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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 II: Administration, undated, 1912-1935, 1939-2013.Add to your cart.
Series II contains administrative materials that were created by Milner Library faculty and staff. Documents include questionnaires, surveys, general correspondence, policies, procedures, and programs created and used primarily during the 1950’s-1970’s. This series also has correspondence that contains materials detailing daily operational issues, creating partnerships outside the library, and the hiring process of new personnel for the library. Also included are library policies and procedures and the creation of newer programs that assisted in library operations in the early 2000's.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: History of Milner Library, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Milner Library and Media Services Strategic Plan, 1989.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Organization of Milner Library, 1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Organizational Change Ideas, 1997-1999, 2006-2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Library Mission Statements and Goals, 1985-2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Library Mission Statements and Goals, 2002-2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Library Mission Statements and Goals, 2004-2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Library Mission Statements and Goals, 2009-2012.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Accreditation, 1971-1978, 1986, 2000-2011.Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 9-12: North Central Association Evaluation, 1971-1972, 1977-1978.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: AACSB Visitation Team's Evaluation of the University Library, 1986.Add to your cart.
Folder 14-15: Benchmarks, 2000-2011.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Program Reviews, 2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: American Library Association, 1971-1976.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Policies and Procedures, 1968, 1971-1972, 1986-2005.Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Milner Library Policies, 1986-2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Emergency and Evacuation Policies, 1990s.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Information Services Policy, 1986-1996.Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Social Security Number Policy, 2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: University Policy on the University Library, 2003-2005.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Manuals, 1968, 1971-1972, 1986-1989, 1997-2000s.Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Building Coordinator Manual, 2000s.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Information Resources Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines, 1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Library Faculty Policy Manual, 1972.Add to your cart.
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Folder 26: Milner Library Policy, 1971.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Milner Library Policy, 1986.Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Policy Information and Correspondence, 1989.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Policies and Procedures, 1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Safety Manual, 1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Student Assistant Manual, 1968.Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Student Assistant Lab Handbook, 2000.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Reports, 1912-1935, 1942, 1960-1983, 1985-1986, 1991-2013.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Annual Reports, 1912-1935, 1960-1983, 1985-1986, 1991-1996, 2002-2003, 2006, 2009-2013.Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Annual Reports, 1912-1935.Add to your cart.
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Item 1: Annual Reports, 1960-1970.Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Annual Reports, 1960-1967.Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Annual Reports, 1967-1976.Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Annual Reports, 1976-1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Annual Reports, 1985-1986, 1991-1996.Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Annual Reports, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010.Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Annual Reports, 2010, 2011.Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Annual Reports, 2011, 2012, 2013.Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Preparation, 1962-1964.Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Preparation, 1964-1967.Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Preparation, 1967-1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Preparation, 1969-1971.Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Preparation, 1978-1980.Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Teacher's College Board Preliminary Reports on Library, 1942.Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Teacher's College Board Report on University Libraries, 1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 48: DReM Copyright Report, 2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Reference and Service Points Report, 1999.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Statistics, 1994-2013.Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Milner Statistics, 1994-1998.Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Milner Statistics, 1999-2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Milner Statistics, 2000-2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Milner Statistics, 2001-2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Milner Statistics, 2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Milner Statistics, 2002-2003.Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Milner Statistics, 2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Milner Statistics, 2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Milner Statistics, 2005-2006.Add to your cart.
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Folder 59: Milner Statistics, 2007-2008.Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Milner Statistics, 2008-2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Milner Statistics, 2010-2013.Add to your cart.
Folder 62: ACRL, 2013.Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Circulation, 2005-2010.Add to your cart.
Folder 64: CSA, 1996.Add to your cart.
Folder 65: WebTrends, 2009.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Correspondence, undated, 1941-2007.Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Library Directors, 1959-1971, 1997, 2002-2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Director Correspondence, 1959-1960.Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Director Correspondence, 1961-1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Director Correspondence, 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Director Correspondence, 1965.Add to your cart.
Folder 70-71: Director Correspondence, 1966.Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Director Correspondence, 1967-1971.Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Director Correspondence, 1997, 2002-2007.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Bryant Jackson, 1966, 1969-1979.Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Correspondence, 1966, 1969-1972.Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Correspondence, 1973-1974.Add to your cart.
Folder 76: Correspondence, 1975.Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Correspondence, 1976.Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Correspondence, 1977-1979.Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 79-80: John Capasso, 1974-1977.Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Gertrude Plotnicky, 1952.Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Correspondence, undated, 1941-1959.Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Correspondence, 1960-1961.Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Correspondence, 1962.Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Correspondence, 1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Correspondence, 1964-1965.Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Correspondence, 1965-1967.Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Correspondence, 1968-1971.Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Correspondence, 1972-2006.Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Other Universities, 1949-1974.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Surveys, 1929-1930, 1939-1946, 1963-1978, 1991-2010.Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 91: ACRL Statistics Questionnaire, 1991-2010.Add to your cart.
Folder 92: Alliance Library System, 2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 93: Alumni Survey of 1999 and 2003 Graduates, 2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 94: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Survey, 1952.Add to your cart.
Folder 95: Barber Survey of Teacher Colleges and Libraries, 1929.Add to your cart.
Folder 96: Distance Education Research Study, 2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 97: Electronic Resources Survey, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 98: Higher Education General Information Survey, 1974, 1976.Add to your cart.
Folder 99: Illinois Major Library Resources Survey, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 100: IPEDS -Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 1991, 1997-1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 101: LibQual Survey, 2006.Add to your cart.
Folder 102: Library Instruction Committee Instructional Survey, undated.Add to your cart.
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Folder 103: Library Questionnaire, 1941.Add to your cart.
Folder 104: Library Study, 1939-1941.Add to your cart.
Folder 105: Library Study I, 1940-1941.Add to your cart.
Folder 106: Library Study II, 1942-1946.Add to your cart.
Folder 107: Milner Library Internet Usage Survey, 1996.Add to your cart.
Folder 108: Milner Library Support for the Undergraduate, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 109: National Center for Educational Stats Survey, 2002-2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 110: North Central Library Association Survey, 1930.Add to your cart.
Folder 111: Patron Questionnaires, 1967-1971.Add to your cart.
Folder 112: Patron Use Statistics, 1969-1977.Add to your cart.
Folder 113: Patron Use Statistics, 1977-1978.Add to your cart.
Folder 114: Phi Beta Kappa Application, 2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 115: Student Assistant Questionnaire, 1943.Add to your cart.
Folder 116: Student Survey, 1994.Add to your cart.
Folder 117-118: Suggestion Box Responses, 1972-1973.Add to your cart.
Folder 119: Suggestion Box - Joe Kraus Replies, 1963-1977.Add to your cart.
Folder 120: Understanding Illinois State University Undergraduate Students' Usage and Perceptions of Milner Library, 2006.Add to your cart.
Folder 121-123: User Surveys, 1994, 1999-2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 124: User Surveys - Periodicals, 1998-1999.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.],
[All]


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