Waco Public Library Association Records, 1898-1925



A library association was formed in Waco on 4 May 1898 to secure a site for a proposed Carnegie Library and to solicit support from the City of Waco. In 1902 the City Council passed a resolution which authorized an annual expenditure of $3,000 in conformity with the conditions stipulated by Andrew Carnegie in making his own gift of $30,000 for the library.

Included in the Association's Records are letters written to other Carnegie libraries requesting information on the organization of such a library and to local businessmen soliciting donations of money and books; a historical sketch of the Waco Public Library; the librarian's reports to the board of directors, 1901-1902, and newspaper clippings concerning annual reports of the Library Association, early development of the library, and the retirement of Ethel Simmons in 1952 after thirty years of service as the librarian. A scrapbook contains additional clippings on library activities in 1917.

Folder
Description

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Correspondence
1898-1903
2
1904-1925
3
Mailing Lists
4
Historical Information
5
Legal Documents
6
Financial Documents
7
Literary Productions: Reports
8
Collected Materials: Clippings
9
Collected Materials: Scrapbook
10
Miscellanea*
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