Mortenson Center Subject File, 1992-2014
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Brief Description: Subject File of the Mortenson Center for International Library Progams maintained by Director Marianna Tax Choldin (1991-2002) and Barbara Ford ( contains correspondence (1995-2002), grant proposals to the Mellon Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, Macarthur Foundation, and the Gates Foundation (1995-2002), travel itineraries (1995-2002), visiting librarian applications and staff training (1995-98), the Freedom Support Act conference and correspondence (1994-1999), annual reports (1999-2001), correspondence with the Mortenson family (1992; 1994-95; 1997-1999) and photographic essays published by Ray Mortenseon (2005, 2008), the Soros Foundation's Open Society Institute (OSI) training centers and projects (1992-2002), Institute of Museum and Library Services "Thinking Outside the Borders" project (2003-07),correspondence of the Mortenson Center Advisory Committee, personnel files (1991-2002), correspondence with the Office of International Programs and Services, Global Studies course materials, correspondence of the South African Library Leadership Project (SALLP) (2001-2002), photographs of Mortenson Center trips taken by Marianna Tax Choldin and other staff (1991-2002), artifacts from the USSR collected on a Mortenson Center trips (ca. 1991-92), a videocassette of a lecture on Global Issues of Information at delivered at Dhaka, Bangladesh (1999), and a CD-ROM of stories from author Mikhail Zoshchenko created by Mortenson Associate Oleh Volokhin (2002).
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: 35/1/44
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University Library (1867-), Choldin, Marianna T. (Marianna Tax) (1942-2002)
Volume: 18.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 5/1/05; 3/2008; 8/8/2014
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Arrangement: By type of activity and chronologically thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University Library (1867-) :

As an all-university unit, the University of Illinois Library preserves material to assist students and researchers, including books, pamphlets, periodicals, microtexts, audiovisual aids, maps, sound recordings, music scores, photographs and prints.1 The Library has existed since the University opened in 1868.2 Administering the Library is the University Librarian, holding a title that the Board of Trustees gave to him on April 21, 1971.3 Up to that time, since 1958, his title had been Dean of Library Administration. Before 1958, it had been Director of the Library.4 Until 1963, he also served as Director of the Graduate School of Library Science.5 Since 1967 the Chancellor has full authority for the Campus Library, and the University Librarian reports directly to him.6 The University Librarian's chief responsibilities are the arrangement and upkeep of library material. He also organizes the library staff. Its new members are appointed with the approval of the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the Chancellor, President, and the University Librarian. Concerning such matters as book fund allocations and establishment of branch libraries, all three officials consult with the Senate Library Committee, which is composed of faculty representatives.7

1.  Statutes, May 17, 1972, as Amended, July 19, 1972, pp. 22-23.

2.  Board of Trustees Transactions, 1st Report, March 11, 1868, pp. 123-24.

3.  Board of Trustees Transactions, 56th Report, April 21, 1971, p. 267.

4.  Board of Trustees Transactions, 60th Report, July 29, 1958, p. 4.

5.  Ibid., 52nd Report, Supplement, June 30, 1964, pp. 170-71.

6.  Ibid., 54th Report, April 19, 1967, pp. 489-90, 551-52.

7.  Statutes, May 17, 1972, as Amended, July 19, 1972, pp. 22-23; Board of Trustees Transactions, 56th Report, April 21, 1971, p. 267.

Access Restrictions: Some within the individual correspondence.
Subject Index
International Education
International Programs
Librarianship, Education for
Library and Information Science, Graduate School of
South Africa, Republic of - Politics and Government
Genres/Forms of Material
Cassette Tapes
CD (Compact Disk)
Motion Pictures/Videotapes
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Russian [rus]