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  • A. Arro Smith "Capturing Our Stories" Oral Histories Program Records, 2008-2013 (Born Digital)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born-Digital video recordings and transcriptions from the A. Arro Smith "Capturing Our Stories" Oral Histories Program Records contain digital video recordings, transcripts, and release forms, concerning "Capturing Our Stories", a national oral history program to gather life histories of experienced librarians as they exit their careers. Interviews include Rita Auerbach, Sanford Berman, Karen Breen, Mary Bushing, Diana Collins, Richard Corson, Connie Corsons, Valerie Feinman, Clark Fogarty, Micki Freeny, Robert Gaines, Anne Gault, Andrew Hansen, Shelia Henderson, Billie Grace Herring, Janet Swan Hill, Irene Hoadley, Gail Hueting, Kathy Kays, Jeannette Larson, Sarah Long, Arlene Luster, Filomena Magavero, Dorothy McGarry, Jay McLaughlin, Bill Mears, Kent Middleton, John Mitchell, Jenifer John Patterson, Peggy Richwine, Dale Rickleifs, Karlan Sick, Ninfa Trejo, Pat Tuohy, and Kenneth Yamashita. Interview transcripts and librarians' summary profile are available at: http://archives.library.illinois.edu/e-records/index.php?dir=ALA%20Archives/9701070a/ An access copy of the digitized release forms signed by the interviewed librarians is available upon request.
  • AASL Subject File (Born Digital)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital born AASL Subject Files, including Board meeting minutes from the Annual Conference and the Midwinter Meeting, committee materials, bylaws, and conference materials.
  • American Library Association Archives Digital Collections
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    This digitization project contains digitized photographs from the Faxon Collection from the Conference Photographs series (99/1/14) and the Library Building Photographs series (99/1/15), held at the University of Illinois Archives. Some photographs and postcards from the Library Building Photographs collection (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, and California) have also been digitized.
  • American Library in Paris Correspondence (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Correspondence files of ALA Executive Secretary Carl H. Milam concerning the American Library in Paris. The correspondence covers the period from two years after ALP's incorporation in 1920 through World War II and concerns plans, goals, projects and activities of ALP, financial status and budgets, selection and evaluation of ALP staff and trustees, the monthly literary review Ex Libris (inaugurated in 1923), the Reference Service on International Affairs, the Paris Library School and the Service to Soliders during World War II. Principal correspondents are ALP directors W. Dawson Johnston (1922-25), Burton Stevenson (1926-30), Robert Davis (1931- 34), Helen Latrap (1935) and Dorothy M. Reeder (1936-41); chairmen of the American Committee for the ALP Henry N. MacCracken (1923-24) and Earle B. Babcock (1924); president of the trustees Edward A. Sumner (1939-45) and other members of the Board of Trustees.
  • Annual Conference Correspondence, May 18 - October 20, 1876 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    File of the ALA Librarians' Conference, including correspondence (May 18 - October 20, 1876), letters of invitation, individual responses, conference discussion suggestions, program requests and hotel arrangements. Corespondents include Melvil Dewey, William E. Foster, Daniel W. Fine, R.B. Anderson, Charles Cutter, Christopher Little, Luther Holmes, George S. Williams, Theodore M. Osborne, Edward M. Hall, Ezra Abbot, the Franklin Hotel manager (Philadelphia), Oran W. Morris, Louise W. Roose, Otis Robinson, Charles Evans, M.B. Coolidge, Thomas Karney, M.A. Bean, W. Carrington Button, William Dunn Macray (Bodleian Library, Oxford), F. Saunders, James Reed, Edward A. Noyes and Pat Rufas. The series includes a description of the holdings of the library of the Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts (now Peabody Essex Museum) and shorthand notations by Melvil Dewey on the respondents' letters.
  • ASCLA Subject File (Born Digital)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Subject files of Executive Directors, contains correspondence with ASL Presidents (1963-72), minutes, bylaws, budgets, reports, conference materials, membership lists, newsletters, election files and organization, includes materials and correspondence for projects on Decade of the Disabled Award and International Year of Disabled Persons, activities of the Automation, Awards, Conference Program, Legislation, Membership Promotion, Nominating, Organization and Bylaws, Planning, Publications, Research, Standards Review, and Survey Standards committees, and ASCLA representatives to non-ALA associations, materials on library service to prisoners, the elderly and the disabled; and files relating to the Multitype Library Cooperation Section/ Continuing Education (MLCS/CE) Networks are People - Two Approaches workshop, ASCLA merger, committees and annual meetings (1979-98), services to Blind and Physically Handicapped committees and Francis Joseph Campbell Award (1979-95), Services to the Deaf, bylaws, minutes, and program - Help: Libraries and the Hard of Hearing (1980- 82), activities and correspondence of Independent Librarians Exchange Round Table (ILERT), Library Service to Special Populations Section (LSSPS), Interlibrary Cooperation and Networking (ICAN) Section (formerly MULTI-LINCS), and State Library Agency Section (SLAS); "Roads to Learning: The Public Libraries' Disabilities Initiative" Project Files; and publications of the association.
  • Association of College and Research Libraries Committee Files, 1961-2012 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the ACRL Committee Files, including files on the Task Force on Acadmic Libraries and Higher Education (1983-85), Council of Liaisons (1984-2001, 2010-2011), Liaisons Reports (1989-2001), and Professional Association Liaison.
  • Australian, Canadian and New Zealand Projects File, 1935-1949 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Australian, Canadian and New Zealand Projects File including material on Australia (1941-49), Tasmania (1944-49), Fiji Islands (1944), New Zealand (1942-47) and Canada (1935-49) libraries, librarians and library schools; distribution of periodicals and international visitors.
  • Caroline Webster Papers, 1917-1921 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates of the Papers of Caroline Webster as assistant to the director of the Library War Service head of the Hospital Library Service, and member of the Committee on an Enlarged Program for American Library Service containing correspondence with the American Red Cross (1918-1921); with Gertrude Rider of the committee on Work with the Blind, the New York Association for the Blind, and the Perkins Institute for the Blind (1919-1920); with dispatch offices (1919- 1920); concerning the establishment of public libraries in the Virgin Islands (1917, 1919-1920); with the Hospital Library Service personnel (1919-1921); postwar library service correspondence with national organizations (1919-1921); postwar library service records (1919-20).
  • Chinese American Librarians Association Subject Files (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital copies from the Chinese-American Librarians Association Subject File, including the 1985-88 conference programs, and 1982-2000 newsletters.
  • Conference Papers, 1893, 1938-1942 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates of typescripts of papers read at the ALA annual meetings, including committee reports, panel discussions, and award acceptance speeches about archives, library education, uses of microfilm in reference work, the WPA, the Historical Records Survey, union, catalogs, library extension, bibliotherapy, divided catalogs, rural libraries, library buildings, theater libraries, hospital and prison libraries, library service to the blind, music libraries, photographic charging systems and libraries and the war.
  • Electronic Records of the Office for Intellectual Freedom, 1990-2008
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born-digital records from the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) contain agendas, correspondence, conferences papers (annual and midwinter), budgets, member rosters, official forms, meeting minutes, memos, publications, speeches, manuals, reports, statements, photographs, posters, brochures, event programs, and newspaper reprints concerning the activities of the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC), The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT), the Committee on Professional Ethics, and the Freedom to Read Foundation. Topical areas include of OIF's campaign Banned Books Week, Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), ALA code of ethics and users' rights, public library internet use policy, internet filtering, intellectual property and privacy, internet access management in U.S. public libraries, and membership to the Committee on Professional Ethics.
  • Executive Director Subject File, 1910-12, 1915-99, 2009 (Digital Surrogate)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the Executive Director's Subject File, including files on the Carnegie Corporation grants to the Canadian Library Council (1926-1946), Canadian library survey (1928-38), and a copy of the summary report of the National Advisory Commission on Libraries from December 1967.
  • Financial Minutes and Reports, 1987-1990 (Born Digital)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates of financial and accounting reports, correspondence, and Executive Board documents from 1987-1990.
  • Franklin H. Price Papers, 1918-1919 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Papers of Franklin H. Price, agent of the ALA Library War Service Philadelphia Dispatch Office, containing correspondence from Carl Milam, Assistant to the Director of the ALA Library War Service. Correspondence concerns book requests and shipments, reports and instructions and funds and subscriptions. Series also includes a letter from Milam to Mr. Ashurst, Price's supervisor at the Philadelphia Free Library, praising Price's work for the Library War Service.
  • GLBT Round Table Issuances and Publicity (Digital Surrogates), 1971-1990, 1992-2005, 2013
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Issuances and Publicity of the Social Responsiblities Round Table (SRRT) Gay and Lesbian Task Force, including A Gay Bibliography (1971-76, 1980), Gay Task Force News (1974-78), "Censored, Ignored, Overlooked, Too Expensive? How to Get Gay Materials into Libraries" (1979), publication and resource lists, news releases (1974-75, 1977-78), Gay Book Award Announcements (1980-81), articles about the Gay Task Force (1971-72, 1979), bibliographies, the GLTF clearinghouse inventory, Barbara Gitting's "Gays in Library Land. The Gay and Lesbian Task Force of the American Library Association: The First Sixteen Years" (1990), 25th Anniversary booklet (1995), and the GLTF Newsletter (1993-2005).
  • GLBT Round Table Subject File (Digital Surrogates), 1970-1996
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Subject File of the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Task Force (GLBTF) contains correspondence, meeting minutes and notes, includes Clearinghouse inventory, Correspondence of Wendy Thomas (1992-96), Minutes and Meeting Notes (1994-96), and Monthly Updates (1994, 1995).
  • Institute for Information Literacy (IIL) Immersion Files, 1998 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the Institute for Information Literacy Immersion Files, including background information on the Institute for Information Literacy (1998).
  • Instruction Section Subject File (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the Instruction Section Subject File (1989, 19999, 2000-2008), includes files on the Management and Leadership Committee (2007-08), Management of Instruction Services Committee (2002), Executive Committee (2000), Skill Areas for Instructional Librarians Task Force (1999), and Education for Library Instructors Committee (1989).
  • James I. Wyer Autograph Collection (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Autograph collection of James I. Wyer (1869-1955), president of ALA (1910-11), contains letters written by librarians to Wyer or other librarians, includes publications, attendance and speeches at conferences, library activities, finances, the Lake Placid Club, ALA dues and committee activities and Wyer's appointment and work at the New York State Library, and correspondence with John C. Dana, Melvil Dewey, Charles Evans, Herbert Putnam, Ernest C. Richardson, George B. Utley, George P. Winship, and Justin Winsor.
  • James P. Danky Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Papers of James P. Danky, Newspapers and Periodicals Librarian at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1976-2007), member of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) and recipient of the 1987 Bowker-Ulrich Serials Librarian of the Year award, including correspondence, publications, photographs, clippings, cassette recordings, bibliographies, coursework, and conference materials. Subjects covered include alternative publications, newspaper collections, women's, black, Asian and Native American publications, comics, African-American Newspaper Project, 'Alternative Library Materials,' 'Alternative Library Literature,' Black Press Guide, and 'Collectors Network News.' Correspondents include Sanford Berman. Also contains information pertaining to professional organizations, including the Centre for Industrial Relations Librarians (CIRL).
  • Library War Service Index, 1929 (Digital Surrogate)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Index to the War Services Committee records, this index provides subject access to War Services Committee records as they were originally arranged at ALA headquarters. Index also includes supplementary materials, including materials on the Library Overseas Fellowship, an armistice day pamphlet titled "The Tribute of the 'The Seven'", and a report "Rochester in Library War Work" by William Yust.
  • May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Scrapbooks, 2009 (Born Digital)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born digital copy of a May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture by Walter Dean Myers, "The Geography of the Heart" (2009).
  • Office for Intellectual Freedom Newsletters (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital copies of reports on the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom (1952-53, 1973).
  • Office for Intellectual Freedom Speeches (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates of speeches of the Director's Office of the Office of Intellectual Freedom, including speeches delivered by Director Judith Krug and by Assistant Directors and other OIF staff.
  • Office for Literacy and Outreach Services Subject Files (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates of files from the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services Subject File, including files on the American Indian Library Association, Subcommittee on Library Service for American Indian People (1971-87, 1992-93), publication of Establishing Indian Library Service (numbers 1-11), and the Gay Liberation Task Force (1971-75).
  • Office of Public Information Files, 1992-2011 (Born Digital and Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates and Born digital Records from the Office of Public Information (OPI) Files, contain posters, banners, audio recordings of radio programs, event video recording, press releases, newspaper transcriptions, correspondence, speeches, book cover images, newspaper clippings, articles, rosters, guidelines, and presentation slides, concerning "@ your library, The Campaign for America's Libraries"; Librarian and Book awards; Cuban Libraries and Librarianship; the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), controversies raised over ALA's critical position on this case and press coverage about it; activities of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA); U.S. Schools of Library & Information Studies; ALA and ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) media strategies and plans; and media contact information. Materials also include administrative materials as event agendas, minutes, schedules, memorandums, reports, fact sheets, ALA member photographs, financial and administrative reports, related to the OPI's work, to ALA activities and annual conferences. The files also includes the Linda Wallace Working Files (1992-1999), materials were transferred from 102 floppies. Includes press releases, correspondence, and meeting minutes. Press releases from these records have been made available online at the link provided above. Access copy of all digitized materials is available upon request. Records have been reorganized from their original order to provide better access to researchers.
  • Reports and Publications, 1917-1920 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogate from the Library War Service Reports and Publications, including informational leaflets and pamphlets.
  • RUSA Subject File (Born Digital)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital copies from the RUSA Subject File, including photographs of awards receptions (2004), CODES reception (2004), Awards Committee (2005), ABC-CLIO Online History, Brody Medal, MARS Award, Bessie Boehm Moore Thorndike Press Award (2003), Dun & Bradstreet Award for Outstanding Service to Minority Business Communities (2002-2004), Dun & Bradstreet Public Librarian Support Award (2003-2005), Dartmouth Medal (2002-2005), Gale Group Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship (2003-2005), Genealogical Publishing Company/History Section Award (2003-2005), and Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award (2000-2005).
  • Section Correspondence, 1975-1976 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates of Section Correspondence, including files from the Slavic and Eastern Europen Sections (SEES) from 1975-1976.
  • Sjoerd Koopman Library Postcard Collection
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The Sjoerd Koopman Library Postcard Collection was donated by Sjoerd Koopman, a Dutch former librarian, who also for a range of years worked for the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). Koopman owns a large private collection of pictorial and photographic postcards, depicting libraries throughout the world. The collection of approximately 16,000 cards consists of external as well as interior views, in color and black/white, vintage and modern, and is still growing. It holds postcards of buildings of public, academic, national, mobile, medical, museum and private libraries, reading rooms, catalog halls, etc. Koopman is currently donating all of his duplicate postcards of libraries in the US to the American Library Association Archives, which are available in this digital collection. Future contributions and their descriptions will be added to this digital collection.
  • Slavic and East European Librarians Section Subject File, 1968-1970 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the Subject File of the Slavic and East European Librarians Section, including materials on cataloging and classification.
  • Willis H. Kerr Papers, 1918-1919 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the Willis H. Kerr Papers, including publicity and speech materials, stories of the Library War Service, brochures, checklists of requesting books, library promotion materials, and personal stories of soldiers using the camp libraries.