Personnel Survey File, 1924-1925
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Brief Description: Files of Personnel Survey, for a study conducted by the Classification of Library Personnel Committee and financed by the Bureau of Public Personnel Administration of the Institute for Government Research (after 1927 a part of the Brookings Institution) to study library positions and the way they are grouped, named and compensated, contains correspondence, completed survey forms containing employee's name, personal data, library experience, place and hours of work, compensation, education, personal traits, position title and type of work, additional data on the libraries surveyed including library histories, administrative structures, annual reports, circulation figures, personnel rosters, salary scales, comments from employees, Suggestions and Directions for Filling Out the Questionnaires, and correspondence with Fred Telford, Chief of the technical staff for the survey and Arthur Bostwick, Chairman, Classification of Library Personnel Committee. Respondents include Henry Carr, Phineas Windsor, and W. N. C. Carlton.
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at]
Record Series Number: 93/7/2
Created by: Ad Hoc Committees
Volume: 3.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 04/26/1974. 12/3/1985
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Arrangement: Arranged alphabetical by state, then alphabetically by institution name thereunder
Subject Index
Annual Reports
Bostwick, Arthur E.
Brookings Institute (Washington, D.C.)
Carlton, William N. C.
Carr, Henry J.
Classification of Library Personnel Committee
Institute for Government Research
Library History
Personnel, Library
Personnel Survey File
Telford, Fred
Windsor, Phineas L.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]