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Records of the Mary Couts Burnett Library

 Record Group
Identifier: RU 62

Scope and Contents

These records capture much of the history of the Mary Couts Burnett Library, from handwritten accession record books, to slides and photographs, and audiotapes. Series I. is library records including annual reports, committees, correspondence and guest book. Series II. is Audiovisual including audiotapes, slides and photographs.


  • 1873-2013

Conditions Governing Use

The records are open for research.

Biographical / Historical

In December of 1923, The University announces the Mary Couts Burnett gift of $150,000 is designated for the library building. February 27, 1925 the Mary Couts Burnett Library is dedicated with 30,000 holdings at the time; Nell Andrew resigns; Arthur Curry becomes fifth librarian.


12 Linear feet

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The records are in two series. The first series is library records and the second series is AudioVisual.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

These records have been collected and kept by the staff of the Mary Couts Burnett Library. They were scattered in different locations of the vault and offsite storage. They are now stored together and in order.

Related Materials

Please note that bound copies of library Accession Records are in the vault, Shelves IC1 and ID1, dated 1953-1984. Also the library publication: SNAGSS is located on Shelf ID1. Also, The Friends of the TCU Library, is located in the vault, on shelf BE 4-5.

Related Materials

See also: Vertical Files, RU 32, Library: drawers 9-11.

Processing Information

This material was brought to Special Collections by James Lutz, Building Administrator. 2 cubic feet of material was separated.The material pertained to the remodel of the Library Information Commons including invoices, design proposals and furniture pamphlets, dated 2001-2005. Mary Saffell, senior archivist, along with Lisa Pena determined the materials would have no value to researchers or the library. Materials recycled on February 19, 2018.
Guide to the Records of the Mary Couts Burnett Library
Lisa Pena
February, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

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