Lawrence S. Thompson papers

Abstract

The Lawrence S. Thompson papers consist of correspondence, articles, brochures, photographs, and cataloging cards. The letters typically deal with Dr. Thompson's research regarding different methods for cataloging materials.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lawrence S. Thompson papers
Date
1914-1961
Creator
Thompson, Lawrence Sidney, 1916-1986
Extent
0.9 Cubic feet
Subjects
Library administration.
Publishers and publishing--Kentucky.
Publishers and publishing--United States.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Greg Seltzer
Preferred Citation
59M27 : [identification of item], Lawrence S. Thompson papers, 1914-1961, University of Kentucky Special Collections
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Dr. Lawrence S. Thompson worked at the University of Kentucky as the director of libraries and as a faculty member in the classics department. He wrote extensively on the processes of printing and publication. Dr. Thompson also researched processes for cataloging materials, frequently corresponding with European colleagues.
Scope and Content
The Lawrence S. Thompson papers consist of correspondence, articles, brochures, photographs, and cataloging cards. The letters typically deal with Dr. Thompson's research regarding different methods for cataloging materials. Some of the items include handwritten or typed information on the reverse side of previously used University of Kentucky vouchers. This collection contains materials written in English, German, Dutch, and French. Also included in this collection are materials from Frederick Jonker, owner of Jonker Business Machines in Maryland. Each folder's contents reflects the original categorization of the collection.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, vouchers, and articles,, 1914-1958

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Correspondence and reports on tropical fruits,, 1948-1958

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Articles, brochures, and correspondence,, 1950-1958

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Articles and correspondence,, 1951-1958

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Correspondence and articles,, 1952-1958

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Photographs, correspondence, and articles,, 1952-1958

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Article and cards,, 1957

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Correspondence, articles, and cards,, 1957-1958

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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Correspondence, brochure, and Findex materials,, 1957-1958

  • Box 2, Folder 4
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Correspondence,, 1958

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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Correspondence and cards,, 1958

  • Box 1, Folder 10-11
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Correspondence and brochure,, 1958

  • Box 1, Folder 12
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Correspondence, articles, and cards,, 1958

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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H.L. Donovan letter,, 1958

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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Herbert A. Toops letter to Lawrence S. Thompson,, 1958

  • Box 2, Folder 3
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Jonker Business Machines,, 1958-1960

  • Box 2, Folder 5
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Feature cards,, 1958-1960

  • Box 2, Folder 6
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Articles,, 1961

  • Box 2, Folder 7
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Feature cards manuscripts,, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 8
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Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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