D.C. Special Libraries Association Records
Scope and Contents
This collection includes annual reports, correspondence, by-laws, D.C. Special Library Association constitutions (1940-1966), maps, biographical information, a procedures manual, photographs, and planning reports. It also contains records of committee work, member groups, and editions of the chapter newsletter Notes.
- Creation: 1940-1985
- District of Columbia Special Library Association (Organization)
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) was founded in 1909 to promote and support librarians working in special library settings. The Washington, D.C. Chapter was the twentieth to be formed on October 25, 1940.
5 Linear feet
Series 1: General topics, 1940-1966 (1.75 linear ft.)
This series contains topical files including community service activities (1944-1955), continuing education, American Society for Information Science - Special Library Association merger, professional standards, recruitment, government relations, the Miriam Vance Lecture, and information technology issues. The folders are arranged alphabetically by topic.
Series 2: Committee files, 1943-1965 (3.5 linear ft.)
This series contains records maintained by committees of D.C. Special Library Association (DCSLA). It includes committee reports, correspondence, internal memoranda, budgets, and meeting minutes. This series also contains DCSLA’s by-laws, constitution, and procedures manual. Some of the committees represented are Continuing Education, Government Relations, Hospitality, Nominations, Employment, Membership, Professional Activities and Publicity. Folders are arranged alphabetically by name of the committee.
Series 3: Group files, 1941-1966 (1 linear ft.)
This series contains files that document the activities of member subgroups formed by DCSLA to address specific issues and concerns of members by subject specialties. The series contains correspondence, group meeting minutes, and special reports. Specialties covered by the files include military, fine arts, geography, biological sciences, and business. The folders are arranged alphabetically by group.
Series 4: Newsletters, 1943-1949, 1956, 1988 (.5 linear ft.)
This series contains editions of Notes, the newsletter of DCSLA.
Records of the D.C. Special Libraries Association (DCSLA) were donated by various members and officers of the since 1988.
Standard archival processing procedures were applied to the collection when it was processed.
- DC Special Libraries Association
- An inventory of DC Special Libraries Association at DC Public Library
- Finding aid prepared by Leroy Graham, November 1990.
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