02/24/U0074 Guide to the Damron Dennis Papers Dennis, Damron Finding Aid Authors: Lisa Brown.

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Guide to the Damron Dennis Papers 1971/1983 University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Damron Dennis Papers 1971-1983 1971-1983 02/24/U0074 Dennis, Damron Stanton, 1918-2005 2.00 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/
Damron Dennis worked at the North Texas State University (NTSU, currently the University of North Texas) Library from at least 1971 to 1983, where she worked as a librarian in various areas, including Research, Interlibrary Loan, and Government Documents. The collection contains minutes and memos of her committee work, in addition to memos and library forms dealing with her administrative work.
Biographical Information:

Damron Stanton Dennis was born November 2, 1918 in Grand Saline, Texas where her father, George Damron, was a superintendent of schools and a county judge. She lived in Montana until 1960, when she moved to Denton, Texas and graduated with a Master's Degree in Library Science from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas). She resided in Denton until 2003, working as a librarian at North Texas State University (NTSU), Texas Woman's University, and Southwestern Medical School. At NTSU she worked from at least 1971 to 1983 as a Research Librarian, Interlibrary Loan librarian, and with the Government Documents Department. In 2003 she moved to Houston and then to Colorado Springs, where she died June 9, 2005.

Access Terms

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

Corporate Name: University of North Texas. Libraries Function: Committees. Topical Term: Libraries--Texas Library administration.
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:



83-008, 84-040

Conditions Governing Use:

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

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Damron Dennis Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Related Materials:

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

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

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

Arrangement of Materials:

The Damron Dennis Papers are arranged into two series: Library Committee Business and Library Administrative Work.  Her committee work is divided into folders by committee, including the Special Collections Panel, a shelf arrangement committee, Texas and U.N. papers committee and the Collection Development Committee. The Library Administrative Work Series includes copies of all library forms used in 1972, information on the open house for the grand opening of Willis Library, and various memos and information on staff awards.

Scope and Contents

The Damron Dennis Papers contain committee meeting minutes, handouts, and memos from her work on North Texas State University (NTSU, currently the University of North Texas) library committees dealing with government documents, the placement of shelves in the brand new Willis Library, the development of new collection development policies, and the setting up of the Special Collections areas of archives and rare books. Her collection also includes documents dealing with library administrative duties, such as photocopies of all library forms in use in 1972, memos about staff awards, and details about the open house for the brand new Willis Library.

Detailed List of Contents id124334 Library Committee Business id83306 1 642815 id124335 1 1 Library Committee Business, Collection Development Committee 1981 id124336 1 2 Library Committee Business, Placement of Shelf Preparation in Library Organization Joint Subcommittee 1973 id124340 1 3 Library Committee Business, Special Collections Panel 1976-1977 id124341 1 4 Library Committee Business, Texas and U.N. Documents ad hoc Committee 1977-1983 id124342 Library Administrative Work id124344 1 642815 id124343 1 5 Library Administrative Work, Collection Services Forms 1972 id124346 1 6 Library Administrative Work, Memos and Staff Awards 1979-1983 id124347 1 7 Library Administrative Work, Willis Library Open House 1971-4/26