Guide to the Willard O. Mishoff Library Science Literature Collection

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Guide to the Willard O. Mishoff Library Science Literature Collection

Collection number: MSS-2010-11-15



SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

San José State University

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192-0028

Phone: (408) 808-2062

Fax: (408) 808-2063

Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu

URL: http://library.sjsu.edu/sjsu-special-collections/sjsu-special-collections-and-archives
© 2010 Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

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O. Mishoff Library Science Literature Collection 1875 - 1967 (bulk 1920-1959) contains a variety of published and unpublished materials disseminated to American libraries and practicing librarians to aid them in collection development, reference, circulation, and cataloging services.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


Collection Contents

 

Series I : Library Science Literature 1875-1967 (bulk 1920-1959)

Physical Description: 6 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This collection provides a historical representation of publications on library science theory and practice from 1920 to 1959. It contains bibliographies, book and library supply catalogs, book lists, bulletins, circulars, conference papers and proceedings, directories, dissertation abstracts, encyclopedia reprints, event programs, guides, handbooks, indexes, lesson books, leaflets, library dedication literature, manuals, monographs, pamphlets, periodicals, reader's advisory publications, reading lists, statistical and study reports, and workshop booklets. Many materials were published to help American librarians organize and develop collections, expand and improve reference service and library circulation, and develop skills in indexing and cataloging. Some items discuss the management of special services such as children's collections and company, hospital, and Army libraries. Additional materials include academic library usage manuals, statistical reports on libraries by region, published standards of service, materials on records preservation, manuals concerning book binding and repair, and literature for the public on the value of libraries.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.
Box 1

Pamphlets, Booklets, Manuals 1875-1930

Box 2

Pamphlets, Booklets, Manuals 1930-1937

Box 3

Pamphlets, Booklets, Manuals 1937-1942

Box 4

Pamphlets, Booklets, Manuals 1942-1947

Box 5

Pamphlets, Booklets, Manuals 1947-1953

Box 6

Pamphlets, Booklets, Manuals 1954-1958