Announcement and tentative program for the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) 50th Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1-3, 1942, with focus on the organization's history and plans for the future.
Hand decorated, typed notice of events of the Children and Young People's Section during the 1942 Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Conference, including planned tour of the Minneapolis Public Library, business meeting, and luncheon. Originally included with 1942 MLA Conference Announcement mailing.
Notice of proposed change to Article IV of Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Constitution from requiring MLA President and one or more members to participate on A.L.A. Council, to requiring one or more members of MLA to participate, with the associated correction to MLA by-laws. Originally included with 1942 MLA Conference Announcement mailing.
Ballot for 1942 officer election for the Minnesota Library Association (MLA), including seats for the President, First Vice-President & President Elect, Second Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer. Originally included with 1942 MLA Conference Announcement mailing.
Draft report of proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA), held October 1-3, 1942 at the Hotel Curtis, Minneapolis, MN with hand-written changes (11 pages). Includes information about speakers at the General Sessions; the annual business meeting; the Treasurer's Report; reports by the Library Planning Committee, Legislative Committee, Library Building Committee, Children's Memorial Library Committee, Victory Book Campaign, Publicity Committee, Committee on State Documents, and Nominating Committee; the annual banquet commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of MLA; and notes on section meetings of the Junior Members Roundtable, Small Public Libraries, Trustee's, Catalog, Children's and Young People's, College sections, and the Minnesota Association of Hospital and Medical Librarians. [Final report of proceedings stored separately.]
Minnesota Library Association; M. Phillips, Secretary
Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA), held October 1-3, 1942, at the Hotel Curtis, Minneapolis, MN. Group commemorated the 50th anniversary of MLA, with goal to make the next half-century of the Association's existence of even greater importance in the cultural life of the state. Speakers at the general sessions included Mr. Glen Wallace, President of the Minneapolis City Council, Mr. Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr., Chief, War Service Section, W.P.A. of Minnesota, on Information, The Strength of a Democracy (copy of speech included), Mr. Angus McQueen, a four-minute man for the American Red Cross, Dr. Ralph D. Casey, Director of the School of Journalism at the University of Minnesota (U of M), on Combatting Axis (Nazi) Propaganda, Mr. Raymond Amberg, Superintendent of the U of M Hospitals, on Patient's Libraries (copy included), Dr. Carl M. White, Librarian and Director of the Library School of the University of Illinois, on Professional Education for Librarianship (copy included). Other addresses included Alma M. Penrose, Librarian at the St. Cloud Public Library on Library Budgets (copy included), Carl Vitz, Librarian at the Minneapolis Public Library on Public Library Finance, The Trustee's Part (copy included), Frances N. Klune of the Chisholm Public Library on The Relationship Between Librarian and the Board of Trustees (copy included). Annual business meeting summary includes report of 1941-42 Executive Board Meetings, Treasurer's Report, and committee reports for Planning Committee, Sub-Committee on Standards for Minnesota Libraries, Sub-Committee on Post-War Planning for Minnesota Libraries, Legislative Committee, Library Building Committee, Children's Memorial Library Committee, Victory Book Campaign, Publicity Committee, Committee on State Documents with petition urging Commissioner of Administration to resume publishing Check List, and Nominating Committee with nominations for MLA Officers. Money usually spent for annual convention reception and dance instead used to buy a war bond. The closing banquet, presided over by Mr. Frank K. Walter, Librarian of the U of M, included address by Dean Theodore Blegen of the Graduate School of the U of M on the history of reading and the library movement in Minnesota, reminiscences by Miss Clara F. Baldwin and Miss Gratia A. Countryman, and a letter from H.W. Wilson, an early MLA member. Minutes of meetings for Small Public Libraries Section, Trustees Section, Catalog Section, Children's and Young Peoples Section, College Section, and Minnesota Association of Hospital and Medical Libraries also included.
Program for the 50th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) held at the Hotel Nicollet in Minneapolis, MN, October 1 - 3, 1942. Includes lists of MLA Officers, MLA Sections with name of Chairmen, MLA Committees with name of Chairmen, the program of events for each day of the conference, and exhibitors. Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr., Chief, War Service Section, W.P.A. of Minnesota, was the featured speaker at the first general session.
1942 Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Conference postal card to be completed and returned indicating member's intention to attend the daily breakfasts, luncheons, and banquet planned during the event. Originally included with 1942 MLA Conference Announcement mailing.