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Record Group: 20 C
Record Sub-Group: 4
Records Title: UMC; Libraries; Printed and Duplicated Materials
Dates: 1857-present, bulk, 1915-1981
Volume: 11 cubic feet, 13.75 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Group contains printed and duplicated materials produced by the University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries. Included in the Sub-Group are bulletins, catalogs, reports, Ellis Library Addition broadside and preliminary building expansion design drawings, and facilities planning documents.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1 - C:20/2/1 (A86-54; A02-172)
This Series contains catalogs and informational bulletins printed by the University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries, (1857-1981). Included in the Series are histories of the MU Libraries, lists of serials held, and handbooks for library patrons and for members of the Missouri Library Association. Also included in the Series is a copy of the 1857 Catalogue of the Books Belonging to the Library of the University of Missouri; to Which are Appended Catalogues of the Books Belonging to the Libraries of the Literary Societies.
(1/3 c.f., 723, 2, 2; 1 vol., 703, B2, 2)
Note to Researcher: Also, see
Sub-Group 5 Record Group 8 C for more information concerning the early years of the MU libraries.

Series 2 - C:20/00/2 (A86-54)
This Series contains copies of materials published by the Western Historical Manuscripts Collection (WHMC), (ca. 1943-1957, ca. 1991-2009). Included in this Series are bulletins which provide information concerning the Manuscript Collection's establishment, its policies and procedures, as well as descriptive Guides to the Western Historical Manuscripts Collection, (1952-1956). Also included in the Series is a bulletin describing the papers of the Maramec Iron Works, (ca. 1957), the newsletters Manuscript Collection News (1999-2000), and Missouri Times (2008-2009), and general brochures about the collection, its history, and services available to patrons, (ca. 1991-1995), as well as WHMC events, such as the Peter Tamony Lecture.
(1/6 c.f., B3A, C1, 5)

Series 3 - C:20/00/4 (A79-51)
This Series contains records created by MU Libraries, (ca. 1915-1968). The majority of the records consist of annual report working papers, including departmental annual reports to the University Librarian or Library Director. These reports include information concerning staff appointments, student assistants, resignations, promotions, salaries, budgets, accessions, gifts, and statistical comparisons with other libraries. Also included in this Series is information relating to University Extension, Summer Library School, the Missouri Library Association, the American Library Association, the opening of MU's Ellis Library, publications by Library staff members, early use of computer-maintained data bases, and month-by-month comparisons of student library fines and late charges.
(2 c.f., 032690, 032691)
Note to Researcher: Additional annual reports and related records can be found in
C:20/4/2 Record Group 20 C, Sub-Group 4, Series 10 and in C:20/1/3 Record Group 20 C, Sub-Group 8.

Series 4 - C:20/00/6
This Series contains a copy of the 1981, Libraries of the University of Missouri-Columbia: Library Evaluation and Facilities Program Plan authored by a consultants group. This plan includes a floor plan of existing library space at MU, an evaluation of conditions, facilities needs projections, and a summary compiled by the consultants.
(1 Env., B3A, C1, 5)

Series 5 - C:20/00/7 (A00-01; various)
This Series contains broadsides and posters created by and for the MU Libraries, (1987-present). Included in the Series are copies of "Ellis Library Addition - University of Missouri-Columbia" by artist Frank Stack, (1987), "Explore @ MU Libraries," (2005), and "Experience @ MU Libraries," (2005), "Fridays @ the Library," (2014-2016), exhibit posters, welcome posters, calendars, and a poster of floor plans for Ellis Library, (1979).
(1 OSF, 703, MC)
Note to Archivist: Two of the Frank Stack posters are numbered and signed by the artist.

Series 6 - C:20/1/4 (A00-19)
This Series consists of architectural drawings and plans and interior design renderings, proposals and related records depicting the University of Missouri-Columbia Ellis Library Addition, (1984). Included in the Series are elevations, space assignment and floor plans, blueprints, drawings of interior design elements, site plans, and lighting layouts. These records vary in size and many are mounted on foam-core and poster board for proposal presentations. The structural and architectural plans were prepared by the architectural firm of Peckham, Guyton, Alers & Viets, Inc., and the interior design proposals were developed by the company, Robert Baker Interiors, Inc.
(3 c.f., B3A, C2, top)

Series 7 - C:20/00/8
This Series consists of reports generated by the University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries. Included in this Series is the 1986 Preservation Planning Program Study, the 1984 Program Review, the 1974 Management Review and Analysis (MRAP) Report, and the 1998 Strategic Planning Report.
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)

Series 8 - C:20/00/9 (various)
This Series contains general printed and duplicated materials created by the MU Libraries. These records include guides, event programs, brochures, directories, newsletters, library rules, bibliographies, greeting/note cards, strategic planning materials, and policy manuals. Titles include: Directory of Special Collections at the University of Missouri Columbia Libraries; Gifts to the Rare Book Room of Ellis Library, (1982); Faculty Handbook (1983, 1990, 1993); Guides to Ellis Library (1938-1942); Library Rules and Hours (1948-1950); Library Service (1987-1994); Photo Directory, Staff Directories, (1982-1990, 1992-2001); Staff Handbook, (1974); A Guide to the Microforms in the Libraries, (1972); Your Library and How to Use It (n.d.); "Recent Books for Fall Reading," (1943); "Democratic Movement in China: Bibliography," (ca. 1945); Bibliography of William Benjamin Smith, compiled by University Librarian H.O. Severance, (1936); Disaster Manuals for Ellis Library, (1999-2004); Library Society Dinner programs, (2004-2011); the newsletter UMC Libraries: Newsletter of Library Service at the University of Missouri Columbia (1978-1982); "Ellis Library Security Officer Manual," (2008); and Special Collections events. This Series also includes audio-visual material related to events sponsored by the MU Libraries, including "Tennessee Williams - The Art of Endurance."
(1 1/3 c.f.: 1 c.f., 058479; 1/3 c.f., 123, 2)
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 9 - C:20/00/10
This Series contains a newsletter originally titled The Library Muse and later just The Muse (1964-1968, 1974-1978, 1986-1989, 1994, 1998-2001).
(1/3 c.f., B23, B3, 3; 1/6 c.f., B23, B5, 4)

Series 10. - C:20/4/2 (A05-13; A06-21; pamphlet file)
This Series contains annual reports of the University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries, (1901-1991, 2015-2016). The Series consists of Librarian's Reports, (1901-1972); University of Missouri Library Annual Reports, (1949-1991, 2015-2016, with gaps), some of which include departmental annual reports; and annual reports produced by some of the library departments such as Acquisitions, Order, Catalog, Preparations, Data Processing, and Serials, (1939-1979, with gaps).
(3 2/3 c.f.: 1/3 c.f., 123, 1; 1/3 c.f., 112, 6; 3 c.f., 011946, 011949, 011953)
Note to Researcher: The 1929 Librarian Report includes inserted news clippings and a photograph of the library staff. Additional annual reports and related records can be found in
C:20/00/4 Record Group 20 C, Sub-Group 4, Series 3 and in C:20/1/3 Record Group 20 C, Sub-Group 8.

Restrictions Note: The Archives of the University of Missouri-Columbia is required by law and Board of Curator's policy to restrict access to some files and information. Student records are held as confidential under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and by University policy. Faculty promotion and tenure records and Academic Personnel files are restricted for 75 years, or the lifetime of the individual. All grievance, disciplinary, and medical records are treated as confidential files. Consultations with legal counsel, both in-house and external, are protected by the attorney/client privilege and will not be released.

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