North Carolina State University Libraries, Access and Delivery Services Records 1897-1939

Summary
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Using these materials
Creator
North Carolina State University. Libraries. Access & Delivery Services
Size
2.25 linear feet (1 oversize box, 1 archival half box)
Call number
UA 012.026

This subgroup contains a circulation log for the period 1897-1899, and a request notification postcard, circa 1936-1939.

In the early years of North Carolina State College, the circulation of books was managed by the university librarian and a group of student assistants. In the 1930s, librarian William Porter Kellam organized the library into five departments: reference, ordering, cataloging, periodicals, and circulation, which would later become Access and Delivery Services. Robert W. Severance was the first circulation librarian, followed by Harlan Brown. In the 2010s, the department's name was changed to Access Services with a mission to develop and implement services that connect users with experts, collections, technology, and spaces.

Biographical/historical note

In the early years of North Carolina State College, the circulation of books was managed by the university librarian and a group of student assistants. In the 1930s, librarian William Porter Kellam organized the library into five departments: reference, ordering, cataloging, periodicals, and circulation, which would later become Access and Delivery Services. Robert W. Severance was the first circulation librarian, followed by Harlan Brown. In the 2010s, the department's name was changed to Access Services with a mission to develop and implement services that connect users with experts, collections, technology, and spaces.

Scope/content

This subgroup contains a circulation log for the period 1897-1899, and a request notification postcard, circa 1936-1939.

Arrangement

This collection has not yet undergone full archival processing; materials are arranged in the order received.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University 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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University Libraries, Access and Delivery Services Records, UA 012.026 Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University Libraries, Access and Delivery Services.

Processing information

Processed by Karen Paar, 2007; Encoded by Karen Paar, 2007; Finding aid updated by Cate Putirskis, 2009 July

Circulation Log 1897-1899
Oversize flat box 1
Postcard for notifying patrons of ordered books that had arrived circa 1936-1939 (Accession no. 2009-0108)
Half box 2

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to digital files may require additional advanced notice.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University Libraries, Access and Delivery Services Records, UA 012.026, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University 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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.