Conference Photographs, 1876-1960, 1986, 1998-2001
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Brief Description: Photographs of ALA and international conferences, containing group photographs of librarians, opening sessions and president's programs (1998-2001), rolled long/panoramic photographs of all persons in attendance (1890, 1907-30, 1919, 1937), the Faxon Collection of informal photographs (1894-1932), and conference photograph albums (1876, 1895-1908, 1997, 2002).
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: 99/1/14
Created by: American Library Association
Volume: 2.8 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 01/17/1974. 8/11/1983, 7/14/2015; 2019
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Arrangement: Arranged by photograph media type or collection and chronologically by date thereunder
Biographical Note for American Library Association :

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users.

Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all (1).

Access Restrictions: Boxes 7-9 are in queue for conservation work and as such may not be available. Please contact an archivist for access.
Subject Index
Ahern, Mary E.
ALA Annual Conference
ALA Annual Conference (1876: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
ALA Annual Conference (1901: Waukesha, Wisconsin)
ALA Annual Conference (1907: Asheville, North Carolina)
ALA Annual Conference (1917: Louisville, Kentucky)
Belden, Charles F. D.
Bishop, William W.
Bostwick, Arthur E.
Bowker, Richard R.
Carr, D. Edith Wallbridge
Carr, Henry J.
Crunden, Frederick M.
Dana, John C.
Dewey, Melvil
Eastman, Linda A.
Faxon, Frederick W.
Faxon Collection
Ferguson, Milton J.
Fletcher, William I.
Green, Samuel S.
Hadley, Chalmers
Hill, Frank P.
Keogh, Andrew
Lane, William C.
Locke, George H.
Milam, Carl H.
President, ALA
Putnam, Herbert
Rathbone, Josephine A.
Tyler, Alice S.
Utley, George B.
Utley, Henry M.
Wallace, Anne
Wright, Purd B.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]