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University Archives - 180 Events from 180 Years: 1950s

 

1950

John S. Millis was inaugurated as Western Reserve University's last president.

 

1951

Western Reserve University became the first American university to offer regular university courses for credit in a combination of television broadcast and home study.

 

1952

Western Reserve Trustees established the School of Business, later renamed Weatherhead School of Management. Pictured here is Clarence H. (Red) Cramer, first dean of the School.

 

1953

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the William E. Wickenden Electrical Engineering Building at Case Institute of Technology. A closed-circuit television system provided a new teaching tool.

 

1954

Dr. Frederick C. Robbins, Western Reserve University professor of pediatrics, received the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology. Robbins was later dean of the School of Medicine and University Professor.

 

1955

From the basement of the Mather Memorial Building, Western Reserve University's student radio station, WRAR-AM, went on the air for the first time.

 

1956

The first class using the newly revised Medical School curriculum graduated. The new curriculum introduced a first year student to patient care and the clinical setting.

 

1957

Camp Case, in Mohican State Forest near Loudonville, Ohio, closed. It served as a summer surveying camp for Case Institute of Technology students for 21 years.

 

1958

Case President T. Keith Glennan became the first administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Alumnus and trustee, Kent H. Smith (pictured here), was named acting president of Case.

 

1959

Center for Documentation and Communication Research, part of the School of Library Science, conducted an extensive program of research in the development of devices and methods for information storage and retrieval. Pictured are Eric Pietsch (L) and James Perry (R), director of the Center, in front of the Searching Selector, the machine used to perform searches.

 

Information was compiled by staff of the Case Western Reserve Archives, February 2006.

Collections FAQ

Why isn't the book on the shelf?
Find out where a book is before you go to the shelf. Search the Case Catalog to see what it says like
- "Check Shelves" (look on the shelves, find it, & check it out);
- "Just Checked In" (ask staff for help, it's nearby, but too soon to be back on the shelves yet);
- "Off Campus" (out at an OhioLINK school);
- "Due mm/dd/yyyy" (it’s checked out until that date.) 
Tip: If it is not available, order an OhioLINK copy
Can I return books to a different Library?

Return Case or OhioLINK items to any Case library, yes. Case libraries have different hours, so your book might not get checked in on the day you return it if you use a bookdrop.

Return the CPL@Case-KSL books only to KSL, so the collection is here for you & others. Case libraries are not responsible for returning other local libraries’ books. Returning public library books here will not check them off of your account at those libraries.

What does "Check Shelves" mean?
"Check Shelves" means it is supposed to be on the shelf. If it isn’t there, double-check what the Case Catalog currently says to make sure that nobody else has checked it out or has kept it out too long.
How long does reshelving take?
The times are different, depending on what is being reshelved and what time of semester it is. KSL goal: to reshelve journals within 24 weekday hours, reshelve books within 48 hours. During peak times (end of semester) the time can be longer. Ask staff at the Main Service Desk for help.
How do I reserve a book?
Books are on the shelves for anyone who needs them, and are not reserved for individual use. If our book is checked out, order a copy from the OhioLINK.
Where are the UL Storage Stacks?
KSL has a university center half a mile from KSL, where lesser used or brittle books are kept, and the catalog search screen will display "UL Storage." You can visit the Center during daytime hours, or use an online request form to bring back the item to KSL. The center is now called RRCC (Retrospective Research Collections Center.)
Can I get a book or video on a specific date?
Yes, Case faculty, staff, & students can find out more details and use a convenient online request form for Book a Video or DVD  (KSL’s other collections are available only on a first-come basis for everyone, and cannot be booked ahead of time.)
What does a Book on Order mean? When will it get here?
When the catalog item displays “1 copy ordered for (library name)” the item is already in the library getting the final processing labels, etc., and will soon be on the shelf! Ask staff if there are other copies avaialable in OhioLINK in the meantime, or if you have an urgent need.
What is a PIN?
Your PIN is not assigned, you choose what it is and enter it on the Case Catalog at “View Your Library Record,” following the instructions. A Case Library PIN is a Personal Identification Number that protects your information, just like your bank ATM asks for a similar security PIN.
How do I get a library account & where can I look at it?
Case faculty, staff, and students automatically have online library accounts. You can look at it on the Case Catalog under “View your library record.” Use your library account to renew items on line and keep track of what you have checked out or ordered from OhioLINK or RRCC or Iron Mountain sites. Your Case ID is your library card!

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