- Minnesota Library Association; M. Phillips, Secretary
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- 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.
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- Minnesota Historical Society
- Minutes (administrative records)