ERIC Number: ED225575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Intellectual and Bibliographical Access to the Original Library Collection, 1794-1827.
Treadway, Cleo; McDavid, Lee
This progress report delineates activities completed during the first year of a federally funded project to catalog and preserve the Charles Coffin Collection, located in the Tusculum College Library at Greeneville, Tennessee. The Coffin Collection is described as the nearly intact original library of Greeneville College, which was a frontier college established in 1794 and Tusculum's antecessor. The number of volumes in the collection is noted as approximately 2,000. Project activities from June 1, 1981, to June 30, 1982, are described in the areas of descriptive cataloging, indexing, identification of rare items, book conservation and preservation, and participation in the Eighteenth-Century Short-Title Catalogue/North America. The impact of membership in OCLC on the project and plans to publish a short-title catalog of the Coffin Collection are reported. Three appendices comprise the resume of the assistant project director; a letter outlining the cataloging agreement between OCLC and Tusculum College Library; and a press release announcing funding of the project and the proposed collection catalog, along with a list of press release recipients. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tusculum Coll., Greenville, TN.
Identifiers: Charles Coffin Collection; Eighteenth Century; OCLC; Rare Books