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Norman E. Tanis Collection

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Personal Papers/Correspondence and Articles

A.C.R.L. Materials

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

Photographs



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Collection Overview

Title: Norman E. Tanis Collection, 1959-1991

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 2: A.C.R.L. Materials --- 1959-1972
Box 2
Folder 1: General File: Constitution and By-laws --- 1962-1967
Folder 2: Committee on Liaison with Accrediting Agencies --- 1962-1967
Folder 3: Committee on Extension Library Services --- 1965-1968
Folder 4: Committee on Library Services --- 1966
Folder 5-10: Ad Hoc Sub-Committee: Revision of College Library Standards --- 1960-1971
Folder 11: Audio-Visual Committee --- 1966-1967
Folder 12: Joint Committee on College Libraries (AAC/ACRL) --- 1967-1969
Folder 13: Joint Committee on University Library Standards --- 1968-1969
Box 3
Folder 1: Committee on Standards and Accreditation, correspondence --- 1969-1970
Folder 2-3: Committee on Standards and Accreditation --- 1970-1971
Folder 4: Appointments --- 1964-1965
Folder 5: National Conference in Boston --- November 8-11, 1978
Folder 6: Board of Directors, materials --- 1966-1969, 1971
Folder 7: Ad Hoc Committee for Revision of ALA Standards for College Libraries --- 1968
Folder 8-10: Committee on Standards --- 1959-1969
Folder 11: Correspondence from Executive Secretary of ALA --- 1964-1968
Box 4
Folder 1: Junior College Library Information Center, correspondence and documents --- 1967-1969
Folder 2: Junior College Information Center, Advisory Committee Meeting of May 10, 1968 --- May 10, 1968
Folder 3: Demonstration Libraries on Community College Projects --- 1967-1969
Folder 4: Junior College Library Manpower Study --- 1968-1969
Folder 5: Correspondence and materials re: community colleges --- 1969-1970
Folder 6-9: Correspondence re: standards, objectives, projects --- 1971-1972

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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