Friends of the Library Records 1938-1979
Archives 116

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Friends of the Library Records
ID
Archives 116
Date [inclusive]
1938-1979
General Physical Description note
approximate 3500 items  3.25 linear feet  8 containers
Abstract
Includes correspondence, minutes of meetings, committee records, constitutions, budget printouts, invoices, receipts, memorial fund materials; Also includes information about The Record (correspondence, articles, typescripts, form letters, announcements, photos) and a speakers file.

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Organizational History:

The Friends of the Library (FOL) was established in 1938 by WSU's president, E. O. Holland, and William Wirt Foote, head librarian. The FOL's purpose is to assist in securing for the university important library resources in the arts, sciences, and technologies which will contribute to the institution's prograns of teaching, research and state service. Anyone interested in these causes can become a member of the organization. The organization functions as a channel for financial support of the library's acquisitions program, as a mechanism to encourage donation of materials to the library, and as a public relations service for the Washington State University Libraries.

Since the mid 1950s, the library's administrative support for the FOL has been located in Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections. These records often document the overlap between the two offices.

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Scope and Contents note

The Friends of the Library records have been arranged in a single series, Alphabetical Subject File, 1938-1979. The series is composed of correspondence, minutes of meetings, committee records, constitutions, budget printouts, invoices, receipts, memorial fund materials, papers concerning us. The Record (correspondence, articles, typescripts, form letters, announce ments, photos) and a speakers file.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Friends of the Library records were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in July 1981 by the Friends of the Library and the Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections unit of Holland Library (UA 81-21). The group was then combined with another set of Friends of the Library records, formerly WSU 106.

Processing Information note

The combined record group was processed by Barbara Kovarik Gahl in May and June of 1983.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Friends of the library--Washington (State)--Archival resources
  • Washington State University. Friends of the Library--Archives
  • Washington State University. Friends of the Library--Records and correspondence
  • Washington State University. Friends of the Library. Record--Archives
  • Washington State University. Libraries--Societies, etc.
  • Washington State University. Libraries. Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

 I Alphabetical Subject File 1938-1979 

Box Folder

Activities Summaries 1957-1959   3.0 items

1 1

Announcements 1968-1969   16.0 items

1 2

Annual Meetings 1944-1957   30.0 items

1 3

Aquisitions: 

Box Folder

Committee 1962   4.0 items

1 4

Projects Committee 1956-1962   12.0 items

1 5

Business Meetings: 

Box Folder

Minutes 1958-1965   30.0 items

1 6

Notices 1959-1966   50.0 items

1 7
Box Folder

Brochure Material 1938-1947   8.0 items

1 8

Colfax Public Library n.d.   10.0 items

1 9

Committee for Nominations 1960-1966   25.0 items

1 10

Consititutions 1950-1963   14.0 items

1 11

Correspondence: 

Box Folder

Dibner 1971-1972   20.0 items

1 12

General 1944-1969   254.0 items

1 13-17

General 1977-1979   465.0 items

2 18-22

G. Donald Smith 1947-1950   150.0 items

2 23
Box Folder

Dinner and Social Hour Notices 1959-1965   25.0 items

2 24

Financial: 

Box Folder

Accounts 1958-1966   60.0 items

2 25

Budget Printouts 1971-1976, 1978-1979   500.0 items

3 26-27

Expenditure for Sending Food Abroad 1946-1948   50.0 items

4 28

Financial: 

Box Folder

Contributors 1938-1964   50.0 items

4 29

Policies 1962-1965   5.0 items

4 30
Box Folder

Fund Solicitation 1949   50.0 items

4 31

Gifts, Donations, Members 1945-1950   25.0 items

4 32

Insurance Policies 1948   3.0 items

4 33

Invoices 1959-1968 and Receipts, 1973-1975   250.0 items

4 34

Membership and Finance Committee 1958-1964   20.0 items

4 35

Payments 1956-1957   44.0 items

4 36-37

Purchase Requests/Status Records 1978-1979   25.0 items

4 38

Receipts 1976-1979   400.0 items

4 39-41

Receipts-Posted 1979   6.0 items

5 42

Special File 1946-1950   20.0 items

5 43
Box Folder

General File 1968-1974   20.0 items

5 44

Groups 1943-1950   5.0 items

5 45

Literature 1945-1950   12.0 items

5 46

Meetings: 

Box Folder

General 1979   1.0 item

5 47

Dick Scheuerman 1978   10.0 items

5 48

George H. Tweney 1978   50.0 items

5 49

Memorial Funds: 

Box Folder

Brewster 1962-1963   9.0 items

5 50

Dakin 1962-1963   7.0 items

5 51

Druffel 1962   1.0 item

5 52

Holland non-Pacific Northwest n.d.   2.0 items

5 53

Jacobs 1962-1963   3.0 items

5 54

Kruegel 1945-1966   50.0 items

5 55

Memorial Fund Notice n.d.   1.0 item

5 56

Potter n.d.   3.0 items

5 57

White 1964   1.0 item

5 58

Minutes: 

Box Folder

Constitutions 1938-1948   50.0 items

5 59

Constitutions 1938-1962   280.0 items

5 60-61
Box Folder

Mailing List 1977-1979   30.0 items

6 62

Photographs 1973, 1979   4.0 items

6 63-64

The Record: 

Box Folder

Articles 1963, n.d.   33.0 items

6 66-66

Correspondence: 

Box Folder

General 1945-1957 

6 67

Julia Butler Hansen 1975   1.0 item

6 68

Robert D. Monroe 197   25.0 items

6 69

Virginal Paul n.d.   3.0 items

6 70

Science Library 1976-1977   15.0 items

6 71

Wilder 1977   50.0 items

6 72

Robert A. Weinstein 1978   22.0 items

6 73

R. A. Weinstein and R. D. Monroe 1978   15.0 items

7 74
Box Folder

Form Letters, Notices, Announcements 1939-1946   50.0 items

7 75

General 1973, 1978   23.0 items

7 76-77

Photos 1972   2.0 items

7 78

Register Paste-up and Repros 1966-1971   6.0 items

7 79

Typescripts 1956   13.0 items

7 80
Box Folder

Speakers 1940-1967   45.0 items

7 81

Financial Ledger 1948   1.0 item

8 82

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