IALS03: CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS OF IALS SECRETARY/LIBRARIAN, 1946-1984

Extent and form : 3 folders

Access : 20 years after last date on file; published material open

Administrative background: the IALS Secretary and Librarian undertook the administration of the Institute under the direction of the Committee of Management and was also responsible for building up the library. The position was held by K Howard Drake from 1947 until his death in 1967.  He was succeeded by W A F P Steiner.  In 1971 the functions were separated, with Steiner continuing as IALS Librarian while administrative duties passed to a new Secretary, J A Boxhall. 

Scope and contents : the papers listed below primarily comprise a selection of the general and administrative files of  K Howard Drake, with a small amount of correspondence of  Steiner and Boxhall.  Files 1-9 comprise what was left following a weeding exercise in 1974 by J A Boxhall; they were placed in four box files entitled “Current files – earlier correspondence: weeded JB 1974”.  The arrangement in the box files was alphabetical and this arrangement has been continued in the series. Some further files with similar markings, which were clearly correspondence and papers of K Howard Drake as Librarian, were found loose in a variety of locations and have been added to the series.  Original file titles are listed in inverted commas.  Later files have been added, as they were identified, chronologically; these later records comprise files created prior to the separation of administrative functions in 1971.

Related material: it should be noted that Directors' correspondence and papers (see IALS 2) are frequently filed together with the Secretaries' papers.

Item list:

Reference Dates Extent
IALS/03/01 1947-1972 “British Museum”; correspondence of Drake and Steiner
IALS/03/02 1956-1967 “General correspondence”; file relating to Library acquisitions and binding
IALS/03/03 1965-1967 “General correspondence”; file on cataloguing and indexing procedures
IALS/03/04 1965-1966 International Association of Law Libraries: course in law librarianship, Luxembourg, 1966”; Drake’s file as President of the IALL
IALS/03/05 1965-1966 International Association of Law Libraries: Uppsala, 1966”; Drake’s file as President of the IALL
IALS/03/06 1962-1968 “Miss E M Moys”; correspondence between K Howard Drake and Elizabeth Moys, Acting Librarian, University of Lagos and later of Glasgow University Library
IALS/03/07 1946-1970 "Nuffield Foundation”; correspondence and papers relating to grants to the IALS Library
IALS/03/08 1954-1969 “Standing Conference of Librarians of the Libraries of the University of London”; correspondence
IALS/03/09 1948-1965 “University Grants Commission: annual returns”
IALS/03/10 1947-1984 “Library Policy”; draft policy statements, background papers, Library Committee minutes
IALS/03/11 1949-1961 Correspondence with the Library, Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada
IALS/03/12 1949-1966 Lists of current legal research topics, editions 1-14 
IALS/03/13 1968-1975 K Howard Drake Memorial Fund - correspondence and papers.  Photographs removed to IALS 12/5-6
IALS/03/14 n.d. Secretary/Librarian’s telephone directory
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