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Albert M. Donley papers

Identifier: M183


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.


  • Creation: 1951-1973


Language of Materials

The materials in this collection are entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:

Copyright restrictions may apply.


0.35 cubic feet (1 container)

System of Arrangement:

This collection is arranged in one alphabetical sequence by subject.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from Albert M. Donley, May, 2005.

Finding aid for the Albert M. Donley Papers
Finding aid prepared by Abigail Cramer
August, 2012
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US