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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 III: Faculty and Staff, 1951-2010, 2012, 2014.Add to your cart.
Series III holds general personnel information for faculty and staff at Milner Library. These documents include correspondence, certification information, job descriptions for academic and non-academic positions, and general attendance records from 1960-1967. The series also includes examples of time sheets and faculty policy manuals.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 125: Meeting Minutes, 1959-1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 126: Meeting Minutes, 1970-1976.Add to your cart.
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Folder 127: Meeting Minutes, 1977-2008.Add to your cart.
Folder 128: Memorandums, 1966-1972.Add to your cart.
Folder 129: Memorandums, 1972.Add to your cart.
Folder 130: Memorandums, 1973.Add to your cart.
Folder 131: Memorandums, 1974-1977.Add to your cart.
Folder 132: Memorandums, 1978-2008.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Manuals, 1960, 1977-2009.Add to your cart.
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Folder 133: Milner Library Employee Packet, 1993, 1994.Add to your cart.
Folder 134: Milner Library Employee Packet, 1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 135: Milner Library Employee Packet, 2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 136: Milner Library Employee Packet, 2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 137: Staff Manual, 1960.Add to your cart.
Folder 138: Affirmative Action Policy, 1980-2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 139: Americans With Disabilities Act Policy, 1993-1995.Add to your cart.
Folder 140: Policies, 2000s.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Employment, undated, 1951-2000s.Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 141: Information, 1960s-1970s.Add to your cart.
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Folder 142: Job Descriptions, 1952-2000s.Add to your cart.
Folder 143: Assistant to the University Librarian, 1991-1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 144: Correspondence, undated, 1957, 1971-1986.Add to your cart.
Folder 145: Employment Notifications, undated, 1951, 1957, 1971.Add to your cart.
Folder 146: Milner Retreat, 1994-1995.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Faculty, undated, 1951-2001, 2004, 2006-2010.Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 147: Positions and Salaries, 1970s-1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 148: Non-Tenure Track Survey, 1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 149: Milner Faculty Opinion Survey, 1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 150: Faculty Planning Retreat, 1994-2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 151: Faculty Status of Librarians, 1968, 1977-1978.Add to your cart.
Folder 152: Appointment Salary Promotion and Tenure Policies Programs, 1979, 1988, 1995, 2001, 2010.Add to your cart.
Folder 153: Faculty Publications Bibliography, 1951-2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 154: Joe Kraus Publications, 1960-1986.Add to your cart.
Folder 155: Faculty Research, 2008-2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 156: Faculty Excellence, 2006-2008.Add to your cart.
Folder 157: Dean Search, undated, 2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 158: Evaluation Forms, undated, 2004.Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 159: Administrative Professional Council, 2012.Add to your cart.
Folder 160: SURSMAC notes, 2014.Add to your cart.
Folder 161: ISU Civil Service Meeting Minutes, 1993-1998.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Milner Library Civil Service Council, 1954, 1988-2009.Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 162: Information, 1990-2000s.Add to your cart.
Folder 163: Meeting Minutes, 1992-1995.Add to your cart.
Folder 164: Meeting Minutes, 1995-2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 165: Correspondence, 1988-2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 166: Evaluation Forms, undated.Add to your cart.
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Folder 167: Merit Review, 1993-2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 168: Merit Rewards, 1993.Add to your cart.
Folder 169: Opinion Survey, 1995-1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 170: Handbooks and Information Books, 1954, 1993, 1996, 2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 171: Personnel Binder, 1990.Add to your cart.
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Folder 172: Staff Directories, 1965-2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 173: Summer Staffing and Teaching, 2006, 2009-2012.Add to your cart.
Folder 174: Myers Briggs Information, 1990s.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Attendance Records, 1960-1967.Add to your cart.
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Folder 175: Records, 1960-1961.Add to your cart.
Folder 176: Records, 1961.Add to your cart.
Folder 177: Records, 1962.Add to your cart.
Folder 178-179: Records, 1963.Add to your cart.
Folder 180-181: Records, 1964.Add to your cart.
Folder 182-183: Records, 1965.Add to your cart.
Folder 184-185: Records, 1966.Add to your cart.
Folder 186: Records, 1967.Add to your cart.
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Folder 187: Timesheets, 1962-1965.Add to your cart.
Folder 188: The status of Written Versus Oral Communication at Milner Library, 1971.Add to your cart.
Folder 189: Environmental Assessment Inventory (EAI), 1975.Add to your cart.
Folder 190: American Library Association Certification of librarians, 1973.Add to your cart.
Folder 191-192: First Floor Information Desk Location Guide, circa 1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 193: Library Faculty Policy Manual, 1979-1983.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.],
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