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Charles Alexander Nelson papers,

Title
Charles Alexander Nelson papers, 1850s-1930s.
Author
Nelson, Charles Alexander, 1839-1933.
Supplementary Content
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Description
5 linear feet (12 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Wetzel, Reinhard A., Mrs.
Biography (note)
  • Charles Alexander Nelson (1839-1933), librarian and bibliographer, was a Reconstruction administrator in New Bern, North Carolina, for a decade following the U.S. Civil War. He returned to the North in 1875 and worked until 1909 in various libraries. He published bibliographies, indexed books and organizational records, wrote articles, and was a founding member in 1876 of the American Library Association.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 2114
Author
Nelson, Charles Alexander, 1839-1933.
Title
Charles Alexander Nelson papers, 1850s-1930s.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, legal and financial documents, reports, organizational records, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed matter that document Nelson's career. Bulk of the collection is correspondence, 1859-1930s, concerning his work in North Carolina after the Civil War, his positions at the Astor, Howard Memorial, Newberry, and Columbia College libraries, and his activities as a bibliographer, indexer and writer. Also, Nelson's papers from his years in New Bern, 1865-1876; Howard Memorial Library reports, 1889-1891; records, 1880s-1900s, of various organizations to which he belonged; writings including his history of Waltham, Mass.; and personal and miscellaneous materials.
Biography
Charles Alexander Nelson (1839-1933), librarian and bibliographer, was a Reconstruction administrator in New Bern, North Carolina, for a decade following the U.S. Civil War. He returned to the North in 1875 and worked until 1909 in various libraries. He published bibliographies, indexed books and organizational records, wrote articles, and was a founding member in 1876 of the American Library Association.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Bibliographers.
Indexers.
Librarians.
Added Author
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904.
Bowker, R. R. (Richard Rogers), 1848-1933.
Dewey, Melvil, 1851-1931.
Goudy, Frederic W. (Frederic William), 1865-1947.
Koopman, Harry Lyman, 1860-1937.
Rudge, William Edwin, 1876-1931.
Saunders, Frederick, 1807-1902.
Stokes, I. N. Phelps (Isaac Newton Phelps), 1867-1944.
American Library Association.
Astor Library.
Bibliographical Society of America.
Columbia University. Library.
Howard Memorial Library.
New York Library Club.
Newberry Library.
Twilight Club (New York, N.Y.)
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.
LCCN
ms 73000681
Research Call Number
MssCol 2114
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