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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 2: University Library StudyAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1582: University Library Study, 1970-1979Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100343
Folder 1: Universities:  Angelo State UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder contains brochure for the city of San Angelo and reports pertaining to the Angelo State University Library and San Angelo.
Folder 2: Universities:  Arkansas Polytechnic College, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder contains report on the Tomlinson Library at Arkansas Polytechnic College.
Folder 3: Universities:  Arlington Public Library pt. 1Add to your cart.
Folder contains report on Arlington Central Library.
Folder 4: Universities:  Arlington Public Library pt. 2Add to your cart.
Folder contains report on Arlington Central Library.
Folder 5: Universities:  Arlington Public Libraries pt. 3Add to your cart.
Folder contains report on Arlington Central Library.
Folder 6: Universities:  Arlington Public Library pt. 4Add to your cart.
Folder contains report on Arlington Central Library.
Folder 7: Universities:  Auburn University pt. 1, 1975-1979Add to your cart.
Folder contains charts; reports;  and correspondence pertaining to Auburn University Libraries.
Folder 8: Universities:  Auburn University pt. 2, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder contains reports pertaining to Auburn University Libraries and a program and speech text for a ceremony observing the addition of the one millionth volume to the Library of Auburn University.
Folder 9: Universities:  Auburn University pt. 3, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains reports pertaining to Auburn University Libraries; brochure for the Franklin Lectures in Science and Humanities; Auburn University Faculty Handbook; and Auburn University Veterinary Medical Library brochure.
Folder 10: Universities:  Auburn University pt. 4Add to your cart.
Folder contains reports pertaining to Auburn University Libraries.
Folder 11: Universities:  Ball State University, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder contains A Statement of Program for the Proposed New Library issued by Ball State University.
Box 1583: University Library Study, 1970-1979Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100344
Folder 1: Universities:  Bowdoin College, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains Bowdoin College's Report of the President.
Folder 2: Universities:  Brown University pt. 1, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains reports and brochures pertaining to Brown University.
Folder 3: Universities:  Brown University pt. 2, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder contains Brown University Libraries: A Three Year Summary Report.
Folder 4: Universities:  Brown University pt. 3, 1970-1977Add to your cart.
Folder contains various reference guides for Brown University Library.
Folder 5: Universities:  Brown University pt. 4, 1971-1973, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder contains various refererence guides for Brown University and Books at Brown.
Folder 6: Universities:  Brown University pt. 5, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains a fund status report.
Folder 7: Universities:  California State College, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder contains program report for the New Library at California State College.
Folder 8: Universities:  Dallas Public Library, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder contains brochures and Branch Planning Criteria for Buildings used by Dallas Public Library up to 1977 report.
Folder 9: Universities:  Davidson College, 1974-1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains Bibliography of Works by and about Woodrow Wilson in the Library of Davidson College; flyers; memos; newsletters; various reports; brochures; and a program for the Opening Convocation and Dedication of the E. H. Little Library.
Folder 10: Universities:  Florida Atlantic University, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder contains report A Proposed Library Building Program for the Construction and Expansion of the University Library for Florida Atlantic University.
Folder 11: Universities:  Fort Worth Public LibraryAdd to your cart.
Folder contains floorplan of the Fort Worth Public Library.
Folder 12: Universities:  Harvard, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder contains correspondence; several floorplans of Harvard libraries; and pamphlet Guide to Lamont Library.
Box 1584: University Library Study, 1966-1979Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100345
Folder 1: Universities:  InterAmerican University Puerto Rico, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder contain report New Library:  Inter American University of Puerto Rico San German Campus.
Folder 2: Universities:  Joint University, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder contains blank inter-office budget form; Association of Research Libraries brochure; Joint University Libraries Central Library Guide; and floorplans for Joint University Libraries.
Folder 3: Universities:  Lamar UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder contains Mary and John E. Gray Library Lamar University booklet.
Folder 4: Universities:  Louisiana State University, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains Annual Report for July 1, 1977-June 30, 1978:  Louisiana State University Library.
Folder 5: Universities:  Mary Hardin-Baylor, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder contains report A Report on Townsend Memorial Library Mary Hardin-Baylor College.
Folder 6: Universities:  Miami University at Oxford Ohio, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains reports The University Library Program, 1966 to 1981:  Past Developments, Present Status, and Future Prospects and Library Service:  Where We Are and What's Ahead; budget report; floorplans; and booklets The William Havighurst Special Collections Library Guide to Collections and Guide to Miami University Libraries.
Folder 7: Universities:  Mississippi State UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder contains Mississippi State University Library Computer Assisted Information Retrieval Service brochure; computer assisted information retrieval service rate sheet; and informational sheets on Mississippi State University Libraries.
Folder 8: Universities:  North Carolina State University, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains How to Use the Library booklet; various brochures for D.H. Hill Library; The D.H. Hill Library Handbook; budget report; and newsletters.
Folder 9: Universities:  North Texas State University, 1966-1968Add to your cart.
Folder contains university library brochure and various memos and correspondence concerning construction of new library building.
Folder 10: Universities:  North Texas State University, 1968-1970Add to your cart.
Folder contains memos and correspondence concerning construction of library building.
Folder 11: Universities:  North Texas State UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder contains report Program for Library Building North Texas State University.
Folder 12: Universities:  North Texas State University-Library ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Folder contains plans and phases of library building.
Folder 13: Universities:  North Texas State University-Information Science Building Architect's ProgramAdd to your cart.
Folder contains architect's program for remodel of original library building to become information sciences building.
Folder 14: Universities:  North Texas State University-Program and Architect's Schematic, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder contains architectural program for new library.
Folder 15: Universities:  North Texas State University-Stock Expansion, 1975, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder contains report Expansion of the Main Library North Texas State University and memo with attached floorplans for library shelving expansions.
Folder 16: Universities:  Northwestern University pt. 1Add to your cart.
Folder contains copies of various reports on Northwestern University Libraries program and library buildings.
Folder 17: Universities:  Northwestern University pt. 2Add to your cart.
Folder contains copies of various reports on Northwestern University Libraries program and library buildings.
Folder 18: Universities:  Northwestern University pt. 3Add to your cart.
Folder contains copies of various reports on Northwestern University Libraries program and library buildings.
Box 1585: University Library Study, 1964-1979Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100346
Folder 1: Universities:  Oberlin UniversityAdd to your cart.
Note:  Blueprints of Oberlin University Library moved to oversize box.
Folder 2: Universities:  Ohio University, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder contains report A Library Building Program for Ohio University.
Folder 3: Universities:  Penn State pt. 1, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder contains various budget reports for Pennsylvania State University Libraries.
Folder 4: Universities:  Penn State pt. 2, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder contains various budget reports for Pennsylvania State University Libraries.
Folder 5: Universities:  Penn State pt. 3, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder contains reports The Pennsylvania State University Forms and Instructions for 1974-75/1975-76 Program Budget Planning and Penn State Enters the Seventies:  Annual Reports for the Years 1970-73.
Folder 6: Universities:  Penn State pt. 4, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder contains budget reports and folder with various informational sheets pertaining to Penn State Libraries.
Folder 7: Universities:  Rice University-Budget Process, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder contains blank budget forms; interview report pertaining to budgeting process; and notes.
Folder 8: Universities:  Sam Houston State University, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder contains report An Evaluation of Sam Houston State University Library.
Folder 9: Universities:  Southern Methodist University, 1974, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder contains report A Look at SMU Libraries; Fondren Library floorplan brochure; Carter Taylor Library of Western Americana brochure; report of interview with John Hall, SMU librarian.
Folder 10: Universities:  Tarleton State UniversityAdd to your cart.
Note:  Blueprint of Tarleton State University Library moved to map case.
Folder 11: Universities:  Trinity University, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder contains Guide to the Trinity University Library and Trinity University fact sheets.
Folder 12: Universities:  University of California at San DiegoAdd to your cart.
Folder contains Central University Library booklet and copies of booklet.
Box 1586: University Library Study, 1972-1978Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100347
Folder 1: Universities:  University of Cincinnati, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains University of Cincinnati fact sheets; blank report forms; Central Library brochure; and notes.
Folder 2: Universities:  University of ConnecticutAdd to your cart.
Folder contains photographs of floorplans and building.
Folder 3: Universities:  University of Delaware, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains University of Deleware Libraries Annual Report 1977-1978; budget reports; Guide to the University of Delaware Libraries booklet; floorplans; informational sheets; Doing Research? booklet.
Folder 4: Universities:  University of Houston-Budget Process, 1972-1976Add to your cart.
Folder contains report Report of a Survey of the Collections in the Library at the University of Houston; acquisitions and budget processes; and notes.
Folder 5: Universities:  University of Maine pt. 1, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains subject guide pamphlets for the Folger Library of the University of Maine.
Folder 6: Universities:  University of Maine pt. 2, 1975-1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains subject guide pamphlets for the Folger Library of the University of Maine.
Folder 7: Universities:  University of Maine pt. 3, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains Folger Library brochures; Director's Report of the University Libraries 1977-1978; and accounting and budget reports.
Folder 8: Universities:  University of Maine, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains Dean's Report to the Alumni.
Folder 9: Universities:  University of Michigan, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains Dean's Report to the Alumni.
Folder 10: Universities:  University of Mississippi, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder contains University of Mississippi brochure; Univerisity of Mississippi Library brochure; John Wesley Thompson Faulkner, III brochure; How to Use the Ole Miss Library Library Handbook; flyers; and various subject guides.
Box 1587: University Library Study, 1969-1979Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100348
Folder 1: Universities:  University of New Hampshire, 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Folder contains University of New Hampshire campus map brochure; Dimond Library brochure; University of New Hampshire Library Annual Report 1977/78; Friends of the University Library newsletter; photographs of building; University Library booklet; and Instructional Film Catalogue 1978-79.
Folder 2: Universities:  University of New Hampshire pt. 2, 1974-1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains budget and job description reports; informational sheets; and catalog records.
Folder 3: Universities:  University of North Carolina pt. 1, 1975-1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains Annual Report of the University Library for fiscal years.
Folder 4: Universities:  University of North Carolina pt. 2, 1967-1974Add to your cart.
Folder contains Annual Report of the University Library for fiscal years.
Folder 5: Universities:  University of North Carolina pt. 3, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder contains Directions and Shortcuts to Book Ordering booklet; University of North Carolina Library Financial Report 1975-1976; and Program Statement for New Central Library report.
Folder 6: Universities:  University of North Carolina pt. 4, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains budget and accounting reports and forms; newsletter; informational sheets; Guide to the Libraries booklet; and organizational charts.
Folder 7: Universities:  University of OklahomaAdd to your cart.
Folder contains photostat negatives.
Folder 8: University of Rhode Island, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder contains University of Rhode Island informational flyers.
Folder 9: Universities:  University of South Carolina pt. 1, 1971, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder contains university library informational brochures;  USC Campus Guide brochure; Library Guide booklet; Program Commemorating the Acquisition of the One Millionth Volume by the University of South Carolina; floorplans; and programs for Thomas Cooper Library Dedication.
Box 1588: University Library Study, 1971-1978Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100349
Folder 1: Universities:  University of South Carolina pt. 2, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder contains Report of the Director University Libraries Univeristy of South Carolina July 1973 to July 1974.
Folder 2: Universities:  University of South Carolina pt. 3, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder contains Report of the Director University Libraries University of South Carolina July 1974 to July 1975.
Folder 3: Universities:  University of South Carolina pt. 4, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder contains Report of the Director University Libraries Univeristy of South Carolina July 1975 to July 1976.
Folder 4: Universities:  University of South Florida, 1973, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains Making it in the Library; library guide; 1977/78 Concise Annual Report University of South Florida Library; and budget reports.
Folder 5: Universities:  University of the South, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder contains The Library of the University of the South:  Sewanee, Tennessee; Jessie Ball duPont Library guide; and informational sheets.
Folder 6: Universities:  University of Texas Health Sciences CenterAdd to your cart.
Folder contains report on Florence Bioinformation Center.
Folder 7: Universities:  University of Texas at Austin pt. 1, 1972, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder contains Perry-Castaneda Library booklet and copies of first part of The University of Texas at Austin Program for the Humanities and Social Sciences Library.
Folder 8: Universities:  University of Texas at Austin pt. 2, 1972, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains copies of second part of The University of Texas at Austin Program for the Humanities and Social Sciences Library and correspondence.
Folder 9: Universities:  University of Toronto, 1975-1977Add to your cart.
Folder contains campus library informational flyers and brochures; John P. Robarts Research Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences brochure; Annual Report of the Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Library 1976-1977; and University of Toronto John P. Robarts Research Library booklet.
Folder 10: Universities:  University of Vermont, 1974-1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains Library Building Program:  Expansion of the Guy W. Bailey Memorial Library, The University of Vermont; library informational guides; budget reports; A Tradition of Private Giving booklet; and organizational chart.
Box 1589: University Library Study, 1974-1979Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 100350
Folder 1: Universities:  University of Virginia pt. 1, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder contains University of Virginia Library Annual Report July 1976-June 1977 and library guides.
Folder 2: Universities:  University of Virginia pt. 2Add to your cart.
Folder contains library guides; lecture outline; and informational sheets.
Folder 3: Universities:  Wesleyan UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder contains copies of Science Library Handbook.
Folder 4: Universities:  Western Kentucky State University, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains Western Kentucky University booklet; library fact sheets; floorplans; and instructional sheets.
Folder 5: Universities:  Wichita State University-Wichita, Kansas, 1974-1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains correspondence; 1976-1977 Library Media Resources Annual Report booklet; and Library & Audiovisual Services Annual Report 1973-1974 booklet.
Folder 6: Interview TapesAdd to your cart.
Note:  Interview tapes of research subjects moved to tape cabinet.
Folder 7: Transcripts, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder contains notes and transcripts of several interviews conducted with librarians, deans, directors, and library staff of various university libraries.
Folder 8: Sabbatical 1978-Letters and Addresses, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder contains correspondence and notes pertaining to library visits for university library study.
Folder 9: Budgeting:  Financing QuestionnaireAdd to your cart.
Folder contains blank draft questionnaires.

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