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Records of Milner Library

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Abstract

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Library Directors and Deans

Administration

Faculty and Staff

Committees

Finances

Facilities

Departments

Friends of Milner Library

Marketing and Publicity

Memorabilia and Ephemera



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Records of Milner Library, 1890-Present | Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

By the Class of Spring 2013 HIS390, Archives and Manuscripts; April Karlene Anderson; Julie Neville

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Collection Overview

Title: Records of Milner Library, 1890-PresentAdd to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1980-2000

ID: AA/IAI19XX_53

Primary Creator: Milner Library (1890-)

Extent: 69.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The Records of Milner Library is arranged into ten series by material type. Series I contains the papers of Milner Library's Directors and Deans (links to separate finding aids. Series II contains the administrative information including mission statements, policies and procedures, and correspondence. Series III holds information on the Milner faculty and staff. Series IV contains the meeting minutes, correspondence, and information on the various committees and councils. Series V includes the financial information for the library operations and events. Series VI contains holds facility information including remodeling and construction. Series VII contains information on the various departments inside Milner Library. Series VIII includes meeting minutes and event information on the Friends of Milner Library. Series IX contains Marketing and Publicity materials. Series X holds the various ephemera and memorabilia from Milner Library.

Date Acquired: 05/01/2012

Subjects: Academic libraries--Illinois., Illinois State Normal University., Illinois State Normal University. Milner Library, Illinois State University, Illinois State University. Milner Library, Milner Library

Languages: English

Abstract

The Records of Milner Library holds administrative documents, photographs, ephemera, and memorabilia on the development and operations of the library of Illinois State University. The records include accession lists, operational documents, meeting minutes of various departments, committees and working groups, staff and faculty manuals, library financial information, facilities information, Friends of Milner Library, and collections of library-themed memorabilia and ephemera.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series I: Library Directors and Deans, 1898-1996, lists Milner Library directors and deans and the links to their individual finding aids.

Series II: Administration, undated, 1912-1935, 1939-2013, contains mission statements, accreditation information, policies and procedures, annual reports, correspondence, and surveys.

Series III: Faculty and Staff,1951-20120, 2012, 2014, holds meeting minutes, manuals, Civil Service information, Administrative Professional information, and Faculty information.

Series IV: Committees, 1941-2012, contains meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports.

Series V: Finances, 1918-2009, 2011, contains library operational budget information, gift acknowledgments, information on grants and funds, and Faxon information.

Series VI: Facilities, 1925, 1935-1978, 1981, 1983-2011, contains information on construction, remodeling, and renovation of the library buildings.

Series VII: Departments, 1924, 1930-2015, holds information on individual departments within Milner Library as well as past branch libraries located throughout campus.

Series VIII: Friends of Milner, 1941, 1947-2001, 2008, holds the group's constitution, meeting minutes, event information, and miscellaneous ephemera and memorabilia.

Series IX: Marketing and Publicity, c. 1910, 1933-1979, 1987-2016, contains information on exhibits and events, newsletters, Reading With A Purpose transcripts, and publications.

Series X: Ephemera and Memorabilia, 1890-2018, contains original accession books, photographs, media, scrapbooks, and a collection of Milner objects.

Collection Historical Note

Since its start in 1857, Illinois State Normal University has had some form of the library. At the time, books were an expensive purchase for both professors and students. Literary societies such as the Philadelphian and Wrightonian societies purchased books for use by society sponsors and members. These growing collections moved to different locations on campus, making it hard to keep accurate inventories and use records. In 1889, in an agreement with then-president Dr. Edwin C. Hewett, the literary societies combined their scattered book collections into one collection in one location. In return, Dr. Hewett agreed to hire a librarian to manage and develop the collection. One year later, Dr. Hewett hired Angeline Vernon Milner, the university's first librarian. Under Milner's leadership, the collection was both cataloged and expanded to include informational sources for subjects being taught on campus. Milner first managed the collection in Old Main, its first home, and later oversaw the collection's move to its second home, North Hall. After Milner's retirement in 1927, Eleanor Weir Welch was hired as the new University Librarian. Welch's tenure modernized both the physical collection and the librarian profession. Welch instituted new acquisition and cataloging procedures for the collection and pushed for library service courses to be taught on campus by library staff. Welch was also integral to the development and construction of a new library building (now Williams Hall), the library's first building on campus specifically built for the library collection. In 1940, that building was completed and dedicated as Milner Library in honor of Ange Milner. The collection remained in that building until it was moved to a new building in 1976. Author: the Class of Spring 2013 HIS390, Archives and Manuscripts; April Karlene Anderson. The collection was reorganized in the Spring of 2018 by Julie Neville.

Biographical Note

The library of Illinois State University is named for the school's first library, Angeline Vernon Milner. The first campus library was located in Old Main and supervised by Milner. The library then moved to Cook Hall, North Hall, Williams Hall (first known as Milner Library), and subsequently its current home, Milner Library, in 1976.

Subject/Index Terms

Academic libraries--Illinois.
Illinois State Normal University.
Illinois State Normal University. Milner Library
Illinois State University
Illinois State University. Milner Library
Milner Library

Administrative Information

Repository: Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research. However, some materials may be restricted. These materials include blueprints and selected facility operations documents for Milner Library and the library's former location which was renamed Williams Hall when the library vacated it in 1976. For information on accessing these materials, contact the University Archivist.

Use Restrictions: Materials held within 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.

Physical Access Note: Some materials in this collection may be too fragile for patron access. Please see Archives staff for assistance.

Technical Access Note: Some materials in this colection require special equipment and may not be accessible. Please see Archives staff for assistance.

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

Separated Materials:

Philadelphian and Wrightonian Literary Societies Collection, Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

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

Related Materials: Milner Library (Digital) Collection, Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

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

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

Other Note:

This collection was initially processed as a class project by the students of the Spring 2014 HIS390 Archives and Manuscripts class. Those students include:

Rachel Aberle, Samantha Angelakos, Ben Boing, Cheryl Folger, Ashley Huffines, Anthony Huffines, Cheryl Oing, Justin Strong, Ross Taft, Jeremy Timbrook.

Due to the size of additions to the collection, the entire collection was reprocessed by Julie Neville.

Other URL: http://library.illinoisstate.edu/


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[Series I: Library Directors and Deans, 1898-1996.],
[Series II: Administration, undated, 1912-1935, 1939-2013.],
[Series III: Faculty and Staff, 1951-2010, 2012, 2014.],
[Series IV: Committees, 1941-2012.],
[Series V: Finances, 1918-2009, 2011.],
[Series VI: Facilities, 1925, 1938-1978, 1981, 1983-2011.],
[Series VII: Departments, 1924, 1930-2015.],
[Series VIII: Friends of Milner Library, 1941, 1947-2001, 2008.],
[Series IX: Marketing and Publicity, c. 1910, 1933-1979, 1987-2016.],
[Series X: Memorabilia and Ephemera, 1890-2018.],
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Series IX: Marketing and Publicity, c. 1910, 1933-1979, 1987-2016.Add to your cart.
Series IX includes invitations, programs, brochures, and information on exhibits and events held by Milner Library. The series also include various newsletters produced by the library, including a full run of the newsletter, Milner Memos. Also of interest are scripts used for the radio show "Reading with a Purpose" that was produced from 1943-1944 for the university radio station, WJBC.
Box 49Add to your cart.
Folder 1151: Marketing Plan, 2006-2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 1152: Press Releases, undated, 1961, 1962, 2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 1153: Library Hours, 1988-2016.Add to your cart.
Folder 1154: Library Guides, 1990s-2000s.Add to your cart.
Folder 1155: Milner Library Brochures and Flyers, 1978-2010, 2016.Add to your cart.
Folder 1156: ISNU Library Circular of Information by Angeline Milner, c1910.Add to your cart.
Folder 1157: Library Handbooks, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 1158: Library Handbooks, 1933-1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 1159: Library Handbooks, 1970-1974.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Exhibits, undated, 1968, 1995, 2001-2002, 2008-2009, 2013.Add to your cart.
Box 49Add to your cart.
Folder 1160: Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America, 2008.Add to your cart.
Folder 1161: Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation, 2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 1162: John Adams: Unbound, 2009.Add to your cart.
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Folder 1163: Picturing Hemingway, 2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 1164: Welch Book Plates, 1968.Add to your cart.
Folder 1165: Niiyama Pottery Marketing, 1995, 2002, 2013.Add to your cart.
Folder 1166: Niiyama Pottery Administrative Files, 1995.Add to your cart.
Folder 1167: Niiyama Pottery Administrative Files, 2001-2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 1168: Niiyama Pottery Exhibit Poems, 1995.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Programs, undated, 1990s-2010.Add to your cart.
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Folder 1169: Programs and Flyers, undated, 1990s-2010.Add to your cart.
Folder 1170: Staff Flyers, c2000-c2010.Add to your cart.
Folder 1171: Adventures of the American Mind, 2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 1172: Center for Book Culture, 2003-2006.Add to your cart.
Folder 1173: International Collection of Child Art Flyer, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 1174: Milner Event Invitations, 2001, 2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 1175: John Cotton Dana Public Relations Award, 2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 1176: Outstanding College Researcher Award, 2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 1177: Travel Channel - ISU Ghost, 2005.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Elean Weir Welch Lecture Series, 1963-1973.Add to your cart.
Box 50Add to your cart.
Folder 1178: Programs and Flyers, 1964-1971.Add to your cart.
Folder 1179: Hertel's Correspondence, 1963-1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 1180: Jackson's Correspondence, 1965-1966.Add to your cart.
Folder 1181: Kraus Correspondence, 1966-1973.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Newsletters, 1951-1955, 1967-1979, 1988-2012.Add to your cart.
Box 50Add to your cart.
Folder 1182: Administrative News, 1994-1995, 2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 1183: Corner Quotes, 1968-1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 1184: Corner Quotes, 1970-1972.Add to your cart.
Folder 1185: Corner Quotes, 1973-1979.Add to your cart.
Folder 1186: Film Cat, 1993-1997, 1999, 2003.Add to your cart.
Folder 1187: Library News and Views, 1967.Add to your cart.
Folder 1188: Milnerite, 1951-1955.Add to your cart.
Folder 1189: Milner Library News, 2005-2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 1190: Milner Matters, 2006-2012.Add to your cart.
Folder 1191: Milner Minutes, 1979.Add to your cart.
Folder 1192: Milner Memo Guidelines, undated.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Milner Memos, 1989-2005.Add to your cart.
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Folder 1193: Milner Memos, 1989.Add to your cart.
Folder 1194: Milner Memos, 1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 1195: Milner Memos, 1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 1196: Milner Memos, 1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 1197: Milner Memos, 1993.Add to your cart.
Folder 1198: Milner Memos, 1994.Add to your cart.
Folder 1199: Milner Memos, 1995.Add to your cart.
Folder 1200: Milner Memos, 1996.Add to your cart.
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Folder 1201: Milner Memos, 1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 1202: Milner Memos, 1998.Add to your cart.
Folder 1203: Milner Memos, 1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 1204: Milner Memos, 2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 1205: Milner Memos, 2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 1206: Milner Memos, 2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 1207: Milner Memos, 2003.Add to your cart.
Folder 1208: Milner Memos, 2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 1209: Milner Memos, 2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 1210: Milner Memos Discs, c2000.Add to your cart.
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Folder 1211: The Mine - Milner's Innovative Information Network Exchange, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 1212: Perspectives, 1988-1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 1213: Points of Reference, 1988.Add to your cart.
Folder 1214: Transition, 1989.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Reading With A Purpose, 1943-1944.Add to your cart.
Box 51Add to your cart.
Folder 1215: Correspondence, 1943-1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1216: Books About Reading, 9/30/1943, 1943.Add to your cart.
Folder 1217: Rivers of Illinois, 10/07/1943, 1943.Add to your cart.
Folder 1218: Imperative Books, 10/14/1943, 1943.Add to your cart.
Folder 1219: Books About China, 10/20/1943, 1943.Add to your cart.
Folder 1220: Thomas Jefferson, 10/28/1943, 1943.Add to your cart.
Folder 1221: Far Away Places - Africa, 11/04/1943, 1943.Add to your cart.
Folder 1222: Books Go to War, 11/15/1943, 1943.Add to your cart.
Folder 1223: Building the Future with Books, 11/18/1943, 1943.Add to your cart.
Folder 1224: Books as Christmas Gifts, 12/02/1943, 1943.Add to your cart.
Folder 1225: Our Enemy - Japan, 12/09/1943, 1943.Add to your cart.
Folder 1226: Cook Books, 12/16/1943, 1943.Add to your cart.
Folder 1227: Our Allies - The Australians, 01/06/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1228: War in the Air, 01/13/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1229: The West, 01/20/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1230: Funny Books, 02/03/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1231: Our Allies - Yugoslavia, 02/17/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1232: John Buchan, 02/24/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1233: War at Sea, 03/02/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1234: Guides to America, 03/09/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1235: France at War, 03/16/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1236: Thy Will Be Done, 03/23/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1237: What of this America?, 03/30/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1238: Gardening, 04/13/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1239: Insects, 04/20/1944, 1944..Add to your cart.
Folder 1240: Birds, 04/27/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1241: India, 05/04/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1242: Our Neighbors - Guatemala, 05/11/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1243: Alaska, 05/18/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1244: Pulitzer Prizes - 1943, 05/25/1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 1245: Undated Scripts, 1943-1944.Add to your cart.
Popular Books About Antarctica and the South Pole; Printing and Democracy; Books Before Printing; The Invention of Printing; Printing in America.
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Folder 1246: Educating Illinois, 2006.Add to your cart.
Folder 1247: Educational Media Catalog, 1968-1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 1248: Huggly's Halloween - Children's Book For Homecoming 2006, 2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 1249: Illinois Libraries Volume 69 Issue 2, 1987.Add to your cart.
Folder 1250: ISNU Bulletin - An Evaluation of the Unit- Directed Study Procedure, 1940.Add to your cart.
Folder 1251: Interkitchen Loan Cookbook, 1976.Add to your cart.
Folder 1252: The Pioneer Volume 5 Issue 3, 1941.Add to your cart.
Folder 1253: The Circus Report and Showbiz USA, 2013.Add to your cart.
Folder 1254: Miscellaneous Publication, Undated.Add to your cart.
Possibly in Chinese.
Folder 1255: While I have Your Attention Flyers, 2011-2012.Add to your cart.
Folder 1256: Additional Materials for Exhibits, 1967-1971.Add to your cart.
Folder 1257: With Neither Rhyme Nor Reason? By Cotton Storm, 1974.Add to your cart.

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[Series I: Library Directors and Deans, 1898-1996.],
[Series II: Administration, undated, 1912-1935, 1939-2013.],
[Series III: Faculty and Staff, 1951-2010, 2012, 2014.],
[Series IV: Committees, 1941-2012.],
[Series V: Finances, 1918-2009, 2011.],
[Series VI: Facilities, 1925, 1938-1978, 1981, 1983-2011.],
[Series VII: Departments, 1924, 1930-2015.],
[Series VIII: Friends of Milner Library, 1941, 1947-2001, 2008.],
[Series IX: Marketing and Publicity, c. 1910, 1933-1979, 1987-2016.],
[Series X: Memorabilia and Ephemera, 1890-2018.],
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