Library Staff Association Records 1946-1979
Archives 108

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Library Staff Association Records
ID
Archives 108
Date [inclusive]
1946-1979
General Physical Description note
approximate 4330 items  2 linear feet  2 containers
Abstract
Consists of annual reports, correspondence, executive board and general meeting minutes, committee reports, association officer records and reports (president and vice president), records of the association's secretary, bank statements, invoices, receipts, cancelled checks, and savings books.

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Historical Background:

The Library Staff Association (LSA) of Washington State University was organized on 29 November 1946 by G. Donald Smith, Director of Libraries. LSA's stated purpose is "to promote the welfare and mutual understanding of the library staff and to assist in making the library an effective agency for the improvement of the social, cultural and economic life of the college community (from Article II, Sec. 1, of the LSA constitution as amended October 1974). The association is an organizer of staff social functions, an advocate of better working conditions, and the improvement of library services. LSA also publishes its own bulletin, "Open Stacks", and has since 1953.

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Arrangement note

The records of the Library Staff Association are divided into two series: General Records, 1946-1979, and Financial Records, 1954-1967. Series one, General Records, 1946-1979, is an alphabetically arranged subject series which consists of annual reports, correspondence, executive board and general meeting minutes, committee reports, association officer records and reports (president and vice president), and records of the association's secretary. The material in this series dates from 1946 through 1979, but bulks largest in the 1960s and 1970s.

The Second Series, Financial Records, 1954-1967, consists of bank statements, invoices, receipts, cancelled checks, and savings books. The original filing groups have been retained in individual folders and these folders have been arranged chronologically by the earliest material in the folder. These financial records date from 1954 through 1967, but bulk largest in the 1960s.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the Library Staff Association (UA 81-20) were placed in the University Archives, Washington State University Libraries, by the association in July 1981.

Processing Information note

The records were processed in March 1983 by M. Dean Pittenger.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Library Staff Association--Archives
  • Washington State University. Library Staff Association--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

 1 General Records 1946-1979 

Box Folder

Annual reports 1961-1966   38.0 items

1 1

Correspondence 1967-1972   30.0 items

1 2

Executive Board Meetings 1961-1973, 1978-1979   142.0 items

1 3-5

Furnishings and Maintenance Committee 1974-1975, 1977-1978   91.0 items

1 6-7

General Meetings 1961-1966   42.0 items

1 8

General Records 1948-1955   550.0 items

1 9

Higher Education Personnel Board 1972-1977   200.0 items

1 10

Library Environment Committee 1972-1976   45.0 items

1 11

Memoranda and other papers 1956-1972   230.0 items

1 12-14

Minutes 1946-1973   560.0 items

1 15-16

President 1974-1977   218.0 items

1 17-18

Secretary Records 1973-1976   130.0 items

1 19-21

Vice-President 1975-1976   23.0 items

1 22

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 2 Financial Records 1954-1967 

Box Folder

Bank statements, savings books, etc. 1954-1958   175.0 items

2 23

Paid bills and bank statements 1957   125.0 items

2 24

Cash and checking accounts, bills paid, Oct. 1957-Oct. 1958 180   180.0 items

2 25

Ledgers and receipts 1957-1958   25.0 items

2 26

Bank statements and savings books 1959-1960, 1962-1965   650.0 items

2 27-29

Paid invoices, May 1963-May 1964 250   250.0 items

2 30

Bank records, bills, ledgers, and receipts 1964-1967 675 

2 31-34

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