68.5 linear ft (53,700 items in 105 boxes & 73 pamphlet boxes).
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.
Contents list, 7p.
The professional and personal correspondence, papers, and pamphlet collection of Melvil Dewey, relating to libraries, the American Library Association, library classification, the Lake Placid Club, Columbia College, the New York State Library, and spelling reform. Included are notes for and a typescript of Grosvenor Daws's biography of Dewey.
Readers must use microfilm copy for Box 35A journals, i.e. diaries, which are fragile. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Diaries are on microfilm.
Gift of Godfrey Dewey, 1943-44; gift of Forest Press, 1987.