Guide to the Library Staff Association Records 1951-1993
Archives 268

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington State University. Library Staff Association.
Title
Library Staff Association Records
ID
Archives 268
Date [inclusive]
1951-1993
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The Library Staff Association (LSA) of Washington State University was organized on 29 November 1946 "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". This collection consists of meeting minutes and associated notes, publications, and a small assortment of photographs and negatives of the WSU Library Staff Association from 1951-1993.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Library Staff Association Records, 1951-1993 (Archives 268)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

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".

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of meeting minutes and associated notes, publications, and a small assortment of photographs and negatives of the WSU Library Staff Association from 1951-1993.

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Arrangement note

The records 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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

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

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

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).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in December 2008 by University Archivist Mark O'English.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Folder

General Meetings, 1969-1982 

1

General Meetings, 1983-1993 

2

Executive Board, 1963-1992 

3

Social Committee, 1951-1982 

4

Constitutions, 1959-1991 

5

Open Stacks, 1963-1972 

6

Open Stacks, 1986-1993 

7

Photographs, undated 

8