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Lawrence S. Thompson papers, 1914-1961

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Greg Seltzer

Title

Lawrence S. Thompson papers

Date

1914-1961

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

59M27 : [identification of item], Lawrence S. Thompson papers, 1914-1961, University of Kentucky Special Collections

Extent

0.9 Cubic feet

2 boxes

Abstract

The Lawrence S. Thompson papers consist of correspondence, articles, brochures, photographs, and cataloging cards. The letters typically deal with Dr. Thompson's research regarding different methods for cataloging materials.

Biography/History

Dr. Lawrence S. Thompson worked at the University of Kentucky as the director of libraries and as a faculty member in the classics department. He wrote extensively on the processes of printing and publication. Dr. Thompson also researched processes for cataloging materials, frequently corresponding with European colleagues.

Scope and Content

The Lawrence S. Thompson papers consist of correspondence, articles, brochures, photographs, and cataloging cards. The letters typically deal with Dr. Thompson's research regarding different methods for cataloging materials. Some of the items include handwritten or typed information on the reverse side of previously used University of Kentucky vouchers. This collection contains materials written in English, German, Dutch, and French. Also included in this collection are materials from Frederick Jonker, owner of Jonker Business Machines in Maryland. Each folder's contents reflects the original categorization of the collection.

Subjects

  • University of Kentucky.
  • Jonker, Frederick
  • Library administration.
  • Publishers and publishing--Kentucky.
  • Publishers and publishing--United States.

Collection Inventory

Correspondence, vouchers, and articles, 1914-1958
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Correspondence and reports on tropical fruits, 1948-1958
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Articles, brochures, and correspondence, 1950-1958
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
Articles and correspondence, 1951-1958
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Correspondence and articles, 1952-1958
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
Photographs, correspondence, and articles, 1952-1958
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]
Article and cards, 1957
[Box: 1, Folder: 7]
Correspondence, articles, and cards, 1957-1958
[Box: 1, Folder: 8]
Correspondence, brochure, and Findex materials, 1957-1958
[Box: 2, Folder: 4]
Correspondence, 1958
[Box: 1, Folder: 9]
Correspondence and cards, 1958
[Box: 1, Folder: 10-11]
Correspondence and brochure, 1958
[Box: 1, Folder: 12]
Correspondence, articles, and cards, 1958
[Box: 2, Folder: 1]
H.L. Donovan letter, 1958
[Box: 2, Folder: 2]
Herbert A. Toops letter to Lawrence S. Thompson, 1958
[Box: 2, Folder: 3]
Jonker Business Machines, 1958-1960
[Box: 2, Folder: 5]
Feature cards, 1958-1960
[Box: 2, Folder: 6]
Articles, 1961
[Box: 2, Folder: 7]
Feature cards manuscripts, undated
[Box: 2, Folder: 8]