Division of Libraries for Children and Young People Subject File, 1899-1950
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Brief Description: Division of Libraries for Children and Young People Subject Files including correspondence, reports, outlines, lists, minutes of annual conferences (1899- 1921), memoranda, circulars, applications and surveys, concerning publications, public library services to children in war time, project for providing good books for children in Europe after World War II, annual lists of distinguished children's books, reorganizations of the divisions concerned with children's work, attempts to obtain a consultant on children's books at the Library of Congress, the project for recording children's stories, the Hewins fund, the 1949 regional conferences and the 'Treasure Chest' project and Fourth Activities Committee. Correspondents include officers of the Children's Library Association, the Section for Library Work with Children and committees of the Section (1942- 49).
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at] library.illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 24/2/3
Created by: Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Volume: 1.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 9/11/73
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/2402003a.pdf
Arrangement: By subject, subarranged alphabetical
Biographical Note for Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) :

The Association for Library Service to Children is responsible for the evaluation and selection of books and non-book library materials for the improvement of techniques of library service to children from preschool through eighth grade or junior high school age.

The Section for Library Work with Children was established in 1901 (1). On June 21, 1941, it merged with the Young People's Reading Round Table and the School Libraries Section to form the Division of Libraries for Children and Young People (2). In 1944 a part of its public library section became the Children's Library Association (3). It reached divisional status on January 1, 1957 (4) but retained the name Children's Library Association until January 28, 1958, when it became the Children's Library Services Division (5).

The Children's Library Services Division (CSD) is interested in the improvement and extension of library services to children in all types of libraries. CSD is responsible for the evaluation and selection of book and non-book library materials and the improvement of techniques of library services for children from preschool through the eighth grade or junior high school age, when such materials of techniques are intended for use in more than one type of library (6).

In 1977 CSD changed its name to Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) (7).

Subject Index
Book Evaluation Committee
Children's Library Association
Children, Section for Library Work With
Children and Young People, Div of Libraries for (DLCYP)
Europe, Books for Devastated
Film Committee
Hewins Fund
Library of Congress, Consultant on Children's Literature
Radio Broadcasts and Recordings Committee
Treasure Chest Project
Languages of Materials
English [eng]