Guide to the University Senate Library Committee Records 1945-1979
Archives 71

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington State University. University Senate Library Committee.
Title
University Senate Library Committee Records
ID
Archives 71
Date [inclusive]
1945-1979
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
1 Linear foot of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The ten bound volumes contain minutes of the committee meetings, correspondence reports, statistical records, memoranda, and other communications received and transmitted by the Washington State University Senate Library Committee.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description] University Senate Library Committee Records, 1945-1979 (Archives 71)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Library Committee of the University Senate was formed to function as liaison between the faculty, students, and the University administration; to study library services and policies including budget matters; and to make appropriate recommendations to the University Senate. Furthermore, the Committee acts at the request of the Senate, the administration, or the Director of Libraries in helping to solve special problems related to the library. The Committee is composed of eight faculty members from the various areas in the University (one being a non-administrative faculty member with the rank of Librarian) serving three-year terms, three students (one of whom is a graduate student) serving two-year terms, and the Director of Libraries (ex-officio). The chairperson is to be elected by the Committee. The Committee is responsible to the University Senate and reports to both the University Senate and the Academic Vice-President and Provost. Prior to the organization of the University Senate in 1971 the committee was a presidential committee called the Library Advisory Committee.

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Scope and Contents note

The ten bound volumes contain minutes of the committee meetings, correspondence reports, statistical records, memoranda, and other communications received and transmitted by the Committee. There are records of discussions pertaining to the building and subsequent remodeling of Holland Library, library procedures and policies, and rulings from the administration on various issues relating to the Washington State University Library.

There are no records for the years 1972-1975 when the University's committee structure was being reorganized under the University Senate. The last folder briefly covers the years 1976-1979.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in a single chronological series from 1945 to 1979. The first ten folders include bound volumes which contain all the records from the Committee from 1945-1971. These volumes usually contain two years of records, however some contain more. These bound volumes have been considered as one item. The eleventh folder contains some loose materials from the years 1976 to 1979.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2017

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the University Senate Library Committee were transferred to the University Archives, Washington State University, in August 1979 (UA 79-21).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in June 1981 by Andrew J. Gregg.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. Library Advisory Committee.
  • Washington State University. Libraries -- Administration -- Archives.
  • Washington State University. Libraries -- History -- Archives.
  • Washington State University. University Senate Library Committee -- Records and correspondence.

Subject(s)

  • Academic libraries -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Administration -- Archives.
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

1945-1947   1.0 item

1 1

1947-1949   1.0 item

1 2

1949-1951   1.0 item

1 3

1951-1953   1.0 item

1 4

1953-1957   1.0 item

1 5

1957-1961   1.0 item

1 6

1961-1967   1.0 item

1 7

1967-1969   1.0 item

1 8

1969-1971   2.0 items

1 9-10

1976-1979   50.0 items

1 11