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Damron Dennis Papers | University Archives

By Lisa Brown

Collection Overview

Title: Damron Dennis PapersAdd to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1971-1983
ID: 02/24/U0074
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: 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.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1984. More info below under Accruals.

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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.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

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.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Accruals: 83-008, 84-040
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.  Items stored off-site require a minimum of 24 hours to retreive.
Acquisition Source: Damron Dennis
Acquisition Method: Gift
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
Preferred Citation: Damron Dennis Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 1: Library Committee BusinessAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Barcode: 642815
Folder 1: Library Committee Business, Collection Development Committee, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Library Committee Business, Placement of Shelf Preparation in Library Organization Joint Subcommittee, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Library Committee Business, Special Collections Panel, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Library Committee Business, Texas and U.N. Documents ad hoc Committee, 1977-1983Add to your cart.

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