Jackson E. Towne Papers
UA.17.46

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Author
Towar, James D.
Creator - Donor
Towne, Jackson Edmund, 1894-1971
Creator - Correspondent
Towne, Katherine Doyle
Title
Jackson Edmund Towne papers
ID
UA.17.46
Date [inclusive]
1892-1971
Extent
5.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Jackson Edmund Towne (1894-1971) grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and went to college at Harvard where he graduated in 1917, and where he also obtained his Master’s degree in 1919. He then attended the University of Illinois Library School, where he obtained a Master’s of Library Science in 1922. From 1922-1924, Towne was a night librarian at Yale University and from 1924-1926, he worked in the library of the University of Iowa. In 1926, Towne was employed in the New York University library where he worked until 1928 when he left to become head librarian of the George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1932, Towne came to Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) as head librarian, a position he held until his retirement in 1959. From 1960-1964, Towne was a professor of bibliography, serving concurrently as engineering librarian in 1963-1964. Towne’s published articles include many related to the disposition of books and library administration, and also include bibliographies, biographies and subjects in other areas. He worked on two large projects, one which dealt with Charles Kendall Adams who was responsible for the library buildings and programs at the University of Michigan, Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin in the late 1800s. The other project was the Douglass C. McMurtrie Collection of the MSU Library which deals with early printing in the United States, a collection which Towne processed. Towne belonged to many clubs and organizations, including library, fraternal and bibliographical groups, various MSU clubs, and others. Notable among the organizations are the Sons of the American Revolution of which he was president of the Michigan Chapter, 1947-1948, and the American Library Association, which he was active in from the 1920s to the 1960s.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists mainly of Towne’s correspondence, articles, and speeches. Also included in the collection are documents and correspondence concerning the estate of Annie L. Towne, his mother, and the papers of his wife, Katherine Doyle Towne. The collection also includes papers on the World’s Columbian Exposition donated by Towne, consisting of committee reports, a contract for water services at the exposition, and two letters, one requesting exhibit space and the other expressing concern over the number of entrances to the exposition.

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Arrangement

In general, the collection is arranged according to normal archival procedure with two exceptions:

1. Due to the Towne's involvement with many library groups, a separate series has been made for those organizations.

2. While working on the Adams and McMurtrie projects, Towne wrote numerous articles concerning those subjects, and the articles will be found under the appropriate project heading instead of under the heading “Articles.”

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections June 2005

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

 Updated April 2006 by A. Brown April 2006

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Library Association.
  • Fort Lewis College.
  • Lansing Civic Players Guild (Lansing, Mich.).
  • Michigan State University. Libraries. Special Collections Division.
  • Sons of the American Revolution. Michigan Society.
  • World's Columbian Exposition. (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Course materials
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Pamphlets
  • Postcards
  • Reports
  • Scrapbooks
  • Speeches

Geographic Name(s)

  • East Lansing (Mich.) -- History
  • Germany -- Description and travel

Personal Name(s)

  • Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835-1902
  • McMurtrie, Douglas C., (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944
  • Towne, Annie L.
  • Towne, Jackson Edmund, 1894-1971

Subject(s)

  • Academic libraries -- Michigan
  • Associations, institutions, etc.
  • Bibliography -- Study and teaching
  • Libraries -- Special collections
  • World War, 1939-1945

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 

General 

Box Folder

 January 1900 - June 1922 

752 1

 July 1922 - October 1924 

752 2

 1925-1927 

752 3

 1928-1931 

752 4

 1932 

752 5

 1933 

752 6

 1934-1936 

752 7

 1937-1938 

752 8

 1939-1941 

752 9

 1942-1959 

752 10

 1960-1961 

752 11

 1962-1964 

752 12

 1965-1971 

752 13
Box Folder

Christmas Cards Received 1940-1968 

752 14

Concerning Towne's Articles and Speeches 

Box Folder

 1919-1938 

752 15

 1941-1960 

752 16

 1961-1967 

752 17
Box Folder

Form Letters Received 1922-1965, n.d. 

752 18

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Personal Papers 

Box Folder

Military 1917, 1919, 1936, 1939, 1940, 1945 

752 19

Passports 1933, 1965 

752 20

Income Tax Forms 1957, 1963 

752 21

Insurance and Investments 1932-1965 

752 22

Notebook Containing Booklist n.d. 

752 23

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School 

Subject Bibliographies –Illinois Library School 

Box Folder

 1920-1921 

752 24

 1921-1922 

752 25-26

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Alumni 

Box Folder

Harvard Fund Requests 1923-1971 

752 27

Michigan Yale Alumni Association 1939, 1944-1963, 1971 

752 28

University of Illinois Fund Request 1939, n.d. 

752 29

Portraits of the Class 1917, 1942 

752 30

Harvard Class Bibliographies 1942 

752 31

University of Illinois Library School Alumni Association – Correspondence & Handbooks 1915, 1916, 1926-1927, 1933-1934, 1935-1940 

752 32

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Box Folder

Nameplate – "Jackson E. Towne" n.d. 

752 33

Bibliographies 1920-1936, 1959-1962, n.d. 

752 34

Materials Concerning Retirement as Librarian – Correspondence and Reports 1958-1959 

752 36

Retirement as Librarian – Newspaper Clippings 1958-1959 

752 36

Teaching 

Box Folder

English 513 (Bibliographic Methods) – Correspondence 1933-1945 

752 37

English 513 (Bibliographic Methods) – Course Outlines and Course Material 1951-1954, n.d. 

752 38

Air Crew Class – Correspondence 1944 

752 39

Materials from Courses by Others 1947, n.d. 

752 40

Reference Materials (831E) – Lecture Outline Fall 1960 

752 41

Professor of Bibliography 

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 January - February 1960 

752 42

 March - May 1960 

752 43

 June - August 1960 

752 44

 September 1960 

752 45

 October - November 1960 

752 46

 December 1960 - January 1961 

752 47

 February - April 1961 

752 48

 May - June 1961 

752 49

 July 1961 

752 50

 October 1961 

752 51

 November - December 1961 

752 53

 January - February 1962 

752 54

 March - May 1962 

752 55

 June - September 1962 

752 56

 October - December 1962 

752 57

Engineering Library 

Box Folder

 January - June 1963 

752 58

 July - December 1963 

752 59

 1964 

752 60

 n.d. 

752 61
Box Folder

Reports 1961-1964 

752 62

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Consulting – Fort Lewis College Library 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1963-1965 

752 63

Report 1963, n.d. 

752 64

Book, Course and Committee Information n.d. 

752 65

Newsletters 1964, 1965 

752 66

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Library Groups 

American Library Association 

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1924-1932 

752 67

 1933 

753 1

 1934 

753 2

 1935 

753 3

 1936-1938 

753 4

 1939 

753 5

 1940 

753 6

 1941 

753 7

 1942-1943 

753 8

 1944-1946 

753 9

 1947 

753 10

 1948 

753 11

 1949-1953 

753 12

 1954-1956, 1958, 1960-1962 

753 13

 n.d. 

753 14
Box Folder

Bulletins 1943-1961, n.d. 

753 15

Insurance Information 1933, n.d. 

753 16

Lists n.d. 

753 17

Minutes of ALA Council Annual Conference 1960 

753 18

Policy Statements 

Box Folder

 1934-1943 

753 19

 1945-1960, n.d. 

753 20
Box Folder

Publicity Material n.d. 

753 21

Questionnaire – Library Survey 1924 

753 22

Reports 1928, 1932, 1938-1939, 1946 

753 23

Agricultural Libraries Section – Programs 1917, 1921, 1926, 1946 

753 24

Association of Land Grant Colleges & Universities – ALA Correspondence 1932 

753 25

Association of College and Reference Libraries 

Box Folder

Policies and Reorganization Statements 1935-1937 

753 26

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1932, 1935-1936 

753 27

 January 1937 - June 1, 1938 

753 28

 June 20, 1938 - 1939 

753 29

 1940 - June 1946 

753 30

 July 1946 - 1947, n.d. 

753 31

 1948 

753 32

 1949 

753 33

 1950-1960, n.d. 

753 34
Box Folder

Bulletins, Memoranda and Lists n.d. 

753 35
Box Folder

Louisiana Library Association – Correspondence December 1937 

753 36

Michigan Library Association 

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 January 1932 - June 1934 

753 37

 October 1934 - April 1935 

753 38

 May 1935 - May 1936 

753 39

 June 1936 - December 1937 

753 40

 February 1938 - September 1938 

753 41

 October 1938 - December 1938 

753 42

 February 1939 - May 1939 

753 43

 June 1939 - December 1941 

753 44

 1942-1945 

753 45

 1946, 1953-1954, 1956, n.d. 

753 46
Box Folder

Meeting Schedules n.d. 

753 47
Box Folder

Montana Library Association – Statement May 1938 

753 48

Tennessee Library Association – Report 1931 

753 49

Clubs and Organizations – Theater Library Association – Correspondence 1938-1942 

753 50

American Society of Engineering Education 

Box Folder

Engineering School Libraries – Correspondence 1943, 1951 

753 51

Bulletins and Reports 1942-1943, 1950-1952, n.d. 

753 52

Programs and Surveys 1951, n.d. 

753 53
Box Folder

Lansing Library Club – Correspondence 1933-1936, 1942-1943, 1947-1949 

753 54

Midwest Academic Librarians Conference 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1956-1957, 1965 

753 55

Programs and Room Confirmations 1956, 1965 

753 56
Box Folder

Midwest Research Libraries – Correspondence and Minutes 1945 

753 57

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Clubs and Organizations 

MSU 

Box Folder

Corn Foundation – Minutes February 1, 1961 

753 58

Friends of the MSU Library 

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 January 1942 - March 1943 

753 59

 April 1943 - September 1943 

753 60

 October 1943 - June 1944 

753 61

 August 1944 - December 1945 

753 62

 1946-1947 

753 63

 1948-1967, n.d. 

753 64
Box Folder

Examples of Other Friends Groups 1938-1942 

753 65

Programs and Projects n.d. 

753 66

News 

Box Folder

 1943-1950 

753 67

 1951-1967 

753 68
Box Folder

"History of the Friends of the Library" 1943-1959, n.d. 

754 1

Newspaper Clippings Concerning the Friends and Rare Books 1944-1959, n.d. 

754 2
Box Folder

MSU Library Staff Association - Projects and Constitution 1960 

754 3

MSU Red Cross Committee – Correspondence 1944 

754 4

Michigan State College Research Organization and Administration Committee – Report of Committee n.d. 

754 5

MSU Retirees Club – Correspondence September 1970 

754 6

Michigan State College Seven Arts Club – Correspondence 1932-1933 

754 7

Michigan State College Club 

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1932-1939 

754 8

 1940-1945 

754 9

 1946-1952, n.d. 

754 10
Box Folder

Library Committee Meeting Minutes 1926-1930 

754 11
Box Folder

Michigan Statutes Committee – Correspondence 1960-1963 

754 12

W. W. II Groups 

Michigan Council on Adult Education 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1942-1945 

754 13

Meetings and Statements 1942-1945, n.d. 

754 14

Bibliography – "Preparing for the Post-War World," 1943 

754 15

Lists n.d. 

754 16

Questionnaires n.d. 

754 17
Box Folder

Michigan Council for National Security – Correspondence 1948 

754 18

Selective Service Advisory Board 

Box Folder

Correspondence April 9, 1942 

754 19

Questionnaires, Forms and Certificates 1942, 1947, n.d. 

754 20

Instructions and Newsletter 1941-1942 

754 21

Historical 

Box Folder

American Historical Association – Correspondence 1926, 1940 

754 22

Historical Society of Michigan – Correspondence 1960-1961 

754 23

State Historical Society of Wisconsin 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1950-1962, n.d. 

754 24

Newsletters and Programs 1951-1955 

754 25

School 

Alpha Epsilon Delta of Chi Psi 

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1923-1939 

754 26

 1940-1941, 1962-1966, n.d. 

754 27
Box Folder

Newsletters 1941, 1966, n.d. 

754 28
Box Folder

Associated Clubs of Harvard – Correspondence 1928, 1938, 1940, 1943 

754 29

Harvard Drama Club – Correspondence 1916, 1932, 1948 

754 30

Harvard Economics Society – Correspondence 1932 

754 31

Harvard Club of Western Michigan – Correspondence 1940-1941, 1960, n.d. 

754 32

Phi Beta Kappa – Reports 1938, 1959 

754 33

Yale Club of Western Michigan – Correspondence 1947, n.d. 

754 34

University of Chicago Alumni Foundation – Correspondence 1940, 1963 

754 35

University Club of Milwaukee – Correspondence 1922 

754 36

General 

Box Folder

American Association for the Advancement of Science – Correspondence October 23, 1930 

754 37

American Forestry Association – Correspondence 1937-1939 

754 38

American Institute of Graphic Arts – Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1941 

754 39

 1946-1947 

754 40
Box Folder

American Scandinavian Foundation – Correspondence 1920, 1932 

754 41

Bibliographical Society of America – Correspondence 1933, 1939, 1944, 1960, n.d. 

754 42

Boy Scouts– Merit Badges– Correspondence 1934, 1936, n.d. 

754 43

Dime Novel Club – Correspondence n.d. 

754 44

Economic Club of Lansing – Correspondence 1946 

754 45

Explorers Club – Correspondence 1937 

754 46

George Ade Society – Mark Twain Association – Correspondence 1941, 1962, n.d. 

754 47

Inter City Wrangler 

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1936-1941 

754 48

 1962-1965, 1970 

754 49
Box Folder

Notes n.d. 

754 50
Box Folder

Leonard Wood League – Correspondence 1920 

754 51

National Geographic Society – Correspondence 1936-1937 

754 52

Society of Mayflower Descendants – Correspondence 1963-1964 

754 53

Statler Club – Correspondence November 1951 

754 54

Triangle Club – Correspondence 1924 

754 55

Speakers Club of Harvard – Correspondence 1915, 1959-1963 

754 56

U. and I. Club 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1948-1949, 1960-1962, 1969 

754 57

Programs, Memberships, Clippings 1962-1965 

754 58
Box Folder

The Westerners – Correspondence 1944 

754 59

YMCA – Correspondence April 18, 1934, January 1937 - February 1938 

754 60

Committees 

Box Folder

Oberly Memorial Fund Committee – Committee List and Bibliography 1952, 1955 

754 61

Universities Committee on Postwar International Problems 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1942-1945 

754 62

Reports and Questionnaires 1944-1945 

754 63

Fraternal 

American Legion 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1922, 1935, 1940-1949, 1955, n.d. 

754 64

"History of William Riker Johnson Post 205" 1943 

754 65

Sons of the American Revolution 

Box Folder

Lineage Information 1904, n.d. 

754 70

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1917, 1926, 1934 - June 1937 

754 71

 July 1947 - October 1947 

754 72

 November 1947 - February 1948 

754 73

 March 1948 - July 1948 

754 74

 August 1948 - December 1948, n.d. 

754 75

 1949-1950 

754 76

 1952-1953, 1960, 1964-1969, n.d. 

754 77

Newspaper Clippings 1952, n.d. 

Box Folder

Membership Lists n.d. 

754 79

History of the Lansing Chapter n.d. 

754 80

Rotary – Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1935-1943 

754 66

 1944-1961 

754 67

 1962-1964, n.d. 

754 68
Box Folder

Rotary Club Pictorial and News Clippings 1961 

754 69

Bibliographical 

Box Folder

American College and University Professors Correspondence 1933 

754 81

Directory of Leaders in Education Correspondence n.d. 

754 82

International World Who's Who – Correspondence 1946, n.d. 

754 83

Who's Who in America 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1932-1949, 1965, n.d. 

754 84

Biographies and Bibliographies 1953, n.d. 

754 85
Box Folder

Who's Who in American Education – Correspondence 1933-1934, n.d. 

754 86

Who's Who in Library Service – Correspondence 1941 

754 87

Who's Who in Michigan – Correspondence 1940-1941, 1945 

754 88

Who's Who in the Midwest – Correspondence 1960, 1965 

754 89

Play Groups 

Lansing Civic Players Guild 

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1932-1936 

754 90

 1937-1948 

754 91
Box Folder

Membership Lists 1929-1936 

754 92

Miscellaneous n.d. 

754 93

Michigan Non-Professional Theater Association 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1934-1944 

754 94

Play Lists and Questionnaires n.d. 

754 95

Newsletters, Constitution and Minutes 1939-1940 

754 96

Group Lists, Statements and Conclave Material n.d. 

754 97

New York State Community Theater Conference Bulletins 

Box Folder

 1950 

754 98

 1951 

754 99

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Plays 

Box Folder

"Curtains Rose on These" 1942 

754 100

"Homemade Sweater" n.d. 

754 101

Playbills 1936-1942 

754 102

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Speeches 

General 

Box Folder

List of Radio Talks 1934-1935 

754 103

"Heraldry" 1937 

754 104

"How Many People Have Been in India: The Good News" n.d. 

754 105

"The Lincoln Papers and the Two MSU Collections" n.d. 

754 106

"Student Pacifism Passes Out – Or Has It?" December 30, 1940 

754 107

"The University Libraries" October 3, 1924 

754 108

"Uses of a Library" [C.K. Adams?] September 20, 1871 

754 109

Untitled – Concerning Libraries n.d. 

754 110

Untitled Salute to Towne by Dr. Chapin 1959 

754 111

Germany 

Box Folder

"A Brief Glimpse into Some German Libraries in the Summer of 1933" 1933 

754 112

"The European Military Situation and Hitler-Germany and Possible War" February 11, 1934 

754 113

"Germany" January 1934 

754 114

"Germany Today" October 12, 1933 

754 115

"German Periodicals, Museums and Books in the Summer of 1933" 1933 

754 116

"Some German Libraries and Museums as Glimpsed Last Summer by and American College Librarian" February 27, 1934 

754 117

"Some Tourist Glimpses of Nazi Militarism in Hitler's Germany Last Summer" February 28, 1934 

754 118

"A Summer Book Tour Through Nazi Germany" 1933 

754 119

"A Word About German Libraries Last Summer" 1933 

754 120

Notes for a Talk on Germany and a List of Talks on Germany 1933-1934 

754 121

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Articles 

Library Related 

Box Folder

"Books and Libraries in the South" 1932 

754 122

"Books, their Disposition and Administrative Control in State Agricultural Experiment Stations" 1933 

754 123

"Catalog of Early Printed Books in the Vault of the Library of George Peabody College for Teachers" n.d. 

754 124

"Coat of Arms – MSC" n.d. 

754 125

"The College Library Emerges from a Summer Reorganization" 1932 

754 126

"County of Library Services of the Julius Rosenwald Fund" 1930 

754 127

"Departmental Library Problem at MSC" 1932 

755 1

"Engineering School Libraries Section – Services" n.d. 

755 2

"Eulogy for Willard Potter Lewis" April 1954 

755 3

"The Expanded Courses in Library Science at Peabody" n.d. 

755 4

"Function Dictated Design" 1952 

755 5

"The High School Library Budget" 1929 

755 6

"Historic Role of the University Librarian" n.d. 

755 7

"History of the MSU Library" 

Box Folder

Rough Draft n.d. 

755 8

Miscellaneous Data n.d. 

755 9
Box Folder

"A Librarian Looks at the Bibliographical Project" n.d. 

755 10

"The Library – George Peabody College for Teachers" n.d. 

755 11

"The Library of Swarthmore College" 1927 

755 12

"The Locations and Development of Accreditable Library Training Agencies in the South" 1931 

755 13

"Medieval Monastic Libraries" 1921 

755 14

"MSC Library Reference Department: Package Libraries" 1932 

755 15

"Mr. Drury and the Humanists" 1930 

755 16

"The New Library Building at Michigan State University" 1957 

755 17

"The 1903 Conference" 1962 

755 18

"Post Dedication Assessment: A University Library Planner Addresses an Expert Consultant" n.d. 

755 19

"The Reader's Division Chief," by Towne and W.H. Jesse 1945 

755 20

"Reading Use Increased from the First Day in New Library at Michigan State" September 1956 - October 1956 

755 21

"The School of Library Science at Peabody" 1929 

755 22

"The State College Library Trend Toward a University Status" n.d. 

755 23

"Training and the Supply of Southern School Librarians" 1932 

755 24

"The Treatment of Books According to Their Use" n.d. 

755 25

"University Library Planning" 1960 

755 26

"When the Librarians Met at Niagara Falls" n.d. 

755 27

Untitled Reminiscences of Peabody College for Teachers n.d. 

755 28

Untitled Reminiscences of the University of Illinois Library School n.d. 

755 29

Bibliographies 

Box Folder

"A Behrman Bibliography: A Checklist of the American Editions of the Full Length Plays of S. N. Behrman" n.d. 

755 30

"S. N. Behram Bibliography" – Miscellaneous Data n.d. 

755 31

"A Bibliography of Polar Exploration" 

Box Folder

 1935 

755 32

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 January 1928 - February 1934 

755 33

 March 1934 - 1935 

755 34

Biographies 

Box Folder

"Dr. W. J. Beal as Historian" n.d. 

755 35

"An Early Ohio Biography of Napoleon and the Ghost of Marshall Ney in America" n.d. 

755 36

"Perry Greeley Holden: His Notable Career as a Pioneer in Agricultural Extension" 1960 

755 37

General 

Box Folder

"Carlyle & Oedipus" 1935 

755 38

"'A Criticism of 'Oscar Wilde (His Life and Confessions)' by Frank Harris" by Towne n.d. 

755 39

"Did I Set all This in Motion? (Lew Wallace's Ben Hur)" 1961 

755 40

"Economics as a Factor in Modern College Education" 1914 

755 41

"How the Pro-League Republican Explained His Position – Some Illustrative Letters" n.d. 

755 42

"Informal Brief History of the Play-Reading Group in East Lansing Over a Period of More the 25 Years (1934-1963)" 1963 

755 43

"An Imposters Marginal Notes" n.d. 

755 44

"My Criticism of Christianity" n.d. 

755 45

"National Culture and World Culture" 1915 

755 46

"Oedipus & Melpomene: Some Psycho-Biological Studies in Literature" 1942 

755 47

"Once There Was a Victory Parade in Vichy" 1919 

755 48

"P. G. Holden is Dead; Hybrid Corn Pioneer" 

755 132

"President Draper Gets a College of Agriculture in Spite of Himself" n.d. 

755 49

"Psychoanalysis" 1922 

755 50

"Secretary Draper's Skepticism Confirmed: The Ney Controversy Settled" or "The End of a Persistent Legend" n.d. 

755 51

"A Servant in the House" n.d. 

755 52

"Some Phases of Imperialism" 1915 

755 53

"Suping with Sarah" n.d. 

755 54

"Venice" n.d. 

755 55

Materials Concerning James Bond n.d. 

755 56

Materials Concerning Sherlock Holmes n.d. 

755 57

Reviews 

Box Folder

"Bibliothéques Agricoles Dans le Monde et Bibliothéques Specialisees Dans le Sujets se Rapportant Á l'agriculture" 1940 

755 58

"The Great Divide n.d. 

755 59

"'Impressions and Comments' by Havelock Ellis" by Towne n.d. 

755 60

"Practical Library Handbook" 1939 

755 61

By Others 

Box Folder

"A Survey of the Libraries of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin" by T. C. Blegen and Keyes Metcalf 1943 

755 62

"Monastic Libraries in Medieval Times" by Fr. Adolph Hrdlicka n.d. 

755 63

"The Engineering Library – Storehouse or Laboratory" by William Hyde May 1947 

755 64

"The History of MSU" by Madison Kuhn (Partial Copy) 1955 

755 65

"A Selective Bibliography of Biographical Sources for the State Governors of Michigan" by Gerald B. McCabe 1959 

755 66

"Typographical Bibliography: A List of Books in the English Language on Printing and its Accessories" by John F. Marthens 1875 

755 67

"A Short History of Rhode Island Printing to 1780" by Robert Bruce Oliver n.d. 

755 68

"Educational Implications of the Library Arts College" by Shelton Phelps 1935 

755 69

"Literature and Fine Arts" by John F. Taylor n.d. 

755 70

"History of the City of East Lansing" by James Towar 1933 

755 71

"Autobiography of a Master Bookworm" by C.M. Towne 1923 

755 72

"The Teacher and the Librarian in the Liberal Arts College" Unknown Author June 27, 1934 

755 73

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Projects 

Douglas C. McMurtrie Collection 

Correspondence 

Box Folder

Between McMurtrie and Others 1926-1943 

755 74

Concerning the McMurtie Collection 1957-1962 

755 75
Box Folder

Description of the Collection n.d. 

755 76

Articles 

Box Folder

"Additional Geneva Imprints 1815-1849" 1938 

755 77

"Call for a Comprehensive History of Early Printing in Western New York" n.d. 

755 78

"A Checklist of Books, Pamphlets and Broadsides Printed in Schenectady, New York 1795-1830" 1938 

755 79

"Daniel Berkeley Updike 1860-1941" n.d. 

755 80

"Douglas C. McMurtrie, 1888-1944" 1961 

755 81

"The Douglas C. McMurtrie Manuscripts Collection at the Michigan State University Library: Some Possibilities for Research and Publication" n.d. 

755 82

"Early California Newspapers: Some Histories; and Annotated List" n.d. 

755 83

"An Early Military Press" n.d. 

755 84

"The First Printing in North Dakota" n.d. 

755 85

"The First Ten Years of the Toledo Blade" n.d. 

755 86

"Historical Source Material on Texas and Californian Papers" 1962 

755 87

"A History of Michigan Newspapers" 1964 

755 88

"A History of Printing in the United States" (Partial Copy) 1934 

755 89

"A History of Tennessee and Tennesseans" by Will T. Hale and Dixon L. Merrit 1913 

755 90

"Louisiana and the Uncompleted History of Printing in the United States" n.d. 

755 91

"One More Possible Topic for Readers of Western History" n.d. 

755 92

"Printing in New Mexico Beyond Santa Fe and Taos, 1848- 1875" n.d. 

755 93

"Retiring University Librarian Puts Printing Collection in Order" n.d. 

755 94

"A Short Title List of Books, Pamphlets and Broadsides Printed in Auburn, New York, 1812-1850" 1936 

755 95

"Some Characteristics of Early Western Journalism" n.d. 

755 96

"Some Douglas C. McMurtrie Bibliographies" (Partial Copy) n.d. 

755 97

"Some Random Light on the History of Printing in the United States – Bibliographies Compiled by the Late Douglas C. McMurtrie on the Introduction of the Press and its History and Influence During the Pioneer Period in Seven Various Located States of the Union – Now Published for the First Time" n.d. 

755 98

"An Uncompleted History of Printing in the United States" 1961 

755 99

Pamphlets 

Box Folder

Bibliography and History of Printing n.d. 

755 100

Books Printed Before 1800, Private Press, Books, Standard Sets, Fine Books 1959 

755 101

A Catalog of Rate and Choice Books 1960 

755 102

The University of New Mexico Bulletin: A Checklist of New Mexico Newspapers 1935 

755 103

A Checklist of Western Newspapers in the Mills Collection 1955 

755 104

The Talisman Press: 1960 Catalog Western Americana and Bibliography 1960 

755 105

The Talisman Press: 1961 Catalog 1961 

755 106

Type Specimen Books and books on the History of Printing 1962 

755 107

General 

Box Folder

Distribution of McMurtrie Collection Material 1963 

755 108

Incomplete McMurtrie Bibliographies n.d. 

755 109

Miscellaneous Materials n.d. 

755 110

Charles Kendall Adams Materials – General 

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 January 1950 - June 1950 

755 111

 July 1950 - December 1950 

755 112

 January 1951 - June 1951 

755 113

 July 1951 - December 1951 

755 114

 January 1952 - May 1952 

755 115

 June 1952 - December 1952 

755 116

 1953 

755 117

 1954-1957 

755 118
Box Folder

Reports and Travel Vouchers 1950-1951 

755 119

Photostatic Copies of Letters of Adams from Scotland 1886 

755 120

Photostatic Copies of Letters of Adams as President of Cornell University to Various People 1886-1889 

755 121

Photostats Pertaining to Various Library Building Plans n.d. 

755 122

Screen Prints of Adams and Various Library Building Plans 1870-1900 

755 123

Miscellaneous Materials 

755 124-125

Articles 

Box Folder

Preliminary Sketches for Articles on Adams n.d. 

755 126

Adams Partial Bibliography n.d. 

755 127

"Charles Kendall Adams – Early Library Builder" n.d. 

755 128

"Charles Kendall Adams and Nineteenth Century University Library Planning" 1952 

755 129

"Charles Kendall Adams and the First University Library Building" n.d. 

755 130

"The Duty of the Churches to the State University" 1989 

755 131

"Early American University Library Buildings at Michigan, Cornell and Wisconsin" n.d. 

756 1

"Exercises & Addresses at the Laying of the Cornerstone of the University Library Buildings" – Cornell (Copy) 1889 

756 2

"President Adams and the University Library" 1952 

756 3

"The Inception of the Library Building for the State Historical Society of Wisconsin" 1955-1956 

756 4

"Public Exercises on the Completion of the Library of the University of Michigan," (Copy of Original) 1883 

756 5
Box Folder

Speech – "Charles Kendall Adams and the Early Development of Three University Libraries" 1951 

756 6

Cornell Material 

Box Folder

"Building the Cornell Library" 1953 

756 7

"Letter From Cornell" 1961 

756 8

Necrology of the Faculty 1873-1938 

756 9

"Program for the Opening of the Library Building at Cornell University" 1891 

756 10

"Report of the Director of the University Library" 1951-1952 

756 11

Brochures, Maps, Newspapers of Cornell 1953 

756 12

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Estate of Annie L. Towne 

Correspondence 

Box Folder

Concerning Estate May 1939 - March 1946 

756 13

 April 1946 - September 1946 

756 14

 October 1946 - January 1947 

756 15

Documents 1946 

756 16

Land Titles and Holdings Lists n.d. 

756 17

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Papers of Katherine Towne 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1921, 1934-1941, 1950-1954 

756 18

Clubs and Organizations 

Box Folder

American Library Association Post Conference Party Booklet 1921 

756 19

Brides Club – Clippings and Notes 1933-1936 

756 20

East Lansing Garden Club – Article "The First Ten Years, 1951-1961" n.d. 

756 21

East Lansing Women's Club – Booklet 1934-1936 

756 22

Faculty Folk Club – Constitution, Programs and Correspondence 1933-1950 

756 23
Box Folder

Estate Papers 1964 

756 24

Articles 

Box Folder

"Christmas is Over or Direct Mail Advertising" January 14, 1949 

756 25

"The Civic Players Guild as a Democratic Arts Agency" n.d. 

756 26

"Isak Dinesen – The Baroness Blixen – Shadows on the Grass – Episodes of her Life in Africa" n.d. 

756 27

"Louis Bromfield – The High Adventure" n.d. 

756 28

"Selma, Sister and Scarlett" n.d. 

756 29

"Saga of an American Society," – Review n.d. 

756 30

"Separately Shelved College Library Collections" 1935 

756 31

"Stagecraft" 1935 

756 32

"Subject and Style of Indian Painting" n.d. 

756 33

"Things That Interested Me" n.d. 

756 34

"Water Color Painting by Indians of the Southwest" n.d. 

756 35

Material on Indian Art 1956 

756 36

Notes of an Anonymous Graduate Student at Cornell in the 1880s n.d. 

756 37

Review of an Article on the Periodical Department n.d. 

756 38

Schoolwork 

Box Folder

"Bacon and Descartes – Reform in Philosophy" n.d. 

756 39

"Communist Propaganda vs. Liberty" n.d. 

756 40

"George Gordon, the Man and the Poet" n.d. 

756 41

"Library Extension" April 17, 1924 

756 42

"Locke and Hume on Substance and Causality" n.d. 

756 43

General 

Box Folder

Personal Papers 1914-1959 

756 44

Notebook 1956-1959 

756 45

Newspaper Clippings n.d. 

756 46

Reports 

Box Folder

"Report of Library Visit in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland" April 1922 

756 47

"Proceedings of the Meeting of the Library Building Plans Institute" 1952 

756 48

Report of U. S. Office of Education 1948 

756 49

Appraisals 

Box Folder

Personal Library of Jewell F. Stevens 1957 

756 50

Frank B. Howard Lincoln Collection and the Thomas J. Starr Lincoln Collection n.d. 

756 51

General 

Box Folder

Biographies of Faculty Members n.d. 

756 52

Heraldry – Data n.d. 

756 53

Ranganathan Commemoration – Information 1962 

756 54

Fraternity Libraries – Correspondence and Booklets, 1935- 1940 n.d. 

756 55

Booklets and Pamphlets 

Box Folder

"Handbook of Card Distribution" 1902 

756 56

"History of the Book" 1961 

756 57

"League of Nations Catalog of Publications of the International Labor Office" 1934 

756 58

"Library Service in then Work of the Chicago Public Library" 1940 

756 59

"The Last Canute" and "Threat of Clarity" 1946 

756 60

"The Open Shelf – Janus" Cleveland Public Library January 1960 - February 1960 

756 61

"The Problem Present by Periodicals in College and University Libraries" 1930 

756 62

"Publications of the Permanent Court of International Justice, the Hague" February 1935 

756 63

"St. Procopius College Library Catalog" 1916-1917 

756 64

"A Study of What the College Student Knows of His Library" 1931 

756 65

"The University Libraries – University of Iowa" 1924 

756 66

"World Peace Foundation Publications" n.d. 

756 67

Newspaper Clippings and Bulletins 

Box Folder

Concerning Libraries 1945-1955 

756 68

About Towne 1924-1963 

756 69

About Other People 1932-1965 

756 70

Donations and Facilities of the MSU Library 1946-1951 

756 71

Newspaper Clippings – Building the New Library 1956 

756 72

Miscellaneous n.d. 

756 73

World's Columbian Exposition 

Box Folder

Committee on Grounds and Buildings – Resolution Concerning Duties of the Committee Chairman and the Chief Construction Officer 1895 

756 74

Report of the Auditor to the Board of Directors 1893 

756 75

Contract for Water Service 1892 

756 76

Letter from the Abraham Lincoln Home and Relic Association to the Committee on Ways and Means Requesting Exhibit Space, (Duplicate) n.d. 

756 77

Letter from Sam Crawford to R.H. Waller Concerning Entrances to the Exposition 1892 

756 78

Lists 

Box Folder

Books and Articles 1920-1955 

756 79

Miscellaneous 

Box Folder

Various Dates 

756 80

 n.d. 

756 81-84

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Oversize Drawer 

Drawer
Oversize Drawer

American Library Association – Meeting 

Sons of the American Revolution – Detroit Chapter – Meeting 

Fort Lewis College Library – Plans, 1964 

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Scrapbooks 

Volume

Scrapbook 237 Photos, MSU Professors and Students 1882 

SB 237

Scrapbook 238 Photos, Family Album 1898-1904 

SB 238

Scrapbook 239 Photos, Personal Album ca. 1950s 

SB 239

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Jackson Towne Photograph Collection 

Drawer
Collection Photographs

Books. 

Buildings. 

Homes. 

Michigan. Clear Lake. 

Michigan State University. Buildings. Library (3). 

Michigan State University. Buildings. Library (3). Patriarch Room. 

Michigan State University. Scenes. 

People. Groups. (7 Folders) 

People. Landon, Linda E. 

People. Towne, Jackson E. (4 Folders) 

People. Towne, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson E. (2 Folders) 

People. Towne, Katherine Doyle (Mrs. Jackson E. Towne). (6 Folders) 

People. Unidentified. (2 Folders) 

Theatre. (3 Folders) 

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Michigan State University Photograph Collection 

Drawer
MSU Photograph Collection

People. Towne, Jackson 

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Postcards 

Drawer
Postcards

New York. New York City. Brooklyn Bridge. 

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