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Joe Walker Kraus University Librarian (Dean) Papers, 1966-1982

By Anthony and Ashley Huffines

Collection Overview

Title: Joe Walker Kraus University Librarian (Dean) Papers, 1966-1982

Predominant Dates:1965-1982

ID: AA/IAI19XX_140

Creator: Kraus, Joe Walker (1917-2010)

Extent: 3.55 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The Joe Walker Kraus University Librarian (Dean) Papers is arranged into two series by material type. The first series holds documents related to the governance of the library. The second series contains correspondence and memorandum about the administration and daily functions of the library.

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

The Joe Walker Kraus University Librarian (Dean) Papers holds the materials pertaining to Kraus's tenure as the fourth University Librarian at Illinois State University. The papers include library governance documents, correspondence, and memorandum.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series I: Governance, 1968-1978, holds materials created and used by Kraus with various local, state, and national library associations and groups. Kraus served in various capacities on a number of committees and councils through the years, most notably as president of the Illinois Library Association from 1970-1971.

Series II: Library Administration, 1965-1982, contains memorandum and correspondence written and received by Kraus on a variety of library related administrative issues. These materials also show typical library duties and daily library life. These materials are arranged chronologically.

Biographical Note

Fourth University Librarian for Illinois State University. Served from 1966-1982.

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

Preferred Citation: Joe Walker Kraus 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, 1968-1978.Add to your cart.
Series I contains materials pertaining to the governance of the library. Several local, state, and national groups and committees are represented in this series with reports, notes, and meeting minutes. Kraus participated in a number of these groups, most notably the Illinois White House Conference on Library and Information Services.
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Sub-Series 1: Associations, 1968-1977.Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Center for Research Libraries, 1974-1975.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Illinois Library Association, 1968-1977.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Midwest Health Science Library Network, 1974-1975.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Committees, 1971-1977.Add to your cart.
Folder 4-5: Illinois State Library Advisory Committee, 1971-1977.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Conferences, 1977-1978.Add to your cart.
Folder 6-7: Illinois White House Conference on Library and Information Services, 1977-1978.Add to your cart.
Series II: Library Administration, 1965-1982.Add to your cart.
Series II primarily holds memorandum and correspondence created and received by Joe Kraus. Documents are organized chronologically and address a variety of library issues including staff management, the library science program, collection development, as well as other administrative functions. This series also holds a copy of the job description as it appeared when Joe Kraus applied for the position and a program from his 1982 retirement party.
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Folder 8: Position Description, Director of Libraries (University Librarian), 1965.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Joe Kraus Retirement Party Program, 1982.Add to your cart.
Folder 10-14: Memorandum, 1966-1975.Add to your cart.
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Folder 15-39: Correspondence, 1966-1982.Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Special Collections, 1967-1980.Add to your cart.