Isaac Thomas Littleton Papers 1953, 1958-1989

Creator
Littleton, I. T. (Isaac Thomas), 1921-
Size
1.5 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00185

The Isaac Thomas Littleton Papers contains the 1968 doctoral dissertation of Littleton, titled The Bibliographic Organization and Use of the Literature of Agricultural Economics, from the library science program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a letter, 1968, to Littleton from Rolland E. Stevens, professor of library science at the University of Illinois, regarding the publication of a shorter version of the monograph. This collection also contains personal correspondence, speeches, copies of photographs, historical information on North Carolina State Universities Library and aricle drafts. Finally, there are the following items regarding his retirement in 1987, greeting cards, correspondence, newspaper clippings, a guestbook, cassette tapes, and other related items.

Isaac Thomas Littleton (1921- ) received an A.B. from the University of North Carolina in 1943, an M.A. from the University of Tennessee in 1950, and M.S. and Ph.D. in library science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1951 and 1968. He came to the D. H. Hill Library at the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) in 1959, as head of technical services and assistant director of libraries. Appointed acting director in 1964, Littleton succeeded Harlan Craig Brown as director of libraries in 1967, and retired in 1987.

Biographical/historical note

Isaac Thomas Littleton (1921- ) received an A.B. from the University of North Carolina in 1943, an M.A. from the University of Tennessee in 1950, and M.S. and Ph.D. in library science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1951 and 1968. He came to the D. H. Hill Library at the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) in 1959, as head of technical services and assistant director of libraries. Appointed acting director in 1964, Littleton succeeded Harlan Craig Brown as director of libraries in 1967, and retired in 1987.

Under Littleton's leadership, the D. H. Hill Library's collections increased dramatically, along with its physical space. During his tenure, the library became part of the Online Computer Library Center, the Southeastern Library Network, the Triangle Research Libraries Network, and the Association of Research Libraries. A member of several professional and honorary societies, Littleton was chairman of the University of North Carolina system's University Library Advisory Council, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, and the Southeastern Library Network.

Scope/content

The Isaac Thomas Littleton Papers contains the 1968 doctoral dissertation of Littleton, assistant director and director of libraries at the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) from 1959 to 1987. Titled The Bibliographic Organization and Use of the Literature of Agricultural Economics, the thesis was written towards Littleton's Ph.D. in library science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This collection also contains a 1968 letter to Littleton from Rolland E. Stevens, professor of library science at the University of Illinois, regarding the publication of a shorter version of the monograph. Finally, there are the following items regarding his retirement in 1987, greeting cards, correspondence, newspaper clippings, a guestbook, cassette tapes, and other related items.

Physical description

2 archival Boxes, 2 archival half Boxes

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of material.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Isaac Thomas Littleton Papers, MC 00185, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Isaac Thomas Littleton, 1987 July 21 (Accession no. 1987-0011), 2012 May (Accession no. 2012-0123), 2012 June (Accession no. 2012-0147).

Processing information

Processed by Will Andersen, 2006 December

Encoded by Will Andersen, 2006 December; updated by Vivian Phinizy 2012 June

The collection is organized into four principal series:

Thesis and Letter
Box 1
Thesis:"The Bibliographic Organization and Use of the Literature of Agricultural Economics," (1 of 4) 1968
Box 1, Folder 1
Thesis:"The Bibliographic Organization and Use of the Literature of Agricultural Economics," (2 of 4) 1968
Box 1, Folder 2
Thesis:"The Bibliographic Organization and Use of the Literature of Agricultural Economics," (3 of 4) 1968
Box 1, Folder 3
Thesis:"The Bibliographic Organization and Use of the Literature of Agricultural Economics," (4 of 4) 1968
Box 1, Folder 4
Letter 1968
Box 1, Folder 5
Retirement 1987
Balloon 1987 (Accession no. 2012.0123)
Box 2, Folder 1
Cards (1 of 3) 1987 (Accession no. 2012.0123)
Box 2, Folder 2
Cards (2 of 3) 1987 (Accession no. 2012.0123)
Box 2, Folder 3
Cards (3 of 3) 1987 (Accession no. 2012.0123)
Box 2, Folder 4
Cooperative Academic Library Networks: a forum in honor of I. T. Littleton (Cassette 1) 1987 (Accession no. 2012.0123)
Box 2, Folder 5
Cooperative Academic Library Networks: a forum in honor of I. T. Littleton (Cassette 2) 1987 (Accession no. 2012.0123)
Box 2, Folder 6
Dinner Honoring I. T. Littleton's Retirement 1987 (Accession no. 2012.0123)
Box 2, Folder 7
Guest Book 1987 (Accession no. 2012.0123)
Box 2, Folder 8
Memoranda, Correspondence and Bulletins 1987 (Accession no. 2012.0123)
Half box 3, Folder 1
Miscellaneous Retirement Items 1964, 1987 (Accession no. 2012.0123)
Half box 3, Folder 2
News Paper Clippings 1987 (Accession no. 2012.0123)
Half box 3, Folder 3
Personal Material
Correspondence (1 of 2) 1964-1974 (Accession no. 2012.0147)
Box 4, Folder 1
Correspondence (2 of 2) 1964-1974 (Accession no. 2012.0147)
Box 4, Folder 2
Professional Material (Accession no. 2012.0147)
Correspondence and Articles 1972-1989 (Accession no. 2012.0147)
Box 4, Folder 3
History of North Carolina State Libraries 1989 (Accession no. 2012.0147)
Box 4, Folder 4
Speeches (2 of 2) 1967-1978 (Accession no. 2012.0147)
Box 4, Folder 7
Speeches (1 of 2) 1968-1978 (Accession no. 2012.0147)
Box 4, Folder 6
Photograph Copies 1955-1958 (Accession no. 2012.0147)
Box 4, Folder 5

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Isaac Thomas Littleton Papers, MC 00185, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.