Inventory

Emeline Fairbanks Memorial Library Annual/Monthly Reports
Dates: 1882-1957
Accession Number: VCPL 5
Donor: Administration, VCPL
Description: Two document cases


Content and Scope of Collection

The Emeline Fairbanks Memorial Library opened in 1906 under the jurisdiction of the Terre Haute School Board. The first annual report of this institution was published in 1907 by Moore-Langen Printing Co. of Terre Haute.

This collection contains various annual and monthly reports prepared by the head librarian (administrative director) of the EFML. It is arranged by type of record (annual reports, annual state reports, monthly reports and records) and then in chronological order within each record type.

The annual reports were compiled by the head librarian and presented to the board each year. They include staff and board members, circulation statistics, projects, programs, and financial summaries.

The annual state reports were sent to the Indiana State Library which required public libraries to report statistical information on such facets of library operations as expenditures, volumes in collection, circulation, and staffing.

The librarian's monthly reports included statistical information on circulation, borrowers, acquisitions, and finances and were the basis for the annual reports.

Document Case 1

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

EFML First Annual Report

Aug. 1, 1906-
Aug. 1, 1907

 

 

 

Folder 2

Library Ordinance (typed copy)

1903

     

 

Proceedings of the Common Council (typed copy)

1906

     

 

Special Ordinances (typed copy)

1906

     

 

Brief History of Terre Haute Public Library (typed copy)

1904

 

 

 

Folder 3

EFML Annual Report - First

1906-1907

 

EFML Annual Report - Second

1907-1908

 

 

 

Folder 4

EFML Annual Report - Third

1908-1909

 

EFML Annual Report - Fourth

1909-1910

 

EFML Annual Report - Fifth

1910-1911

 

 

 

Folder 5

EFML Annual Report - Sixth

1911-1912

 

EFML Annual Report - Seventh

1912-1913

 

EFML Annual Report - Ninth

1914-1915

 

 

 

Folder 6

EFML Annual Report - Tenth

1915-1916

 

EFML Annual Report - Eleventh

1916-1917

 

EFML Annual Report - Twelfth

1917-1918

 

EFML Annual Report - Thirteenth

1918-1919

 

EFML Annual Report - Fourteenth

1919-1920

 

 

 

Folder 7

EFML Annual Report - Fifteenth

1920-1921

 

EFML Annual Report - Eighteenth

1923-1924

 

 

 

Folder 8

Rules and regulations, statistics of branch libraries, excerpts from librarian's reports, and miscellaneous correspondence

1926-1928

 

 

 

Folder 9

EFML Annual Report - Twenty-second

1928-1929

 

EFML Annual Report - [23rd]

1929-1930

 

EFML Annual Report - [24th]

1930-1931

 

EFML Annual Report - [25th]

1931-1932

 

 

 

Folder 10

EFML Annual Report - [26th]

1932-1933

 

EFML Annual Report - [27th]

1933-1934

 

EFML Annual Report - [28th]

1934-1935

 

EFML Annual Report - [32nd]

1938-1939

 

 

 

Folder 11

EFML Annual Report

1946

 

EFML Annual Report

1947

 

 

 

Folder 12

EFML Annual Report

1948

 

EFML Annual Report

1949

 

 

 

Folder 13

Circulation Report

1953

 

EFML Annual Report

1954

 

EFML Annual Report

1955

 

 

 

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EFML Annual Reports (bound volume): Contains mostly statistical information on number of holdings, home circulation, new borrowers, receipts, etc.

1924-1952

 

 

 

Folder 14

EFML Annual State Reports

1906-1928

 

 

 

Folder 15

EFML Annual State Reports

1929-1934

 

 

 

Folder 16

EFML Annual State Reports

1935-1939

 

 

 

Folder 17

EFML Annual State Reports

1940-1944

 

 

 

Folder 18

EFML Annual State Reports

1945-1950

 

 

 

Folder 19

EFML Annual State Reports

1951-1956

 

 

 

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Librarian's Reports

Dec. 30, 1882-
Dec. 1886

 

 

 

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Librarian's Reports

Jan. 1887 - July 1893

 

 

 

Loose

Librarian's Reports

1894-1899

 

 

 

Loose

Librarian's Reports

Jan. 1900 - June 1905

     
     
Document Case 2  
     
Loose Librarian's Reports (bound volume) July 1905-July 1907
     
Loose EFML Monthly Records (bound volume) 1925-1935
     
Loose EFML Monthly Records (bound volume) 1936-1945
     
Loose EFML Monthly Records (bound volume) 1946-1952
     
Loose EFML Monthly Records (bound volume) 1953-1957