The Resource Records of William J. Van Schreeven as chairman of the Protective Committee of the Virginia Library Association

Records of William J. Van Schreeven as chairman of the Protective Committee of the Virginia Library Association

Label
Records of William J. Van Schreeven as chairman of the Protective Committee of the Virginia Library Association, 1940-1953
Title
Records of William J. Van Schreeven as chairman of the Protective Committee of the Virginia Library Association
Inclusive dates
1940-1953
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The records of William J. Van Schreeven, Virginia State Archivist, as Chairman of the Protective Committee of the Virginia Library Association are housed in one archival box and are arranged alphabetically. The records contain correspondence, publications, articles, and other sundry items related to William J. Van Schreeven's role as chairman of the Protective Committee of the Virginia Library Association. The correspondence in this collection relates to the theft of manuscripts, complaints of the Federal Trade Commission, the formation of an Archives and Manuscripts Committee, and other topics. Correspondents include Ernestine Grafton, President of the Virginia Library Association; John Cook Wyllie, Curator of Rare Books, University of Virginia, and former chairman of the Protective Committee; and Louise Savage, Acquisitions Librarian, University of Virginia, and former chairman of the Protective Committee
  • Noteworthy documents include the following: Photostat copy of a letter from Governor James Monroe re. the preservation of "antient records" (1800 Dec. 12); report of the Protective Committee (1940-1941); report of the Protective Committee (1946); letter of William J. Van Schreeven encl. "The Mystery of the Horn Papers" (1847 Dec. 16); letter of John Cook Wyllie, Curator of Rare Books, University of Virginia, encl. a copy of a letter from Vittoriano Manfredi, Italian Consul, to Governor William Tuck re. the theft of manuscripts from the Library Guarneriana di S. Daniele del Fruili (incl. list of stolen manuscripts) (1948 Sept. 2); recommendations for the establishment of a Committee on Archives and Manuscripts (1948); issue of the Virginia Library Bulletin (1949 Feb. 15); and drafts of a "Plea to Preserve Virginia Manuscripts in Virginia Institutions" (1949)
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Library of Virginia. (Search Library of Virginia as author).
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Records of William J. Van Schreeven as chairman of the Protective Committee of the Virginia Library Association
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi03136.xml.frame
Note
These records are part of the Library of Virginia record group (RG# 35)
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Extent
.23
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I. Records of William J. Van Schreeven as Chairman of the Protective Committee of the Virginia Library Association.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001635916
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (1 box)

Library Locations

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