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Guide to the Willard O. Mishoff Library Science Literature Collection
MSS-2010-11-15  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing History
  • Biographical History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Willard O. Mishoff Library Science Literature Collection
    Dates: 1875-1967
    Bulk Dates: 1920-1959
    Collection number: MSS-2010-11-15
    Collector: Mishoff, Willard O.
    Collection Size: 6 boxes (6 linear feet)
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The Willard O. Mishoff Library Science Literature Collection 1875 - 1967 (bulk 1920-1959) contains a variety of published and unpublished materials disseminated to American libraries and practicing librarians to aid them in collection development, reference, circulation, and cataloging services. Typical items include bibliographies, manuals, monographs, pamphlets, and periodicals. Additional materials include commemorative literature from library dedications and promotional literature for the public on the value of libraries and their resources. This collection consists of one series: Series I. Library Science Literature, 1875-1967.
    Physical Location: Vault 1, Range 26B
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English, French, German

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Willard O. Mishoff Library Science Literature Collection, MSS-2010-11-15, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing History

    Processing completed by Tom Hewitt. EAD encoding by Tom Hewitt. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.

    Biographical History

    Willard O. Mishoff (1896-1980) led a career as an academic and research librarian. From 1938 to 1943 he served as Director of the University of Central Missouri Library, and from 1943 to 1958 he served as a library specialist for the U.S. Office of Education. Later, he worked as a faculty member in the library science program at Mississippi State College for Women. From 1962 to 1966 he taught classes in reference and bibliography at San Jose State College.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Willard O. Mishoff Library Science Literature Collection 1875 - 1967 (bulk 1920-1959) contains a variety of published and unpublished materials disseminated to American libraries and practicing librarians to aid them in collection development, reference, circulation, and cataloging services. Typical items include bibliographies, manuals, monographs, pamphlets, and periodicals. Additional materials include commemorative literature from library dedications and promotional literature for the public on the value of libraries and their resources. This collection consists of one series: Series I. Library Science Literature, 1875-1967.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Library collection management
    Library science literature
    Library science -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    Library science -- Periodicals
    Library science -- Research
    Records -- Preservation and restoration