Louisville Meeting Correspondence, 1917
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Brief Description: Files of Louisville Meeting, contains correspondence, lists, drafts and printed copies of programs and brochures relating to the planning of the ALA annual meeting held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 21-27, 1917, includes the correspondence of George T. Settle, Librarian, Louisville Free Public Library, convention coordinator, with local businessmen, city and state officials, officers of service clubs, area librarians and ALA headquarters concerns meeting arrangements, the brochures include A City Worth While, See Louisville First, Book of Louisville and Kentucky (1915) and Louisville's Invitation to the ALA (1916).
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: 5/60/17
Created by: Conference Arrangements Office
Volume: 0.6 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 08/21/1974.
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/0560017a.pdf
Arrangement: Arranged by subject title and chronologically thereunder
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
ALA Annual Conference
ALA Annual Conference (1917: Louisville, Kentucky)
Conference Arrangements Office
Local Arrangements
Settle, George T.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]