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Staff Association records

Title
Staff Association records, 1917-1953, bulk (1920-1942)
Author
New York Public Library. Staff Association.

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Description
12.3 cubic feet.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Minutes.
Terms of Use (note)
  • All rights reserved. Permission to quote must be obtained in writing from the New York Public Library.
Biography (note)
  • The New York Public Library Staff Association was formed in 1917.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Unpublished finding aid available at repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Accessioned
Call Number
MssArc RG9 5924
Author
New York Public Library. Staff Association.
Title
Staff Association records, 1917-1953, bulk (1920-1942)
Summary
Records consist of Staff Association documents, minutes of the Executive Board, records of officers, and office files. Documents include original constitution and by-laws, 1917-1942, and additional constitutions with modifications. Minutes of Executive Board, 1917-1939, document official beginnings of the Staff Association and activities of the Association from 1917 to 1930. Officers group includes presidential records of Gerritt E. Fielstra and Shirley Dakin and records of the treasurer. Topical group contains subject/name index, subject files, Association publications, publicity materials, and records of the United Staff Association.
Terms Of Use
All rights reserved. Permission to quote must be obtained in writing from the New York Public Library.
Biography
The New York Public Library Staff Association was formed in 1917. The Association's original purpose was to foster the social and physical well-being of the staff and bring together staff from the Reference Dept. and the Circulation Dept. By 1925, issues such as benefits, pensions and library budgets became a primary concern. In 1942 the Staff Association merged with the associations of the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Borough Public Library to form the United Staff Association of the Public Libraries of the City of New York. Staff committees for the Circulation Dept. staff and Reference Dept. staff were created in 1947 and 1949. The Staff Committee continued until 1968 when the NYPL staff unionized under Local 1930, AFSCME.
Indexes
Unpublished finding aid available at repository.
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Added Author
Dakin, Shirley.
Fielstra, Gerritt E.
United Staff Association of the Public Libraries of the City of New York.
Research Call Number
MssArc RG9 5924
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