Church and Synagogue Library Association Records, 1883-2017 | University of North Texas Special Collections
This collection documents the Church Synagogue Library Association (CSLA) from its founding in 1967 to the dissolution of the national organization in 2017. The collection includes minutes from the executive board, committees' meetings, chapter reports, financial materials and correspondence from board members, handbooks, manuals, clippings, reports, publications and born digital materials. The collection also includes records the documentation of the annual CSLA conferences, starting with first conference held in Philadelphia in 1968, to the final, 50th conference, held in Rochester, New York in 2017. The collection includes photo documentation of members at various events such as programs, workshops and conferences organized by CSLA. Also held in the collection is photo documentation sent in as part of applications submitted by members for consideration as recipient of one the awards given out by CSLA, such as the Pat Tabler Memorial Scholarship Award, The Helen Keating Ott Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children's Literature, and the awards for Outstanding Congregational Library, Outstanding Congregational Librarian, and Outstanding Contribution to Congregational Libraries.
Publications in the collection include many of the aids for church and synagogue librarians published by CSLA, including guides, brochures and bibliographies. Examples include: Guide No. 3: Workshop Planning, Basic Book List; and Know Your Neighbor's Faith. The collection also has the CSLA's newsletter, Church and Synagogue Libraries (1967-2006), later named Congregational Libraries Today (2006-2017, lacking 2016) in both paper and microfilm (1986-2000). The issues from 2010-2017 are available digitally. There are also issues of newletters from established chapters, such as the Center Ohio Chapter News.
The collection includes papers of founding member Joyce L. White that document her work in CSLA. The papers include pamphlets, brochures, correspondence, conference materials and activities in which White was involved.
Documents and Files:
Congregational Libraries Today 2010 issues
Congregational Libraries Today 2011 issues
Congregational Libraries Today 2012 issues
Congregational Libraries Today 2013 issues
Congregational Libraries Today 2014 issues
Congregational Libraries Today 2015 issues
Congregational Libraries Today 2016 issues
Congregational Libraries Today 2017 issues
Disaster Management in the Church and Synagogue Library
Series 1: Awards
Series 2: Bibliographies
Series 3: Committees
Series 4: Conference Proceedings
Series 5: Church and Synagogue Libraries and Congregational Libraries Today
Series 6: Finances
Series 7: Organizational History
Series 8: Joyce L. White Papers
Series 9: Chapters and Officers
Series 10: Artifacts