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Indiana State Teachers Association, School Librarians Section collection

 Collection — Folder: S1590
Identifier: S1590

Scope and Contents

This ledger book has entries written in ink at the annual meetings held in October from 1928-1939.The secretary recorded not only the business conducted but also information about the meeting place. At the first meeting in 1928, Sylvia Oakley wrote: "The Propylaeum was a charming place for the luncheon ... The food was delicious and the tables lovely with the glow of yellow candles and yellow pompoms which may have aided the mellow mood of those present. Friendly visiting and exchange of ideas was enjoyed while the luncheon was eaten." At the 1929 meeting, fifty-four librarians visited "the beautiful Charity Dye library of the new Shortridge High School." They discussed reading lists and the care of magazines. In 1932, they met at the Cropsy Auditorium of the Indianapolis Public Library. At the final meeting recorded in this bound blank book, on October 26, 1939, there were 126 librarians who paid their annual dues of 25 cents,


  • 1928-1938


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The School Librarians of the Indiana State Teacher's Association were organized at a luncheon held at the Propylaeum, on Thursday, October 18, 1928. Sylvia Oakley, pro tem secretary, took the minutes of the first meeting. They held annual meetings in October. Their last recorded meeting was October 26, 1939.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is one paginated legder book.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indiana State Teachers Association on 1944/5/8.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/3/31 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Indiana State Teachers Association, School Librarians Section collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.