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Arthur Plotnik Photographs, 1969-1992

By Cara Bertram

Collection Overview

Title: Arthur Plotnik Photographs, 1969-1992

ID: 13/6/22

Creator: Plotnik, Arthur (1937 -)

Extent: 0.8 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Alphabetical

Date Acquired: 03/24/2018

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The photographs and papers of Arthur Plotnik (1937- ), former editor of the Wilson Library Bulletin and American Libraries, including photographs, contact sheets, negatives, and slides of ALA conferences (1969-86), IFLA conference (1977), White House Conference in Library and Information Science (1979), children and young adult library services, Congress for Change (1969), early library technology (1978), ALA Headquarters (1971-80), and library services, librarians, and events. Also includes correspondence in regards to Plotnik's writing, a New York Times supplement, and a copy of Library Life - American Style: A Journalist's Field Report, along with photographs, contact sheets, and negatives of images featured in the book. Artifacts from the papers include an IFLA 50th anniversary pin (1977), ALA and library pins, and an ALA employment anniversary clock.

Biographical Note

Arthur Plotnik was born in 1937 in New York. He earned his BA at Harpur College, and earned his master's degree in English at the University of Iowa. Plotnik served in the US Army Reserve, worked as a staff writer and reviewer at the Time-Union newspaper, and wrote pulp fiction before earning a MS degree in Library Service at Columiba University. Afterwards, he worked for the Library of Congress, then became editor of the Wilson Library Bulletin. Then he became editor of American Libraries, working with the American Library Association for 22 years.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Source: Arthur Plotnik


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: ALA Conferences - People and Events, Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1970-84Add to your cart.
Folder 2: ALA Conferences - People and Events, Photographs, 1969-86Add to your cart.
Folder 1 of 2
Folder 3: ALA Conferences - People and Events, Photographs, 1969-86Add to your cart.
Folder 2 of 2
Folder 4: ALA Headquarters, 1971-80Add to your cart.
Folder 5: ALA Guide to Reference Books - Staff at Columbia University Library, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Children's and Young Adult Services, 1973, 1978, 1982, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Congress for Change, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence - Congratulations on "Library Life" Articles, 1972-74Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence - Notable Correspondents, 1970-92Add to your cart.
Includes letters from Clara Jones (ALA President), L. Quincy Mumford (Librarian of Congress), Daniel Boorstin (Librarian of Congress), Edward Holley (ALA President), and Allie Beth Martin (ALA President).
Folder 10: Early Technology - OCLC, CLSI, ALA Teleconference, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "The Great American Library Success Story" - New York Times Supplement, October 3, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 12: IFLA Conference - 50th Anniversary, Brussels, 1977Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Library Life - American Style: A Journalist's Field Report - Book, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Library Life - American Style: A Journalist's Field Report - Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1971-73Add to your cart.
Folder 1 of 2
Folder 3: Library Life - American Style: A Journalist's Field Report - Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1971-73Add to your cart.
Folder 2 of 2
Folder 4: Library Life - American Style: A Journalist's Field Report - Photographs, circa 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Out in the Field - Libraries, Events, Portraits - Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1970-80Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Out in the Field - Libraries, Events, Portraits - Photographs and Slides, 1970-86Add to your cart.
Folder 7: State, Regional, Special Libraries Conferences - People and Events, 1976-78Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: SUNY Buffalo Library School - Students, circa 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Washington, D.C. Library Scene, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: White House Conference in Library and Information Science (WHCLIS), 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Artifacts, circa 1970, 1977Add to your cart.
Includes ALA and library pins, and IFLA 50th anniversary pin.