Documents relating to the history of the Library.
1918-1986 Letters, record books and documents
Note: A collection of miscellaneous material. Additional documents are in Director's Office archives.
Summary: Includes an original loan record board, a "Library catalogue" of books arranged in subject groups, compiled by Miss Stulpnagel (March 1918), with additional entries to
c1930; material relating to the Hawkmoor House wartime store (1941-1945); memoranda on library reorganisation
librarian's papers on library extension (1970-1977); guides to the library (1976 and
1982), and lists of serial publications holdings (1948-1976).
1948-1976 Typed, photocopied and printed booklets
- Lists of serial publications held in the library.
Summary: Lists produced in 1948, 1968, /969, 1971, with the 1976 union list
of Serial Holdings of UK Marine and Freshwater Sciences Libraries.
1930-1982 Letters and documents [ML2]
Note: Letters to the mid-1960s were almost all signed by the Director. Samples only retained of routine letters.
Summary: Includes material relating to publications acquired for the library by purchase, gift and exchange; Journal of the Marine Biological Association exchange agreements; answers to enquiries; links with other libraries; Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
(ASFA) cooperation. In 3 boxes: 1930-1945, 1946-1961 and 1963-1982.
1945-1967 Letters and circulars [ML2.1]
- Journal of the Marine Biological Association library exchange correspondence.
Summary: Includes samples of correspondence to exchange partners, Cambridge University Press, and sample material relating to exchange checks (i.e. questionnaires to each exchange partner)
1963/1964 and 1967.
Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) documents.
1959-1982 Letters and reports [ML2.2]
Note: Since 1973 the MBA Library; on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council
(NERC), has been the national partner and main UK input centre for the international ASFA system.
Summary: Includes 1950s and 1960s material relating to potential cooperation with
FAO; Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) relevant Working Group meetings, and early negotiations with the Food and Agriculture Organisation
(FAO), NERC, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of Unesco (IOC), Information Retrieval Limited
(IRL), and other national partners in the ASFA project.
1891-1971 Ledgers [ML3]
Summary: Daily records of additions to the library, including journal issues and reprints, covering
1891-1897, 1898-1907, 1907-1914, 1914-1923, 1923-1931, 1931-1936, 1937-1944,
1945-1952, 1952-1959, 1959-1965, and 1965-1971. A few loose papers are in some of the volumes.
1926-1976 Folders and ledgers [ML4 ]
Summary: Folders cover 1926-1949, with ledgers for 1950-1960, 1960-1969, and 1969-1976.