#9025 Rowan Public Library Collection

Rowan Public Library Collection

MSS #9025

January 1996

Abstract: Scrapbooks maintained by Rowan Public Library. Newspaper clippings from the Salisbury Post predominate. Clippings pertain to the library's activities. There are also some snapshots, primarily of the bookmobile, the original library building on Fisher Street, and children's programming.

Online catalog terms: Rowan Public Library (Salisbury, N.C)--History

Size: Approximately five linear feet

Provenance: Rowan Public Library

Access: No restriction.

Copyright: Retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Introduction

Series I. Scrapbooks

1936-

Arrangement: Chronological

Scrapbooks maintained by Rowan Public Library. They primarily contain newspaper clippings from the Salisbury Post. These clippings pertain to library activities and include the weekly articles written by library staff. Regular yearly events such as the Summer reading program, National Book Week, and Quiz Bowl get covered almost annually by the paper and clippings about these events appear in the scrapbooks on a regular basis. The staff-written articles highlight portions of the library's collections and services on an almost weekly basis. Gardening, alcoholism, detective fiction, home improvement, southern writers, business information, auto repair, North Carolina authors, the management of personal finances, special diets, children's authors, young adult fiction, and similar topics have been explored by library staff.

In the early scrapbooks are newspaper articles covering monthly and yearly reports from the library. These reports contain circulation and use figures, library needs, etc. Other regular library newspaper articles include a survey of reference questions and their answers.

A guide to information found in the scrapbooks is given in the "box list" below. The list of newspaper article titles presented with each scrapbook is not comprehensive; in some cases the title presented has been modified to better represent the information given in the clipping. Clippings for regular events such as the Summer reading program and National Book Week appear much more frequently in the scrapbooks than the listing of articles here would indicate. Sometimes articles are pasted in the scrapbook out of chronological order.

Box List

Box 1.

Book 1.

1936-1938

Sept. 1923 Adelaide Bennett Appointed Librarian

1936-1938 Jan. 1936 Edith Clark Named Librarian

Mar. 1936 Public Library Reopened

Apr. 30, 1936 Creation of Children's Room

Apr. 30, 1936 Benefit for Children's Room [play]

June 2, 1936 Norwood School of Dance Benefit

? 1936 County Fair Advanced Ticket Benefit

? 1936 Henry Ford Donates Rare Volumes

? 1937 First Branch in Shuford's Store, China Grove

Sept. 1937 Beginning of Bookmobile [WPA]

Sept. 14, 1937 Negro Branch Opened

Jan. 30, 1938 Doubled Circulation in 1937

Apr. 20, 1938 Christian Reid Collection to Library

Apr. 1938 Library Branch for East Spencer

? 1938 School Children Visits and Borrowing

Oct. 7, 1938 Library Establishes Memorial Gift Shelf

Nov. 1938 Library May Get State Funds

Box 2. Book 2

1939-1944

Apr. 7, 1939 Library Wants Bookmobile

Oct. 10, 1940 Carnegie Books Arrive

Jan. 26, 1941 Rowan Senator Introduces Library Aid Bill

May 6, 1941 Restoration of Community Building Urged

Apr. 17, 1942 1734 Print of Salisbury England Donated

? 1942 Book Matinee Aids Victory Drive

? 1942 Rowan Contributes 4,000 Vol.s to War Drive

May 17, 1942 ALA Names Library to Give War Info

June 24, 1942 Catawba Students on Children's Lit. Visit

Sept. 1, 1942 Star of Paris Opera, Marie Powers, Visits

Nov. 2, 1942 More Space From County Requested

Mar. 3, 1943 Victory Books Collected

Mar. 1943 Negro Library Gets 1st Permanent Librarian

May 2, 1943 Yadkin Community Branch Opens

Aug. 31, 1943 Spencer Will Have Library

Jan. 7, 1944 Negro Library Home Improved, Center for Visiting Service Men

July 6, 1944 Radio Story Hour Planned

Book 3.

1945-1950

Jan. 1945 Spencer Library Brochure

? 1945 Rockwell Library Broadside

Mar.18, 1945 Rockwell Library Opens

Oct. 15, 1945 Benefit Show For Spencer Library

Jan. 6, 1946 Libraries Need Greatly Increased Support

Feb. 17, 1946 Building Given Library By Burton Craige

Dec. 11, 1946 Christian Reed Mementoes Given to Library

June 13, 1947 New Bookmobile In Service

Mar. 2, 1948 New Negro Library Building Bought

Mar. 10, 1948 New Library to Open in Landis

Mar.21, 1948 Who Says Rowan Doesn't Have a Madhouse? Anything Can Happen at Public Library . . . And Usually Does

July 4, 1948 Bookmobile Feature's Art

Aug. 28,1948 New Library Being Planned

Jan. 4, 1949 Library Assured on Site of Old Boyden Place

Oct 2, 1949 Board Approves Plan For Building

Nov. 22, 1949 Plans for Faith Library Revealed

Nov. 11, 1949 Razing of Boyden Homeplace Begins

Apr. 29, 1950 Negro Churches Boost Libraries

Apr. 9, 1950 Merci Train Donor to Visit Salisbury

Nov. 8, 1950 Library Given TV Material

Box 3.

Book 4. [Scrapbbok entered into John Cotton Dana Publicity Award 1951-52 Contest for 1953. Covers 1951-52]

Sept. 30, 1951

Sept. 30, 1951 On New Library building

Photographs of facilities

Oct. 4, 1951 Dedication of Library building: clippings, programs, etc

Oct. 4, 1951 Bookmobile feature article

Nov. 17, 1951 State Magazine Cover shows new building

1952 Picture of new building on community birthday calendar

New building pictured in Camber of Commerce publicity

Tar Heel Banker Cover shows new building

Copies of spot announcements made on radio

Examples of memorial book plates

Info sheet about library given to all newcomers to the community

Examples of reading lists provided for book clubs

Bookmobile pictures

Meeting room used 142 times by civic groups

Radio script explaining Ford Foundation and ALA's American Heritage project

Apr. 27, 1952 Greensboro paper feature article

May 4, 1952 Bids for Negro Library Given Approval

May 1952 One of Eight libraries chosen to begin interlibrary loan pilot program in state gardening is Rowan's specialty

June 10, 1952 Children's Story Hour

Book 5. [Scrapbook won honorable mention in John Cotton Dana Publicity 1953 Awards]

Jan. 20, 1953 Henderson Law Office to be Repaired

Mar. 18, 195 $125 Gift from Salisbury Dramatic Club

Feb. 20, 1953 Clark Asked to Run for City Council

Apr. 8, 1953 Washington's Stone Step.

May 15, 1953 Role of Library in County Bicentennial

June 14, 1953 Ney Association Meeting

1953 Pamphlet "What State Aid to Public Libraries Means to Rowan County"

Bookmobile pictures

Bookmobile Cub of Woodleaf

Sections devoted to China Grove, Faith, Landis (pictures), Spencer, Negro Branch and Negro bookmobile

Box 4. Book 6. Jan. 29, 1951 Carolina Playmakers [UNC] Benefit

1951-1953 Jan. 31, 1951 Building of Library

Feb. 1951 Book Clubs Furnish Library

May 24, 1951 Faith Library Built With Volunteer Labor

June 3, 1951 Book Club Contributions

July 5, 1951 Dedication of Faith Library

Aug. 1951 Baseball Benefit for Negro Library

Sept. 30, 1951 Library Dedicated

1951 Different Library Contractors Advertise

Oct. 2, 1951 Site of Library Rich in Historic Associations

Oct. 4, 1951 Spencer Murphy Speech at Dedication

1951 Book Week Advertised in Church Bulletins

Apr. 11, 1952 Clark Writes Article about Library for Library Journal

May 28, 1953 Ney Memorial Association to Meet

June 14, 1953 Kizziah President of Ney Association

Box 5. Book 6.

1953-1959

Aug. 28, 1953 Negro Extension Building Home to Negro Branch

Nov. 29, 1953 Dedication of Negro Center [Program for dedication]

Feb. 14, 1954 Creation of a Teenage Shelf

Mar. 14, 1954 Landis Patron Carries Books to Shut-ins

Mar. 24, 1954 Large Number at Story Hour

July 15, 1954 Library Awarded John Clark Dana Publicity Award

[From H.W. Wilson Co.]

Oct. 17, 1954 Gift of Sun Dial to Library

May 15, 1955 McCubbins Research Material Given to Library

July 10, 1955 Picture of Bookmobile

Jan. 15, 1956 Subject Index to State Magazine

Jan. 15, 1956 Mormon Church Helps Arrange McCubbins

Feb. 17, 1956 United Daughters of the Confederacy Collection given to Library

June 10, 1956 Microfilmig of McCubbins Collection

Apr. 7, 1957 New Bookmobile

May 3, 1957 Need For More Books Discussed

Aug. 18, 1957 Friends of Spencer Library Set Up

Aug. 18, 1958 Summer Reading

Jan. 18, 1959 Spencer Library Expanded

May 3, 1959 History Room as Tourist Attraction

Box 6. Book 7.

1959-1964

Aug. 11, 1959 Emphasis Now On Adult Non-fiction

Oct. 4, 1959 Traveler's Club Gives Paintings to Library, Honors Organizers

Mar. 6, 1960 Walter Spearman, UNC Prof. of Journalism Visits

Apr. 3, 1960 Library More than Books (films, inter-library loan, records, maps, pictures, clippings, business info, magazines)

Apr. 6, 1960 Knox Sisters Give Pen and Ink by Hope Summerell Chamberlain

July 10, 1960 National Clientele at History Room

Oct. 2, 1960 Children's Room Gets Own Circk Desk

Oct. 30, 1960 Drive By Book Drop Installed

Jan. 25, 1961 Overdue Book Problems

Feb. 19, 1961 Library Lost and Found. Everything Left in Books

Mar. 21, 1961 System of Supporting Public Libraries Discussed

June 11, 1961 Golden Anniversary of Library

June 11, 1961 Origin of Library [Feature article]

June 16, 1961 Mrs. Claude Morris Honored for Fifty Years of Service

June 2, 1961 Pearl Younge, Negro Branch Librarian Retires

Oct. 1, 1962 Walter Wayne Smith Collection to Library

Jan. 14, 1962 D.A.R. Magazine Article on History Room

Apr. 1962 History Room is Tourist Attraction

June 29, 1962 Spencer Librarian Feted

June 13, 1962 Library Seeks Money For Books

Dec 30, 1962 Giant Library Inventory

Mar. 28, 1963 Rowan Libraries Lack Space, Books People

June 30, 1965 Archibald Henderson Collection to Library

Aug. 18, 1963 Air Conditioning Needed

Sept. 29, 1963 Asa Ribelin Collection Given to Library

Dec. 15, 1963 Bookmobile

Jan. 9, 1964 New Landis Library Well-Equipped

Apr.15, 1964 UNC Prof. of History Hugh Lefler Visits

Box 7. Book 8.

1964-67

July 5, 1964 Presentation of Knox Family Tree to Library

Feb. 20, 1967 Need for More Space

Mar. 1, 1965 Library Expansion a Must

Mar. 28, 1965 Best Garden Collection in State

Apr. 25, 1965 Legette Blythe to Visit

Apr. 25, 1965 Henderson Papers

Sept. 6, 1964 Frances Carrington Bedfast Still "Miss Librarian"

July 18, 1965 Is Library Neglected By County Government

May 9, 1966 Overdues

Apr. 17, 1966 Author Heather Ross Miller to Visit

Apr. 24, 1966 More Service Offered, More Space Needed

Oct 16, 1966 Doralynn Hickey Visits

1966 Articles detail drivve for expansion funds

Feb. 1967 Library Board Hikes Pay

Feb. 17, 1967 Closing of Negro Library Recommended

April 4, 1967 Negro Library Closed

June 21, 1967 Negro Library Moved

July 7, 1967 New Building or Addition, Library Must Decide

Book 9. Feb. 4, 1968 Installation of toll free Phone Reference Service

1968-71 [State-wide program]

June 27, 1968 Mrs. J.H. Nettles, Children's Librarian Retires

Jan. 10, 1969 Summer Story Hour Conducted By Junior Womans Club

Apr. 17, 1969 Rowan Low on Library Spending

Apr. 3, 1969 Citizens For Better Libraries Formed

Aug. 3, 1969 Staff and Book Space Squeeze Reported

Oct. 2, 1969 Group Seeks Long-range Library Study

Jan. 28, 1970 Book Processing By State Could Benefit Library

Mar 19, 1970 Lbrary Forces Push For Improvements

Apr. 17, 1970 Library Friends Told of Need to Expand Services

May 6, 1970 Deterioration Threatens Library

July 22, 1970 Library Air Conditioning Approved

Aug. 24, 1970 Mrs. Burton Craige, Library Benefactress Dies

Oct. 27, 1970 State To Aid with Local Library Survey

Feb. 2, 1971 Longtime Chairman of Library Board Morris Resigns

Feb 2, 1971 Library to Experiment with Sunday and Expanded Hours

Feb 21, 1971 Mrs. Claude Morris [Feature Article]

Apr. 15, 1971 Ten Percent Hike in Funds Needed

Apr. 19, 1971 Letter to Editor Regarding Mrs. Clark

May 4, 1971 Stronger Branch Libraries Needed

June 8, 1971 Rowan Library Falls Well Below National Standards

June 27, 1971 Column in Post Results in Movement of Document

[Washington Letter]

Aug. 8, 1971 Ranked Fifth Best in State

Sept. 14, 1971 Board Favors New, Separate Building

Dec. 9, 1971 Edith Clark Resigns

Dec. 12 1971 Clark editorial

Dec. 15, 1971 Library Expansion Proposed

Dec. 19, 1971 Edith Clark [Feature Article]

Box 8 Book 10 Jan. 27, 1972 Establishment of Edith M. Clark Staff Development 1972-74 Fund

Feb. 2, 1972 Henderson Law Office on National Register

Feb. 23, 1972 Young Adult Paperbacks Added

Mar. 9, 1972 L. David Devine Named Director

Apr. 13, 1972 Pearl Younge, Librarian of Negro Branch Dies

Apr. 20, 1972 L. David Devine [Feature Article]

Aug. 15, 1972 L. David Devine First day on the Job

Sept. 12, 1972 Married Women No Longer Required to Register for Library Card Under Husband's Name

Sept. 8, 1972 Delivery to Shut-Ins Begins

Sept. 17, 1972 Edith Clark Day Announced

Sept. 19, 1972 Mrs. Claude Morris, Longtime Chair of Board, Dies

Nov. 9, 1972 Library Considers renting Best Sellers

Jan. 24, 1973 Study to Double Library Space

Mar. 14, 1973 Landis Librarian, Katherine J. Raines, Retires

Mar. 20, 1973 New Bylaws For Library

Mar. 20, 1973 Renovation of Library To Start

Mar. 21, 1973 Katherine Raines, Landis Librarian [feature Article]

Aug. 1, 1973 Rowan Library Plans Extensive Renovations

Oct. 31, 1973 Branch Library Requested For Ellis School

Feb. 12, 1974 Granite Quarry Wants Library Branch

Aug. 27, 1974 Library Director Devine Resigns

Sept. 30, 1974 Steven Benetz Named Director

Book 11.

1974-76

Jan. 15, 1975 Library Needs More Parking

Feb. 18, 1975 East Rowan May Get Branch Library

Feb. 27, 1975 Branch Okay'ed for Ellis PArk

Mar 9, 1975 Spencer Town Library Opens

Aug. 6, 1975 Prison Library [Feature]

Aug. 15, 1975 Rowan Technical Institute Turns Over County Records on Microfilm

Sept. 25, 1975 Landis Wants Rowan Branch Library

June 16, 1976 City Moves to End Funding of Library With Five-Year Plan

Aug. 10, 1976 Cleveland Board Seeks U.S. Funds for Public Library

Box 9. Book 12.

1976-1977

Aug 12, 1976 Fate of Brawley House Baffles Library Board

Sept. 3, 1976 Library Board Votes to Demolish Old House

Oct. 13, 1976 Circulation of Framed Art Prints

Dec. 2, 1976 Library Continues Search For Answer to Brawley House

Jan. 2, 1977 Library Board Honors Mrs. Clarence (Rosalie) Mayfield For Forty Years of Service

Feb. 11, 1977 Brawley House Coming Down

Feb. 20, 1977 Page Turner for Paralyzed

Mar. 13, 1977 History Room [Feature]

Apr. 3, 1977 County to Rent Second Floor of Post Office for History Room

May 26, 1977 Library Use of Post Office Space Not Decided

June 1, 1977 E. Steven Benetz Library director Resigns

June 1, 1977 Library's Reserve List

Book 13. 1977-1978

July 10, 1977 Interlibrary Loan

Aug. 7, 1977 Bookmobile [feature]

Aug. 9, 1977 Bookmobile Shows Films

Sept. 29, 1977 Sattelite Library in China Grove Considered

Oct. 19, 1977 More Space Needed For History Room

Oct. 23, 1977 Outreach Services

Oct. 27, 1977 Phil Barton Chosen as Director

Dec. 2, 1977 Phil Barton [Feature]

Dec. 8, 1977 Library Board Seeks Night Hours Protection

Dec. 8, 1977 Non-Attendance Plaques Library Board

Feb. 23, 1978 Magazines replaced by Microfiche

Feb. 23, 1978 History Room Adds St. Luke's Records

Mar. 28, 1978 Rosamund Putzel, Prof. of English, Visits

Apr. 3, 1978 Library Needs Adequate Housing

May 25, 1978 Periodicals on Microfiche, general article

June 2, 1978 Granite Quarry Library To Get Duplicates of Adult Books for Summer Reading

June 4, 1978 Country Music Collection Growing at Library

Aug. 24, 1978 Landis May Get Library Branch

Sept. 3, 1978 New Look for Bookmobile

Oct. 19, 1978 South Rowan to Get Library Branch Soon

Nov. 18, 1978 Town Well to be Restored

Box 10 Book 14.

1979-80

Feb. 6, 1979 Folks in South Rowan Want a Library

Mar. 15, 1978 Landis Library Celebrates 30th Year

Mar. 29, 1979 Commissioners to Study Needed Library

Apr. 26, 1979 Ellis Park Library Closes

June 24, 1979 Tough Overdue Policy

Aug. 9, 1979 Theft Detection System Installed

Sept. 27, 1979 Support Sought for South Rowan Library

Oct. 12, 1979 Prof. of Lit. Richard Walser to Visit

Mar. 2, 1980 Books on Tape

Mar. 19, 1980 Landis Site Chosen For Branch Library

Oct. 30, 1980 Library Turns Down Wreen Building

Book 15.

Jan. 29, 1981 Library Chosen as Depository for Administrative 1981-82 Code

Jan. 29, 1981 Hope Running High For South Rowan Branch

Jan 28, 1981 Newspaper Columnist, Kays Gary, Visits

May 11, 1981 Rockwell Town Library

July 30, 1981 Computer Catalog Considered

July 30, 1981 James Brawley Collection Given to Library

Sum/Fall 1981 Fundraising for South Branch articles

Feb. 10, 1982 China Grove Library in Wake of South Rowan Branch

Feb. 25, 1982 Christian Reid Monument Moved to Library Grounds

April 29, 1982 Library Salary Change

May 27, 1982 Christain Reid Monument Given Home

Sept. 1, 1982 CD Rom Catalog Installed

Oct. 21, 1982 Newspaper Writer Jerry Bledsoe Visits

Dec. 12, 1982 South Branch Library Opens

Box 11

1983-84

Book 16

Feb. 17, 1983 Christian Reid Marker Dedicated in New Spot

Mar 13, 1983 Etta Mae Kirk, Buiness Manager Retires

Mar. 17, 1983 Effie Stirewalt, 83, Has read 10,000 Books

May 20, 1983 Can Faith Keep Library

May 27, 1983 Library Trustees Express Doubts About Their Role

June 14, 1983 Miss Mamie McCubbins Dared to Be Different

July 28, 1983 Library To Get More State Funding

Oct. 16, 1983 Author Entertainer Bland Simpson Visits

Sept. 29, 1983 Adult Services Librarian Beth Young [Feature]

Jan. 3, 1983 Library Wants Computers

Dec. 22, 1983 New Arts Calendar Lists Local Events

Jan. 20, 1984 Author Wanda Rushing Edwards Visits

Jan. 26, 1984 Library to Get Consultant on Building Plan

Jan. 26, 1984 Library Needs Security Gaurd

Feb. 19, 1984 Library may Sell Washington Letter

Mar. 8, 1984 Kids and Noise in the Library

Mar. 8, 1984 Salisbury Post Donates Complete Set of Microfilmed Newspaper to Library

Mar. 29, 1984 Library Needs Triple Space

Apr. 20, 1984 Author Lee Smith Visits

July 15, 1984 Lbrary Censorship Expert Gene Lanier Visits

Aug. 23, 1984 Books on Tape

Oct. 19, 1984 English Prof. Elliott Engel Visits

Dec. 4, 1984 Rockwell Considering new Library

Book 17

1985

Jan. 8, 1985 Rockwell Offers Site For Library

Apr. 14, 1985 Fund Drive Begun For Rockwell Library

Apr. 19, 1985 Friend of the Year, Rose Post

June 23, 1985 Library Gets Request for Inspirational Books

July 14, 1985 Library Considers Expansion Into Belk Building

Aug. 14, 1985 Belk Building Gets Mixed Review

Aug. 23, 1985 Librarian Rebecca Weant Retires

Aug. 29, 1985 Library expert Aaron Cohen on Expansion

Sept. 4, 1985 Eleanor Swaim to Head Library Commission

Oct. 17, 1985 Suzanne Britt Visits

Dec. 12, 1985 Library Breaks Ground For East Branch

Dec. 6, 1985 Library to Promote Bond Issue

Box 12 Book 18

Apr. 4, 1986 Outreach

1986

Apr. 9, 1986 Author Carol Marsh Visits

June 25, 1987 Matching Gift Offered

July 31, 1986 Smoking Banned in Library Until Expansion Completed

Summer 1986 articles regardng choice of desiugner and architect

Aug. 7, 1986 Ramsay Chosen as Architect

Sept. 25, 1986 Storyteller Jackie Torrence at Dedication of East Branch

Dec. 11, 1986 Board Approves Plans for Library Addition

Book 19

Jan. 9, 1987 Historic Commission Studies library Plan

1987-88

Jan 11, 1987 Author Reynolds Price Visits

Jan 29, 1987 Historic Commission Okays Plans

Feb 7, 1987 Quiz Bowl

Apr. 6, 1987 Author Carol Marsh to Visit

May 8, 1987 Library Parking Cut to Please Area Residents

May 26, 1987 Library Plans

July 22, 1987 Henderson Law Office Sinking

July 30, 1987 Groundbreaking Set

Sept. 10, 1987 Don Weinhold, Jr.: "They've Ruined My Backyard."

Feb. 18, 1988 Library Trustees' Authority Outlined

Feb. 23, 1988 Trustees Want Endowment Fund

Mar. 31, 1988 Furniture Bids

Apr. 17, 1988 Author Kaye Gibbons Visits

Apr. 19, 1988 Josephine Humphreys to Visit

May 15, 1988 Children and the Library

June 15, 1988 Automated Sysytem

June 22, 1988 Law Office Restoration

July 28, 1988 Trustees Clarify Policy on Censorship

Aug. 1, 1988 Portrait of Edith Clark Planned

Aug 15, 1988 Swain Appointed to Library Commission

Sept.10, 1988 Literacy

Oct. 13, 1988 Two Thousand Students to Move Books

Oct. 14, 1988 Jan Safrit's Death

Oct. 27, 1988 Library Closing for Moving Month

Nov. 14, 1988 Kids Help Move Library

Nov. 21, 1988 History Room Move

Dec. 4, 1988 Library Opening

Dec. 12, 1988 Swain at Reagan Signing of "Year of Young Reader" proclamation

Box 13 Book 18

1989-90

Jan. 1, 1989 #7 Story of the Year, New Library Building

Jan. 6, 1989 Lighting Problems and Library

Jan. 28, 1989 Creation of Jan Safrit Staff Develpment Fund

Feb. 5, 1989 Volunteers to Staff History Room

Feb. 21, 1989 Library Video Collection to Start

Feb. 23, 1989 Teen Problems on the Wane

Mar. 30, 1989 Grand Opening Set for May 7th

Aug. 23, 1989 Restoration of Town Well

Sept. 18, 1989 Rose Post on Heritage Book

Nov. 14, 1989 Cleveland Wants Library

Nov. 19, 1989 Booker T. Bear Named

Dec. 13, 1989 Library Online Catalog Named--TLC

Nov. 14, 1989 Online Catalog Begun

Jan. 27, 1990 Quiz Bowl

Feb. 21, 1990 Protection of Washington Letter

Mar. 3, 1990 Eleanor Swaim appointed to National Commission on Libraries and Information Services

Mar. 7, 1990 Materials Budget Needs Expansion

Mar. 13, 1990 Author Doris Betts Visits

Apr. 10, 1990 $50,000 For Branch in Cleveland Voted By Board

Apr. 16, 1990 Reach for the Stars

June 14, 1990 Cabarrus to Charge for Rowan's Use of Libraries

June 18, 1990 Cabarrus Fee Nixed

July 22, 1990 Lose Estates Papers on Microfilm Comes to History Room

Sept. 5, 1990 Literacy Director Funded

Sept. 11, 1990 West Library Branch on Hold

Sept. 27, 1990 Books Bar-coded

Oct. 19, 1990 Last Trip for the Bookmobile

Box 14 Book 19

1991-92

Jan. 3, 1991 Library Starts Automated System

Jan 13, 1991 Heritage Book

Feb. 28, 1991 Library Considers New Branch

Mar. 24, 1991 Quiz Bowl

Mar. 28, 1991 Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

Apr. 26, 1991 Library Plans Book Festival at Livingstone

Apr. 21, 1991 History Room Adds Mormon Records

May 23, 1991 Catawba, Public Libraries Have Computer Link

June 12, 1991 Library Cutting Hours Freezing Positions

July 14, 1991 Library Increases Business Collection

July 8, 1991 Elinor Swaim to Go to White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services

July 25, 1991 Library Cuts Back; Barton Asks for Money to Improve Collection

Aug. 21, 1991 Jackie Torrence and Summer Reading

Oct. 6, 1991 Library Reclassifies Genealogical Materials

Nov. 27, 1991 Swain Part of "Information 2000"

Feb. 3, 1992 Evelyn Stallings [Feature]

Feb. 19, 1992 Rowan Community of Readers

Feb. 24, 1992 Jo White Linn on Great Philadelphia Wagon Road

Mar. 15, 1992 Author Dorothy Spruill Redford Visits

Mar. 18, 1992 Author Lee Smith Visits

Mar. 26, 1992 Forming a Private Foundation May Help Ease Library Crunch

Apr. 17, 1992 "Reach For the Stars" Bigger Every Year

Apr. 23, 1993 Author Rick Boyer Visits

Apr. 23, 1993 Library Seeks Funds With Little Hope

May 14, 1992 Young Adult Author Suzanne Newton Visits

May 28, 1992 West Rowan Wants Library in Old School

June 2, 1992 China Grove's Library

Aug. 8, 1992 Library Won't Add Information and Referral Service

Dec. 3, 1992 Library Too Noisy

Dec. 10, 1992 Foundation Seeks Funds for Library

Series II. Miscellaneous Library Scrapbooks

1974-

Arrangement: Chronological

Rowan Public Library created scrapbooks to cover the activities of special projects. In this series are those scrapbooks maintained for those projects.

The Readers and Ramblers Club Scrapbook details the activities of a library-sponsored club for the blind during 1976. The Project Pre-Pare Scrapbook carries newspaper clippings, etc. that relate the activities of the library's preparation for retirement program held in 1974.

Box List:

Box 15 Book 20 Readers and Ramblers Club

Book 21 Poject Pre-Pare