Bentley Historical Library records: 1919 - 2014 (Majority of material found within 1970 - 2002)
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Access and Reference Services 1961-2000 [series]

The Access and Reference Services, series 1961-2000 (3 linear feet) is broken down into Reference Archivist's files and Reference Reports. Files of the Reference Archivist are grouped according to the department heads. Mary Jo Pugh, Reference Archivist from 1969 to 1984, was the first Reference Archivist of the library. Her topical files include early policy, reference procedures, staff training, guides, and educational outreach activities. Nancy Bartlett was the Reference Archivist from 1985-1998. These records also emphasize reference policy, procedure, and education. The use of visual and electronic archival materials becomes more apparent. A significant number of files relate to outreach efforts within the community including a long-standing partnership with Eastern Michigan University's history program. Kathy Marquis was the third person to hold the Reference Archivist position, 1998-2002. Her records reflect student research at the library through correspondence and project files. They also contain major university issues during the time period including the affirmative action lawsuit. Reference staff development is also portrayed through the development of manuals and meeting minutes.

The second subseries in this accession is Reference Reports. The early years of reference are shown through the Work Reports. Research topics, user statistics, sample questions, reproduction requests, and annual studies were carefully documented. The Work Report format split into Monthly Reports and Annual Reports in the mid-1980s although generally contain the same type of information. The reports clearly track reference trends and use through the library's history.

 
Reference Archivist's Office 1961-2000 [subseries]

Files of the Reference Archivist are grouped according to the department heads. Mary Jo Pugh, Reference Archivist from 1969 to 1984, was the first Reference Archivist of the library. Her topical files include early policy, reference procedures, staff training, guides, and educational outreach activities. Nancy Bartlett was the Reference Archivist from 1985-1998. These records also emphasize reference policy, procedure, and education. The use of visual and electronic archival materials becomes more apparent. A significant number of files relate to outreach efforts within the community including a long-standing partnership with Eastern Michigan University's history program. Kathy Marquis was the third person to hold the Reference Archivist position, 1998-2002. Her records reflect student research at the library through correspondence and project files. They also contain major university issues during the time period including the affirmative action lawsuit. Reference staff development is also portrayed through the development of manuals and meeting minutes.

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Mary Jo Pugh
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Archives Class, Reference Segment 1977-1981
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Bibliographic Instruction 1972-1976
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Bibliographies, Historical and Archival 1961-1985
 
Class Introductions 1975-1984
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American Culture 1977-1978
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Notes 1975-1984
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Oral History 1975-1977
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Political Science, not dated
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Women's Studies 1977-1984
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Duplication of Manuscripts, Survey 1962-1963
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Guides to the Use of the Michigan Historical Collections 1972-2002 (2 folders)
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LS/HIS 600 Administration of Archives 1983
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Microfilm Information 1971-1978
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Original Classification Scheme 1977
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Paging Key, not dated
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Policies, Procedures, and Forms circa 1977-1983
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Privacy and User Studies 1979-1982
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Reference Manual circa 1977
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Reference Space Plans 1978-1980
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Sample Reference Letters 1976-1979
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Staff Reference Exercise -- Role-playing, not dated
 
Nancy Bartlett
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Audio-Visual Duplication 1991
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Bentley Projects Retreat 1997
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Best of the Bentley Digital Images Project 1997-1998
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Collection Analysis and Development 1986
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Consultants 1987
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Cultural Heritage Initiative for Community Outreach (CHICO) 1998
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Eastern Michigan University, HIS 479 Workshop in Michigan History 1987-1993 (8 folders)
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French Visiting Archivists, Ecole Nationale du Patrimoine 1992-1999
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Medical History Topics 1990
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Medical Theses Microfilming 1992
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Microfilm/Microfiche Reader and Printer 1988-1991
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MIRLYN Online Catalog 1993-1998
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MIRLYN Training for Staff 1995-1997
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Networked Information Services Committee 1998-2000
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Paging Key 1989
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Photograph Retreat 1990
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Photograph Operation 1994-2000
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Poetry Here and Then Project (ENG 240 Introduction to Poetry) 1995-1999 (2 folders)
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Policies and Procedures 1985-1990
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Re-cataloging of Photographs 1986
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Research Topics based on Sources at the Bentley Historical Library 1989-2002
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Restricted Collections Policies 1987
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Review of Mary Jo Pugh's Society of American Archivist's Reference Guide 1988-1989
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RLG and RLIN 1986-1998
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Saturday Reference Guide 1996
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Staff 1973-1995
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Students on Site Project, Broadway Bridge, Arts of Citizenship Program 1997-1998
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Trends in Reference 1989
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University of Michigan Master Planning, Venturi, Scott, and Brown 1997-1998
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Vertical File Changes 1989-1990
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Workshop in Reference for Bentley Staff 1989
 
Kathy Marquis
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Affirmative Action Lawsuit 2000
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Medical School Timeline 1999
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Offsite Storage Facilities 1999-2000
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Policies and Procedures circa 1980-1990
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Reference Announcements and Meetings 1999-2000
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Reference Manual 1985-1999
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Student Correspondence 1999-2000
 
Reference Division Reports 1969-1998 [subseries]

Tthe Reference Reports subseries consistst of a variety of monthly and annual reports on the division's activities. The early years of reference are shown through the Work Reports. Research topics, user statistics, sample questions, reproduction requests, and annual studies were carefully documented. The Work Report format split into Monthly Reports and Annual Reports in the mid-1980s although generally contain the same type of information. The reports clearly track reference trends and use through the library's history.

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Work Reports, 1969/1970-1979/1980 (11 folders)
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Work Reports, 1980/1981-1983/1984 (4 folders)
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Monthly Reports, 1985/1986-1997/1998 (13 folders)
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Quarterly Reference Reports 1985-1989
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Annual Reports 1965-1996 (10 folders)
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Yearly Usage Statistics 1983-2007
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Statistics 1968-1972