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Robert Russell Hertel University Librarian (Dean) Papers, 1958-1965

By Ashley and Anthony Huffines

Collection Overview

Title: Robert Russell Hertel University Librarian (Dean) Papers, 1958-1965

Predominant Dates:1960-1965

ID: AA/IAI19XX_139

Creator: Hertel, Robert Russell (1919-1965)

Extent: 2.9 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The Robert Russell Hertel University Librarian (Dean) Papers is arranged into four series by material type. The first series holds library governance documents. The second series primarily contains correspondence related to library administration. The third series includes personal correspondence, a speech, and documents related to Hertel's death. The fourth series holds a name plate and a closed sign for the library that was used for Hertel's memorial.

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

The Robert Russell Hertel University Librarian (Dean) Papers holds papers pertaining to Hertel's tenure as the third University Librarian for Illinois State University. The papers include library governance documents, correspondence, articles, news clippings, appointment books, and materials related to Hertel's sudden death.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series I: Governance, 1958-1965, contains documents related to library governance. These documents include meeting minutes from the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, the Midwest Academic Library Conference, and other associations and councils.

Series II: Administration, 1959-1965, holds materials pertaining to library administration. This series holds primarily correspondence between Hertel and other library and university community members. Some correspondence congratulates Hertel on his appointment as the third University Librarian.

Series III: Personal, 1960-1962, 1965, includes items significant to Hertel's personal activities. Documents include a speech for his church, personal correspondence, and materials related to Hertel's death.

Series IV: Ephemera, 1965, contains ephemera related to Hertel including a name plate and a closed sign for the library used during his memorial service.

Biographical Note

Third University Librarian for Illinois State University. Served from 1959-1965.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: The entire collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Materials held by the Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives are prtoected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Acquisition Method: Materials in this collection were held in the Milner Library collection until they were processed as a separate collection in 2013. Most materials in the Milner Library collection were transferred to the newly created University Archives in the 1970's. Some materials have since been added by University Archives staff.

Related Materials: Records of Milner Library, Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

Preferred Citation: Robert Russell Hertel University Librarian (Dean) Papers, Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

Processing Information: Materials were rehoused in acid free folders and boxes. Paper clips were removed.


Box and Folder Listing

Series I: Governance, 1958-1965.Add to your cart.
Series I contains materials related to library governance. These materials include reports and meeting minutes from local, state, and national library associations including the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Illinois Association of School Librarians, the Library Directors of Illinois State Universities Conference, and many others. Hertel was active in these organizations and served on several committees and councils.
Sub-Series 1: Associations and Councils, 1958, 1960-1965.Add to your cart.
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Sub-Series 1: American Library Association, 1958, 1960-1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1958, 1960-1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 1A: Course requirements, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 1B: Newsletters, 1961.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Statistics Coordinating Project, 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Association of College and Research Libraries, 1960-1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Illinois Association of School Librarians, 1961-1962.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Illinois Library Association, 1960-1965.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Advisory Council of Librarians for the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1962-1964.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Conferences, 1959-1963.Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Midwest Academic Library Conference, 1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Library Directors of Illinois State Universities Conference, 1959-1963.Add to your cart.
Series II: Administration, 1959-1965.Add to your cart.
Series II holds documents pertaining to administrative functions at Milner Library. This series is primarily made up of correspondence to and from Hertel, particularly when he first came to the university in 1959. This series also holds information on a stray cat that lived in the library building in 1962, collection management of the David Davis collection, and consultation services provided to other Illinois school libraries by university librarians. Also in this series are a number of desk calendars Hertel used to keep track of his schedule.
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Folder 14: Speeches, 1961, 1963, 1965, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Notes, circa 1960.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Publications, circa 1960, 1962.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: News Clippings, 1959-1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 17A: Research Projects, 1960.Add to your cart.
Folder 17B: Library Tour for Student Assistants, undated.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Correspondence, 1959-1965.Add to your cart.
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Folder 9: Cat in the Library, 1962.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Congratulatory Notes, 1959-1960.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: David Davis, 1960-1961.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Library Administration, 1959-1965.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Public School Library Instruction Consultations, 1960-1965.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Appointment Books, 1960-1964.Add to your cart.
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Folder 23: Book, 1960.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Book, 1961.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Book, 1962.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Book, 1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Book, 1964.Add to your cart.
Series III: Personal, 1960-1962, 1965.Add to your cart.
Series III includes papers created and used by Hertel for his outside activities. Hertel was very active in his church and served as the School Superintendent for First Methodist in Normal, Illinois. A speech given for a Layman's Day address can be found in this series as well as correspondence from Madge M. Sachs who wrote to him about music and even composed a piece for him. This series also contains information about Hertel's sudden death, a family fund subsequently set up by librarians at Milner Library, memorial speeches, and news clippings.
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Folder 18: Madge M. Sachs, Correspondence, 1960-1961.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "A Message from the Future", Speech for First Methodist Church, Normal, Illinois, 1962.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Death Information, 1965.Add to your cart.
Series IV: Ephemera, 1965.Add to your cart.
Series IV contains two pieces of ephemera related to Hertel. The first item is a black and while name plate. The second is a paper note mounted to black board informing patrons that Milner Library would be closed for Hertel's memorial service that morning.
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Folder 21: Name plate, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Library 'Closed' Sign for Hertel Memorial, 1965.Add to your cart.