TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1963-1965

RG 083, Committee on Library Improvement

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2007 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Committee on Library Improvement
Title: Committee on Library Improvement records
Dates: 1963-1965
Quantity: 0.50 cubic foot
Abstract: Governor John Dempsey appointed a nine-member committee in December 1963 to recommend action to improve library services to the state of Connecticut.
Identification: RG083
Accession: T002747
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Governor John Dempsey appointed a nine-member committee in December 1963 to recommend action to improve library services to the state. An earlier Governor's Committee on Libraries had recommended this but its bill (Senate 520) failed to pass the legislature "due to a technicality." The committee elected Edwin G. Jackson, Director of the Hartford Public Library, as chairperson. The committee included Justice H. W. Alcorn of the State Supreme Court of Errors, Dr. William J. Sanders, Commissioner of Education, and other distinguished citizens.

The committee hired two outside consultants, Roger H. McDonough and Mildred P. McKay, to complete a study. The committee discussed the consultants' report in August and September 1964, and adopted its recommendations for action. Recommended legislation, which was passed in June 1965 (Public Act 490), provided for reconstituting and expanding the State Library Committee and combining the Bureau of Library Services (then in the Department of Education) with the State Library.

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Scope and Contents

The records include correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, newspaper clippings, and reference materials pertaining to the work of the committee and the preparation of its report.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

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

RG 005:034, John Dempsey gubernatorial records.

The following folders are in Box A-269:
Libraries, State Board of, Appointed on December 5, 1963 (Library Improvement, Committee on)
Libraries, Governor's Commission on (2 folders)
Library Committee
Library Improvement, Committee on
Library Services Study

RG 012, Connecticut State Library.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. Committee on Library Improvement

Persons:

Jackson, Edwin G
McDonough, Roger H
McKay, Mildred P

Subjects:

Connecticut. Committee on Library Improvement -- Records and correspondence
Libraries -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Clippings
Correspondence
Memorandums
Minutes
Reports

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Edwin G. Jackson donated these records to the State Library in May 1973.

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Container List

Records, 1963-1965
Box
1. Papers of the committee, 1963-1965 1
Correspondence, memoranda, drafts, minutes, notes, clippings, reference materials and other papers pertaining to the work of the committee and preparation of its report. Included are printed copies of its report, the McDonough-McKay report and earlier report of the Governor's Committee on Libraries.
Roughly chronological.