Subject and Committee File, 1918-2005
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Brief Description: Subject and committee files of the Division's executive secretary, including correspondence, reports, minutes, budgets, conferences, project files of the Division of Libraries for Children and Young People, Board of Library Service to Children and Young People, Children's Library Association, Association of Young People's Librarians, Board of Directors concerning elections, ALA advisors and joint committees, social issues discussion group, children's radio and television programs, juvenile delinquency, wartime library service, international relations, American Junior Red Cross translations of children's literature for Europe, Scoggin Collections, school libraries, intellectual freedom, Children's World-Seattle World Fair (1962), Correspondents include executive secretary Mildred L. Batchelder (1947-59) and Margaret Scoggin, Batchelder's correspondence (May 1, 1958 - April 30, 1959); January 1 - December 31, 1961) concerns program plans for ALA conferences, activities of the International Subcommittee of the CSD, letters to Joseph Lippincott, Virginia Haviland, Elizabeth Nesbitt and other publishers and children's librarians.
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The American Library Association Archives
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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: 24/2/6
Created by: Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Volume: 52.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 4/26/74; 2/5/98;7/25/97; 5/14/1999,9/25/08;10/12/10; 4/20/2017
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/2402006a.pdf
Arrangement: Chronological
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
American Junior Red Cross
Batchelder, Mildred
Batchelder Award
Blind Children, Advisory Comm on Selection of Books for
Boy Scouts of America
Briggs, Elizabeth
Caldecott Award
Care
Children's Library Association
Children's Literature
Children's Services
Children's Services Division (CSD)
Children's Services Division, International Subcommittee
Children and Young People, Board of Library Service To
Children and Young People, Div of Libraries for (DLCYP)
Coalition for Children and Youth
Disadvantaged Youth
Europe, Books for Devastated
Hans Christian Andersen Award
Haviland, Virginia
Jaycees Good Reading for Youth
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
Lippincott, Joseph
Melcher Scholarships
Moore, Anne C.
Nesbitt, Elizabeth
Newbery-Caldecott Award Committee
Newbery Award
Rollins, Charlemae
Scoggin, Margaret C.
Seattle World's Fair (Washington)
Surveys
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Org
Young People's Librarians, Association of
Languages of Materials
English [eng]