[Back to Formatted Version]

Fred McCrae Peterson University Librarian (Dean) Papers, 1979-1997

By Anthony and Ashley Huffines

Collection Overview

Title: Fred McCrae Peterson University Librarian (Dean) Papers, 1979-1997

Predominant Dates:1981-1983

ID: AA/IAI19XX_138

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.

Languages: English [eng]

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.

Biographical Note

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

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: 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.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Administrative, 1981-1995.Add to your cart.
This series contains Milner Library mission statements, retreat planning, and committee information including Fred's notes.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Focus and Working Group Meeting Minutes, 1993-1994.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Mission Statement and Goals, 1985, 1994-1995.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Strategic Planning, 1988-1989.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Board of Regents Meeting on Library Operations, 1989-1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Retreat Planning, 1994.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Committees, 1981-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Ad Hoc Committee on Building Sercurity, 1987-1988.Add to your cart.
Folder 7-8: Bibliographic Instruction Committee, undated, 1983-1987.Add to your cart.
Folder 9-10: Board of Regents, 1986-1987.Add to your cart.
Folder 11-13: Council of Deans, 1986-1988, 1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Department Faculty Status Committee, 1984, 1995.Add to your cart.
Folder 15-17: Facilities Planning, undated, 1987-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Library Faculty Committee, 1981-1987.Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Committees, 1981-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Public Service Committee, 1982-1987.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Public Service Committee, 1982-1987.Add to your cart.
Folder 21-23: University Library Committee, 1985-1991, 1995.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: University Review Committee, 1985-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Education Committee, 1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: University Librarian Job Description, 1982.Add to your cart.
Series II: Correspondence, 1983, 1987-1990.Add to your cart.
The director Fred Peterson has correspondence in two different categories. Interdepartmental memorandums and staffing and scheduling from 1983.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 27-29: Department Memos, 1983, 1987-1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Staffing and Scheduling, 1983.Add to your cart.
Series III: Budgeting, 1981-1983, 1989-1991.Add to your cart.
The financials within this series include information on the fiscal year, equipment and renovation requests, and a donor list.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 31-32: Fiscal Year, 1981-1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Fiscal Year 1989-1990, 1989-1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Equipment and Renovation Requests, 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Addition to Milner Library Program Statement, 1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 36: First level usage proposal, 1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Donor List, 1983.Add to your cart.
Series IV: Statistics, 1982-1997.Add to your cart.
This series includes library statistics from several departments and information on library associations.
Box 2Add to your cart.
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.
Box 3Add to your cart.
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.
Series V: Reports, 1982-1984, 1992-1993.Add to your cart.
Series IV has reports pertaining to circulation, acquisitions, and annual reports for Milner Library.
Sub-Series 1: Annual Reports, 1982-1984, 1992-1993.Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Acquisitions & Collections Management, 1982-1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Administration, 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Cataloging and Records Maintenance Division (CRM), 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Circulation, 1983-1984, 1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Collection Development, 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 58: General College Library (GCL), 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Government Publications Unit, 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Instructional Technology Services, 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Media Specialist, 1983, 1992-1993.Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Music Cataloger, 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Serials, 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Special Collections and Archives, 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Systems, 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Teaching Materials Center (TMC), 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 67: University High School Media Center, 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Zimmerman Library Learning Resource Center, 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Floors 1-6, 1983Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Library Computer System (LCS) Reports, 1983Add to your cart.
Series VI: Departments, 1979-1993.Add to your cart.
This series contains documents discussing plans and collections housed in Special Collections and University Archives. This includes department information, renovation plans, and the Circus, Ranta, and Sage collections.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Media Services Television Tapes, 1986-1989.Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Special Collections and University Archives and Their Place in Milner Library, 1988.Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Special collections and University Archives department information, 1987-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Circus Collection, 1985-1993.Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Special Collection - Sage, 1979-1985.Add to your cart.
Folder 76: University Archives - Ranta Collection, 1988-1993.Add to your cart.
Series VII: Technology, 1983, 1986-1992, 1994-1995.Add to your cart.
Series V has materials pertaining to technology acquisitions including details about training and the internet.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Correspondence, 1983, 1995.Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Networking Conference, 1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Computer Proposals, 1994.Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Micro Computer Lab, 1986-1989.Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Technology: Serving a Grand Idea by Richard L. Van Horn, 1987.Add to your cart.
Series VIII: Personal Papers, 1982, 1984, 1986-1988, 1990-1992, 1996.Add to your cart.
Fred Peterson's personal papers consist of personal correspondence, a retroactive speech he gave, and desk calendars for 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, and 1992.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Correspondence, 1982, 1984, 1986-1987, 1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Speech, 1996.Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Ephemera, 1982, 1987, 1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Desk Calendar, 1986, 1988.Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Desk Calendar, 1988.Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Desk Calendar, 1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Desk Calendar, 1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Desk Calendar, 1992.Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Portrait, undated.Add to your cart.