Scope and Contents
Series 01, Wilmington College, has materials from 1947-1969. Included are accession books, annual reports, committee records, circulation statistical reports, gift records, newsletters, self-study reports, architectural blueprints, and photographs. The handwritten accession and circulation books are unique pieces in this collection.
Series 02, University of North Carolina Wilmington has information starting in 1969. Administrative Records pertain to library management, planning, and special events. Contents include annual reports, budget, committees, correspondence, gift records, strategic plans, promotional posters, photographs and other visual files. Departmental Records pertain to departmental services. Library departments in this collection are Library User Experience (Library Circulation, Facility Management, Space Planning); Collection Management and Technical Services (Collection Development, Acquisitions, Cataloging, Interlibrary Loan, and Serials); Research and Instructional Services; Systems; and the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History (Government Resources, Special Collections, and University Archives).
- William Madison Randall Library (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
In 1965, the North Carolina General Assembly approved funding for a new library building. This expansion was needed to meet the requirements for a four-year college. Named for the college's third president, William Madison Randall, it opened in 1969.
In 1987, the library completed an addition toward the center of campus, increasing its size from 70,000 to 93,000 square feet. With the new construction came an integrated library system, making the card catalog obsolete. Over 300,000 volumes were moved for this project.
In 2010, Randall Library and the university's Technology Assistance Center established the Learning Commons, an enlarged footprint of learning spaces, technologies, and tools designed to support student success.
15 Linear Feet (12 bankers boxes, 2 oversize flat file folders)
Series 01 has records from the Wilmington College Library (1946-1969). It is arranged alphabetically by topic and then chronologically.
Series 02 has records from William Madison Randall Library (1969-). It is subdivided into Administrative Records and Departmental Records. Administration Records are arranged alphabetically by topic, and then chronologically. Broad topics are Annual Reports, Budget, Committees, Correspondence, Gifts, and Miscellaneous Administrative Topics. Departmental Records are arranged by department name, then alphabetically and then chronologically.
Visual files and photographs are filed at the end of each series.
- Academic libraries -- Administration
- Education, Higher
- Libraries -- Special collections
- Library buildings
- New Hanover County (N.C.)
- Public services (Libraries)
- Public universities and colleges
- Research libraries
- Technical services (Libraries)
- University of North Carolina, Wilmington
- University of North Carolina, Wilmington -- History -- Sources
- William Madison Randall Library
- Wilmington (N.C.)
- Wilmington College
- Library Collection
- Nina Herzog
- 2021 February 01
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the University Archives Repository