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A Guide to the Records of the University of Florida Libraries Assistant Director for Special Resources

Finding aid created by University of Florida Libraries. Assistant Director for Special Resources.

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
June 2006


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. Libraries.
Title: Records of the University of Florida Libraries Assistant Director for Special Resources
Dates: 1974-1984
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, minutes, photographs, grant applications, contracts, etc., of the Assistant Director for Special Resources.
Extent: 6 Linear feet. 6 cartons.
Identification: Series 7
Language(s): English
Access: Researchers should consult with Special Collections staff before using the collection because there are access restrictions. See the Access note for more information.

Biographical/Historical Note

Samual Gowan served as Assistant Director for Special Resources from 1974 to Feb. 1, 1985, when he became the Associate Director for Collection Management. Mr. Gowan's functions within the University Libraries included administration of two special collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts and the Belknap Collection, his work as official liaison with the University Foundation, and administrative duties in the Office of the Director of Libraries.


Scope and Content

These files document the work of Samual Gowan, Assistant Director for Special Resources from 1974 to 1985. The series contains correspondence, reports, minutes, photographs, grant applications, contracts, personnel material, etc. It is arranged by program area and then alphabetically by subject.

Please note that portions of these records are restricted. Please consult the Archivist before using. Subjects of note in the series are Mr. Gowan's work with the University Preservation Committee and collection description as it related to development of funding sources and cooperative programs. Other subjects in this series include the development of a patrons organization and the dedication of the Price and Baldwin Libraries. The series contains correspondence to Dr. Gustave Harrer, Library Director, concerning functions and issues handled by Mr. Gowan.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

Please note that portions of these records are restricted. Please consult the Archivist before using.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Records of the University of Florida Libraries Assistant Director for Special Resources, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.



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