Scope and Content
Includes formal reports made by Cornelia Fairbanks (Librarian, 1920-1952), Aurilla H. Gladding (Librarian, 1952-1973), Jean F. Madden Marcy (Librarian 1973-1987),and Gael B. Stein (Librarian 1987-1993) to the Athenaeum's Board of Trustees on an annual basis. The earliest reports (1926-1972) are arranged chronologically in bound volumes, the later reports (1972-1991) are housed in file folders.
The reports provide summaries of circulation statistics, financial information, figures on the size of the collection and its rate of growth, gift summaries, descriptions of programs and events, and updates on staff performance and duties.
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Collection is open for research.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Archives.
The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, a public library in St. Johnbury, was endowed by Horace Fairbanks in 1871. The original 9,000 volume book collection was assembled under the guidance of the noted bibliographer William F. Poole. The first catalogue of the Athenaeum's holdings was published in 1875, with an 1890 addendum. In 1902 the library materials were reclassified using the Dewey Decimal System. A children's wing was added in 1924. In 1960, this wing was remodeled to house additional stacks and the children's space was moved to the former lecture hall on the second floor. Until the 1990's, the Librarian served as the de facto director of the institution. From 1993-1997, a position of Executive Director was created, which no longer exists. Today the Head Librarian manages the daily operations of the Athenaeum, in cooperation with the Administrator and the Art Gallery Curator.
.75 Linear Feet (2 volumes, 1/4 box)
Includes formal reports made by Cornelia Fairbanks (Librarian, 1920-1952), Aurilla H. Gladding (Librarian, 1952-1973), Jean F. Madden Marcy (Librarian 1973-1987),and Gael B. Stein (Librarian 1987-1993) to the Athenaeum's Board of Trustees on an annual basis.
For current information on the location of these materials, please contact the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Archives.
- Guide to the Librarians' reports, 1926-1991
- Processor: Selene Colburn.
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