University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Edward Holley "Resources of Texas Libraries" Papers

Overview of the Collection

Creator Holley, Edward G.
Collection Title Edward Holley "Resources of Texas Libraries" Papers
Dates 1967-1969
Identification 09/1972-002
Physical Description 5.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials English
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: Email: Phone: 713-743-9229

Biographical Information:

Edward Gailon Holley was born in Pulaski, Tennessee on November 26, 1927. During his career Holley served as a library administrator (Director of Libraries, University of Houston, 1962-1971), a library educator (Dean and Professor, School of Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1972-1985, and professor until his retirement in 1995), and a library historian. He has written over 100 books, articles, and essays on topics as diverse as library biography, the history of library education, copyright, library administration, and the place of personal morality in public life. While at the University of Houston he not only oversaw a major addition to the library, but was responsible for hiring Charles D. Churchwell as Assistant Director for Public Services, the first black professional on the campus (1967). As Dean of the School of Information and Library Sciences at Chapel Hill, Holley established a doctoral program, and expanded the Master's program to two years.

Holley has been the recipient of numerous awards including the ALA Scarecrow Press Award for his published dissertation, Charles Evans, American Biographer (1964); the ALA Melvil Dewey Award (1983); the ALA Joseph Lippincott Award (1987); and the Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award (Association of College and Research Libraries, 1988). While at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Holley was named William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor in 1989 and held that distinguished professorship until his retirement in 1995. In 1994 he was honored with a festschrift, For the Good of the Order: Essays in Honor of Edward G. Holley, the title bearing witness to his tireless professional devotion.

Scope and Contents

The Edward Holley Resources of Texas Libraries Papers contains materials relating to the book, Resources of Texas Libraries (1968) that he co-authored with Donald D. Hendricks. Items in the collection range in date from 1964 to 1970 with most of the material dating between 1967 and 1968. The bulk of the collection details research performed by Holley and Hendricks for their book.

The collection is divided into three series: Background, Manuscript, and Survey Results. The original arrangement has been retained as much as possible, although some reorganization was done to facilitate research. Each series is arranged alphabetically with materials in folders arranged chronologically.


Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Access Terms

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Corporate Name:
University of Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Edward Holley "Resources of Texas Libraries" Papers, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Processing Information:

Processed by Bobby Marlin and Tim Weaver, Summer 2003

Detailed List of Contents

Background 1964-1970

Scope and Contents
This series contains twenty-four folders, arranged alphabetically, consisting of background information used in Resources of Texas Libraries. The materials in this series includes examples of surveys used by other institutions, correspondence to Texas institutions requesting participation in the survey, research proposals, a study paper, and various other materials.
Box Folder
1 1 ALA Survey Resources undated
2 Canadien Survey, Template for Holley Surveys undated
3 Copies of Survey, Advanced Copies undated
4 Correspondence undated
5 Correspondence, Hendricks undated
6 Forms, University of Houston undated
7 Individual Requests for Resources of Texas Libraries undated
8-13 Library Survey Responses, Hendricks undated
14 Page Proofs Texas Study Paper June 14, 1968
15 President's Replies undated
16 Proposal to Distribute Study undated
17 Research Proposal undated
18 Resource Survey Expenses undated
19-21 Resources of Texas Libraries Requests from Schools and Organizations undated
22 Schmidt Survey undated
23 Survey Forms undated
Box Folder
2 1 Texas Libraries, Publication undated

Manuscripts 1967-1969

Scope and Contents
This series consists of sixteen folders containing drafts of Resources of Texas Libraries. Drafts are arranged chronologically from earliest drafts to the final version.
Box Folder
2 2-3 Contents, (early version of book) undated
4 Survey of the Resources of Texas Libraries, Original Manuscript, pages 1-99 undated
5 Survey of the Resources of Texas Libraries, Original Manuscript, pages 100-200 undated
6 Survey of the Resources of Texas Libraries, Original Manuscript, pages 201-300 undated
7 Survey of the Resources of Texas Libraries, Original Manuscript, pages 301-350 undated
8 Second Draft, Chapter 1 undated
9 Second Draft, Chapter 2 undated
10 Second Draft, Chapter 3 undated
11 Second Draft, Chapter 4 undated
12 Second Draft, Chapter 5 undated
13 Second Draft, Chapter 6 undated
14 Health Sciences Chapter undated
15 Resources of Texas Libraries Working copy undated
16 Resources of Texas Libraries by Holley and Hendricks
17 Resources of Texas Libraries, Study Paper, by Holley and Hendricks undated

Survey Results 1967-1969

Scope and Contents
This series consists of the survey response forms and correspondence from participating Texas institutions. The response forms list the holdings at the libraries and the correspondence is primarily cover letters that were sent with the responses. The series contains 127 folders, divided into eight sub-series, based on the original order. The sub-series separate the different kinds of institutions surveyed and include: Public Junior Colleges, Private Junior Colleges, Public Universities, Private Universities, Public Senior Colleges, Private Senior Colleges, Special Libraries, and Public Libraries. Very few of the items contain dates, but it is assumed from other dates within the collection and from the publication date for the book that most of the items in this series date from 1967-1969. Materials are arranged alphabetically within each sub-series.
Public Junior Colleges
Box Folder
2 18 Alvin Junior College
19 Amarillo College
20 Blinn College
21 Central Texas College
22 Cisco Junior College
23 Clerendon College
24 Cooke County Junior College
25 Dallas Junior College
26 Del Mar College
27 Grayson County College
28 Henderson County College
Box Folder
3 1 Hill Junior College
2 Howard County Junior College
3 Kilgore College
4 Laredo Junior College
5 Lee College
6 Navarro Junior College
7 Odessa College
8 Panola College
9 Paris Junior College
10 Frank Phillips College
11 Ranger Junior College
12 San Antonio College
13 San Jacinto College
14 South Plains College
15 Tarrant County Junior College District
16 Temple Junior College
17 Texarkana College
18 Texas Southmost College
19 Tyler Junior College
20 Victoria College
21 Weatherford College Library
22 Wharton County Junior College
Private Junior Colleges
Box Folder
3 23 Allen Academy
24 Christian College of the Southwest
25 Christopher College
26 Dallas Baptist College
27 Fort Worth Christian College
28 Gulf Coast Bible College
29 Lubbock Christian College
30 Northwood Institute
31 Schreiner Institute
32 South Texas Junior College
33 Southwestern Assemblies of God College
34 Southwestern Union College
Public Universities
Box Folder
3 35 East texas State University
36 North Texas State University
37 Pan American College
38 Prairie View A&M College
39 Sam Houston State College
40 Southwest Texas State College
41 Stephen F. Austin State College
42 Sul Ross State College
43 Tarleton State College
44 Texas A&I College
45 Texas A&M University
46 Texas Southern University
Box Folder
4 1 Texas Technological College
2 Texas Woman's University
3 University of Texas
4 West Texas State University
Private Universities
Box Folder
4 5 Baylor University
6 Hardin - Simmons University
7 Rice University
8 Southern Methodist University
9 Texas Christian University
Public Senior Colleges
Box Folder
4 10 Angelo State College
11 Lamar State College
12 Midwestern University
13 University of Texas Arlington
14 University of Texas El Paso
Private Senior Colleges
Box Folder
4 15 Abilene Christian College
16 Austin College
17 East Texas Baptist College
18 Houston Baptist College
19 Howard Payne College
20 Huston-Tillotson College
21 Incarnate Word College
22 Jarvis Christian College
23 Le Tourneau College
24 McMurry College
25 Mary Hardin - Baylor College
26 Our Lady of the Lake College
27 Sacred Heart Dominican
28 Southwestern University
29 St. Edwards University
30 St. Mary's University
31 Texas College - Tyler
32 Texas Lutheran College
33 Texas Weslayan College
34 Trinity University
Box Folder
5 1 University of Corpus Christi
2 University of Dallas
3 University of St. Thomas
4 Wayland Baptist College
5 Wiley College
Special Libraries
Box Folder
5 6 Alamo
7 Austin Presbyterian Seminary
8 Amon G. Carter
9 Church Historical Society
10 Dallas Theological Seminary
11 El Paso Products Company
12 Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest
13 Esso Production Research
14 Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
15 Lone Star Gas
16 Pioneer Plains Museum
17 Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary
18 Southwest Research Institute
19 Brite Library - Texas Christian University
20 Texas Instruments
Public Libraries
Box Folder
5 21 Abilene Public Library
22 Armarillo Public Library
23 Austin Public Library
24 Corpus Christi Public Library
25 Dallas Public Library
26 Ector County Public Library (Odessa)
27 El Paso Public Library
28 Fort Worth Public Library
29 Houston Public Library
30 LaRetama Public Library
31 Lubbock Public Library
32 Midland County Public Library
33 Rosenberg Library
34 San Antonio Public Library
35 Texas State Library
36 Tom Green County Public Library