TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1. Constitution and By-Laws 1936-1983

Series 2. Administrative Files 1934-1987

Series 3. Publications 1934-1987

Series 4. Conferences and Conventions 1940-1978

Series 5. Projects 1938, 1965, undated

Series 6. Union Lists and Bibliographies 1940-1942, 1962-1971

Series 7. Legislation 1945-1947

Series 8. News Clippings 1936-1949

Series 9. Photographs 1940-1993

Series 10. Memorabilia 1984

RG 163, Special Libraries Association, Connecticut Valley Chapter

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Melissa L. Hendrick.

Copyright © 2007 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Special Libraries Association. Connecticut Valley Chapter
Title: Special Libraries Association, Connecticut Valley Chapter records
Dates: 1934-1987
Quantity: 6.5 cubic feet
Abstract: The Special Library Association was founded in 1909 in an attempt to bring together librarians whose jobs had actually created a new kind of librarianship, one geared to meet the needs of specialized situations. These records are from the Connecticut Valley Chapter.
Identification: RG163
Accession: Multiple
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Connecticut Valley Chapter of the Special Libraries Association officially formed on June 18, 1934. Previously special librarians from Connecticut met informally and at round table discussions at Connecticut Library Association meetings. In March of 1934 a group of eleven special librarians got together to discuss the possibility of forming their own chapter within the Special Libraries Association. After a meeting with the New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association to discuss the benefits of an organized local chapter, the librarians decided to form their own chapter and held elections for officers in early June. A few weeks, the Special Libraries Association approved the affiliation of the Connecticut Valley Chapter.

In 1941, the Connecticut Valley Chapter hosted the Special Libraries Association Convention in Hartford. The Connecticut Valley Chapter also developed several union lists and bibliographies including lists of special collection in Connecticut and Massachusetts, a bibliography on the financial history of Connecticut and a union list of serials.

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Scope and Content

The records include the constitution, by-laws, administrative files such as annual reports, minutes and lists of officers, newsletters, pamphlets, union lists, bibliographies, convention materials, information on projects undertaken by the chapter, legislation affecting librarians, photographs and memorabilia. The records consist of two different accessions which are labelled 1987-042 and 1988-007. In general these two accessions contain different information and records. However, there are some instances in which they overlap such as in the Administrative Files from the years 1945-1950. Such instances are noted in the finding aid.

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Arrangement

Series 1: Constitution and By-Laws (1934 -1984) includes constitutions and by-laws of the organization and revisions made to the documents, duties of officers and committees, procedure manuals and a history of the chapter.

Series 2: Administrative Files (1934 -1987) includes minutes of the executive board and business meetings, annual reports, correspondence, lists of officers, committee chairpersons and members, and other information pertinent to each specific year.

Series 3: Publications (1934-1987) includes the Connecticut Valley Chapter's newsletter Bulletin and Special Library Association newsletters and pamphlets.

Series 4: Conventions and Conferences (1941-1978) includes information about the Special Libraries Association Convention in Hartford in 1941, the Special Libraries Association Convention in 1975 and the Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services.

Series 5: Projects (1965-1967, n.d.) includes information about an exhibit at the Bond Hotel in Hartford, the Seal Project to raise funds for the Connecticut Valley Chapter and a study undertaken by the education committee of the Special Libraries Association.

Series 6: Union Lists and Bibliographies (1949-1971) includes union lists and bibliographies developed by the Connecticut Valley Chapter. There is also correspondence regarding the Union List of Serials.

Series 7: Legislation (1945-1947) includes information about legislation impacting special librarians in Connecticut.

Series 8: News Clippings (1936-1942) includes news articles about the Connecticut Valley Chapter.

Series 9: Photographs (1940-1993) includes photographs of meetings.

Series 10: Memorabilia (1984) includes a paperweight from the 75th anniversary of the Special Libraries Association.

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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

None

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Special Libraries Association.Connecticut Valley Chapter

Subjects:

Libraries--Connecticut River Valley--Records and correspondence
Special libraries--Connecticut River Valley--Records and correspondence

Places:

Connecticut River Valley

Occupations:

Librarians
Special Librarians

Document Types:

Administrative files
Clippings
Correspondence
Memorabilia
Photographs
Publications

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The records were obtained from the Connecticut Valley Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.

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Container List

Series 1. Constitution and By-Laws, 1936-1983
Box
Accession: 1987-042, 0.25 cubic feet 1
Constitution, 1936-1964
Constitution, Revision of, 1936-1944
By-Laws, 1953-1984, undated
Procedure manuals, 1947-1980
Duties of officers, undated
History, 1934, undated
Accession: 1988-007, 0.25 cubic feet
Constitution, 1940 May-1964 March
Procedure manuals, 1941 November-1982 April
Duties of officers, 1980-1983 April
Duties of committees, 1982 June-1983 April, undated
History, 1945-1983 March
Series 2. Administrative Files, 1934-1987
Box
Accession: 1987-042, 2.0 cubic feet 1
1945-1946
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1945-1946
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1945 June-1946 June
Annual reports: Officers, 1946
Annual reports: Committees, 1946 May
1946-1947
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1946-1947
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1946 September-November
Minutes: Business meeting, 1946 July-1947 May
Annual reports: Officers, 1946 October-1947 May, undated
Correspondence: General, 1947 January-June
Correspondence: Vice President and Program Chairman, 1946 August -1947 May, undated
List of officers, 1946-1947
List of members, 1946 July-August
1947-1948
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1947-1948
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1947 July-December
Minutes: Business meeting, 1947 October-1948 April
Annual reports: Officers, 1948 May
Correspondence: General, 1947 June-1948 May, undated 2
Correspondence: Meetings, 1947 April-1948 June
President's newsletter, 1939-1947
1948-1949
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1948-1949
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1948 July-1949 April
Minutes: Business meeting, 1948 July-1949 April, undated
Annual reports: Officers, 1949 April-August
Annual reports: Committees, 1949 January-May
Correspondence, 1948 July-1949 June
Who's Who Directory, 1949
Who's Who Directory: Forms, 1949 May-1950 April
Publicity Chairman correspondence, Press releases, and News clippings, 1948 August-1949 March 3
1949-1950
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1949-1950
Annual reports: Officers, 1950 April-May
Annual reports: Committees, 1950
Correspondence, 1949 October-1950 May
Meeting notices, 1949 October-1950 May
Newspaper, 1949 October
Special Library Association publications, 1949 May-1950 May, undated
1950-1951
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1950-1951
Minutes: Business meeting, 1950 November-1951 April
Annual reports: Officers, 1951 May
Annual reports: Committees, 1951 Janurary-June
Correspondence, 1950 June-1951 July
Correspondence: Bulletin advertising, 1950 August-1951 May, undated
Meeting notices, 1950 August-1951 July
1951-1952
Minutes: Business meeting, 1952 March
Annual reports: Officers, 1952 April-May
Annual reports: Committees, 1952 April, undated
Correspondence, 1951 July-October
Correspondence: Bulletin advertising, 1951 November-December
List of members, 1951 Aug-1952 May
1959-1960
Correspondence, 1959 Decmeber
1962-1963 4
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1962-1963
List of officers, 1962-1963
Meeting notices, 1963 February
1963-1964
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1963-1964
Annual reports: Officers, 1964
Correspondence: Education Committee, 1962 September-1964 January, undated
List of officers, 1963-1964
List of members, 1963-1964
1964-1965
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1964-1965
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1964 November
Annual Reports: Officers, 1965
Annual Reports: Committees, 1965 April-June
Correspondence: General, 1964 October
Correspondence: Membership, 1964 November-1965 April
Correspondence: Sci-Tech Advisory Committee, 1964 July
List of officers, 1964-1965
Governor's Committee on Libraries, 1961 May-1965 July
1965-1966
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1965-1966
Minutes: Business meeting, 1965 August-1966 May
Annual Reports: Officers, 1966
Annual Reports: Committees, 1966
Correspondence, 1962 May-1966 July, undated
List of officers, 1965-1966
Special Libraries Association President's Visit, 1962-1966 May
1966-1967
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1966-1967
Annual Reports: Officers, 1966 July-1967
Annual Reports: Committees, 1967 May
Correspondence: General, 1967 April
Correspondence: Membership, 1965 August-1967 May
List of officers, 1967 March-May
List of committee chairpersons, 1966 August
List of members, 1966 August
Recruitment materials, 1960-1967
1967-1968
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1967-1968
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1968 September-1969 May
Minutes: Business meeting, 1967 September-1968 May
Annual Reports: Officers, 1968 March-May
Annual Reports: Committees, 1967 June-1968 March
List of members, 1967-1968
1968-1969
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1968-1969
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1968 September-1969 May
Minutes: Business meeting, 1968 September-1969 May
Annual Reports: Officers, 1968-1969
Correspondence, 1969 February
List of officers, 1969-1969
List of committee chairpersons, 1968-1969
List of members, 1969
1969-1970 5
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1969-1970
List of officers, 1969-1970
List of committee chairpersons, 1969-1970
List of members, 1969-1970
Connecticut Valley and New York joint chapter meeting, 1970
1970-1971
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1970-1971
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1970 September-1971 February
Minutes: Business meeting, 1970 September-1971 Aprl
Correspondence: President, 1969 September-1971 May
List of members, 1970-1971
Meeting notices, 1970 September-1971 January
1971-1972
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1971-1972
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1971 July
List of officers, 1971-1972
List of committee chairpersons, 1971-1972
List of members, 1971-1972
1972-1973
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1972-1973
List of officers, 1972-1973
List of committee chairpersons, 1972-1973
Financial statement, 1972 May
1973-1974
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1973-1974
List of officers, 1973
List of committee chairpersons, 1973
List of members, 1974 March
1974-1975
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1974-1975
List of officers, 1974-1975
List of committee chairpersons, 1974-1975
List of members, 1975 July
1975-1976
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1975-1976
Annual Reports: Officers, 1976 May
Annual Reports: Committees, 1975 May
List of officers, 1975 July
List of committee chairpersons, 1975 July
Meeting notices, 1976
1976-1977
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1976-1977
Annual Reports: Officers, 1976 December-1977
Annual Reports: Committees, 1977 April-May
Correspondence: Corresponding Secretary, 1976 September-1977 May
Correspondence: Education Committee, 1976 October
List of officeres, 1976-1977
List of committee chairpersons, 1976-1977
List of members, 1976-1977
Meeting notices, 1977 March-May
1977-1978
See also Accession 1988-007, Administrative Files, 1977-1978
Annual Reports: Officers, 1978 July
Annual Reports: Committees, 1978 March-May
List of officers, 1977-1978
List of committee chairpersons, 1977-1978
List of members, 1977
Meeting notices, 1977 September-1978 May
Accession: 1988-007, 2.0 cubic feet
1934-1935 1
Annual Reports: Officers, 1935 May
Correspondence, 1934 Dec
1935-1936
Annual Reports: Officers, 1936 May
1936-1937
Annual Reports: Officers, 1937 May-July
Correspondence, 1936 July-1937 July
1937-1938
Annual Reports: Officers, 1937 November-1938 May
Correspondence, 1938 January-March
List of members, 1938
Meeting notices, 1937 October-1938 April
1938-1939
Annual Reports: Officers, 1938-1939
Correspondence, 1938 July-1939 July\
List of officers, 1938-1939
Meetng notices, 1938 December-1939 April
Papers given at meetings, 1939 April
1939-1940
Annual Reports: Officers, 1939 November-1940 April
Annual Reports: Committees, 1940 May
Correspondence, 1939 November-1940 April
Meeting notices, 1940 April
1940-1941
Annual Reports: Officers, 1940 October-1941 May
List of members, 1941 January-February
1941-1942
Annual Reports: Officers, 1942 May
Annual Reports: Committees, 1942 May
Correspondence: General, 1941 November-1942 February
Correspondence: Program Committee, 1941 August-1942 May
List of members, 1941 December-1942 May
Meeting notices, 1942 March
Questionnaire, 1941 June-1942 Mach
1942-1943
Annual Reports: Officers, 1943 April-May
Annual Reports: Committees, 1943 May
Correspondence, 1942 July-1943 June
List of officers, 1942
List of members, 1942 September-1943 May
Meeting notices, 1942 September-1943 June
1943-1944
Annual Reports: Officers, 1944 May
Annual Reports: Committees, 1944 May
Correspondence, 1943 October-1944 June
List of members, 1944 May
Meeting notices, 1943 Octoer-1944 May
1944-1945
Annual Reports: Committees, 1944-1945
1945-1946
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1945-1946
Minutes and Reports: Executive Board, 1945 July-1946 February
Minutes: Business meeting, 1946 January-July
Annual Reports: Officers, 1946 May
Annual Reports: Committees, 1946 May
Correspondence , 1945 September-1946 June
List of members, 1945 September
1946-1947 2
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1946-1947
Annual Reports: Committees, 1947 May
Correspondence, 1946 May-1947 May
List of members, 1947 January
1947-1948
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1947-1948
Annual Reports: Committees, 1948 May
Correspondence, 1947 September-1948 May
1948-1949
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1948-1949
Annual Reports: Officers, 1949 May
Annual Reports: Committees, 1949 April-May
Correspondence, 1948 June-1949 May
Personnel records, 1949 January-April
1949-1950
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1949-1950
Annual Reports: Committees, 1949-1950
Correspondence, 1949 September-1950 June
1950-1951
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1950-1951
Annual Reports: Committees, 1950-1951
1952-1953
Meeting notices, 1953 February
1962-1963
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1962-1963
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1962 June-1963 April
Minutes: Business meeting, 1962 September-1963 May
1963-1964
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1963-1964
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1963 June-1964 June
Minutes: Business meeting, 1963 September-1964 May
Correspondence, 1963 July
list of members, 1963-1964
1964-1965
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1964-1965
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1964 July-1965 June
Minutes: Business meeting, 1964 September-1965 May
Correspondence, 1964 September
1965-1966
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1965-1966
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1965 August-December
Minutes: Business meeting, 1965 September-1966 May
Annual Reports: Committees, 1966 February-April
1966-1967
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1966-1967
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1967 January-June
Minutes: Business meeting, 1966 October-1967 May
1967-1968
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1967-1968
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1967 October-1968 June
Minutes: Business meeting, 1967 September-1968 May
1968-1969
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1968-1969
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1968 September-1969 June
Minutes: Business meeting, 1968 September-1969 May
Annual Reports: Officers, 1968-1969
1969-1970
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1969-1970
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1969 August-1970 March
Minutes: Business meeting, 1969 June-1970 May
Annual Reports: Officers, 1969-1970
Annual Reports: Committees, 1970 March-April
1970-1971
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1970-1971
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1970 June-1971 May
Minutes: Business meeting, 1970 September-1971 May
Annual Reports: Officers, 1971 May
Correspondence, 1970 December-1971 March
List of officers, 1970-1971
1971-1972
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1971-1972
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1971 July-1972 March
Minutes: Business meeting, 1971 October-1972 April
Annual Reports: Officers, 1971-1972
1972-1973
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1972-1973
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1973 February
Minutes: Business meeting, 1972 September-1973 May
Annual Reports: Officers, 1973 May
Meeting notices, 1973
1973-1974
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1973-1974
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1973 June-1974 April
Minutes: Business meeting, 1974 April
Annual Reports: Officers, 1973-1974
1974-1975
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1974-1975
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1974 September-1975 March
Minutes: Business meeting, 1974 September-1975 April
Annual Reports: Officers, 1974-1975
1975-1976
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1975-1976
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1975 October-November
Minutes: Business meeting, 1975 September-1976 May
Annual Reports: Officers, 1975-1976
1976-1977
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1976-1977
Minues and reports: Executive Board, 1976 September-1977 February
Minutes: Business Meeting, 1976 September-1877 May
Annual Reports: Officers, 1977 April
1977-1978
See also Accession 1987-042 Administrative Files, 1977-1978
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1977 September-1978 May
Minues: Business meeting, 1977 August-1978 May
Annual Reports: Officers, 1978 July
1978-1979
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1978 September-1979 March
Minutes: Business meeting, 1978 September-1979 March
Annual Reports: Officers, 1979 April
Annual Reports: Committees, 1979 April
List of officers, 1979 March
List of committee chairpersons, 1979 March
List of members, 1978-1979
1979-1980 3
Minutes and Reports: Executive Board, 1979-1980 May
Minutes: Business meeting, 1979 June-1980 May
Annual Reports: Officers, 1980 April
Annual Reports: Committees, 1980 March-April
Correspondence: President, 1979 August-November
List of officers, 1979-1980
List of members, 1979 August
1980-1981
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1980 June-1981 May
Minutes: Business meeting, 1980 June-1981 May
Annual Reports: Officers, 1980 September1981 May
Correspondence: Corresponding Secretary, 1980 August
List of officers, 1980-1981
List of members, 1980
1981-1982
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1981 June-1982 May
Minutes: Business meeting, 1981 Septebmer-1982 May
Annual Reports: Officers, 1981 August-1982
Annual Reports: Committees, 1982 April
List of members, 1981
1982-1983
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1982 June-1983 April
Minutes: Business meeting, 1982 September-1983 May
Annual Reports: Officers, 1982-1983
Annual Reports: Committees, 1982-1983
Correspondence: Corresponding Secretary, 1981 December-1983 May
List of members, 1982
1983-1984
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1983 June-1984 April
Minutes: Business meeting, 1983 September-1984 April
Correspondence: Corresponding Secretary, 1983 April
List of members, 1983
1984-1985
Correspondence: Corresponding Secretary, 1984 June-October
List of members, 1984
1986-1987
Minutes and reports: Executive Board, 1986 November-1987 May
Annual Reports: Officers, 1987 May
Correspondence, 1986 June-1987 April, undated
List of officers, 1986-1987
List of members, 1985 February-1987 June
Meeting notices, 1986 November-1987 May
Long Range Planning Committee, 1987 February, undated
Series 3. Publications, 1934-1987
Box
Accession: 1987-042, 1.5 cubic feet
Bulletins 5
1934 September-1943 May
1943 September-1952 July 6
1952 September-1969 7
1970-1987 February 8
Bullet, 1978 August-1981 May
Accession: 1988-007, 0.25 cubic feet
General, 1967 November-1987 4
Connecticut Library Association publications, 1941-1943, 1970-1973
Special Libraries Association: Newsletter, 1941 Octoer-1987 February
Special Libraries Association: Pamphlets, 1937-1987, undated
Certificate of Copyright Registration, 1982
Series 4. Conferences and Conventions, 1940-1978
Box
Accession: 1987-042, 0.25 cubic feet
Special Libraries Association Conference in Hartford, 1941 8
Accession: 1988-007, 0.5 cubic feet
Special Libraries Association Convention in Hartford, 1941 4
Organization and promotion, 1940 May-1941 June
Exhibit refusals, 1941 February-July
Publisher's exhibits, 1941 April-August, undated
General exhibits, 1941 April-August
Exhibit refusals, 1941 February-July, undated
News clippings, 1941 April-June
Gazette, 1941 June
Post-conference correspondence, 1941 June-July, undated
Photographs, 1941 June
Special Libraries Association Convention, 1975
Correspondence, 1964 March-1965 September
Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services, 1978 5
Pre-Conference information, 1974 December-1978 November
Information packet, 1978 December
Exhibit information, 1978
Delegate's report, 1978
Photographs, 1978 December
Connecticut Valley Chapter 50th Anniversary / Special Libraries Association 75th Anniversary, 1984
Series 5. Projects, 1938, 1965, undated, Accession: 1988-007, 0.25 cubic feet
Box
Special Libraries Exhibit at the Bond Hotel, Hartford, Connecticut, 1938 5
Seal Project, 1965 April-1967 April
Report of Special Libraries Association Education Committee, undated
Series 6. Union Lists and Bibliographies, 1940-1942, 1962-1971, Accession: 1988-007, 0.25 cubic feet
Box
Bibliography of the Industrial and Financial History of Connecticut, 1940 May 5
Special Collections in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, 1941
National Defense Basic Book for Industrial Training, 1942 May
Union List of Serials, undated
Correspondence, 1962 June-1971 April, undated
Special Collections in Connecticut Libraries, undated
Series 7. Legislation, 1945-1947, Accession: 1988-007, 0.25 cubic feet
Box
Legislation, 1945-1947 5
Series 8. News Clippings, 1936-1949, Accession: 1988-007, 0.25 cubic feet
Box
News clippings, 1936 May-1949 September
Series 9. Photographs, 1940-1993, Accession: 1988-007, 0.25 cubic feet
Box
Photographs, 1940-1993 5
Series 10. Memorabilia, 1984, Accession: 1988-007, 0.25 cubic feet
Box
Special Libraries Association 75th anniversary paperweight, 1984 5
Connecticut Valley Chapter 50th Anniversary guest book, 1984 May 17