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John A. Edens papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 13-10-775

Scope and Contents

This contains a small amount of professional and personal papers of John A. Edens. The professional papers relate to his career as a librarian at Emory University, the University of Georgia, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. Included in the personal papers, are items related to family members, homes, travels, and pets. There is also material related to Russell C. Pease.


  • 1932-2020
  • Majority of material found within 1960-2020


Terms of Access

The majority of the John A. Edens papers, 1932-2020 (bulk 1960-2020), are open for research. Boxes four and five are restricted until 2025


Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Biographical Note

John A. Edens was a librarian at Emory University, the University of Georgia, and the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1964 to 2012. He was co-editor of Research libraries and their implementation of AACR2 (1986) and compiler of Eleanor Roosevelt: a comprehensive bibliography (1994).


2.1 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 2 half manuscript boxes, and one flat print box)

Language of Materials



Personal papers of John A. Edens, librarian at the University at Buffalo.

Acquisition Information

Donated by John A. Edens, 2010-2012, 2022.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Materials

Assistant Director for Technical Services chronological file, 1979-2010 (13/10/882)

Central Technical Services records, 1980-1999 (bulk 1980-1988) (13/4/1121)

Central Technical Service records, 1999-2007 (13/4/1120)

University Libraries. Task Force on the Future of Bibliographic Access, Records, 1980-1981 (13/3/549)

Judith Hopkins papers, 1956-2004 (13/10/1038)

University Archivist chronological file, 2003-2012 (13/21/23)

Flashback column records, 2008-2012 (13/21/1273)

The defence of Guenevere watercolors collection, 2005-2007 (13/1/1077)

University Libraries exhibits, 2001- (13/15/1209)

Processing Information

Processed by John Edens, February 2012. 2020 additions processed by William Offhaus


Finding Aid for the John A. Edens papers
Finding aid prepared by John Edens.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
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