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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 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Special Collections, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Library Exhibit Cases, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Honors and Retirement, 2003 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Student Recognition, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Friends of Morris Library Dinner, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Roland Person and Thyra Russell Retirement, 2003 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Halloween, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Cookies Banquet and Honors Reception, 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Poshard Foundation, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Student Recognition and Display Cases, 2004 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Friends of Morris Library, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Library Basement, 2004 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Homecoming Weekend Ground Breaking Group Picture, 2004 October 1Add to your cart.
With Glenn Poshard and Walter Wendler.
Folder 14: Catalog Reference Librarian Desk, Magazine Rack, and Undergraduate Library Information Desk, 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Morris Library Building Photographs, circa 1953-1972Add to your cart.
Construction photographs, completed building, artistic rendition of Morris Library.  One CD-R and prints of the photos on the CD-R.
Folder 16: Portraits of University PresidentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Phillip Kaplan Lecture, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Morris Library Staff, circa 1960-1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Erskine Caldwell and Wife Photographs, 1979 MayAdd to your cart.
Photographs taken by Ralph McCoy, former Dean of Library Affairs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Folder 20: Party at Diane Worrell's, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Front Door/Elevator Construction, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Edgar Eslava's Farewell Party, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 23: James Joyce Exhibit, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 24: People Reading Books, circa 1980'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Special Collection Department Proir to Rennovation, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Library Dean, David Carleson, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Library Banquet and Interior Photographs, circa 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Various Library Events, 1996Add to your cart.
Prints and negatives.  Friends of Morris Library Dinner; Student Appreciation Week Ceremony; Dean Carolyn Snyder and basketball team and mascots; library outreach event in the Student Recration Center.

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