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Melvil Dewey papers, [ca. 1870]-1931. 

Dewey, Melvil, 1851-1931.
Phys. Desc: 
68.5 linear ft (53,700 items in 105 boxes & 73 pamphlet boxes).
Call Number: 
Ms Coll\Dewey, M.
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The professional and personal correspondence, papers, and pamphlet collection of Melvil Dewey, relating to libraries, the American Library Association, library classification, the Lake Placid Club, Columbia College, the New York State Library, and spelling reform. Included are notes for and a typescript of Grosvenor Daws's biography of Dewey.