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David A. Webb Collection, 1926-1979 | University Archives

By B. Tanner, Lisa Brown, and Rachel Motes

Collection Overview

Title: David A. Webb Collection, 1926-1979Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1954-1979
ID: 02/24/UG17
Extent: 63.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Collection is arranged by subject and described at folder level, except the records of the Director's Office, which are arranged at the box level.
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection documents the activities of Dr. David A. Webb who was the former Director of Libraries and of the Department of Library Service at North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas).  The collection includes research pertaining to Dr. Webb's  dissertation on library education; a survey of college and university libraries including pamphlets and brochures from various libraries; Willis Library construction materials; committee materials; bid invitations; bulletins; cards; correspondence; handbooks; notes; publications; records; photostat negatives; reports; and specifications. Some of David Webb's papers dealing with the Director's Office can be found in the Margaret Galloway Records.

Collection Historical Note

David Aiken Webb was born in 1917 in Greenwood, South Carolina and died in Denton, Texas in 2010. He received bachelor's degrees from the University of South Carolina and Emory University, a master's degree from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate from the University of Chicago. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during WWII as a surgical technician in the Aleutian Islands. He was married to Ruth Hammerle and had two children.

In 1953, Dr. Webb was hired for the dual directorship of Director of Libraries and Director of the Department of Library Service at North Texas State College. In 1963, under his leadership, a new Master of Library Science degree was created, replacing the fifth-year BA degree in library service. He continued his leadership by securing accreditation of the new program through the American Library Association in 1965-1966. In 1967 he resigned his leadership of the library school to focus on his role as Director of Libraries. He served as director through important changes in the library, such as opening stacks to students, the building of Willis Library, and the introduction of computers into the library.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Related Materials:

Oral History Interview with David Webb, November 19, 1991: University of North Texas Oral History Collection, no. 1044.

Oral History Interview with David Webb, May 15, 1991: University of North Texas Oral History Collection, no. 850.

Several other collections have similar material and may be of help, including the  Lou Ann Bradley, Edward Johnson, Louise Evans, Margaret Galloway and the University of North Texas Library Collection.

Preferred Citation: David A. Webb Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections.
Finding Aid Revision History: Rachel Motes processed the accreation of Box 29 to this collection on July 5, 2017.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 1: DissertationsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1574: Dissertation, 1963Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100335
Folder 1: Abstracts, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder contains abstracts for David A. Webb's dissertation Local Efforts to Prepare Library Assistants and Librarians in Texas from 1900 to 1942.
Folder 2: Cards: A-NAdd to your cart.
Folder contains cards arranged alphabetically of sources A-N used in dissertation research.
Folder 3: Cards: O-WiAdd to your cart.
Folder contains cards arranged alphabetically of sources O-Wi used in dissertation research.
Folder 4: Cards-Correspondence; DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Folder contains cards of correspondence and documents used in dissertation research.
Folder 5: Cards-College Bulletins; Library Reports; Handbook; Official Records; Reference QuestionsAdd to your cart.
Folder contains cards of bulletins, reports, interviews, records, and other sources used in dissertation research.
Folder 6: Cards-History; Library HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder contains cards of library and library history sources used in disseration research.
Folder 7: Cards-PeriodicalsAdd to your cart.
Folder contains cards of periodicals used in dissertation research.
Folder 8: Convocation, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder contains programs for the summer convocation of the University of Chicago.
Box 1575: DissertationAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100336
Folder 1: Drafts-Ch. 1 & 2Add to your cart.
Folder contains drafts of chapters 1 and 2 of dissertation.
Folder 2: Drafts-Ch. 3 & 4Add to your cart.
Folder contains drafts of chapters 3 and 4 of dissertation.
Folder 3: Drafts-Ch. 5-7Add to your cart.
Folder contains drafts of chapters 5, 6, and 7 of dissertation.
Folder 4: Drafts-Ch. 8 & 9Add to your cart.
Folder contains drafts of chapters 8 and 9 of dissertation.
Folder 5: Drafts-Ch. 10-13Add to your cart.
Folder contains drafts of chapters 10, 11, and 13 of dissertation.
Folder 6: Drafts-Misc.Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes used in dissertation research.
Folder 7: DraftsAdd to your cart.
Folder contains drafts of dissertation.
Folder 8: DraftsAdd to your cart.
Folder contains drafts of dissertation.
Box 1576: Dissertation, 1951Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100337
Folder 1: DraftsAdd to your cart.
Folder contains drafts of dissertation.
Folder 2: DraftsAdd to your cart.
Folder contains drafts of dissertation.
Folder 3: DraftsAdd to your cart.
Folder contains drafts of dissertation.
Folder 4: DraftsAdd to your cart.
Folder contains drafts of dissertation.
Folder 5: Drafts-Draft and Revision Notes pt. 1Add to your cart.
Folder contains draft and revision notes.
Folder 6: Drafts-Drafts and Revision Notes pt. 2Add to your cart.
Folder contains draft and revision notes.
Folder 7: Drafts-Copy and BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder contains copy and bibliography of dissertation.
Folder 8: Drafts-Discards pt. 1Add to your cart.
Folder contains discards of dissertation.
Folder 9: Drafts-Discards pt. 2Add to your cart.
Folder contains discards of dissertation.
Folder 10: Drafts-Education for Librarianship pt. 1Add to your cart.
Folder contains materials pertaining to library education including reports; a pamphlet; and conference materials.
Folder 11: Drafts-Education for Librarianship pt. 2, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder contains publication 1951 Summer Work Conference on Teacher Education-Certification.
Folder 12: Drafts-Education for Librarianship pt. 3Add to your cart.
Folder contains recommendations for school libraries.
Folder 13: Drafts-SurplusAdd to your cart.
Folder contains drafts, notes and outlines.
Folder 14: Drafts-Tables and BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder contains notes, charts, bibliography, lists, and a table of contents.
Box 1577: Dissertation, 1945-1955Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100338
Folder 1: Library Education in the Southwest, 1953-1954Add to your cart.
Folder contains list of library schools and questionnaires.
Folder 2: Library Education in Texas pt. 1, 1946-1951Add to your cart.
Folder contains materials pertaining to library education in Texas and the South.
Folder 3: Library Education in Texas pt. 2, 1945-1951Add to your cart.
Folder contains materials pertaining to library education in Texas.
Folder 4: Library Education in Texas pt. 3, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder contains materials pertaining to library education.
Folder 5: Library Education in Texas pt. 4, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder contains materials pertaining to library education.
Folder 6: Library Education in Texas pt. 5, 1938-1948Add to your cart.
Folder contains materials pertaining to library education.
Folder 7: Drafts-Dr. J. Henry Highsmith, 1946-1948Add to your cart.
Folder contains correspondence of Dr. J. Henry Highsmith and other materials pertaining to library education.
Folder 8: Drafts-Misc. Ideas, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder contains miscellaneous notes, drafts, and a philosophical term reference sheet.
Folder 9: College and University Libraries-Baylor, 1917-12Add to your cart.
Folder contains December 1917 Baylor Bulletin:  Handbook of the Library; notes; and photostat negatives.
Folder 10: College and University Libraries-East Texas State Teachers CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder contains photostat negatives.
Folder 11: College and University Libraries-Mary HardinAdd to your cart.
Folder contains notes.
Folder 12: College and University Libraries-North Texas State Teachers College, 1933-1941Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes; correspondence; reports; amd photostat negatives.
Folder 13: College and University Libraries-Our Lady of the Lake, 1937, 1939, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes; Bulletins for Our Lady of the Lake  Department of Library Science and photostat negatives.
Box 1578: Dissertation, 1936-1957Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100339
Folder 1: College and University Libraries-Prairie View, 1936-1957Add to your cart.
Folder contains correspondence; notes; and photostat negatives.
Folder 2: College and University Libraries-Sam Houston State Teachers College, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes and correspondence.
Folder 3: College and University Libraries-Southwest Texas State Teachers College pt. 1, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes; photostat negatives; and correspondence.
Folder 4: College and University Libraries-Southwest Texas State Teachers College pt. 2, 1930-1943Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes and gradebooks for library science classes.
Folder 5: College and University Libraries-Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College pt. 1, 1927-1957Add to your cart.
Folder contains photostat negatives; correspondence; and notes.
Folder 6: College and University Libraries-Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College pt. 2, 1926-1957Add to your cart.
Folder contains photostat negatives and notes.
Folder 7: College and University Libraries-Sul Ross State College, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes; photostat negatives; lists; and correspondence.
Folder 8: College and University Libraries-Texas College of Arts and industries; Texas Christian University; Trinity UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder contains notes; photostat negatives; and correspondence.
Folder 9: College and University Libraries-Texas State College for WomenAdd to your cart.
Folder contains notes and a photostat negative.
Folder 10: College and University Libraries-University of TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder contains photostat negatives and notes.
Box 1579: Dissertation, 1926-1957Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100340
Folder 1: College and University Libraries-University of Texas 1910-1917Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes, correspondence, and photostat negatives of materials.
Folder 2: College and University Libraries-University of Texas 1918-1919Add to your cart.
Folder contains photostat negatives.
Folder 3: College and University Libraries-University of Texas 1920-1930 pt. 1Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes, correspondence, and photostat negatives of materials from 1920-1930.
Folder 4: College and University Libraries-University of Texas 1920-1930 pt. 2, 1920-1930Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes; correspondence; and photostat negatives of materials.
Folder 5: College and University Libraries-University of Texas 1930-1940, 1930-1940Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes and photostat negatives of materials.
Folder 6: Colleges and University Libraries-West Texas State Teachers College, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder contains photostat negatives; notes; and The West Texas State Teachers College Bulletin: Reorganization Plan.
Folder 7: College and University Libraries-West Texas State Teachers College pt. 2, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder contains photostat negatives; notes; correspondence; and a report.
Box 1580: Dissertation, 1925-1957Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100341
Folder 1: Public Libraries-Dallas and El Paso, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes; photostat negatives; correspondence; and a questionnaire.
Folder 2: Public Libraries-Fort Worth pt. 1, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder contains photostat negatives; notes; correspondence
Folder 3: Public Libraries- Fort Worth pt. 2Add to your cart.
Folder contains photostat copies.
Folder 4: Public Libraries-Gainesville, Cooke Co., 1957Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes and correspondence.
Folder 5: Public Libraries-Gavelston and Houston, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes; correspondence; and questionnaires.
Folder 6: Public Libraries-San Antonio; Waco, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes and correspondence.
Folder 7: School Library, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder contains report entitled Courses on Teaching the Use of the Library with Notes on School Library Progress compiled by The Education Committee of the American Library Association.
Folder 8: Lists pt. 1Add to your cart.
Folder contains lists of universities; colleges; college and training programs; and librarians,
Folder 9: Lists pt. 2, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder contains a directory of school librarians in Texas and other miscellaneous materials.
Folder 10: Maps pt. 1Add to your cart.
Folder contains various maps of Texas and the United States.
Folder 11: Maps pt. 2Add to your cart.
Folder contains various maps of Texas and the United States.
Folder 12: Notes pt. 1Add to your cart.
Folder contains various notes.
Folder 13: Notes pt. 2Add to your cart.
Folder contains various notes.
Box 1581: Dissertation, 1948-1957Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100342
Folder 1: Notes pt. 3Add to your cart.
Folder contains various notes.
Folder 2: Notes pt. 4Add to your cart.
Folder contains various notes.
Folder 3: Notes pt. 5, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder contains various notes and correspondence.
Folder 4: NegativesAdd to your cart.
Folder contains photostat negatives and copies.
Folder 5: Proposal, 1953-1955Add to your cart.
Folder contains proposals and proposal drafts for doctoral dissertation.
Folder 6: Questionnaire, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder contains questionnaires sent to various libraries, colleges, and universities pertaining to library training and education.
Folder 7: Emily J. Spurlock pt. 1Add to your cart.
Folder contains photostat negatives and copies.
Folder 8: Emily J. Spurlock pt. 2Add to your cart.
Folder contains photostat copies.
Folder 9: Emily J. Spurlock pt. 3Add to your cart.
Folder contains photostat copies.
Folder 10: Southern Association on Secondary SchoolsAdd to your cart.
Folder contains accreditation pamphlet issued by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
Folder 11: Statistics-Texas Libraries pt. 1Add to your cart.
Folder contains photostat negatives; photostat copies; and notes.
Folder 12: Statistics-Texas Libraries pt. 2, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder contains photostat negatives and copies; notes; and correspondence.
Folder 13: StatisticsAdd to your cart.
Folder contains notes.
Folder 14: Board of Education for Librarianship-Accreditation, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes and Standards for Accreditation pamphlet issued by ALA Board of Education for Librarianship.
Folder 15: Texas Library AssociationAdd to your cart.
Folder contains photostat copies.

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