Executive Director's Scrapbook, 1955-89
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Brief Description: Executive Director's scrapbook of the Washington Office (1955-56), concerning the Library Services Act (LSA), contains news releases, reprints of the Congressional Record, copies of the LSA, pictures of Senate and House sponsors, photos from House hearings (1955), hearings transcripts, House subcommittee on the LSA photographs (1955), House Report on LSA, published accounts of progress of LSA in Congress, samples of publicity for LSA and memoranda from Julia Bennett, Director, to state library associations regarding the LSA (1955-56).
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: 17/1/18
Created by: Washington Office
Volume: 0.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 04/26/1974.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by subject title
Biographical Note for Washington Office :

In 1945 the ALA announced the establishment of the Washington office (1).  It began operation on October 1, 1945 (2).  It was to be supported by the Library Development Fund which was planned to cover a five year period, but which was discontinued after one year (3).

The function of the Washington office is to maintain a representative of libraries who monitors federal government activities and regulations, makes official comments on proposed regulations and supports legislation benefiting libraries and library service (4) through press, radio, and personal contacts, in cooperation with state and local library agencies (5).  The Washington Office reported regularly in the ALA Bulletin (1945-69).  Its publications include the ALA Washington Newsletter and a biannual Legislative Report of the ALA Washington Office (1979- ).

The Associate Executive Director of the Washington Office is responsible to the ALA Executive Director (7).

Subject Index
Bennett, Julia
Library Services and Construction Act
Washington Office
Languages of Materials
English [eng]