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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Harold W. Billings Papers, 1956-2000



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Billings, Harold W.
Title: Harold W. Billings Papers
Dates: 1956-2000
Abstract: Harold W. Billings joined the University of Texas Libraries in 1954 as a library assistant and retired in 2003 after serving as the director of the Libraries for 25 years. Harold W. Billings’ papers include personal and official records documenting several large programs initiated by the University of Texas Libraries.
Accession No.: 83-401; 2008-089
OCLC No.: 239654617
Extent: 2 ft., 6 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Harold W. Billings joined the University of Texas Libraries in 1954 as a library assistant and retired in 2003 after serving as the director of the Libraries for 25 years. The American Library Association honored him in 2002 for his “long commitment to innovation in automation, resource sharing, and creative management” with the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award.

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Scope and Contents

Harold W. Billings’ papers include personal and official records documenting several large programs initiated by the University of Texas Libraries. Two volumes relate to administrative aspects of processing the approximately 1.2 million volume cataloging backlog, as well as records regarding the establishment of the TexShare Program. Also included are library purchase cards and order invoices for purchases relating to the development of the Research Center (later the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center), the Undergraduate Library, the Latin American and Texas Collections, and Main Library Collections. Additionally, the papers contain a copy of a transcript of a speech made by Billings on the occasion of the UT Libraries' acquisition of five million volumes.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Billings, Harold W.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Libraries.
Subjects
University of Texas at Austin. General Libraries. Acquisitions Dept.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harold W. Billings Papers, 1956-2000, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/N146 TexShare Program:
Records, 1996-2000
Records, 1988-1999
Proposals, 1994
Gopher/WWW Activity Reports, 1994-1995
Advisory Board, 1994-1995
Ariel document transmission system, 1994
Training/Video Conferences, 1994
Federal Register, 1994
Working Groups, 1994-1995
Project Steering Committee, 1993-1994
Planning Project Final Report, 1994
Planning Project Interim Report, 1993
Planning Project Draft Final Report, 1994
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC):
Confirmatory Library Purchase Invoices:
Fiscal Year 1973-1974
Fiscal Year 1974-1975
Fiscal Year 1975-1976
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2.325/N147 Book Order Invoices, Fiscal Year 1976-1977
Backlog Program, Volumes 1-2, 1972-1973
Order Cards, 1956-1969
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2M404 Copy of transcript of speech made by Billings, director of UT General Libraries, on the occasion of the acquisition of five million volumes, 1983

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