TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Accession 1943-001 1891-1995

Accession: 1988-013C 1948-1959

Accession: 1988-032 1972-1974

Accession: 1990-001 1970-1991

Accession: 2002-089 1980-1983

Accession: 2002-090 1891-1925, 1966

RG 127, Connecticut Library Association

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut Library Association
Title: Connecticut Library Association records
Creation Dates: 1891-1995
Quantity: 29 cubic feet
Abstract: The Connecticut Library Association (CLA) was organized in 1891 in New Haven to promote library interests by discussion and interchange of ideas and methods, and not to “trench upon the province of the American Library Association.” The original aims of the CLA have grown to include standards for librarianship, advancing types of library services, and providing opportunities for action upon mutual problems by trustees, librarians, and others interested in library affairs.
Identification: RG127
Accession: Multiple
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Connecticut Library Association (CLA) was organized in 1891 in New Haven to promote library interests by discussion and interchange of ideas and methods, and not to “trench upon the province of the American Library Association.” The original aims of the CLA have grown to include standards for librarianship, advancing types of library services, and providing opportunities for action upon mutual problems by trustees, librarians, and others interested in library affairs.

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Scope and Content

The collection includes proceedings, scrapbooks, meeting minutes, working papers, financial records, correspondence, and publications.

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Arrangement

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

None.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut Library Association

Subjects:

Connecticut Library Association -- History
Connecticut Library Association -- Records and correspondence
Libraries -- Connecticut
Library science -- Societies, etc. -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Correspondence
Financial records
Minutes
Publications
Scrapbooks

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Container List

Accession 1943-001, 1891-1995
Box
Proceedings, 1891-1962, 5 volumes 1
Minutes and agenda of meetings and activities.
Volume 1-2, 1891-1916 June 15
Labeled Volume 1-2
Unnumbered volume, 1916 October 26-1932
Unnumbered volume, 1933-1939
Unnumbered volume, 1940-1950
Unnumbered volume, 1954-1962
Scrapbooks, 1891-1921, 3 volumes 2
1891-1899
1891-1921
1899-1920
Attendance register, 1901 May-1940 May, 2 volumes
1901 May-1923 October
1924 May-1940 May
Treasurer's accounts (cash books), 1897-1948, 4 volumes
1897-1917 June, 1 volume
1917 September-1931 October, 1 volume
1931 October 16-1939 October 23, 1 volume
1939 October 25-1948 October, 1 volume
Handbook of the Connecticut Library Association, 1915-1917, 1 item
Membership list, 1916, 1 item
Correspondence and working papers, 1930-1976
Arranged chronologically.
1930-1947 3
1947-1956 4
1957-1964 5
1964-1972 6
circa 1956-1976 6A
Bills, 1961-1972, 9 envelopes + 2 folders 7
Arranged chronologically.
Receipts, 1961-1972, 11 items
Arranged chronologically.
Checks, 1962-1971, 2 envelopes
Old Savings Books, 1941-1969, 7 items
Arranged chronologically.
Bank statements, 1961-1969, 1971-1972, 5 envelopes + 1 folder 8
Arranged chronologically.
1961-1969, 5 envelopes
1971-1972, 1 folder
Check stubs, 1935-1944, 1961-1962, 5 volumes
Arranged chronologically.
1935-1944, 1 volume
1961-1962, 4 volumes
Audits, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1954, 1959-1972
Arranged chronologically.
Cancelled checks, 1969-1971
Bridgeport Regional Meeting accounts, 1971 October
Papers of the Trustees section, 1945-1962 9
Correspondence, by-laws, and minutes.
National Library Week Local Reports, 1959-1961
College & University section, 1967-1973
Correspondence, minutes, etc.
Continuing Education, 1973
Grass Roots, 1973
Other conferences, Target '76 9A
Unarranged.
Publications, 1895-1981 10
Connecticut Libraries
1952-1954
1963-1964
1970-1973
CLA News Bulletin, 1954
CLA News and Views, 1954-1969
College and University Section Newsletter, 1960
Search, 1972-1973
Connecticut Libraries, 1970-1979, 9 microfilm reels 10A
Public service announcements, 1980-1981
"Connecticut Libraries - They're in the Answer Business"
Target '76, 1973-1975, 1 binder
Target '76 patterns of service maps, 1974-1975
Photograph album, circa 1960-1969
CLA News and Views, 1966-1969, 10 issues (incomplete)
Connecticut ribbons 10B
Memos and letters to membership, misc. reports, programs, etc., 1918-1964, undated
Connecticut Yesterday and Today bibliography, 1955 June
Strengthening and Sharing Library Resources in Connecticut, 1970, undated
Annual Convention programs, 1896-1966
Articles and clippings on CLA, 1938-1974
Buying list of books for defense training, circa 1940
America's Gift to Belgium, 1922-1923
CLA Fiftieth Anniversary program, 1941
75th Anniversary program, 1966
News from CLA, 1949-1950
Handbook of the Connecticut Library Association, 1895, 1915-1917, 1917-1921
Special newsletters, 1951
CLA bulletins, 1931-1951, 3 folders
National Library Week, 1958, 1 envelope
Procedures manual with revisions, 1950-1965 11
Proceedings, 1966-1975 12
AD HOC committees
Adult reference section, 2 folders
ALA
Annual, regionals, other meetings
Archives annual report
Budget
Cable communication
TV
Children & young people's section, 2 folders
College & university section, 2 folders
Committee on Standards
Connecticar
84th Conference, 1975
CLA bank statements, 1972-1973
CLA records
CLA meeting, 1964-1966
CLA conference, 1973
CLA receipts & disbursements, 1972-1973
CLA representative
Connecticut school libraries
CLA bills, 1972-1973
Continuing education
Correspondence, 1974-1975
Development Committee, 3 folders
Executive Board Meeting, 1975
Minutes, 1974-1975
Executive Board Meetings, 1966-1975
CLA Presidents 12A
Denis Lorenz, 1973-1974
N. Lushington, 1971 Spring
Nolan Lushington, 1970 Fall
Evelyn Robinson, 1971 Fall
Grace Birch, 1973
Marie Hurley, 1967
Marian Lechner, 1970 Winter
Federal coordinator
General statutes
Grass Roots Committee
Intellectual Freedom Committee, 4 folders
Legislation
Legislative WOR
LTA Executive Board Minutes
LTA
New England Library Association, 3 folders
Barbara Van der Lyke
Linda Winters
LTA section CLA
Revisions in by-laws
Samuel Molod
William J. Van Beynum
Permanent file - Mark H. Granstein - public relations
National Library Week
Procedures, 2 folders
Publications, 2 folders
Publicity
Sec. Treasurer
Permanent file - small libraries
Resources & Tech services
SCSC
State Library Committee
State Library Committee - choice of State Librarian
Membership
Technical services
Treasurer, 2 folders
Nancy Hiskins
Miriam Swanson
CLA Manual of Procedures, Constitution Bylaws, 1960, 14 copies
Scholarship material, circa 1949-1971 13
Correspondence, applications, etc.
Newspaper clippings 14
Constitution & Bylaws, 1969, 2 folders
Newspapers
Permanent file - Meredith Bloss
Permanent file - Charles Funk
Permanent file - Dennis J. Weir
Permanent file - Marjorie Hernandez
Wilbur Crimmins
Mariane Woolfe
Program Committee
Permanent file - Helen E. Becker
Summary cover sheet
Special Library Association Membership, 1971
Children & young adults
Adult services
Reports - speeches
Acquisitions
Recommended standards for public libraries of Connecticut - Library School accreditation
Catherine Mayberry
CLA News & Views
Walter Brahm
Administrative files
1971-1980 15
1980-1990 16-17
News and Views, 1964-1969 18
Connecticut Libraries
1970-1975
1979-1981
1982-1990 19
Unprocessed records, circa 1975-1995 20
Public relations material, circa 1980-1990 21
Accession: 1988-013C, 1948-1959
Files of CLA president John Crawfrod, 1948-1959 1
Accession: 1988-032, 1972-1974
CEC documentation, 1972-1974, 1 envelope Envelope
Accession: 1990-001, 1970-1991
Target '76, 1970-1973 1
Miscellaneous records, 1978-1991 2
Unarranged.
Accession: 2002-089, 1980-1983
Local history and genealogy subsection material, 1980-1983 1-3
Accession: 2002-090, 1891-1925, 1966
Programs and meeting notes, 1891-1899 Envelope
Constitution, 1891
Handbooks, 1895, 1915-1917
Programs, 1922, 1925
75th Anniversary letter, 1966 January 31