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Executive Director's Scrapbook


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Finding Aid for Executive Director's Scrapbook, 1955-89 | The American Library Association Archives

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Title: Executive Director's Scrapbook, 1955-89Add to your cart.

ID: 17/1/18

Primary Creator: Washington Office

Extent: 0.3 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by subject title

Date Acquired: 04/26/1974

Subjects: Bennett, Julia, Library Services and Construction Act, Washington Office

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Executive Director's scrapbook of the Washington Office (1955-56), concerning the Library Services Act (LSA), contains news releases, reprints of the Congressional Record, copies of the LSA, pictures of Senate and House sponsors, photos from House hearings (1955), hearings transcripts, House subcommittee on the LSA photographs (1955), House Report on LSA, published accounts of progress of LSA in Congress, samples of publicity for LSA and memoranda from Julia Bennett, Director, to state library associations regarding the LSA (1955-56).

Biographical Note

In 1945 the ALA announced the establishment of the Washington office (1).  It began operation on October 1, 1945 (2).  It was to be supported by the Library Development Fund which was planned to cover a five year period, but which was discontinued after one year (3).

The function of the Washington office is to maintain a representative of libraries who monitors federal government activities and regulations, makes official comments on proposed regulations and supports legislation benefiting libraries and library service (4) through press, radio, and personal contacts, in cooperation with state and local library agencies (5).  The Washington Office reported regularly in the ALA Bulletin (1945-69).  Its publications include the ALA Washington Newsletter and a biannual Legislative Report of the ALA Washington Office (1979- ).

The Associate Executive Director of the Washington Office is responsible to the ALA Executive Director (7).

Subject/Index Terms

Bennett, Julia
Library Services and Construction Act
Washington Office

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Folder 1: ALA Press Releases, 1955-56Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Articles and Publicity, 1955-56Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Congressional Hearings, 1955-56Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Congressional Records, 1955-89Add to your cart.
Includes January 10, 1955; May 8, May 29, and June 2, 1956;  April 16, June 19, and December 11, 1985; March 4, 1986; March 23, 1989
Folder 5: Congressional Reports, 1955-56Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Copy of Scrapbook, 1955-56Add to your cart.
Folder 7: General Correspondence, 1955-56Add to your cart.
Folder 8: House Hearings Photographs, May 25-27, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letters to Presidents of State and Regional Associations and Federal Coordinators, 1956Add to your cart.

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