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Norman E. Tanis Collection

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Personal Papers/Correspondence and Articles

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ACRL and ALA Materials

ALA Materials

ALA Materials (cont'd)

National Library Association Materials (NLA)

NLA and California Library Association Materials

Bound Copies of Association of College and Research Libraries of the American Library Association, ACRL and ALA

William Saroyan Papers

Correspondence and Documents

Minutes and Documents

California Librarians Association, National Librarians Association, and American Librarians Association Materials

Correspondence and Administrative Papers

Personal Papers

Miscellaneous

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Title: Norman E. Tanis Collection, 1959-1991Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/253

Primary Creator: Tanis, Norman E. (1929-2010)

Extent: 10.4 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Director of University Libraries, California State University at Northridge. The collection includes speeches; articles; papers; correspondence including personal letter files; two scrapbooks with photos and clippings; William Saroyan papers, consisting of correspondence and galley proofs in connection with the publication of Two Short Paris Summertime Plays of 1974, published by the Northridge Libraries; and records of library-related organizations and groups such as the American Library Association (1961-1979), Association of College and Research Libraries (1962-1974), and National Librarians Association, (1978-1980).

Biographical Note

Norman Earl Tanis was born on August 15, 1929 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Tanis attended Calvin College, graduating in 1951 with a B.A. Tanis went on to further his education at the University of Michigan earning an M.A. in Library Science, 1952; M.S. in History, 1956; and a M.A. in Education 1961.

Tanis began his career as a Cataloguer at the Strauss Memorial Library on the University of Michigan's campus for a year while earning his first Masters.  He went on to become and the Reference and Circulation Librarian at the Henry Ford Community College library in Dearborn, Michigan. By 1963 he was appointed as Head Librarian. In  1966 he went on to become the Director of Libraries at Kansas State College until 1969.

In 1969 Tanis was appointed Director of University Libraries at California State University at Northridge.  Tanis would remain at CSUN until his retirement in 1991.  Tanis was also involved in many library-related organizations such as the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, and National Librarians Associations.  He has also published a number of books like Problems in Developing Academic Library Collections, 1974. In 1981 Tanis married Terese R. Tiernan. Norman Earl Tanis passed away on November 28, 2010 in Rowland, California.


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[Series 1: Personal Papers/Correspondence and Articles, 1646-1976],
[Series 2: A.C.R.L. Materials, 1959-1972],
[Series 3: ACRL and ALA Materials, 1958-1974],
[Series 4: ALA Materials, 1964-1979],
[Series 5: ALA Materials (cont'd), 1964-1979],
[Series 6: National Library Association Materials (NLA), 1978-1981],
[Series 7: NLA and California Library Association Materials, 1969-1981],
[Series 8: Bound Copies of Association of College and Research Libraries of the American Library Association, ACRL and ALA, 1956-1958],
[Series 9: William Saroyan Papers, 1977-1981],
[Series 10: Correspondence and Documents, 1969-1981],
[Series 11: Minutes and Documents, 1965-1978],
[Series 12: California Librarians Association, National Librarians Association, and American Librarians Association Materials, 1970-1983],
[Series 13: Correspondence and Administrative Papers, 1983-1991],
[Series 14: Personal Papers, 1981-1982],
[Series 15: Miscellaneous, 1969, 1974],
[Series 16: Photographs],
[All]

Series 1: Personal Papers/Correspondence and Articles --- 1646-1976Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal data, bibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Personal correspondence --- 1962-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Personal correspondence --- 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Personal correspondence --- 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Personal correspondence --- January - June, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Personal correspondence --- August 1971 - June 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Three articles from "Youth Speaks on Christianity and Civilization," (while a student at Calvin College): Dynamic Orthodoxy, Weltanschauung, New Wine in Old Bottles --- 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Cooperative Program to Improve the Community College Library”, Junior College Journal --- March, 1959Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Henry Ford Community College Library Survey”, Junior College Journal --- October 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Articles:Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Act Now: Implementing the New Junior College Library Standards"Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Service to Students"Add to your cart.
Item 3: “The Library as a Part of Industrial Education"Add to your cart.
Item 4: “Profiles of Practice in the Public Junior College Library"Add to your cart.
Item 5: "Strengthening the College Library"Add to your cart.
Item 6: “Education for Junior College Librarianship"Add to your cart.
Item 7: “Henry Ford Community Library"Add to your cart.
Item 8: “A Study of the Development and Formulation of Standards for College Libraries"Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Articles:Add to your cart.
Item 1: “You Can’t Go Buy the Book for Library Budget"Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Reference Service in Junior Colleges"Add to your cart.
Item 3: “Ten Steps for the Establishment of the Comprehensive Community College Library"Add to your cart.
Item 4: “How Can a University be a Resource to Industry?"Add to your cart.
Item 5: “The Industrial Role of the Comprehensive Community College Library"Add to your cart.
Item 6: “The Implementation of the Junior College Library Standards"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "AAJC-ACRL Guidelines for Two-Year College Library Standards," manuscript --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Letters from:Add to your cart.
Item 1: Charles Heston --- 1971Add to your cart.
Item 2: Henry Kissinger --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "Three Hundred Million Books: The Building of a Special Collection", with Lenore Anderson Tanis, Los Angeles --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 14: "Journal of a Voyager to San Francisco in", "Education in John Eliot's Indian Utopias, 1646-1675", "Lynton R. Kistler" --- 1849Add to your cart.
Folder 15: "Library Services for Kansas State College," Tanis --- 1968Add to your cart.
Series 2: A.C.R.L. Materials --- 1959-1972Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: General File: Constitution and By-laws --- 1962-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Committee on Liaison with Accrediting Agencies --- 1962-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Committee on Extension Library Services --- 1965-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Committee on Library Services --- 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 5-10: Ad Hoc Sub-Committee: Revision of College Library Standards --- 1960-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Audio-Visual Committee --- 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Joint Committee on College Libraries (AAC/ACRL) --- 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Joint Committee on University Library Standards --- 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Committee on Standards and Accreditation, correspondence --- 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2-3: Committee on Standards and Accreditation --- 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Appointments --- 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: National Conference in Boston --- November 8-11, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Board of Directors, materials --- 1966-1969, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Ad Hoc Committee for Revision of ALA Standards for College Libraries --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 8-10: Committee on Standards --- 1959-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence from Executive Secretary of ALA --- 1964-1968Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Junior College Library Information Center, correspondence and documents --- 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Junior College Information Center, Advisory Committee Meeting of May 10, 1968 --- May 10, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Demonstration Libraries on Community College Projects --- 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Junior College Library Manpower Study --- 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence and materials re: community colleges --- 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6-9: Correspondence re: standards, objectives, projects --- 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Series 3: ACRL and ALA Materials --- 1958-1974Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence re: Community College Libraries --- Jan-June, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence re: Tax Reform Act of 1969, 1973-74 --- 1969, 1973-74Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Library Administration Division of the ALA --- 1958-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence and materials of the Sub-Committee of the ALA Editorial Board re: books for Junior Colleges --- 1961-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Library Research Clearing House --- 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Knapp Foundation --- 1962-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Goals Award --- 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Washington Office --- 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Committee report on Research Libraries (American Council of Learned Societies) --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Library Education Division --- 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Interdivisional Committee on Standards --- 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Series 4: ALA Materials --- 1964-1979Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Conference: St. Louis --- June 28 - July 4, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Conference: Atlantic City --- June 21-28, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Midwinter Conference: Los Angeles --- Jan 17-24, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Conference: Detroit --- June 28 - July 4, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Midwinter Conference: Los Angeles --- Jan 17-23, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Conference: Dallas --- June 20-26, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Midwinter Conference: Chicago --- Jan 23-28, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Conference: Chicago --- June 25-30, 1972Add to your cart.
Series 5: ALA Materials (cont'd) --- 1964-1979Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Midwinter Conference: Washington, DC --- Jan 28 - Feb 2, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Conference: Las Vegas --- June 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Midwinter Conference: Chicago --- Jan 20-26, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Conference: San Francisco --- June 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Conference: San Francisco --- June 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Midwinter Conference: Washington, DC --- Jan 30 - Feb 5, 1977Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Conference: Detroit --- June 17-23, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2-3: Midwinter Conference: Chicago --- Jan 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Conference: Chicago (a) --- June 1978Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Conference: Chicago (b) --- June 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Midwinter Conference: Washington, DC --- January 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Conference: Dallas --- June 1979Add to your cart.
Series 6: National Library Association Materials (NLA) --- 1978-1981Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Constitution and by-laws --- 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Minutes of meetings --- 1978-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Certification standards --- 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4-5: Correspondence as president of NLA --- 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence: Conference --- 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: Summer Conference --- 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 8-10: Correspondence as president --- 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Grievance Referral Committee --- 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Newsletters --- 1978-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Nominating Committee and Elections. Correspondence and materials --- 1978-1981Add to your cart.
Series 7: NLA and California Library Association Materials --- 1969-1981Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Professional Education Committee, correspondence and material --- 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Professional Welfare Committee, correspondence and materials --- 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Survey of Concerns, responses and summary --- 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Task Force on Unionism --- 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 5-6: California Library Association correspondence --- 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Four booklets on the Library in Northridge, California (home of the state college); including annual reports --- 1969-1973Add to your cart.
Series 8: Bound Copies of Association of College and Research Libraries of the American Library Association, ACRL and ALA --- 1956-1958Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: ACRL Standards Committee, correspondence and materials --- 1956-1964Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: ACRL Standards Committee, correspondence and materials --- 1965-66Add to your cart.
Folder 2: ACRL Standards Committee, addendum --- 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: ACRL Standards Committee, University Library Standards --- 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Junior College Library Section Standards and Criteria --- 1961-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Junior College Section --- 1964-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Ad Hoc Sub-Committee for Revision of ALA. Standards for Junior College Libraries --- 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 4: ACRL Committee on Liaison with Accrediting Agencies --- 1958-1965Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: ACRL Committee on Standards Extension Services --- 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Demonstration Libraries in Community College Project --- 1966-1968Add to your cart.
Series 9: William Saroyan Papers --- 1977-1981Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Galley proofsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence in separate packets --- 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence and clippings in manuscript --- 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence --- 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence --- 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 6: DuplicationAdd to your cart.
Box 17: Two scrapbooks: photos (photocopies and news clippings, Chop (soapstone carving). (Includes personal photo and one dressed as Abe Lincoln)Add to your cart.
Series 10: Correspondence and Documents --- 1969-1981Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence of July 1969, upon arrival in Northridge, California --- July 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2-3: On campus memos --- 1970-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Memos to library staff --- 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 5-10: Off campus, general correspondence --- 1969-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 11-14: Personal correspondence --- 1974-1977Add to your cart.
Series 11: Minutes and Documents --- 1965-1978Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Library Council minutes --- 1970-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Library Faculty minutes --- 1969-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 4-5: Executive Board documents --- 1968, 1973-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Articles --- 1966-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Library consultations --- 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Series 12: California Librarians Association, National Librarians Association, and American Librarians Association Materials --- 1970-1983Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Minutes, Intellectual Freedom Committee, CLA --- 1975-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, IFC --- 1975-1978, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Documents of the IFC --- 1971, 1973, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Report by NET to IFC --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: IFC Annual Conference --- 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Invitation to be Chairman of the IFC --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Minutes, Executive Board of the NLA --- 1981-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 8: NLA annual business meeting --- July 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 9: NLA documents of the Task Force on Ethics, NET chairman --- 1980-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence of the Task Force on Ethics of the NLA --- 1970-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence and materials of the Task Force on Unionism of the NLA --- 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Business meeting of the Council of the National Librarians and Information Associations, Inc. (CNLIA), NET, a delegate --- December 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Documents of the American Librarians Association Intellectual Freedom Committee --- 1973-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 14: ALA Intellectual Freedom Roundtable of which NET was one of the directors --- 1980-1982Add to your cart.
Series 13: Correspondence and Administrative Papers --- 1983-1991Add to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal correspondence --- 1984-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 2-9: Library correspondence --- 1983-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 10-11: Library administrative papers, California State University at Northridge --- 1985-1991Add to your cart.
Series 14: Personal Papers --- 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal papers, 1981-1982 (some) packet of publications including copies of Origins, Spark, Calvin Today --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 15: Miscellaneous --- 1969, 1974Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Book Selection and Collection in Academic Libraries --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Junior College Libraries: Development, Needs, and Perspectives --- 1969Add to your cart.
Series 16: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 17: Two scrapbooks: photos (photocopies) and news clippings, Chop (soapstone carving). (Includes personal photo and one dressed as Abe Lincoln)Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Personal Papers/Correspondence and Articles, 1646-1976],
[Series 2: A.C.R.L. Materials, 1959-1972],
[Series 3: ACRL and ALA Materials, 1958-1974],
[Series 4: ALA Materials, 1964-1979],
[Series 5: ALA Materials (cont'd), 1964-1979],
[Series 6: National Library Association Materials (NLA), 1978-1981],
[Series 7: NLA and California Library Association Materials, 1969-1981],
[Series 8: Bound Copies of Association of College and Research Libraries of the American Library Association, ACRL and ALA, 1956-1958],
[Series 9: William Saroyan Papers, 1977-1981],
[Series 10: Correspondence and Documents, 1969-1981],
[Series 11: Minutes and Documents, 1965-1978],
[Series 12: California Librarians Association, National Librarians Association, and American Librarians Association Materials, 1970-1983],
[Series 13: Correspondence and Administrative Papers, 1983-1991],
[Series 14: Personal Papers, 1981-1982],
[Series 15: Miscellaneous, 1969, 1974],
[Series 16: Photographs],
[All]


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