University of Kentucky Libraries. Map Collection: Gwen Curtis papers

Abstract

The University of Kentucky Libraries. Map Collection: Gwen Curtis papers (dated 1972-2018 ; 2.35 cubic feet; 2 record storage cartons and 1 document box) comprise annual reports, monthly reports, and statistical reports documenting the activities of the Map Collection at the University of Kentucky Libraries from its inception in 1973 through 2016, as directed by Gwen Curtis.

Descriptive Summary

Title
University of Kentucky Libraries. Map Collection: Gwen Curtis papers
Date
1972-2018 (inclusive)
Creator
Curtis, Gwen, 1950-2018
Extent
2.35 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Libraries -- Kentucky -- Fayette County
Libraries -- United States -- History.
Arrangement
Collection retains its original order. Where possible original folder names were retained.
Finding Aid Author
Ruth E. Bryan
Preferred Citation
2019ua028 : [identification of item], University of Kentucky Libraries. Map Collection: Gwen Curtis papers, 1972-2018, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Gwendolyn "Gwen" Sternberg Curtis was born to the late Charles and Beulah Sternberg on December 5, 1950. For 45 years, from 1973 to 2018, she developed and maintained the University of Kentucky Libraries Map Collection. The Libraries honored her by naming the map collection after Curtis in a ceremony on September 19, 2018. Curtis died on December 16, 2018. She was married to Michael Curtis. They had one son, Kyle P. Curtis.
Scope and Content
The University of Kentucky Libraries. Map Collection: Gwen Curtis papers (dated 1972-2018; 2.35 cubic feet; 2 record storage cartons and 1 document box) comprise annual reports, monthly reports, and statistical reports documenting the activities of the Map Collection at the University of Kentucky Libraries from its inception in 1973 through 2016, as directed by Gwen Curtis. Also includes a "Guide to Kentucky City and County Maps" and a "Guide to the Map Collection," written or edited by Curtis. The folder of "Annual reports, 1991- ," includes an overview of Curtis' library career, written by her in 2008. The folder of "Annual reports, 1974-1990," includes a history of the Map Collection. The Map Collection is currently part of the Science and Engineering Library.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Monthly reports, 1972 Nov.-1997 Jun

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Miscellaneous reports, 1974-1999

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Monthly reports, 1997 July-2018 June

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Guide to Kentucky City and County Maps, undated

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Guide to Map Collection, undated

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Annual reports, 1974-2009

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Monthly statistics reports, 1998-2002 June

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