Helen K. Starr Correspondence File, 1928-30
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Brief Description: Correspondence of Helen K. Starr, Chair, ALA Catalog Section (1928-29), includes the uniform arrangement of names in city and telephone directories according to ALA practice, catalog card extension investigations, Classification Round Table, the general session of the Catalog Section, Regional Groups Committee, and Small Libraries Round Table, and correspondence with Harriet B. MacPherson, Alfred F. W. Smith, and Grace O. Kelly.
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] library.illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 31/11/5
Created by: Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS)
Volume: 0.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 05/26/1974.
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/3111005a.pdf
Arrangement: Chronological, thereunder alphabetical
Biographical Note for Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) : The ALA Council created the Catalog Section in 1900 (1); one of its early projects in cooperative cataloging was a precursor of the LC printed-card service (2). Regional meetings, first held in 1923 produced a number of affiliated regional groups whose interests were eventually represented by a standing committee within the section (3). In 1940 the Catalog Section became the Division of Cataloging and Classification, with responsibility for arranging programs to interest catalogers, classifiers, and bibliographers in libraries of various sizes and types, and with the goals of maintaining and improving standards in classification and cataloging as well as giving impetus to the discussion and study of cataloging and related problems in its affiliated regional groups (4). With the reorganization of ALA of January 1, 1957, the division became one section of the newly-formed Resources and Technical Services Division (5), and the regional groups were subsumed under the Council of Regional Groups, representing all areas of interest in the RSTD (6). CC's purpose is "To contribute to library service and librarianship through encouragement, promotion of, and responsibility for those activities of the Resources and Technical Services Division of the American Library Association relating to the cataloging and classification of library materials in all types of institutions" (7).
Subject Index
Catalog Section
Classification Round Table
Kelley, Grace O.
Macpherson, Harriet B.
Regional Groups Committee
Small Libraries Round Table
Smith, Alfred F. W.
Starr, Helen K.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]