ERIC Number: ED047731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Black Academic Libraries: An Inventory.
Jordan, Casper LeRoy
This essay reports on several major features of black academic libraries: collections, operating expenditures, staff, and salaries. Eighty-five black, four-year, degree-conferring institutions were queried, and fifty-one questionnaires were returned. The results are categorized in terms of type of support of the institutions. In the fifty-one institutions reporting their 1968 fall figures, 92,911 students were enrolled on a full time basis. These institutions reported a total of 4,290,915 volumes for the end of the year. No collection in a black college approaches one-million volumes. Eleven institutions (about one-fifth) exceed the 100,000 volume figure. During the year, 324,487 volumes were added. The total number of bound periodicals reported was 235,212. There was 46.1 volumes per full-time student, on the average, with 2.5 periodicals per capita. The highest per capita holdings were 142.7 volumes; 13.3 was the lowest. The highest figure reported for bound periodicals was 14.4 per capita with a low of 0.26. (MF)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Education, Library Collections, Library Expenditures, Library Materials, Library Surveys, School Libraries
Atlanta University, School of Library Service, Atlanta, Georgia 30314 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Univ., GA. School of Library Services.
Identifiers: Library Statistics