Guide to the Los Angeles School Library Association Collection, 1915-1998

Special Collections & Archives

Oviatt Library

California State University, Northridge
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Northridge, CA, 91330
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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Los Angeles School Library Association Collection
Dates: 1915-1998
Identification: URB/LASLA
Creator: Los Angeles School Library Association
Physical Description: 4.16 linear feet
Repository: Urban Archives
Abstract: The Los Angeles School Library Association (LASLA) was established in 1914 as one of the earliest professional organizations dedicated to school librarianship in the United States. Its founding members held librarian positions with the Los Angeles City School District and helped form the California School Library Association. The collection predominantly consists of meeting materials and correspondence outlining LASLA's activities from 1915-1998.

Historical Note:

The Los Angeles School Library Association (LASLA) was established in 1914 as the Association of City School Librarians. It was created by the librarians of the Los Angeles city school system, including Ella Morgan, California's first school librarian. Predating the American Library Association's School Library Section as well as the California School Library Association, LASLA has inspired the formation of other professional organizations dedicated to excellence in school librarianship.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Special Collections and Archives Staff

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research use.

Scope and Contents

The Los Angeles School Library Association Collection documents eight decades of the organization's activities beginning shortly after its inception in 1914. Primarily consisting of meeting materials and correspondence, the collection covers many topics including: membership rosters, dues, and association expenditures; social events and guest lecturers; educational requirements for Los Angeles City Schools; relations with the Los Angeles school board, superintendent, and teachers; best practices for course instruction and school library operations; and professional concerns regarding school librarian classification, certification, training, and compensation. The collection also includes bulletins and publications from affiliated professional organizations such as the American Library Association and the California Teachers Association. The collection provides unique insight into the formation of the California School Library Association (CSLA). Of particular interest is a 1915 draft of the CSLA Constitution. The collection dates from 1915-1998 and is arranged chronologically. The box list follows the original order and file naming conventions set out by the Los Angeles School Library Association.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Reports, 1915

Box 1, Folder 2

Minutes, 1919-1924

Box 1, Folder 3

Letters, 1925-1926 (June)

Box 1, Folder 4

Letters, Reports, July 1926-June 1927

Box 1, Folder 5

Committee Reports, July 1927-June 1928

Box 1, Folder 6

Letter, July 1928-June 1931

Box 1, Folder 7

Letter, Minutes, Reports, July 1931-June 1932

Box 1, Folder 8

Announcements, Letters, Minutes, July 1932-June 1933

Box 1, Folder 9

Reports, July 1932-June 1933

Box 1, Folder 10

Committee Reports, Letters, July 1933-June 1934

Box 1, Folder 11

Minutes, Reports, July 1934-June 1935

Box 1, Folder 12

Letters, Minutes, Reports, July 1935-June 1936

Box 1, Folder 13

Minutes, Thank You Cards, July 1936-June 1937

Box 1, Folder 14

Minutes, July 1937-June 1938

Box 1, Folder 15

The School Library System of Los Angeles, 1938

Box 1, Folder 16

Minutes, July 1938-June 1939

Box 1, Folder 17

Minutes, July 1939-June 1940

Box 1, Folder 18

Minutes, July 1940-June 1941

Box 2, Folder 1

Evaluation, Letters, Newsletters, Reports, July 1950-June 1951

Box 2, Folder 2

Letters, Minutes, Reports, July 1951-June 1952

Box 2, Folder 3

Announcements, Letters, Newsletters, Reports, July 1952-June 1953

Box 2, Folder 4

Minutes, July 1954-June 1955

Box 2, Folder 5

Certified Salary Survey School Year 1954-55 Part II, July 1954-June 1955

Box 2, Folder 6

Certified Salary Survey School Year 1954-55 Part II, July 1954-June 1955

Box 2, Folder 7

Announcements, Letters, Minutes, July 1955-June 1956

Box 2, Folder 8

Announcements, Letters, Minutes and Related Reports, July 1956-June 1957

Box 2, Folder 9

Letters, Minutes, Newsletters, July 1957-June 1958

Box 2, Folder 10

Announcement, Letters, Minutes and Reports, Report, July 1958-June 1959

Box 2, Folder 11

Board Actions, Interests Outside Los Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1959-1960

Box 2, Folder 12

Board Actions, Interests Outside Los Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1960-1961

Box 2, Folder 13

Board Actions, Interests Outside Los Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1961-1962

Box 2, Folder 14

Board Actions, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1962-1963

Box 3, Folder 1

Board Actions, Legal Matters, Interests Outside Los Angeles, 1963-1964

Box 3, Folder 2

Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1963-1964

Box 3, Folder 3

Board Actions, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1964-1965

Box 3, Folder 4

Board Actions, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1965-1966

Box 3, Folder 5

Board Actions (none on record), Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1966-1967

Box 3, Folder 6

Board Actions (none on record), Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1967-1968

Box 3, Folder 7

Board Actions, Interests Outside Los Angeles, Legal Matters, Membership Activities/Communications, 1968-1969

Box 3, Folder 8

Board Actions, Interests Outside Los Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, 1969-1970

Box 3, Folder 9

Official Business, 1969-1970

Box 3, Folder 10

Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business: Fine Money Issue, Official Business, 1970-1971

Box 4, Folder 1

Board Actions, Interests Outside Los Angeles, Legal Matters, 1971-1972

Box 4, Folder 2

Membership Activities/Communications, Newspaper Clippings, 1971-1972

Box 4, Folder 3

Stull Act Implementation, 1971-1972

Box 4, Folder 4

Stull Act Implementation, 1971-1972

Box 4, Folder 5

Stull Act Implementation, Summary of LASLA Action in 1971-1972-Inez Winton, President, 1971-1972

Box 4, Folder 6

Board Actions, 1972-1973

Box 4, Folder 7

Interests Outside Los Angeles, 1972-1973

Box 4, Folder 8

Legal Concerns, 1972-1973

Box 4, Folder 9

More Legal Business, 1972-1973

Box 4, Folder 10

Membership Activities/Communications, 1972-1973

Box 4, Folder 11

Official Business, 1972-1973

Box 5, Folder 1

Official Business, 1972-1973

Box 5, Folder 2

Audio-Visual Committee, The Joint Use Issue, School and Public Libraries, 1972-1973

Box 5, Folder 3

Board Actions, Interests Outside Los Angeles, Legal Concerns, 1973-1974

Box 5, Folder 4

Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1973-1974

Box 5, Folder 5

Interests Outside Los Angeles, Legal Concerns, 1974-1975

Box 5, Folder 6

Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1974-1975

Box 5, Folder 7

Board Actions, Interests Outside Los Angeles, Legal Concerns Appellate Court Decision, Legal Matters, 1975-1976

Box 5, Folder 8

Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1975-1976

Box 5, Folder 9

Interests Outside Lois Angeles, Legal Concerns, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1976-1977

Box 6, Folder 1

Board Actions, Interests Outside Lois Angeles, Legal Concerns, Membership Activities/Communications, 1977-1978

Box 6, Folder 2

Official Business, 1977-1978

Box 6, Folder 3

Legal Concerns, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1978-1979

Box 6, Folder 4

Board Actions, Interests Outside Lois Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1979-1980

Box 6, Folder 5

Legal Business, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1980-1981

Box 6, Folder 6

Board Actions,Legal Concerns, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1981-1982

Box 6, Folder 7

Board Actions, Interests Outside Lois Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, 1982-1983

Box 6, Folder 8

Official Business, 1982-1983

Box 6, Folder 9

Board Actions, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1983-1984

Box 6, Folder 10

Interests Outside Lois Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1984-1985

Box 6, Folder 11

Board Actions, Constitution/Amendment Not Presented, Interests Outside Lois Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1985-1986

Box 7, Folder 1

United Teachers Lois Angeles (UTLA) Survey of Librarians, 1985-1986

Box 7, Folder 2

Board Actions, Interests Outside Lois Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, 1986-1987

Box 7, Folder 3

Official Business, 1986-1987

Box 7, Folder 4

Board Actions, Interests Outside Lois Angeles, 1987-1988

Box 7, Folder 5

Membership Activities/Communications, 1987-1988

Box 7, Folder 6

Official Business, 1987-1988

Box 7, Folder 7

Board Actions, Interests Outside Lois Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1988-1989

Box 7, Folder 8

Board Actions, Care and Share, 1989-1990

Digital Box 10, Folder 1

LASLA Presentation to the Board of Education (video), 1990 May 14

Box 8, Folder 1

Interests Outside Lois Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, 1989-1990

Box 8, Folder 2

Official Business, 1989-1990

Box 8, Folder 3

Board Actions, Interests Outside Lois Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, 1990-1991

Box 8, Folder 4

Official Business, 1990-1991

Box 8, Folder 5

Board Actions, Interests Outside Lois Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, 1991-1992

Box 8, Folder 6

Official Business, 1991-1992

Box 8, Folder 7

Board Actions, Interests Outside Lois Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1992-1993

Box 8, Folder 8

Board Actions, Interests Outside Lois Angeles, 1993-1994

Box 8, Folder 9

Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1993-1994

Box 9, Folder 1

Board Actions, Interests Outside Lois Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1994-1995

Box 9, Folder 2

Board Actions, Interests Outside Lois Angeles, Membership Activities/Communications, 1995-1996

Box 9, Folder 3

Official Business, 1995-1996

Box 9, Folder 4

Board Actions, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1996-1997

Box 9, Folder 5

Board Actions, Membership Activities/Communications, Official Business, 1997-1998

Box 9, Folder 6

LASLA Notebook, 1998

Flat File Cabinet 1, Folder 1

Letters, Minutes, Reports, July 1951-June 1952