Bentley Historical Library records: 1919 - 2014 (Majority of material found within 1970 - 2002)
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Collection Scope and Content Note

Among Blouin's records are planning documents that include results of five-year reviews of the library for 1986, 1991, and 1996, and there are a number of files documenting the evolution of archival education at the University of Michigan through the 1980s. There are also papers and correspondence regarding work in 1993, which resulted in a special issue of the American Archivist devoted to diplomacy. Also of interest is documentation of the Vatican Archives Project, which resulted in Vatican Archives, An Inventory and Guide to Historical Documents of the Holy See.

The 2014 accession of Francis X. Blouin's files is divided into two additional sub-series. The first, Topical Files, 1974-2013 (3.8 linear feet), consists of a mixture of administrative, events and special projects materials, arranged alphabetically. This arrangement reflects how these files had come to be maintained in the director's office. The second, International, 1991-2012 (1.2 linear feet), contains materials related to the library's international programs and is arranged alphabetically by country. Files relating to William Wallach, Associate Director, 1958-2010, bulk 1978-2010, (2.5 linear feet), are arranged in two sub-series: Topical, 1958-2010 (1.5 linear feet) and Building Addition, 1998-2004 (1.0 linear foot).

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