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Gelman Library Acquisitions Department records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RG0109

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains memorandums, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, annual report, bibliographies, dedication program, conference agendas, and newspaper clippings. They range in date from 1905 to 1992. The items pertain to purchasing collections, policy, the Washington "Star", donations, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Conference of Leaders of Institutes of World Affairs, the Heinzel collection, and the Wachsmuth collection. Materials also include a serials printout work list.

Formerly vertical files

Dates

  • 1905-1992

Creator

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Restrictions on Use

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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 Acquisitions reports to the Associate University Librarian for Collections Services. This position oversees the operations of the Monographic Order Unit, Periodicals Unit, Serials Unit, Government Documents Unit, Receiving/Finance Unit, and Gifts. Its mission is to procure all the materials for the collections, supporting the GLS mission to meet faculty and students' curricular, research, and informational needs.

N.B. This history note was written in 2005

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

This series contains memorandums, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, annual report, bibliographies, dedication program, conference agendas, and newspaper clippings. They range in date from 1905 to 1992.

Acquisition Information

These records were transferred to the University Archives by the Head of the Acquisitions Department

Bib #

8897968
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Gelman Library Acquisitions Department records, 1905-1992
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
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