Collection Number: 40049

Collection Title: Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 50 items)
Abstract The Circulation Department was formally organized around 1924. Prior to that, books were circulated and reference service was provided from a single desk. Mostly circulation records for students and faculty and circulation statistics.
Creator University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Library. Circulation Department.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records #40049, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Circulation Department, dating from the late 1920s, was one of the first Library departments created. Early in its development the circulation function was coupled with that of reference, and the staff was responsible for periodicals, reserve reading, and the Library's special holdings in law, the sciences, education, etc., as well as the repair of books. Gradually, with the establishment of departmental/school libraries and specialized divisions within the main library, the Circulation Department's responsibility was focused on the main collection.

The records of the department relate to the era when the staff was multi-functional, as mentioned above. In form, the records consist of volumes and ledger sheets. The volumes contain individual student and faculty borrowing records. The ledger sheets reflect monthly circulation of holdings by departmental libraries and Wilson Library (the main library during this period) departments. Miscellaneous statistics, such as fines collected, repairs made, etc., are also recorded monthly on separate ledger sheets.

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Mostly circulation records for students and faculty and circulation statistics.

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Contents list

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Volume 1

Record of Loans, 1886-1887 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." 1

(arranged by borrower's name)

Volume 2

Record of Loans, 1887-1888 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." 2

(arranged by borrower's name)

Folder 1

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1899-1901 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 1

Folder 2

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1906-1907 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 2

Folder 3

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1907-1911 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 3

Folder 4

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1917-1919 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 4

Folder 5

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1919-1922 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 5

Folder 6

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1922-1923 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 6

Folder 7

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1923-1924 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 7

Folder 8

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1924-1925 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 8

Folder 9

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1925-1926 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 9

Folder 10

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1926-1927 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 10

Folder 11

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1927-1928 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 11

Folder 12

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1928-1929 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 12

Folder 13

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1929-1930 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 13

Folder 14

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1930-1931 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 14

Folder 15

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1931-1932 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 15

Folder 16

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1932-1933 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 16

Folder 17

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1933-1934 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 17

Folder 18

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1934-1935 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 18

Folder 19

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1935-1936 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 19

Folder 20

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1936-1937 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 20

Folder 21

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1937-1938 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 21

Folder 22

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1938-1939 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 22

Folder 23

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1939-1940 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 23

Folder 24

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1940-1941 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 24

Folder 25

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1941-1942 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 25

Folder 26

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1942-1943 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 26

Folder 27

Circulation and Miscellaneous Statistics, 1943-1944 #40049, Series: "Library Circulation Department of the University of North Carolina Records, 1886-1944." Folder 27

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