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John Crerar Library

 Organization

Biography

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:

Academic Vice President and Provost records, 1940-1978

 Collection
Identifier: 022.01.03
Description of the Collection The papers appear to be those of James J. Brophy in his role as Academic Vice President of Illinois Institute of Technology from Feb. 1967-1975, and of Sidney Guralnick in his role of the university's provost from 1975-1982. This is a drop file-type collection of materials from various sources arranged alphabetically. s with 1970s materials. The names James J. Brophy and Sidney Guralnick appear most often. Note that the following materials predate Brophy's appointment as Academic VP and...
Dates: 1940-1978; Majority of material found within 1970-1979

Crerar Library collection, 1960

 Collection
Identifier: 025.03.04
Description of the Collection Slides showing various architectural renderings of Crerar Library. Images include elevation, floor and site plans, and perspectives; include working and design drawings. Slide listing as follows: 1998.20.1 Ultimate site plan/design drawing 1998.20.2 Site plan/working drawing showing Chapin Hall 1998.20.3 2nd floor plan/design drawing 1998.20.4 1st floor plan/design drawing 1998.20.5 Perspective/entrance stairs 1998.20.6 Entrance court/design drawing 1998.20.7 Mechanical room/working drawing...
Dates: circa 1960; Majority of material found in circa 1960

Crerar/Kemper Library deaccession of Society of Typographic Arts collection, 1977

 Collection
Identifier: 025.03.07
Description of the Collection

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.

Dates: 1977

John Crerar Library blueprint, 1961

 Collection
Identifier: 037.02.19
Description of the Collection

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".

Dates: 1961

Kemper and Crerar Libraries Missing/Stolen Books collection, 1953-1985

 Collection
Identifier: 025.03.12
Description of the Collection

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.

Dates: circa 1953-1985

Melvin T. Tracht papers, 1970-1982

 Collection
Identifier: 030.04.02
Description of the Collection Records of Melvin T. Tracht, Treasurer of Illinois Institute of Technology in his role as a member of the Illinois Institute of Technology and IIT Research Institute Boards of Trustees. Bulks with financial materials including budgets, balance sheets, and annual reports. IIT-related files include executive committee reports, financial committee materials, bylaws and resolutions. Other topics include Crystal Lake property, endowment funds, Institute of Gas Technology, enrollment, tuition,...
Dates: 1970-1982; Majority of material found within 1976-1977

Office of the General Counsel records, 1959-1984

 Collection
Identifier: 033.01.03
Description of the Collection This collection includes materials collected by the Office of General Counsel at Illinois Institute of Technology regarding the construction and leasing agreement between the John J.Crerar Library and Illinois Institute of Technology for the building which housed the Crerar and Kemper Libraries on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology. It includes historical research regarding the real estate property known as Armour Mission. The library building was later re-named Paul V. Galvin...
Dates: 1959-1984

Parking for Institute of Gas Technology and Crerar Library

 Item
Content Description From the Collection:

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.

Dates: 1965-1967

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