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Angeline Vernon Milner University Librarian (Dean) Papers, 1896-2005

By Ashley and Anthony Huffines

Collection Overview

Title: Angeline Vernon Milner University Librarian (Dean) Papers, 1896-2005

Predominant Dates:1911-1912

ID: AA/IAI19XX_136

Creator: Milner, Angeline Vernon (1856-1928)

Extent: 1.09 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The Angeline Vernon Milner University Librarian (Dean) Papers is arranged into five series by material type. The first series contains mostly photocopied material used to create a biography of Milner. Series II holds correspondence written and received by Milner as part of an information gathering project she headed in 1912. Series III includes materials related to library administrative duties during her time as the university's first librarian. Series IV contains notebooks holding the library lecture notes she created. Series V holds copies of a photograph and two pieces of ephemera.

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

The Angeline Vernon Milner University Librarian (Dean) Papers contain materials pertaining to the first library director at Illinois State University. The papers include biographical information, correspondence between libraries, Milner Library statistics, lecture notebooks, photographs, and ephemera.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series I: Biographical Materials, 2005, contains mostly photocopied materials pertaining to the life of Angeline Vernon Milner. These materials were used to create a biography of her life.

Series II: Correspondence, 1896, 1912, 1919, 1925 holds letters written and received by Milner, particularly during her information gathering project on library access in 1912.

Series III: Library Administration, c. 1900, 1911-1912, 1923, undated, includes materials pertaining to the administration of the library during Milner's time as the university librarian.

Series IV: Class Lectures, c. 1900, contains notebooks with lectures that Milner created on using the library.

Series V: Photographs and Ephemera, undated, holds copies of a photograph showing Milner working at her desk. This series also holds two pieces of ephemera related to the university.

Biographical Note

Angeline Vernon Milner was the first librarian of Illinois State University and namesake of the current campus library.  Served from 1890 to 1927.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: The entire collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Materials held by the Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives are protected 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:

Edwin C. Hewett Presidential Papers, Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

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

World War I Illinois State Normal University Military and Community Service Records, Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

Preferred Citation: Angeline Vernon Milner University Librarian (Dean) Papers, Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

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


Box and Folder Listing

Series I: Biographical Materials, 2005.Add to your cart.
Series I contains information about the life of Angeline Milner. Included in this series is a biographical essay, a copy of her last will and testament, newspaper clippings, and census records. These materials, largely photocopies, were collected in the early 2000's in an effort to create a biography of Milner.
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Folder 1: Biographical Essay, 2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Last Will and Testament, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Newspaper Clippings and Vidette Articles, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Census/Laura Milner Records, undated.Add to your cart.
Series II: Correspondence, 1896, 1912, 1919, 1925.Add to your cart.
Series II contains correspondence written and received by Milner primarily during a letter writing campaign in 1912. Milner wrote a letter to academic libraries across the country asking them to detail their access and patron policies. Many institutions, including Columbia, Amherst, and the University of Chicago responded to Milner's request. Also included in this series are copies of the letters Milner wrote to these institutions. Two letters in this series do not pertain to this campaign as one seeks to find information on a World War I Red Cross nurse and the other is a thank-you note to the Vidette.
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Sub-Series 1: Incoming, 1912, 1919.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Academic Library Inquiry, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notes on correspondence by Ange Milner, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Amherst College Library, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: California State Normal School, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Clark University Library, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Columbia University Teacher's College, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Indiana State Normal School, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Iowa State Teachers College, 1912.Add to your cart.
Dated incorrectly as 1911.
Folder 12: Marietta College Library, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Miami (Ohio) University, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: New York University, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Northern Illinois State Normal School, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Northwestern University Library, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Ohio University, Carnegie Library, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Peru State Normal School, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Philadelphia Normal School for Girls, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Rhode Island Normal School, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: State Normal College, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: State Normal School, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: State Normal School, Brockport, New York, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: State Normal School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: State Teachers College, Greeley, Colorado, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: State University of Iowa, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Southern Illinois State Normal University at Carbondale, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: The University of Chicago, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: University of Missouri, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 30A: McLean County and the World War, 1919.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Outgoing, 1896, 1912, 1919, 1925.Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Letters to Academic Libraries, 1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Draper, Martha (on behalf of Flavia Williams), 1919.Add to your cart.
Folder 32A: Normal History Club, 1896.Add to your cart.
Folder 33: The Vidette, 1925.Add to your cart.
Series III: Library Administration, c. 1900, 1903, 1906, 1909, 1911-1912, 1923, 1924.Add to your cart.
Series III contains handwritten library statistics by Milner. This series also contains reports created by Milner describing book buying policies, reasons for purchases, and abbreviated book lists for 1923.
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Folder 34: Articles and Publications, 1911.Add to your cart.
Folder 34A: Articles and Publications, undated, 1903, 1906, 1909,Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Book Buying Reports, 1923.Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Library Expenses, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Library Rules, c. 1900.Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Library Statistics, 1911-1912.Add to your cart.
Folder 38A: Speech at Founders Day, 1924.Add to your cart.
Series IV: Class Lectures, c. 1900.Add to your cart.
Series IV contains personal lecture notebooks of Angeline Milner and other personal papers.
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Folder 39: Lecture Notebook (Course 1), c. 1900.Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Lecture Notebook (Library Class), c. 1900.Add to your cart.
Series V: Photographs and Ephemera, undated.Add to your cart.
Series V contains photographs and ephemera. The photograph is of an older Ange Milner working at her desk. Ephemera includes a document that spells out the alphabet with different ISNU associations described for each letter. This series also includes a card addressed to Milner with the ISNU logo.
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Folder 41: Photograph, Ange Milner Working at Desk, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 42: ISNU in the Alphabet, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 43: ISNU Card, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Timeline of Ange Milner's Life, undated.Add to your cart.