Geography and Map Division Archives, 1946-83
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Brief Description: Archives of the Geography and Map Division of the Special Libraries Association including general files of Bill M. Woods, Joseph W. Rogers, Maud D. Cole (Chairman, 1960), Paula M. Strain (Chairman, 1968), Bulletin editors George Dalphin and Mary Murphy (1980-82), Nordis Felland (Archivist, 1973-74), George Sauer (Chairman, 1974), Roman Drazniowsky (Archivist, 1974), Mary Larsgaard (Chair), and Gerard L. Alexander (Chairman, 1967) containing correspondence, reports, minutes, committee records, statements, photographs, publications, memoranda about conferences, the Bulletin, standards, appointment of automation, cataloging, map use, memberships, copyright, map collections, anniversaries, include cassette and reel tapes on the 1979-81 conferences, 1979 business meeting, and 1966 biographical and bibliographical notes and vitae, reports, address lists, informational bulletins, slides, photographs, copies of scrolls, memorandums, and citations. Major correspondents include Richard S. Ladd (Committee chairman, 1967), Mary Murphy (Committee chairwoman, 1972), Florence D. Hannabass, Alberta Koerner, Janice Fitzpatrick, Stanley D. Stevens, Lewis A. Armstrong, David C. McQuillan and Mary Galneder (chairpersons 1974-1980), and Mai Treude (1980-81). The archives includes files on the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules II and the Anglo-American Cataloguing Committee for Cartographic Materials (1979-81).
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]
Record Series Number: 35/3/61
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Departmental Library Services
Volume: 5.6 cubic feet
Acquired: See SFA for dates
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Arrangement: Alphabetically by subject
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Departmental Library Services :

Public services of the Campus Library are units that deal directly with the library user. Their chief functions are service and selection of material. Those responsibilities include circulation, reference, bibliographic aids, and inter-library loans. A major part of public services are the operations of the various departmental or branch libraries, which in 1975 totaled thirty-seven. Most of them are organized according to the departmental structure of the University, though many are combined with related fields of interest. Included with the libraries are those with specialized tasks, such as the undergraduate library, rare book room, archives, newspaper library, and the Illinois historical survey.1 The branch and departmental libraries have grown and contracted over the years, sometimes combining with or dividing from collections devoted to similar disciplines.2 Health sciences, the archives, music, map, and geology libraries are among the branches that perform processing activities, although technical services handles material for most libraries.3 The term public service departments has existed since 1944, and the office of assistant university librarian for public service originated in 1945.4 Public service units developed from the reference and loan departments, which were two of the five main divisions of the Campus Library in 1916.5

1. Graduate Course Catalog, 1974/76, pp. 9-11; Library Annual Report, 1974-75, pp. 5-6.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 28th Report, June 30, 1916, p. 25; Board of Trustees Transactions, 37th Report, June 15, 1934, pp. 355-56.

3. Library Annual Report, 1974-75, p. 8-9.

4. Board of Trustees Transactions, 43rd Report, June 27, 1946, and appendix, June 19, 1944, p. 794.

5. Board of Trustees Transactions, 28th Report, June 30, 1916, p. 25.

Subject Index
Anglo-American Cataloging Rules
Cartographic Records
Geography and Map Division, Sla
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]