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
Extent: 3.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged into three series; Executive Board Materials, Friends of the Libraries Events and Activities, and "Books and Friends;" the organization's newsletter publication.
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.

Collection Historical 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 preservtion 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.

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 Archives
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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Box and Folder Listing

  • Box 1Add to your cart.

    Barcode: 642289
    • Series 1: Executive Board MaterialsAdd to your cart.

      • Folder 1: Executive Board Meetings (1 of 2), 1982-02-15-2003-12-01Add to your cart.

      • Folder 2: Executive Board Meetings (2 of 2), 2004-01-12-2011-05-09Add to your cart.

      • Folder 3: Board Constitutions and By-Laws, undatedAdd to your cart.

      • Folder 4: Member Contact Lists, undatedAdd to your cart.

      • Folder 5: Correspondence, 1982-06-15-2004-10-11Add to your cart.

      • Folder 6: Rare Books and Music Library Information, 1991-undatedAdd to your cart.

      • Folder 7: Iterations of Friends of the Libraries Brochures, undatedAdd to your cart.

      • Folder 8: Descriptions of Other Library Boards, 2009-undatedAdd to your cart.

    • Series 2: Friends of the Libraries Events and ActivitiesAdd to your cart.

      • Folder 9: 3rd Annual Spring Banquet, 1984-03-14Add to your cart.

        Featuring guest speaker: Mr. Stanley Marcus
      • Folder 10: 10th Annual Spring Banquet, 1991-05-02Add to your cart.

        Featuring guest speaker: Mr. Warren C. Norwood
      • Folder 11: 12th Annual Spring Banquet, 1986-05-18-1993-03-09Add to your cart.

        Featuring guest speaker: Mr. David Lindsey on "Fact, Imagination, and Fictional Integrity: Or Never Trust a Man Who Makes His Living Telling Lies."
      • Folder 12: 13th Annual Spring Banquet, 1994-03-01Add to your cart.

        Featuring guest speaker: Carolyn Meyer on "Memoirs of a Children's Book Writer: Early Draft."
      • Folder 13: 14th Annual Spring Banquet, 1994-08-17-1995-03-21Add to your cart.

        Featuring guest speaker: Bruce Cheeseman on "Richard King: Pioneering Capitalism on the Frontier."
      • Folder 14: 15th Annual Spring Banquet, 1995-10-1996-05-09Add to your cart.

        Featuring guest speaker: Louis Jacobs on "Dinosaur Hunting in Texas."
      • Folder 15: 16th Annual Spring Banquet, 1996-11-05-1997-02-28Add to your cart.

        Featuring guest speaker: E.R. Milner on "The Lives and Times of Bonnie and Clyde."
      • Folder 16: 17th Annual Spring Banquet, 1998-02-25Add to your cart.

        Featuring guest speaker: James Ward Lee on "Reading Can Ruin You."
      • Folder 17: 18th Annual Spring Banquet, 1999-03-09-1999-06-22Add to your cart.

        Featuring guest speaker: Jack Maguire on "'Thank You Mr. President...' Reminiscences and Humorous Stories from Eight Presidents."
      • Folder 18: 19th Annual Spring Banquet, 1999-09-17-2000-02-27Add to your cart.

        Featuring guest speaker: Stephen Harrison on "Old Friends and New: Decorative Arts at the DMA."
      • Folder 19: 20th Annual Spring Banquet, 2000-08-2001-03-26Add to your cart.

        Featuring guest speaker: Frank D. Welch on "Philip Johnson and Texas."
      • Folder 20: 22nd Annual Spring Banquet, 1999-2003-03-11Add to your cart.

        Featuring guest speaker: Brent Phelps on "Sites of Discovery: Photographing the Lewis and Clark Trail."
      • Folder 21: 25th Annual Spring Banquet, 2006-02-23Add to your cart.

      • Folder 22: 26th Annual Spring Banquet, 2007-03-06Add to your cart.

      • Folder 23: 27th Annual Spring Banquet, 2008-02-03-2008-02-26Add to your cart.

        Featuring performers: Joseph Klein with "Three Poems from Felt," Andrew May with "Wandering Through the Same Dream," and Jon Nelson with "They Wash Their Ambassadors in Citrus and Fennel" and " the rain has a slap and a curve."
      • Folder 24: 28th Annual Spring Banquet, 2008-12-09-2009-03-05Add to your cart.

      • Folder 25: 29th Annual Spring Banquet, 2009-09-23-2010-03-12Add to your cart.

        Featuring: "A Cinderella Story: Fairy Tales in Arts and Letters" with Dr. Janelle Mathis, The Denton Community Theatre's RoadShow Story Theatre, and members of the Denton Community Theatre.
      • Folder 26: UNT Press Chapbooks, 1991-2010-04-08Add to your cart.

      • Folder 27: Exhibit Openings, 1983-05-02-undatedAdd to your cart.

      • Folder 28: New Faculty Event Invitations, 1988-09-01-2002-09-05Add to your cart.

      • Folder 29: Poets Reading Event Invitations, 1986-03-06-2008-04-17Add to your cart.

      • Folder 30: Miscellaneous Event Invitations, 1981-10-22-2004-02-25Add to your cart.

      • Folder 31: Articles and Newspaper Clippings, 1982-12-29-2008-11-06Add to your cart.

      • Folder 32: Calendars, 1988-undatedAdd to your cart.

      • Folder 33: Genealogical Presentation, 2001-09-20-2001-10-27Add to your cart.

      • Folder 34: Blank Forms and Certificates, undatedAdd to your cart.

      • Item 1: "The Fragile Inheritance" Carousel Slides, 1976Add to your cart.

    • Series 3: "Books and Friends"Add to your cart.

      • Folder 35: "Books and Friends", 1982-04-2010Add to your cart.

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