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Manuscript Group 466
RECORDS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA CITIZENS FOR BETTER LIBRARIES
1978-2004
(20 cu. ft.)


The Pennsylvania's Governor's Conference on Libraries and Information Services was held in October 1977 in preparation for the historic first White House Conference on Library and Information Services. Foremost among the resolutions passed was a call for the creation of an organization of citizens to actively support libraries of all types and the creation of a statewide friends of libraries association whose purpose would be to promote public awareness programs for all libraries and to serve as a sounding board for the citizens of Pennsylvania. To that end, Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries (PCBL) was created in 1978 as both a state organization of local Friends of Libraries groups and as an advocate for better libraries and information services throughout the Commonwealth. The first board of directors consisted of the delegates and alternates elected by the Governor's Conference to represent Pennsylvania at the White House Conference, a total of thirty people, two-thirds lay, and one third professional. The first annual meeting, held in Harrisburg, in 1979 drew a large attendance. The records include by-laws, minutes, financial materials, correspondence, newsletters, reports, and statistical materials.


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