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Library School Collection of H. Curtis Wright papers

Library School Collection of H. Curtis Wright papers

Dates: 1971-2002

The collection contains materials from H. Curtis Wright that were collected by the Library School. These materials include articles that were either written by Dr. Wright or used in research by him. Also included are books, slides, and reports related to his research.

  • Extent: 3 cartons (3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. School of Library and Information Sciences
  • Call Number: UA 5443
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Restricted. Closed for 25 years (until 2018) after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
Languages and Scripts
The materials have been left in the original order which appears to be grouped by like subject.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Library School Collection of H. Curtis Wright papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 5443; Library School Collection of H. Curtis Wright papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 5443, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from Records Management in March 2009. Found in the University Archives Workroom in May 2009.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; March 2009. Found; University Archives Workroom; May 2009.
Subject Terms
Wright, H. Curtis (Herbert Curtis), 1928-; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Library education; Literature
Genre / Form
Articles; Books; Reports; Slides (Photography)
Processing Information
Processed; Matthew Leavitt; March and May 2009.
Appraisal Information
Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Library School Collection of Wright (H. Curtis) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Matthew Leavitt
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T11:53-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

In 1966 the Graduate Department of Library and Information Sciences was unveiled giving Brigham Young students the opportunity to receive a masters degree in library science. The program was started in response to the LDS church's difficulty in finding qualified, LDS librarians to staff their libraries. The first Master of Library and Information Sciences degrees were awarded in 1967. The program was accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) in 1970. In 1975 the program was upgraded to status of a professional school with the creation of the School of Library and Information Sciences. At its peak, the program had extension programs at the Salt Lake Center and at Ricks College in Rexburg, ID. The school was noted for its participation in national committees and organizations and for its part in the advancing of library education at all levels of schooling. In 1991, Brigham Young University announced the closing of the school citing lack of funds and the refocusing on undergraduate education at the university. The school closed its doors in 1993 when the last Master of Library and Information Sciences degrees were given to BYU students.

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