Friends of the Libraries Collection, 1982-02-15 to 2010-04-08Add to your cart.

By Perri Hamilton, Hailey LaRock

Collection Overview

Title: Friends of the Libraries Collection, 1982-02-15 to 2010-04-08Add to your cart.
ID: 02/24/ U0107
Primary Creator: Friends of the Libraries
Extent: 6.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged into five series; 1) Documents, Activities, "Books and Friends; 2) Oversize Documents; 3) Dr. Kate Lynass Files; 4) Friends of the Libraries Photographs; and 5) General Files.
Languages: English


Contained within this collection are records of Friends of the Libraries board meetings, information on annual events and activities and copies of the Friends of the Libraries' newsletter, "Books and Friends." Additional materials include lists of members of the organization and paraphenilia such as calendars and certificates belonging to the group.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes meeting records that illuminate the inner workings of the Friends of the Libraries Executive Board as well as documentation on a multitude of special events and activities that the organization hosted and associated themselves with.

The Executive Board Materials contain archives of meetings by date including; minutes, member contact lists, meeting agendas, financial and curator reports as well as copies of the Board’s constitutions and correspondence. Additionally, several iterations of the brochures given to prospective members and information regarding the Rare Books department and Music Library are included within this series.

The bulk of the material contained in the Events and Activities series focuses on the annual Spring Banquets hosted as fundraising opportunities for the Friends of the Libraries. These folders contain financial invoices, guest speaker information, correspondence, and occasionally photographs of pertinent people. The remainder of the series is comprised of chapbook photos/information, various event invitations, articles, newspaper clippings, certificates, and poetry broadsheets featured at the 1986 Governor’s Sesquicentennial Conference on the Literary Arts.

The final series is solely focused on the newsletter published by the Friends of the Libraries titled “Books and Friends.” Available in this collection are volumes 1-24, numbers 1 and 2.

Biographical Note

The Friends of the University of North Texas Libraries was founded in 1981.  The members have contributed funds for the purchase of books, manuscripts, maps, and other materials that the UNT Libraries would not otherwise have been able to afford.  These purchases helped with the development of the Rare Book and Texana Collections (now part of Special Collections). The Friends have also contributed to events in the Denton community, such as the Denton Sesquicentennial program.  They have also supported the Libraries through subscriptions to journals, support for preservation work, funded exhibitions, and helped to fund the Artist's Book Purchase Award and the Student Assistant of Distinction Award.

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 hour notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: 2016-029, 2016-041, 2013-14
Acquisition Source: Friends of the UNT Libraries; Richard Sale; Kate Lynass
Acquisition Method: Gift
Related Materials: UNT Photograph Collection, Center for Texas Studies 1986-1996 For more information please see
Preferred Citation: Friends of the Libraries Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections


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