Serials Section Subject File, 1926-1966, 1978-2004
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Brief Description: Subject files of the Periodicals Section (1927-36), Serials Section (1937-47) and Serials Round Table (1948-56), contains correspondence, reports, committee records, includes annual reports (1926-56), minutes, texts of speeches (1926-53), and files on the Clearinghouse Project (1954-56), indexing and abstracting (1937-39, 1956), merger with RTSD (1954-56) and nominating committee, (1955), includes files of the executive committee (1959-90), Serials Policy and Research Committee (1958-70, 1991-92), RSTD Board of Directors (1959-60), Committee to Study Serials Records (1983-88), Regional Serials Workshops Committee (1978-88), and Worst Serial Title Change of the Year (1983-2004). Note: in 1956, the Serials Round Table became the Serials Section of RTSD.
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: 31/13/1
Created by: Serials Section, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
Volume: 4.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 04/26/1974. 5/26/1976, 7/28/1995, 8/20/2004, 12/6/2013
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Arrangement: Arranged by subject and chronologically by date thereunder
Biographical Note for Serials Section :

The object of the Serials Section (SS) is to contribute to library service and librarianship through the distribution of information concerning serials literature by reports and free discussion at general meetings and through publication; to encourage specialized training for librarians in the field of serials; and to coordinate the activities within the Resources and Technical Services Division and within the American Library Association with respect to serials (1).


Executive Committee


Conference Program


Feasibility of Creating Dynamic Lists of Core Serials, To Study (ad hoc)


Policy and Research

Regional Workshops

Serials Cataloging, to Study

Serials Records, to Study

Serials Section Bowker/Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award

Union Lists of Serials

Worst Serial Title Change of Year

Research Libraries Discussion Group

Subject Index
Clearing House Project
Indexing and Abstracting Committee
Resources and Technical Services Division (RTSD)
Serials Policy and Research Committee
Serials Round Table
Serials Section
Languages of Materials
English [eng]