Accreditation Case Files, 1938-
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Brief Description:

Committee on Accreditation Case Files (1938-2006) for library schools in the United States and Canada which underwent accreditation review; contains self-study reports, appeals, visiting team and committee reports on programs and facilities, annual reports and reviews, and committee correspondence with library schools. This series also contains three notebooks, including materials used at the time of the revision of the Minimum Requirements for Library Schools and working materials for the Board of Education for Librarianship (1949-56); five notebooks of working records of the Committee on Accreditation (1956-70); closed and non-accredited programs (1952-88) and library school reports (1954-96).

RESTRICTED for 30 years under January 1991 Access Policy requiring permission of Accreditation Officer.

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: 60/1/6
Created by: Accreditation Committee
Volume: 127.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 8/15/84; 7/12/91; 9/12/96; 10/12/98; 1/20, 7/21/00; 2/11, 2/14, 2/19, 8/30/01; 8/6/03; 7/04; 10/06; 3/7/08; 3/2/09; 9/7/10; 5/10/2012; 9/12/2013; 7/26/2016, 12/18/2019, 1/15/2020
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Arrangement: Alphabetical by school, and by subject thereunder
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).
Access Restrictions: For access to files less than 30 years old, users must provide the ALA Archivist with written permission from the Accreditation Officer and the head of the academic program for which the accreditation file was prepared.
Subject Index
Accreditation, Committee on
Annual Reports
Board of Education for Librarianship (BEL)
Education for Librarianship
Library Schools
Languages of Materials
English [eng]