Albert Predeek manuscript, History of Libraries in the USA,

Abstract

The Albert Predeek manuscript, History of Libraries in the USA contains two manuscript drafts written by Predeek, a final draft, notes, and correspondence.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Albert Predeek manuscript, History of Libraries in the USA,
Date
1954-1957 (inclusive)
Creator
Predeek, Albert, 1883-1956
Extent
0.45 Cubic feet
Subjects
Libraries--History--20th century.
Libraries--United States--history.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve
Preferred Citation
59M7 : [identification of item], History of Libraries in the USA, 1954-1957, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The manuscript was begun by Albert Predeek of Germany who died in 1956. The editor Dr. Leyh wanted the manuscript finished and Lawrence Thompson was asked to complete the book. Mrs. Predeek sent the manuscript and notes of her husband to Mr. Thompson who then worked on and completed the book. The book is written in German and published in Germany. Lawrence Sidney Thompson was the Director of Libraries at the University of Ketucky from 1948-1965.
Scope and Content
The Albert Predeek manuscript, History of Libraries in the USA contains two manuscript drafts written by Predeek, a final draft, notes, and the correspondence of Lawerence S. Thompson dealing with his work on the unfinished manuscript.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Working notes,, 1954

  • Box 1, Folder 2
  • Box 1, Folder 1
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English text of History of Libraries in the USA,, 1956

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Typescript German manuscript,, 1956

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Written and typed rough drafts,, 1956 March

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Corrected manuscript,, 1957

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Gallery Proofs,, 1957

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Die Vereinigten Staaten Von Nordamerika,, 1957

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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