Subseries 4.2
Abram Venable Lawson files, 1949-2004
Boxes 112 - 115, OP 2

Scope and Content Note

Subseries comprises the personal and professional files of Abram Venable Lawson, who directed the Division of Librarianship and the Division of Library and Information Management from 1965 until its closure in 1988. His files include date planners, desk calendars, correspondence, documents related to alumni reunions and other Division events, typescript autobiographical materials, and some residual records from the tenure of earlier directors.

Arrangement Note

Unarranged after transfer to archives.

Box Folder Content
112 37 Alumni, reunions, contributions, correspondence and records, 1989-2003
112 38 Division Library Collection, memoranda, 1988 July 5-1988 December 20
112 39 Endowments, memoranda and reports, 1987 September 29-1989 July 29
112 40 Celebration of Education for Librarianship, correspondence, 1988 April
112 41 Division Closing, correspondence, 1987 February-1988 July
112 42 Emeritus Status, Lawson and Clemons, correspondence, 1990 December 10-1991 May 22
112 43 American Library Association List of Accredited programs, 1972-1988
112 44 Atlanta University Assignment, correspondence, 1989 March 16-1989 December 12
112 45 American Library Association Yearbook Articles, 1975-1984
112 46 Harvard Widener Library, report, 1949-1953
112 47 Atlanta Public Library, notes and employment records, 1954 April-1960 September
112 48 Florida State University, corresponence, 1960 July-1964 November
112 49 Columbia University Dissertation Proposal, 1963 May
112 50 Woodruff Library brochures, 1969; 1998
112 51 Specializations in Graduate Library Education, correspondence and memoranda, 1980 October-1981 September
112 52 Post-Master's Degree Internships, correspondence, 1977 May-1980 May
112 53 Archives Institute, brochures and memoranda 1967-1982
112 54 Academic Common Market, correspondence and promotional materials, 1982 September
112 55 Emory Class Photos, undated
112 56 Emory University/Atlanta University Cooperative Programs, 1976 June 11-1983 October 14
112 57 Congratulations regarding Emory Appointment, 1964-1965
113 1 Compensation records, Florida State University, Emory University, 1961-1988 [restricted until 2063]
113 2 Friends of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library bylaws, Board of Directors records, 1991-1992; 1999-2000
113 3 Correspondence, 1960-1969
113 4 Correspondence, 1970-1973
113 5 Correspondence, 1974-1979
113 6 Correspondence, 1980-2004
113 7 Job Opportunities following Emory Degree, correspondence, 1950-1963
113 8 Carter Center opening invitation, 1982
113 9 Honors awarded: Emory Medal, 2002 September 21
113 10 Honors awarded: George Virgil Fuller award (Columbia), 1964
113 11 Honors awarded: Honorary Membership, Southeastern Library Association, 1988 November 28
113 12 Resume (multiple versions), 4/1962; undated
113 13 Letter to the Editor, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Magazine, 1979 September 2
113 14 University of Washington Right to Read Institute, evaluation report, 1972 April
113 15 Alabama Library Association Roll of Honor, Vivien Moseley Lawson, event program and correpondence, 1985
113 16 University of Alabama Library School Accreditation Report, 1967 May 17; 1973 August; 1988 April 28
113 17 Conference: New Problems of Library School Administration, distributed materials, 1965 April
113 18 Lectures and Publicatons, 1965-1989
113 19 Asheim, Lester, correspondence, 1982 September 29-1986 October 9
113 20 Barker, Tommie Dora, correspondence, circa 1965
113 21 Brown, Lorene, correspondence, 2003
113 22 Carmichael, Jim, correspondence, 1982-1988
113 23 Clemons, John, correspondence, 2001; undated
113 24 Davies, Nick, correspondence, 1980
113 25 Howland, Wallace, correspondence, 1977 January 19
113 26 Jackson, Evalene P., "Bibliotherapy and Reading Guidance: A Tentative approach to Theory," 1962 October
113 27 Jamison, Alma, correspondence, 1973-1979 August 31
113 28 Jones, Virginia Lacy, correspondence, 1958 June 6-1985 May 22
113 29 Laney, James T., correspondence, 1978 April 13
113 30 Lester, Charles, correspondence, 1970 February 13-1979 September 6
113 31 Lyle, Guy, correspondence, 1967 March 3-1972 November 28
113 32 Taylor, Marion, "My Life in Candler," undated
113 33 Weinstein, Fred, "The Last Library Before the Parkway," 1960 September 24
113 34 Yates, Ella, correspondence, 1976 May 26-1980 June 4
113 35 Faculty Handbook, 1980
113 36 Desk Calendars, 1972-1980
113 37 Desk Calendars, 1981-1989
113 38 Desk Calendars, 1990-1996
113 39 Desk Calendars, 1997-2004
113 40 Date Books, 1989-1992; 1994; 1996
113 41 Date Books, 1997-2002
113 42 Autobiography typescript (1 of 2), 2004
113 43 Autobiography typescript (1 of 2), 2004
114 1 Emory Alumni Dinners, American Library Association conferences, event planning, 1956-1965
114 2 Student-Faculty Dinners, event planning, 1965
114 3 Emory Reunion Dinner, American Library Association, event planning, 1966 July 10-1966 July 16
114 4 Southeastern Library Association, event planning, 1966 October
114 5 Dinner for Agnes Reagan, event planning, 1966
114 6 Emory Reunion Dinner, American Library Association, event planning, 1967
114 7 Alumni Function, American Library Association, event planning, 1968 June 23-1968 June 29
114 8 Faculty Skit for Student-Faculty Dinner, event planning, 1968
114 9 Southeastern Library Association Meeting, event planning, 1968 October
114 10 Emory Reunion, American Library Association, event planning, 1969 June 25
114 11 Faculty Skit for Student-Faculty Christmas Party, event planning, 1969
114 12 Emory Reunion, American Library Association, event planning, 1970
114 13 Emory Reunion, Southeastern Library Association Meeting, event planning, 1970 November 5
114 14 Emory Reunion, American Library Association, event planning, 1971
114 15 Student Skit for Student-Faculty Dinner, event planning, 1972
114 16 Faculty-Student Picnic, event planning, Spring 1972
114 17 Emory Reunion, American Library Association, event planning, 1972 June
114 18 American Library Association Midwinter Student Trip, event planning, 1973
114 19 Emory Reunion, American Library Association, event planning, 1973
114 20 Emory Reunion, American Library Association, event planning, 1974 July 10
114 21 Southeastern Library Association Meeting, event planning, 1974
114 22 Emory Reunion, American Library Association, event planning, 1975
114 23 Emory Reunion, American Library Association, event planning, 1976
114 24 Southeastern Library Association Reunion, event planning, 1976 November 4
114 25 Emory Reunion, American Library Association, event planning, 1977
114 26 Emory Reunion, American Library Association, event planning, 1978 June 28
114 27 Southeastern Library Association Reunion, event planning, 1978 October
114 28 Emory Reunion, American Library Association, event planning, 1979
114 29 Emory Reunion, American Library Association, event planning, 1980 June 29
114 30 Southeastern Library Association Reunion, event planning, 1980
114 31 Emory Reunion, American Library Association, event planning, 1981 June 15
114 32 Emory Reunion, American Library Association, event planning, 1981
114 33 Joint Reunion with University of Texas, American Library Association, event planning, 1984
114 34 Emory Reunion (honoring Lawson and Clemons), American Library Association, event planning, 1986
114 35 Graduation Party, event planning, 1987 summer
114 36 Graduate Skit, event planning, 1987 May
114 37 Conference: Role of the Library in Improving Education in the South, Atlanta University, distributed conference materials, 1965 April
114 38 Association of Research Librarians meeting records, 1972 May 12
114 39 Student Directories, Division of Libraianship, 1966-1980
114 40 New Student Orientation Meetings, event planning, 1986
114 41 Plagiarism, orientation materials, undated
114 42 Southern Regional Education Board, reports and correspondence, 1965 November-1973 July
114 43 Questionnaires, 1970 summer
114 44 Notable Alumni, lists and notes, 1968-1973
114 45 Bachelor of Arts in Library Science Program information, 1937-1971
114 46 Candler Library Personnel Teaching Assignments, 1966-1967
114 47 Institute for International Education, correspondence, 1967-1968
114 48 Honorary Degree nominations, 1966-1981
114 49 Grading policies, memoranda, circa 1966
114 50 Diploma for Advanced Study in Librarianship, program planning, 1965 January-1975 October
114 51 Computing Center, 1970 October-1971 November
114 52 Bulletin, Division Faculty, 1974 April 12
114 53 Information for Foreign Students, 1970
114 54 List of Foreign Students, 1965-1970
114 55 Library Personnel Needs, Data Support, memoranda, 1967-1970
114 56 Colloquia, flyers and correspondence, 1981-1986
114 57 Visiting Scholar program, 1966-1970
114 58 Librarianship 201: Information Access, course documents, evaluations, 1982-1983
114 59 Medical Librarianship, correspondence, 1966-1977
114 60 Alumni Telephone Campaign, memoranda, 1981
114 61 Tommie Dora Barker Endowment Fund Drive, correspondence, 1959-1966
114 62 School Media Scholarships, announcements and notes, 1982 summer
114 63 In-Service Librarian Tuition Grant, informational documents, 1966-1974
115 1 South Branch Project, Atlanta Public Library, correspondence and memoranda, 1968
115 2 University Center: Council of Presidents, notes and memoranda, 1973-1979
115 3 University Center: Visiting Scholars Program, program forms and descriptions, undated
115 4 University Center: Faculty Advisory Council By-laws and Constitution, 1972-1976
115 5 University Center: Correspondence, 1967-1980
115 6 University Center: Media Questionnaire, 1976 September; 1980 January
115 7 University Center: Faculty Advisory Council Meeting Minutes, 1967-1980
115 8 University Center: Executive Committee Advisory Council meeting minutes, 1972 March 8-1981 April 14
115 9 University Center: Proposal for a University Center Graduate School of arts and Sciences, undated
115 10 University Center: Ad hoc Committee on Organization, meeting minutes, 1972-1973
115 11 University Center: American Association for Higher Education Seminar, correspon1974 October 28-1974 October 29
115 12 University Center: Nominating Committee, meeting minutes, 1974-1975
115 13 University Center: Sharing of Curricula Proposal, 1973-1980
115 14 University Center: Interdepartmental Groups, lists, 1972-1981
115 15 University Center: Ad hoc Committee on Interdepartmental Groups, meeting minutes, 1974-1975
115 16 University Center: Faculty Advisory Council Members and Committees, lists, 942-1981
115 17 Self-Study and Annual Reports, 1951-1960
115 18 Certificates from Division Institutes and Workshops, undated
115 19 Brochures for Division Institutes and Workshops, 1967-1981
115 20 Brochures for Division Curriculum and Special Courses, 1978-1982
115 21 Brochures for Book Publishign Institute, 1978-1981
115 22 Brochures for Evalene Jackson Lectures, 1978-1982
115 23 Evalene Jackson Papers and Lectures, 1957-1958
115 24 Work-Study Program description and memoranda, 1955-1956
115 25 Work-Study Program reports, 1956-1963
115 26 Assistant to the Director, description of duties, 1957
115 27 Historical Materials, circa 1955
115 28 Placements Reports, 1955-1963
115 29 Elementary Library Conference, distributed materials, 1955
115 30 Graduate School Office, Correspondence, 1957-1962
115 31 Correspondence with Dean Lester as Acting Director of Division, 1964-1965
115 32 Financial Statements, 1952-1957
115 33 Travel Fund, expense reports, memoranda, 1951-1965
115 34 Library School Information, 1948-1962
115 35 Faculty Estimates of Graduates, 1931-1940
115 36 Faculty Estimates of Graduates, 1940-1949 [restricted until 2024]
115 37 Faculty Estimates of Graduates, 1941-1951 [restricted until 2026]
115 38 Graduate School Executive committee Meeting Minutes, 1972-1974
115 39 Graduate School Executive committee Meeting Minutes, 1975-1979
OP2 Columbia University doctoral diploma, 1970 January 2
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