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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/


Box and Folder Listing


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 V: Finances, 1918-2009, 2011.Add to your cart.
Series V holds financial information for Milner Library. This series contain operational budgets and fiscal records primarily from 1923-1981. The series also includes gift acknowledgements, supply requisitions and travel vouchers. Of interest are donations to the library from the class of 1944, the Holmes Gift Fund, and the June Rose Colby Fund.
Sub-Series 1: Budget, 1923-2009.Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 328: Budget, 1923-1958.Add to your cart.
Folder 329: Budget, 1960-1963.Add to your cart.
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Folder 330: Budget, 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 331: Budget, 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 332: Budget, 1964-1966.Add to your cart.
Folder 333: Budget, 1967-1968.Add to your cart.
Folder 334: Budget, 1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 335: Budget, 1970.Add to your cart.
Folder 336: Budget, 1971.Add to your cart.
Folder 337: Budget, 1972.Add to your cart.
Folder 338: Budget, 1973.Add to your cart.
Folder 339: Budget, 1974.Add to your cart.
Folder 340: Budget, 1975.Add to your cart.
Folder 341: Budget, 1976.Add to your cart.
Folder 342: Budget, 1977.Add to your cart.
Folder 343: Budget, 1978.Add to your cart.
Folder 344: Budget, 1979.Add to your cart.
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Folder 345-346: Budget, 1980.Add to your cart.
Folder 347-348: Budget, 1981.Add to your cart.
Folder 349: Budget, 1982.Add to your cart.
Folder 350: Budget, 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 351: Budget, 1984.Add to your cart.
Folder 352: Budget, 1984-1985.Add to your cart.
Folder 353: Budget, 1985.Add to your cart.
Folder 354-355: Budget, 1986.Add to your cart.
Folder 356: Budget, 1987.Add to your cart.
Folder 357-358: Budget, 1988.Add to your cart.
Folder 359: Budget, 1989.Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 360: Budget, 1989.Add to your cart.
Folder 361-362: Budget, 1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 363-364: Budget, 1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 365-366: Budget, 1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 367-368: Budget, 1993.Add to your cart.
Folder 369-370: Budget, 1994.Add to your cart.
Folder 371-373: Budget, 1995.Add to your cart.
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Folder 374-375: Budget, 1996.Add to your cart.
Folder 376-377: Budget, 1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 378-379: Budget, 1998.Add to your cart.
Folder 380-381: Budget, 1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 382: Budget, 2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 383: Budget, 2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 384: Budget, 2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 385: Budget, 2003.Add to your cart.
Folder 386: Budget, 2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 387: Budget, 2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 388: Budget, 2006.Add to your cart.
Folder 389: Budget, 2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 390: Budget, 2008.Add to your cart.
Folder 391: Budget, 2009.Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 392: Book Security Systems, 1980-1994.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Faxon, 2002-2009.Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 393-394: Bankruptcy, 2002-2004.Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 395: Faxon, 2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 396: Faxon, 2004-2009.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Gifts, 1944-1976, 1998.Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 397: Class of 1944, 1944.Add to your cart.
Folder 398: June Rose Colby Funds, 1946.Add to your cart.
Folder 399: Acknowledgments, 1950-1953.Add to your cart.
Folder 400: Acknowledgments, 1954-1957.Add to your cart.
Folder 401: Acknowledgments, 1958-1959.Add to your cart.
Folder 402: Acknowledgments, 1960-1961.Add to your cart.
Folder 403: Acknowledgments, 1962-1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 404: Acknowledgments, 1964-1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 405: Acknowledgments, 1970-1973.Add to your cart.
Folder 406: Acknowledgments, 1974-1976, 1998.Add to your cart.
Folder 407: Gift Funds, 1955-1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 408: Holmes Gift Fund, 1946-1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 409: Latin American Collection, 1965.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Grants, 1976-1977, 1998, 2009, 2011.Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 410: Book Digitization Initiative, 2011.Add to your cart.
Folder 411: Expanding Electronic Course Reserves Through E-Readers, 2011.Add to your cart.
Folder 412: Grant Paid Contract Courses, 2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 413: Library Service Enhancement Program, 1976-1977.Add to your cart.
Folder 414: Library Services and Technology Act Grants, 1998.Add to your cart.
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Folder 415-416: Heartland College, 1991-1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 417: Personnel Hiring Announcements, 2002.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Payroll, 1918-1924, 1975-1978, 1992-2003.Add to your cart.
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Folder 418: Students, 1918-1924.Add to your cart.
Folder 419: Students, 1975-1978.Add to your cart.
Folder 420: Students, 1992-1996.Add to your cart.
Folder 421: Students, 1996-1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 422: Students, 1998-2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 423: Students, 2000-2003.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Travel Requests, 1958-1968, 1994-2002.Add to your cart.
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Folder 424-425: Requests, 1958-1968.Add to your cart.
Folder 426: Requests, 1994-1996.Add to your cart.
Folder 427: Requests, 1996-1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 428: Requests, 1998-1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 429: Requests, 2000-2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 430: Requests, 2002.Add to your cart.
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Folder 431: Fundraising, 2000s.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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