Library Letterbooks, 1906-1907
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Brief Description:

Letterpress copybooks containing copies of correspondence of Katherine L. Sharp, head librarian (1897-1907), sent to President Edmund J. James, deans, department heads, faculty, publishers, book dealers and administrators of other libraries, relating to library administration, faculty committees and meetings, departmental budgets, staff requests, recruitment of staff and staff salaries, equipment, printing and binding, selection and acquisition of books and periodicals, inter-library loans and related topics.  Information relating to library administration prior to 1906 is in Director's Letterbooks, 1896-1907, Records Series 18/1/1.

Correspondents include the John Crerar Library, Edmund J. James, David Kinley and A.C. McClurg and Company.

The series includes a letter to Edmund J. James, relating to the creation of a traveling library in Illinois (11/21/06).

The letterbooks include an alphabetical index to correspondents.

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: 35/1/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University Librarian's Office
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
Acquired: June 1964
Arrangement: Chronological
Subject Index
Library Administration
Library Staff
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]