Gelman Library Periodicals Department records
Collection Scope and Content
Materials in this collection include materials relating to a shelf management project and library policies and procedures. They range in date from 1968-85, and were transferred to the University Archives by the Head of the Periodicals Department.
- Creation: 1968-1985
- Gelman Library. Periodicals Dept. (Organization)
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Historical or Biographical Note
The George Washington University's Melvin Gelman Library opened in 1973. Before the Gelman Library (which received its current name in 1980), the University Library was located in Lisner Hall, formerly Lisner Library. When the University moved to Foggy Bottom in 1912 from its location on 15th and H Streets, N.W., the first library was located in the original Lisner Hall, the former St. Rose's School for Orphaned Girls, between 20th and 21st Streets on G Street. Other libraries include the Virginia Campus Library (established n 1990), and the Mount Vernon Campus Eckles Library (under GW control since 1997). Together, these three libraries form the Gelman Library System (GLS).
The Library is headed by a University Librarian, who oversees: the Assistant University Librarian, Administration, Development, and Personnel; Associate University Librarian for Collections Services; Associate University Librarian for Information Technology; Associate University Librarian for Public Services; Directors of the Mt. Vernon and Virginia Campus libraries, and the Manager of GLS (Gelman Library System) Financial Operations.
The Head of the Periodicals Department reports to the Head of the Acquisitions Department, who in turn reports to the Associate University Librarian for Collections Services. The department oversees journals and newspapers in the library.
N.B. This history note was written in 2005
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Language of Materials
Materials in this collection include materials relating to a shelf management project and library policies and procedures. They range in date from 1968-1985.
Organized in two series: Policy and procedures and Office files.
Materials were transferred to the University Archives by the Head of the Periodicals Department.
- Preliminary Guide to the Gelman Library Periodicals Department records, 1968-1985
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English