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Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
Library Staff Association
The records of the Library Staff Association were
placed in the University Archives, Washington State University
Libraries in a series of donations: MS84-03 (donated by Donna Hanson on Jan. 13, 1984), UA84-17 (donated by LSA secretary Mabel Smith on May 15, 1983), UA99-21 (donated by Kathy Sain on Dec. 1, 1999), and UA2004-07 (found in the Owen Science Library and donated by Betty Galbraith in early 2004). The records were jointly processed
in December 2008 by University Archivist Mark O'English.
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 was an organizer of staff social functions, an advocate of better working conditions, and the improvement of library services. LSA also published its own bulletin, "Open Stacks."
ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION
The records of the Library Staff Association are separated loosely by content. Minutes and associated notes are followed by publications of the LSA, with a small assortment of photographs and negatives at the end of the collection.
Earlier records of the Library Staff Association are held in the WSU Archives as Archives 106. Numerous other collections from the WSU Libraries can be found in the Archives as well; please look in the Archives Collections Guide alphabetically under "L".
|1||General Meetings, 1969-1982|
|2||General Meetings, 1983-1993|
|3||Executive Board, 1963-1992|
|4||Social Committee, 1951-1982|
|6||Open Stacks, 1963-1972|
|7||Open Stacks, 1986-1993|