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Guide to the Willard O. Mishoff Library Science Literature Collection
MSS-2010-11-15  
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Description
The Willard O. Mishoff Library Science Literature Collection 1875 - 1967 (bulk 1920-1959) contains a variety of published and unpublished materials disseminated to American libraries and practicing librarians to aid them in collection development, reference, circulation, and cataloging services. Typical items include bibliographies, manuals, monographs, pamphlets, and periodicals. Additional materials include commemorative literature from library dedications and promotional literature for the public on the value of libraries and their resources. This collection consists of one series: Series I. Library Science Literature, 1875-1967.
Background
Willard O. Mishoff (1896-1980) led a career as an academic and research librarian. From 1938 to 1943 he served as Director of the University of Central Missouri Library, and from 1943 to 1958 he served as a library specialist for the U.S. Office of Education. Later, he worked as a faculty member in the library science program at Mississippi State College for Women. From 1962 to 1966 he taught classes in reference and bibliography at San Jose State College.
Extent
6 boxes (6 linear feet)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
The collection is open for research.