Charles H. Stone Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0421

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of two Hollinger boxes which is 0.834 linear feet and contains the professional correspondence relating to the career of Charles H. Stone, an educator in the field of librarianship. The majority of the correspondence relates to Stone’s tenure at George Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1919 - 1927

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.

Biographical / Historical

Charles H. Stone earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia and a Bachelors in Library Science from the Library Training School at the University of Illinois In 1914 he was appointed to a half-time position at the loan desk at the University of Illinois Library. In 1916 he was promoted to become the college librarian. At Oklahoma A&M College Charles H. Stone was a leader who organized a group called Chi Alpha with the express purpose of becoming a chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha. Stone, the college librarian at the time, was also instrumental in forming the Lambda Chi chapters at the University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University

George Peabody College offered its first course for librarians in 1919 taught by Charles H. Stone. The first course was a general introduction to library science, and by the second-year courses in Reference, Library Methods, and Book Selection were a part of the curriculum as well. Interest in the needs of undergraduate students led to a course in the use of the library which was required of all freshman, and in 1927 a course entitled Seminar in Library Science was required of all majors in the program. In 1928 Peabody officially established a Library School.

He served as the president of the Tennessee Library Association in 1922.

Extent

.834 Linear Feet (2 Hollingers.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains the professional correspondence relating to the career of Charles H. Stone, an educator in the field of librarianship. The majority of the correspondence relates to Stone’s tenure at George Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Title
Finding Aid for the Charles H. Stone Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Molly Dohrmann
Date
2017 December
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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