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Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
University Archives
MSU Library Services. Collection, 1911-Ongoing.
MSU Archives Collection 167



MSU Library Services. Collection, 1911-Ongoing. MSU Archives Collection 167. 6 records boxes, 4 Hollinger boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 small box. 9 cubic feet.

Abstract:

The MSU Library Services collection contains a variety of information produced by the library and its employees since 1911, though most of the collection is dated from the 1970s to the present. The collection is primarily composed of meeting minutes and agendas, newsletters, correspondence, and photographs, although numerous miscellaneous materials related to the library are also present.

Historical Note:

The prominent higher education institution in Mankato has seen many changes since its inception in 1868. Originally the Mankato Normal School, the school evolved into the Mankato State Teachers College in 1921, Mankato State College in 1957, Mankato State University in 1975, and finally Minnesota State University in 1998. The first library was built for the Normal School in 1899. In 1922, a fire destroyed almost all of the volumes of the library and forced school officials to find a new home for the library. From 1923 to 1958, the library was housed in Old Main at the now defunct Valley Campus. Due to the growth in enrollment and limited space in the Old Main building, the library was moved into newly constructed Lincoln Hall in 1958. These quarters quickly changed as the college sought to build a new campus on the hills overlooking the Valley Campus. The college library found its current home in Memorial Library on the newly constructed upper campus in 1967. Additions to Memorial Library were built in 1969 and 1992, as well as a complete remodeling of the library in 1992. The library currently serves nearly 14,000 university students as well as Mankato and surrounding communities. The library's resources consist of approximately 1.2 million volumes, 14,000 full-text electronic periodicals, and over 125 electronic databases.
Information was obtained from the collection and from the Minnesota State University, Mankato website at http://www.mnsu.edu/.

Scope and Content:

Due to the wide scope of materials being covered, the MSU Library collection has been divided into ten series. Items in each series have been arranged by chronology and topic. The series are as follows:

Faculty Files, 1960-Ongoing: A portion of these items are related to the Department Chairperson position. Various Chairpersons' files are present, as well as documents relating to the creation of the position. Also included in the series are election results, faculty organization files, and other miscellaneous faculty materials. There are also the agendas, memorandums, and minutes of the faculty meetings within the series. Agendas and minutes are present, nearly uninterrupted, from 1960-1996. Most significant in this series are correspondence, minutes, and promotion and tenure materials. Also present are job descriptions and collective bargaining materials.

Administration Materials, 1969-Ongoing: This series contains various task force, committee, and council materials as well as information regarding equipment purchases.

Faculty Personnel Committee, 1969-1986: Most significant in this series are correspondence, minutes, and promotion and tenure materials. Also present are job descriptions and collective bargaining materials.

Program Analysis and Planning Priorities Advisory Council, 1975: Minutes, correspondence, profiles, and reviews of various facets of Audiovisual and Library Services are in this series.

Newsletters, 1968-1985: A very large series, the newsletters are continuous throughout the time period and cover the activities of the library and its employees. Titles of the newsletters include "Fineprint" and "Greenleaves."

Library Construction and Expansion, 1958-Ongoing: Materials are related to the construction of Lincoln Hall (a past location of the college library) and Memorial Library. The logistical requirements for the facility change are detailed in a draft plan included in this series.

NASA Resource Room, 1984-1985: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's interest in creating satellite facilities for the purpose of sharing aerospace educational materials resulted in the creation of this resource room at Memorial Library. Agreements, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings of this addition to the library are included in this collection.

"Around the World on the 44th Parallel" Memorial Library Artwork, 1987-1997: Due to the funds spent for the expansion of Memorial Library, the university received a one percent allocation of those expenditures to use on artwork for the library. All materials related to this endeavor, including contracts, correspondence, photographs, and slides, are present in this series.

Miscellaneous, 1911-Ongoing: Remaining materials have been placed within this encompassing series. Interesting items from library histories to library logos and stamps are included. Most notably, numerous and extensive program reviews can be found within this series that detail the inner-analysis process and the concluding results.

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

This collection should be cited as:

MSU Library Services. Collection, 1911-Ongoing. MSU Archives Collection 167, University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Processed By:

Michael J. Gieseke processed this collection and developed the finding aid in December 2004. Daryl R. Lawrence updated the collection in April 2006. Additional materials added by Heather Harren in April 2011.

Related Collections:

After checking WorldCat (OCLC) and NUCMC/RLG Union Catalog of Archival and Mixed Collections in January 2005, it has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about MSU Library available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Mankato State University.
Mankato State College.
Mankato State Teachers College.
State universities and colleges--Minnesota--Officials and employees.
Library administration.
Library meetings.
Public art.
Kozloff, Joyce.

MSU Archives Collection 167

Box

Folder

Faculty Files

 

 

Agendas and Related Materials, January 1987 – November 1989

1

31

Agendas and Related Materials, January 1990 – September 1991

1

32

Agendas and Related Materials, July 1981 – May 1984

1

29

Agendas and Related Materials, October 1991 – June 1994

1

33

Agendas and Related Materials, September 1978 – August 1980

1

27

Agendas and Related Materials, September 1980 – June 1981

1

28

Agendas and Related Materials, September 1984 – November 1986

1

30

Agendas and Related Materials, September 1994 – May 1996

1

34

Book Jacket Discussion, 2001

9

1

Cataloging Unit Meetings, 1999-2000

9

9

Cataloging Unit Meetings, 2001-2002

8

46

Cataloging Unit Meetings, 2002-2003 (1 of 2)

8

50

Cataloging Unit Meetings, 2002-2003 (2 of 2)

8

51

Cataloging Unit Meetings, Spring 2001

9

4

Collection Development Meetings, 2001-2002

8

49

Collection Development, 1996-2001

9

8

Collective Bargaining Materials, 1974-1986

2

16

Commencement Participation, September 1991 – August 1994

1

10

Coordinator’s Unit Meetings, Fall 2000

8

52

Coordinators Meetings, 2001-2002

8

47

Coordinators Minutes, 1987-1989

11

16

Coordinators Minutes, 1990-1991

12

1

Correspondence and Notes regarding Faculty Duty Days, 1983-1985

2

5

Correspondence and Policies, Faculty Sabbatical Leaves, 1984-1985

2

6

Correspondence and Policies, Travel Allocations, 1971

2

7

Correspondence regarding Affirmative Action, 1973-1974

2

4

Correspondence, 1982-1984

2

3

Correspondence, December 1969 – July 1974

2

1

Correspondence, March 1975 – January 1976

2

2

Department Chairperson Files, April 1978 – September 1978

1

6

Department Chairperson Files, June 1991

1

8

Department Chairperson Files, March 1976 – March 1978

1

5

Department Chairperson Files, October 1978 – April 1981

1

7

Election Ballots and Results, Selection of Area Coordinators, May 1984

1

11

Election Procedures and Results, January 1979 – May 1996

1

4

Faculty Association Constitution and Bylaws, 1999

9

7

Faculty Meetings, 2001-2002

8

48

Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1987-1991

11

3

Faculty Meeting Minutes, 2002-2005

11

4

Faculty Status Position Paper, December 14, 1972

1

1

Hiring Recommendations, Faculty and Graduate Assistant Positions, 1983-1985

2

15

History, Summary of Decisions and Policies, 1971-1975

1

43

Job Descriptions and Evaluation Procedures, 1971-1974

2

8

Library Area Goals and Objectives, 2003-2004

8

45

Library Media System Faculty Organization Files, May 1977 – October 1995

1

3

Memorandums, November 1978 – July 1979

1

35

Memorandums, October 1978 – June 1981

1

36

Minutes, 1992

11

5

Minutes, April 1986 – July 1987

1

19

Minutes, August 1987 – May 1988

1

20

Minutes, December 1979 – August 1980

1

14

Minutes, January 1970 – January 1973

1

44

Minutes, January 1973 – April 1973

1

45

Minutes, January 1974 – November 1975

1

47

Minutes, January 1990 – April 1991

1

22

Minutes, June 1981 – September 1982

1

16

Minutes, June 1988 – December 1989

1

21

Minutes, Library Staff, 1960-1967

1

12

Minutes, May 1973 – December 1973

1

46

Minutes, May 1991 – June 1992

1

23

Minutes, October 1982 – June 1984

1

17

Minutes, October 1983 – February 1985

1

48

Minutes, September 1978 – November 1979

1

13

Minutes, September 1980 – May 1981

1

15

Minutes, September 1984 – March 1986

1

18

Minutes, September 1992 – June 1993

1

24

Minutes, September 1993 – June 1994

1

25

Minutes, September 1994 – May 1996

1

26

Promotion and Tenure Materials, 1974

2

11

Promotion and Tenure Materials, 1975

2

12

Promotion and Tenure Materials, 1976

2

13

Reclassification of Positions Materials, 1972-1974

2

9

Recruitment for Vacant Positions, August 1973 – March 1974

2

10

Renewal, Tenure, Promotion, and Hiring Guidelines, January 1982 – October 1986

2

14

Serial Review Committee, 2000-2001 (1 of 2)

9

2

Serial Review Committee, 2000-2001 (2 of 2)

9

3

Serial Review Committee, 2001-2002

9

6

Staffing Principles and Policies Position Paper, c.1972

1

2

Travel Expenses and Information, July 1978 – January 1993

1

9

 

 

 

Administration Materials

 

 

Advisory Committee on Media Resources and Services Materials, 1975-1976

1

39

Equipment Requests, Purchases and Budgets, March 1985-October 1987

1

40

Minutes, Library System Supervisors Council, December 1969-1970

1

37

Minutes, Library System Administrative Council, October 1970-December 1971

1

38

Task Force on Correspondence, Minutes, Reports and Proposals, 1971-1972

1

42

Task Force On Library Recognition, June 1981-April 1982

1

41

 

 

 

Program Analysis and Planning Priorities Advisory Council

 

 

Correspondence, 1975

4

24

Information Services Unit, Prioritized Objectives, March 1975

4

26

Minutes, February 1975 – May 1975

4

23

Miscellaneous, 1975

4

28

Production Services Unit, Prioritized Objectives, March 1975

4

25

Program Profiles, February 1975

4

27

Review and Analysis of Audiovisual and Library Services, April 1975

4

29

 

 

 

Newsletters

 

 

“ACCESSion” February 1993

6

2

“Bricks and Mortar” January 16, 1992

6

3

“Fineprint,” 1968-1970

3

1

“Greenleaves,”  November 12, 1971 – March 13, 1972

3

3

“Greenleaves,”  March 20, 1972 – June 26, 1972

3

4

“Greenleaves,”  July 3, 1972 – December 11, 1972

3

5

“Greenleaves,”  December 18, 1972 – March 19, 1973

3

6

“Greenleaves,”  March 26, 1973 – July 31, 1973

3

7

“Greenleaves,”  August 6, 1973 – November 12, 1973

3

8

“Greenleaves,”  November 19, 1973 – March 5, 1974

3

9

“Greenleaves,”  March 12, 1974 – June 18, 1974

3

10

“Greenleaves,”  June 25, 1974 – November 12, 1974

3

11

“Greenleaves,”  November 19, 1974 – September 2, 1975

3

12

“Greenleaves,”  October 6, 1975 – May 26, 1976

3

13

“Greenleaves,”  June 1, 1976 – March 31, 1977

3

14

“Greenleaves,”  April 7, 1977 – February 14, 1978

3

15

“Greenleaves,”  February 23, 1978 – January 26, 1979

3

16

“Greenleaves,”  February 5, 1979 – May 27, 1980

3

17

“Greenleaves,”  June 30, 1980 – October 1, 1982

3

18

“Greenleaves,”  October 8, 1982 – February 4, 1983

3

19

“Greenleaves,”  February 11, 1983 – July 8, 1983

3

20

“Greenleaves,”  July 22, 1983 – January 9, 1984

3

21

“Greenleaves,”  January 12, 1984 – October 26, 1984

3

22

“Greenleaves,”  November 9, 1984 – August 16, 1985

3

23

“Library Resources,” January 1997-May 1997

6

1

“Library Resources,” October, November and December 2000

6

29

“Library Resources,” March and April 2001

6

30

“Library Resources,” January, October and December 2002

6

31

“Library Resources,” February, April and October 2003

6

32

“Library Resources,” January, April 2004; “Library Services Newsletter,” October 2004

6

33

“Library Services Newsletter,” February, March, May and October 2005

6

34

“Library Services Newsletter,” February, March, May. September and November 2006

6

35

“Library Services Newsletter,” April, May, November and December 2007

6

36

“Library Services Newsletter,” April 2008

6

37

“Library Services Newsletter,” February 2011

6

38

Staff Newsletters, 1969-1971

3

2

 

 

 

Library Construction, Expansion and Remodeling

 

 

125th Anniversary final report,

6

19

125th Anniversary Handouts- pencil, pen, keychain, November 5, 1992

6

10

125th Anniversary labels, undated

6

21

125th Anniversary/ Library Dedication expenditures,

6

15

125th Anniversary/ Library Dedication guestbook, November 5, 1992

6

8

125th Anniversary/ Library Dedication pamphlets, November 5, 1992

6

9

125th Year “Newsweekly” November 2, 1992

6

16

Article, Mankato Free Press, undated

7

1

Asbestos Removal for Memorial Library Phase I, 1989 (copy 1)

11

14

Asbestos Removal for Memorial Library Phase I, 1989 (copy 2)

11

15

Brochure, National College Veterans Convention, May 30, 1968

4

3

Dedication/ 125th Anniversary Committee notes, 1992

6

11

Dedication/ 125th Anniversary registrations, undated

6

20

Design Team Records, 1994-1998

8

36

Draft Plan for Memorial Library Facility Change, December 14, 1978

4

4

Individual invitations to dedication, October 1992

6

22

Information about Armstrong, Torseth, Skoid and Rydeen Inc. for Library Addition, undated

11

12

Mankato State University request for a new account, August 1992

6

18

Memorial Library Dedication invitation letters, October 1992

6

17

Newspaper Clippings, Memorial Library Expansion, 1990-1991

4

5

Photo album, ground breaking, construction, and celebrations, 1990-1996

7

6

Photographs, ground breaking for new library, 1990

7

2

Photographs, library construction, 1991

7

3

Photographs, Library events and celebrations, 1992

7

4

Program and Invitation, Tim Smith Park Dedication, September 15, 2000

4

6

Program, Lincoln Hall Dedication, November 23, 1958

4

1

Program, Memorial Library Dedication, May 30, 1968

4

2

Project Manual for Library Addition, 1990?

11

13

Project Manual for Library Addition, Volume 1, 1990

11

9

Project Manual for Library Addition, Volume 2, 1990

11

10

Project Manual for Library Addition, Volume 3, 1990

11

11

Thank you letters from Dr. Thomas M. Peischl, 125th Anniversary/ Library Dedication, November 3, 1992

6

12

Thank you note from Arlene Herzberg at Holiday Inn, undated

6

14

The Reporter: Article invitation to dedication of Memorial Library November 3, 1992

6

13

Videotape, staff recognition, May 31, 1996

7

5

 

 

 

NASA Resource Room

 

 

Cooperative Endeavor Agreement, March 1984

4

7

Correspondence, November 1984 – January 1985

4

9

Negatives, undated

4

11

Newspaper Clippings, October 1984 – November 1984

4

8

Photographs, undated

4

10

 

 

 

“Around the World on the 44th Parallel” Memorial Library Artwork

 

 

Articles and Invitations featuring Kozloff’s works, c.1987-1996

4

21

Artist Information, undated

4

12

Artist’s notes about artwork, c. 1994-1995

4

16

Correspondence, August 1993 – March 1997

4

13

Magazine’s featuring Kozloff’s works, 1995

4

22

Maps, undated

4

17

Minutes, Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places, February 1993 – April 1994

4

14

Photographs, c.1994-1995

4

19

Programs, Invitations, and Brochures, Dedication Ceremony, October 25, 1995

4

18

Proposals, Contracts, and Worksheets, April 1994 – August 1995

4

15

Slides, undated

4

20

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

“Faculty Guide to the Library,” 1982-1985, 1986-1987

6

25

“Freedom, A History of US” poster, 2005

oversized

 

“How to Use the Catalog Access System,” Fall 1986

6

28

“Selective Listing of Indexes and Abstracts,” 1982-1983

6

27

“The Graduate Student’s Guide to the Library,” 1982-1983, 1984-1985, 1986-1987

6

26

“The Student’s Guide to the Library,” 1980, 1982-1985, 1986-1987

6

24

A Celebration of the Marilyn J. Lass Endowment Program, January 2006 (2 copies)

6

42

ACRL Standards For College Librarians, 1995

2

40

Audio-Visual Handbook, 1960s?

8

29

Audiovisual Services, 1951-1972

2

24

Cassette, Supervisors Training: Using the PALS Online System, 1987

5

 

Celebrating MSU Faculty Authors Postcard, 2010

8

31

CEO Electronic Manual, November 1984 (1 of 2)

12

4

CEO Electronic Manual, November 1984 (2 of 2)

12

5

Communication Task Force Final Report and Recommendations, May 1991

6

23

Computerized Information Retrieval Services Manual, 1979

8

28

Copy of Marilyn Montgomery’s Retirement Scrapbook, 2003

2

38

Data General Information, 1988, 1990

12

2

DATANET Online Information, undated

8

33

Dedication of the Marilyn J. Lass Center for Minnesota Studies, September 1994

6

41

DVD, Staff Recognition, May 31, 1996

5

 

Emergency Response in my Community Flyer, 2002 (3 copies)

8

32

Engh, Jane and Bud Funeral Program and News Articles, 2009

8

27

Final Report, Follow-up on Library Assessment, 1989

11

2

First Annual Minnesota Studies Symposium, 2002

8

34

Foster, Linda Funeral Program, 2007

8

26

Guides, 1975-1984

2

19

Handbooks, 1911-1976

2

18

Harry R. Meyering, Memorial Fund, 1965-1969

2

20

Insight and Outlook Radio Broadcast Material, 1980

2

30

Instructional Assessment System

12

3

Kiyo Suyematsu Music Library Dedication, April 2004

6

39

Library Guides, 1980-1993

6

4

Library History, by Emma Wiecking, 1964

2

17

Library Logo Contest, 3 Prints, 2004

5

 

Library Photographs on CDs, 2000, 2001, 2006-2009 (2 different CDs)

6

44

Library Services and Information Technologies Stamp, undated

5

 

Library Services Annual Report for Academic Year 2005-2006, July 2006

2

37

Library Slides, mostly unmarked, undated

8

35

Library Workshop Brochures, 2000, 2002, 2003

6

40

Marilyn J. Lass Memorial Endowment, Jan. 26, 2006

6

5

Materials from Lance Leipold’s Retirement, 2006

2

39

Microfiche, 1988 Catalog Indexed on Microfiche, 1988

10

 

Minnesota Digital Library Information, 2001-2005

11

1

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1961-1976

2

23

Miscellaneous Materials, 1960-1976

2

22

Miscellaneous Reports, c. 1936-1966

2

21

Mission, Goals, and Institutional Purposes, 1961-1986

2

25

National Library Week: Proud to me an MSU Library Employee Button, undated

5

 

News Article about David Allan, 2000

8

24

Online Catalog Proposals and Recommendations, August 1972 – January 1979

2

28

Operating Policies and Procedures and Library Constitutions, October 1978 – May 1989

2

26

PALS Circulation Training, ca. 1995

8

37

PALS to Aleph Circulation Training Manual, 2003

8

40

PALS to Aleph Training Materials, 2002-2003 (1 of 2)

8

38

PALS to Aleph Training Materials, 2002-2003 (2 of 2)

8

39

Phillips, Brenda File Drawer Materials, 1985-1992 (1 of 3)

12

6

Phillips, Brenda File Drawer Materials, 1985-1992 (2 of 3)

12

7

Phillips, Brenda File Drawer Materials, 1985-1992 (3 of 3)

12

8

Photographs of Inside the Library, Library Retreat and Miscellaneous, 1970s – 1995

8

1

Photographs, Memorial Library, 1992

6

7

Postcard to Library Supporters, 2005 (2 copies)

8

23

Program Review Appendix, 1999-2004

5

 

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 1: Campus Strategic Priorities Report Card, 2004-2009

8

2

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 2: LibQUAL and Reports, 2004-2009

8

3

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 2: R2 Consulting, 2004-2009

8

4

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 2: Collection Development Policies, 2004-2009

8

5

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 2: Committee Charges, 2004-2009

8

6

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 2: MLAC Guidelines, 2004-2009

8

7

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 2: Handbook for Managing Searches, 2004-2009

8

8

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 2: Campus Master Plan, 2004-2009

8

9

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 2: Library Suggestions for Cost Savings, 2004-2009

8

10

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 2: LibITS (Library and ITS), 2004-2009

8

11

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 2: Dean’s Position Description, 2004-2009

8

12

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 3: Support Staff Professional Development Application, 2004-2009

8

13

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 3: Sabbatical Reports, 2004-2009

8

14

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 4: Student Assistant’s Handbook, 2004-2009

8

15

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 4: Community User Brochure, 2004-2009

8

16

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 5: Impending Faculty Vacancies, 2004-2009

8

17

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 5: Wilson Campus School Project, 2004-2009

8

18

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 6: MN Office of Higher Education Insight, 2004-2009

8

19

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 6: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2004-2009

8

20

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 6: ACRL Environmental Scan 2007, 2004-2009

8

21

Program Review Resource Room Materials, Section 6: ACRL 2009 Strategic Thinking Guide, 2004-2009

8

22

Program Review, 1973-1974

2

32

Program Review, 1976-1977

2

33

Program Review, 1999-2004

5

 

Program Review, FY 1990 - FY 1994

2

34

Program Review, FY 1990 – FY 1994 (copy 2)

2

35

Program Review Self Study, December 2009

11

6

Program Review Self Study Appendix, December 2009 (1 of 2)

11

7

Program Review Self Study Appendix, December 2009 (2 of 2)

11

8

Proposed Library Services Logos, 2007

8

30

Reprographics Materials, June 1978

2

31

Retirement Party Committee, 2002

9

5

River Valley Reads Community Events Program (2 copies) and bookmark, 2005

6

43

Space Study, 1980-1990 (1 of 2)

2

41

Space Study, 1980-1990 (2 of 2)

2

42

Student Appreciation Party Information, 1984-1987

8

41

Student Appreciation Party Information, 1988-1990

8

42

Student Appreciation Party Information, 1991-1994

8

43

Student Appreciation Party information, 1995-1996, 2010

8

44

Survey of Patrons, 1980

2

29

Tim’s Park Dedication, 2000

8

25

Twice Monthly Giving Reports for Memorial Library, August 1992-September 1992

6

6

Usage Guidelines, 1961-1962

2

27

VHS, Staff Recognition, May 31, 1996

5