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Tennessee Library Association Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0353

This collection includes 27 handwritten and typewritten letters sent to officers in the Tennessee Library Association between 1958 and 1964. Several of the letters are written to TLA presidents Ruth Ringo and Dorothy Ryan in response to requests for appearances. Notable correspondents include authors Eudora Welty, Wilma Dykeman Stokely, and Bergen Evans. A photograph of Evans and newspaper clippings from Nashville papers on Evans' appearance at the 1959 TLA convention are also included.

Dates

  • 1958 October 28-1964 April 24

Language

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder )

Abstract

This collection includes 27 handwritten and typewritten letters sent to officers in the Tennessee Library Association between 1958 and 1964. Several of the letters are written to TLA presidents Ruth Ringo and Dorothy Ryan in response to requests for appearances. Notable correspondents include authors Eudora Welty, Wilma Dykeman Stokely, and Bergen Evans. A photograph of Evans and newspaper clippings from Nashville papers on Evans' appearance at the 1959 TLA convention are also included.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Tennessee Library Association is the professional support organization for librarians and library staff who work in Tennessee.

Ruth Ringo (1902-1976), originally from Clinton, KY, worked as a librarian at the University of Tennessee for most of her career. Starting as a cataloger, she became associate director of libraries in 1952 and continued in that position until her retirement in 1970. She served as president of TLA from 1959 to 1961.

Dorothy Ryan (1915-1979) served as head of circulation with the library at the University of Tennessee from 1946-1956, worked three years at the Indiana University Libraries as executive assistant to the director, and then returned in 1959 to UT as head of the department of library service. She was president of TLA from 1964 to 1965.

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder and the contents are arranged chronologically.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480