William S. Dix Papers, 1967-1971
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Brief Description: Papers of William S. Dix (1910-1978), president (1969-70), including subject files relating to committee appointments, meetings and reports; budget; division and round table programs; annual conferences; executive board meetings; affiliated organizations; officers and related business of the association.
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
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Record Series Number: 2/1/20
Created by: Dix, William S. (1910-1978)
Volume: 5.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 7/18,21/75
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/0201020a.pdf
Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject
Biographical Note for Dix, William S. (1910-1978) : William S. Dix was born in 1910 and died on February 22, 1978. He earned both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree from the University of Virginia, as well as a PhD in American literature from the University of Chicago. He was Princeton's University Librarian from 1953 until 1975 when he retired. He served as the ALA President from 1969 to 1970. In addition to being a lifelong and Honorary member of the ALA [1], he was chairman of the Intellectual Freedom Committee (1951-1953), chairman of the International Relations Committee (1955-1960), and First Vice-President (1968). Dix also participated in the Association of Research Libraries, including serving as Executive Secretary (1957-1959), President (1962-1963), and chairman of the Association of Research Libraries' Shared Cataloging Committee. He was a member of the United States National Commission for UNESCO and the Libary of Congress's National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) [2]. In 1969, he was a Melvil Dewey Medal Recipient [3].
Subject Index
Committee Appointments
Conference, Annual
Dix, William S.
Executive Board, ALA
Languages of Materials
English [eng]