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Morris Library Photograph Collection


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Morris Library Photograph Collection, 1874-2007 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Morris Library Photograph Collection, 1874-2007Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1940-2007

ID: 2/3/UAPH 09

Primary Creator: Morris Library

Extent: 5.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: The photographs, slides, and negatives are grouped topically but are not in a chronological or alphabetical order.

Subjects: Academic libraries - Illinois - Carbondale, Exhibitions., Library employees - Illinois - Carbondale, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Student library assistants - Illinois - Carbondale

Forms of Material: Morris Library - Photographs, Photographs, Photography - Negatives, Slides (Photography).

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

Prior to the construction of Morris Library, Southern Illinois Normal University's library was located in Wheeler Library.  When it opened in 1904, SINU was one of the first Normal schools in the United States to have a separate building for its library collection.  During the period of 1948-1950, the number of volumes in the library more than doubled from 73,600 to 111,565.  Southern Illinois University grew dramatically during Delyte Morris's presidential tenure (1948-1970) and the need for a new library became apparent.  The cornerstone was laid in 1953 and the new library, named after President Morris, was formally dedicated on April 25-26, 1958.  The library underwent significant renovations from 2003-2009 and was rededicated on April 16, 2009.

Subject/Index Terms

Academic libraries - Illinois - Carbondale
Library employees - Illinois - Carbondale
Morris Library
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Student library assistants - Illinois - Carbondale

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

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 Source: The collection includes accessions 87, 81, 86, 424, 142, 89, 41, and 344.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Morris Library Photograph Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Inventoried, August 2003.

Finding Aid Revision History: 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.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Devils Kitchen Lake and Crab Orchard Lake Exhibit, undatedAdd to your cart.
Pictures related to dam construction and lake creation.
Folder 2: Devils Kitchen Lake and Crab Orchard Lake Exhibit, undatedAdd to your cart.
Pictures related to dam construction and lake creation.
Folder 3: Library Interiors (Slides), 1957-1970Add to your cart.
Cataloging Department, Technical Services, Marketing Division, Circulation Department, Education Division, Humanities Division, Order Department, Public Catalog, Science Division, Social Science Division, Serials Department
Folder 4: Library Interiors and Exhibits (Slides), 1956-1974Add to your cart.
Serials Department, Book Repair Exhibit (1971), Aviation Exhibit, Kay Boyle Exhibit, D. H. Lawrence Exhibit, Roy Harris Exhibit, Marjorie Lawrence Exhibit, Lizze M. Deardorff Exhibit, Richard Rees Exhibit, Walker D. Wyman Exhibit, Latin America - Bork Exhibit, Illinois Authors Exhibit, Friends of Morris Library Exhibit, Fifty Best Books Exhibit, James Joyce Exhibit, Christmas Exhibit, Children's Books Exhibit, Civil War Exhibit, American Newspapers Humor Exhibit, Librarianship as a Career Exhibit, Binding Exhibit, Southern Illinois Women Exhibit, American Education Week Exhibit, World's Fair Exhibit, Black Writers Exhibit, Quilt Exhibit, Nash Christmas Cards, Men in Space, and Volcanoes
Folder 5: Library Hall of Presidents Exhibits (Slides), 1957-1963Add to your cart.
Teaching Library, United Nations, Travel, Persian Art, Our American Cousins, German Dolls, Literature of Travel, Campus Authors, Southern Illinois, Religion in Art, National Library Week, Midwestern Books Comp., New Books, Banned Books, Paperback Student Library Comp., Rare Books, James Joyce, Hungary, North American Indians, University Press, State of Women, unidentified exhibits
Folder 6: Library Hall of Presidents Exhibits (Slides), 1958-1970Add to your cart.
Exhibits: Early Printing, Chinese Painting, Additions to the Library, Religious Week, Political Connections, Illinois Regional Library, Indian Mounds, William Faulkner
Folder 7: Photographs of Albert Schweitzer, Lorraine Hansberry, Giovanni Martinelli, Louis Homer, Geraldine Farrar, and Enrico Caruso, undatedAdd to your cart.
Accession 142
Folder 8: Book Repair Workers, 1976 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Indians in Southern Illinois Exhibit, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Old Normal, "Temporary Building," and Old Main Exhibit Photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Morris Library Cornerstone Laying Ceremony, 1955, undatedAdd to your cart.
The ceremony includes Southern Illinois University President Delyte Morris and Illinois Governor William Stratton.  Included is a portrait of former SIU President David Derge.
Folder 12: Hours Press Posters (Negatives), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Exhibits: Freedom of the Press and Print and the Mind of Man, 1972, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Friends of Morris Library Annual Meeting, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Special Collections 25th Anniversary Poster Contest, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Exhibit: Nicholas Veraette, Art Department Faculty, undatedAdd to your cart.
Slides depicting various sculptures, presumably by Nicholas Veraette.
Folder 17: Printing and the Mind of Man, 1972Add to your cart.
Slides taken from illustrated lecture.
Folder 18: Friends of Morris Library and Library Staff, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Morris Library 25th Anniversary Slides, 1981Add to your cart.
Accession 86
Folder 20: Albert Somit Reception, September 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 21: American Heritage Room, Alan Cohn, Ralph McCoy, and Information Desk (Slides), 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Friends of Morris Library Dinner Event (Negatives), 1978 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Walt Whitman Hand Sculpture, 1982Add to your cart.
Accession 81
Folder 24: Delyte Morris Statue Installation at Morris Library, 1983 April 4Add to your cart.
The statue was located in the Hall of Presidents and Chancellors.
Folder 25: Images of Southern Illinois Normal University Dedication and Founding Documents (Slides), 1874Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Campus Buildings and Carbondale Streets (Slides), 1956-1963Add to your cart.
Morris Library, Science Building, Shryock Auditorium Interiors, Intersection of Mill Street and University Drive, Life Science Building, Grand Avenue Grade Crossing, Registrar's Office Interiors, Vocational Technical Institute Exteriors, SIU Arena
Folder 27: Library Staff Christmas Party, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Library Staff, Students, Outdoor Campus Scenes, circa 1970-1989Add to your cart.
All people are unidentified.  Accession 344.
Folder 29: Library Staff, Students, Outdoor Campus Scenes, circa 1970-1989Add to your cart.
All people are unidentified.  Accession 344.
Folder 30: Library Affairs Photographs Appearing in Perspectives, circa 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Reel film: Library Education and Higher Education: Balancing the Mission, 1987Add to your cart.

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