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David A. Webb Collection, 1926-1988 | University Archives

By B. Tanner, Lisa Brown, and Rachel Motes

Collection Overview

Title: David A. Webb Collection, 1926-1988Add 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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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).

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

July 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - described items in Series 6, Oversized Box 12a

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 4: Directors OfficeAdd to your cart.
This series contains records of both the North Texas State University Library Director's Office and the Director's Office for the Library School.
Sub-Series 1: Alphabetical SeriesAdd to your cart.
Box 1: AACTE Evaluation—Amigos, 1965-1978Add to your cart.
Includes files for AACTE, AASL/ACRL Committee on Instruction on the Use of Libraries, ACRL Grants, Richard Abel and Co., Acquisitions Services, Administrative Announcements, Afro-American Collection, American Library Association and Accreditation, and AMIGOS.
Barcode: 624001
Box 2: Annual Report of the Librarian (1942-1978)—Book Bindery (8/68), 1942-1977Add to your cart.
Includes files for Annual Report of the Librarian (1942-1978), Annual Reports (1958-1975), Approval Program, Archives, Art Department, Association of American Library Schools, Audio-visual Services, Baker & Taylor, Bibliographic Area Locations, Bicycle Racks, Biology Department, and Bindery.
Barcode: 624002
Box 3: Biology Department—Continuation Orders, 1965-1978Add to your cart.
Includes files for Biology Department, Black Studies Questionnaire, Board of Control, Biennial Budget Requests, Book Budget (1974-1977), Brashears Memorial Fund, Bro-dart, Browsing Room, Business History Committee, Calendar, Cataloging Services, Central Services, Certificates (Library Science Division), Changemakers, Organizational Charts, Chemical Abstracts, Chemistry Department, Chicago Alumni Association, Children's Literature Collection, Circulation Department, Circulation Systems Institute, Civic Fund, Classified Personnel, Clerical Staff, Collections, and Continuation Orders.
Barcode: 624003
Box 4: Council of State College Librarians—Continuation and Periodical Cancellations, 1973 Fall.Add to your cart.
Includes files for Council of State College Librarians-Book Contracts, Collections-Miscellaneous, Pan American, Music, Science, Social Sciences, Special Materials, U.S. Documents, Collection Reports, Collection Services, Committee on Student Conduct and Discipline, Compos-O-Line, Computer Center, Computer Needs for the Library Ad Hoc Committee, Computing Services System, Conference on Computer Use in the Library, and Continuation and Periodical Cancellations (1973).
Barcode: 624004
Box 5: Continuation Orders—Council of State College Librarians, 1962-1978Add to your cart.
Includes files for Continuation Orders, Coordinating Board, Copyright, Council of College Presidents, Council of Deans, and Council of State College Librarians.
Barcode: 624005
Box 6: Committee (Bindery)—Executive Committee (1971-1972)Add to your cart.
Includes files for Committee (Bindery), Committee (Legislative), Committee (TCUSL), Council of State College Librarians, Cost Sharing Questionnaire (March 1973), Courtesy Cards, Custodians, Data Processing, Deans and Department Heads, Dean of Students, Development, Director of Research and Academic Grants, Directory of Special Libraries, Dissertation Correspondence, Documents on Academic Librarianship, Duplication Study, Economic Department, Education Library, Education for Librarianship, Educational Research Information Center, Ellington Collection, Ellsworth's Speech, Employment Regulations, Encyclopedia Britannica, Engineering Survey, English Department, Equipment, Exchange/Visitor Program, and Executive Committee (1969-1972).
Barcode: 624006
Box 7: Executive Committee Minutes, 1970-1975Add to your cart.
Includes files for the Executive Committee for 1970-1975.
Barcode: 624007
Box 8: Faculty Senate—Higher Education Act (HEA), 1969-1977Add to your cart.
Includes files for Faculty Senate, Faculty Status for Librarians, Faculty Study Allocations, Fair Labor Standards Act, Flower Fund, Foreign Language Department, Fort Worth Christian College, Furniture, Gifts, Geography Department, General Electric Foundation Grant Request, Goals for Dallas, Governor's Committee, Governor's Conference on Libraries, Graduate Council, Graduate Dean, Graduate Record Examination, Graduate Research Center of the Southwest, Graduate School, Handbook, Health, Education and Welfare Compliance Review, Professor George D. Hendricks, and Higher Education Act (HEA, 1966-1967).
Barcode: 624008
Box 9: Executive Committee (Mission, Goals, and Objectives)-Faculty Senate (1970), 1951-1978Add to your cart.
Includes files for Executive Committee, Experienced Teacher Fellowship Program, Extension Office, Miscellaneous "F" Correspondence, Faculty Council, Faculty Development Leaves, Faculty Handbook, Faculty (Library Science Division), Faculty Participation Committee, Faculty Research Committee, and Faculty Senate (1969-1971).
Barcode: 624009
Box 10: Higher Education Act (HEA)—Inter-University Council, 1965-1974Add to your cart.
Includes files for Higher Education Act (HEA), Historical Collection, History Department, Homecoming, Home Economics, Hours, Human Events, Human Relations, I.D. Card, IUC/OCLC, Inaugural Committee, Industrial Relation and Business Archives, Information Sciences Building, Inter-Library Loan, and Inter-University Council.
Barcode: 624010
Box 11: Inter-University Council—Library Budget Requests, 1945-1979Add to your cart.
Includes files for Inter-University Council, Inter-University Council Acquisition Project Lists, Inter-University Council Bibliographic Network, Inter-University Council Evaluation Questionnaire, Inter-University Council Courtesy Cards, Inter-University Council Duplicate Exchange, Inter-University Council Project Lists, Inter-University Council Survey, Inter-University Council, Inter-University Council Teletype, Inventory, Joint University Center for Community Services, Journalism Department, Knapp School Project, Laboratory School, Law School, Library Administration, Library Budget (Books), and Library Budget Requests (1949-1965).
Barcode: 624011
Box 12: Library Budget—Library Committee, 1953-1977Add to your cart.
Includes files for Library Budget, Library Building (including Willis grand opening and details of carpet lawsuit), and Library Committee Minutes.
Barcode: 624012
Box 13: Library Committee (1972-1973)—Library Reports, Miscellaneous, 1934-1977Add to your cart.
Includes files for University Library Committee, Library of Congress Classification, Library Dedication, Library Education Advisory Committee, Library (General Information and Statistics), Library Expenditures, Library Orientation Test, Library Job Satisfaction Study, Library Reports (AACTE, 1941-1953), Library Reports (ACRL, 1943-1965), Library Reports (ALA, 1939-1966), Library Reports (Accessions and Withdrawals), Library Reports (Financial Structure of the Library, January 1972), Library Reports ( Library Expenditures), Library Reports (Public Services Statistics, 1970/1971), Library Reports (Texas Education Agency), Library Service Department, Library School Dean, and Library Service Library.
Barcode: 624013
Box 14: Library Reports (Public Services Statistics)—Library Move, 1934-1977Add to your cart.
Includes files for Library Reports (Public Services Statistics), Library Reports (Southern Association), Library Reports (State Library), Library Reports (Special Library Association), Library Reports (Texas Education Agency), Library School (Dean), Library Service Department, Library Service Department History, Library Service Faculty Meeting Minutes, Library Service Library, Library Service Library New Books and Periodicals, Library Staff, Library Staff Association, Library Staff Association News, Library Staff Committee (Charging From Technical Services), Library Staff Committees, Library Staff Committees (Divisional Catalogs), Library Staff Committees (Location of Books and Microforms), Library Staff Committee (Periodicals and Serials), Library Staff Instructional Activity, Library Staff Meetings, Library Staff Vacancy, Library Staff Training Program, Library Standards, Locked Case Committee, Lombardo-Herndon Collection, MARC Institute, Mary Potishman Lard, Mathematics Department, Media Library Budget, Medical Library Resource Grant, Memorial Books, Mexican-American Committee, Mexican Archives, Microprint, Missing Pages, and Library Move.
Barcode: 624014
Box 15: Library Move—North Texas Higher Education Study, 1957-1973Add to your cart.
Includes files for Library Move, Museum, Music Bibliography, Music Library, National Book Awards, National Registry for Librarians, NDEA Institute, New Books (Library Service Department), Newspapers, News Service, New York Times Information Bank, NTSU Books, NTSU-TWU Serials, NTSU-TWU Committee on Libraries, NTSU-TWU Program of Cooperation, and North Texas Higher Education Study-Task Force V.
Barcode: 624015
Box 16: Ohio College Library Center (OCLC)—Library Self-Study, 1956-1974Add to your cart.
Includes files for Ohio College Library Center (OCLC), Office of Research and Academic Grants, Oral History Committee, Otis Elevator Company, Parking, Pay Plan, Payroll, Periodicals, Philosophy Department, Photocopy, Physical Education, PL480 Federal Program, Policy, Political Science Department, President's Cabinet, President Kamerick, Print Shop, Printing, Procedure Manual, Psychology Department, Public Information Office, Public Services, Public Services Reorganization, Purchasing, Rare Books Panel, Record Library, Reference Department, Regents Committee, Research Grants,  Reserve Book Room, Resident Engineer-John M. Howard, Retirement System, SLICE, Sabin-Evans Project, Schedules, School of Business, School of Education, School of Music, Science Periodicals, Security, and Library Self-Study.
Barcode: 624016
Box 17: Serials—Survey of Library Use, 1955-1973Add to your cart.
Includes files for Serials, Sick Leave, Sociology and Anthropology, Southern Association Reports, Southern Association Self-Study, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Southern Association Standards, Southern College and University Library Statistics, Southern Methodist University, Southwest Library Council, Southwest Library Association, Southwestern Library, Southwestern Medical School, Special Libraries Association, Space Evaluation, Special Collections and Archives, Special Libraries Association, Special Materials, Speech Department, Staff Association, Staff Lounge, Staff Meetings, Standard Change Makers, State Board of Control, Student Assistants, Student Handbook, Supplies, Survey of Library Automation in Texas, and Survey of Library Use.
Barcode: 624017
Box 18: Survey of Library Use—Texas Commission on Higher Education, 1963-1973Add to your cart.
Survey of Library Use, Tables, Teacher Education Program, Teacher Retirement, TIMS (Technical Information and Management Services), Technical Services, T.A.C.T. (Texas Association of College Teachers), Tele-Type Manual, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Texas Commission on Higher Education, Texas Consortium for Microfilming, and Texas Council on Library Education.
Barcode: 624018
Box 19: Texas County Records Inventory Project—Xerox, 1959-1976Add to your cart.
Includes files for Texas County Records Inventory Project, Texas Education Agency, Texas Educational Aids, Texas Information Exchange (T.I.E.), Texas Library Association (TLA), Texas List, Texas Numeric Register, Texas Public Library Statistics, Texas State Documents Task Force, Texas State Library, Texas Technological Association, Textbooks, Travel Vouchers, Toscanini Archives, Tulane University Library, United States Book Exchange, University Presses, University Review Committee, University Store Advisory Board, Vacation, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Administrative Affairs, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs, Vice President for Student Affairs, Vocational Rehabilitation, WFAA Collection, Western Folklore, Wilson H. W. Company, Work Study, and Xerox.
Barcode: 624019
Sub-Series 2: Chronological SeriesAdd to your cart.
Box 20: Correspondence, September 1953-September 1961Add to your cart.
Barcode: 624020
Box 21: Correspondence, September 1961-December 1966Add to your cart.
Includes document numbers 176-1900
Barcode: 624021
Box 22: Correspondence, December 1966-June 1972Add to your cart.
Includes document numbers 1951-3399
Barcode: 624022
Box 23: Correspondence, December 1971-June 1974Add to your cart.
Includes document numbers 3401-4450
Barcode: 624023
Box 24: Correspondence, May 1974-June 1975Add to your cart.
Includes document numbers 4451-5250
Barcode: 624024
Box 25: Correspondence, September 1975-April 1976Add to your cart.
Includes document numbers 5551-6099
Barcode: 624025
Box 26: Correspondence, April 1976-May 1977Add to your cart.
Includes document numbers 7026-7776
Barcode: 624026
Box 27: Correspondence, March 1977-March 1978Add to your cart.
Includes document numbers 7026-7776
Barcode: 624027
Box 28: Correspondence, March 1978-May 1980Add to your cart.
Includes documents numbers 7777-9470
Barcode: 624028

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