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Beloit College Library records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 71

Scope and Contents

This collection contains many documents relating to the planning and construction of Beloit College's Colonel Robert H. Morse Library, and its renovations in the 1990s and 2000s. There are records and correspondence to and from the various library directors, especially H. Vail Deale and Dennis Dickenson, documentation about the library collections, facilities, statistics, annual departmental reports, fundraising, gifts, and publications created by the library staff. The bulk of the collection is from the 1950s and the 1990s.

Dates

  • 1860s-ongoing

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research; however, certain materials are fragile and require Archives staff for handling, or use may be restricted altogether.

Biographical / Historical

Beloit College's current library is the Colonel Robert H. Morse Library and Richard Black Information Center, which was built in 1961 and underwent major renovations in 1991. It replaced the Carnegie Library, which became the location of the World Affairs Center. The Carnegie Library was built in 1905 with a $50,000 gift from Andrew Carnegie. The Morse Library houses the College Archives and Special Collections, as well as the book collections from the Cullister Center, dedicated to international studies, and the Kohler Science collection.

Extent

9 linear feet

Overview

This collection contains many documents relating to the planning and construction of Beloit College's Colonel Robert H. Morse Library, and its renovations in the 1990s and 2000s. There are records and correspondence to and from the various library directors, especially H. Vail Deale and Dennis Dickenson, documentation about the library collections, facilities, statistics, annual departmental reports, fundraising, gifts, and publications created by the library staff. The bulk of the collection is from the 1950s and the 1990s.

Physical Location

Shelved at 2/1/8, 2/2/1-3, 3/6/5

Related Materials

Beloit College Buildings and Properties collection (AC 24)
Beloit College Development records (AC 41)

Processing Information

This collection has been compiled over the years through separate accessions of various sizes from various offices and individuals (particularly H. Vail Deale and Dennis Dickenson), none of which has any accompanying documentation. The original order of the documents is unknown. The arrangement order presented here has been imposed by the College Archives staff.
Title
Beloit College Library records
Status
Completed
Author
Michelle Tom
Date
September 2013
Language of description
Finding Aid Written In English

Repository Details

Part of the Beloit College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
700 College St.
Beloit WI 53511 USA
608-363-2485