Cumulative Attendance Registers, 1876-1939
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Brief Description: Cumulative attendance registers of conferences, contains conference registers, includes number of annual conferences attended by ALA members (accession no. 1-13125, 15665-17370, 20550-22205), compiled by Mrs. Henry James Carr. Note: the first volume (compiled in 1926) includes the member's position, city, and birth and death dates when known. The second volume (no. 15665-17370) contains a list, dated July 1939, of Earliest ALA members, who are now on the Membership roll, 1876-1907. The third volume contains lists of persons attending form eight to ten conferences are included in the third volume (no. 20550- 22205). The fourth volume covers members no. 1-8460, annual conferences 1876-1939.
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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]
Record Series Number: 5/1/22
Created by: Conference Arrangements Office
Volume: 0.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 01/17/1974.
Arrangement: Arranged numerically by membership accession number
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
Attendance Registers
Conference, Annual
Conference Arrangements Office
Languages of Materials
English [eng]