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William S. Gray Research Collection in Reading

Location: Microfiche Cabinet 5, Drawers 2-8 (in Microform Reader Room)


This is a collection of 9,326 titles dealing with reading research documents  assembled by William S. Gray, a professor at the University of Chicago,  and others from journals, books, research reports, and other monographs published between 1884 and June 1976.

How to search the collection

The collection has annotated author/chronological and subject indexes on cards as well as an author alphabetical index, in an instruction binder, which also includes an introduction to the collection. Each subject and author/chronological card will refer the user to a microfiche number. The microfiche are arranged numerically from MF00001 to MF03357. The digit following the slash on the MF numbers (e.g., MF00310/6) represents the exact location of the document on the specific microfiche (6th document on the microfiche numbered MF00310).


There is a guide located on top of Microfiche Cabinet 5 which includes an introduction to the collection, instructions for using the collection and ordering materials, the Author Alphabetical Index, headings for the Guide Separators for both Author/Chronological Index and Subject Index, and a Copyright reminder –  William S. Gray Research Collection in Reading:  Microfiche Edition [Instruction Binder] (Microfiche Cabinet 5, Drawer 2-8 Index)

For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out these
Subject Categories:


Reading (Elementary)

Reading (Primary)

Reading (Secondary)

Reading (Higher education)

Time Period: 19th Century   20th Century  

Subject keywords: Education