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Washington State University Library Staff Association Records, 1946-1979
Overview of the Collection
- Washington State University. Library Staff Association.
- Washington State University Library Staff Association Records
- 1946-1979 (inclusive)19461979
- 2 Linear feet of shelf space, (2 Boxes)
- Collection Number
- Archives 108 (collection)
- Consists of annual reports, correspondence, executive board and general meeting minutes, committee reports, officer reports, and financial records of the Washington State University Library Staff Association from 1946-1979.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
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".
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Consists of annual reports, correspondence, executive board and general meeting minutes, committee reports, officer reports, and financial records of the Washington State University Library Staff Association from 1946-1979.
Series I 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.
Series II consists of bank statements, invoices, receipts, cancelled checks, and savings books. These financial records date from 1954 through 1967, but bulk largest in the 1960s.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Washington State University Library Staff Association Records, 1946-1979 (Archives 108)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Organized in two series: Series I arranged alphabetically by subject; Series II arranged chronologically by earliest material in each folder.
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.
This collection was processed in March 1983 by M. Dean Pittenger.
Washington State University Library Staff Association Records, 1951-1993 (Archives 268)
Numerous other collections from the WSU Libraries can be found in the Archives as well.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series 1: General Records , 1946-1979Return to Top
Executive Board Meetings
Furnishings and Maintenance Committee
Higher Education Personnel Board
Library Environment Committee
Memoranda and other papers
Series 2: Financial Records , 1954-1967Return to Top
Bank statements, savings books, etc.
Paid bills and bank statements
Cash and checking accounts, bills paid, Oct. 1957-Oct. 1958 180
Ledgers and receipts
Bank statements and savings books
Paid invoices, May 1963-May 1964 250
Bank records, bills, ledgers, and receipts
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Washington State University. -- Library Staff Association -- Records and correspondence.