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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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Norman E. Tanis Collection, 1959-1991 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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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 4: ALA Materials --- 1964-1979Add to your cart.
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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.

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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