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Name of Creator:Donley, Albert M.
Title:Albert M. Donley papers
Reference Code:M183
Location Code:55/3
Extent:0.35 cubic feet
Scope and Content Abstract:This collection consists of materials created during Donley's time as Librarian of the Dedham Public Library and during his nearly 30-year tenure at Northeastern University Libraries. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, Donley's handwritten notes on a variety of subjects, his published writing and presentations, and materials related to a number of associations and committees with which he was involved, including the Men's Librarian's Club, the New England Regional Cooperative Library Systems, and the New England Library Association.
Historical Abstract:Albert M. Donley was the Assistant Librarian, Archivist, and Associate Director of the Northeastern University Libraries from 1953 to his retirement in 1982. Prior to his work at NU, Donley was a librarian at the Dedham Public Library from 1951 to 1953 and a Library Assistant at the Holyoke Public Library from 1947 to 1949. Donley received a Bachelor's Degree in History and Literature from the American International College in 1949 and a Master's Degree of Library Science from Syracuse University in 1951. Donley also served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, from 1942 to 1945. Donley was active in many local and national librarians' associations, and he was an active contributor to the profession through presentations he gave and papers he wrote about the future of the field. Donley was particularly forward-thinking in his efforts to embrace technological developments.
Language and Scripts:The materials in this collection are entirely in English.
System of Arrangement:This collection is arranged in one alphabetical sequence by subject.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Donley, Albert M.

  • Dedham Public Library (Dedham, Mass.)
  • New England Library Association.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Libraries.
  • Massachusetts Library Association.
  • New England Library Association.

  • Academic libraries -- Administration -- Massachusetts.
  • Academic libraries -- Technological innovations.

Conditions Governing Access:This collection is unrestricted.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:Received from Albert M. Donley, May, 2005.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:Copyright restrictions may apply.
Finding Aids: University Libraries records (A24)
Processor: Finding aid prepared by Abigail Cramer, August, 2012.