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The collection consists of the records kept by Richard Snyder, director of the Science and Technology Library at the Drexel Institute of Technology, during his period of involvement with Documentation Abstracts, first as the Special Library Association's representative to the corporation and later as treasurer and acting business manager, from its founding in 1966 through 1969. Records include correspondence, administrative and personnel files, financial records, and the by-laws of the corporation from its founding.
Documentation Abstracts was an abstracting and indexing service started in 1966 by ADI (American Documentation Institute, later the American Society for Information Science) and ACS/DCL (American Chemical Society's Division on Chemical Literature). They began publishing an annual journal of abstracts on information science literature in 1966. The Special Libraries Association was invited to become a sponsor of the publication in 1966, at which point Drexel library director Richard Snyder took a leadership role. Documentation Abstracts was later referred to as Information Science Abstracts starting in 1969 and Information Science and Technology Abstracts from 2001 to the present.
Portions of the collection are restricted; consult University Archivist, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documentation Abstracts Records, Drexel University Archives.
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Inventory and container list available: consult University Archivist.