John B. Stratton Papers, 1951-1962
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Brief Description: Papers of John B. Stratton, member (1946-60) and Chairman (1952-58) of the Bookbinding Committee, including correspondence (1952-60) with Committee members and the Library Binding Institute and the Joint Committee of ALA and LBI, drafts of Stratton's publications Library Binding Practices (1951-52) and Libraries and Commercial Binders (1955), LBI Civil Action papers (1951-52), commercial binding standards (1952-56), a student paper on bookbinding (1955), and notes, minutes, and agenda of LBI and ALA meetings (1952-62).
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Record Series Number: 31/45/20
Created by: Stratton, John B.
Volume: 0.6 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 7/1/1980
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Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for Stratton, John B. : John B. Stratton was born in Pioneer, Ohio on March 9, 1908. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1930 with a degree in History and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Library Science from Columbia University. Stratton worked at the Ohio State University Library, Oklahoma A&M College, the Neurological Institute in New York City, Columbia University, and the Oklahoma State University Library. He also served as librarian at the College of Agriculture, Haile Salassie I University in Diere Dawa, Ethiopia. Stratton was a member of  the Oklahoma Librarians Association and ALA, as well as member (1946-60) and chairman (1952-58) of the RTSD Bookbinding Committee.
Subject Index
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Committee on Bookbinding
Library Binding Institute
Library Binding Workshop
Resources and Technical Services Division (RTSD)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]