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John Shaw Billings records, 1885-1915.

Author: New York Public Library. Central Administration. Director's Office.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Database:WorldCat
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Collection documents Billings' seventeen years as Director, from 1896 to 1913.
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Genre/Form: Minutes
Architectural drawings
Named Person: John Shaw Billings; Edwin Hatfield Anderson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: New York Public Library. Central Administration. Director's Office.
OCLC Number: 122615918
Description: 41 linear feet (48 boxes, 70 volumes).

Abstract:

Collection documents Billings' seventeen years as Director, from 1896 to 1913.

Bulk of the collection consists of incoming and outgoing letters and internal memoranda, mostly concerning library matters such as the purchase and exchange of books and other materials, the hiring and termination of employees, and finances. Most of the early correspondence has been lost. There are also architectural sketches and drawings, minutes of staff meetings, card files, and catalogs. Also includes materials of Edwin H. Anderson, Assistant Director and Acting Director after the death of Billings. Anderson's records as Assistant Director contain information about the N.Y. Child Welfare Exhibit of 1911.

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