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

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Collection Overview

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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
Exhibitions.
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.


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