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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Texas Conference on Library and Information Services, 1970-1978,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Library Development Division:

An Inventory of the Texas Conference on Libraries and Information Services Records at the Texas State Archives, 1970-1978 (bulk 1978)



Overview

Creator: Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Library Development Division.
Title: Texas Conference on Library and Information Services records
Dates: 1970-1978
Dates: (bulk 1978)
Abstract: These records of the Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission consist largely of correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, newsclippings, address lists, status reports, press releases and meeting agenda. Records date from 1970 to 1978 with the bulk of the material dated 1978. Correspondents include staff from the Texas State Library, members of various committees and task forces and delegates to the conferences. Records reflect the management, negotiations, finances, rules, procedures, logistics, and details involved in coordinating Texas Conference on Library and Information Services (TCLIS) and in the election and orientation processes for delegates and alternates to both the TCLIS and the White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIS).
Quantity: 0.94 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas Conference on Library and Information Services (TCLIS) was one of more than fifty conferences held in the states and territories in preparation for the White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIS) held in Washington from October 28 to November 2 of 1979. The call for the conference was contained in Public Law (PL) 93-568 that was a joint resolution passed by the 93rd Congress on December 31, 1974. The stated purpose of the White House Conference was "...to develop recommendations for the further improvement of the Nation's libraries and information centers and their use by the public." This legislation authorized the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) to make technical and financial assistance available to the states and territories to enable them to organize and conduct conferences and other meetings as needed in preparation for the White House Conference.

Town Hall Meetings were held throughout Texas on September 12, 1978 to gather community input and recommendations for the 200 TCLIS delegates to consider at the conference held in Austin November 16-18, 1978. From the 200 delegates to TCLIS, 19 delegates and 8 alternates were selected to attend the WHCLIS. Final resolutions were drafted at the TCLIS to be brought by the Texas delegation for consideration at the WHCLIS.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

These records of the Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission consist largely of correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, newsclippings, address lists, status reports, press releases and meeting agenda. Records date from 1970 to 1978 with the bulk of the material dated 1978. Correspondents include staff from the Texas State Library, members of various committees and task forces and delegates to the conferences. Records reflect the management, negotiations, finances, rules, procedures, logistics, and details involved in coordinating Texas Conference on Library and Information Services (TCLIS) and in the election and orientation processes for delegates and alternates to both the TCLIS and the White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIS).

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged in original order which appears to be random.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
White House Conference on Library and Information Services.
Texas Conference on Library and Information Services (1978 : Austin, Tex.)
Subjects:
Libraries--Texas--Congresses.
Information services--Texas.
Public relations--Libraries.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Libraries--1970-1978.
Clippings--Texas--Libraries--1970-1978.
Resolutions--Texas--Libraries--1970-1978.
Press releases--Texas--Libraries--1970-1978.
Functions:
Promoting libraries.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Library Association Records, 1904-1993, approximately 76 cubic ft. (unprocessed)
Texas Library Association Records, 1967-1997, approximately 25 cubic ft. (unprocessed)
Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Library Development Division, Texas Conference on Libraries and Information Services and White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services records, 1979-1991 (bulk 1989-1991), 6 cubic ft.
Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Library Development Division, Texas Conference on Library and Information Services records (unprocessed)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas Conference on Library and Information Services records, Library Development Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1992/071

These records were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission on February 21, 1992.

Processing Information

Lisa M. H. Luján, May 1993

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Texas Conference on Library and Information Services, 1970-1978,
0.94 cubic ft.

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1992/071-1 TCLIS - 1978 Materials
Planning Committee Mail-outs, 1978
Program Task Force, 1978
Program Design, 1978
Discussion Leaders, 1978
Staff Communications, 1978
Conference Budget, 1977-78
TCLIS - Materials - 1978
Issues and Delegate Orientation, 1978
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1992/071-2 Information Brochure, 1978
Background Papers, 1978
Town Hall Meetings, 1978
Delegate Orientation, 1978
Resolutions, 1977-78
Rules and WHC (White House Conference) Delegate Selection, 1978
NCLIS (National Conference on Library and Information Services), 1970-1978

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