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Lakehead University Library Papers / Chief Librarian’s Office File
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Chief Librarian Correspondence, 1955 - 1964

Donations, potential consultants for new library expansion written on behalf of Dr. Braun. Information related to donation list 1960 and 1962, new coding system for library budgets, budget recommendations, and detailed information regarding future expansion of Lakehead College (1960’s). Miscellaneous lists of periodicals ordered in 1965 by Ontario Dept. of Lands & Forests, St. Lawrence Waterway, and T.S. Eliot collection.


Folders include Friends of the Library correspondence, professional library staff 1964, donation letters, GST requisitions, memberships 1964 and budget notes for fiscal year 1964/65. Also includes folder labelled Lakehead College Library reports and library expansion starting July 1964.

Notices to staff

Memos on new staff, season tickets to athletic contests, summer hours/schedules, residence housing, Lakehead Film Society, Lakehead University Faculty Association (LUFA), Lakehead University Charity Fund Committee, banking services on campus and parking regulations. Lakehead University’s Audio-Visual Department in conjunction with CKPR present Montage, a 15 minute-program featuring interviews with members of teaching staff, student body, and administrative staff. Also includes an entry form for Lakehead University school song contest, a notice of a special meeting to discuss the integration of Teacher’s College and election procedure and faculty office space. Trevor Page memorial fund was initiated. In 1967 the University Library became a full depository for all Canadian Government publications as per the Queen’s Printer.

Staff general

Correspondence on staff vacation, and staff lists, job evaluation survey/study, payroll, department memos, parking facilities, position classifications according to Canadian Association of College & University Libraries. Also includes booklet on Collective Agreement between Lakehead University and Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 81 and a Library Readers' Guide, 1967 and 1968-1969 and a report on pension, group life and salary continuance plan for Lakehead College of Arts, Science & Technology.

Miscellaneous papers

Varied materials on library building surveys, academic status, 1972 Canadian Association of College and University Libraries (CACUL) salary and budget survey, 1969 and study on guidelines for the development of resources and services in academic libraries in Canada. Also includes booklet entitled Resources of Canadian Academic and Research Libraries, 1967.

Mid-Canada Report, draft forms

Mid-Canada Corporation, 1971/72 folder which includes a questionnaire on the quality, needs and availability of research in the Canadian Sub Arctic (Mid-Canada). Questionnaire was prepared by Geography Department. A report and recommendations was released; findings indicated that an institute should be established for information exchange, collection, and distribution. Lakehead University was the recommended location. Also includes loose papers on library related functions and issues of Readers’ Guide.


Correspondence on acquisitions, donations, government documents. Also includes memos regarding library orientation and executive committee minutes of Canadian Association of College and University Libraries regarding a project on Library Staff Association Unions.

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