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HUGFP 136.xx

Currier, Thomas Franklin, 1873-1946. Papers of T. Franklin Currier, 1735, 1852-1973 : an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: HUGFP 136.xx
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Currier, Thomas Franklin, 1873-1946
Title: Papers of T. Franklin Currier, 1735 and 1852-1973
Date(s): 1735 and 1852-1973
Quantity: 8.2 cubic feet (24 boxes)
Abstract: T. Franklin Currier (1873-1946) was a librarian in the Harvard College Library. His papers chiefly document his bibliographies on John Greenleaf Whittier and Oliver Wendell Holmes, but also include family papers with many photographs. Of particular note in this collection are three samplers embroidered by fourteen-year-old Ann Thomas in 1735.

Acquistion Information:

Accession 12811 received 1993 December 26 from Margaret Currier.

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Biography

T. Franklin Currier, born February 26, 1873, Harvard A.B. 1894, was a librarian in Harvard College Library. He declined a career in teaching because of hearing problems; from 1894-1902 he was an assistant in the Catalog Department; from 1902-1940 he was in charge of cataloging. In 1913 he was made Assistant Librarian, and in 1937, Associate Librarian. He was a member of the American Library Association (ALA) Committee that published the 1908 ed. of the Cataloging Rules. He died Sept. 14, 1946.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in six series:

Scope and Content of the Collection

Contains correspondence, research materials, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other papers, mostly relating to Currier's bibliographies on John Greenleaf Whittier and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Also includes family correspondence and photographs. Of particular note in this collection are three samplers embroidered by fourteen-year-old Ann Thomas in 1735.

Inventory update

This document last updated 2016 June 21.

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