Records of the Mary Couts Burnett Library
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.
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
Language of Materials
The records are in two series. The first series is library records and the second series is AudioVisual.
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.
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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