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Work With the Blind Program File

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Title: Work With the Blind Program File, 1918-1920Add to your cart.

ID: 89/1/8

Primary Creator: War Services Committee

Extent: 1.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Chronological then alphabetical

Subjects: Blind, Committee on Work With The, Braille, Rider, Gertrude, War Services Committee

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Work With the Blind Program File including correspondence of Gertrude T. Rider, Director of War Services Committee Work With the Blind Program, including requests to authors and publishers for permission to transcribe works into Braille and solicitations of contributions.

Biographical Note

In an April 1917 meeting between Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress, and the Secretary of War, Putnam suggested that the ALA provide books for the American Army. The President of the ALA then decided that it should assist the war effort (1).  The Louisville Conference of June 22, 1917 accepted the recommendation of the Preliminary Committee that a War Committee be appointed to study the supply of reading matter to the troops; construction, equipping and maintenance of library buildings at military garrisons; and the possibility of raising funds for that purpose (2). This mandate to study the problem was broadened by the Executive Board on August 14, 1917 with the appointment of a War Services Committee authorized to raise and distribute funds to supply books to the troops (3).

To facilitate the Committee's mandate, the Executive Board named Herbert Putnam Director General of the War Services Committee and gave him broad authority to hire staff, design and equip buildings, contract for equipment, determine lists of books to be provided, and accept or reject gift reading matter (4).

The War Services Committee ended its operations after the War. By August 21, 1919 the Committee proposed that Army and Navy librarians take over the fund for distributing books to service men, and that the service to hospitals be continued only until the Public Health Service could assume responsibility (5).  On January 3, 1920 the Executive Board took over the work of the Committee, and at its July 15-16, 1920 Meeting, the Board transferred the Library War Services Fund to the ALA Treasury, and abolished the position of Director General of the Library War Services Committee (6).  The ALA continued to provide funds for books for ex-servicemen as late as 1923 (7).

During World War II there was an attempt to revive war services.  To prepare for the possibility of war, the Executive Board authorized the President to INT a Committee on Defense Activities on October 7, 1940.  This Committee was to report directly to the Executive Board (8). On December 20, 1941 the Executive Board changed the name of the Committee to the Committee on Libraries and the War.  The mission of the Committee to the Committee on Libraries and the War.  The mission of the Committee was to disseminate information to libraries on "civilian defense and civilian moral" (9).  Subsequently the Executive Board appointed a Committee on War Information and Education, but by June 21, 1942, this Committee was dropped because the government was doing the Committee's work and it was no longer useful (10).

Sub-Groups:

1-World War I

2-World War II

Subject/Index Terms

Blind, Committee on Work With The
Braille
Rider, Gertrude
War Services Committee


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Folder 1: Correspondence File - William Blaikie, February 1918-October 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Library War Service Correspondence, May-August 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Library War Service Correspondence, August 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Library War Service Correspondence, September 1919Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Library War Service Correspondence, September 1919Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Library War Service Correspondence, October 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Library War Service Correspondence, November 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Library War Service Correspondence, December 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Library War Service Correspondence, January 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Library War Service Correspondence, February 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Library War Service Correspondence, March 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Library War Service Correspondence, April 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Library War Service Correspondence, May 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Library War Service Correspondence, June 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Library War Service Correspondence, July 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Library War Service Correspondence, August-September 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Memorandum and Correspondence, December 1919, February-October 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Abbott, Dr. Lyman, October 18, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Abbott, Willis J., May 15, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Adams, Franklin Pierce, October 13, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Adams, Oscar Fay, October 14, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Adams, Samuel Hopkins, October 13, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Ade, George, May 6, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Aked, Rev. Charles Frederic, December 15, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Alexander, E.P., May 19, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Allen, James Lane, Allen, James LaneAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: American Bible Society (Mr. Chamberland), 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 28: American Railway Express Company, September 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Anderson, Frederick Irving, November 26, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Anderson, Oliver Phelps, November 25, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Anderson, Rasmus Bjorn, November 28, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Appleton, D & Company, September-October 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Argo, Dr. W.K., May 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Atherton, Gertrude, October 14, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Atkinson, Robert, 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Austin, John Osborne, November 25, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Austin, Mary Hunter, November 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Bacheller, Irving A., October 15, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Bacon, Josephine Dodge Daskam, February 14, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Baker, Mrs. Raymond T., May 15, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Balderaton, John, September 1, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Baldwin, Mr., April 28, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Baldwin, James, October 6, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Ball, Mary, June 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Banton, Clara Louise, 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Barbour, Ralph, December 15, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Barden, Charles Wm, December 1919-January 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Barnes, James, October 7, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Barnett, Helen, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Barr, Amelia, December 1, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Barrett, Stephen, December 1, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Barrington, Lewis, May 12, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Barry, John, January 29, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Barry, Richard, January 29, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Bartlett, Frederick, October 9, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Barton, George, October 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Batcheller, Francis, January 29, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Bates, Arlo, January 29, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Bean, Anna K., 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Beard-Bowker, 1919-1922Add to your cart.
Beard, Daniel; Beith, Ian; Bell, Mrs. Alexander Graham; Betts, Dr. W.J.; Bishop, W.W.; Bissell, Mrs. George; Bledsoe, Jno.; Blend, Francis; Block, Rudolph; Blythe, Samuel; Bogle, Sarah; Bordley, James; Bostwick, A.E.; Bowker, R.R.
Folder 61: Blue Letters ALA, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Boylston - Permanent Blind Relief War Fund, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Braille, Catalogues, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Breese, Arthur E., October 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Brown, Eleanor, July 27, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Brown, Margaret, 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Brown, Walter L., 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Bucholz, Carl, 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Burnett, Frances, May 22, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Burroughs, John, September 12, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Burrowes, Annesley, March 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Cabell, George, October 15, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Cabell, James, 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 74: California State Library, 1919-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Campbell, Charles, 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 76: Campbell, Donald K., November 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Campbell, L., October 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Carpenter, Edmund, February 17, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Carson, Annie, 1920-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Chamberlain, Edward, May 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Chambers, Robert, 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Chambers, Julius, January 23, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Chandler, Myron, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Channon, Frank, January 22, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Chapman, John, January 19, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Chapman, Lila May, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Chesnutt, Charles, January 21, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Chester, George, August 18, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Child, Richard, September 11, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Churchill, Winston, June 15, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 91: Cohen, Octavis, September 11, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 92: Compton, C.H., 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 93: Condon, Frank, September 11, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 94: Connolly, James, August 18, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 95: Conolly, Nicholas, December 2, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 96: Cook, George, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 97: Copeland, Nelly, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 98: Couden, Henry, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 99: Cram, Mildred, September 8, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 100: Creel, George, August 16, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 101: Currier, Franklin, February 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 102: Curtis, John B., July 3, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 103: Curwood, James, August 23, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 104: Cutting, Mary, 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 105: Dalzell, John, May 15, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 106: Darrow, Floyd, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 107: Davis, Grace, 1920-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 108: Davis, William, August 25, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 109: Dawson, Coningsby, February 2, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 110: Day, Holman, November 21, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 111: Dieffenbach, E.R., 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 112: Dixon, 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 113: Dodge, Lewis, July 30, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 114: Downey, Mary, May 19, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 115: Dresser, Horatio, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 116: Dunagan, Carlos, May 25, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 117: Dunne, Finley Peter, August 21, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 118: DuPont, B.Y., 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 119: DuPuy, William A., 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 120: Eichelberger, Emma R., 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 121: Elder, Paul, December 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 122: Ellsworth, Fannie, May 11, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 123: Faris, John T., 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 124: Ferber, Edna, May 8, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 125: Finley, John H., December 27, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 126: Fitch, George (Estate of), 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 127: Fitzgerald, F. Scott, July 31, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 128: Foley, Kate M., March 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 129: Ford, Sewell, November 3, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 130: Foster, Mrs. John W., May 10, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 131: Foster, Maximilian, August 28, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 132: Foster, William E., 1920-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 133: Fox, Edward L., September 23, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 134: Fox, John Wm., Jr., 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 135: Franc, Alissa, September 10, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 136: Franck, Harry A., 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 137: Freeman, Sarah T., June 17, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 138: Geil, Wm. E., February 20, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 139: Gerhart, Harry C. (Mrs.), 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 140: Gibbs, George, June 10, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 141: Gibbs, Philip, July 14, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 142: Gibson, Charles R., September 10, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 143: Gifts, May 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 144: Goewey, Edwin A., 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 145: Goodrich Rubbery Company, August 14, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 146: Graham, J.C., 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 147: Griffis, Wm. E., January 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 148: Griswold, Rev. Latta, January 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 149: Herrick, Robert, August 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 150: Higginson, Ella, September 11, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 151: Hill, David T., May 14, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 152: Hill, Frederika, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 153: Hillis, Newell D., May 22, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 154: Hopkins, William John, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 155: Hoppin, Louise C., 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 156: Houghton, Mifflin & Co,, 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 157: Ibanez, Blasco, May 27, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 158: Iddings, Justine, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 159: Irwin, Wallace, August 21, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 160: Irwin, Wm. H., August 20, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 161: Jacobs, Josephine L., May 11, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 162: Jones, E. Kathleen, April 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 163: Jones, J.J., June 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 164: Jones, John P., January 31, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 165: Jordan, Elizabeth, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 166: Jordan, Wm. G., October 6, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 167: Joy, Edith M., 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 168: Kauffman, C.D., April 26, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 169: Kelland, Clarence B., Octobert 8, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 170: Kelly, Fred C., 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 171: Kennedy, Isabel, 1920-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 172: Lardner, Ring W., October 8, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 173: Laut, Agnes C., October 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 174: Leavitt, C.A., December 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 175: Lee, Gerald S., October 28, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 176: Lefevre, Edwin, August 20, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 177: Leupp, Francis, 1919-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 178: Leupp, Ida, 1920-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 179: Lewis, E., March 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 180: Lewis, S. V., 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 181: Lewis, Harry R., May 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 182: Library Journal, January 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 183: Lincoln, Joseph, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 184: Lincoln, Natalie, December 13, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 185: Lincoln, Robert, May 16, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 186: Little Brown & Company, October 8, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 187: Lothrop, Harriet, December 15, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 188: Lum, Merritt, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 189: Lummis, Charles Fletcher, January 20, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 190: Lunt, Ella Goodwin, March 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 191: McAloney, Thos. S., December 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 192: Macafee, Miss Nellie E., 1919-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 193: McCardell, Roy Larcom, August 15, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 194: McCracken, Harold W., February 3, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 195: Macfarlane, Peter Clarke, September 3, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 196: Milam, Carl, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 197: Wheelock, George L., 1919Add to your cart.

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