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Papers and Proceedings of the Twenty-Third General Meeting of the American Library Association - Held at Waukesha, Wisconsin, July 4-10, 1901
In your presence, and in addressing you to-night as presiding officer, I feel to a far greater extent than I can express in words the high honor that has been conferred in each instance upon all who from time to time have been chosen to serve as a president of this particular association. There is in this present age, to be sure, no lack of those popular and peculiar entities termed associationsassociations of many kinds, and for almost every conceivable purpose. Throughout the entire continent there exist few, perhaps none, whose history, objects, and work, have warranted a more justifiable pride in being a member thereof, than is found in being a member of the American Library Association. It may here be said that conditions and circumstances have been favorable to the success of the A. L. A.; not the least of which has been the faithful loyalty of its individual members. We realize, too, that even time has dealt leniently with it, upon noting that of the 64 members who attended its first meeting, held at Philadelphia twenty-five years ago, but 18 have died, and that 20 persons are yet included in its membership list out of the 69 who joined the association in 1876, that initial year. Some of that original number, much to our gratification, are present with us at this 23d general meeting. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 44406
Author: American Library Association. General Meeting
Release Date: Dec 11, 2013
Editor: American Library Association. General Meeting
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