Genevieve M. Walton collection
010.GW

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Walton, Genevieve
Title
Genevieve M. Walton papers
ID
010.GW
Date [inclusive]
1892-1932
Extent
0.4 Linear feet 1 archive box
Language
English
Abstract
Genevieve M. Walton served as Library Director at Michigan State Normal College from 1892 to 1932, during which time she expanded the size of the collection, the staff, and oversaw the move to a separate library building. She was also influential in the field of library science and co-founded the Michigan Library Association, and served as its first woman president. The collection is dated approximately 1889 to 1999.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Biography

Genevieve M. Walton served as the Library Director at Michigan State Normal College from 1892 to 1932, and during that period increased the size of the collection to include 70,000 volumes, the staff to eleven full-time librarians, and oversaw the move to a separate library building, which opened in 1930. Walton was very active in the library science field and participated in the American Library Association and the Michigan Library Association, of which she was both a co-founder and the first woman president.

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Scope and Contents

Genevieve M. Walton served as the Library Director at Michigan State Normal College from 1892 to 1932, and during that period increased the size of the collection to include 70,000 volumes, the staff to eleven full-time librarians, and oversaw the move to a separate library building, which opened in 1930. Walton was very active in the library science field and participated in the American Library Association and the Michigan Library Association, of which she was both a co-founder and the first woman president.

The Genevieve M. Walton papers have been divided into three series:  Lectures,  Publications, and  Teaching materials. The Lectures series includes handwritten and typed copies of lectures presented to students and librarians, and several are in bound notebooks. The Publications series includes papers and essays authored by Ms. Walton. The Teaching Materials series includes class lists, bibliographies and library catalogues, curriculum materials, and teaching manuals. In addition, there is a file of memorials and obituaries from 1930 to 1932, a photograph file, and a biography file that includes a wide range of materials.

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Arrangement of Materials

The Genevieve M. Walton papers have been divided into three series:  Lectures,  Publications, and  Teaching materials. The Lectures series includes handwritten and typed copies of lectures presented to students and librarians, and several are in bound notebooks. The Publications series includes papers and essays authored by Ms. Walton. The Teaching Materials series includes class lists, bibliographies and library catalogues, curriculum materials, and teaching manuals. In addition, there is a file of memorials and obituaries from 1930 to 1932, a photograph file, and a biography file that includes a wide range of materials.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 May 25

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Processing Information note

Original finding aid by Natalie Morath on 30 May 2012.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

A portrait of Genevieve M. Walton is currently displayed in the University Archives Reading Room.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University. College of Education
  • Libraries.
  • Library science
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Universities and colleges--Faculty.

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Collection Inventory

Lectures 1894-1928 

 1910-1911 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995369)   1 1

 1911 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995369)   1 2

 1919 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995369)   1 3

 1924-1928 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995369)   1 4

"The Library and the Primary Teacher" 1894 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995369)   1 5

"English Schools and Schoomasters 1921 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995369)   1 6

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Publications 1926 

 1899-1925 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995369)   1 7

"Libraries in Michigan, a historical sketch 1926 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995369)   1 8

Michigan Library Bulletin, Special no. 1930 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995369)   1 9

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Teaching materials 1889-1928 

Book lists 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995369)   1 10

Michigan Library Catalogues 1893-1911 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995369)   1 11

Class lists 1911-1919 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995369)   1 12

Library policices 1915-1928 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995369)   1 13

Curriculum 1896 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995369)   1 14

Manuals 1889-1894 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995369)   1 15

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Memorials and Obituaries 1930-1932 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995377)   2 1

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Photographs 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307023995377)   2 2

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Biography file 1897-1999 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023995377)   2 3

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