Finding Aid for the Seymour Lubetzky Papers, 1938-

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Seymour Lubetzky Papers, 1938-

Collection number: 1544

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
GSLIS 201 and Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Seymour Lubetzky Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1938-
Collection number: 1544
Creator: Lubetzky, Seymour
Extent: 8 cartons (8 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Seymour Lubetzky (1898- ) was a professor in the UCLA School of Library Service (1960-69). The collection consists of subject and correspondence files, lecture notes, and audio tapes from the 1930s through the 1980s related to Lubetzky's work in cataloging and classification in the Library Information Science discipline.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Seymour Lubetzky, 1987.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Seymour Lubetzky Papers (Collection 1544). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221072 

Biography

Seymour Lubetzky was born in Zelwa, Poland, April 28, 1898; married Beatrice Charnas; BA, UCLA, 1931; MA, University of California Berkeley, 1934; General Secondary Teachers Credential, 1932; Certificate of Librarianship, 1934; cataloger, UCLA, 1936-42; Chief, Catalog Maintenance Division, Library of Congress, 1943-60; Professor, UCLA School of Library Service, 1960-69; received Honorary Doctor of Laws presented by the University of California Regents, 1969; since 1969, he has written various articles related to Anglo-American cataloging rules and has been an occassional guest lecturer.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of subject and correspondence files, lecture notes, and audio tapes from the 1930s through the 1980s related to Lubetzky's work in cataloging and classification in the Library Information Science discipline.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Lubetzky, Seymour--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. School of Library Service--Faculty--Archival resources.
Catalogers--United States--Archival resources.


Container List

Record carton 1

Institute on Catalogue Code Review, vol.3-11.

Physical Description: In two black binders.
Record carton 1

Drafts of rule revisions.

Record carton 1

Principles of Descriptive Cataloging.

Physical Description: Mimeo with data sheets.
Record carton 1

The Library Association: Cataloging Rules Sub-Committee--minutes and memoranda. 1949-1960.

Record carton 1

Correspondence and memoranda as UCLA professor at School for Libary Service. 1960-1969(?), outgoing and incoming interfiled.

Record carton 2

Audiotapes. no.1-33. Contents not clearly identified; possibly a recording of a conference's proceedings.

Physical Description: 33 Scotch (3M Brand) 7 1/2 inch reel-to-reel.
Record carton 3

1938-1965. Drafts and copies of papers by Seymour Lubetzky and others. Also includes some minutes and notes taken at various meetings.

Physical Description: 70 folders.
Record carton 4

Various contents.

Physical Description: 24 folders.
Record carton 4

Specialist in Bibliograprhic and Cataloging Policiy. 1951-1960.

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Record carton 4

Harvard College Library, working papers.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 4

Rule revisions and office memoranda.

Record carton 4

Research notes.

Record carton 5

Offprints of articles sent to, collected by Seymour Lubetzky.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Record carton 5

Letter to Academic Senate, UCLA. 1960 and Bibliography for cataloging course. 1963.

Record carton 5

Drafts of memoranda and papers.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 5

Miscellaneous notes.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Record carton 5

Evaluation of Seymour Lubetzky's job performance at Library of Congress.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 5

Correspondence, marked Private.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 5

Cataloging Code Revision Steering Committee.

Physical Description: 11 folders.
Record carton 5

The Function of Main Entry in the Alphabetical Catalog.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 5

Draft of AACRI.

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Record carton 6

Draft of AACRI.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Record carton 6

British Library Association.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 6

Various papers and manuals.

Physical Description: 23 folders.
Record carton 6

Syllabi for courses in School of Library Service.

Physical Description: 31 folders.
Record carton 7

Commentary of various library issues by Seymour Lubetzky and others.

Physical Description: 7 folders.
Record carton 7

School of Library Service, UCLA, staff meetings.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Record carton 7

Recommendation by Seymour Lubetzky for Professor Baughman.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Seymour Lubetzky's Bio-bibliography.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Draft of lecture presented in British Columbia.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Notes on cataloging projects and issues.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Record carton 7

School of Library Service, committee notes.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Bibliographic Dimensions in information Control.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Engagements, letters and announcements concerning Seymour Lubetzky's lectures.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

ETV Newletter.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Faculty Center.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Articles on filing.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Grants, applications for.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Syllabi, class list, and evaluations for cataloging course taught by Seymour Lubetzky at University of Illinois Gradate School of Library Science.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Record carton 7

Institute on Future of Library Education.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

InterLibrary Loans.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Kneller Report Committee, SLS.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Law Librarianship.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Map Librarianship.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Curriculum guidelines for Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS).

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Powellisms.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Library Research Clearinghouse, research.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

San Francisco Lectures.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

Travel.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

School Librarianship.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

University Bulletin.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

UCLA Library borrowing.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Record carton 7

MAGLP (Multi-Area Group Library Program).

Physical Description: 12 folders.
Record carton 7

Library Curiosities, includes unpublishied version of Seymour Lubetzky's Manual of Descriptive Cataloguing.

Record carton 8

MAGLP.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Record carton 8

Code Revision Committee.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Record carton 8

Notes, commentaries, memoranda on cataloguing issues and code revision.

Physical Description: 20 folders.