Katharine L. Sharp Papers, 1881-1919, 1962-1963
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Brief Description:

Papers of Katharine Lucinda Sharp (1865-1914), Librarian and Director of the Library School (1897-1907), including diplomas from the New York State Library School (B.L.S. 1892 and M.L.S. 1907) and the Columbian Exposition (1894); correspondence as director of the Armour Institute Library School (1893-97); correspondence with Melvil Dewey and other librarians concerning curricula and Andrew Carnegie (1894-1903); notes on a catechism for librarians (1891), library associations (1896-1905), public library work (1901), and University of Illinois Library history (1903); Library school announcements, information circulars and course descriptions (1895-1908); Illinois State Library Association (1896-1916, 1922); survey of Illinois libraries (1903-10); photocopies of source material (1881-1898, 1907-19); memorial letters (1914); research notes, correspondence and manuscripts (1962-63) and photographs (1894-1907) accumulated by Miss Rose Phelps in writing a biographical sketch and by Miss Laurel Grotzinger in writing a biographical dissertation on Miss Sharp.

The series contains material on library legislation in Illinois and other states (1897-1905).

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 18/1/20
Created by: Sharp, Katharine L. (Katharine Lucinda) (1865-1914)
Volume: 1.7 cubic feet
Acquired: 8/1/64; 8/28/64; 10/9/68
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/1801020.pdf
Arrangement: chronologically and by type of material thereunder
Subject Index
Armour Institute
Columbian Exposition
Curriculum
History of Librarianship
Hospitals - Libraries
Illinois Library Association
Legislation
Library Legislation
New York State Library School
Public Libraries
Sharp, Katherine L.
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]