

Box 265D

John Crerar Library, Classified Subject Catalog, 1967 (Vol. 16-20)

Box 265E

John Crerar Library, Classified Subject Catalog, 1967 (Vol. 21-25)

Box 265F

John Crerar Library, Classified Subject Catalog, 1967 (Vol. 26-30)

Box 265G

John Crerar Library, Classified Subject Catalog, 1967 (Vol. 31-35)

Box 265H

John Crerar Library, Classified Subject Catalog, 1967 (Vol. 36-39)

Box 265I

John Crerar Library, Classified Subject Catalog, 1967 (Vol. 40-42)

Series VI: Secondary Materials

Secondary materials about the history of the Library have been grouped together in Series VI for the convenience of the researcher. The series begins with seven scrapbooks compiled by the staff of the Library for most of the Library's history, 1889-1960. These scrapbooks, particularly the early volumes, contain an eclectic array of information, some of it only incidentally related to the Library. Following the scrapbooks are miscellaneous clippings and articles, arranged chronologically, and press releases issued by the Library. Most of the press releases are without dates, and are arranged topically. The final group in the series consists of books, theses, papers, and pamphlets which deal with aspects of the history of the Library. These are arranged chronologically.

Subseries 1: Scrapbooks

Box 266   Folder 1-2

1889-1891

Volume 176

1889-ca. 1903

Volume 177

1904-1911

Volume 178

1912-1948

Volume 179

1948-1956

Volume 180

1957-1960

Subseries 2: Clippings and Articles

Box 267A   Folder 1

Bibliography, ca. 1975

Box 267A   Folder 2

Undated articles and unidentified fragments

Box 267A   Folder 3-10

1896-1973

Box 267B   Folder 1

1973-1983

Box 267B   Folder 2

Articles and books crediting the Crerar Library, 1914-1981

Subseries 3: Press Releases

Box 267B   Folder 3

Board members

Box 267B   Folder 4

Collections

Box 267B   Folder 5

Exhibits

Box 267B   Folder 6

Illinois Institute of Technology

Box 267B   Folder 7

Publications

Box 267B   Folder 8

SLA Translations Center/National Translations Center

Box 267B   Folder 9

Staff

Box 267B   Folder 10

Miscellaneous

Subseries 4: Books, Theses, Papers and Pamphlets

Box 268   Folder 1

Clement W. Andrews, "The John Crerar Library . . . 1894-1901," 1902

Box 268   Folder 2-3

Clement W. Andrews, "The John Crerar Library . . . 1894-1905," 1905

Box 268   Folder 3A

Clement W. Andrews, "The John Crerar Library: A Business-Man's Library," Central Manufacturing District Magazine, 1919

Box 268   Folder 4

American Library Association, "The Library Survey Questionnaire," annotated, 1924

Box 268   Folder 4A

"Libraries: A Monthly Review of Library Matters and Methods," 1928

Box 268   Folder 4B

Helmuth Bay, "The History and Technique of Map Making," 1943

Box 268   Folder 5

George A. Curtis, "A Statistical Survey of the Services of the John Crerar Library," 1951

Box 268   Folder 6

The John Crerar Library, "Dissemination of Information for Scientific Research and Development, With Special Reference to the Work of the Research Information Service," 1954

Box 268   Folder 7

Roger M. Martin, "Report of an Internship Served at the John Crerar Library," 1958

Box 268   Folder 8

Jesse H. Shera and Margaret E. Egan, "The Classified Catalog: Basic Principles and Practices," draft copy, 1954

Box 268   Folder 9

Jesse H. Shera and Margaret E. Egan, "The Classified Catalog: Basic Principles and Practices," 1956

Box 269   Folder 1

American Chemical Society, "Chemical Literature in Crerar and Other Chicago Libraries," 1956

Box 269   Folder 2

Janet Ayers, "The John Crerar Library," 1957

Box 269   Folder 3

Emmett Bernard McGeever, "A Study of Use of a Classified Catalog," 1958

Box 269   Folder 4

Frank George Jacobs, "An Analysis of Reference Inquiries in a Technical Library," 1959

Box 269   Folder 5

Margaret A. Notheisen, "A Study of the Use of Serials at the John Crerar Library," 1960

Box 269   Folder 6

Warren H. Evins, "The John Crerar Library," 1960

Box 269   Folder 7

Oliver J. Szilagyi, "The Responsibility for the Selection and Acquisition of Rare Books on Science Subjects in University and Research Libraries," 1961

Box 269   Folder 8

Kamil Y. Avdich, "A History of the John Crerar Library," 1963

Box 269   Folder 9

"The John Crerar Library," 1984

Series VII: Photographs, Oversized Items and Artifacts

Series VII. Photographs, Oversized Items and Memorabilia contains material in non-standard or non-paper formats. Oversized items include large items on paper, mostly leases and addenda to leases. Most photographs of the Crerar Library, its staff, exhibits, and events were transferred to the Archival Photofiles; however, two bound volumes of photographs of the Crerar Library building under construction on the corner of Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue, and a set of large format photographs of the statue of Abraham Lincoln erected in Grant Park with money from the John Crerar estate, are shelved in this series. There are also slides of an exhibit presented at the Chicago Public Library's Cultural Center in 1978-1979, and slides for audio-visual presentations on the library. Memorabilia include several Director's nameplates, a medallion which was the first impression made from the die of the Library seal (Volume 185), an embossing die with the image of an open book used for a publicity brochure in the 1960s, and the scissors used in October 1984 to cut the ribbon at the new Crerar Library building on the campus of the University of Chicago.

Subseries 1: Leases

Volume 181

Leases

  • American Library Association, 1925
  • American Stintering Company, 1922
  • Bay State Refining Company, 1920
  • His Britannic Majesty's Government, 1920
  • Elgin National Watch Company, 1919
  • Marshall Field & Company, 1916
  • Moses L. Ottenheimer and Frederick L. Ottenheimer, 1921
  • W. F. Quarry & Company, 1921
Volume 182

Leases

  • Bryant & Stratton Business College, 1909
  • Hyland Brothers Company, 1910
  • Western Casket and Undertaking Company, 1909
Volume 183

Kerman Stores, 1931

Volume 184

C. A. Taylor Trunk Works, 1919

Subseries 2: Photographs

Volume 185

Photographs, statue of Abraham Lincoln, Grant Park, n.d.

Box 270   Folder 1-2

Photographs, construction of the building on the corner of Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue, 1919-1921

Box 270   Folder 3

Photographs, Library seal and bookplate

  • All other photographs of the Crerar Library, its directors and employees were transferred to the University Archival Photofiles.
Box 271A   Folder 1

Slide-tape presentation for schools, correspondence and requests, script, 1969-1975

Box 271A   Folder 2-4

Slide-tape presentation for schools, slides

  • For tape, see Box 275, Folder 1.
Box 271B   Folder 1-14

Slides, "Science Through the Ages," exhibit of rare books at the Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, 1978

  • See also Box 179, Folder 7, and Boxes 250A-250B.
Box 271C   Folder 1-16

Slides, staff, facilities, and tours, 1978-1979

Box 272   Folder 1

Informational presentation, May 24, 1979, agenda and preliminary script for remarks by William Budington

Box 272   Folder 2-4

Informational presentation, May 24, 1979, slides

  • For tape, see Box 275, Folder 10.
Box 273   Folder 1

Photographs, statue of Abraham Lincoln, Grant Park, n.d. (duplicates of two photographs in Volume 185)

Box 273   Folder 2

Photographs, statue of Abraham Lincoln, Grant Park, presented to Patricia Swanson by Oliver Tuthill and Crerar Foundation at Christmas luncheon, 1986

Box 273   Folder 3

Memorial resolution concerning bequest of John Crerar, Chicago Home for the Friendless, 1892

Box 273   Folder 4

Silhouette portrait, of John Crerar Family(?), 1839(?)

Box 274   Folder 1

Directors' nameplates, ca. 1930

Box 274   Folder 2

First impression of medallion from die of Library seal, 1966

Box 274   Folder 3

Embossing die, open book, used in development booklet, 1968

Box 274   Folder 4

Scissors used to cut ribbon of Crerar Library at the University of Chicago, 1984

Volume 186

Die of Library seal for medallion, 1966

Series VIII: Audio Tapes

Box 275   Folder 1

Slide-tape presentation for schools, 1969, reel-to-reel tape

Box 275   Folder 2

75th anniversary evening, speech by Charles A. Berry, M.D., October 12, 1969, reel-to-reel tape

Box 275   Folder 3

"Portfolio" radio broadcast, WGN; panelists Edward C. Logelin, Oliver W. Tuthill, and William S. Budington, interviewed by Virginia Gale, October 26, 1969, reel-to-reel tape

Box 275   Folder 4

75th anniversary industrial recognition dinner, speech by Don Swanson, October 30, 1969, reel-to-reel tape

Box 275   Folder 5

Crerar Associates meeting, welcome by Oliver W. Tuthill, introduction by Betty Reneker, speech by Robert P. Mayo, December 6, 1970, reel-to-reel tape

Box 275   Folder 6

"Stock Market Observer" radio broadcast, WCIU-TV, with guest William S. Budington, April 14, 1971, reel-to-reel tape

Box 275   Folder 7

Crerar Associates meeting, introductory remarks by Betty Reneker, Oliver W. Tuthill, William S. Budington, speech by Joseph C. Shipman, November 30, 1972, reel-to-reel tape

Box 275   Folder 8

Crerar Associates meeting, speech by Casey Logan, Spring 1974, reel-to-reel tape

Box 275   Folder 9

C.L.A. meeting at Crerar Library, speech by Dr. Peter Wyllie, "Earthquake Prediction," May 23, 1977, reel-to-reel tape

Box 275   Folder 10

Informational presentation, remarks by William Budington, May 24, 1979, cassette

Box 275   Folder 11

Special Libraries Association, Illinois Chapter, speeches by Jonathan Fanton and William S. Budington, April 13, 1982, cassette

Box 275   Folder 12

Crerar Associates meeting, speech by Joseph Weizenbaum, June 1982, cassette

Series IX: Restricted

This series contains budget and personnel materials to which access is restricted until 2027.

Box 276   Folder 1

Personnel documents, 1972-1977