Morris Library Photograph Collection, 1874-2007
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Brief Description: The Morris Library Photograph Collection is an artificial collection of photographs, 35 mm slides, glass slides, and negatives created and compiled by former library faculty and staff.  The images depict library events, faculty, staff, student employees, pictures of library interiors and work areas, exhibits in the Hall of Presidents, and Friends of Morris Library events.  Some highlights include the Morris Library cornerstone laying, the library's 25th anniversary celebration, early leaders such as deans Ralph McCoy and Kenneth Peterson, and interior photographs of various library departments prior to renovation.  The contents of Box 3 contain several negatives used in the ICarbs journal, formerly published by Morris Library in the 1970s and 1980s.  Boxes 4 and 5 contain glass slides of Morris Library floor plans and the "Your University Library" presentation.
Held at:
Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
605 Agriculture Dr.
MC 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-2516
Fax: 618-453-3451
Email: speccoll [at]
Record Series Number: 2/3/UAPH 09
Created by: Morris Library
Volume: 5.0 Cubic Feet
Arrangement: The photographs, slides, and negatives are grouped topically but are not in a chronological or alphabetical order.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
Academic libraries - Illinois - Carbondale
Library employees - Illinois - Carbondale
Morris Library
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Student library assistants - Illinois - Carbondale
Genres/Forms of Material
Morris Library - Photographs
Photography - Negatives
Slides (Photography).
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.
Acquisition Notes: The collection includes accessions 87, 81, 86, 424, 142, 89, 41, and 344.
PreferredCitation: [Item], Morris Library Photograph Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Finding Aid Revisions: The collection remained largely unprocessed until reprocessing by Matt Gorzalski in January 2013.  The finding aid description was updated and the current inventory was created.