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Virginia Library Association, 1905
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Virginia Library Association Minute Book, 1905-1924.

Among the collections preserved in the Library of Virginia are those of various organizations that have directly influenced the lives of the commonwealth's citizens. Among them, for example, are the papers of the Virginia Library Association, which was organized in the first State Library building in Capitol Square on 6 December 1905. The association elected John Pendleton Kennedy, then state librarian, as its first president. Several other members of the State Library staff were also elected officers. The membership immediately went on record in support of the American Library Association's movement to generate interest in libraries throughout the United States. Now an affiliated chapter of the American Library Association, the Virginia organization has for ninety-one years fostered an exchange of information among librarians and promoted library interests across the Old Dominion. The Virginia Library Association donated these records to the Library of Virginia in June 1985.

Location: Virginia Library Association Records, 1905-1985, Box 1, Folder 1, Acc. 32434