Research Catalog

James W. Henderson records, (bulk 1958-1978)

Title
James W. Henderson records, 1929-1998 (bulk 1958-1978)
Author
New York Public Library. Research Libraries. Director's Office.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Found In
(CStRLIN)NYPW92-A72
Description
20 linear feet (22 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
Minutes.
Terms of Use (note)
  • All rights reserved. Permission to quote must be obtained in writing from the New York Public Library.
Biography (note)
  • James Wood Henderson joined the New York Public Library staff in 1947. He became Chief of Acquisitions in 1953, Assistant to the Director, Edward G. Freehafer, in 1959, and then Chief of the Reference Department in 1963 (Reference Department was renamed the Research Libraries in 1966.) In 1972 the title of Henderson's position was changed and he became the first Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries. Henderson retired from his position in 1977 but returned the next year to direct Project RETRO at the Library. He was noted for his leadership in the areas of automated cataloging and preservation of the collections.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Unpublished finding aid available at repository and on Internet.
Linking Entry (note)
  • The history of the Research Libraries is described separately.
Processing Action (note)
  • Inventoried
Call Number
MssArc 5118
Author
New York Public Library. Research Libraries. Director's Office.
Title
James W. Henderson records, 1929-1998 (bulk 1958-1978)
Summary
Records include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, surveys, and related materials covering such topics as library automation, conservation and preservation, the Schomburg collection, and the Library at Lincoln Center. Files contain position papers, administrative decisions and changes, materials on collections and exhibitions, appraisals and acquisitions, memoranda and correspondence from Library curators about collections, accounting procedures, staff changes and salaries, statistics, relations with donors, collectors and readers, all reflecting the activities and responsibilities of the Director of the Research Libraries. The Lincoln Center and Museum series documents the concept, beginnings and development of the Library at Lincoln Center. Nelson Survey materials consist of studies and surveys of the resources of the Research Libraries in the 1960s and 1970s. The files of the planning stages of the Schomburg Center for Black Culture contain reports, correspondence, memoranda, minutes, and newspaper clippings. Also included are some records of Henderson's predecessor, Harald Ostvold, and additional materials of Paul North Rice, Edward G. Freehafer and Rutherford D. Rogers.
Terms Of Use
All rights reserved. Permission to quote must be obtained in writing from the New York Public Library.
Biography
James Wood Henderson joined the New York Public Library staff in 1947. He became Chief of Acquisitions in 1953, Assistant to the Director, Edward G. Freehafer, in 1959, and then Chief of the Reference Department in 1963 (Reference Department was renamed the Research Libraries in 1966.) In 1972 the title of Henderson's position was changed and he became the first Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries. Henderson retired from his position in 1977 but returned the next year to direct Project RETRO at the Library. He was noted for his leadership in the areas of automated cataloging and preservation of the collections.
Indexes
Unpublished finding aid available at repository and on Internet.
Linking Entry
The history of the Research Libraries is described separately.
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Found In:
(CStRLIN)NYPW92-A72
Research Call Number
MssArc 5118
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