Subject File, 1968-2008
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Brief Description: Correspondence and subject files (1968-99) of Action Council, with members Richard Akeroyd, Sanford Berman, Denis Carbonneau, Ed Cavallini, William DeJohn, Liz Dickinson, Tyron Emerick, Jackie Eubanks, Leonard Grundt, Marjorie Joramo, Betty Kohler, Suzanne LeBarron, Michael Moran, Linda Pierce, Barbara Pruett, Rhea Rubin, Patricia Schuman, Betty-Carol Sellen, Lillian Shapiro, Anne Sweat, David Weill, Helen Wheeler, James Wright, John Hostage, Denise Botto, Sherre Dryden, Stephen J. Stillwell, Corinne Nyquist, David Williams, Jackie Eubanks, and Wendy Thomas, contains agenda, minutes, task force reports, articles, budget correspondence, Synergy (1972), Workforce (1973), financial reports, publicity, materials, Round Tables in the ALA, and related documents, includes SRRT organization, publications, women and job discrimination, racism, intellectual freedom, ALA organization, ALA annual and midwinter conferences, ALA Council elections, alternative press, and SRRT task forces and affiliates.
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The American Library Association Archives
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1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at]
Record Series Number: 49/1/5
Created by: Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT), Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT). Action Council (1968)
Volume: 11.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 04/26/1974. 8/22/1995, 6/4/1999, 10/4/2000
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Arrangement: Arranged alphabetical by member's surname 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
ACONDA, Ad Hoc Council Committee on (Anaconda)
Alternatives in INT
American Indians
Berman, Sanford
Civil Rights
Conference, Annual
Dejohn, William
Freedom to Read
Gay Task force, Srrt
Intellectual Freedom
Intellectual Freedom, Office for
International Relations
Prison Libraries
Racial Discrimination
Sellen, Betty-Carol
Sex Discrimination
Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)
Sweat, Anne
Wheeler, Helen
Women, Srrt Task force On
Women, Status of
Women Librarians
Languages of Materials
English [eng]