Association of Research Libraries.

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Association formed in 1932 for the purpose of improving the collections and services of its member libraries in support of higher education and research. Consists of large university libraries; research libraries in the United States and Canada, including the three national libraries of the United States: the Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, and the National Library of Medicine; and public and special libraries with large research collections.

From the description of Association of Research Libraries records, 1932-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132262

Organizational History

The Association of Research Libraries was formed in 1932 for the purpose of improving the collections and services of its member libraries in support of higher education and research. Its membership consists of larger university libraries; research libraries in the United States and Canada, including the three national libraries of the United States: the Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, and the National Library of Medicine; and public and special libraries with large research collections.

The association undertakes a variety of activities, including serving as a representative for its members in matters relating to the federal government, international agencies, and other library associations, as well as engaging in cooperative projects and studies with other academic and research organizations. Among the more important projects sponsored or supported by the association are the Farmington Plan, the Public Law 480 program, the National Program for Acquisitions and Cataloging, the Foreign Newspaper Microfilm Project, the annual publication of Dissertation Abstracts, and the establishment of the Center for Chinese Research Materials and the Slavic Bibliographic and Documentation Center.

From the guide to the Association of Research Libraries Records, 1932-1979, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn University of Michigan. Library. Library (University of Michigan) records, 1837-[ongoing]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn University of Connecticut Libraries Records, undated, 1882- Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Thomas, Sarah (Sarah E.). Sarah E. Thomas papers, 1996-2006. Cornell University Library
creatorOf McDiarmid, E. W. (Errett Weir), 1909-2000. Papers, 1941-1952. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn University of Florida. Libraries. Office of the Director. Administrative policy records, 1911-1974. University of Florida
creatorOf Association of Research Libraries. Association of Research Libraries records, 1932-1979. Library of Congress
creatorOf Association of Research Libraries Records, 1932-1979 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Clapp, Verner W. (Verner Warren), 1901-1972. Papers of Verner W. Clapp, 1901-1973 (bulk 1945-1972). Library of Congress
referencedIn Library (University of Michigan) records, 1837-2005, 1920-2000 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Library Records, U 112. 21., 1972-2001 Southwest Collection/Special Collections Libary, Texas Tech University
referencedIn Cornell University. Library. Administration. Cornell University Library records, [ca.1868]-2009. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Downs, Robert B. (Robert Bingham), 1903-1991. Papers, 1937-1983. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn University of Virginia. Library. Reference Dept. Reference Department correspondence files, 1906, 1927-1980. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Ridley R. Kessler Papers, 1971-2003 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Bryant, Douglas Wallace, 1913-1994. Papers of Douglas Wallace Bryant, 1935-1979 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn William Baskerville Hamilton Papers, 1700-1975 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Libraries Office of the Director, 1911-1974 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
referencedIn Dix, William S. William S. Dix papers, 1955-1978. Princeton University Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Bryant, Douglas Wallace, 1913-1994. person
associatedWith Clapp, Verner W. (Verner Warren), 1901-1972. person
associatedWith Cornell University. Library. Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Dix, William S. person
associatedWith Downs, Robert B. (Robert Bingham), 1903-1991. person
associatedWith Farmington Plan. corporateBody
associatedWith Hamilton, William Baskerville, 1908-1972 person
associatedWith Kessler, Ridley R. person
associatedWith Library of Congress. corporateBody
associatedWith McDiarmid, E. W. (Errett Weir), 1909-2000 person
associatedWith National Agricultural Library (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Library of Medicine (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Texas Tech University. Library corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas, Sarah (Sarah E.) person
associatedWith University of Connecticut. University of Connecticut Libraries. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Florida. Libraries. Office of the Director. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Virginia. Library. Reference Dept. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Canada
Subject
National libraries
Libraries--Societies, etc
Research libraries
Acquisition of foreign publications
Libraries--United States
Acquisition of foreign publications--United States
Research
Libraries
Special libraries
Education, higher
Agricultural libraries
Library catalogs
Libraries--Canada
Medical libraries
Academic libraries
Newspapers on microfilm
Public libraries
Cooperative acquisition of library materials
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Active 1941

Active 1952

Americans

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