Alternatives in Print (AIP)Task Force File, 1980, 1982-1990, 1999
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Brief Description: Alternatives in Print Task Force File, containing the correspondence and subject files of task force members Anne Zald (1980, 1983-90); Jackie Eubanks (1984, 1988-92); and Mimi Penchansky (1982, 1990-92) about conference minutes and notes, funding sources, and publisher relations. Includes special projects such as Books for Nicaragua (1985-88), Collective Book Exhibit with NWSA (1985-86), the Field Guide Project (1986-91), and information about Counterpoise and the AIP booth controversies (1999).
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: 49/34/14
Created by: Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT), Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT). Alternatives in Print Task Force
Volume: 0.6 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 1/26/1993; 10/4/00
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Arrangement: By member and subject 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).


1-Action Council

2-Publications (SRRT Newsletter, Women in Libraries)

3-Clearinghouse Committees and Task Forces


30-Alternatives in Print

31-ALA-IFLA Relations


33-Drug Abuse, Addiction, and Mental Health

34-Alternatives in Print Task Force

35-Gay Task Force


37-Media Centers in Free Schools

38-Migrant Workers

39-Mobilizing Community Program Resources for Intergroup Understanding

40-Newcott-Caldeberry Dinner

44-Peace Information Exchange

45-Feminist Task Force

46-Recruitment, Training, and Advancement of Minorities

48-Sex-Related Media

50-Underground Press Syndicate Index

51-Environment Task Force

Subject Index
Alternatives in INT
Languages of Materials
English [eng]