Finding Aid for the John Edward Goodwin Papers, 1895-1949

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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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Finding Aid for the John Edward Goodwin Papers, 1895-1949

Collection number: 186

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:
James V. Mink and Manuscripts Division staff, 15 February 1962
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, July 2002
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Edward Goodwin Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1895-1949
Collection number: 186
Creator: Goodwin, John Edward, 1876-1948
Extent: 10 boxes (5 linear ft.) 1 oversize folder
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: John Edward Goodwin (1876-1948) was head of stacks and loans at Stanford University Library and a librarian at the University of Texas before becoming a librarian at the University of California Southern Branch (later UCLA) in 1923. The collection consists of correspondence, articles, photographs, clippings, notes, memorabilia, and printed material related to Goodwin's career as a librarian.
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

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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 Fanny Alice Goodwin, 1949 & 1962.
  • Gift of Linda L. West, 1968.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Edward Goodwin Papers (Collection 186). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Goodwin was born in 1876; attended University of Wisconsin and New York State Library School, Albany; became head of stacks and loans at Stanford University Library; Librarian, University of Texas; became Librarian, University of California Southern Branch (later UCLA) in 1923; in 1923, the UCLA library had a staff of twelve and a collection of 42,000 volumes; by his retirement in 1944, UCLA's collection had increased to 52 staff members and 462,000 volumes; died in 1948.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, articles, photographs, clippings, notes, memorabilia, and printed material related to Goodwin's career as a librarian. Includes material concerning his activities as a student at the University of Wisconsin and at the New York State Library School, Albany. Contains material related to his professional career, as head of stacks and loans at Stanford University Library, Librarian of the University of Texas and as Librarian of UCLA. Also contains research materials about Goodwin assembled by Linda L. West.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence (Box 1).
  2. Manuscripts and memorabilia (Box 1).
  3. Notes, New York State Library School, Albany, 1903-4 (Boxes 2-9).
  4. Research materials about John E. Goodwin (Box 10).
  5. John E. Goodwin sketch for marble plaque in UCLA Library (oversize folder).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Goodwin, John Edward, 1876-1948--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Library.
Library administrators--United States--Archival resources.
Online resources.


Container List

 

Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1

Letters received by John E. Goodwin, 1905-1945.

Scope and Content Note

These letters relate chiefly to library positions offered to and accepted by Goodwin; included are letters from David Starr Jordan, Joseph C. Rowell, Ernest C. Moore, Robert E. Vinson, Phineas L. Windsor, Ray Lyman Wilbur, Sidney B. Mitchell, Harold L. Leupp, Keyes D. Metcalf and others. The balance of the letters concern library affairs at Stanford University, University of Texas and the University of California, Los Angeles.
Folder 2

Letters sent by John E. Goodwin, 1905-1944.

Scope and Content Note

Chiefly letters in reply to letters received, as described above.
Folder 3

Letters recommending John E. Goodwin, 1900-1905.

Scope and Content Note

Letters chiefly to Melvil Dewey, and including one from Frederick Jackson Turner.
Folder 4

Fanny Alice Goodwin, Letters received and sent, 1948-1949.

Scope and Content Note

Chiefly letters received and sent at the time of the death of John E. Goodwin.
 

Manuscripts and Memorabilia

Box 1, Folder 5

Articles and addresses by John E. Goodwin, ca. 1910-1944.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and printed articles and addresses.
Folder 6

John E. Goodwin Memorabilia: University of Wisonsin, 1895-1900.

Scope and Content Note

Includes program for commencement, University of Wisconsin, June 18-21, 1900 (Goodwin was a member of the graduating class); Goodwin's Anthropometric Record, University of Wisconsin Gymnasium; List of subjects taken and grades received by Goodwin at the Madison Wisconsin High School.
Folder 7

John E. Goodwin Memorabilia: New York State University Library School, Albany, 1903-1922.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Goodwin's Library School Certificate, 1904, photographs of his Library School Class, and related printed material concerning the School. See also his class notes, boxes 2-9.
Folder 8

John E. Goodwin Memorabilia: Stanford University Library, 1907-11.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Goodwin's annual reports as Superintendent of Stacks and Loans, Stanford University Library, and photographs of Goodwin.
Folder 9

John E. Goodwin Memorabilia: University of Texas Library, 1917-23.

Scope and Content Note

Includes annual reports and budgets of Goodwin as University Librarian, notes on the Library and plans for a new building, and related printed material concerning the Library and Goodwin's career as Librarian in Texas and at the University of Texas.
Folder 10

John E. Goodwin Memorabilia: University of Texas: 1914-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Exclusively printed material concerning the University of Texas, including clippings, announcements and programs of the Music Department, and a photograph of Goodwin taken while at Texas.
Folder 11

John E. Goodwin Memorabilia, UCLA Library, 1923-1944.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Goodwin and his manuscript notes containing observations on the internal administration of the Library. Including the dedication of Marble plaque in memory of John E. Goodwin, July 28, 1967. Also: See Oversize.
Folder 12

John E. Goodwin Memorbilia: Miscellaneous, ca. 1942-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Includes articles about Goodwin and certificates as Air Raid Warden and Firewatcher, 1942.
 

Notes, New York State University Library School, Albany, 1903-04.

Box 2

Reference; Founding and Government; Library Schools.

Box 3

Bibliography and National Bibliography.

Box 4

Bibliography.

Box 5

Library Administration.

Box 6

Library Buildings; Cataloging.

Box 7

Indexing; History of Libraries and Printing (notes include volume on book plates and volume of portraits of prominent librarians.

Box 8

Books selection (including volume of book selection lists).

Box 9

Classification; Administration; Loans.

Box 10

Articles about John E. Goodwin.

Box 11

Oversize folder. John E. Goodwin sketch for marble plaque in UCLA library. Dedicated July 28, 1967.

Physical Description: 1 item.