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University of Kansas Libraries records

 Record Group
Call Number: RG 32

Overview

The University of Kansas Library began with the opening of the University in 1866, and was located in several buildings, including Old Fraser and Spooner Hall. The main library found its current location in Watson Library, named in honor of librarian Carrie Watson, in 1924. The University Libraries have since grown into a system of libraries on KU's main, Medical Center, and other satellite campuses. The records of the Libraries include administrative records of the system's many branches, collections, and service departments, as well as library committees and staff associations.

Dates

  • 1866-[ongoing]

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Some series in this record group will require permission from the office of origin before use. Personnel and student records are closed in accordance with applicable law. All requests are subject to review by the Archives staff to determine accessibility. Contact ksrlref@ku.edu for additional assistance.

Extent

381.25 Linear Feet (429 boxes + 2 oversize boxes, 58 volumes)

Series List

This record group has records from the following sub-groups:

32/0
General
32/1
Administration
32/13
Cataloging
32/22
Kansas Collection
32/30
Music Library
32/31
Acquisitions Department
32/34
Science Library (later Anschutz Library)
32/36
Slavic Library
32/37
Special Collections
32/38
University Archives
32/39
Collection Development
32/40
Book Contest
32/41
Human Resources [restricted access]
32/45
Regents Center Library (Linwood)
32/46
Spanish and Portuguese, and Latin American (SPLAT)
32/47
Friends of the Library
32/48
KULSS (classified staff) Conference
32/49
Library Staff Association
32/50
Libraries Peer Review Committee
32/51
Libraries Committee on Promotion and Tenure
32/52
Libraries Committees and Governance
32/53
Publications
32/55
Watson Library Exhibits Committee
32/56
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
32/57
Reader Services Department

Additional organizational structures in the Libraries have included the Art Library; Book Selection, Business and Economics Reading Room, Circulation, Copying Service, Documents, Dyche Reading Room, East Asian Library, Entomology Reading Room, Exchange and Gifts, Interlibrary Services, Latin American Library, Map Library, Engineering Library, Mathematics Library, Microforms, Reference, Reserve, Serials (Periodicals), Bindery, and Security and Delivery.

Physical Location

RG 32

Additions

University Archives continues to add material to this collection on a regular basis. The inventory description was current as of February 7, 2011.

Related Materials

Photographs and Serials may be available at the same record group (RG) number.

Robert Vosper papers (Collection 1024). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles. Finding aid available at https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt7p3014fp/.

Title
Guide to the Records of the University of Kansas
Subtitle
University of Kansas Libraries records
Author
Finding aid prepared by jtf, 2005, updated by lmb, 2011. Finding aid encoded by jtf, 2005; updated by lmb, 2011. Revised by mwh, 2018.
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in<language encodinganalog="language">English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/2184300364
Preferred citation
University of Kansas Libraries records, University Archives, RG 32, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

Contact:
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