Access Services / Circulation scrapbook

Collection Overview

Title: Access Services / Circulation scrapbook

Record Series: 22/13/01 [Box 6-7]

Record Group:

22/13/01 Access Services (formerly Circulation Department) Collection

Creator: Access Services / Circulation staff

Date: 1919; 1951; bulk dates 1970s-early 1980s

Extent: 2 boxes (0.42 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives at Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materials entirely in English.

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

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Historical Note

This scrapbook was given to Special Collections & University Archives by Rod Library Circulation Associate Rosemary Meany in January 2018.

Scope and Content


This scrapbook consists of various ephemeral materials compiled by the Rod Library Circulation (now Access Services) staff, largely from the 1970s to early 1980s. Included are examples of day-to-day unit operations, such as "book missing" cards and reading room slips with patron information, call numbers, and book information. Also included are notes from disgruntled patrons, especially students who owed fines for overdue books, along with notes taunting library staff about successfully taking a book without checking it out. The material is largely humorous in nature, such as a book being returned from Japan (its envelope is included in the scrapbook); notes about books that had been checked out years prior and were just being returned; and flowery notes written from patrons with overdue titles.


Box 1:

  • Circulation / Access Services scrapbook

Box 2

**Please note that materials in this box are restricted from their date of creation plus 70 years**

  • Folder 1: restricted materials

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid written by Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, October 2019.