02/24/U0091 Guide to the Louise Evans Papers Evans, Louise Finding Aid Authors: Lisa Brown.

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Guide to the Louise Evans Papers University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Louise Evans Papers 1967-1981 02/24/U0091 Evans, Louise, 1919-2006 3.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: https://library.unt.edu/special-collections/
Louise Evans worked at the library at the University of North Texas under its various names, including North Texas State College and North Texas State University, from 1939 until her retirement in 1981.  Her papers in this collection primarily cover the years from 1967 to 1981, when she was the librarian in charge of the Acquistions Department.
Biographical Information:

Louise Evans was born August 20, 1919 in Troup, Texas. At the age of 16, in September of 1935, she moved to Denton to attend North Texas State Teacher's College. At the age of 19 she began her library career as secretary to the library director. She was in charge of ordering all the materials for the library that the director had chosen. Eventually she finished her library certification and bachelor's degree in business and became the acquisition librarian. She was head of the library's acquisitions until her retirement in 1981 after 43 years of library service.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Function: Committees. Genre/Form of Material: Minutes (Records) Occupation: Librarians Topical Term: Library administration.
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift

Accruals:

83-036, 83-007, 86-020; 1986-036

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collectionss department.  Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Louise Evans Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Related Materials:

Oral History interview with Louise Evans, February 25, 1992: North Texas State University Oral History Collection, no. 853.

Several other collections have similar material and may be of help, including the Damron Dennis, David Webb, Margaret Galloway, Lou Ann Bradley, Edward Johnson and the University of North Texas Library Collections.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site.  Items stored off-site require a minimum of 24 hours to retrieve.

Arrangement of Materials:

The Louise Evans Papers consists of two series:  University of North Texas (then known as North Texas State University) library business and professional activities outside of the University of North Texas. Within library business, the subseries are Library Executive Committee information, library administrative business, library acquisitions information, and information on library buildings.  The professional activities outside UNT include material dealing with the Interuniversity Council of the North Texas Area (IUC), the Texas Library Association (TLA), and the Texas Council of State University Libraries.

Scope and Contents

The Louise Evans Papers document the years from 1967 to 1981 during a time of change and growth for the library.  It contains minutes and memos for the Executive Committee setting forth policies for the library.  In addition, it gives insight into the ordering process for library materials and dealing with the State Board of Control for the State of Texas for the purchasing of property, including books and library furniture and supplies.  During the 1960s a great effort was put forth in designing the perfect library to service the growing university into the 1970s and beyond which were implemented in the opening of Willis Library.  This collection documents the extensive research into designing the ideal workspace for the Technical Services area and the purchasing of furniture and equipment.  There is also planning and documents for the planning for the second and third phases of Willis Library (which never happened).  In addition, there are plans for the remodeling of the old library, which became the Sci Tech Library and eventually  Eagle Commons Library.

The second part of the collection deals with Louise Evans' professional activities outside North Texas State University including the Interuniversity Council of the North Texas Area.  This included different institutions throughout the years, but included Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas Baptist, Texas Christian University(TCU), and Texas Woman's University (TWU).  Universities in the North Texas area banded together to share materials, rather than each university trying to purchase the same expensive resource.  Louise Evans also belonged to the Texas Library Association (TLA) and the Texas Council of State University Libraries.

Detailed List of Contents id83304 University of North Texas Library Business 614693 id123930 Library Executive Committee id123928 1 614693 id124196 1 1 Faculty Status 1969-1971 id124197 1 2 Rare Books and Archival Materials Panels 1971-1978 id124198 1 3 Subsidiary Catalogs Subcommittee 1969-1972 id124199 1 4 Library Calendar 1971-1980 id124200 1 5 Committee on Committees (Role and Scope) 1970 id124201 1 6 Review and Assignments Committee, Resources and Services Committee 1971-1976 id124202 1 7 Collections Committee 1970-1973 id124203 1 8 Committee Personnel 1971-1972 id124204 1 9 Systems and Services 1970-1972 id124205 1 10 Personnel Policy Committee 1969-1974 id124206 1 11 Organization and Administrative Committees 1970-1971 id124207 1 12 Executive Committee Minutes 1977-1979 id123931 Library Business id124271 1 614693 id124208 1 13 Library Personnel 1971-1978 id124272 1 14 Library Business, Department Head's Meetings 1979 id124273 1 15 Library Business, Travel Regulations 1979 id124274 1 16 Library Business, Gift and Flower Fund 1960-1978 id124275 1 17 Library Business, Library Memorials Purchase Fund 1977 id124276 1 18 Library Business, Mail Sorting and Distribution 1970-1980 id124277 1 19 Library Business, Emeritus Status for Librarians 1974-1975 id124278 1 20 Library Business, Steering Committee, Library Self-Study 1967-1973 id123932 Library Acquisitions id124279 1 614693 id124280 1 21 Library Acquisitions, Fiscal Regulations 1961-1972 id124281 1 22 Library Acquisitions, Gift Accounting and Acknowledgement 1971 id124282 1 23 Library Acquisitions, Baker and Taylor Correspondence 1967-1979 id124283 1 24 Library Acquisitions, Charging Materials from Technical Services 1968-1977 id124284 1 25 Library Acquisitions, Computer Projects 1971-1978 id124285 1 26 Library Acquisitions, King Research on the Future of the Catalog 1979 id124286 1 27 Library Acquisitions, Library Holdings 1978 id124287 1 28 Library Acquisitions, Serials Committee 1967-1968 id124288 1 29 Library Acquisitions, Purchases for Staff Lounge 1971-1981 id124289 1 30 Library Acquisitions, State Board of Control Guidelines 1950-1972 id124290 1 31 Library Acquisitions, Inventory of Books, Periodicals, and Motion Pictures 1974-1979 id124291 1 32 Library Acquisitions Inventory of Books, Periodicals, and Motion Pictures 1980-1985 id123933 Library Building Information id124223 2 642813 id124224 2 1 New Library Planning 1966-1967 Scope and Contents

Brainstorming and planning for new library, which would eventually become Willis Library and planning for renovation of former library, which became the Sci Tech Library before eventually becoming the Eagle Commons Library.

id124225 2 2 Library Building Information, Telephones 1970 Scope and Contents

Memos and plans for telephones, primarily for the Technical Services area.

id124226 2 3 Library Building Information, Library Floor Plans and Early Layouts 1970-1971 Scope and Contents

Library floor plans and layouts for new library, which would eventually become Willis Library and planning for renovation of former library, which became the Sci Tech Library before eventually becoming the Eagle Commons Library.

id124227 2 4 Library Building Information, Old Equipment To Be Moved 1970 id124228 2 5 Library Building Information, Book Stacks Specifications 1969-1970 id124229 2 6 Library Building Information, Library Move 1971 id124230 2 7 Library Building Information, Furniture Specifications 1970-1971 id124231 2 8 Library Building Information, Wood and Upholstered Furniture 1970 id124232 2 9 Library Building Information, Steel Furnishings 1970 id124233 2 10 Library Building Information, Library Expansion [1 of 2] 1978 Scope and Contents

Plans for Phase I and II of proposed expansion to Willis Library.

id124234 2 2 Library Building Information, Library Expansion [2 of 2] 1978 Scope and Contents

Plans for Phase I and II of proposed expansion to Willis Library.

id83305 Professional Activities Outside the University of North Texas 614702 id123934 Interuniversity Council of the North Texas Area Scope and Contents

Includes memos, meeting minutes, serials lists, statistics for member libraries, and brochures.

id124209 3 642814 id124210 3 1 Interuniversity Council of the North Texas Area, Messages and Minutes 1971-1981 id124211 3 2 Interuniversity Council of the North Texas Area, IUC Exchange 1969-1978 id124212 3 3 Interuniversity Council of the North Texas Area, Union List Project 1977-1979 id124213 3 4 Interuniversity Council of the North Texas Area, Bibliographic Network Committee 1974 id124214 3 5 Interuniversity Council of the North Texas Area, Serials Committee 1975-1980 id124215 3 6 Interuniversity Council of the North Texas Area, Acquisitions Committee 1970-1971 id124216 3 7 Interuniversity Council of the North Texas Area, Acquisitions Committee 1972-1973 id124217 3 8 Interuniversity Council of the North Texas Area, Acquisitions Committee 1974-1975 id124218 3 9 Interuniversity Council of the North Texas Area, Acquisitions Committee 1976-1977 id124219 3 10 Interuniversity Council of the North Texas Area, Library Acquisitions Committee 1978-1980
id123953 Other Professional Activities id124220 3 642814 id124221 3 11 Texas Council of State University Libraries 1979 id124222 3 12 Texas Library Association 1980
id247468 Personal Papers id247469 7 Louise Evans Papers 708194 id247470 7 1 Grade Register 1935-1939 Scope and Contents

Louise Evan's grades were removed from this booklet.

id247471 7 2 Teachers Permanent Certificate 1938-09-01 id247472 7 3 Bachelor of Science Diploma 1938-08-25 id247473 7 4 Master of Science Diploma 1939-08-24 id247474 7 5 Certificate of Merit Presented to C. H. Evens 1942-09 id247495 7 6 Correspondence From Gladys Cleaver on the Death of Letha Mae Evans (1918-1941) 1941 id247496 7 7 Thank You Note from Brinda [Evans?] undated id247497 7 8 Birth Announcement: Brinda Evans 1948-02-04 id247498 7 9 Birth Announcement: Shawn Phillip Thompson 1976-04-29 id247499 7 10 Wedding Invitation: Debra Lee Evans and Edgar G. Manning 1976-07-24 id247500 7 11 Commencement Program: North Texas State Teachers College 1938-08-24 Scope and Contents

Louise Evans is listed as receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

id247501 7 12 Graduation at Jacksonville High School for Brinda Evans 1966-05-27 id247502 7 13 Graduation at Livingston High School for Judy Waller 1973-05-24 id247503 7 14 Graduation Invitation: East Texas State University for Debra Lee Evans 1973-12 id247504 7 15 Graduation Invitation: East Texas State University 1975-08-15 id247586 7 16 City of Denton Water and Light Department 1948-09-02 id247607 7 17 Contract with Lone Star Gas 1948-08-11 id247608 7 18 Stocks: Investment Corporation of America 1955, 1969,1070, 1979 id247609 7 19 Clippings 1976, no date id247640 7 20 Clippings and Card From Bernie Mitchell 1973-11-14 id247641 7 21 Artifact: Pin undated Scope and Contents

A white, leaf shaped pin with a metal "Louise" attached which is decorated with a heart with a green "stone" that hangs from the name.

id247642 7 22 Photograph: Librarians circa 1971 Scope and Contents

Librarians pose in the mall area in front of the newly built Willis Library. Kerr Hall can be seen the background.