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Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
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Archives 268
Library Staff Association
Records, 1951-1993

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.

Number of containers: 1
Linear feet of shelf space: .5


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."


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".


Folder  Description
1General Meetings, 1969-1982
2General Meetings, 1983-1993
3Executive Board, 1963-1992
4Social Committee, 1951-1982
5Constitutions, 1959-1991
6Open Stacks, 1963-1972
7Open Stacks, 1986-1993
8Photographs, undated