Administrative File, 1970-2010
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Brief Description: The Administrative File of the LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund, including elections of trustees (1978-1994, 2003-06, 2008, 2010), previous versions of applications, agreement for the fund (1971-1995), fact sheet, Intellectual Freedom Round Table subcommittee correspondence (1999-2003), correspondence with Mary Merritt (1971-1987), monthly reports (1974-1975), procedural manual (2010), promotions (1975-2005), three-year reports (2006-2008, 2009-2011), and trustees list and materials (1975-1989).
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: 6/5/6
Created by: LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund
Volume: 0.6 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 08/24/2020.
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Arrangement: Alphabetical
Biographical Note for LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund :

The LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund was established in 1970 as a special trust in memory of Dr. LeRoy C. Merritt. It is devoted to the support, maintenance, medical care, and welfare of librarians who, in the Trustees' opinion, are:

Denied employment rights or discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, age, disability, or place of national origin; or

Denied employment rights because of defense of intellectual freedom; that is, threatened with loss of employment or discharged because of their stand for the cause of intellectual freedom, including promotion of freedom of the press, freedom of speech, the freedom of librarians to select items for their collections from all the world's written and recorded information, and defense of privacy rights.

Subject Index
Intellectual Freedom
Merritt, Leroy C., Humanitarian Fund