Guide to the Libraries Accession Record Books 1892-1982
Archives 196

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington State University. Libraries.
Title
Libraries Accession Record Books
ID
Archives 196
Date [inclusive]
1892-1982
Extent
15.0 containers
General Physical Description note
13.5 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The central record of the library's holdings was the central accession register, a ruled book in which were entered information about books, periodicals, goverment documents and other materials that were acquired by the library. Data element recorded in the main sequence are; number, author, title, place and publisher, year, pages, size, binding, source, cost, class and book (Dewey and Cutter numbers), volume number, and remarks.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description] Libraries Accession Record Books, 1892-1982 (Archives 196)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

A library was begun by the Washington Agricultural College concurrent with the opening of the college in 1892. About 1910 or 1912, the Library acquired it own building, or rather wing of a building, and with it an identity as a major division within the college.

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Scope and Contents note

The central record of the library's holdings was the central accession register, a ruled book in which were entered information about books, periodicals, goverment documents and other materials that were acquired by the library. The registry system also assigned a serial number to each entry. The accession book system was implemented very early in the history of the library and remained active until the later 1940s.

Data element recorded in the main sequence are; number, author, title, place and publisher, year, pages, size, binding, source, cost, class and book (Dewey and Cutter numbers), volume number, and remarks.

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Arrangement note

Accession books are arranged in the simple numeric order inherent in the system. The books are uniform, save for the very first and the last few. The last few, in fact, are irregular lists made in the 1970 and 1980s and contain very little useful information.

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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 accession record books of the Washington State University Libraries were transferred from active use to inactive, compact storage in the late 1940s, and subsequently transferred to active use by the Rare Books Librarian about 1980. In January of 1988, the records were transferred to the University Archives.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Lawrence Stark in January, 1988.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. Libraries -- Acquisitions -- Archival resources.
  • State College of Washington. Libraries -- Records and correspondence.
  • State College of Washington. Libraries.
  • Washington State University. Libraries -- Acquisitions -- Archival resources.
  • Washington State University. Libraries -- Records and correspondence.

Subject(s)

  • Academic libraries -- Acquisitions -- History.
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Publishers and Publications
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box

1892 sequence, unnumbered 

Volume 1

1 - 45,000 

1

45,001 - 90,000 

2

90,001 - 140,000 

3

140,001 - 185,000 

4

185 001 - 235,000 

5

235,001 - 280,000 

6

280,001 - 325,000 

7

325,001 - 370,000 

8

370,001 - 415,000 

9

415,001 - 460,000 

10

460,001 - 505,000 

11

505,001 - 550,000 

12

550,001 - 600,000 

13

Rough lists, 668,818 forward, irregular, 4 vols. 

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