Subject File, 1968-80
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Brief Description: Subject Files of SRRT Clearinghouse officers and members Miriam Crawford (Affiliate Group Contact, 1970-71; chair/secretary, 1971- 72), Joan Goddard (Member, 1970-72), Elizabeth Futas (Member, 1971- 73; Secretary, 1972-73), Robert Gutzke (Member 1971-73; Task Force Liaison, 1972-73), Tom Phelps (Member 1971-73), Sanford Berman (Member and Newsletter Editor, 1973-75), Jackie Eubanks (Alternatives in Print Coordinator 1973-75; Member, 1975-77, 1980- 81), Mimi Penchansky (Alternatives in Print Coordinator, 1971-73, 1975-78), and Sherrie Bergman (Member, 1973-75), contains correspondence, financial records, minutes, membership and subscription lists and newsletter production materials, includes SRRT publications and the distribution of published material relating to SRRT interests, (e.g. the SRRT Newsletter, Alternatives in Print, SRRT formation, ALA Annual Conferences, and task forces and affiliates).
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: 49/3/6
Created by: Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT), Clearinghouse
Volume: 2.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 07/22/1976. 12/1/1983, 7/28/1986
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Arrangement: Arranged by member and by subject title thereunder
Biographical Note for Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) : At the Kansas City ALA 1968 Annual Conference a petition was presented at the annual membership meeting asking for the formation of a Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) to provide a forum for discussion of major issues of the times and the responsibilities of librarians in relation to those issues (1). The Committee of Organization reported the matter to the ALA Council (2). The ALA established a Committee on the SRRT at its 1969 Washington D.C. Midwinter Meeting (3), which held an organizational meeting for the SRRT at the Atlantic City ALA 1969 Annual Conference (4). At the Annual Conference a Constitution was drawn up based upon the idea of aggressive volunteers. Task Forces addressed the issues of library education, intellectual freedom, black librarians, community participation in libraries, humanization of library personnel, ALA reorganization, and publishing (5). In 1983 the SRRT Task Forces were "Alternatives in Print," Coretta Scott King Award, Ethnic Materials Information Exchange, Feminist Task Force, Gay Liberation, International Human Rights, Library Union, Men's Issues, Peace Information Exchange, and Tools for Consciousness Raising (6).
Subject Index
ALA Annual Conference
Berman, Sanford
Clearing House
Crawford, Miriam
Futas, Elizabeth
Goddard, Joan
Gutzke, Robert
Intellectual Freedom
Phelps, Tom
SRRT Task Force on Women
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Finding Aid Revisions: fixed formatting and added 16 unlisted folders that were in Box 4 after "SRRT Brochure, Newsletter Subscription Form Letters, n.d." (11/11/2020)