A Guide to the Philip C. Brooks Report, 1946-1950
Archivist and records manager Philip Coolidge Brooks (1906-1977) joined the National Archives in 1935 as the first director of the Harry S. Truman Library from 1957 until 1971. A founding member of the Society of American Archivists, he served as its first secretary (1936-1942) and seventh president (1949-1951). Brooks also taught archival science at American University in Washington, D. C., and published Diplomacy and the Boarderlands: The Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819 (1939), Public Records Management (1949), and Research in Archives: The Use of Unpublished Primary Sources (1969), among others.
Jacobs, Richard A. "Recent Deaths."The American Archivist, Vol. 40, No. 4 (October 1977): 497-498.
Comprising one bound volume, the Philip C. Brooks Report, 1946-1950, describes Brooks’ study of the Texas State Library and Records Management Systems and his recommendations for a broad records management policy for the government of Texas. Additionally, the report includes transcripts of letters from Virginia Gambrell and Francis H. Henshaw about the need for a records management policy and Brooks’ subsequent study.
This collection is open for research use.
Philip C. Brooks Report, 1946-1950, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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