Billings, Harold, papers, 1956-2000.


Billings, Harold, 1931-. Billings, Harold, papers, 1956-2000.

Billings, Harold, papers, 1956-2000.

Harold W. Billings' papers include personal and official records documenting several large programs initiated by the University of Texas Libraries. Two volumes relate to administrative aspects of processing the approximately 1.2 million volume cataloging backlog, as well as records regarding the establishment of the TexShare Program. Also included are library purchase cards and order invoices for purchases relating to the development of the Research Center (later the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center), the Undergraduate Library, the Latin American and Texas Collections, and Main Library Collections.

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The University of Texas at Austin (UT) opened in 1883 with eight professors, four assistants, a proctor, and 221 male and female students. The first set of graduates, consisting of thirteen law students, attended UT commencement on June 14, 1884. By World War I, enrollment rose to 2,254 and by World War II to over 11,000. African Americans were admitted in 1950, and by 1966, there were 27,345 students. Over the next 40 years, the university continued to expand. In 2009 e...

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Billings, Harold, 1931- (person)

Harold W. Billings joined the University of Texas Libraries in 1954 as a library assistant and retired in 2003 after serving as the director of the Libraries for 25 years. The American Library Association honored him in 2002 for his "long commitment to innovation in automation, resource sharing, and creative management" with the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. From the description of Billings, Harold, papers, 1956-2000. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 239654617 ...