University of Nevada, Friends of the Library Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0147

Scope and Contents

The University of Nevada Friends of the Library Records consist of copies of its bylaws and constitution, a history of its establishment, correspondence, membership rosters, minutes, lists of memorium gifts, Noble H. Getchell Library material, and reproductions of historic items printed by the group for exhibits and other purposes. Of interest in the correspondence is a 1963 report about development of the library.

Dates

  • 1952-1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Historical Note

The Friends of the University of Nevada library was established on June 11, 1952, by the University of Nevada Library Advisory Committee, whose members were appointed by President Malcolm E. Love. Library Director James J. Hill was its consultant. The purpose was to maintain an association of persons interested in books, to assist in bringing to the university materials beyond the usual budget, and thus to contribute toward gaining for the state and its citizens a worthy collection of the records of art, literature and science. Robert A. Griffen was elected the first president of the Friends, serving from 1952-1954. Succeeding Presidents were: alumnus Alan Bible, 1955; Fred M. Anderson, 1956; Robert A. Griffen again from 1957-1961; Abbie B. Collins, 1962; Bruce R. Thompson, 1963-1964; and Clark J. Guild, Jr., in 1965.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Friends of the University of Nevada library was established on June 11, 1952, by the University of Nevada Library Advisory Committee, whose members were appointed by President Malcolm E. Love. Library Director James J. Hill was its consultant. The purpose was to maintain an association of persons interested in books, to assist in bringing to the university materials beyond the usual budget, and thus to contribute toward gaining for the state and its citizens a worthy collection of the records of art, literature, and science. The collection consists of bylaws and constitution, a history of its establishment, correspondence, membership rosters, minutes, lists of memorium gifts, Noble H. Getchell Library material, and reproductions of historic items printed by the group for exhibits and other purposes.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Organization and History; 2) Administrative Records; 3) Noble H. Getchell Library; 4) Reproductions

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfers from the Friends of the University Library and the University Libraries administrative offices.

Related Materials

AC 0446: University of Nevada, Reno Friends of the University Library Records

Separated Materials

Negative of reproduction of front page of "Territorial Enterprise" transferred to University Archives photo archive as collection number UNRA-P3620-01.
Title
Guide to the University of Nevada, Friends of the Library Records
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
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