LACUNY Archives Finding Aid

The Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY) collection 2014.01 (PDF version) Table of Contents
Summary Information
Historical note
Scope and Contents note
Arrangement note
Administrative Information
Controlled Access Headings
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note
Collection Inventory
Series I: Administrative files
Series II: Elections
Series III: Committee Files
Series IV: Institute Files
Series V: Events and Publicity
Series VI: Governance
Series VII: Office of the Treasurer
Series VIII: Office of the President
Series IX: Publications
Series X: Improving the Status of Librarians
Series XI: Audio-visual
Series XII: Objects

Summary Information

Repository
City College of New York, Division of Archives and Special Collections, The Morris Raphael Cohen Library
Creator
City University of New York. Library Association.
Title
The Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY) records
ID
2014.01
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1960-1990
Date [inclusive]
1939-2014
Extent
26.0 Linear feet ; 60 boxes
Location note
Archives and Special Collections at the Morris Raphael Cohen Library North Academic Center (NAC) Room 5/301. New York, NY 10031.
Language
English
Language of Materials note
Materials entirely in English.
Abstract
Founded in 1939, the Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY) was organized to encourage cooperation among the libraries of the City University of New York, the stimulation of professional growth of the librarians on their respective staffs, and the promotion of the professional interests of the members of the association. The LACUNY records contain comprehensive documentation of the organization’s history, activities, publications, and research efforts. The materials date from 1939-2014, with the bulk of the records from the 1960s to 1990s. Materials are largely in paper format, comprising correspondence, memos, reports, financial records, constitutions and bylaws, various publications including newsletters, directories, and journals, marketing and promotional materials, clippings, committee files, presidential records, white papers, extensive meeting files which typically include agendas, minutes, and sign-in sheets, and other related printed matter. The records also include non-paper materials such as photographs, color transparencies, VHS tapes, audio cassette tapes, open reel tapes, floppy disks, a banner, a flag, and a laptop. The collection features extensive records on multiple aspects of the organization: records produced by LACUNY committees, round tables, and ad-hoc committees (Series III.), records on LACUNY Institutes (Series IV.), Executive Council minutes from 1939-2013 (Series VI. Subseries C.), extensive documentation on the matter of ‘Improving the Status of Librarians’ from the 1950s-1960s (Series X.), financial records from the 1970s-1980s (Series VII.), presidential papers from 1948-1996 (Series VIII.), and fairly complete runs of LACUNY’s numerous publications: Directory, 1939-2007, News From CUNY Libraries newsletter, 1972-2000, Urban Academic Librarian journal, 1981-2001 (Series IX.). Overall, the LACUNY Records provide a unique perspective on the organization’s history, activities, development, and growth in membership throughout the mid to late 20th century.

Preferred Citation note

Courtesy of the Division of Archives and Special Collections, The Morris Raphael Cohen Library, The City College of New York, CUNY.

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Historical note

The Library Association of the City Colleges of New York (LACCNY) was established by representatives from four colleges of the City Colleges of New York on March 17, 1939—Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, and Queens College. The members of LACUNY were part of a system that comprised of a network of public colleges in the City of New York. In the organization’s earliest years it was primarily concerned with preventing the CUNY librarians from being incorporated in to the Civil Service titles and to correct the salary inequalities suffered by librarians, particularly those in the rank of Library Assistant. In 1961, with the creation of the City University of New York, librarians from both senior and community college units have been members of LACUNY since that date. Effective November 1, 1965 the old library titles and ranks of librarians, associate librarians, assistant librarian, and assistant to librarian were abolished in the by-laws of the Board of Higher Education and librarians were transferred to faculty titles and salary ranks. From its inception, the Association was interested in advancing the professional concerns and growth of the membership, in addition to the continuing struggle which it had to wage over bread and butter issues. In 1956, the Association sponsored its first “Institute” on the topic of the Subject Division of College Library. Institutes have been held almost annually since 1968 and have come to attract a large audience from libraries in the metropolitan area. Seminars and workshops on topics of concern to LACUNY members are also held several times throughout the year. LACUNY also publishes the Urban Library Journal, an open access, refereed journal of research and discussion dealing with all aspects of urban libraries and librarianship; the News from CUNY Libraries newsletter that provides updates on the activities and developments of CUNY libraries and librarians. LACUNY’s Mission Statement: LACUNY is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes, including without limitation, the encouragement of cooperation among the libraries of the City University of New York, the stimulation of professional growth of the librarians on their respective staffs, and the promotion of the professional interests of the members of the association. A list of past and present presidents can be found here. To view the LACUNY Constitution, click here. And to view the bylaws, click here.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY) contain comprehensive documentation of the organization’s history, activities, publications, and research efforts among the librarians at all units of the City University of New York (CUNY). The materials date from 1939-2014, with the bulk of the records from the 1960s to 1990s. Materials are largely in paper format, comprising correspondence, memos, reports, financial records, constitutions and bylaws, various publications including newsletters, directories, and journals, marketing materials such as brochures and fliers, clippings, press releases, committee files, presidential records, white papers, meeting files which typically include agendas, minutes, and sign-in sheets, conference and seminar material with extensive documentation of the LACUNY Institutes, and other related printed matter. The records also include non-paper materials such as photographs, color transparencies, VHS tapes, audio cassette tapes, open reel tapes, floppy disks, a banner, a flag, and a laptop. Photographic materials include both black and white and color prints in various sizes. The collection features extensive records produced by the numerous LACUNY committees, round tables, and ad-hoc committees (Series III.), records on LACUNY Institutes which were annual seminars sponsored to address topics of concern to LACUNY members (Series IV.), the activities of the Executive Council from 1939-2013 (Series VI. Subseries C.), records on the matter of ‘Improving the Status of Librarians’ in the CUNY library system throughout the mid 20th century (Series X.), presidential papers from 1948-1996 (Series VIII.), and fairly complete runs of LACUNY’s numerous publications: Directory, 1939-2007, News From CUNY Libraries newsletter, 1972-2000, Urban Academic Librarian journal, 1981-2001 (Series IX.). The LACUNY Records provide a unique perspective on the organization’s history, activities, development, and growth in membership throughout the mid to late 20th century. Series I. Administrative Files This series is arranged alphabetically and features records that document the general activities, developments, and operations of the organization from 1940-2009. The bulk of the series are extensive files on general meeting minutes which typically include agendas, correspondence, and other handouts. General meetings were also used as new membership meetings. The series also includes correspondence files which have retained their original titles and are primarily from the 1940s-1970s, arranged chronologically. Topics and subject covered in the correspondence largely about upcoming meetings, events, and updates regarding various LACUNY initiatives. Other materials include Board of Trustees proceedings, member/delegate lists, some strategic planning papers, resolutions, and LACUNY stationary, and records on various initiatives and enterprises developed by LACUNY such as grants, scholarships, and self-study project. Series II. Elections This series is arranged alphabetically and primarily documents LACUNY elections during the 1970s. Since the LACUNY bylaws state that election materials are to be retained for a minimum of two years in case an election required a recount, a large portion of the records in this series were weeded out, specifically voting ballots between 1976 and 2009. The collection did not include comprehensive ballots for every election period. The remaining files represent records that provide candidate biographies, correspondence to remind members to vote or nominate candidates, final voting counts, election results, and proposed changes to the Constitution in 1974. Series III. Committee Files This series is arranged alphabetically and consists of files produced by the numerous LACUNY Committees between 1951 and 2006. For simplicity, committees, roundtables and ad-hoc committees were not separated and simply arranged all together. LACUNY formed various committees to respond to the new technology and new challenges in libraries during the mid to late 20th century. These committees allowed librarians to focus on specific aspects and issues of librarianship of their liking. Materials in the files typically consist of correspondence, reports, memos, notes, and related materials. Files produced by the Budget Committee, Committee on Committees, Contracts Committee, Cooperation and Coordination Committee, and Publications Committee are well documented. Series IV: Institute Files This series is arranged chronologically and provides evidence to nearly every Institute organized and sponsored by LACUNY from the first one in 1956 through 2014. Please note that Series XI. also contains photographs, audiocassettes, audiotapes, and videotapes from various LACUNY Institutes. The series does not include records from Institutes held in the years 1978, 1997-1999 and 2006-2011. The Institutes between 1968 and 1987 are well documented and consists of correspondence, planning records, proceedings, bibliographies, programs, brochures, and logistical information. Most Institute files typically include the bibliography and brochures. Series V: Events and Publicity This series is arranged in 5 subseries alphabetically: 50th Anniversary, 75th Anniversary, Brochures and Fliers, Clippings, and LACUNY Achievement Award. The first subseries provides detailed information on the development and planning of the LACUNY 50th Anniversary event in 1989. The second subseries includes the program to the 75th Anniversary event. The third subseries is arranged chronologically and include programs, brochures, invitations, fliers, and handouts to various seminars, workshops, presentations, and lectures hosted by LACUNY as well as events the Association was invited to attend. The Clippings subseries consists of newspaper clippings to various subjects and topics gathered by LACUNY members. Series VI: Governance This series is arranged in 3 subseries alphabetically: Constitution and Bylaws, Council of Chief Librarians, and Executive Council. The first subseries is arranged chronologically and contains the organization’s constitution and bylaws from 1949-1998. Materials specifically include the final copies, proposed revisions, and revised/updated copies of the constitution and bylaws. The Council of Chief Librarians subseries largely consists of meeting minutes and correspondence which document the council’s activities and policies from the 1960s-2000s. There are smaller records from various committees and on the reclassification questionnaire in 1985-1986. The Executive Council subseries feature substantial records on their activities from 1939-2013 in the form of meeting minutes (4 document boxes). These files are arranged chronologically and often have duplicate materials and typically include agendas, sign-in sheets, Treasurer’s Reports, and other materials related to the meeting. Also included are correspondence from 1988-1993 and sign in sheets from 2009-2012. These records are most likely duplicates and can be found in the meeting minutes files as well. The file titled “Bound file” are largely meeting minutes and correspondence of the Executive Council from 1994-1996 that was found in a binder. Series VII: Office of the Treasurer This series is arranged alphabetically and consists of files that document the financial records and transactions of the organization from the 1960s-2000s, but the bulk of the records are from the 1970s to 1980s. Materials include cancelled checks, bank statements, checkbooks, budget requests, budget reports, Treasurers’ Reports which are often found with Executive Council minutes, deposit slips, expenditures, invoices, and membership dues files. There are six folders titled ‘Treasurer's Office - General files’ that were originally found in a box with no meaningful arrangement or title and were simply arranged chronologically. After reviewing the files, the archivist believes the records contain similar types of records as the other files in the series; correspondences, Treasurers’ Report, invoices, and expenses. Please note that some files may be restricted if they contain sensitive information. Files on membership dues are well documented and include correspondence indicating dues have been received or need to be paid, detailed lists of members that paid, annual dues reports, and other related materials. Series VIII: Office of the President This series is arranged in 2 subseries by type; President Papers, President Publications. The first subseries is arranged chronologically and documents nearly every LACUNY president from 1946 to 1996. Materials in each president file primarily comprise of correspondence, reports, memos, and notes. Presidents Charles Pappalardo (1955-1958), Betty-Carol Sellen (1969-1971), Tommy Atkins (1971-1972), and William J. Myrick (1974-1975) are well documented. The second subseries includes the official newsletters, reports, and memos that the President disseminated to members regarding news, actions, and other developments with LACUNY. Also included are blank certificates of appreciation from 1971. Series IX: Publications This series is arranged alphabetically and largely comprise of publications by LACUNY: Directory 1939-2000s (6 boxes), LACUNY Journal (2 boxes), News from CUNY Libraries 1970s-2000s (2 boxes), Occasional Papers #1-5, #7-8, and Urban Academic Journal 1980s-2000s (2 boxes). Many of these publications are fairly complete runs and the standard was to keep 3 copies of each issue. Series also includes a small number of publications produced by member libraries or simply received by members. These files typically only have 1-3 issues per file. Series X: Improving the Status of Librarians This series is arranged alphabetically. The records feature comprehensive documentation of LACUNY’s efforts to oppose the Board of Higher Education of the City of New York’s suggestion to restructure the system of municipal higher education which negatively impacted the status of librarians. Materials include extensive correspondences which are found in most files, legal proceedings against the Board of Higher Education, files on the Legislative Conference—LACUNY’s collective bargaining agent, and a number of reports and research files. The 17 folders titled “Research Analysis and Notes” make up the bulk of the series. These files originally did not have any titles and were simply arranged chronologically. After reviewing the materials, the archivist believed these were simply research materials and documentation related to LACUNY’s goal of receiving the rank of teaching faculty of public colleges to librarians. Materials in these files are primarily correspondence, memos, reports, notes, and related materials. The files are arranged by two year intervals which may prove useful to those researching specific time periods. Series XI: Audio-visual materials This series is arranged in 5 subseries alphabetically by format: Audiotapes, Audiocassettes, Photographs, Transparencies, and Videotapes. Audiocassettes, open reel tapes, and videotapes are largely from various LACUNY Institutes and workshops. Photographs include: two 5x7” black and white photographs of Helga Feder, LACUNY president, from 1982; nine 3 ½x5” color photographs from a September 1988 LACUNY Executive Council Meeting; six 5x7” and thirty-six 8x10” black and white photographs from the 1970 LACUNY Institute; eighteen 5x7” black and white photographs from the 1979 Institute; one 5x7” black and white photograph of M. Getford. There are 23 Kodachrome color transparencies from a LACUNY meeting held on May 27 1970. Series XII: Objects This series is arranged alphabetically. The series includes one LACUNY banner, one LACUNY flag, and one Dell laptop with accompanying power cord, software CDs, sales receipt, and USB microphone. Laptop was donated to the archives; however, contents within the machine are unknown. The flag measures 30x22” and is white and blue with gold fringe at the top and bottom. The flag reads “LACUNY Library Association of the City University of New York Founded in 1939” on front. The banner measures 47x47” and is white and blue with an orange border. The banner reads “LACUNY Library Association of the City University of New York” on the front.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in 12 series, four of which have been further arranged in subseries, reflecting content and organizational structure. The filing system for the LACUNY records has been kept largely in its original form. That is, original folders and their titles have been retained where possible. The processor devised the basic arrangement for the collection and, where necessary, reorganized the records within the various series or subseries. Series I. Administrative files Series II. Elections Series III. Committee Files Series IV. Institute Files Series V. Events and Publicity
Subseries A. 50th Anniversary
Subseries B. Brochures and fliers
Subseries C. Clippings
Subseries D. LACUNY Achievement Awards
Series VI. Governance
Subseries A. Constitution and Bylaws
Subseries B. Council of Chief Librarians
Subseries C. Executive Council
Series VII. Office of the Treasurer Series VIII. Office of the President
Subseries A. President Papers
Subseries B. President Publications
Series IX. Publications Series X. Improving the Status of Librarians Series XI. Audio-visual materials
Subseries A. Audiocassettes
Subseries B. Audiotapes (Open reel)
Subseries C. Photographs
Subseries D. Transparencies
Subseries E. Videotapes (VHS)
Series XII. Objects

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

City College of New York, Division of Archives and Special Collections, The Morris Raphael Cohen Library June 2014

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research. Some files are restricted such as the scholarship files which contain student academic records that are restricted in accordance with university policy and applicable law. Restrictions, where applicable, are noted at the series, subseries, or file levels. Files flagged as restricted are subject to review by Special Collections staff before being made available for research. As researchers request materials, a review of the documents may take place. Staff will remove any documents that contain sensitive information.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to quote from this collection in a publication must be requested and granted in writing. Send permission requests, citing the name of the collection from which you wish to quote to: Chief, Division of Archives and Special Collections, Morris R. Cohen Library, Room 5/301 North Academic Center, City College of New York, 160 Covent Avenue, New York, NY 10031. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

There was no formal acquisition of the materials for this collection. The collection is artificially created. Materials were donated by different LACUNY members, delegates, and officials at different times since the 1970s. The Acquisition sources and dates of the materials have not been recorded. Therefore, the original order and provenance of the materials have been abandoned.

Processing Information note

In 1979, Barbara Dunlap, the “LACUNY Archivist”, created the first inventory for the LACUNY collection, with continual revisions to update new accruals in 1986, 1994, and 1998. There have been no updates or revisions to the inventory since Dunlap’s retirement in January 1999. Hoang Tran was hired in June of 2014 to process new accruals donated to the LACUNY archives. Substantial portions of the collection were reorganized into a more coherent arrangement, and new series were created to bring similar material together. In addition, Tran created a DACS compliant finding aid to supersede the old inventory document. The finding aid will provide contextual information about the subjects covered in the collection and a much more detailed inventory to help researchers locate relevant materials efficiently.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • City University of New York. University Libraries.

Genre(s)

  • bibliography
  • correspondence
  • minutes

Geographic Name(s)

  • New York (N.Y.)

Subject(s)

  • Academic librarians
  • Academic librarians--Faculty status

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

A large portion of the paper records in the collection are in fair condition. The most pressing issue comes from the fact that the previous archivist/processor of the collection left many boxes partially empty. As a result, many folders and papers were sagging for an unknown duration which has caused the papers to bend. Some boxes were also overstuffed which caused archival boxes to bulge and tear. In June 2014, the entire collection has been reprocessed with an emphasis on promoting basic preservation standards by Hoang Tran. Many boxes include rolled up acid-free folders used as spacers in an attempt to fix/ameliorate paper records that were bent. Some records in Series XI: Audio-visual materials may require special hardware or software to view or access the material such as cassette players, open reel tape players, video cassette players (VCR), and hard disk drives. Please note that the archivist has not reviewed these materials. It has not been determined if the information is still accessible.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Administrative files

Aleph 500/Ex Libris System 1999-2000  
Box Folder
Text 1 1-2
 
Board of Trustees of CUNY Proceedings 2004  
Box Folder
Text 1 3
 
Certification ID Cards undated  
Box Folder
Text 4 6
 
Correspondence: LACUNY Members 1960s-1990s  
Box Folder
Text 1 4
 
Correspondence: Librarians and Librarian's Council 1940-1957  
Box Folder
Text 1 5
 
Correspondence: Professor B. Kreissman 1962-1974  
Box Folder
Text 1 6
 
Correspondence: Secretary 1941-1960  
Box Folder
Text 1 7
 
Correspondence: General 1950s-1970s  
Box Folder
Text 2 1
 
CUNY Grants and Archives Initiatives 2005  
Box Folder
Text 2 2
 
Executive Management Team: Strategic Planning 1998-1999  
Box Folder
Text 2 3
 
Faculty Conference on University Senate 1969  
Box Folder
Text 2 4
 
General Meeting Minutes 1940s-2000  
Box Folder
Text 2 5-8
Box Folder
Text 3 1-5
 
Grapevine Hotline 1985-1986  
Box Folder
Text 3 6
 
Harlem Partnership Center/Empowerment Zone 1997  
Box Folder
Text 3 7
 
LACUNY BMCC Situation 2002  
Box Folder
Text 3 8
 
LACUNY Scholarship 2009  
Box Folder
Text 3 9
 
Master Plan for CUNY Libraries 1968-1969  
Box Folder
Text 3 10
 
Member Research: Sydney Van Nort City College of New York 1990s-2000s  
Box Folder
Text 4 1
 
Membership/Delegate lists 1993-2004  
Box Folder
Text 4 2
 
Presentation - LACUNY origins/history by LaRoi Lawton undated  
Box Folder
Text 4 18
 
Resolutions 1964, 1970s, 1990s  
Box Folder
Text 4 3
 
Robert's Rules - Governance procedures 2009  
Box Folder
Text 4 4
 
Self-Study Project 1972  
Box Folder
Text 4 5
 
Stationary (blank) undated  
Box Folder
Text 4 7-8
 
Misc - Postcard Lehman College Library undated  
Box Folder
Text 4 9
 

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Series II: Elections

Candidate biographies and nomination correspondence 1967-1975  
Box Folder
Text 4 10
 
Delegates and Alternates 1970s  
Box Folder
Text 4 11
 
Procedures and election results 1976-1977, 1986-1987, 1989, 1993-1994, 2000s  
Box Folder
Text 4 12-16
 
Proposed changes to Constitution for New Ballot 1974  
Box Folder
Text 4 17
 

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Series III: Committee Files

Academic Status Committee 1990  
Box Folder
Text 5 1
 
Affiliations with Labor Organizations Committee 1956  
Box Folder
Text 5 2
 
ALA Conferences Committee 1974  
Box Folder
Text 5 3
 
Archivists Roundtable 1989-2005  
Box Folder
Text 5 4
 
Budget Committee 1970s-1980s  
Box Folder
Text 5 5-6
 
Cataloging Roundtable 1979-1989  
Box Folder
Text 5 7
 
Circulation Committee 1989-1990, 2006  
Box Folder
Text 5 8
 
Committee on Committees: Information Packet 1985-1991  
Box Folder
Text 5 9-13
 
Committee on Committees 1970-1997  
Box Folder
Text 5 14-16
 
Continuing Education Committee 1994  
Box Folder
Text 6 1
 
Contracts Committee 1970-1971  
Box Folder
Text 6 2
 
Contracts Committee - Membership Questionnaire 1971 February  
Box Folder
Text 6 3-4
 
Cooperation and Coordination Committee 1970s-1980s  
Box Folder
Text 6 5-7
 
CUNY Serials Librarians Committee 1991-1992  
Box Folder
Text 6 8
 
Directory Committee 1971-1974  
Box Folder
Text 7 1
 
Educational Technology Committee 1973  
Box Folder
Text 7 2
 
Effects of Financial Crisis Committee 1975-1976  
Box Folder
Text 7 3
 
Electronic Information Services Committee 1990-1995  
Box Folder
Text 7 4
 
Grants Committee 1976-1996  
Box Folder
Text 7 5
 
Group Flight Committee 1971  
Box Folder
Text 7 6
 
Information Resources Instruction Committee 1996-1998  
Box Folder
Text 7 7
 
ILL Roundtable 1989, 2006  
Box Folder
Text 7 8
 
LACUNY Committee on Upgrading 1971  
Box Folder
Text 7 9
 
LACUNY Institute Planning Committee 2003  
Box Folder
Text 7 10
 
Legislation Committee 1956-1980  
Box Folder
Text 7 11
 
Legislative Action Committee 1996-1998  
Box Folder
Text 7 12
 
Library Instruction Committee 1979-1989  
Box Folder
Text 7 13
 
Libraries Response to Campus Disorder Committee 1970  
Box Folder
Text 7 14
 
Nominations Committee 1950s-1980s  
Box Folder
Text 7 15
 
Online Services Committee 1988-1989  
Box Folder
Text 7 16
 
Professional Status Committee 1960s-1980s  
Box Folder
Text 7 17
 
Professional Development Committee 2004  
Box Folder
Text 7 18
 
Professional Excellence Committee 1970s  
Box Folder
Text 8 1
 
Program Committee 1970s-1980s  
Box Folder
Text 8 2
 
Publications Committee 1980-1996  
Box Folder
Text 8 3-5
Box Folder
Text 9 1
 
Publications Committee - LACUNY Journal Submission 1973  
Box Folder
Text 8 6
 
Publications Committee - Budget and Financial Transactions 1981-1988  
Box Folder
Text 9 2
 
Publications Committee - Correspondence 1986-1988  
Box Folder
Text 9 3
 
Publications Committee - Correspondence on LACUNY Directory 2001-2002  
Box Folder
Text 9 4
 
Publications Committee - Minutes and Samples 1975  
Box Folder
Text 9 5
 
Publications Committee - Master Plan for Urban Academic Librarian 1988  
Box Folder
Text 9 6
 
Publications Committee - Urban Academic Librarian 1982-1989  
Box Folder
Text 9 7
 
Reference Resources Committee 1970-1978  
Box Folder
Text 10 1
 
Research and Development Committee 1978-1979  
Box Folder
Text 10 2
 
Review Committee 1995  
Box Folder
Text 10 3
 
Seminars Committee 1971-1982  
Box Folder
Text 10 4
 
Special Resources Committee 1951, 1956  
Box Folder
Text 10 5
 
Tenure Law Committee 1969  
Box Folder
Text 10 6
 
University Library and Educational Technology Task Force 1996-1997  
Box Folder
Text 10 7
 
LACUNY Officers, Delegates, Committees, and Roundtables list 1985, 1992, 1997  
Box Folder
Text 10 8
 
Correspondence: General 1950s-2000s  
Box Folder
Text 10 9-10
 
Correspondence - Sydney Van Nort (secretary) 2003-2006  
Box Folder
Text 11 1-6
 

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Series IV: Institute Files

The Subject Division College Library 1956  
Box Folder
Text 12 1
 
The Educational Role of the Library 1957  
Box Folder
Text 12 2
 
Area Studies and the College Library 1960  
Box Folder
Text 12 3
 
Latin American Studies and the American College Library 1963  
Box Folder
Text 12 4
 
Reference Services for Foreign Area Studies 1964  
Box Folder
Text 12 5
 
New Directions for CUNY Librarians 1968  
Box Folder
Text 12 6-8
 
A New College Student 1969  
Box Folder
Text 13 1-2
Box Folder
Text 12 9
 
Libraries for the 70's 1970  
Box Folder
Text 13 3-7
 
The Academic Librarian 1971  
Box Folder
Text 14 1-3
Box Folder
Text 13 8
 
Management, Instruction, and Technology in the Academic Library 1972  
Box Folder
Text 14 4-7
 
Media Integration in Academic Libraries 1973  
Box Folder
Text 14 8
 
Publishing: Alternatives and Economics 1974  
Box Folder
Text 14 9
Box Folder
Text 15 1-2
 
The Library as Consumer 1975  
Box Folder
Text 15 3-6
 
New Realities in Librarianship 1976  
Box Folder
Text 3 7-8
 
Libraries and Librarians: The Next Generation 1977  
Box Folder
Text 15 9-10
 
The Information Industry and the Library: Competition of Cooperation 1979  
Box Folder
Text 15 11
Box Folder
Text 16 1-12
 
Libraries and Librarians in the 80's: Challenge and Change 1980  
Box Folder
Text 16 15
 
Managing to Survive/Succeed 1981  
Box Folder
Text 16 16
 
Not held - Committee on Committees Questionnaire and Report 1982  
Box Folder
Text 16 17
 
Partners in Education: New Roles for the Academic Librarian 1983  
Box Folder
Text 16 18
 
The Beautiful and the Practical 1985  
Box Folder
Text 17 1
 
Shrinking World, Exploding Information: Library Interior Design for Effective Service 1986  
Box Folder
Text 17 2-3
 
Access or Censorship?: Libraries and Pornography 1987  
Box Folder
Text 18 1
Box Folder
Text 17 4-11
 
International Students and the Library 1988  
Box Folder
Text 18 2
 
Future Librarianship: Technology and the Profession 1989  
Box Folder
Text 18 3
 
Instructional Perspectives 1990  
Box Folder
Text 18 4
 
Collection Development: Survival Tactics in an Age of Less 1991  
Box Folder
Text 18 5
 
Merging Technologies and Instruction 1992  
Box Folder
Text 18 6
 
Visions and Values: Crosscurrents in Academic Librarianship 1993  
Box Folder
Text 18 7
 
Future Shock: The Impact of Technologies on Library Information Services 1994  
Box Folder
Text 18 8
 
Electronic Resource Sharing: An Overview with Hands-On Experience 1995  
Box Folder
Text 18 9
 
The Professional Status of Librarians in a Rapidly Changing World 1996  
Box Folder
Text 18 10
 
Information Literacy: Laying the Foundations 2000  
Box Folder
Text 18 11
 
Information Literacy: Reaching Diverse Populations 2001  
Box Folder
Text 18 12
 
The New Library: Challenges and Opportunities 2003  
Box Folder
Text 18 13
 
The Teaching Library: Issues and Roadmaps 2004  
Box Folder
Text 18 14
 
Scholarly Publishing and Open Access: Payers and Players 2005  
Box Folder
Text 18 15
 
Library Technology and the Future of Libraries 2012  
Box Folder
Text 18 16
 
Libraries, Information, and the Right to the City 2013  
Box Folder
Text 18 17
 
Information Literacy to Empower: Theory and Practice 2014  
Box Folder
Text 18 18
 

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Series V: Events and Publicity

Subseries A. 50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary Committee 1989  
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Text 19 1
 
Financials 1989  
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Text 19 2
 
Guestbook with signatures 1989  
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Text 19 3
 
Invitations 1989  
Box Folder
Text 19 4
 
Logistic information 1989  
Box Folder
Text 19 5
 
Note Cards 1989  
Box Folder
Text 19 6
 
Professional Status Committee 1989  
Box Folder
Text 19 7
 
Program, invitations, and menus 1989  
Box Folder
Text 19 8
 

Subseries B. 75th Anniversary

Program 2014 June 12

Subseries C. Brochures and fliers

Seminars, presentations, and workshops 1963-2000s, undated  
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Text 19 10-12
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Text 20 1-3
 

Subseries D. Clippings

CUNY Publications 1972, 1986  
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Text 20 4
 
Elgin marbles 1997  
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Text 20 5
 
General 1980s-2000s  
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Text 20 6
 

Subseries E. LACUNY Achievement Awards

Biographical information 1970  
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Text 20 7
 
Presentation 1970  
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Text 20 7
 

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Series VI: Governance

Subseries A. Constitution and Bylaws

Constitution and Bylaws (with revisions) 1949-1998  
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Text 21 1-19
 
Constitution and Bylaws Committee 1970s-1980s  
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Text 21 20
 

Subseries B. Council of Chief Librarians

Correspondence 1968-1971  
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Text 22 1
 
Committee on Automation 1985  
Box Folder
Text 22 2
 
Committee on Machine Readable Databases 1986  
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Text 22 3
 
Library Data Gathering 1985  
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Text 22 4
 
Meeting minutes 1960s-2000s  
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Text 22 5-9
 
Reclassification Questionnaire 1985-1986  
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Text 22 10
 

Subseries C. Executive Council

Bound file 1994-1996  
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Text 23 1-2
 
Correspondence 1988-1993  
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Text 23 3
 
Minutes with handouts 1939-2013  
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Text 25 1-8
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Text 24 1-7
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Text 23 4-6
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Text 26 1-7
 
Sign-in sheets 2009-2012  
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Text 26 8
 

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Series VII: Office of the Treasurer

Bank statements and cancelled checks 1970s-1980s  
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Text 27 1-2
 
Budget Committee 1977-1978  
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Text 27 3
 
Budget Reports 1975-1977  
Box Folder
Text 27 4
 
Cancelled checks 1970s-1980s  
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Text 27 6-7
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Text 28 1
 
Checkbook 1967-1981  
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Text 35 1
 
Committee Budget Requests 1977, 2005, undated  
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Text 28 2
 
Committee Expense Reports 1984-1987  
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Text 29 1-3
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Text 28 3-7
 
Correspondence 1970s-1980s  
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Text 29 4-5
 
Deposits 1960s, 1970s, 1986  
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Text 30 1-2
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Text 29 6-8
 
Expenditures 1960s-1970s  
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Text 30 3-6
 
Invoices 1970s-1980s  
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Text 31 1-4
 
LACUNY Financial records and reports 2001, 2012  
Box Folder
Text 31 6
 
LACUNY Institute Expenses 1977  
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Text 31 7
 
Ledgers and notebooks 1970s-1980s  
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Text 31 8
Box Folder
Text 32 1-3
 
Members and membership dues 1968-1980s  
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Text 33 1-2
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Text 32 4-7
 
Money receipt book 1972  
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Text 33 3
 
Tax Exempt records 1981, 2000  
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Text 33 4
 
Treasurer's Report 1970s-2000s  
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Text 33 5-6
 
Treasurer's Office - General files 1950s-1980s  
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Text 34 1-4
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Text 33 7-8
 

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Series VIII: Office of the President

Subseries A. President Papers

Harold Eiberson 1946  
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Text 36 1
 
Margaret Kenny (Rowell) 1948-1949  
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Text 36 2
 
Howard Washburn 1950  
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Text 36 3
 
Rose Z. Sellers 1950-1951  
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Text 36 4
 
Joseph Dunlap 1951-1952  
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Text 36 5
 
Joseph Brewer 1952-1955  
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Text 36 6
 
Charles Pappalardo 1955-1958  
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Text 36 7
 
Madeline C. Yourman 1959-1960  
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Text 36 8
 
Rose Z. Sellers 1962-1964  
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Text 36 9
 
Harold D. Jones 1964-1966  
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Text 36 10
 
Sharad Karkhanis 1967-1969  
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Text 36 11
 
Arthur Goldzweig 1966-1967  
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Text 36 12
 
Betty-Carol Sellen 1969-1971  
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Text 36 13-17
 
Tommy Atkins 1971-1972  
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Text 36 18
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Text 37 1-3
 
Gladys Jarrett 1972-1973  
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Text 37 4
 
John R. Clune 1973-1974  
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Text 37 5
 
William J. Myrick 1974-1975  
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Text 37 6-10
 
Sheila Herstein 1975-1976  
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Text 38 1
 
Eleanor Langstaff 1976-1977  
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Text 38 2
 
San Chul Lee 1977-1978  
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Text 38 3
 
Susan Vaughn 1978-1979  
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Text 38 4
 
Tom Jennings 1979-1980  
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Text 38 5
 
Helga Feder 1982-1983  
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Text 38 6
 
Michael O'Donnell 1985-1986  
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Text 38 7
 
Pamela Salazar 1986-1987  
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Text 38 8
 
Collette Wagner 1987-1988  
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Text 39 1
 
Morris Hounian 1988-1989  
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Text 39 2
 
Stanton Biddle 1992-1994  
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Text 39 3-4
 
Faith Yoman 1995-1996  
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Text 39 5
 

Subseries B. President Publications

From the President's Desk (Newsletter) 1967-1968  
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Text 39 6
 
Memo from the President 1967-1968  
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Text 39 7
 
Newsletter from the President 1962-1966  
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Text 39 8
 
Report of the President 1970-1989  
Box Folder
Text 39 9
 
Misc. - certificate of appreciation 1971  
Box Folder
Text 39 10
 

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Series IX: Publications

American Library Association News Releases 1990  
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Text 40 1
 
CHE Letter MSCHE 2004  
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Text 40 2
 
Circumspice 2004  
Box Folder
Text 40 3
 
College and Research Libraries news 1988  
Box Folder
Text 40 4
 
Directory (LACUNY Membership) 1939-1942, 1947-1951, 1955, 1959, 1962-1963, 1967-2001, 2006-2007   Most directories contain 3 copies.  
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Text 45 1-4
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Text 44 1-7
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Text 41 1-6
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Text 40 5-13
Box Folder
Text 42 1-6
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Text 43 1-6
 
Directory/membership disc 1997-1999  
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Computer disks / tapes 45 5
 
LACUNY Journal - Annotated bibliography subject index 1991  
Box Folder
Text 45 6
 
LACUNY Journal 1972-1976, 1980  
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Text 46 1-2
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Text 45 7-8
 
LACUNY Journal - Delegate information undated  
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Text 46 3
 
Inside Track 1998-1999  
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Text 46 4
 
Library Association Bulletin 1956  
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Text 46 5
 
News from CUNY Libraries (newsletter) 1972-1974, 1979-2000  
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Text 46 6-10
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Text 47 1-5
 
Occasional Papers #1 - Converting to a Divided Catalog 1974 November  
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Text 47 6
 
Occasional Papers #2 - CUNY Deans for Libraries: A Brief History of the Office 1974 December  
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Text 47 7
 
Occasional Papers #3 - Black Youths, Black Studies, and Urban Education 1975 March  
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Text 47 8
 
Occasional Papers #4 - Open Education: A CUNY Union List 1977 April  
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Text 47 9
 
Occasional Papers #5 - Priorities for the Libraries of CUNY 1978 March  
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Text 47 10
 
Occasional Papers #7 - Collection development: Survival Tactics in an Age of Less 1992  
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Text 47 11
 
Occasional Papers #8 - Is Centralized Technical Services Appropriate for CUNY's Libraries? 1995  
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Text 47 12
 
Organizer (PSC Newsletter) 1999  
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Text 47 13
 
Pagedown (Queens College Library Newsletter) 2001  
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Text 47 14
 
Special Library Resources Part 1 1951  
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Text 48 1
 
Today's Issues, Tomorrow's Actions (USG Newsletter) 1999  
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Text 48 2
 
Urban Academic Journal 1981-1995, 1997-1998, 2001-2004  
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Text 48 3-7
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Text 49 1-4
 

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Series X: Improving the Status of Librarians

12 vs 15 30 Hour Weeks (PSC) 1973-1974  
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Text 50 1
 
Annual Leave for Librarians 1971  
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Text 50 2
 
Board of Higher Education of New York City vs Legislative Conference (arbiter) 1970s  
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Text 50 3
 
Board of Higher Education of New York City vs Library Staff - Salary Adjustments 1950s  
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Text 50 4
 
Board of Higher Education of New York City vs Professional Staff/CUNY (PSC) Contract Compliance 1974-1979  
Box Folder
Text 50 5
 
Board of Trustees Resolution #29 - System Wide Library Processing (LACUNY Response) 1995-1996  
Box Folder
Text 50 6
 
Committee on Personnel Status Report and Recommendations 1948  
Box Folder
Text 50 7
 
Correspondence: Harold Jones 1964-1972  
Box Folder
Text 50 8
 
Correspondence: Rose Sellers 1963-1964  
Box Folder
Text 50 9
 
Estimated Cost of Granting Academic Titles to Library Staff 1965  
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Text 50 10
 
Executive Council Minutes 1939  
Box Folder
Text 50 11
 
Faculty Status 1964-1966  
Box Folder
Text 50 12
 
LACUNY Study of Status of Librarians at Colleges and Universities 1964-1965  
Box Folder
Text 51 1-2
 
Legal Interpretation of 1969 LC/BHE Agreement on Annual Leave: Ballot Authorizing expenditures for Lawyer fees 1970  
Box Folder
Text 51 3
 
Legal Interpretation of 1969 LC/BHE Agreement on Annual Leave: Ballot Hiring Lawyer 1970  
Box Folder
Text 51 4
 
Promotion Rejections resulting in protest over inequitable treatment 1960s  
Box Folder
Text 51 5
 
Questionnaire: Library faculty relations 1982  
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Text 51 6
 
Questionnaire: Goals of LACUNY 1966  
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Text 51 7
 
Recommendation for Bylaw revisions 1950s-1960s  
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Text 51 8
 
Research analysis and notes 1940-1979  
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Text 53 1-8
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Text 52 1-9
 
Roles of Libraries in the Reorganization of the College 1973  
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Text 53 9
 
Salary Schedules 1963-1965  
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Text 54 1
 
Summer Hours Grievance 1971  
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Text 54 2
 
UFCT Involvement 1964-1965  
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Text 54 3
 
University Dean of Libraries search 1973  
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Text 54 4
 

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Series XI: Audio-visual

Subseries A. Audiocassettes

LACUNY Grant Workshops 1980-1981   4 cassettes tapes  
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Audio 56 1
 
LACUNY Institute and Copyright Law   4 cassette tapes  
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Audio 56 2
 
LACUNY Through 40 Years and Conference on Collective Bargaining 1979 May 17   2 cassette tapes  
Box Folder
Audio 56 3
 

Subseries B. Audiotapes (Open reel)

"Aired" Martha Dean Seek #1 WOR-TV 1968 August 23  
Box Folder
Audio 56 4
 
General Membership Meeting 1981 Fall  
Box Folder
Audio 56 5
 
LACUNY Conference Professor Feder 1980 March 14  
Box Folder
Audio 56 6
 
LACUNY Institute 1968 April 18  
Box Folder
Audio 57 2
 
LACUNY Institute 1969 April 10  
Box Folder
Audio 57 3
 
LACUNY Institute 1972   4 reels with no case.  
Box Folder
Audio 57 4-5
 
LACUNY Institute 1973 April 19   3 reels  
Box Folder
Audio 57 6-7
 
LACUNY Institute 1975 April 4  
Box Folder
Audio 57 8
 
Lecon 5 and 6 Audition circa 1970s  
Box Folder
Audio 57 1
 
Tchaikovsky 5th 3d movement circa 1970s   2 reels  
Box Folder
Audio 56 7
 

Subseries C. Photographs

LACUNY Directory Cover art 1983-1984  
Box
Graphic materials 60
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Graphic materials 58 1
 
Executive Council Meeting 1988 September  
Box Folder
Graphic materials 58 2
 
Helda Feder, LACUNY President 1982  
Box Folder
Graphic materials 58 3
 
LACUNY Institute (5x7) 1970  
Box Folder
Graphic materials 58 4
 
LACUNY Institute (8x10) 1970  
Box Folder
Graphic materials 58 8
 
LACUNY Institute (5x7) 1979  
Box Folder
Graphic materials 58 5
 
M. Getford circa 1985  
Box Folder
Graphic materials 58 6
 

Subseries D. Transparencies 1970

LACUNY meeting 1970 May 27  
Box Folder
Graphic materials 58 7
 

Subseries E. Videotapes (VHS)

LACUNY Institute 1998   3 tapes  
Box Folder
Moving Images 55 1-2
 
LACUNY Internet Workshop 1992 April 23   3 tapes  
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Moving Images 55 3-4
 

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Series XII: Objects

Box
Dell Laptop 60
LACUNY banner undated 59
LACUNY flag undated 59

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