012/07. Georgia Library Commission
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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The duties of the Georgia Library Commission included dispensing aid and advice to all communities wishing to establish a library and conducting a system of circulating libraries known as traveling libraries. The published reports of the Commission contain the following information in prose form: (1) number of persons supplied with reading matter (2) number of traveling libraries and books in circulation in them (3) number of individual loans of books on special subjects and (4) number of...
Dates: Created: 1920-1930
Scope and Contents This series contains a portion of the newsletters mimeographed by the office of the secretary of the Georgia Library Commission. The chief audience of these serial publications consisted of the various local librarians in the state. Beginning as a series of circular letters addressed to these ladies, the format gradually changed to that of a newsletter similar to others distributed by other state agencies. Amongst the subjects addressed in these newsletters might be: (1) outstanding dates...
Dates: Created: 1927-1941
Scope and Contents This series contains ten audio tapes recorded in an effort to document the history of the public and school library movement in Georgia, at least in the reminiscences of pioneers in the field still living in 1974 when the tapes were made. The librarians interviewed were selected in an effort to gain an insight into a cross section of the field, ranging from a specialized college library such as that at Georgia Institute of Technology to the recollections of an African American college...
Dates: Created: 1974
Scope and Contents This series contains various statistical survey materials collected primarily by Works Projects Administration (WPA) operatives in the State of Georgia. The practice of keeping these statistics apparently grew out of the increasingly important financial role played by the WPA and later other Federal aid programs. Although the forms in this series vary in format, the overall aim of all of them was to gather data on the local communities so as to assess financial needs of the libraries. The...
Dates: Created: 1938-1955
Scope and Contents This series contains the summary‑type minutes of the annual and occasional called meetings of the Georgia Library Commission. A typical meeting's minutes might contain a list of the members present without, unfortunately, identifying them fully and a brief listing of the items of business addressed including elections of officers, policy changes, tendering thanks to the State Librarian and others for services rendered and proposed legislation favorable to the Library Service. Virtually...
Dates: Created: 1920-1967
Scope and Contents This series contains newspaper clipping scrapbooks and some loose clippings documenting both the work of the Georgia Library Service and the progress enjoyed by the local public libraries throughout the State of Georgia. Unfortunately for the researcher, the format of the scrapbooks as well as their arrangement has changed There are two basic formats employed, the geographical being the most widespread. During the earlier years, however, a subject approach was used. This format was also...
Dates: Created: 1920-1962
Scope and Contents This series contains: (1) correspondence (2) maps (3) Works Projects Administration training materials (4) supervisor's and annual reports (5) itineraries (6) narrative reports submitted by traveling library consultants (7) reference materials (8) requests for state aid for libraries (9) library statistics As the series title indicates, most of the files were created by the secretary of the Georgia Library Commission, but there are files in the series postdating the existence of that...
Dates: Created: 1936-1962