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Maurice Tauber papers, 1935-1978 

Creator: 
Tauber, Maurice F (Maurice Falcolm), 1908-1980
Phys. Desc: 
231 boxes (231 boxes)
Call Number: 
MS#1230
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Maurice Falcolm Tauber (1908-1980) was Melvil Dewey Professor of Library Service, Columbia University, 1944-1975.

Scope and Contents

Professional correspondence and papers of Tauber, documenting Tauber's career at Temple University Library, University of Chicago Graduate Library School and Libraries, and Columbia University Libraries; and files relating to his editorship of COLLEGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES, 1948-1962. General correspondence dealing with all aspects of libraries and librarianship; a subject file containing correspondence, typescripts, mimeographed reports, and related printed material on all aspects of libraries and librarianship, with numerous folders for the University of Chicago and Columbia University Libraries; working papers for many library surveys conducted by Tauber, including six boxes of material relating to his survey of Australian libraries; and two boxes of correspondence and other material for Tauber and Lilley's U.S. Office of Education Project: FEASIBILITY STUDY REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN EDUCATIONAL MEDIA RESEARCH INFORMATION SERVICE, 1960; working papers of many American Library Association, American National Standards Institute, and other professional organization conferences and committee meetings. Manuscripts include correspondence and related material, including galley sheets and a mimeographed preliminary edition of Tauber's TECHNICAL SERVICES IN LIBRARIES, 1954; typescript drafts and related maerial for Wilson and Tauber THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, 1945, 1956; the typescript draft of Tauber's biography LOUIS ROUND WILSON, 1967. Editorial files for COLLEGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES, including correspondence, office records, and typescripts of articles accepted and rejected for publication. Also, typescript of Tauber's LIBRARY SURVEYS, 1968; additional manuscript for THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY; papers on cataloging code revision; and papers on educational media research.