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Arthur Elmore Bostwick records,

Title
Arthur Elmore Bostwick records, 1901-1909.
Author
New York Public Library. Branch Libraries. Director's Office.
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Description
.33 linear foot (1 box).
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1860-1942) was Head Librarian of the New York Free Circulating Libraries from 1895-1897. In 1901 he was hired by John Shaw Billings, first Director of The New York Public Library, to establish NYPL's Circulation Department (renamed the Branch Libraries in 1966). He was Chief of the Circulation Department until 1909 when he left to become head of the St. Louis Public Library.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
MssArc 5559
Author
New York Public Library. Branch Libraries. Director's Office.
Title
Arthur Elmore Bostwick records, 1901-1909.
Summary
Memoranda, financial documents, brochures and other materials relating to the establishment and early operations of The New York Public Library Circulation Department. There is information regarding sites for branch libraries constructed with funding from Andrew Carnegie, Circulation Department regulations, staffing and a model school library.
Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1860-1942) was Head Librarian of the New York Free Circulating Libraries from 1895-1897. In 1901 he was hired by John Shaw Billings, first Director of The New York Public Library, to establish NYPL's Circulation Department (renamed the Branch Libraries in 1966). He was Chief of the Circulation Department until 1909 when he left to become head of the St. Louis Public Library.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
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Research Call Number
MssArc 5559
RG 8
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