Committee on Archives and Libraries Correspondence, 1936-1957
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Brief Description: Correspondence (1935-40, 1957) of the Committee on Archives and Libraries, including correspondence relating to the creation of the Committee on Correlation of Archival and Library Science (1935) and the abolishment of the Committee on Archives (1957), committee reports (1937-40, 1942-47) and a statement of purpose. Correspondents include Augustus F. Kuhlman, Chairman of committee, and Carl H. Milam.
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Record Series Number: 92/14/5
Created by: Archives and Libraries (1935-1957)
Volume: 0.1 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 4/26/1974
Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for Archives and Libraries (1935-1957) :

The formation of this committee was proposed in August 1935 (1). The purpose would be to show the correlation between archival and library science, and how certain skills and techniques are applicable to each or how they differ (2). Towards this end, a round table discussion was held at the American Library Association's Mid-Winter meeting on December 30, 1935 (3). The committee continued from that date, performing its original function: to address concerns held in common by archivists and librarians. It was abolished in August 1957, with the caveat that some sort of INT committee should be established between the American Library Association and the society of American Archivists "to explore relations between the two groups" (4).

1. Dorsey Hyde to Carl Milam, August 6, 1935, "Proposal to Create a Committee on Correlation of Archival and Library Service," Record Series 92/14/5, Box 1, American Library Association Archives.

2. Ibid.

3. "Archives and Libraries Round Table," Record Series 92/14/5, Box 1, ALA Archives.

4. Jacqueline Bull to Grace T. Stevenson, August 22, 1957, Record Series 92/14/5, Box 1, ALA Archives.

Subject Index
Archival and Library Science, Committee on Correlation of
Archives
Archives and Libraries, Committee On
Kuhlman, Augustus F.
Milam, Carl H.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]