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Finding Aid for the San Francisco County Medical Society Library Standard Accession Books. 1909-1945
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Francisco County Medical Society Library Standard Accession Books
    Date (inclusive): 1909-1945
    Collection number: 28
    Creator: San Francisco County Medical Society Library
    Extent: 3 v. ; 1 linear ft.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library.Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: Three Standard Accession Books: the official record of each volume added to the San Francisco County Medical Society Library from March 12, 1909 to October 22, 1945. Identification of the institution was aided by a 1944 letter found between the pages of one of the volumes, addressed to F. L. Reichert, M.D., San Francisco County Medical Society. Dr. Reichert was listed as the Librarian in the Society's Bulletin.
    Physical location: Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], San Francisco County Medical Society Library Standard Accession Books, 28, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences , University of California, Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    Handwritten bibliographic records of each volume added to the library, entered into three hard-bound, preprinted ledgers (Melvil Dewey's Standard accession book: the official record of each volume added to the library; also known as the A.L.A. standard accession book) sold by Library Bureau, Chicago. Author, title, place and publisher, date, source of acquisition, and remarks have been entered for each accession number. The name of the librarian is also added when authority to bind material was given.
    The name of the library is not indicated in the volumes. Identification was aided by a letter addressed to F. L. Reichert, M.D., Librarian, San Francisco County Medical Society, which was found between the pages; Dr. Reichert's name is indeed entered entered in the ledgers from October 1935 on.
    Among the earliest acquired works are books and sets of journals sent from London by Dr. William Osler.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Dewey, Melvil, 1851-1931.
    Acquisitions (Libraries) -- California -- San Francisco.
    Bibliography of Medicine -- California.
    Catalogs, Library -- California.
    Libraries -- California -- Statistics.
    Library catalogs -- California -- San Francisco.
    San Francisco Country Medical Society. Library -- Archives.