Dean of Libraries records

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Dean of Libraries records



20.00 Boxes

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The Dean Brice G. Hobrock collection encompasses the major growth of the KSU Library system during his tenure as Dean of Libraries at Kansas State. The collection spans from 1982 to 2005 and is 20 cubic feet.
The collection includes a large amount of correspondence from Hobrock to Jean Darbyshire, Karen Cole, Linda Beckwith, Bob Kreger, Jean McDonald, and Kathy Fronce from 1994 to 2000; the correspondence and memorandum papers mainly concern important library and KSU issues. In addition, this collection also contains a substantial amount of information regarding the renovation of Farrell library and the construction of the Hale additions in the mid-1990s, including building moves, funding, architectural and engineering papers, and building history.
This series also includes the Dean's legacy project, strategic planning, library administrative papers, the United States Agricultural Information Network(USAIN), Library endowments, and external relations with the KSU Foundation, regional universities. and China, library budget 1986-2005, and ARL annual salary reviews and statistics. The administrative papers include acquisitions, annual reports, Big 12 correspondence, the board of regents correspondence, budget info and planning, capital improvement plans, Council of directors and Deans of libraries, collection management, faculty evaluations, tenure and promotion, Friends of the Library, minority student concerns, correspondence with the state of Kansas, library issues and planning, multicultural affairs, the National Agricultural Library(NAL), a task force on issues facing women faculty, and virtual library development

System of arrangement

This collection is arranged into 20 boxes. Boxes 6-13 are arranged alphabetically by subject.

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No access restrictions: All materials are open for research.

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The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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  • Citation: [Item title], [item date], Dean of Libraries records, Box [number], Folder [number], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid Author: Joshua Edgar
Processing Info: Joshua Edgar, student assistant, processed the collection and processing archivist Volodymyr Chumachenko reviewed it in March 2015.
Collection reviewed following 2018 Hale Library fire, and Finding Aid updated by Madison White, student employee, January 2021

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  • 5" Flip Top, Letter: Box 1, A83412061880
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 2, A83412007810
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 3, A83412007860
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 4, A83412005973
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 5, A83412007878
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 6, A83412007828
  • Box: Box 7, A83412007886
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 8, A83412005868
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 9, A83412007030
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 10, A83412007315
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 11, A83412007844
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 12, A83412005745
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 13, A83412005850
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 14, A83412007022
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 15, A83412005842
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 16, A83412006995
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 17, A83412005737
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 18, A83412005614
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 19, A83412007006
  • Cubic Foot Box: Box 20, A83412005981