John Crerar Library
The John Crerar Library, a specialized science and mathematics library, founded in the 1890s by the will of John Crerar was located in Chicago's loop at 86 E. Randolph. It re-located to the Illinois Institute of Technology's State Street campus in 1962 in a building erected to house the Crerar and IIT's Kemper Library. The libraries maintained separate collections. IIT terminated its agreement with Crerar on December 31, 1984, and the Crerar moved to The University of Chicago.
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence file concerning a collection of materials relating to the Society of Typographic Arts which was previously housed in the Crerar/Kemper Library. The collection was transferred to Chicago Historical Society per the correspondence dated 1977.
Blueprint Sheet (31" x 47") by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of first floor (i.e., upper level) plan of The John Crerar Library (later the Paul V. Galvin Library). Job number 5763; drawing number A-2. Scale 1/8" = 1'-0".
Collection concerns books, manuscripts, and/or documents identified as stolen and/or missing from the collections of the Kemper Library/Paul V. Galvin Library (including the Gunsaulus Rare Book collection) and the John J. Crerar Library.
This collection includes drawings, plans, blueprints, and other materials stored in the East Map Case. These materials are not all from the same source, nor are they a coherent collection by any factor other than that they are all stored together. See folder listings for an inventory of the items in this collection.
- Record Type
- Collection 7
- Archival Component 1
- Academic libraries 3
- Architectural drawings (visual works) 2
- Correspondence 2
- Architecture--Designs and plans 1
- Blueprints 1
- Book thefts 1
- Campus planning 1
- College buildings 1
- College buildings -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
- College campuses 1
- Fraternal organizations 1
- Illinois Institute of Technology -- Tuition 1
- Minority college students 1
- Minutes (Records) 1
- Parking lots 1
- Rare books 1
- Real estate development 1
- Universities and colleges--Finance 1 ∧ less