Departmental reports, 1918-1961.


Departmental reports, 1918-1961.

Bound narrative and statistical reports by the Librarian and department and division heads, covering a broad range of library activities, including acquisitions, binding, cataloguing, classification, correspondence, readers, interlibrary loan, personnel changes, library size, donors, etc.

3 cubic ft. (44 volumes and 1 box)


SNAC Resource ID: 7164199

Newberry Library

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