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