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BOX 56-66 American Library Association, 1949-1981
Correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, pamphlets, programs, brochures, reports, and statements relating to the American Library Association (ALA) and various affiliated organizations. Topics include educational programs and services, public libraries, library science, library funding, public relations, and organizational planning. A large portion of the series contains information on numerous divisions, sections, and subcommittees within ALA that Virginia Mathews either took part in or led. Also included are materials documenting annual ALA conferences and meetings that provide further detail into the structure of the American Library Association as well as its activities and programs promoting libraries, librarianship, reading, and books.
The majority of the series is arranged alphabetically with the exception of conferences and publications, which are arranged chronologically by year of event and material. Material within the folders is arranged as received.
BOX 56 Affiliated Organizations, 1957-1981
BOX 56 American Association of School Librarians
BOX 56 General, 1957-1961
(3 folders)
BOX 56 School Library Awards project, 1960-1969
(2 folders)
BOX 56 School Libraries Journal, 1958-1963
BOX 56 School Library Development Project, 1961-1972
(3 folders)
BOX 56 Standards for School Libraries, 1959-1960
(1 folder)
BOX 57 (2 folders)
BOX 57 American Association of State Libraries, 1959-1969
(2 folders)
BOX 57 American Library Trustee Association, 1958-1966
(3 folders)
BOX 58 (4 folders)
BOX 58 Association of College and Research Libraries, 1959-1966
(5 folders)
BOX 59 (1 folder)
BOX 59 Association of Hospital Institution Libraries, 1958-1962, 1970
BOX 59 Conferences, 1960-1980
BOX 59 Annual Conference
BOX 59 1969, Atlantic City, N.J., 1969-1970
BOX 59 1975, San Francisco, Calif., 1973-1975
BOX 59 Legislative Workshop
BOX 59 1965, Washington, D.C., 1963-1965
BOX 59 Midwinter Meeting
BOX 59 1961, Chicago, Ill., 1960-1961
(2 folders)
BOX 59 1962, Chicago, Ill., 1960-1962
BOX 59 1968, Miami Beach, Fla., 1967-1968
BOX 59 1969, Washington, D.C., 1968-1969
(2 folders)
BOX 60 1970, Chicago, Ill., 1969-1970
BOX 60 1971, Los Angeles, Calif., 1970-1971
BOX 60 1973, Washington, D.C., 1972-1973
BOX 60 1975, Chicago, Ill., 1973-1975
BOX 60 1977, Washington, D.C., 1974-1977
BOX 60 Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference, 1964
BOX 60 Southwestern Institute Workshop, Norman, Okla., 1972
(2 folders)
BOX 60 Summer Conference
BOX 60 San Francisco, Calif., 1967
BOX 61 Kansas City, Mo.
BOX 61 General, 1968
(2 folders)
BOX 61 Reception, 1968
BOX 61 Detroit, Mich., 1970
BOX 61 Dallas, Tex.
BOX 61 General, 1971
(2 folders)
BOX 61 Reception, 1971
BOX 61 Chicago, Ill., 1972
BOX 61 White House Conference on Library and Information Services, 1980
BOX 61 Divisions, Sections, & Subcommittees, 1955-1979
BOX 61 Activities Committee on New Directions for ALA, 1970
BOX 61 Adult Services Division, 1964-1970
BOX 61 Audio-Visual Committee,1961-1971
BOX 61 Broadcasting Subcommittee
BOX 61 Awards,1962
BOX 62 Discovery (television program), American Broadcasting Company television program,
BOX 62 General, 1962-1965
(2 folders)
BOX 62 Printed material and reading lists, 1962-1965
BOX 62 General, 1955-1965
(5 folders)
BOX 63 (1 folder)
BOX 63 Invitation to Learning (television program), Columbia Broadcasting System, 1961-1962
BOX 63 NBC Television Network Children's Theater (television program), National Broadcasting Company, 1962-1968
(2 folders)
BOX 63 Public Relations Workshop, Miami, Fla.
BOX 63 Printed matter, 1961-1962
(2 folders)
BOX 63 Preconference, 1961-1962
(3 folders)
BOX 64 Update (television program), National Broadcasting Company, 1961-1963
BOX 64 Children's Services Division, 1959-1970
BOX 64 Executive Office file
BOX 64 General, 1959-1966
(2 folders)
BOX 64 Miscellaneous reports and statements, 1957-1981
BOX 64 Newsletters, 1961-1970
BOX 64 Library Administration Division
BOX 64 General, 1962-1967
BOX 64 Small Libraries Project, undated
BOX 64 Library Education Division, 1961-1966
BOX 64 Library Service for American Indian People Subcommittee
BOX 64 Annual Conference, Chicago, Ill., 1971-1972
BOX 64 General, 1974-1977
BOX 65 Las Vegas Conference, 1973
BOX 65 Printed matter, 1960, 1967-1971
(2 folders)
BOX 65 Library Service to the Disadvantaged See also Container 41, Library Services to the Disadvantaged
BOX 65 Coordinating Committee on Library Service to the Disadvantaged, 1967-1973
(4 folders)
BOX 65 Educational programs and patron support, 1975, undated
BOX 65 Library Service to the Disadvantaged Child Subcommittee, 1968-1972
BOX 65 Office of Intellectual Freedom, press releases,1969-1970
BOX 65 Public Library Division, 1962
BOX 65 Washington, D.C. office
BOX 65 Correspondence, 1962-1972
BOX 65 Legislative reports, 1972-1973
BOX 66 Washington Newsletter, 1977-1979
BOX 66 Printed matter and publications, 1949-1970
BOX 66 Printed matter, miscellaneous pamphlets, 1959-1964, undated
BOX 66 Publications
BOX 66 Just Between Ourselves, 1969
BOX 66 Library Service to Labor, 1969
BOX 66 Public Relations Reporter, 1970
BOX 66 Reading for an Age of Change, 1962-1963
BOX 66 Small Libraries Project, 1960-1963
(2 folders)
BOX 66 Standards for Library Functions at the State Level, 1963
BOX 66 The Use of Television by the Public Library, 1949
BOX 66 Recruitment
BOX 66 Correspondence, 1958-1966
(3 folders)
BOX 66 Television series spots, 1962-1965
BOX 67-87 Special Projects and Other Employment, 1897-1991
Correspondence, planning materials, conference materials, photographs, and newsletters documenting Mathews's employment before and after the National Book Committee including turns at Longmans, Green, and Co., and Gaylord Professional Publications as well as a consultant to the Library of Congress Center for the Book, Governor's Conference on Libraries and Information Services, and the White House Pre-conference on Indian Library and Information Services. The material from the White House Pre-conference on Indian Library and Information Services, the National Commission of Libraries and Information Science, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs extensively documents efforts to improve resources and access to libraries and books on Native American reservations. Her work with the Women's National Book Association is represented, including her term as National President and her work with the Course Committee.
The series is arranged alphabetically by topic, title, or type of material. Material within folders is arranged as received.
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