Correspondence, 1906-1909, 1941-1955, 1984-1994 | The American Library Association Archives
Series Number: 27/10/5
Acquired: 4/26/74, 3/9/01
Volume: 0.6 Cubic Feet
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Description: Correspondence of the Buildings and Equipment Section contains Committee on Library Architecture and Building Planning (1906-08), the Committee on Library Equipment and Appliances (1953-54) and the Committee on Insurance for Libraries (1951-52), minutes of the Building Committee (1942, 1950) and of the Equipment Committee (1954-55), annual reports of the Building Committee (1948-50) and the Equipment Committee (1953-54) and correspondence regarding the ALA archives (1942-46), includes library building consultants, mobile service outlets, functions of the committees and membership. Annual reports focus on new developments in lighting, cost considerations, manufacturers' buying guides, book shelving and filing equipment. Note: the 1906-1909 correspondence of John Thomson, member of the Committee on Library Architecture relates to the collection and control of library plans and photographs at ALA Headquarters, conference exhibits and committee meetings.