Inventory of the Western Theological Library Association Records, 1954-66

Processed by Kay Schellhase; machine-readable finding aid created by James Lake
Graduate Theological Union Archives
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The Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Western Theological Library Association Records, 1954-66

Accession number: GTU 88-3-1

Shelf location: 3/A/1

The Graduate Theological Union Archives



Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • Graduate Theological Union Archives
  • 2400 Ridge Road
  • Berkeley, California, 94709
  • Phone: (510) 649-2523/2501
  • Email: archives@gtu.edu
  • URL: http://gtu.edu/library/information/special-collections
Processed by:
Kay Schellhase
Date Completed:
1988
Cataloged:
December 1994
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1998 Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Western Theological Library Association Records,
Date (inclusive): 1954-66
Accession number: GTU 88-3-1
Shelf location: 3/A/1
Creator: Western Theological Library Association
Size: 1/2 box, 1 in.
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union
Berkeley, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Western Theological Library Association Records, GTU 88-3-1, The Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Access Points

Library science --Congresses
Theological libraries

Introduction

Before the Graduate Theological Union and its library came into existence, the seminaries of the Bay Area and of California engaged in a number of cooperative library programs. Subgroup A contains the records of the Western Theological Library Association, 1954-1966.
See also:
  • Western Theological Library Association Minutes, Rare Book, Z673.W4
  • Western Theological Library Association --Southern Section Union Catalog, Reference z881.A1 W4 (microfilm)

Agency History

The WTLA was begun in 1954 by J. Stillson Judah, who served as its first president. The Association was composed of libraries and librarians in the Western United States, and its purpose was "to confer concerning matters of common interest to theological libraries." The group met as a whole and in northern and southern sections. There were cooperative projects such as union catalogs and union periodical lists. The Association died out when the GTU Library took over many of its functions.

Series Description

 

Minutes and proceedings, 1954-1966

Physical Description: 1 1/2 in.

Additional Note

Chronological. Minutes of annual meetings and some northern and southern section minutes.
 

Correspondence, 1954-1962, 1972

Physical Description: 1/2 in.

Additional Note

Chronological. Very few letters, mainly correspondence between officers of WTLA.
 

Project file, 1960, 1961, 1963

Physical Description: 1/4 in.

Additional Note

Chronological. Alma College periodicals list; Union List of Continuations, 1961.