Conference Badges and Artifacts, 1885-1949, 1975-1977, 1988-2007
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Brief Description: Badges and artifacts from conferences, concerning the 1885, 1901, and 1921 ALA Conferences and the Philippine Library Association (1949), includes buttons from the 1906 and 1919 ALA Conferences and badges from the 1889, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1899 and 1900 ALA Conferences, a letter explaining the types of badges, buttons, and ribbons used at ALA Conferences from 1886 to 1927, includes t-shirts from the ALA-MAGERT Dallas Conference (1988) and ALA 100th Anniversary Conference (1976), and banners from the Chicago conference (2005) and American Libraries 100th Anniversary (2007).
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]
Record Series Number: 5/1/15
Created by: Conference Arrangements Office
Volume: 1.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 01/17/1974. 8/1/1989, 3/25/1992, 1/10/2011
Arrangement: Arranged by subject title
Biographical Note for Conference Arrangements Office :

The Conference Arrangements Office was established in 1968 as a unite of the Administrative Services Department of the American Library Association (1). Its origins date back to 1957 when a Conference Program Arrangements unit was established as part of the Program and Membership Services Department (2). From 1964 to 1966, the Conference Arrangements Office was known as the Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting Executive Committee (3). Responsibility for administering the unit has shifted between ALA departments over the years including Program and Membership Services (1957-59), Administrative and Fiscal Services (1960-61), Executive Office (1973-81), Fiscal Services (1982-84), and Communications Services (1985- ) (4).

The purpose of the Conference Arrangements Office is to coordinate all arrangements, excluding program, for the two annual meetings of the Association. Activities include handling requests for facilities, exhibit space, conference site information, program scheduling and placement of advertisements in the Official Program (5).

Subject Index
Badges, Buttons, and Ribbons
Conference, Annual
Conference Arrangements
Languages of Materials
English [eng]