Margaret Hardinge scrapbook, 1893-1900
Scrapbook compiled by Margaret Hardinge, evidently a student in Armour Institute's School of Library Science from 1893 to 1897. Most of the items pertain to the Library Science School, but others document Armour Institute as a whole.
1) Brochure, “Academic Departments of AIT; F.W. Gunsaulus, President; 1893-1894"; 2) Announcement “Summer School of Mathematics and Physics” 1897; 3) AIT Dept. of Library Science, 1st entrance examination, 9/12/1893; 4) AIT 2nd entrance exam, Dept. Library Science, 6/25/1894; 5) AIT entrance exam, 9/11/1894; 6) AIT entrance exam (general history section) 9/1896; see back for “general information section”; 7) AIT entrance exam - general literature section for 9/1896 entrance exam. See back for “The courses of Instruction” from AIT yearbook 1895-1896; 8) Sheet of letterhead bond (blank), F.W. Gunsaulus, president, Department of Library Science, Katharine L. Sharp, Director and Librarian. See back for sample envelope.
Other documents in this librarian’s papers include samples of library forms; misc. correspondence; biographical material on AIT administration, AIT information with photos of library; also photogravures of Armour family, also misc. newsclips re AIT. Of special interest is a signed copy of a letter from Katharine L. Sharpe, announcing the transfer of the Library Science School from AIT to the University of Illinois, 1897.
N.b., Chicago Tribune clip 10/15/1893 “Brains and Money Successfully combined in a great undertaking” (AIT); also copy of University of Illinois State Library School brochure, 1898; “A Family Paper, the AIT”, 12/1893; also AIT article in New England Magazine, 5/1897
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from 1998.186