Finding Aid to the J. Periam Danton Papers, 1928-2002

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Finding Aid to the J. Periam Danton Papers, 1928-2002

Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1012

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
August 2010
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: J. Periam Danton papers
Date (inclusive): 1928-2002
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1012
Creators : Danton, J. Periam, 1908-2002
Extent: Number of containers: 11 cartons, 1 box Linear feet: 14
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The J. Periam Danton Papers, 1928-2002, primarily consist of professional correspondence regarding organizational activities within the academic library and international librarianship professions. The collection has been divided into three series: Professional Activities; Writings; and Biographical materials. Correspondence with colleagues and publishers from throughout the United States and all over the world and with former doctoral students constitute a vast amount of the Professional Activities series. The Writings series includes notes, research materials, drafts and editorial correspondence for Danton's numerous publications regarding librarianship. Biographical materials are limited and include personal correspondence and newspaper clippings.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], J. Periam Danton Papers, BANC MSS C-B 1012, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Related Collections

Oral history recordings, 1978-79, concerning Sydney Mitchell, Bancroft Phonotape 1411 C
Dean and professor at UC Berkeley's School of Librarianship, 1946-1976: oral history transcript, BANC MSS 2001/91 c

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Danton, J. Periam, 1908-2002--Archives
University of California, Berkeley. School of Librarianship
Library science--United States
International librarianship
Library science--Study and teaching (Higher)
Faculty papers

Administrative Information

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the folder level.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Monhoff in 2004.

Biographical Information

Joseph Periam Danton was born in Palo Alto, California at the Stanford University hospital on July 5, 1908. His parents were German language educators George Henry and Annina Periam Danton, who had both earned Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. In 1916, the Danton family moved to Peking, China to teach at Tsinghua University (now part of Peking University), where they stayed for nearly ten years. The family also visited Japan during their residence in Asia. Danton enrolled at Oberlin College in Ohio in 1924 to study German and spent the 1925-1926 school year studying in Leipzig, Germany where his parents had moved and held teaching positions. He graduated from Oberlin with a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in 1928. Danton then moved to New York City to ascertain what career path to follow.
Danton's love of books led him to first contemplate applying himself in the world of book publishing. His parents had made several friends who were influential in the New York publishing realm. Upon further investigation and reflection, Danton came to the conclusion that, if he were to enter the publishing field, more time would be spent selling the books than actually reading them. Eventually, he took the advice of his mother to visit her friend Charles C. Williamson, dean of the esteemed School of Library Service at Columbia University, and consider the field of librarianship.
The profession of librarianship, with its intellectual challenges and basis in public service, strongly appealed to Danton. In 1928, he entered the library school at Columbia University, graduating in 1929 with a Bachelor of Science degree in librarianship. While attending Columbia during the day, Danton spent his evenings assisting in the reading room of the New York Public Library.
Upon receiving the Columbia degree, Danton accepted employment as a night shift reference librarian at Williams College in Massachusetts from 1929-1930. The lack of students utilizing the library in the evenings and a deficiency of nighttime activities in the small town allowed Danton plenty of time to engage in scholarly studies while on the job. In 1930, he received a Master of Arts degree in German from Williams College and was soon drafted by the American Library Association (ALA) to take a position at their headquarters in Chicago. Danton was hired as secretary to the executive secretary of the American Library Association, Carl Milam, 1930-1933. At this time, the field of librarianship was overwhelmingly female-oriented and Danton recalled that he was recruited for the position partly in an attempt to balance out the ratio. When he worked at the ALA office, there were only three male employees out of the sixty total employees.
Concluding that he wished to pursue an academic career in the field of librarianship, Danton applied to the Graduate Library School at the University of Chicago. He began the program in 1933 and received his Ph.D. (in philosophy) in 1935. Danton took a position as librarian and associate professor of bibliography at Colby College in Maine from 1935-1936. Then Danton was offered and accepted the same position at Temple University, in Philadelphia. In December 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked and Danton enlisted in the Naval Reserve to help with the war effort. However, he wasn't called to duty until late 1942 and served as visiting professor at the University of Chicago's Graduate Library School in the summer of 1942. Danton served as a Navy intelligence officer 1942-1945 in the South Pacific, earning the rank of Commissioned Lieutenant.
Upon his honorable discharge from the Army in the fall of 1945, Danton began exploring his career options beyond Temple University. As he was returning from the Pacific arena via San Francisco, Danton was contacted by Sydney B. Mitchell, the long-standing dean of the School of Librarianship at the University of California at Berkeley. Mitchell had been a neighbor of the Danton's when they had lived in Palo Alto and had remained friends with the family throughout the years. Mitchell wrote that he was retiring the following year and the school would be looking for a new dean. Danton had considered library education as a profession, but hadn't had much experience to this point. He interviewed and though it was a successful meeting, Berkeley wasn't prepared to make a decision right away.
Danton returned to the East and accepted a visiting professorship at Columbia University's School of Library Service. Not long before the semester's close in late May 1946, Danton was offered a permanent faculty position at Columbia. A day after verbally accepting the position, Danton received a telegram from the University of California at Berkeley offering him the position of dean and associate professor at the School of Librarianship. Danton saw this role as an opportunity to make a significant difference in a relatively new professional field and at an institution with a growing progressive reputation. Danton became Dean and Associate Professor of the school in July 1946, and became a full professor the following year. He served as dean and professor until 1961, when he was forced to relinquish the deanship due to new term limits the university imposed. He then acted in the capacity of professor and library consultant until his retirement in 1976, whereupon he became Professor Emeritus.
Upon retirement, Danton continued to publish and play a significant role in Berkeley's School of Librarianship. He also fought to keep the school open, (along with other troubled library schools - his alma maters at Columbia and Chicago), when budget cuts and a changing economy forced the school to re-evaluate its mission and become the School of Information Management and Systems in 1995. Though officially retired from teaching and administrative duties, Danton continued to write and publish some of his most substantial books through 1999.
Danton was awarded several honors in his lifetime including the Presidential Unit Citation with two stars, for his role in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II, the Berkeley Citation in 1976, upon retirement from the University of California, and the Beta Phi Mu in 1983, the American Library Association's award for service to librarianship. He was extremely active in the literature of his profession, continuously writing in depth studies and serving on the editorial board of the Library Quarterly. Danton was often invited to speak at national and international library events and served on a variety of University of California committees. He was a member of many library professional associations such as the American Library Association, the International Federal of Library Associations and the Association of American Library Schools. Danton was also an honorary member of Vereinigung Osterreichischer Bibliothekare, an Austrian library association, and Vereinigung Deutscher Bibliothekare, a German library association.

Chronology

1908 Born July 5th in Palo Alto, California
1916-1924 Spends youth in Beijing, China
1928 B.A. in German, Oberlin College, Ohio
1925-1926 Student in Leipzig, Germany
1928-1929 Reading Room Assistant and Stacks Supervisor, New York Public Library
1929 B.S. in Librarianship, Columbia University
1929-1930 Reference Assistant, Williams College Library
1930 M.A. in German, Williams College
1930-1933 Assistant to the Secretary, American Library Association
1935 Ph.D., University of Chicago
1935-1936 Librarian and Associate Professor of Bibliography, Colby College
1935-ca. 1945 Married to librarian Emily Miller
1936-1946 Librarian and Associate Professor of Bibliography, Temple University
1939 Director of the Rockefeller Foundation-American Library Association "Books for Europe" Program
1942 Visiting professor, University of Chicago
1942-1945 United States Naval Reserve, Commissioned Lieutenant
1945-1946 Visiting professor, Columbia University
1946-1961 Dean of the School of Librarianship, University of California, Berkeley
1946-1947 Associate Professor of Librarianship, University of California, Berkeley
1947-1976 Professor of Librarianship, University of California, Berkeley
1948-ca. 1972 Married to Lois King of Lakewood, Ohio
1949-1950 President of the Association of American Library Schools
1960-1961 Fulbright Research Scholar in Göttingen, Germany
1961 Consultant through Department of State's American Specialist Program to Haile Selassie I University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1961-1964 Consultant in Library Service to the Veterans Administration Hospital libraries for the Western area
1963 Ford Foundation consultant on South East Asian library development
  Director of Multi-Area Library Program project, sponsored by the Department of State and the International Relations Committee of the American Library Association
1964-1965 Fulbright Research Scholar in Vienna, Austria
1967-1969 Council on Library Resources grant
1968 Ford Foundation [consultant on South East Asian library development survey, w/ Ray Swank]
1976-2002 Professor Emeritus, School of Librarianship, University of California, Berkeley
1983 Received Beta Phi Mu award from the American Library Association
2002 Died November 12th in Oakland, California

Scope and Content of Collection

The J. Periam Danton Papers primarily consist of professional correspondence regarding organizational activities within the academic library and international librarianship professions. Danton was extremely active in professional organizations such as the American Library Association (ALA), International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Correspondence with colleagues and publishers from throughout the United States and all over the world and with former doctoral students constitute a vast amount of the "professional activities" series.
Danton received several grants and fellowships over the course of his career from organizations such as the Rockefeller Foundation, Council on Library Resources, Guggenheim Fellowship and the Ford Foundation. He was a Fulbright Research Scholar in Germany and Austria. Many of the grant applications, acceptance letters and research that was achieved during the course of the grant process are included in the "professional activities" series. Danton's tenure included numerous invitations to guest lectureships around the world. Documentation is included for many of these visits, including such institutions as University of Puerto Rico, McGill University, Hebrew University, University of Belgrade, University of Zabreb and University of Ljubljana. Prominent American library schools where Danton lectured are also included, such as University of North Carolina, University of Texas and University of Washington.
The collection includes correspondence relating to the University of California's 1949-1951 "loyalty oath" controversy. The university, compelled by the pressures of the era of McCarthyism, required professors to sign an oath of loyalty acknowledging allegiance to the state constitution and at the same time declaring no affiliation with the communist party. Correspondence between Danton and the President of the University of California, Robert Gordon Sproul, reflects Danton's dilemma with the loyalty oath requirement. An eloquently crafted response to the president's second request to sign the loyalty oath form is included in the University of California sub-series.
Notable correspondents include: Maurice Tauber (Columbia), Jack Dalton (Columbia University School of Librarianship/ALA Director), L. Quincy Mumford (Librarian of Congress, 1954-1974), William R. Eshelman (Wilson Library Bulletin, Scarecrow Press & U. of Oregon?), Sir Frank Francis (Director of British Museum), Clark Kerr (UC Berkeley President), Robert Gordon Sproul (President, University of California) Wilfred Saunders (University of Sheffield), Eric Moon (Library Journal, etc.), Lester Asheim (ALA, Director of International Relations Division), Raynard Swank, Edward Seaga (Prime Minister, Jamaica; formerly Minister of Finance), Louis Round Wilson (ALA president, Dean of University of Chicago library school, U. of North Carolina librarian, founder U. of North Carolina Press), Louis Shores (Library School Dean at FSU and bibliographic...), Carl H. Milam (ALA/ Director of Library Services, Department of Public Information, United Nations), Jesse Shera, Ray E. Held, Carl M. White (Director of Libraries and Dean of the School of Library Service, Columbia University), Bernard Berelson (University of Chicago, Graduate Library School, dean), Norman Horrocks (Scarecrow Press)

Container List

 

Series 1: Professional Activities. 1935-1998

Physical Description: Cartons 1-4, Carton 5, folders 1-49.

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically by activity.

Scope/Content

Much of the correspondence in this series pertains to building and sustaining relationships within the national and international academic library communities. Included in this series are conference papers, faculty papers from Danton's UC Berkeley tenure and post-career emeritus activities.
 

United States Colleges and Universities, Academic Libraries and Schools of Librarianship. 1940-1998

 

University of California.

carton 1, folder 1

Conference of Deans of Professional Schools. 1945-1949

carton 1, folder 2

All-University Faculty Conference, Santa Barbara 1962. 1961-1962

carton 1, folder 3

All-University Faculty Conference, Santa Barbara 1962. Study Committee 1: The University in Foreign Affairs. 1961-1962

carton 1, folder 4

All-University Faculty Conference, Santa Barbara 1962. Study Committee 2: Libraries. 1962

carton 1, folder 5

All-University Faculty Conference, Santa Barbara 1962. Study Committee 3: Problems of Recruitment and Promotion of Faculty. 1962

carton 1, folder 6

All-University Faculty Conference, Santa Barbara 1962. Study Committee 4: The Future Academic Status of Non-Faculty Professional Research Personnel. 1962

carton 1, folder 7-8

University of California, Los Angeles, library school. 1962-1997

carton 1, folder 9

Library Research Institute. 1964-1966

carton 1, folder 10

University of California, San Diego. 1966-1993

 

University of California, Berkeley.

carton 1, folder 11

Bio-Bibliographies. 1951-1983

carton 1, folder 12-13

School of Librarianship, Committee on Research, grants. 1959-1997

carton 1, folder 14

Libraries. 1961-1996

carton 1, folder 15-18

School of Librarianship, former doctoral students. 1962-1995

carton 1, folder 19-20

School of Librarianship, administrative. 1962-1997

carton 1, folder 21-22

Administration. 1962-1998

carton 1, folder 23

Research requests from doctoral and master's students. 1963-1995

carton 1, folder 24

School of Librarianship, Committee on Research - Committee E. 1964-1967

carton 1, folder 25

School of Librarianship, Administrative. 1964-1969

carton 1, folder 26

School of Librarianship, Committee on Research - division of the "Z" collection. 1966-1968

carton 1, folder 27

School of Librarianship, Committee on Research - Committee E: Evaluation of language requirements for doctorate degree. 1968-1969

carton 1, folder 28

School of Librarianship, Committee on Research - Committee E and Committee R. 1968-1971

carton 1, folder 29-30

Academic Senate Library Committee. 1965-1971

carton 1, folder 31

Advisory Committee on Library Personnel. 1967-1968

carton 1, folder 32

School of Librarianship, Committee X. 1967-1968

carton 2, folder 1

School of Librarianship, Information Processing Lab. 1967-1971

carton 2, folder 2

School of Librarianship, Advisory Committee. 1976-1985

carton 2, folder 3

School of Information Management and Systems. 1994-1997

carton 2, folder 4-5

Miscellaneous Correspondence. 1945-1996

 

Alumni Universities, Other Universities and Library Schools.

carton 2, folder 6

Harvard College. 1940

carton 2, folder 7

Oberlin College. 1961-1990

carton 2, folder 8

University of Chicago, Graduate Library School. 1961-1990

carton 2, folder 9

Stanford University Libraries. 1962-1986

carton 2, folder 10

Columbia University, School of Library Service. 1965-1990

carton 2, folder 11

Universities in Texas, library schools. 1978

carton 2, folder 12-14

Various Universities, libraries and library schools. 1961-1995

 

Consultancies, Events, Sabbaticals, Fellowships and Grants. 1948-1995

carton 2, folder 15

Caribbean Commission, library survey consultant. 1948

carton 2, folder 16

1953-1954 Sabbatical in Göttingen, Germany,. 1951-1957

carton 2, folder 17

Brussels Congress, International Congress of Libraries and Documentation. 1954-1955

carton 2, folder 18

San Francisco Theological Seminary, library survey consultant. 1954-1961

carton 2, folder 19

State of California Department of Corrections, library advisory committee consultant. 1955

carton 2, folder 20

Veteran's Administration, hospital libraries consultant. 1957-1966

carton 2, folder 21-24

Vallejo Public Library, library survey consultant. 1958-1961

carton 2, folder 25

1960-1961 Sabbatical in Göttingen, Germany, Fulbright Scholarship. 1958-1963

carton 2, folder 26

Library Development Project. 1959

carton 2, folder 27

1961-1962 Sabbatical in Göttingen, Germany. 1959-1963

carton 2, folder 28

Menlo College Library, library survey consultant. 1961-1962

carton 2, folder 29

Committee on International Exchange of Persons, consultant. 1962-1972

carton 2, folder 30

Ford Foundation, South East Asian Library Development. 1962-1976

carton 2, folder 31-32

UNESCO, consultant. 1962-1984

carton 2, folder 33

Peace Corps, campus representative. 1963-1964

carton 2, folder 34

1964-1965 Sabbatical. 1963-1965

carton 2, folder 35

United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, consultant. 1963-1967

carton 2, folder 36

Multi-Area Group Librarian Program, consultant. 1963-1969

carton 2, folder 37

Rockefeller Foundation, grant requests. 1963-1973

carton 2, folder 38

1964-1965 Sabbatical in Vienna, Austria, Fulbright Research Scholar. 1964-1965

carton 2, folder 39

Overseas Educational Service, consultant. 1965-1968

carton 2, folder 40

Carnegie Corporation. 1965-1970

carton 2, folder 41

Appraisal of Vallejo Junior College Library, library survey consultant. 1966

carton 2, folder 42

American Library Association, Library Education Division Equivalencies, consultant. 1968-1979

carton 3, folder 1-4

Jamaica, UNESCO library consultant. 1967-1980

carton 3, folder 5-6

1971-1972 Sabbatical in England, Guggenheim Fellow. 1970-1976

carton 3, folder 7

1974 Sabbatical in England. 1973-1975

carton 3, folder 8

1983-1984, Guggenheim Fellowship. 1982-1995

 

Associations. 1935-1997

 

American Library Association.

carton 3, folder 9-10

American Library Association. 1935; 1961-1989

carton 3, folder 11

Interdivisional Committee on Documentation. 1962-1964

carton 3, folder 12

International Relations Office. 1962-1979; 1992

carton 3, folder 13

Lester Asheim's Southeast Asian Travel Diary. 1963

carton 3, folder 14-17

Library Education Division, International Library School Committee. 1967-1978

carton 3, folder 18

Committee for Accreditation. 1968-1971

carton 3, folder 19

Committee for Accreditation, goals award. 1970-1973

 

International Federation of Library Associations.

carton 3, folder 20-21

International Federation of Library Associations. 1967-1983

carton 3, folder 22

Working group "terminology". 1973

carton 3, folder 23

Council meeting, Rome 1964. 1964; 1968

carton 3, folder 24

Council meeting, The Hague 1966. 1966-1968

carton 3, folder 25

Council meeting, Toronto 1967. 1967

carton 3, folder 26-27

Council meeting, Frankfurt 1968. 1967-1968

carton 3, folder 28-29

Council meeting, Copenhagen 1969. 1968-1969

carton 3, folder 30-31

Council meeting, Moscow 1970. 1969-1971

carton 3, folder 32-33

Council meeting, Liverpool 1971. 1970-1971

carton 4, folder 40180

Council meeting, Budapest 1972. 1971-1972

carton 4, folder 3

Council meeting, Brussels 1977. 1976-1977

carton 4, folder 4

Council meeting, Montreal 1982 and Munich 1983. 1981-1982

 

Other Associations.

carton 4, folder 5-6

Association of College and Research Libraries. 1959-1971

carton 4, folder 7-8

California Library Association, Intellectual Freedom Committee - includes 1963 Intellectual Freedom Kit. 1961-1964

carton 4, folder 9-10

Association for Library and Information Science Education (formerly: Association for American Library Schools). 1961-1975; 1983-1991

carton 4, folder 11

Verein Deutscher Bibliothekare. 1961-1997

carton 4, folder 12

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. 1962-1986

carton 4, folder 13

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, St. Albert's College (Oakland) Accreditation. 1963-1967

carton 4, folder 14

California Library Association. 1964-1976

carton 4, folder 15

Association of Research Libraries. 1966-1974

carton 4, folder 16

Council on Library Resources. 1966-1979

carton 4, folder 17

International Federation on Documentation. 1971-1973; 1981-1982

 

Publications. 1961-1998

carton 4, folder 18

Bibliography. 1976

carton 4, folder 19

College and Research Libraries. 1961-1965; 1974-1976

carton 4, folder 20-23

Library Quarterly. 1962-1995

carton 4, folder 24

Library Journal. 1964-1991

carton 4, folder 25

Libri. 1964-1968

carton 4, folder 26

Miscellaneous Publications. 1964-1997

carton 4, folder 27

Scarecrow Press. 1965-1991

carton 4, folder 28

International Library Review. 1966-1979; 1993

carton 4, folder 29-30

Journal of Library History. 1966-1998

carton 4, folder 31

Wilson Library Bulletin. 1967-1977

carton 4, folder 32

Libraries Unlimited. 1974; 1979

carton 4, folder 33

Journal of Education for Librarianship. 1976-1984

carton 4, folder 34

Journal of Academic Librarianship. 1982-1984

 

Countries/Cities. 1960-1997

 

A - F.

carton 4, folder 35

Argentina. 1962-1973

carton 4, folder 36

Australia. 1965-1992

carton 4, folder 37-38

Austria. 1963-1996

carton 4, folder 39

Brazil. 1978

carton 4, folder 40

Canada. 1963-1983

carton 4, folder 41-42

China, Hong Kong. 1962-1992

carton 4, folder 43

China, Singapore. 1960-1988

carton 5, folder 1

Costa Rica. 1988; 1994

carton 5, folder 2

Czechoslovakia. 1964-1991

carton 5, folder 3

Denmark. 1960-1983; 1993-1994

carton 5, folder 4-5

England. 1960-1987

carton 5, folder 6-7

Ethiopia. 1961-1987

carton 5, folder 8

France. 1967-1992

 

Germany.

carton 5, folder 9

Germany: various cities. 1960-1986

carton 5, folder 10

Germany: Cologne. 1962-1971

carton 5, folder 11

Germany, Erlangen. 1961-1964

carton 5, folder 12

Germany, Gottingen. 1961-1978

carton 5, folder 13

Germany: Kiel. 1962

carton 5, folder 14

Germany, Mainz. 1961-1962

carton 5, folder 15

Germany, Marburg. 1961-1963; 1967

carton 5, folder 16

Germany, Munich. 1961-1987

carton 5, folder 17

Germany, Tubingen. 1961-1968

carton 5, folder 18

Germany, Wurzburg. 1962-1965; 1979

 

H-Z.

carton 5, folder 19

Hungary. 1964-1973

carton 5, folder 20

India. 1962-1984

carton 5, folder 21-23

Israel. 1960-1997

carton 5, folder 24

Iran. 1965-1979

carton 5, folder 25

Italy . 1961-1982

carton 5, folder 26-27

Japan. 1960-1982

carton 5, folder 28

Lebanon. 1963-1966; 1974

carton 5, folder 29

Malaya. 1960-1965; 1971-1973

carton 5, folder 30

Mexico. 1967-1988

carton 5, folder 31

The Netherlands. 1960-1969

carton 5, folder 32

Norway. 1960-1975; 1988

carton 5, folder 33

Philippines. 1961-1976

carton 5, folder 34

Poland. 1960-1973

carton 5, folder 35-36

Puerto Rico. 1970-1978

carton 5, folder 37

Sweden. 1960-1970

carton 5, folder 38

Thailand. 1963; 1970

carton 5, folder 39

Yugoslavia. 1962-1984

 

Regions.

carton 5, folder 40

Africa - various countries. 1965-1981

carton 5, folder 41

Asia - various countries. Undated

carton 5, folder 42

Central American and Caribbean. 1970-1987

carton 5, folder 43

Europe - various countries. Undated

carton 5, folder 44

South America - various countries. 1964-1970

 

Miscellaneous. 1945-1993

carton 5, folder 45

Curriculum vitae, notice of separation from the United States Naval Service, consolidated lists of works. 1945-1993

carton 5, folder 46

Hartwig Lohse. 1961-1995

carton 5, folder 47

Wilfred L. Saunders. 1963-1995

carton 5, folder 48

Travel, around the world lecture tour 1976. 1964-1977; 1983

carton 5, folder 49

Travel, miscellaneous. 1966-1969

 

Series 2: Writings. circa 1929-1999.

Physical Description: Carton 5, folders 50-51, Cartons 6-11.

Arrangement

Arranged by title, then hierarchically.

Scope/Content

This series includes notes, research materials, drafts, editorial correspondence and reprints of Danton's writings. Many of the reprints include annotations by Danton and post-publication information such as sales, reviews, praise and acknowledgements.
 

United States Influence on Norwegian Librarianship. 1951-1961

carton 5, folder 50-51

Correspondence with library schools. 1951-1953

carton 6, folder 1

Correspondence with library schools. 1954-1955

carton 6, folder 2

Correspondence with Norwegian librarians. 1952-1957

carton 6, folder 3

Miscellaneous correspondence. 1952-1955

carton 6, folder 4

Miscellaneous notes. circa 1951-1957

carton 6, folder 5

Notes and statistics on Norwegian librarians. circa 1953-1954

carton 6, folder 6

Abstracts, maps and notes. circa 1953-1956

carton 6, folder 7-8

Questionnaire Responses. 1953-1955

carton 6, folder 9

Editorial correspondence, University of California Press and research grants, University of California. 1953-1957

carton 6, folder 10

First draft of chapters 1-4. circa 1954-1955

carton 6, folder 11

First draft of chapters 5-10. circa 1954-1955

carton 6, folder 12

Second draft of chapters 1-4. circa 1954-1955

carton 6, folder 13

Third draft of chapters 1-4. circa 1954-1955

carton 6, folder 14

Next to last draft. circa 1955-1956

carton 6, folder 15

Next to last revision. circa 1955-1956

carton 6, folder 16

Final draft, unrevised. circa 1956-1957

carton 6, folder 17

Final draft, revised. circa 1956-1957

carton 6, folder 18

Final draft, revised and retyped. circa 1956-1957

carton 6, folder 19

Post-publication correspondence and acknowledgements. 1957-1961

carton 6, folder 20

Reviews. 1958-1961

 

Doctoral Study in Librarianship in the United States. 1958-1960

carton 6, folder 21

Correspondence, Re: invitation to prepare paper. 1958

carton 6, folder 22

Correspondence and statistics from doctoral library schools. 1958-1959

carton 6, folder 23

Correspondence with library leaders. 1959

carton 6, folder 24

Editorial correspondence. 1959

carton 6, folder 25

Drafts. 1959

carton 6, folder 26

Corrected galley proof and corrected page proof. 1959

carton 6, folder 27

Two reprints of final published article, one annotated. 1959

carton 6, folder 28

Post-publication correspondence. 1959-1960

 

Book Selection and Collections. 1957-1979

 

American University Libraries: Correspondence and Data.

carton 6, folder 29

Brown University. 1961

carton 6, folder 30

University of California. 1960-1962

carton 6, folder 31

University of Chicago. 1960-1961

carton 6, folder 32

University of Cincinnati. 1961

carton 6, folder 33

Claremont Colleges. 1960

carton 6, folder 34

Colorado State University. 1959-1960

carton 6, folder 35

Columbia University. 1961

carton 6, folder 36

Cornell University. 1960-1961

carton 6, folder 37

University of Delaware. 1960

carton 6, folder 38

University of Detroit. 1960

carton 6, folder 39

Duke University. 1961

carton 6, folder 40

University of Florida. 1960

carton 6, folder 41

Florida State University. 1960

carton 6, folder 42

Georgetown University. 1960-1961

carton 6, folder 43

Harvard University. 1960-1961

carton 6, folder 44

University of Hawaii. 1960

carton 6, folder 45

University of Idaho. 1960

carton 6, folder 46

University of Illinois. 1961

carton 6, folder 47

Indiana University. 1960-1961

carton 6, folder 48

Iowa State College. 1960-1961

carton 6, folder 49

Johns Hopkins University. 1961

carton 6, folder 50

University of Kansas. 1960-1961

carton 6, folder 51

University of Kentucky. 1960

carton 6, folder 52

Lehigh University. 1961

carton 6, folder 53

Louisiana State University. 1960-1961

carton 6, folder 54

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1960

carton 6, folder 55

University of Miami. 1960

carton 6, folder 56

University of Michigan. 1961

carton 6, folder 57

University of Minnesota. 1961

carton 6, folder 58

University of Missouri. 1960

carton 6, folder 59

University of Nebraska. 1961

carton 6, folder 60

University of New Hampshire. 1960

carton 6, folder 61

University of New Mexico. 1960

carton 6, folder 62

New York University. 1961

carton 6, folder 63

University of North Carolina. 1960

carton 6, folder 64

Northwestern University. 1961

carton 6, folder 65

University of Notre Dame. 1960-1961

carton 6, folder 66

Ohio State University. 1961

carton 6, folder 67

University of Oregon. 1960

carton 6, folder 68

Oregon State College. 1960

carton 6, folder 69

University of Pennsylvania. 1960-1961

carton 6, folder 70

Princeton University. 1960-1961

carton 6, folder 71

Purdue University. 1960

carton 7, folder 1

Rice Institute. 1960

carton 7, folder 2

University of Rochester. 1960

carton 7, folder 3

Rutgers University. 1960

carton 7, folder 4

Southern Illinois University. 1960

carton 7, folder 5

Stanford University. 1961

carton 7, folder 6

Syracuse University. 1960

carton 7, folder 7

University of Texas. 1961

carton 7, folder 8

University of Utah. 1960

carton 7, folder 9

University of Vermont. 1961

carton 7, folder 10

Washington University. 1961

carton 7, folder 11

University of Washington. 1960-1961

carton 7, folder 12

University of Wisconsin. 1961

carton 7, folder 13

Yale University. 1961

carton 7, folder 14

Misc. correspondence and data. 1960-1962

 

German University Libraries: Correspondence and Data.

carton 7, folder 15

Berlin. 1960-1961

carton 7, folder 16

Bonn. 1960-1961

carton 7, folder 17

Erlangen. 1960-1961

carton 7, folder 18

Frankfurt. 1960-1961

carton 7, folder 19

Freiburg. 1960-1961

carton 7, folder 20

Giessen. 1960-1962

carton 7, folder 21

Gottingen. 1957-1960

carton 7, folder 22

Hamburg. 1961

carton 7, folder 23

Heildelberg. 1960-1961

carton 7, folder 24

Kiel. 1960-1962

carton 7, folder 25

Koln. 1960-1961

carton 7, folder 26

Mainz. 1960

carton 7, folder 27

Marburg. 1960-1961

carton 7, folder 28

Munchen. 1960-1961

carton 7, folder 29

Munster. 1961

carton 7, folder 30

Saarland. 1961

carton 7, folder 31

Tubingen. 1957-1961

carton 7, folder 32

Wurzburg. 1960-1961

 

Editorial Correspondence.

carton 7, folder 33-34

University of Chicago Press and Columbia University Press. 1961-1979

 

Drafts.

carton 7, folder 35

Drafts 1 and 2. 1960 Oct.-1961 Jun.

carton 7, folder 36

Draft 3 with comments and criticism by professors - Donald Coney, Stephen McCarthy and Le Roy Merritt. 1961

carton 7, folder 37

Draft 3, copy 2. 1961

carton 7, folder 38-39

Draft 4. 1961

carton 7, folder 40-41

Draft 5, copy 2, unrevised. 1962

carton 7, folder 42-43

Draft 6. 1962

carton 7, folder 44-45

Printer's copy with author and editorial comments. 1962

carton 7, folder 46

Corrected galley proof. 1962-1963

carton 7, folder 47

Corrected page proof. 1963

carton 7, folder 48

Index and index revisions. 1963

 

Reviews and Acknowledgements.

carton 7, folder 49

Reviews. 1963-1964

carton 7, folder 50

Acknowledgements. 1963-1971

 

Dimensions of Comparative Librarianship. 1968-1990

carton 7, folder 51

Draft for Encyclopedia of Education [not published]. circa 1968

carton 7, folder 52

Editorial correspondence with Encyclopedia of Education. 1968-1971

carton 8, folder 1

Research: abstracts, citations and notes. circa 1971-1972

carton 8, folder 2-3

Research: correspondence. 1971-1973

carton 8, folder 4

Research: library school brochures and information. circa 1972

carton 8, folder 5

Research: comparative education. circa 1972

carton 8, folder 6

Research: comparative disciplines. circa 1972

carton 8, folder 7

Research: comparative librarianship. circa 1972-1975

carton 8, folder 8

Original first draft. 1971-1972

carton 8, folder 9

Revised second draft. 1971-1972

carton 8, folder 10

Third draft. 1971-1972

carton 8, folder 11

Third draft revisions by Lester Asheim and Raynard Swank. 1971-1972

carton 8, folder 12

Fourth draft. 1972

carton 8, folder 13-14

Corrected file copy. 1972-1973

carton 8, folder 15-16

Edited final manuscript, printer's copy. 1972-1973

carton 8, folder 17

Editorial correspondence. 1972-1982; 1990

carton 8, folder 18

First galleys. 1973

carton 8, folder 19

Post-publication correspondence. 1973-1982

carton 8, folder 20

Reviews. 1974

 

Index to Festschriften. 1959-1984

carton 8, folder 21

R.R. Bowker [editorial correspondence?]. 1968-1984

carton 9, folder 1-3

Drafts. Undated

carton 9, folder 4-6

Pre-publication correspondence. 1959-1969

carton 9, folder 7

Post-publication correspondence. 1970

carton 9, folder 8

Post-publication reviews. 1970-1977

 

Index to Festschriften, Volume II. 1973-1986

carton 9, folder 9

Final draft. 1974

carton 9, folder 10-11

Volume II [1 of 2]. 1973-1986

carton 9, folder 12

Volume II, title pages of works cited A-J [1 of 3]. circa 1975

carton 9, folder 13

Volume II, title pages of works cited K-Q [2 of 3]. circa 1975

carton 9, folder 14

Volume II, title pages of works cited R-Z [3 of 3]. circa 1975-1977

carton 9, folder 15

Volume II, drafts. circa 1978

carton 9, folder 16

Volume II, revised page proof. circa 1978

carton 9, folder 17

Volume II, guide to the user ­ revised page proof. circa 1978

 

British and American Library School Teaching Staffs. 1977-1979

carton 9, folder 18

First draft, second draft, abstract and tables. 1977-1978

carton 9, folder 19

Third draft. 1978

carton 9, folder 20

Correspondence. 1978-1979

 

University Library Book Budgets, 1860, 1910 and 1960. 1979-1988

 

German Universities.

carton 9, folder 21

Bonn. 1982

carton 9, folder 22

Erlangen-Nurnberg. 1982-1986

carton 9, folder 23

Freiberg im Breisgau. 1982-1986

carton 9, folder 24

Gottingen. 1982

carton 9, folder 25

Heidelberg. 1982

carton 9, folder 26

Kiel. 1982

carton 9, folder 27

Koln. 1982

carton 9, folder 28

Marburg. 1982

carton 9, folder 29

Munchen. 1982

carton 9, folder 30

Tubingen. 1982

carton 9, folder 31

Wurzburg. 1982

 

Money Conversion.

carton 9, folder 32

A. 1984

carton 9, folder 33

B. 1982-1986

carton 9, folder 34-35

C. 1984-1987

 

Research.

carton 10, folder 1

Faculty, Students and Courses. 1981-1982

carton 10, folder 2

Index and Research Notes. 1979-1981

carton 10, folder 3

German University Library Tables. circa 1982

carton 10, folder 4

U.S. Universities. 1982-1986

carton 10, folder 5

U.S. Universities, Courses. 1985

carton 10, folder 6

German University Faculties and Attendance. Undated

 

Book and Periodical Production and Prices.

carton 10, folder 7-13

Research notes. 1982-1987; undated

 

Editorial Process and Post-Publication Correspondence.

carton 10, folder 14-15

Final Drafts of Article. 1985-1986

carton 10, folder 16

Drafts, Editorial Correspondence and Published Article. 1987-1988

carton 10, folder 17

Acknowledgements. 1987-1988

 

Articles, Reviews, Memorials and Other Writings. 1929-1999

 

Articles.

carton 10, folder 18-19

Bound volumes of reprints. 1931-1968

carton 10, folder 20

"The Invention of Movable-Type Printing in China." circa 1929

carton 10, folder 21

"The Growth and Influence of American Journalism in China." circa 1930

carton 10, folder 22

"The Selection of Books for College Libraries." 1935-1936

carton 10, folder 23

"Plea for a Philosophy of Librarianship," Library Quarterly. 1935; 1974; 1979

carton 10, folder 24

"Library Statistics from Institutions of Higher Education, 1936-1937," Bulletin of the American Library Association. 1938

carton 10, folder 25

"Book Needs in Europe and the Orient." 1940

carton 10, folder 26-28

"William Cartwright and His Comedies, Tragi-Comedies, with Other Poems … 1651," The Library Quarterly. circa 1940-1942

carton 10, folder 29

"Education for Librarianship," UNESCO. 1946-1958

carton 10, folder 30

"Libraries of the World," World Book Encyclopedia. 1964-1970

carton 10, folder 31-32

"Major University Libraries of the World," Festschrift Josef Stummvoll, notes, tables, research, drafts, published article. 1963-1967

carton 11, folder 1

"Austria: Its Libraries and Librarianship," Libri, drafts, correspondence, photos, plans. 1966-1967

carton 11, folder 2

"The Subject Specialist in National and University Libraries, with Special Reference to Book Selection," drafts and correspondence. 1966-1967

carton 11, folder 3

"Librarianship and Research," Wilson Library Bulletin. 1967

carton 11, folder 4-5

"Libraries: National and State," The Encyclopedia of Education, 1971 , drafts, editorial correspondence. circa 1968-1971

carton 11, folder 6

"University Library Book Selections Policy Revisited." 1971

carton 11, folder 7

"FID and IFLA - A Coming Together." 1971

carton 11, folder 8

"Corrigendum and Addendum to a Footnote on the History of Library Education." 1971-1976

carton 11, folder 9-11

"The Library Press," Library Trends, editorial correspondence, drafts, published article. 1975-1976

carton 11, folder 12

"British and American Library School Teaching Staffs." circa 1978

carton 11, folder 13-14

"Notes on the Evaluation of Library Schools," Journal of Education for Librarianship, editorial correspondence, drafts, published article. 1983-1984

carton 11, folder 15

"Prussian State Library," Encyclopedia of Library History. 1990-1994

carton 11, folder 16

Libraries and Culture. 1997

 

Other Writings.

carton 11, folder 17-20

Reviews. 1935-1999

carton 11, folder 21

Colby College, Report of the Librarian. 1935-1936

carton 11, folder 22

A.L.A. Conferences versus Librarian Population. 1936

carton 11, folder 23

Proposed Amendments to the Constitution and By-laws. 1936

carton 11, folder 24

Report on the Library at Washington College. 1939

carton 11, folder 25

The Mechanics Institute Library, San Francisco: A Survey. 1950

carton 11, folder 26

"Education for Librarianship," KPIX Adventures in Print series. 1956-1957

carton 11, folder 27

The Vallejo Public Library. 1959

carton 11, folder 28

"Report on the United States Department of State-American Library Association Multi-Area Group Librarian Program, 1963-1964." 1964

carton 11, folder 29-30

Report of a Library Mission to Jamaica, UNESCO. 1968

carton 11, folder 31-32

Between MLS and PhD. 1969

carton 11, folder 33

Speeches. circa 1948; undated

carton 11, folder 34

Chapters 1-8, title?, Danton & Purdy as authors. Undated

 

Memorials.

carton 11, folder 35

"Louis Round Wilson." 1980

carton 11, folder 36

"Wilhelm Furtwangler." 1992-1993

carton 11, folder 37

"Raynard Coe Swank." 1995

carton 11, folder 38

"Howard Woodrow Winger." 1995

 

Series 3: Biographical. 1928-2002

Physical Description: Box 1.

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope/Content

This series includes the few items in the collection of a personal nature such as the receipt of the Beta Phi Mu award in librarianship, an entry in Who's Who in America and correspondence relating to Danton's Faulkner manuscript gifts to the University of Virginia.
box 1, folder 1

Correspondence with family and friends. 1928-1969

box 1, folder 2-4

Correspondence with colleagues. 1931-1996

box 1, folder 5

Clippings and newsletters. 1951-2002

box 1, folder 6

University of Virginia Library, Faulkner Manuscript Gift. 1975-1976

box 1, folder 7

Photograph of J. Periam Danton at retirement. 1976

box 1, folder 8

Beta Phi Mu Award. 1983-1984

box 1, folder 9

Who's Who in America [entry]. 1995