Washington Office Newsletters, 1945-1950, 1963-1965, 1976-
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Brief Description:

Newsletters of Washington Office contains mimeographed newsletters and releases relating to federal library legislation, includes the Library Demonstration Bill, funding the National Office, Federal Relations News (1946-49), Washington Newsletters (1949- ), and Less Access to Less Information by and about the U.S. Government chronologies (1991- ).

Entire series is digitized.

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: 17/3/10
Created by: Washington Office
Volume: 2.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 04/26/1974. 1/17/1978, 6/20/2016, 2/2/2018
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/1703010a.pdf
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by publication date
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
Federal Relations News
Legislation, Federal
Library Demonstration Bill
Washington Office
Languages of Materials
English [eng]