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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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Browse by Series:

[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 X: Memorabilia and Ephemera, 1890-2018.Add to your cart.
Series X contains memorabilia created for the promotion of the library. Many items were created by the library awareness group, Club Milner and bear a special made logo. Other items were made for library specific activities during homecoming events.
Box 52Add to your cart.
Folder 1258: Dedication Books - Old Milner, 1940.Add to your cart.
Folder 1259: Milner Dedication, 1972, 1978.Add to your cart.
Folder 1260: Stationary and Ephemera, c 2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 1261: 150th Anniversary Ephemera, 2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 1262: Newspaper Clippings, undated, 1963-1964, 2014, 2016.Add to your cart.
Folder 1263: Milner Sketches, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 1264: Certificate of Building Compliance, 1979.Add to your cart.
Folder 1265: Classification Signs, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 1266: Artwork- A Great Prairie Marsh in Autumn - R. G. Lanson, 1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 1267: Eunice Speer Retirement Notice, 1974.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Photographs, 1940s-1960s, 1972-1978, 1992, 1994, 1998-2007.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Photographs, 1940s-1960s, 1972-1978, 1992, 1994, 1998-2007.Add to your cart.
Box 52Add to your cart.
Folder 1268-1269: Old Milner, 1940s-1960s.Add to your cart.
Folder 1270: Eunice Speer Retirement Dinner - Slides, 1974.Add to your cart.
Folder 1271: Groundbreaking and Dedication, 1972-1978.Add to your cart.
Folder 1272: US Government Documents Certification, c1977.Add to your cart.
Folder 1273: Move to Onsite Storage, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 1274: Milner Staff Photograph, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 1275: Milner Fire, 1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 1276: Plaza Construction, c 1994.Add to your cart.
Folder 1277: Renovation/ Faculty Improvements, 1992, 1998.Add to your cart.
Folder 1278: Staff Photo Album, 1990s.Add to your cart.
Folder 1279: Staff Photo Album, 1990s.Add to your cart.
Folder 1280: Preservation Staff, 1990s-2000s.Add to your cart.
Folder 1281: Preservation Displays, 1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 1282: Library Disasters, 1990s-2000s.Add to your cart.
Folder 1283: Miscellaneous Images, 1990s-2000s.Add to your cart.
Folder 1284: Events, 2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 1285: Events, 2000-2003.Add to your cart.
Folder 1286: Move to Warehouse, 2000-2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 1287: Events, 2001.Add to your cart.
Box 53Add to your cart.
Folder 1288: 5th Floor Photo Album, 2001-2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 1289: Events, 2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 1290: Niiyama Pottery Reception, 2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 1291: Events, 2003.Add to your cart.
Folder 1292: Events, 2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 1293: Kate Charles Author Visit, 2000s.Add to your cart.
Folder 1294: Events, 2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 1295: Events, 2006.Add to your cart.
Folder 1296: Events, 2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 1297: Preservation Workshops, 2000s.Add to your cart.
Folder 1298-1300: Miscellaneous Events, 2000s.Add to your cart.
Folder 1301: Library Scrapbook, 1992.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Media, 1945, 1966-1967, 2001-2009.Add to your cart.
Box 53Add to your cart.
Folder 1303: Eleanor Welch Lecture Series Audio - Margaret Ball, 1966.Add to your cart.
Folder 1304: Eleanor Welch Lecture Series Audio - Marguerite Henry, 1967.Add to your cart.
Box 54Add to your cart.
Folder 1305: Floppy Discs, undated.Add to your cart.
5 1/4th inch
Folder 1306: Floppy Discs, undated.Add to your cart.
3 1/2 inch.
Folder 1307: DVDs and CDRoms, 2003-2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 1308: Cassette Tapes, 2003-2004.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: VHS and DVDS, 1945, 2001-2008.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Your Life Work Series: The Librarian, 1945.Add to your cart.
Item 2-3: Homecoming, 2008.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Haunted Campuses, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Milner Tombstone Dedication, 2006.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Haunted Campuses, 2004.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Alexander Hamilton Exhibit, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 8-9: The Hollywood Librarian, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Haunted Campuses, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 11: Alexander Hamilton Exhibit, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 12: National Library Week, 2001.Add to your cart.
Item 13: Student Volunteer Follow-Up, 2004.Add to your cart.
Item 14: Television news Story Interviewing the Head of Bibliographic Services, 2003.Add to your cart.
Item 15: ALA Rediscover America @ Your Library, 2002.Add to your cart.
Item 16: Milner Library Television Clips, 2003.Add to your cart.
Item 17: unlabeled, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 18: Niiyama Reception, 2002.Add to your cart.
Box 54Add to your cart.
Item 19: Dedication Scrapbook, 1972-1974.Add to your cart.
Box 55Add to your cart.
Tray 1Add to your cart.
Item 1-3: Water bottles, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 4-6: Water bottles, 2010.Add to your cart.
Tray 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Milner Library Pens and Pencils, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Milner Library Pointers, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Milner Library Bubble Pens, 2007.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Coasters, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Stress Rocks, undated.Add to your cart.
Tray 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: CD holders, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Note Pads, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Paper Clips, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Magnets, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Phone Number Holders, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 6: ID Holders, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Lanyards, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Beach Balls, undated.Add to your cart.
Box 56Add to your cart.
Tray 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Card Holder, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Milner library Pins, 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Tape Measurer, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 4: First Place Ribbon, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Redbird Pin, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Mouse Pad, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Magnets with word scrambles, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Number stamp, undated.Add to your cart.
Tray 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: PLA Pins, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 2: National Library Legislative Day pin, 2000.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Connect at the Library to a World of Information, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Friends of Milner Library 50th Anniversary, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Radical Militant Librarian pin, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Alliance Library System, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Community pins, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Ask Me pins, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 9: @ Your Library pins, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Banned Books Week, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 11: Going in New Directions pins, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 12: I Read Banned Books pin, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 13: 150th Anniversary Post-It Notes, 2007.Add to your cart.
Item 14: Milner Library Post-It Notes, undated.Add to your cart.
Tray 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Milner cup, 2007.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Milner Library Coffee Mug, 2016.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Milner Library Koozies, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Frisbees, 2002.Add to your cart.
Box 57Add to your cart.
Item 1: Lighted slide projected box, undated.Add to your cart.
Tray 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Tote Bags, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Club Milner T-Shirt - grey, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Club Milner T-Shirt - white, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Umbrella, undated.Add to your cart.
Box 58Add to your cart.
Item 1: Withdrawal Book, 1958-1985.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Special Collections Accession Book, undated - 1940.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Accession Book, 1916-1953.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Training School Library Accession Book, c1890-1927.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Accession Book, 1894-1895.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Curriculum Reform Display Plates, 2011.Add to your cart.
Tray 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Milner Chef Hats, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Spread the Read Hat, 2007.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Homecoming Pennants, 2007.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Milner Memo notepad, 2018.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Accession Books, 1895-1954.Add to your cart.
Box 59Add to your cart.
Item 1: Accession Book, 1895-1900.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Accession Book, 1900-1906.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Accession Book, 1906-1910.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Accession Book, 1910-1913.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Accession Book, 1913-1916.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Accession Book, 1916-1919.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Accession Book, 1919-1923.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Accession Book, 1923-1924.Add to your cart.
Box 60Add to your cart.
Item 1: Accession Book, 1925-1928.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Accession Book, 1928-1929.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Accession Book, 1929-1931.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Accession Book, 1937-1956.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Accession Book, 1948-1954.Add to your cart.
Box 61Add to your cart.
Item 1: Accession Book, 1931-1942.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Accession Book, 1942-1948.Add to your cart.
Box 69Add to your cart.
Item 1: Accession Book, 1890-1893.Add to your cart.
In Milner display.
Sub-Series 4: Periodical Directory, 1970-1975, 2000.Add to your cart.
Box 62Add to your cart.
Item 1-4: Periodical Directory, 2000.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Periodical Directory, 1970-1971.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Periodical Directory, 1974-1975.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Periodical Directory, 1974-1975.Add to your cart.
Box 63Add to your cart.
Item 1: Periodical Directory, 1972-1973.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Periodical Directory, 1971-1972.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Periodical Directory, 1973-1974.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Periodical Directory, 1974-1975.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Periodical Directory, 1974-1975.Add to your cart.
Box 63Add to your cart.
Item 6: Friends of the Library Book Sale Banner, undated.Add to your cart.
Box 64Add to your cart.
Folder 1309: Oversized Event Posters and Exhibit Materials, undated, 2011.Add to your cart.
Folder 1310: Author Visits and Speaker Series Posters, 2003-2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 1311: Event Posters and Exhibit Materials, undated, 2006-2016.Add to your cart.
Folder 1312: Oversized Milner Library Flyers, 2010-2016.Add to your cart.
Item 1: ACRL Best Practices Award, 2005.Add to your cart.
Box 65Add to your cart.
Item 1: ISNU Lib Perferation Machine, undated.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Scrapbook, 1966-2004.Add to your cart.
Box 66Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1966-1976.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Scrapbook, 1983-2002.Add to your cart.
Box 67Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1976-1983.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Scrapbook, 2002-2004.Add to your cart.
Box 68Add to your cart.
Item 1: Drawing by Steven Kelton, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 2: New Floor Covering Plan, 2012.Add to your cart.
Item 3: American Music Poster, 2013.Add to your cart.
Item 4: 10 Reasons Why The Internet Is No Substitute For The Library, undated.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: READ posters, 2000-2012.Add to your cart.
Flat File B2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Read Posters, 2000.Add to your cart.
Flat File B3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Read Posters, 2005.Add to your cart.
Flat File B4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Read Posters, 2005-2007.Add to your cart.
Flat File B5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Read Posters, 2000.Add to your cart.
Flat File C1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Read Posters, undated.Add to your cart.
Flat File D1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Read Poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Flat File U2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Read Posters, 2005-2007.Add to your cart.
Flat File U3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Read Poster, 2008-2010.Add to your cart.
Flat File U4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Read Posters, 2011-2012.Add to your cart.
Flat File U5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Read Posters, undated.Add to your cart.
Flat File V1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Read Posters, undated.Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[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.],
[All]


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