Accreditation Correspondence, 1952-2002
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Brief Description: Accreditation Committee correspondence with other accrediting associations, ALA offices and divisions, Council on Post-secondary Accreditation (1974-83), library association and state agencies, Association of American Library Schools (1976-84), committee members (1968-80), non-accredited programs (1958-87), site visitors (1969-81), and the U.S. Office of Education Division of Eligibility and Agency Evaluation. The series includes historical records manual, official forms and a presentation to the ALA Executive Board (1981).
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Record Series Number: 60/1/5
Created by: Accreditation Committee
Volume: 9.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: /7/12/1991; 10/12/98; 02/23/06; 03/02/2020; 07/20/2020
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Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject
Biographical Note for Accreditation Committee : On June 21, 1956, the Council created the Committee on Acceditation (COA) (1). It is responsible for the execution of the accreditation program of ALA, and it develops and formulates standards of education for librarianship for the approval of Council (2).
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Subject Index
Accreditation, Committee on
Afghanistan - Library Associations
Association of American Library Schools
Council on Postsecondary Accreditation
Education for Librarianship
U.S. Office of Education
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Finding Aid Revisions: 12/20/2021