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Fred McCrae Peterson University Librarian (Dean) Papers

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Fred McCrae Peterson University Librarian (Dean) Papers, 1979-1997 | Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

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Collection Overview

Title: Fred McCrae Peterson University Librarian (Dean) Papers, 1979-1997Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1981-1983

ID: AA/IAI19XX_138

Primary Creator: Peterson, Fred McCrae

Extent: 5.75 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The Fred McCrae Peterson University Librarian (Dean) Papers is arranged into six series by material type. The first series holds items related to the administrative functions of Peterson's duties as University Librarian. The second series contains correspondence written and received by Peterson during his tenure at Milner Library. The third series includes documents on Milner Library's finances and operating budgets. The fourth series holds annual reports from various Milner Library departments as well as reports about technology in the library. The fifth series contains documents specifically pertaining to technology at Milner Library. The sixth series includes personal materials created and used by Peterson during his tenure such as correspondence and desk calendars.

Subjects: Milner Library - Appropriations and expenditures., Milner Library - Faculty., Milner Library - Management., Peterson, Fred McCrae, 1936-, Peterson, Fred McCrae, 1936- - Correspondence.

Languages: English

Abstract

The Fred McCrae Peterson University Librarian (Dean) Papers contain materials pertaining to Peterson's tenure at Illinois State University and the governance and administration of Milner Library. The papers include correspondence, annual reports, financial documents, and calendars showing Peterson's daily activities.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series I: Administration, 1982-1994, holds materials related to administrative functions at Milner Library during Peterson's tenure.

Series II: Correspondence, 1983, 1987-1990, contains correspondence written and received by Peterson as the University Librarian for Milner Library.

Series III: Budgeting, 1981-1983, includes financial and operating budget materials.

Series IV: Statistics, 1982-2000, 2004-2006, contains library statistics and information on library associations.

Series V: Reports, 1982-1984, 1992-1993, holds annual reports from departments at Milner Library as well as reports on technology within the Library.

Series V: Technology, 1983,1986-1989, 1991-1992, 1994-1995, contains documents pertaining specifically to technology at Milner Library.

Series VI: Personal Papers, 1982, 1984, 1986-1988,1990-1992, 1996, includes materials created and used by Peterson during his tenure as University Librarian such as correspondence and desk calendars.

Collection Historical Note

Fred McCrae Peterson was the fifth University Librarian at Illinois State University.  Prior to his arrival at ISU in 1982, Peterson served for five years as the Director of Libraries for Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. During his tenure at ISU, Peterson advocated for increased revenue, particularly for book purchasing and technology. In a joint presentation with library directors from Sangamon State University and Northern Illinois University, Peterson noted how national inflation had decreased the library's purchasing abilities. Peterson did highlight a resource sharing program among state libraries (now known as Interlibrary Loan - ILL) and how it had helped in tough economic times. Other important milestones for Milner Library during Peterson's tenure was the installation of a large computer area in the mid 1980's on the library's main floor, the addition of computer terminals in 1989 for use by patrons to access the online catalog system, and the implementation of the barcode system in 1996 to check-out materials to patrons. Peterson stepped down as Milner Library's University Librarian in the 1996/1997 school year.

Biographical Note

Fifth University Librarian for Illinois State University.  Served from 1982 - 1996/1997 school year.

Subject/Index Terms

Milner Library - Appropriations and expenditures.
Milner Library - Faculty.
Milner Library - Management.
Peterson, Fred McCrae, 1936-
Peterson, Fred McCrae, 1936- - Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Repository: Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

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: Fred McCrae Peterson 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.


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[Series 1: Administrative, 1981-1995.],
[Series II: Correspondence, 1983, 1987-1990.],
[Series III: Budgeting, 1981-1983, 1989-1991.],
[Series IV: Statistics, 1982-1997.],
[Series V: Reports, 1982-1984, 1992-1993.],
[Series VI: Departments, 1979-1993.],
[Series VII: Technology, 1983, 1986-1992, 1994-1995.],
[Series VIII: Personal Papers, 1982, 1984, 1986-1988, 1990-1992, 1996.],
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Series IV: Statistics, 1982-1997.Add to your cart.
This series includes library statistics from several departments and information on library associations.
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Folder 38: Library Statistics, 1983, 1994-1995.Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Bibliographic Instruction Statistics, 1982-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Computer Lab Statistics, 1996-1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 41: American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, 1989.Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Illinois Library Association, 1984-1991.Add to your cart.
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Folder 43: Illinois Library Association, 1984-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Higher Education General Information Survey, 1971-1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 45-46: Higher Education General Information Survey, 1971-1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 47: CODSULI: Collections and Resources in 1989, 1989.Add to your cart.
Folder 48-51: Interlibrary Loan, 1983-1996.Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Library Computer System, 1984-1990.Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Administrative, 1981-1995.],
[Series II: Correspondence, 1983, 1987-1990.],
[Series III: Budgeting, 1981-1983, 1989-1991.],
[Series IV: Statistics, 1982-1997.],
[Series V: Reports, 1982-1984, 1992-1993.],
[Series VI: Departments, 1979-1993.],
[Series VII: Technology, 1983, 1986-1992, 1994-1995.],
[Series VIII: Personal Papers, 1982, 1984, 1986-1988, 1990-1992, 1996.],
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