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Estelle Lutrell papers, 1915-1947

AZ 055

Collection Summary

Creator: Lutrell, Estelle
Collection Name:Estelle Lutrell papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1915-1947
Physical Description:.4 linear feet
Abstract:These papers were produced by Estelle Lutrell chiefly during her tenure as University Librarian. This collection includes correspondence, histories and compilations by Lutrell chiefly relating to University of Arizona history.
Collection Number: AZ 055
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

Born in Boston in 1870, Estelle Lutrell earned A.B. degrees from Canton University and the University of Chicago, and later a master's degree from the University of Chicago in 1924. She worked as a librarian at the John Crear Library and at the University of Chicago before coming to the University of Arizona in 1904. At the University of Arizona she served as librarian and professor of English until 1922 when she became the University Librarian. After her retirement in 1932, she continued as a library consultant for many years.

She helped organize the Arizona State Library Association and served as president in 1930. Also during the 1930s, she directed the W.P.A. Historical Records Survey in Arizona. She was a charter member of the American Association of University Women, and president of the Saturday Morning Music Club in 1933-1934. Her publications include Arizona Bibliography, 1913, Mexican Writers, 1920, Mission of San Xavier del Bac, 1922, and Newspapers and Periodicals of Arizona, 1859-1911, published in 1950.

Scope and Content Note

These papers were produced by Estelle Lutrell chiefly during her tenure as University Librarian. The correspondence relates to a survey of high school libraries in Arizona conducted by the University of Arizona Library. Writings include material on a pageant given by students in honor of the inauguration of University President R. B. Von KleinSmid in 1915; a paper read on Founder's Day, 1922, concerning early University days; and an article concerning the University Library's extension work which was published in Library Journal, March 1, 1924.

Her History of the University of Arizona, from 1885-1926, with supplementary data, 1936-1947, and Legislative Source Book for the University of Arizona, delineates the establishment, organization, and development of the University in its first four decades; also includes additional information about the institution, appendices and an index. The University history provides detailed information about the early presidents, Boards of Regents, life on campus, faculty, and campus buildings.

Material on the University of Arizona in World War I, 1917-1918, chiefly consists of an alphabetical listing of University men and women who served in the military and other services during that period. Each entry includes brief biographical information and military service record.

Parts of this collection were formerly located in the following collections: AZ 54, AZ 77, AZ 235, AZ 237, AZ 268, and AZ 277.





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Corporate Name(s)
University of Arizona -- Buildings
University of Arizona -- Faculty
University of Arizona -- History
University of Arizona -- Publications

Educational law and legislation -- Arizona
Library extension -- Arizona
Pageants -- Arizona
World War, 1914-1918 -- Arizona

Genre Form(s)
Manuscripts for publication

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Estelle Lutrell papers (AZ 055). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

11 Correspondence relative to a survey of high school libraries in Arizona. , 1923
12 Pageant in honor of inauguration of President R.B. Von KlienSmid. , 1915
13 "Life Pieces of Early University Days," paper read for Founders' Day. , March 12, 1922
14 "The University of Arizona Library: What Can Be Done in Extension Work with a Library of 45,000 volumes," published in part in Library Journal. , March, 1924
15 History of the University of Arizona, 1885-1926, Supplementary Data, 1936-1947. 370 pp. , 1947
16 The University of Arizona in World War I, 1917-1918. 240 pp. , 1945
17 Legislative Source Book for the University of Arizona. Legislative Assembly sessions 1, 2, 7, 11-25; 1864, 1865, 1873, 1881-1909. State Legislature sessions 1-6, 1912-1923; 7-11, 1925-1933. Compiled 1924-1933. , 1864-1933