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200 Pogue Library

Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Associates of Murray State University Libraries

Collection Title: Associates of Murray State University Libraries


Series Number: RG016-11-28


Department: Library Services


Processed and Cataloged by: Processed and cataloged by Dieter C. Ullrich on May 2, 2011.


Date Listed: May 2, 2011


Date Span: 1981-1996


Size of Collection:  0.25 linear feet.


Number of Boxes:  1 letter half size document case.


Type of Material: Records, newspaper clippings and photographs.


Condition of Material: Good.


Arrangement: Organized in alphabetical order by title of file folder; Chronological arrangement.


Historical Information: The Associates of Murray State University Libraries was established on April 24, 1981 to “promote the excellence of the University Libraries” and generate an “understanding of the importance of libraries in our society”. The organization had over 150 hundred members its first year and included several committees. The organization sponsored book sales, speakers, musical recitals, festivals and various other programs and events across campus. The group was responsible for purchasing a rare first edition “Historie de Kentucke” by John Filson for the library in 1988. In 1990, the Associates of Murray State University Libraries sponsored its last event. The organization folded soon afterwards when support from the university and library declined.   


Scope and Content: Collection consists of records generated and retained by the Associates of Murray State University Libraries from 1981 to 1996. The records contain constitution and by-laws, correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, membership lists, notes, photographs and ephemera related to the activities of the organization and the events they sponsored.


Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Associates of the Murray State University Libraries (Murray, Ky.)

Murray State University. Library Services – History.

Academic libraries – Kentucky – Murray.

Universities and colleges – Kentucky – Murray.

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