Records of the Rutgers University Librarian (George A. Osborn) 1880-1955


Records of the Rutgers University Librarian (George A. Osborn) 1880-1955

The collection contains papers generated by George A. Osborn during his career as a Rutgers Librarian. The folders contain information about his actions as librarian including the expansion of the Voorhees Library due to serious space constraints of the library at the time. Also included are various committee papers, budget and funding information. Series III is dedicated specifically to "Friends of Rutgers Library."

5.6 cubic feet; (14 manuscript boxes)



SNAC Resource ID: 6630289

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