Pacific Northwest Library Association Photograph Collection, 1919-1949  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Pacific Northwest Library Association
Pacific Northwest Library Association Photograph Collection
1919-1949 (inclusive)
4 photographic prints (4 folders)
Collection Number
Photographs of Pacific Northwest Library Association meetings, 1919-1949
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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The collection is open to the public.

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) was founded in 1909 during a three day conference at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle. The original members included librarians from Washington and Oregon, as well as the Provincial Librarian of British Columbia, but the membership grew to include librarians from Idaho, Montana and Utah. The PNLA affiliated with the American Library Association (ALA) in 1914. Among the achievements of the PNLA was the creation of the Subscription Books Bulletinin 1917, which eventually merged with another publication to become the ALA's Booklist. Although experiencing restructuring through the years, the PNLA celebrated its centennial in 2009 and remains the only regional library association to incorporate an international border.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of Pacific Northwest Library Association meetings, 1919-1949.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
mapcase item
M270 1  Pacific Northwest Library Association meeting, Vancouver, B.C.
A list of names of some individuals in the photograph is included with the photo.
August 28-30, 1919
OS2 2  Pacific Northwest Library Association 15th Annual Conference, Victoria B.C. August 25-27, 1924
M270 3  Pacific Northwest Library Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon
B.L. Aldrich, Portland, Oregon (photographer)
August 29-31, 1935
M70 4  Pacific Northwest Library Association, 40th Anniversary, Vancouver B.C.
M.L. Hawksley, A.1. Commercial Photo Service, Vancouver, B.C. (photographer)
August 25, 1949

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Librarians--Northwest, Pacific--Photographs
  • Library science--Societies, etc
  • Professional associations--Northwest, Pacific
  • Corporate Names :
  • Pacific Northwest Library Association
  • Geographical Names :
  • Northwest, Pacific--Societies, etc