Information and Library Services, Ladd Library records
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains records pertaining to the activities and administration of Ladd Library at Bates College. The records contain correspondence and memoranda, publications, reports, and other files.
Administrative records are generally closed for twenty years after date of creation. Files created for general distribution, such as publications, are open to researchers.
The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.
The first library space at Bates College was in Hathorn Hall, which held all administrative and academic offices of the college for some time. The first dedicated library building was Coram Library, built in 1902. Coram served as the college's library until the opening of Ladd Library in 1973.
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Language of Materials
This collection contains records pertaining to the activities and administration of Ladd Library at Bates College. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, publications and other files.
Organization and Arrangement
The records are organized into five series and arranged alphabetically by folder title within each series.
- Guide to the Information and Library Services, Ladd Library records, undated
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- Description is in: English
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