School of Library and Information Science Photographs Collection, 1987-2003Add to your cart.

By Perri Hamilton

Collection Overview

Title: School of Library and Information Science Photographs Collection, 1987-2003Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1990-2000
ID: 02/18/ U0575
Primary Creator: University of North Texas. School of Library and Information Science
Extent: 5.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection is organized by type of material: 1) printed material; 2) photographs which are arranged by prints, proof, and negatives then alphabetically within each of these groups. Box 4 is located within Box 2.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2009. More info below under Accruals.
Forms of Material: Archives
Clippings (information artifacts)
Languages: English


Photographs taken by faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the activities and individuals in the School of Library and Information Sciences.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection spans the dates 1960 - 2008, providing a photographic record of the School of Library and Information Sciences.  Included are images of the faculty and staff (in groups and individually), buildings used by the school, alumni, class scenes, conference booths, and images faculty and alumni attenting the American Library Association and Texas Library Association conferences.  A small selection of printed material  consists of one issue of Call Number (2003; the newsletter for the College of Library and Information Sciences), photographic order forms, clippings, and a post card.

Biographical Note

Library science was first taught on the University of North Texas campus in the 1935/1936 school year.  Four courses were offered. In 1939/1940 name changed from the Library Department to the Department of Library Service.  Two levels of instruction were offered: 1) gave instruction to students on how to use library tools; and 2) the other prepared students for careers in library service.  Students could only earn a bachelor's degree.  By 1964, the department was offering a master's degree.  In 1970 a Doctor of Philosophy degree was added in Library Service.  The department became the School of Library and Information Sciences in 1971.  A post-master's Certificate of Advanced Study was added in 1976.  The School ceased to offer the Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1990.  In 2011 the School of Library Science was made a part of the College of Information and is now known as the Department of Library and Information Science.

Directors/Deans/Chairs (dates based on UNT Catalogs):

Arthur McCullogh Sampley 1940-1954

David Aiken Webb 1954-1968

Claud Glenn Sparks 1968-1972

David Webb, acting dean 1972-1973

Dewey E. Carroll, 1973-1988

Raymond F. Vondran 1988-1997

Philip M. Turner 1997-2005

Samantha Hastings, interim dean 2005-2006

Herman L. Totten 2006-2009

Maurice Wheeler, interim chair, 2009-2010

Linda Schamber, interim chair 2010 -2012

Suliman Hawamdeh, chair 2012 -

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

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 hours notice prior to use.

Reading Room or Duplication Requests

Depending on any access restrictions noted above, you may be able to request items be delivered to our reading room, or that we make reproductions for you. Just click on either the or icons in the listings below to be routed to our request form.

Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: The initial gift contained four boxes. A fifth box was added in 2012. Another gift of information was made by Dr. Curtis in January 2014.
Acquisition Source: Dr. Jurhee Curtis
Acquisition Method: Donation
Related Publications: Call Number, the newsletter for the School of Library and Information Science.
Preferred Citation: School of Library and Information Science Photographs Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
Other Note: Box 4 is located within Box 2.


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