National Library of Medicine records, 1936-1958.

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National Library of Medicine (U.S.). National Library of Medicine records, 1936-1958.

National Library of Medicine records, 1936-1958.

Thirteen items constituting reports, surveys, and papers relating to the activities and history of the National Library of Medicine and its predecessors, the Army Medical Library and the Armed Forces Medical Library, 1936-1958. Includes a history of the Index Catalogue, 1880-1950, by Frank B. Rogers and Scott Adams; Survey of the duties and responsibilities in the Army Medical Library (1936); Indexing policies, 1944-49; Index Catalogue (1944); Recataloging program, by Maurice F. Tauber (1949); National medical indexes, by Scott Adams; Staff conferences, 1949-56; Tauber report on the recataloging program (1949); Welch Medical Library-Johns Hopkins University terminal report of indexing research project (1951); Policy on scope and coverage (1951); Final report on machine methods for information searching, by John M. Whitlock and Sanford V. Larkey (1955); Symposium on acquisitions policy (1956); and drafts of the article, The National Library of Medicine, by Dorothy M. Schullian and Frank B. Rogers (1958).

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In the 1870s the Surgeon General's library occupied space in Ford's theater in Washington, D.C. Beginning in 1872 library officials began seeking legislative funding and approval for a proper building. Concerted efforts during the 1880s won approval for a new building at 7th and Independence, which was occupied in 1887. In the 1910s, having outgrown this facility, the library began requesting another new building. These attempts failed until 1938, when a new Armed Forces Medical Library building...