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Title:LSA, The Federal Government, And The Profession
Author(s):Krettek, Germaine
Subject(s):Libraries and state --United States
Abstract:Preparing this paper has been a delightful task but also a frustrating experience. In reading background material on federal aid for libraries, in talking to Ralph Dunbar and Paul Howard, who were deeply involved in all stages of the events leading up to the LSA, I've unearthed so much fascinating material that I could write a book. This is the pleasant part. I'm sorry I couldn't talk to Marjorie Malmberg and Julia Bennett Armistead also since they, too, played important roles and deserve much of the credit for the success that finally came. But it is impossible to mention all who shared in this achievement. Hundreds helped in their own particular way. Many who helped are here. The difficulty confronting me is that I have only a few minutes in which to cover the development of federal legislation, the work of the Washington Office, and the outlook for the future. However, many of you here took an active part in the early struggles and are familiar with much of the history leading up to the LSA. Furthermore someone has already written a book and I hope all of you have read it--Hawthorne Daniel's Public Libraries for Everyone. But even so, some of the early history of library legislation needs to be told here in order to place developments in proper perspective. My task then will be to consider the development of legislation which eventually became the Library Services Act and to try to assess the factors 'which brought success in 1956 and again in I960 when the Act was extended, as well as the implications of such factors for future library legislation.
Issue Date:1961
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In D.E. Strout (ed). 1961. The impact of the Library services act : progress and potential : papers presented at an institute conducted jointly by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science and the Library Services Branch, U.S. Office of Education. Urbana, IL: Graduate School of Library Science: 17-29.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (8th : 1961)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1959.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-16

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