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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 VI: Facilities, 1925, 1938-1978, 1981, 1983-2011.Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 432: History of the Library Buildings, 1925, 1939, 1957, 1965.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Milner/ Williams, 1925, 1938-1966.Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Building Plans, 1938-1961.Add to your cart.
Folder 433: Construction and Furnishing Correspondence, 1938-1940.Add to your cart.
Folder 434: Floor Plans, 1940.Add to your cart.
Folder 435: Grounds, 1940.Add to your cart.
Folder 436: Furnishings, 1941.Add to your cart.
Folder 437: Planning Documents, 1938.Add to your cart.
Folder 438: Lighting, 1942-1961.Add to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 439: Dedication Program, 1940.Add to your cart.
Folder 440: Additions - Stacks, 1957-1959.Add to your cart.
Folder 441: Additions - Floor Plans and Correspondence, 1964, 1966.Add to your cart.
Folder 442: Annex, 1961-1965.Add to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 443: Metcalf Library - Building Plans, 1952-1957.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Milner Library Construction, 1960-1978.Add to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 444: Proposed Library, 1969-1974.Add to your cart.
Folder 445: Architect Correspondence, 1968-1969, 1971-1977.Add to your cart.
Folder 446: Space Requirements, 1968-1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 447: Building Needs, 1960-1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 448-449: Construction Notes, 1963-1972.Add to your cart.
Folder 450: Moving Plans, 1972-1976.Add to your cart.
Folder 451: Floor Plans, 1976.Add to your cart.
Folder 452: Dedication Correspondence, 1978.Add to your cart.
Folder 453: Dedication Program, 1978.Add to your cart.
Folder 454: Fire Extinguisher Locations, 1975.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Milner Library - Space and Shelving, 1983-2002.Add to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 455: Space Needs, 1980s-1990s.Add to your cart.
Folder 456: Space Planning, 1984-1998.Add to your cart.
Folder 457: ISU Space Planning, 1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 458: CODSULI Storage, 1991, 2000-2002.Add to your cart.
Folder 459: Space Correspondence, 1983-2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 460: Space and Services Survey Planning, 1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 461: Space and Services Survey and Results, 1999.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Remodeling, undated, 1974, 1976, 1987, 1990-2010.Add to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 462: Department Plans, 1974, 1976.Add to your cart.
Folder 463: General Information and Reference Area, 1987.Add to your cart.
Folder 464: Addition to Milner Library Program Statement, 1990-1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 465: Architect Proposals for Expansion, 1991, 1993.Add to your cart.
Folder 466: Library Fire Repair, 1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 467: Leaks, 1990-1994, 2006.Add to your cart.
Folder 468: Remodeling Requests, 1993-1995.Add to your cart.
Folder 469: 157/109, 1996.Add to your cart.
Folder 470: Lounge Remodel, 1997, 1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 471: Computer Lab, 1997.Add to your cart.
Folder 472: General Facility Needs, 1998-2003.Add to your cart.
Folder 473: 213C, 1998-1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 474: Classroom #3, 1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 475: Reference Service Points, 1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 476: Roof Replacements, 1998.Add to your cart.
Folder 477: Plaza Caulking, 1999-2000.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Floor 2 Renovations, 2000-2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 478: Correspondence, 2000-2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 479: Meeting Minutes, 2000-2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 480-481: Plans, 2000-2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 482: Electrical Rehabilitation, 2003, 2010.Add to your cart.
Folder 483: Engineering Study Report, 2003.Add to your cart.
Folder 484: Room 157, 2003.Add to your cart.
Folder 485: Room 513 and 514, 2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 486: Floor 4 and 5 Phase II, 2002-2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 487: Room 162, 2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 488: Golf Cart, 2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 489: Room 311G, 2004-2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 490: Floor 5 Offices, 2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 491: Plaza Furnishings, 2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 492: Stacks Maintenance Proposal, 2005.Add to your cart.
Folder 493: Milner Monument, 2006.Add to your cart.
Folder 494: Fax Machine, 2006.Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 495-496: Coffee Shop in the Library, 2006.Add to your cart.
Folder 497: Benefits of Expanding Milner, 2006.Add to your cart.
Folder 498: Archives Move to Warehouse, 2007-2008.Add to your cart.
Folder 499: Daily updates for Shifts in Milner, 2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 500: Floor 1 and 6 Merge, 2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 501: Bibliographic Services Relocation 532, 2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 502: Classroom 164D, 2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 503: Room 426 and 427, 2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 504: Room 512, 2008.Add to your cart.
Folder 505: Floor 6 Carpet, 2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 506: Administrative Office Rehab Proposals, 2009.Add to your cart.
Folder 507: Undated Plans, undated.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Campus, 1983, 1989, 1991, 1994-2007.Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 508: ISU Long Range Facilities Plan, 1983.Add to your cart.
Folder 509: ISU Non-Appropriated Capital Requirements Plan, 1989, 1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 510: Facilities Planning, 1998-2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 511-513: Plaza Renovation/ Canopy, 1994-2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 514: Bone Student Center Redesign, 2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 515-517: Schroeder Renovation, 2001-2003.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Storage, 1998-2003.Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 518: Warehouse Storage, 2001-2003.Add to your cart.
Folder 519: Williams Storage, 2003.Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 520-521: Storage Consultants, 1998-2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 522: Server Room, 2003.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: Committees, 1961, 1968-1970, 1981, 1985, 1989-2011.Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 523: Facilities Access Working Group, 2001-2003, 2007-2008.Add to your cart.
Folder 524-525: Facilities Forum, 2000-2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 526-528: Facilities Planning and Operations, 1989-1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 529: Library Building, 1968-1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 530: Library Facilities, 1961.Add to your cart.
Folder 531: Library Planning, 1969-1970.Add to your cart.
Folder 532: Storage, 1981.Add to your cart.
Folder 533: Storage Operation, 2000-2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 534: Specification on the Future LCS, 1985.Add to your cart.
Folder 535: Campus Facilities, 1990-1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 536: Academic Priorities Facilities Improvements, 1998-2011.Add to your cart.
Folder 537: Facility Development Plans, 1994.Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 538: Milner Artwork, 1975, 1990s, 2002.Add to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 538A: Milner Additions, 1992-2003.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Energy Audit, 1983.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Milner Library Programming and Planning Study, 2000.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Floor 2 Renovation Design Development Package, 2000.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Milner Library Lobby Renovation, 2000.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Milner Library Lobby Renovation Re-bid, 2000.Add to your cart.
Flat File G4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Floor Plans, 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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