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Ladies Library Association Secretary's Book, Vol 2: 1963-1971

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 LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION THE SECRETARY'S BOOK VOLUMEII
REPORTS 1963 - 1971
Pages 277-541

 Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan Annual Meeting of April 26, 1963
The Board met on April 26, 1963 at the home of Mrs. Jos- selyn Van Tyne. After a lovely tea the meeting opened at 4:30 P.M. The members present were: Mrs. William Frayer, President, Mrs. John Alexander, Mrs. Arno L. Bader, Miss Eleanor Collins, Mrs. Stanley Dodge, Mrs. Cameron Haight,
Miss Helen Hall, Mrs. James G. Hays, Mrs. R. Perry Innes,
Mrs. Charles B. Vibbert, Mrs. Harold E. Wethey, Mrs. Philip Youtz.
The secretary's minutes of the fall meeting in 1962 were read by Mrs. Wethey in the absence of the secretary, Mrs. James M. Plumer, who had a Japanese guest and was un- able to come. The minutes were approved and filed.
Mrs. Van Tyne gave the treasurer's report. The cash on hand on March 31, 1963 was $2,576.16. The report was approved and filed.
The report of the Book Committee was given by the chair- man, Mrs. Wethey, who also circulated among the members of the Board the long list of books bought in 1962-1963.
Mrs. Haight was appointed by the president to work with a committee of her choice on a short history of the Ladies' Library Association and possibly on a list of the books given by the Association to the Ann Arbor Public Library since the Association adopted the policy of buying only art books.
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 Mrs. Hays who attended the meetings of the Board of
the Friends of the Library reported on the new board of the as very active and very efficient. She also mentioned the need for volunteers for the Book Fair which will take place on May 18, 1963. This year the profits from the Fair will be used to buy children's books, which always are in short
supply.
Mrs. Dodge reported on the book service in St. Joseph
Mercy Hospital and also stressed the need for more volunteers willing to give about one and a half hours a week for such
service.
Mrs. Frayer gave an oral report on the Library Advisory
Council and mentioned that the chairman of that group, Mrs. Edward Stasheff, expressed the thanks of the Council for
the many books given to the Ann Arbor Public Library by the Ladies' Library Association.
Mrs. Frayer asked Mrs. Haight to report on the documents stored by the Association in the Michigan Historical Collec- tions. Some concern had been voiced in the past on the hand- ling of such documents. Mrs. Haight reassured the board;
she was quite pleased with the way they were stored and handled; nothing more needed to be done about them.
Mrs. Wethey read a short history of the Ladies' Library Association written in collaboration with Mrs. Hays. Mrs. Hays mentioned the various documents collected by Miss Eliz-
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 abeth Slack concerning the Association's relations with the School Board; she had some of those duplicated.
Mrs. Frayer paid tribute to Miss Pattengill and her devotion to the Association. She spoke of the corner stone of the old building of the Association formerly at 324 Ea.st
It is carved with the inscription "Ladies' she asked Mrs. Bader to see what could be
Huron Street.
Library 1885;"
done with it.
Winter to give to the Association an old Dutch book and
Finally, she spoke of the offer of Mrs. John
reminded the Board of the approaching centennial of the
Association.
Mrs. Wethey asked whether the board would be in favor
of buying the new facsimile of the Dresden Codex, a tenth century Mayan manuscript, for $100.00. Mrs. Van Tynes mo- tion to buy it was passed.
Mrs. Haight, chairman of the nominating committee, after thanking Mrs. Frayer for her work as president, pre-
sented the elate of new officers for 1963-1964: President, Mrs. J. Plumer
Vice-President, Mrs. J. Alexander
Secretary, Mrs. P. Youtz
Treasurer, Mrs. R. P. Innes
Chairman of the Book Committee, Miss E. Collins.
In the absence of the new president, Mrs. Frayer gave the chair to the new vice-president, Mrs. Alexander.
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And the meeting adjourned.
Respectfully submitted,
Madeleine B. Vibbert (Mrs. Charles B.) (acting as secretary in the absence
of Mrs. James Plumer)
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       TREASURER'S REPORT
Expenditures
Bank charges
15 shares Con- sumers' Power
Refund, Diamond Match
(Transfer to Bank Certifi- cate $1,000)
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
April 1, 1962 - March 31, 1963
Checking Savings
Bank Certif.
Acc't Acc't
Trust
[Typed by Alice S. Wethey April 1979]
Helen Bates Van Tyne, Treasurer
.59
1,280.63 10.50
149.73
1,426.43 1,000.00
2,576.16
Income
Abbott Laboratories
47.50 12.36 24.00 52.50 22.00 62.50
2,057.89 11. 25
9.38 73.50 124.00 47.84 41.87 60.00 67.50
41. 40 26.78 2.00 70.00
2,426.93
American
Bondholders'
Consumers
Detroit
Duquesne
Sale - Diamond National Diamond National - com.
Electric Power Management
Power
Bank and Trust
Lighting
Diamond National
Eastman Kodak
King Seeley
Monsanto Chemical Massachusetts Investors Phelps Dodge
Standard Oil of Indiana K bonds - U. S. Treasury Bank Interest
Dues
Pattengill
memorial
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pf.
281
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  rnrs. bruce e. vandermade
Dear Mrs. Vibbert,
The enclosed check is from
the Sorosis Louise
arbor,
January
Club of Schneider
rnichigan
7, 1963
Michigan suggested
[To Mrs. William Frayer] Dear Bertha:
Here is the Caroline Pattengill --
I am forwarding Library Association.
in
Vandermade that
[These copies free paper]
Fondly,
Madeleine [Mrs.
were made because the originals
Charles B. Vibbert]
were not on acid-
Pattengill.
1807
hanover, ann
in memory of Caroline
the check be sent to you since you are active in the Ladies' Library Association.
Sincerely,
Barbara Vandermade
Ann Arbor,
Sorosis Club check
Mrs.
of the Ladies'
15, 1963
I have written
it to you, as president
January
memory of
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 LADIESLIBRARYASSOCIATION Report of the Book Committee
April 1963
At the October meeting 1n 1962 I mentioned a discrep- ancy between our budget of on&-thousand dolla~a for the year 1961-1962 and the actual amount expended by the library.
This discrepancy bas now been eliminated. A total of sixty~ three titles, amounting to Cl,526.90 in 11ct prices, but only $1,012.13 in the sum actually pn1d. has been catalogued in the Ladies Library. The complete 11st with both sets of :prices is appended to this 1•eport.
The program for the oocond on -thousand dollars 1s well along. Already received are _twenty-three t1 tles, which amount to $364.95 in list prices, but which have actually
cost only C258.55. Th1rty ...e.1ght more titles are on order, wh1oh come to $669.20 1n 11st pr1ces. Thie interim 11et 1s also appended to the report.
It seems to be very muob to our advantage, in one respect, that the buying 1s done by the Public Library. The discounts available to 1t are considerably larger than those available
to us. For example, in recent years through Slater's we have bought the $18.00 UNESOObooks for $14.40. The Public Library buys them for us at Cll.70. Werarely get mere than a 20% discount through booksellers. The Public Library gets 30%and even many 40% discounts. Consequently, although the method is cumbersome for us, the resultG of this syetem are proving to
be beyond our expectations.
Respectfully submitted,
[)_,,({.:.A,.-,·(:J..0 t,.(,,,,, ot vVc.--U~1 Chairman, Book Committee.
283

 Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mr.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mr. M. W. Lacy
Friends Board a"J?pointed
Friends Board appointed
Library Association Friends
Board appointed Friends
Board appointed
Mr. Rev.
Metzner
I. Preis Prakken
ANN ARBOR PUBLIC LIBRARY ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS
Edward Stasheff. President
J. A. Van den Broek, Secretary Ronald Hinterman
James O'Brien
Homer
Charles Richard Laurence
Library
Director
James Jack
Chance. Plumer
Ladies'
Mr.
Mr. John McKevitt
School
President
board member of Friends
The Friends Ex officio·
of the Library
Superintendent
appoints 4 - 2
of Schools Library
each year
[Retyped on
paper by Alice S, Wetheyr
Hogan
The Board of Education appoints 4 - 2 each year.
Director President President Board of
all rag
of the
of Friends
of the Education
Ladies' Library
Association member)
June 1967]
July.
1963
observer
(13th
284

 Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan Meeting of October 24, 1963
The fall meeting of the Ladies' Library Association was held on October 24, 1963 at the home of the president, Mrs. James M. Plumer. Those present at the meeting were: Mrs. James Griffith Hays, Miss Helen Hall, Mrs. Joseph Hayden, Mrs. Camerson Haight, Miss Eleanor Collins, Mrs. Hayward Keniston, Mrs. R. Perry Innes, Mrs. James Plumer, Mrs.
Philip Youtz.
The minutes of the Annual Meeting, April 26, 1963, which had been taken by Mrs. Charles Vibbert in the absence
of the secretary, Mrs. Plumer, were read by Mrs. Youtz. There was one correction. Miss Colline suggested that the price
of the uDresden Codex" a facsimile of a manuscript which was
listed at $10.00 should probably be listed at $100.00. We actually paid $90.00 for it. The minutes were then accepted for filing.
Mrs. R. Perry Innes then read the Treasurer's report. She also stated that our bank certificate had been renewed. There followed some discussion on the handling of our invest- ment.a. Mrs. Innes said that the interest on our savings account was 3 1/2 %. Mrs. Hays remarked that funds in the Federal Savings and Loan drew 4 %interest, which was com- pounded quarterly. Mrs. Innes asked if it would be practical
to have an investment counselor go over our investments now
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 and then. Mrs. Hays said that one could always send 1n a
list of holdings to such a firm as Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith for advice. They advertise that "no amount is too small." The service would be free. Mrs. Haight felt that our position should be made clear to anyone whomwe consulted, that is, that we are a tax exempt institution in- terested in the security of our principal. Mrs. Hays then
said that each local bank has financial analysts. Mrs. Plumer inquired about the amount of income we received last year from our investments. The amount reported by Mrs. Innes was $2426.43 for 1963, of which $1000 was represented by our
certificate. This compared with income some years ago of $400. Mrs. hays then suggested that we get someone to go
over our investments and Mrs. Innes said she would feel more
comfortable if this were done. The Treasurer's report was then accepted for filing. Mrs. Plumer appointed Mrs. Hays and Mrs. Van Tyne to work with Mrs. Innes on a finance com- mittee to look over our holdings before the next meeting. This committee was also to consider whether we should keep money in savings accounts or invest it elsewhere.
Miss Collins, Chairman of the Book Committee, handed copies of Mrs. Harold Wethey's report of books purchsed in 1962-1963 to those who had not received them at the April
meeting. Mrs. Plumer appointed Miss Hall and Mrs. Arno
Bader to assist Miss Collins in the work of the Book Committee.
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 Mrs. Hayden reported that Mrs. Frayer and Mrs. Hays were members of her nominating committee.
Mrs. Innes reported that the Friends of the Library had assigned the proceeds of their spring book fair to Mr. Homer Chance, the librarian, for the purchase of children's books. The Friends operate a book cart project in St. Joseph's Hos- pital, which is financed in part by the Winifred Gibbons Mote Memorial Fund. They have two carts and they try to get to
all five floors of the hospital at least twice a week. They need volunteers. The Friends of the Library hold their Mem-
bership Tea on November 10th, 1963. Prof. Chet La More of
the College of Architecture and Design will speak. Some books given by the Ladies' Library Association will be shown. Miss Hall suggested that Miss Collins help on the book collecting
for the Friends' book fair next spring. Proceeds of their
last fair amounted to $1443.00. Mrs. Innes is our official representative to the Friends of the Library Board. She is also corresponding secretary of the Friends of the Library.
Mrs. Plumer reported that she had been to two general
and one special meeting of the Library Advisory Board. She ~ said that some library hours had had to be cut because the
millage asked for by the Board of Education last April was
not voted. For the same reason, the branch libraries are
out, for now, as there is no budget for them. The members
of the Library Council are listed on a sheet appended to
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287

 these minutes.
Mrs. Plumer commented that our Constitution mentions
an "historian" with a three-year term of office. Miss Patten- gill had been our historian. Mrs. Plumer wished to postpone the appointment of a new historian until the April annual meeting. She reminded us that our Centennial is in 1966.
Mrs. Bader was not present at this meeting, but Mrs. Plumer reported that Mrs. Bader had looked at the cornerstone of our former library building as requested at last April's meeting. This cornerstone is now in the Ann Arbor Public Library. Mrs. Bader has some ideas for its disposition which
she will report at our next meeting in April.
Mrs. Plumer then presented the slate of new members pro-
posed at our annual meeting, from which we are to vote to
fill our single vacancy. Mrs. John McKevitt was elected and the secretary was requested to so inform her.
Miss Collins read Mrs. Harold Wetbey's supplementary
book report. As of October 15th, 1963, $1000.78 had been spent for the last fiscal year on art books for the library. $498.40 has been spent to date in this fiscal year. She
then passed around a copy of the list of books ordered since June. Miss Collins said that Miss Stout, librarian, had re- ported that one of our purchases, a loose plate portfolio, needed to be bound. Mies Down told Miss Collins that one of
the books we had given the library had been lost and she
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 hoped that we would replace it. It was a book on the artist, George Grosz.
Mrs. Haight asked why we bought only books over $10.00
in price for the library when the library has a budget for
art books too. It was explained that the library wishes con- tinually to show an item for art books in its budget, so as
not to have that category -dropped, but that it buys the less expensive books, those under $10.00.
Mrs. Plumer then brought up a matter of new business.
It seems that Mrs. Millard Pryor, when she visited Taiwan, became interested in a group of American womenwhich was con- cerned because the Taiwan library had no books on western
art. These women formed a committee to supply these. Mrs. Pryor wondered if we could help in any way. In the discus- sion which followed it came out that our Constitution would not permit us to take up such a project. But there was no reason why individual members could not help. It was sug- gested that copies of the book lists of our purchases might be of use to the Taiwan committee as indicating art books recommended for a public library. The secretary was asked
to see that euch lists were sent. Miss Collins said she would get the lists together.
The meeting was then adjourned by Mrs. Plumer. Respectfully submitted,
Frances L. Youtz, Secretary.
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289

 This report is missing
from the
secretary's the minutes
the Treasurer's
notebook
of October
and
24,
also from
1963 we can read:
files.
then read certificate
In
"Mrs.
the treasurer's
R. Perry Innes also stated that our bank
report. renewed.
She There
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION TREASURER'S REPORT
October
2~, 1963
followed
Mrs. Innes
3 1/2%.
and Loan drew 4%, which was compounded quarterly.
asked if it would be practical to have an investment
go over our investments now and then. Mrs. Hays said that one could always send in a list of holdings to such a firm as Merrill,
on the
interest
Mrs. Hays remarked that funds in
some discussion said that the
investments. account
had been handling of our on our savings
was Savings
They advertise that would be free. Mrs.
be made clear to anyone whom
we consulted,
terested in
that each local
quired about the
our investments.
for 1963, of which $1,000 was represented by our certificate.
This compared with income some years ago of $400.00. Mrs. Hays
Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith
for advice.
"no amount
Haight felt that our position
The
service should
is too small".
the
security bank has
of our
principal. analysts.
Mrs. Hays then Mrs. Plumer
last year from
that is, that we are a tax exempt institution
in- said
in-
financial
amount of income we received
The amount reported by Mrs. Innes was $2,426.43
the
Federal
Mrs. Innes counselor
290

 then
and
were
filing.
to work with Mrs. Innes on
to go over our investments
our
meeting. should keep
This committee was money in savings
suggested that we get someone
would
a
holdings before the next
also to
accounts or invest it elsewhere."
Mrs. done.
Innes said she
feel report
Mrs.
finance
if this accepted for
Mrs. Van Tyne to look over
Mrs.
The
Plumer appointed
was then Hays and
committee
Treasurer's
consider whether we
(Added to the Treasurer's file by Alice
S. Wethey, June 1978]
more comfortable
291

 LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION REPORT OF THE OUT-GOING CHAIRMAN OF
THE BOOK COMMITTEE
meeting only an interim list purchased with the second
October
24, 1963
passed dollars
At around of
$1,398.15 in list
prices and $1,000.78 in the prices
we actually list price
the April
the books
could be one-thousand
a number of
to us by
added since then. The fiscal year
allocated
have been
pleted July 1st, 1963 and books have been received to a total of
paid.
was $33.00
As the this report
Respectfully
Alice
Beyond
and our
two more books
were received whose $21.45.
the books
purchased
that
out-going with the
the book the books chairmanship
committee received.
I
present
Cards for
book com-
all
mittee, 1960-1963, are now in our
of the file.
the Public
Schools. Quite
titles com-
actual
chairman of
final list of during my
payment
private card
submitted,
Sunderland Wethey
1962-1963 was
292

 M. S. Ipsiroglu and S. Eyuboglu, Turkey, Ancient Miniature~, series, Vol. 16, 1961
UNESCO
Andre Grabar and k. Mijatev, Mediaeval Wall Paintings, series, Vol. 16, 1962
Bulgaria:
UNESCO
18.00
18.00
10.00
18.00
11. 70
11. 70
6.50
11.70
Aline
Jan
Ellis
J.M.
Saarinen, Eero Saarinen Work, New Haven, 1962
in
Baroque
Britain,
Lauts, Carpaccio, Drawings, Phaidon,
K. Waterhouse,
Paintings 1962
Italian 1962
Roman
His
and
P~in~in~,
Bruegel the Elder, Phaidon,
Roynbee, Phaidon,
Phaidon, Art in
7.50 5.35
15.00 9.75
18.00
19
Ludwig Miinz, The Drawings of Pieter
J. Hillier, Utamaro,
Giacomo Caputo and Ancient Mosaics,
Vol. 18, !962 Jean Paul Crespelle,
Phaidon,
A. Kriss, Tunisia:
8.78 12.50 8.12
Ettinghausen,
1962
Arab Painting,
Calvesi,
The
Treasures
of the
Sight- 1960
LADIES' LIBRARY - 1962-1963
UNESCO series,
The Fauves, Society, 1962
New
York Graphic
Roumania,UNESCO series, Vol. 19, 1962
25.00 16.25 18.00 11.70
22.50 14.63
27.50 17.88
10.00 6.50 14.95 9.72
Richard Skira,
Maurizio
Vatican, Skira, 1962
Bernard Berenson, The Passionate seer, Simon and Schuster,
Cecil Roth, Jewish Art, McGraw-Hill, 1961
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1961 1961
13.50
list net
11.70
293

 '---' D. N. Wilber, Persian Gardens and Garden
-.J
John Lloyd Stephens, Incidents of Travel
in Yucatan. Engravings by Frederick Catherwood, 2 vols. (1845). New edition, University of Klahorna Press, 1962
Jean
Ars
by Degas,
1962
15.00
12.00
Pavilions, Sutherland
University
Hispaniae,
Tuttle, 1962 Boggs, Portraits
of California Press, Historia Universel
12.50 8.12
Arte
Vol.
Vol.
Vol.
del Barcelona, 1950-1962
Hispanico,
I, Prehistoric
Art, Iberian Celtic Tribes
Art, Punic and Greek
III, Art of the Spanish Caliphate, Mozarabic Art
Arabic
Vol IV. Mudejar Art
Vol. v. Romanesque Architecture
and
12.15 12.15
12.15
12.15 13.50 12.15 13.50 12.15
Sculpture
Vol. VI. Romanesque Painting and
Minor Arts
Vol. VII. Gothic Architecture
Vol. VIII. Gothic Sculpture
Vol. IX. Gothic Painting
13.50
Art, The Art of
the
Art,
II, Roman Art, Paleochristian
Art of the Visigoths, Art of Asturias
13.50 12.15
13.50 12.15
Vol. X. Ceramics, Porcelain, Glass
Vol. XI. Architecture of the Sixteenth Century
Vol. XII. Painting of the Sixteenth century
Vol. XIII. Sculpture of the Renaissance
Vol. XIV. Baroque Architecture
Vol. XVIII. Miniatures, Textiles and Embroideries, Goldsmith's Art
-2-
13.50 13.50
13.50
13.50
13.50 12.15
13.50 12.15
13.50 12.15 13.50 12.15 13.50 12.15
13.50 12.15
15.00 12.50
12.15
294

 Mario Prodan, The 1961
Margaret R. Scherer, Rome, Phaidon,
to Italian Renaissance Painting, Phaidon, 1959
Michael Levey, Painting in XVIII Century Venice, Phaidon, 1961
1956. Cecil Gould, An Introduction
Gisela M.A. Richter, Kouroi, Archaic Youths, Phaidon, 1960
Greek
Gisela M.A. of Attica,
Gisela M.A. Phaidon,
Richter, Archaic Gravestones Phaidon, 1961
W. G. Constable, 1962
Canaletto,
2 vols.
Lorrain:
1961
Oxford,
The
in
Marcel Rothlisberger, Paintings, 2 vols.,
Claude
Yale,
Schuyler Chinese
Carnmann, Toggles,
Substance University
1962
Painting of the
Renaissance
Harvard University Press, 1961
sylvania
The Jerusalem Windows of Marc Chagall,
Braziller,
S. J. Freedberg,
High
Greece,
Israel,
Ethiopia,
UNESCO seruesm UNESCO series,
UNESCO series,
k960
1960
1961
Press,
Art of the
Marvels
T'ang Potter,
of Ancient
20.00 9.95
7.50 6.00
7.50 6.00
6.50 5.20
25.00 20.00
15.00 9.75
7.95 6.36
Richter, Handbook of Greek Art, 1959
Charles Seymour, Art Treasures for The Kress Collection, Phaidon,
America, 1961
12.50
25.00
33.60
40.00
15.00 35.00
30.00 18.00
18.00
18.00
8.12
15.00
30.24
26.00
13.50 22.75
24.00
14.40 14.40 14.40
Paolo Enrico Arias and Max Hirmer, A Hist- ory of 1000 Years of Greek Vase Painting, 1962
1962
in Rome and Florence,
and
Symbol of Penn-
295

   Pierre Courthion, Douglas Cooper,
Manet, Abrams,
1962 dejeuners,
Abrams,
Cuts,
Churches
15.00
35.00
30.00
35.00
15.00
17.50
19.50
15.00
12.50
8.75
29.50
12.50
16.50
• $ 1,089.75
9.00
21.45
18.00
21. 00
9.00
10.85
15.60
9.75
8.12
5.69
19.17
8.12
13.70
3.00 1.95
797.32
Abrams, Hugo Claus,
1963 Karel
Appel
Painter,
Linoleum
1962
Wilhelm Boeck, Picasso
Abrams, 1963
Ernst Gall, Cathedral
and Abbey 1963
of
Leymarie, Jean,
French Painting:
t'lorld-Skira,
ed., Prints, 1962
Architecture, Vol. 12
- Wittenborn - Abrams
teenth
Zingrosser, hart
Century, Carl,
Paul Frankl, History
Pelican
Robert Lockhart,
The
1962
Pottery 1962
Dynasty,
Tuttle,
Chinese
Tuttle,
of
of
The
1962
Holt,
the
the
Six-
Rhine-
Berthold, Han Dynasty,
and
Winston,
Gothic of Art,
Postage
Postage
Totals, as of June 17, 1963
Pablo PicassQ,
Les
the Rhine, Abrams,
John Russell, Oskar Kokoschka, Watercolors,
Abrams, Beurdeley,
Tuttle, Flexner,
Little,
Hobson,
Ming Laufer,
196
Michel, Chinese
1962
James Thomas, That Brown, 1962
Trade
Wilder
Porcelain,
Image,
Wares
296

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LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN Report of the Book Committee
'J
Carried forward
Munro, Thomas, Evo1·ution in the Arts, Cleveland Museum of Art (distributed by Abrams), 1963
Schonberger, Arno and Halldor Soehner, The Rococo Age, McGraw-Hill, 1960
$1,089.75
30.00
10.00
23.50
50.00
25.00
17.50
25.00
17.50
15.00
14.00
25.00
$797.32
19.50
6.00
.30
15.28
30.00
.90
16.25
11.38
16.25
11.38
9.75
11.20
. 30
15.00
. 30
Morassi, Antonio, Paintings of
Complete Catalogue
B. T1epolo, Pha1don
Society, 1962
of
-
G. New York Graphic
World of Music, An Illustrated
Encyclo-
post.
post.
pedia, tributed
Ackerman, angelo,
Okudaira, Scrolls,
4 vols., Abradale
by Abrams), 1963
Press
(dis-
Michel-
Picture
June 17 - July 1, 1963
James, Architecture Studio-Viking, l96l
Hideo, Enaki: Japanese Tuttle, 1962
of
Berenson,
the Renaissance, The Florentine
2 vols., Phaidon - New York Graphic Society, 1963
of
Bernhard, Italian Pictures
School,
Space: Sculpture
Praeger, 1962 Pobe, Marcel, The Art of Roman Gaul,
University of Toronto Press, 1961
Arnason, H. H., Marca-Belli, Abrams, 1963
Comstock, Helen,
17th, 18th and 19th Studio-viking, 1962
Trier, Eduard, of the 2ath
Form and Century,
A.~erican Furniture: Century Styles,
post.
post.
297

   '-
1
Focillon, Henry, The Art of the West in the Middle Ages, Phaidon - New York Graphic Society, 1963
Vol. 1. Romanesque Art Vol. 2. Gothic Art
7.95
7.95
25.00 $1,398.15
18.00
15.00
5.17 5.17
16.25
1,000.78
11. 70
9.75
Barrett, Painting
Douglas and Basel
Gray,
of India, of Asia series,
Treasures
Skira-World,
1963
Tunisia, Ancient -·Art Series,
Mosaics, UNESCO World v. 19, New York Graphic
Society,
Briessen, Brush,
1963
Fritz von, Tuttle, 196
The
Way
of
·the
298

 Mrs. Taiwan Taipei,
Frank Tessitor,
Western Art Library,
Taiwan. Dear Mrs. Tessitor:
when she visited
One of our members, Mrs. Pryor, Taiwan recently, became very
in your plans for a for Taiwan. She
much western
little meeting.
interested
art books
of sent us your
brochure and we read this
at our fall
Unfortunately,
constitution, we can only purchase art books for
according the Ann Arbor Public Library. As individual
to our
members, however, we work of your committee.
can tell friends about the Would you be interested
in receiving art your own purchasing
recent purchases.
books with
or
do you
donation
prefer to do of money?
inexpensive books costing in consultation
art books so we over ten dollars.
has confine
of our
for
gifts to
and we wish you all success: Sincerely,
(Mrs. P. N. Youtz
1611 E. Stadium Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Mich.)
I am enclosing Our library
a list funds
our These
with the director
We feel you have a fine project
Frances
L. Youtz,
Secretary.
January
27, 1964
library
we select of the library.
299

 HONORARY ADVISORS
M. E. Ambassador end M,,. Alan G. Ki,lc
US AID/C-Trt
APO 63, Box 7 San Francisco,
Unietd States Ambuudor to H.E. Ch;-lHuuono
Minister oF Education, Chine
Profeuor David Berninghausen Director,
Univ. of Hinf"I. Library School
Or, Chiang Fu•tsuno. Director National Central Library
Hr. Cl;f,on Doy, Ch;ef Technical Resources Division USAID/Chino
China
H. E. end Mrs. Everett Drumright Formflr Ambassador to China
Mr. 11ndMo. Wesley Horaldson l=ormer Director, US AID/Chine
Or. ~uang Chun•pi. Director Department o~ l=ine Aru Taiwan Normal University
I have recently returned from an extended home
r.;••;, r.;w•n Dr.DonSoint-llouy,
Tu iwan ivestern Art
to was 1-.rs. r,.ary Lou
UNESCExOpert r.;.,.,;r,.;w•n
Library, Donnell She looked over
Libr ..,ry. 3rD-nch,
Mr.SunCh;a-chin
New York of titles
the
list
shm'1ed
~rs. Jomes Leoword Mrs. Chatles McGinley
ma3.e•
yours,
~ Mrs. Walter Shurkin Mrs. Sun To-ze ~su
Music Library Committee
Mr. ond Hrs_ Teno Chono-kuo, Chairmen
Sincerely
nize
prefer
the to
need for these books. send books or cash
:·fhether your ceobers -
is entirely up
for your considera-
to them.
donations The list cf titles is merely
Enc. (2)
......,
Jane Tessitor, President
Taiwan Western
TAIWAN WESTERN ART LIBRARY
The Ladies Libr~ry
Ann Arbor, 11'.dchigan Dear Mrs. Youtz:
Association
leave
your
in the letter
United States and was of January 27 waiting
delichted
fer mi.
to find
NATIONAL
OF THE
CENTRAL
LIBRARY
Mrs. P. N. Youtz, Secretary
Thank you for your kind words reg:::rdin€ the Tahmn VokooFAmerko,Wuhinowtointh the work that The Ladies Library .As::ociation is
Mr,CharleMscG;nleJry.:,~tuch•eoing for the Ann Arbor Public Library. 1'-iary Prvor '-.......,DepuCtyulturaAlffa,,O,FF,cer ~
us1s1r.;pe; told me a great deal about your efforts, and re"'ding Dr.endHrsH.owordPl,ersonsover the im;,ressive list of titles which ycu h2ve .::cE.::1ted
"1ra.ndH,sR,ichaMrdcCarthy
h;.FF,orEm Oiv;.;on ',lestern Art Lior·:1ry project. ~-/e' toot are i:ri'Dre ssed
O;roctours,AID!Ch;n. to the Ann Mr. Edoa, Pi~•. Repreunt.at:iv•
Asio l=ound.ation to China
During
Mr. Ran ln-tino. Artist ond
Adv;,otor Prov;ncGiolvernmerengtarding
that have Among the
Jean..11eny,
1 Mr.NeeWlollivor, su2;:3estionsthathavebeendrawnupby:,_rs.:)avid?inley
Arbor
my
addinE
been donated persons that
Director of City Public
TAIPEI.
TAIWAN CHINA
Li bro.ry' home leave,
surely
substantiates her claims. with cany ~_ecple
to the
F;n.ArteDeportment
ToiwonNormolUnivors;tyto me. They are lovely books, and I'll enlose 9.. list
and sugw.:ested some other
Mr.&,,., Tong C~ong-~uo, D .. n, +' t b th f h t • ~ , ' • t -
H
Not;onFo;lneArtsAcademy .1. Or YOU O See t O O er SU Ef:=eS l CnS 2,;°1l, 8.'.:..C.l l Ona
FinoArtsDeportment Yolo University
Mr. Charles Wilder. Oitector American Museum
oF Atomic: Eneroy, Ook R;dgo, Tenn.
Western Fine Arts Comm. President-Mn. Fronk T ussitor Secretory• Mn. Dovid ~inley
Treosuror-HMorsb.eHrturlbut Mr'S. Clifton Doy Mr,RichoCrdh;no-pH;n,g;.o
of my com1:1it tee. Any donations tb.:::t &.ny of your rr:embers ld 1111'•d'.._-
original to the
I talked
the Art LP:,r::iry.
collection
of
'::looks
I
talked
wou care to rnaKe wi
Chinese participants
those of us on the ·.restern Fine .1⁄2.rts Committee who reco;:-
February
C&lifornia 21, 1964
books wr1ich
sb..e
sure y oe ap9rec1£te oy ~ne
of the Western Art Library, and b~
tion. You can re:::t assured that we will be most gr:. tetul fd•,1
or
any ona t ions that your □emoers ca~e to Thank you so much for your interest.
Fine Arts Comm.
300

   TITL,
l'HE co;.PLEr6 TECHNIQUES
WESTFRN FINE AHTS AUTHOR
BOOKOF .ARTISTS' Kurt Herberts
CCl1l-ITTi:;E
PlJ:31.,ISHER OR SOURCE Praeger, 1958, & Arts
Houghton M1rfl1n Co., Boston, 1941
PRICE
11.95*
THE NATURAL llY TO DRAW
OIL PAINTINOTECHNI~UE HOWTO H.AKFCCLLAGES
Kim.on N1cola1dee
Frederic Taubes IIohn Lynch
Viking Pr ss
625 z,;ad1son >.v e, ?-.'"Y
CLAY&GLAZESFORTHEPOTTERDan1el Rhodes
Greenberg, NY(Lib. of Congress)
World Pub. Col, 1960 (Lib. of Congress)
Wittenborn & Co.
Wittenborn & Co.
BASIC DESIGN
CEZANNE'SCOMPOSITION --...~ULPTUH(HEow To type
book) COLORPSYCHOLOOYT,eaching
Color
Kenneth F. Bates
Erle Laran \f1111am Zarach
ON THE PH.c.NOMENOAF COLOR He1mendahl & LIGHT
30.00
10.50
18.50
175.00
ART BOOK SUGGESTIONS by
COLLAGES& THEIRMASTRS, Janis & Rudi Blesh College Art Assn. 1911 to 1961
The Dea1gn and Creation of Robert Von Neumann College Art Assn. Jewelry
T'WEl'1'rYPAINTARS AND newTHEY
WORK
GREAT,tDRAWINGOSF ALL TIME Vol. l-Ital1s.n
Vol. 2-German, Flemish
Dutch
Vol. 3-French, thru 1919
Vol. 4-0riental, Spanish ;:ntlieh, .lmer1can
Contemperary
THE ARTIST IN HIS S'r'UDIO ALEXAND.m LIBERMAN
PRIZE WINNINGOIL PAINTINGS
& WHYTHEYWON Marg~rot Harold
* 7 Arts orices--Membership, not 11st.
(NY)
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7 Arte had a special offer for ~160.00
Allied
Dept. A.M., 4110 Hillsboro Rd., Nab.ville 12, Tonn 6.95
Pub11cQt1ona,
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300b

  page -2- .TLE
:::>,
~A&~ER DRAWINGS, 19th C~TUfUl!S
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ART
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GREATFRENCHPAINTINS IN THE HERMITAGE
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John Richardoon Pierre Courth1an
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A. w. hellon Loctures tho Fine Arts, 1959 Bollinen Ser1esXXXV 8
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The Picture History of Photography Peter Pollach 7 Arts
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PHOTOGRAPHY A. Liberman, J. Tichenor 7 Arts
1958
H U II
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Mac MtllQn, 3rd Edition, ~uscum or Modern Art
1111n1111
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   X
50-Chefs-d'oeure
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12 vol.
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year)

 Mrs.
Ladies
1505 Golden, Ann Arbor.
continue husband and we
as secretary of the Ladies
Library at the
unable to My
James Library
President,
Dear Mrs. Plumer:
under the
of
and
ing and for
I have appreciated with you and with the
Board.
A commitment when education
to books
working
libraries
seems so
important
living should be available to everyone.
M. Plumer, Association,
retires from the expect to travel
I think
from the
{Mrs. Philip N. Youtz)
earning
a
Since
plans for
the Board
COpy
301
I regret very much that
I will be Association.
end of this
University next year,
circumstances.
June
future
as well. You
very much the opportunity
our other I should resign
are un-
certain,
will need a full quota of members to work on the centenary plans for the L. L.A. and I think I should not hold a place
Best
wishes for your Sincerely
work,
1611 East Stadium Ann Arbor, Michigan
Blvd.
April
4, 1964
Frances L. Youtz.
today
for liv-

 Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Miss Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Miss Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs.
John Alexander {1958) Arno L. Bader {1962) George Cameron (1962) Eleanor Collins (1956) Wm. A. Frayer (1951) Stanley Dodge (1940) Cameron Haight (1951) Helen Hall (1948)
Joseph Hayden (1940) James G. Hays (1930)
R. Perry Innes (1960) Hayward Keniston (1958) John G. MoKevitt (1963) James M. Plumer (1951) Millard Pryor (1960) Josselyn Van Tyne (1951) Charles Vibbert (1951) Harold E. Wethey (1951) John G. Winter (1929)
788 Arlington
285 Orchard Hills 1515 Ottawa Dr. 703 s. Forest
745 Riverview 1547 Washtenaw 2112 Vinewood 715 S. Forest 1530 Hill
1555 Washtenaw 3125 Geddes
1507 E. Park Pl. 1501 Glen Leven 1505 Golden
715 Spring Valley 1921 Cambridge 1710 Hermitage 2009 Morton
901 s. Forest
NO 3 5879 NO3 5898 NO2 9109 NO3 6255 NO2 3347 NO2 0620 NO3 4520 NO8 6331 NO8 8033 NO2 1430 NO2 3902 NO2 4164 NO3 8147 NO2 1230 NO 2 2ll8 NO2 0822 NO 3 4433 NO 2 6027 NO3 1723
Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan Board Members in 1964
302

 The held on
Tyne, at Mrs. John Mrs. Arno
Association was
William Collins,
The the old
Frayer. Miss Helen
Mrs. John
president, association
Hall, Mrs.
Mrs. Philip
Perry Youtz.
annual Thursday,
Library of
3:30.
Alexander.
Bader, Mrs. George
Mrs. Mrs.
Mrs. Joseph Innes
reported
found that. until
Josselyn Van James Plumer,
Present
were Mrs. Van Tyne,
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Minutes
meeting of the April 30th,
-
April
Ladies'
at the home
Mrs. Hayward Cameron,
Vibbert,
McKevitt,
Mrs. Plumer. records she
that in
annual meeting was opened with
She thought it would be nice to revive the custom and she read
a passage from The minutes
the sixth chapter
of the Wisdom the secretary and
of Solomon. were approved proceeds of
for the port
filing with [Winifred
of the St.
namely that the Memorial Fund do not
were read one correction,
by
Gibbons] Mote Joseph's Hospital
the sup-
The treasurer's report was funds on hand to date of $3,551.30.
read.
a total of
Certificate
$2,406.18.
shares of stock held by
in the around an
Savings account is
Mrs. Alexander into capital. Mrs.
asked Plumer
Library
if we were putting
accounts for $1,000.00;
The treasurer
itemized list Association.
our savings asked if we should continue
of the
back to keep
passed the Ladies
a
30, 1964
Keniston, Mrs.
Charles
Hayden, Mrs.
, Miss Eleanor
looking over 1916, the Scriptures.
reading from the
go to
It showed
Of this amount, our Bank
bookcarts.
303

 a sum in savings or put it into bonds. Mrs. Alexander wondere if there was any reason why we should not buy common stocks.
Discussion Miss
books this
was passed. Mrs.
followed.
Hall then moved that we allocate $1,000 to purchase
ter and if it the motion.
saw Mrs.
fit, Bader rate
savings
invest also
suggested the Federal
the mat- seconded
getting Loan than
not be Mrs.
next year. Mrs.
Bader moved that
Alexander seconded
the
motion. It
a better
from our
tied up on an annual basis as is our Bank Certificate.
interest
present
from
account and
that this
and would
the
finance committee in stocks. Mrs.
that we Savings
study Vibbert
Van Tyne did
She thought,
mittee,
ther discussion, Mrs. Bader withdrew her motion.
then moved that we refer all of this to the finance committee and
that this Miss Collins
committee in seconded
turn report this motion.
to the executive committee. It was passed.
not approve of investing in Federal
Savings and
the finance com- After some fur- Mrs. Frayer
however, that we should not instruct . but give them more responsibility.
Miss
brought with her for our perusal some of the books we had purchased for the library.
report
It was announced that Mrs. ponding secretary of the Friends
Collins gave the
of the Book Committee. She had
There was some discussion of the Branch Library. This is not a possibility at present as the funds to support it have not
Innes had been re-elected of the Library.
corres-
would be
Loan.
304

 been voted. was that it people who
It was thought that
the
advantage of such a library
the which
branch would
would not include
the main Mrs.
could Arbor
Mrs. Bader reported that be installed in one of Public Library.
the
three
building
at the Ann
The secretary
which
was interested.
had books to contribute
periodicals
gave
a list
Mrs. Plumer the organization
reported of the
that March Ladies' Library
18th, 1866 was the Association.
ed Mrs. ready minded Mrs. spring. Prof.
Alexander
The
president then read
Mrs. Youtz' letter and Mrs. Youtz Association.
of resignation.
would would
library still
spread education, not otherwise get
making them.
books available to Like the bookmobile,
basic reference books library.
Tessitor of Taiwan,
in which their library
This
member of the Ladies' Library
was made an
emeritus
by Mrs. all
for
was
accepted with regret
The slate Hayden, chairman
of
officers
of the nominating committee.
with the exception of the
the present officers
be available read a letter of books and
at
the from
Members of the Ladies'Library
then took down Mrs. Tessitor's
who address.
date of She appoint- to get
She re-
to head celebration
a committee
of the centennial
her choosing in 1966.
for the
us that this date is
actually report
only three meetings at our annual meeting
from now.
next available,
Alexander was asked to
Several
Clever Bald's, Miss
of
the organization
are
good histories Hannum's
and Mrs. stone from
possible
Wethey's. our old
places
for
the coming year
was given It included secretary,
of
Association
305

 which office Mrs. Bader's
was proposed, Mrs. Van Tyne moved for this slate. Her motion was
that a unanimous seconded. The elected: Mrs. dent; Mrs. Innes Collins, chairman
To fill the
have been doing this library orders the with the director. Education. She Bader seconded
with our special funds for three years. The books which we have selected in cooperation
Then we pay for them through the Board of
Mrs. Literature
Youtz for
a copy of articles
the Saturday
Week". One
of In
had
described the
in honor problems
this year its library friends
of the
of
was cut and all over the
economy move article recommended that
of the Library budget
Congress.
the general
name be cast passed Plumer, president;
ballot slate was
and the Mrs.
following Alexander,
officers vice
were presi-
, treasurer;
of the book
Mrs. Bader secretary; committee.
and Miss
vacancy on the board, several names were sug-
gested and Mrs. Plumer said they would be voted on at the fall
meeting.
Mrs. Plumer then asked if any new business was to be reported.
Mrs. her the
Innes report. finance
asked if some other member
of the group should and it was suggested
audit that
This has committee
been customary
do this.
Collins said that by buying
Miss
we get a much better discount than we would in any other way. We
moved that we
continue this arrangement. was passed.
Mrs.
the motion, then exhibited
April, which the authors
It
the
country should write the chairmen
from various
books through the library
Review of of "Library
306

 [Congressional] committees
concerned with our
national space
library and the
and urge
personnel
president passed.
them to provide
needed write
funds for on work.
the physical
Mrs. Youtz moved that motion was seconded and
submitted,
to carry
such a letter. The
our
Respectfully
Frances, L. Youtz, secretary
From the Minutes of the meeting of November 3, 1971, an Addendum to these Minutes of April 30, 1964:
Mrs. Youtz has left Ann Arbor and is no longer an active member in the Ladies' Library Association. She is also not an emeritus member because she did not serve for over ten years.
[Retyped in double space and on all rag paper by Alice S. Wethey, June 1978)
307

     LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION TREASURER'S REPORT - April 1, 1963 - March 31, 1964
INCOME Abbott Laboratories
SHARES
1963-64
42.50 28.93 45.00 17.00 65.50 24.50 78.55 63.79
128.00 53.36 41.77 60.00 77.10
41. 40 40.00
28.54 17.36
1. 40 854.70 145.12
2,406.18 1,000.00
4,406.00
- already
Joan
1962-63
American
Consumers
Detroit
Duquesne
B. M. I.
Eastman
Eastman
King Seeley
Monsanto Chemical
Mass. Investors Trust
Phelps Dodge
Standard Oil Indiana
25 12 15 10 50
10
40
23 101 20
30
47.50 12.36 52.50 22.00 62.50 24.00 73.50
124.00 47.84 41.87 60.00 67.50
41. 40
U.S. Bonds, Bank Certificate
Bank interest Bank interest Dues
Checking Savings
Bank certificate
Expenditures - checking.
Electric Power
Power
Trust
Bank and Lighting
Kodak Kodak
Account account
of
Series K $1,000
12/1/63 3/1/64
[Typed by Alice S. Wethey, June 1978]
Innes, TREASURER
(sale stock)
Safety
Deposit
Total box $4.40
deducted
from
Total
308

 LADIES' LIBP_i\~Y ASSOCIATI·:n~· OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGh.1--i HOLDINGS -- 1963 - 1964
ABBOTT LA13O~TORIES, 3 for l sp] it, ~1ay } 964, and ai vidend up from 1963
Number of shares had been 25, net 75. AMERICANELECTRIC POWER, number of shares 12.
CONSUMERS' POWER• munber of shares 15 or 3 0. DUQUESNELIGHTING. Number of shares 50, Dividend
up from last year. EASTMANKODAK. 30 shares.
KING SEELEY. 80 shares. Dividend raj_sed July this year. A split wil 1 probabl ~, come soon.
MONSANTOCHEMICAL. 22 shares.
MASSACHUSETTS INVESTORSTRUST. 101 shares now through taking
PHELPS DODGE. 20 shares, STANDARD OIL OF INDIANA,
Split 1954, 2 for l. Sept. 1964. Split Number of shares 30.
DETROIT BANK. 10 shares.
In savings at Ann Arbor Bank $3,618.00, $1,000 of that will
be needed by the Book Committee, Miss Eleanor Collins, Chairman.
Joan Innes, Treasurer.
capital gains
in shares.
Dividend up again 1964.
309

 Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan Report of the Book Committee, 1963 - 64
The Book Committee of the Ladies Library Association submits the accompanying list of titles added to the collec- tion of the Ann Arbor Public Library during 1963-64. At the present date fifty titles have been acquired with a list
price totar of $984.85. The actual cost was $718.16, an average discount of about 37 %. Further volumes are on order which should bring the total amount spent before the end of tne r1scal year, June 1st, to about $1004.96.
A member of the library staff has requested that more books on crafts and house planning be given consideration
by the committee in making lists of suggested purchases. Apparently the supply is never equal to the demand.
With this year the Association has completed the expend- iture of the $3,000.00 granted us by the Board of Education.
Respectfully submitted,
Marian Bader
Helen Hall
Eleanor Collins, Chairman
310

 Books acquired 1963-1964 (July 1, 1963 - April 30, 1964)
Codex Dresdensie: Die MayaHandechrift der Sachsischen Landesbibliothek, Dresden, Akademie Verlag, l962
Kitzinger, Ernst, The Mosaics of Monreale, s. F. Flaccovio, 1960
Honour, Hugh, Ohinoiserie: The Vision of. Cathay, Dutton, l962
D'Harcourt, Raoul, Textiles of Ancient Peru and their Techniques, University ot Washington Press, 1962
Herberts, Kurt, Oriental Lacquer: Art and Technique, Thames and Hudson, 1962
90.00 90.00
65.00 58.50
12.50 10.00
22.50 18.00
♦8.00 43.20 post. 2.80
The Great Agee of World Architecture Braziller, 1961 - (64.95 each)
series,
59.40
38.64
Alex, William. Japanese Architecture, 1963 Branner, Robert. Gothic Architecture, 1961 Brown, Frank. Roman Architecture, 196l
Hoag, John. Western Islamic Architecture,
1963
Lowry, Bates, Renaissance Architecture,1962 MacDonald, William, Early Christian and
Byzantine Architecture, l962 . Millon, Henry, Baroque and Rococo Archi-
tecture, 1961
Robertson, Donald, Pre-Columbian Archi-
tecture, 1963.
Saalman, Howard, Medieval Architecture,1962 Scranton, Robert, Greek Architecture, 1962 Scully, Vincent, Modern Architeoture,1961
Wu, Nelson, Chinese and Indian lrohitecture,
1963
Cotterell, Howard H. Old Pewter, Tuttle, 1963
Ecke, Gustav, Chinese Domestic Furniture, Tuttle, 1963
Grivot, Denis and Zarnecki, George, Gislebertus, Sculptor of Autun, Orion, 1961
Pope-Hennessy, John, Italian High Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture, 3 vols. Phaidon, 1963
27.50 25.00
15.00
37.50
17.87 16.25
9.75 24.37
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  Schoder, Raymo~a, Masterpieces of Greek Art, 12.50 New Yrok Graphic Society, 1960
8.12
28.80
28.80
3.60
4.85
18.40
10.75
9.00 5.55
11.50
15.55
12.40
21.60
10.25
4.70
9.80
21.50
19.50
Encyoloped1a o! World Art, Vol. 7, McGraw- Hill, 1963
Encyclopedia of World Art, Vol. 8, McGraw- hill, l963
Saisselin, Remy, Style, Truth and the Por- trait, Cleveland, Museum of Art, 1963
Rothenstein, John, The Tate Gallery, Abrams, 1963
Richie, Donald, Katachi: Japanese Pattern and desif§ in Wood, Paper and OlaY• .Abrams, 63
Fiocco, Giuseppe, Paintings by Mantegna, Abrams, 1963
32.00 32.00
6.00
7.50 30.00
17.50 Rewald, John, Camille Pissarro, Abrams, 1963 15.00
Wilkinson, Charles, Iranian Ceramics, .Asia House, 1963
Boon, K. G. Rembrandt: The 6omplete Etch- ings, Abrams, l963
Berve, Helmut, Greek Temples, Thestres and Shrines, Abrams, 1963
8,50
18.50
25.00
Wehle, Harry, Great Paintings from the Prado 20.00 Museum, Abrams, 1963
Huyghe, Rene, Delacroix, Abrams, 1964 35.00 Berenson, Ruth and Nuhlen, Norman, George 12.50
Grosz, Arts Inc., 1960
Walker, John, National Gallery of Art, Wash- 7.50
ington, D. 6., Abrams, 1963
The Sculpture of Karel Appel, Abrams, 1963
Meyer, Franz, Marc Oba.gall, Abrams, 1964 Weller, Allen, Art USANow, 2 vols, Studio-
V1k1ng, 1963
15.00
35.00 30.00
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  C ine Moss cs and escoes. 18.00 d Art Series, Vol. 20,
New York Graphic Society, 1963
Bussaglim Mario, Painting of Central Asia, 20.00
ll.70
13.00
16.25
6.50
11.67
Skira-World, 1963
Cooper, Douglas, Great Private Collections,
Macmillan, 1963
Emmerich, Andre, Art Before Columbus,
Simon and Schuster, 1963
Huyghe, Rene, Larousse Jmoyclopedia of Byzantine and Mediaeval Art, Prometheus-Putnam, 1963
Muraro, Michelangelo and Grabar, Andre, Treasures of Venice, Skira-World, 1963
25.00
10.00 17.95
Schuler, Josef, Great Drawings of the Mas- 25.00 lJll:.!!, Putnam, 1963
16.25 11.37 9.75
13.00
16.25
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Selz, Jean, Modern Sculpture: Origins and Evolution, Braziller, l963
Soby, James Thrall, Ben Shahn: Paintings. Braziller, 1963
Yarwood, Doreen, The Architecture o! Eng- ~. Putnam, 1964
Gu1art, Jean, The Arts of the South Paoifio, Golden Press, l963
Orders out~tanding Less 20 %
17.50
15.00
20.00
25.00
29.50 ' 19.17
----
---
718.16 286.80 $1004.96
984.85 358.50
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 Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan Meeting of October 27, 1964
The fall meeting of the Lad1ea 1 L1bra~y Association was held at the home of Mrs. Joseph Hayden on Tuesday. October 27, 1964, at 3:30 o'clock. After an elegant collation the meeting was called to order by the President, Mrs. PlumAr. Present were Mrs. John Alexander, Vice-President, Mrs. Arno Bader, Secretary, Mrs. George Cameron, Miss Eleanor Collins, Chairman of the Book Committee, Mrs. Stanley Dodge, Mrs. William Frayer, Mrs. Cameron Haight, M1ss Helen Hall, Mrs. Joseph R. Hayden, ~rs. James Griffith Hays, Mrs. Hayward Keniston, Mrs. John McKev1tt, Mrs. James M. Plumer, President, Mrs. Millard Pryor, Mrs. Charles Vibbert, Mrs. John Winter, Mrs. Harold Wethey. Absent were Mrs. R. Perry Innes, Trea-
surer, and Mrs. Josselyn Van Tyne.
The minutes of the Spring meeting, recorded by the for-
mer Secretary, Mrs. Philip Youtz, were read and approved as read. As the Treasurer was absent, Mrs. Hays presented her report, saying that a more complete one will be made at the next Spring meeting. At present there is 13,618.00 in the Ann Ar~or Bank account, $1,000 of wh1oh will be spent during the current year by the Book Committee. As the Finance Oom- m1ttee ha~ not yet held a meeting there was no 11st available of the stocks the Aasoc1at1on owns. Mrs. Wethey provided a 11st made out in 1957 and Mrs. Haye read it and commented on
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 on the healthy state they seem to be in, as she pointed out many that she knew had 1noreased 1n nuIDber and value.
Miss Collins submitted the report of the Book Committee. Seventy-four volumes have been purchased, amounting to a
total of fl,000.50. Mies Collins, 1dth great physical effort, brought many of these beautiful books to the meeting so that the members could see them. A complete 11st of these volumes is appended.
Miss Collins also reported that Mr. Ohance, the Director of the Ann Arbor Public Library, has entered into a written agreement with the Aesooiat1on whereby the Association is enabled to establish a Revolving Account Fund with the Ann Arbor Board of Education 1n order to take advantage of the greater discounts offered by pubiishere to such institutions. This privilege is to be continued 1ndef1n1tely. This signed agreement 1e appended to these minutes.
Mias Ooll1ns, ae Oha1rman of the Book Committee, spoke with appreciation of the help she has received from M1se Vir- ginia Stout, the Order Librarian of the Ann Arbor Public Lib- rary, and expressed a wish that the Association show its gratitude in the form of a letter to Miss Stout. Mrs. Vibbert made a motion that the Secretary write suoh a letter, and Mrs. Keniston seoonded 1t, and the motion was carried. The carbon
oopy of the letter written is appended.
After some further discussion and comments on books and
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 the payments for them, Mrs. Hayden made a motion that the
Board of Education be given five hundred dollars by the Trea- surer at this time for book purchases and the remaining amount of five hundred dollars given when 1t becomes necessary to do so. Miss Hall seconded this motion and 1t was passed.
Mrs. Plumer informed the members that Mr. Chance was much interested in the plans for the coming centennial celebration
of the Ladies' Library Association and would be most coopera- tive about helping with such arrangements that would be made. Mrs. Plumer urged all members to "Think, think, think" about what could be done in the way of entertainment, publicity,
and, perhaps, increasing our funds, and to pass on all ideas, and brilliant thoughts to Mrs. Alexander, General Chairman of this affair.
The President then made some observations about the sue• ceseful outcome of pressure on the U. s. Goverment for restor- ing cuts made in the budget of the Library of Oongress. Mrs.
Keniston explained how every library in the country would be affected by the services the Library of Congress could give, were such a cut made. Mrs. Plumer then read excerpts from a book she had found in the Ann Arbor Public Library consisting of reports of Ladies' Library Associations of the State of Miohigan and published by the State in 1876. The Ann Arbor Aseoc1at1.on reported a most "1nterest1ng lecture was given
by Miss Clark on 'The Beautiful and Useful'". These clubs or
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 Associations were in many instances the beginnings of the Public Libraries in many towns throughout the State, and
their early struggles for existence are interesting and fre• quently amusing. It was deo1ded that since the Ann Arbor Ladies had squeezed many lemons with no profit at a Lemonade Stand set up on the Court House lawn on the Fourth of July,
that we would be wise to avoid duplication of such effort. Mrs. Plumer also gave some information on the meeting
of the Library Advisory Council she h~d attended, and .the
part 1t plays in the community. She reported that the Board of Education regards the Oouno1l'e recommendations for im- provement of the Library's service to the Community very highly, even though some of them, auch as extending the hours
to be open, required further allocations of funds. She·thought it would be well to publicize the fact that the Library Advis- ory Council exists for the purpose or making the Public Lib- rary more useful, and that suggestions ma.de to it for that purpose would be helpfu.l.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 P. M.
Reapectfully eubmitted,
Marian Bader, Secretary.
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LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION REPORT OF THE BOOK COMMITTEE
the Arbor 1964. $1000.50 of the
At question
books
Library discounts
Last
during
April
spent for the
also completes
by the Board the Ladies' Library
mittee's
week Mr.
chairman that the
the of in
Librarian, Education
notified
had agreet fund in
the
to its
The Book Committee of the accompanying list of titles
Ladies' added period
Library to the
Association collection
the Association a revolving
to deposit account permits
Board money the
would
a
revolving
office. time
commend
Public
This brings
$3000 granted a previous
the meeting of
was given
concerning Association department in
the might
possibility that
made through advantage
institutions.
payment for the the Public
order offered
order
of the
greater
com- allow
limits. choice through
these extra duties.
funds still
and
to be spent have complete
without control
Library
the amount
30,
1964 to
year 1963-1964
the for 74 titles.
total
to
raised by the
be to take
The Association
of the would be processed
of books, the order Miss Virginia
but the department of
payments Library. librarian,
most heartily Her lists from which
of clarity
these reports and efficiency.
by publishers Homer Chance,
to such
This Association
the expenditure of Education. Association the
orders
the Stout, the order
is at
willing to assume
I
should very her help and
much like, friendliness
are compiled
this point,
to this Association. are always models
amount
October
27, 1964
submits
of the Ann June 1,
to
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 The purchase
Committee, from the
as always, will be happy to receive titles for members of the Association.
Respectfully
Marian Helen Eleanor
submitted,
Bader Hall
Collins, Chairman
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 LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION Books acquired April 30, 1964 - July 1, 1964:
Hunter, Sam, Hans Hofmann, Abrams, 1964
Vallier, Dora, Henri Rousseau, Abrams, 1984
Bandi, Hans-Georg, The Art of the Stone Age, Crown, 1961 (Art of the World series).
Friedenthal, Richard, Letters of the Great Artists, 2 vols., Random House, 1963.
Gasser, Manuel, Self-portraits from the 15th Century to the Present Day, Appleton-Century, 1963.
Gould, Mary Earle, Early American Wooden Ware, Tuttle, 1962.
Heydenryk, Henry, The Art and History of Frames, Heineman, 1963.
Hitchcock, Henry Russell, Architecture of Skid- more, Owings and Merrill, 1950-1962, Praeger, 1963.
Kahler, Heinz, The Art of Rome and Her Empire, Crown, 1963 (Art of the World series).
Leuzinger, Elsy, The Art of Africa, Crown, 1960 (Art of the World series).
McCoy, Esther, Modern California Houses, Reinhold, 1962.
Matz, Friedrich, The Art of Crete and Early Greece, Crown, 1962 (Art of the World Series).
Stubbe, Wolf, Graphic Arts in the Twentieth
List Net 25.00 15.40
25.00 15.40 6.95 5.56
15.00 12.00
12.95 10.36
8.50 6.80
10.00 8.00
18.75 15.00
6.95 5.56
6.95 5.56
12.50 10.00
6.95 5.56
30.00 24.00
8.00 6.40
Century, Praeger,
Sullivan, Michael, Art, University
1963.
An Introduction to Chinese of California Press, 1961
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Tunnard, Christopher and Pushkarev, Boris, Man-made America: Chaos or Control? Yale University Press, 1963.
Ware, George W., German and Austrian Porcelain, Crown, n. d.
Woldering, Irmgard, The Art of Egypt, Crown, 1963 (Art of the World series).
Woolley, Leonard, The Art of the Middle East, Crown, 1961 (Art of the World series).
Butlin, Martin, Turner Watercolours, London,
15.00
12.50
6.95
6.95
13.75
25.00
25.00
29.50
38.50
15.00
10.00
391.65
984.85
$1,376.50
12.00
10.00
5.56
5.56
12.38
15.40
15.40 19.17
25.02
9.75
6.50
282.34
718.16
1,000.50
Barrie and Rockliff, Lee, Sherman, A History
1962.
of Far
Eastern Art,
Abrams, 1964.
Jacques, French Poussin, Skira
Dictionary of
Proj•ects, Struc- 1963.
Abrams,
Schmutzler,
Chatelet, Painting:
1964.
Robert, Art
Nouveau, Albert and Thillier,
World, 1963.
Elville, E. M., The Collector's
Glass,
Nervi, Pier tures,
Soby, James Braziller,
1962.
Buildings, Praeger,
Taplinger,
Luigi, 1953-1963,
From Fouquet to
-
Thrall, Ben Shahn: 1963.
His
April
Graphic Art,
30, 1964 Total
Books purchased July 1, 1963
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 Name of Account: Date Established:
Ladies'
October, 1964.
Account: To purchase
Purpose
Source
Person
of the
Disposition
Homer R. Chance, Director.
of the Account when no longer active: This account is to be active
Signed: Homer R. Chance
of Income: Contributions ciation
or persons responsible Ann Arbor
the Ladies'
Library
the account:
Asso-
Ann Arbor Public Schools Revolving Fund Account
Information
Library
Association. Code:
Art Books.
from
of Ann Arbor.
for administering Public Library
671183
672183
(Income) (Expenditures)
indefinitely.
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 Miss Virginia L. Stout, 2180 Medford Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Dear Miss Stout:
At the fall meeting of the Ladies' Library Association yesterday, a resolution was moved and qu1ck1y
passed with complete assent, that the Secretary ot that organization write you and thank you for the constant, cheer- ful assistance you have given the Book Oomm1ttee, and more especially, the Oh.airman of that Oommittee, Miss Oollins.
If the Ann Arbor Public Library has a rather outstanding collection of Art books, and of course we all think it has, you may well take pride in that it wouldn't
be there without your help, for the "Ladies 11 of the Library Association know they could not have put them on the shelves without you.
It gives me pleasure to be the Secretary privileged to convey to you our real appreciation and thanks.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Arno L. Bader, Secretary.
October 28, 1964
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 Ladies• L1brarY Association of AnnArbor, Michigan heeting of April 26, 1965
The annual spring meeting of the Ladies• Library Aeeo- c1at1on was held at 3:00 P. M. on Monday, April 26, at the home of Mrs. James G. Hays. Present were: Mrs. John Alexan- der, Mrs. Arno Bader, Mrs. George Caceron, ~1ss Eleanor Col- lins, Mrs. Stanley Dodge, Mrs. Cameron Haight, Mies Helen Hall, ~re. Joseph Hayden, ~..rs. J. Griffith Hays, Mrs. R. Perry Innes, Mrs. John McKev1tt, Mrs. James Plumer, Mrs. Charles Vibbert, Mro. Harold Wethey. Absent were: Mrs. William Frayer, ~rs. Hayward Keniston, Mrs. Millard Pryor, Mrs. Josselyn Van Tyne and Mrs. John Winter.
After an "elegant Tea" Mre. Plumer, the President, opened the ceet1ng with verses from the Scriptures: Ecclesiastes,
38th chapter, verses from~ on. Those deal most appropriately with the art of the craftsman.
The minutes of the laat meeting were read by the secre- tary, Mrs. Bader, and approved as read.
The President road a letter from Mro. Frayer thanking tho Ladies for sending her flowers to try to help ease the misery of a broken hip.
Miss Collins gave the report of the Book Committee, and she put on display some big (and heavy, ehould wo Bet God• trey's to help her aomot1me?) beautiful volumes she and Miss Hall bad brought for ue to see. In all, the Assoc1ation has
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 ............
contributed forty-two titles to the .AnnArbor Public Library thia past year. It wo.sdecided to have the Treasurer issue another check for five hundred dollars to the Ann Arbor Board of Education for further purchases. A 11st of books pur- chased and the report of the Book Oominittee is appended.
Mrs. Innes read the Treasurer's report on tho finances of the Aesociat1on. At tho present time the Assoo1at1on bas a total of 4,212.30 on deposit 1n checking nnd savings ac- counts. Of this, $1,191.30 was received as earnings on stocks Olmed by the Association. Appended is the Treasurer's Roport, containing a list of the stocks owned at this time and the return on them for last year and this.
Mro. Innes gave n report on the lost meet1ne of the Friends of the Library, telling of aoco of the gifts the Friends have made to the Library and the poasibil1t1es they have explored to be of rnoro service to the Community. There
is to be oxper1mentat1on with "book deposits" in various Com- munity Centore in the hopo of reaching some of the moro under- privileged youngsters (and their parents) in the city.
Mrs. Plumer reported on the activities of the Ann Arbor Public Library Advisory Council 1 stating that the Library now belongs to a new "Syatet:1s11 group w1thin tfhich Librar1es can not only aid ono another in obtn1n1nB n wider number ot books to circulate and a central nrea whcro "paper work" can be
done 1 1n this caao the Ann Arbor Library, but it makoe it
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 poes1ble tor libraries to obtain both State and Federal funds. tho Oity Library having already received twenty-five h\Uldred dollars. While this System is of much greater value to the small libraries of the State, 1t has some advantages to us also.
The President then read a letter from Mrs. Preis, say- ing that the self-constituted ''Ladies Auxiliary" of the Friends of the Library would be grateful for help on the oc- casion or the dedication of the new Loving Branch Library.
It was decided ue all could work. and would willingly do so when asked.
Mrs. Plumer then turned tho meeting over to Mra. Alex- ander, Chairman of the Centennial Celebration, which falls
on March 19. 1966. Mrs. Alexandor read, to start d1ecussion. a beautifully organized and comprehena1ve papor on the vari- ous problems involved and possible solutions to them concern-
ing the Centennial. Since this paper could not be adequately covered 1n these minutes 1t 1s, therefore, appended. After much discussion on many points, it was decided to allocate
at thi~ time the sum of five hundred dollare toward the var- 1oue expenses 1-1hiohseem nocossary to eta.rt the program off, always hoping, of course, that it will cover invitations.
other necessary printing, and tho 0 collat1on." It should cover too, tho cost of setting the cornerstone of the first Library building into one ot the walls of the present building
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 and a bronze plaque of identification. Mrs. Bader was to undertake the determining the cost of th1s.
The Ladies were canvassed as to whomthey would like
to have as a speaker at the Celebration and the concensus was that Mr. Bidlack and Mr. Peckham and Mr. o. Bald were the persons who have evinced an interest in local history and they should be invited to speak in that order, with the hope that by offering an honorarium of fifty dollars, Mr. Bidlack would and could undertake the speaking aaslgrunent. That amount to be covered by the five hundred, of course!
In an attempt to determine the date of Easter, and hence the date for our celobratlon, Mrs. Plumer consulted Mrs. Haye' Prayerbook, but unfortunately ~rs. nays seems to be a little behind with her Prayers, for the Easter tables in her book stopped 1n 1899. Therefore, it was decided to consult with the President of the Friends of the Library before setting a date and prevent the duplication of events on the aame day.
During a discussion of displays it we.a suggested that items important and 1ntereat1ng in the growth of the Assoo1a- t1on, such as some of the old books of m1nutes, pictures, etc., b~ displayed. Miss Oolline was made the Chairman of this
little duty.
Mrs. Alexander said she thought one of the most ndel1cate and d1ff1cult° Committees would be that of the Invitation
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 Committee, and she thought our retiring President would be the one person who could handle th1a with aplomb and tact, and she was therefore appointed.
A standing bow was given to Mrs. Alexander for her care- ful planning and her excellent report.
Miss Hall gave the report or the Nominating Committee and the following officers were elected by unanimous vote:
Vice-President Secretary Treasurer
Book Committee President
Mrs. John Alexander ~rs. John McKevitt Mrs. Cameron Haight Miss Eleanor Collins Mrs. Harold Wethey
The meeting was turned over to the new President, and Mrs. Wethoy adjourned the meeting at 5:30 P. M.
Respectfully submitted, Marian Bader, Secretary.
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INCOME Abbot Laboratories
American B.M.I. Duquesne Detroit Eastman Eastman Consumers King Seeley
J0G5 60.00
21,1. 93 230.00
6C.80
1.4.00 J.04.45
G3.79
48.00 176.00 45.45
62.00
79.50 54.51 39.06 41. 40
1. 40 10.01
1,191.30
5.50
Meyer) 5.20 500.00
510.70 134.42
4,077.88 $ 4,212.30
1964
42.50 28.93
65.50
17.00 78.55
45.00
128.00
41. 77 60.00 77.10 53.36
41. 40
ACQUIRED STOCK
Abbott
Eastman
Mass. Inv. Trust l
Mass.
Investors'
Phelps Standard Monsanto Monsanto
K Bonds, Dues
Bank Interest
Safety Nielsen Books
(split) 80 Oil (split) 30 Detroit Bank 1
Checking
Savings
[Typed
Account Account
for
Electric
Power payment)
Corp. (final Lighting Bank and
Trust
Kodak
(fract.
Power
Dodge
Oil Chemical
(fract.
U.S.
share Treasury
sold)
EXPENDITURES Deposit Box
share
Trust
Corporation
sold)
Flowers (for
Library
Mrs.
St.
by Alice S. Wethey ,June 1978]
Joan Innes, Treasurer
LADIES'
I,J-:":-..f;l. ~ ASSOClATION
King
Seeley
Lab. (split) 50
Kodak
1
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 April 1965
Report of the Committee on the
Centennial Entertainment Program
At our last meeting it was decided that a tentative pro-
gram
prepared and presented to the members for their suggestions and criticism. As you know this anniversary falls on ~arch 19, 19~~- In drawing up such a program the questions which leap to the tongue are: what, where, and when?
I have asked a number of our members for their advice
and suggestions, but because of having been out of tovm, I have not yet been able to talk with every one. However, so far, there seems to be a general agreement that a tea to be held in the Ann Arbor Public Library, complete with distin- guished speakers, would be suitable, if not original. It has also been suggested that we have some displays of historical interest as well as
to celebrate the Ladies' Library Centennial should be
of some of our recent gifts.
The present thought is Library open the meeting and
the Ann Arbor Ladies'
years. Next ~r. Chance has agreed to say something about our present gifts and, we hope, about their value to the library
and to the public. Then the President will introduce the main
speaker. After this tea will be served.
Varying suggestions have been made about the sort of talk
the main speaker should give. Should it emphasize the history
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Association's first one hundred
that the President of the Ladies' then present a short survey of
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 and early days of Ladies' Libraries in the United States or should it be about some aspect of art books in general or with illustrations in general? The choice of speaker will
probably depend upon our choice of subject. If we decide it should deal with the history of Ladies' Libraries, Kr. Howard Peckham of the Clements Library and Kr. Clever Bald of the
Michigan Historical Society have been suggested. If, on the other hand, we wish to hear something of the development of books on art and book illustrations then ~rs. Henry W. Howell, Jr., of the Frick Collection in New York, Mr. Paul Grigault,
who is about to join the faculty of the University of Michi- gan, or possibly one of the art librarians from Oberlin have been mentioned. There is the question of whether or not we would like an out-of-town speaker and, if so, whether we would pay not only his expenses but a small honorarium as well.
I have asked Mr. Chance if he would consider letting us use the handsome main reading room in the library instead of the usual basement lecture room. He said it might be arranged if we would have our celebration on a Sunday and if it did not conflict with the Friends of the Library's annual meeting
which falls on the last Sunday in April. March 1s a rather drear month for Sunday afternoon meetings so in spite of the chance of a small turnout because of two library meetings in one month, April seemed the better choice. Jr. Chance pointed out that the Friends have sometimes been disappointed by the
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 small attendance at their meetings and we may share the same fate. There is always the risk that people will not come, but we will hope that advance publicity will attract them. l.".rs. Haight has very kindly consented to act as chairman of this committee. In order to be able to judge the probable attend- ance to some extent and also as a compliment to our special friends it seems proper to have a list of ~onored guests to whom special invitations will be sent. No com~ittee has as
yet been formed to take care of this important matter.
As for the displays, I would like very much to hear any
views you may have in regard to historical and current displays.
Kiss play
Collins has kindly consented to be in charge of the dis- of our recent gifts.
Naturally, we will need a number of committees to cope
all these details and I hope that everyone will feel able
with
to share in this. Also, I think, we should determine how much money we are prepared to spend on this celebration.
There will be expenses incurred from The Publicity
The Printed
The Printed
Invitations
Programs
for the cleaners and furniture
Remuneration
at the library if we use the main reading room
Refreshments and decorations
The possible honorarium for the speaker and his
expenses if we chose one from out-of-town Probably unexpected expenses will crop up also.
I would very much appreciate your consideration and dis- cussion of this tentative program.
Respectfully submitted, (1':rs. John Alexander)
movers
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 REPORTOFTHEBOOKCOMMITTEEA,PRIL26, 1965
The Book Committee of the Ladies' Library Association submits the accompanying 11st of titles added to the collec- tion of the Ann Arbor Public Library from July l, 1964 to
April 26, 1965. A total of forty-two has been acquired with a list price cost of $744.60. The actual cost was $494.37, an average discount of about 33 %.
Further volumes are on order which should bring the total amount spent before the end of the fiscal year, June 1, to about $625.00.
This year, for the first time, the Order Department at the Library has undertaken the actual ordering of the books for the Association. Miss Virginia Stout, the Order Librar- ian, has performed this added duty with her usual willing- ness and efficiency. By doing this she has also relieved
the chairman of the book committee of a great deal of paper work and bookkeeping:fbr which she is very grateful.
Respectfully submitted,
Marian Bader
Helen Hall
Eleanor s. Collins, Chairman
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 Books Acquired July 1, 1964 - April 26, 1965
List Net
Cassou, Jean, Jenkins, Abrams, 1964 Schmalenbach, Werner, Bissier, Abrams,
1964
Oberhammer, Vinzenz, Great Paintings from the Kunsth1stor1sches Museum, Vienna, Abrams, 1964
Marchieri, Giuseppe, Modern French Sculp- ture, Abrams, 1964
Ishida, Mosaku, Japanese Buddhist Prints, Abrams, 1964
Oarandente, Giovanni, Voltron David Smith, Abrams, 1964
Hyams, Edward, The .English Garden, Abrams, 1964
Lancaster, Clay, The Japanese Influence in America, Walton H. Rawls, 1963
Panofsky, Erwin, Tomb Sculpture, Abrams, 1964
Bernier, Georges, The Best in Txentieth Century Architecture, Reynal, 1964
Dockstader, Frederick, Indian Art in Middle Ameri4a, New York Graphic Society, 196
Smith, Bradley, Japan: A History in Art, Simon & Schuster, 1964
Whinney, Margaret, Sculpture in Britain, 1230-1830, Pelican History of Art, Vol. 23, Penguin Books, 1964
Santangelo, Antonio, A Treasur~ of Great Italian Textiles, Abrams, 1 64
Sindona, En1o, Pisanello, Abrams, 1964
5.95
5.95
25.00 15.40
25.00
35.00 21.40 15.00
15.00 9.30 17.50
20.00
15.00
25.00
30.00
16.50
15.75 18.90
13.70
30.00 18.40
25.00
15.40
15.35
11.38 12.35 9.45
334

 Quintavalle, Augusta, Correggio, Abrams, 1964
Oastaing, Marcellin and Leymarie, Jean, Soutin~, Abrams, 1964
De Logu, Giuseppe, Caravaggio, Abrams, 1964
EncYclopedia of Modern Architecture, Abrams, 1964
Rosenberg, James, 50 Lithographs, Abrams, 1964
Malitskaya, K. M., Great Paintings from the Pushkin Museum, Abrams, l964
Jaffe, Hans, Pablo Picasso, Abrams, 1964
Gentles, Margaret, Masters of the Japan- ese Print: Moronobu to Utamaro, Asia House (Abrams, distr.), 1964
Schuler, Elizabeth, Gardens Around the World, Abrams, 1964
Strommenger, Eva, 500·Years of the Art of Mesopotamia, Abrams, 1964
Bean Jacob, 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Graphic Society, 1964
Buehler, A., Art of the South Sea Islands. Crown, 1962
Griswold, Alexander, Art of Burma, Korea, and Tibet, Crown, 1964
Groslier, Bernard, Art of Indochina, Crown, 1962
17.50 17.50 17.50 15.00 15.00 25.00 15.00
10.00 17.50 30.00
12.50
6.95 6.95 6.95
15.00
30.00
10.85
10.75 10.75 9.25 9.35 15.40
6.20
10.80 18.50
7.87 4.38 4.38 4.38 9.45
18.90
Hanfmann, George, Roman Art, Graphic Society, 1964
New York
Huisman, Philippe, Lautrec by Lautreo, Viking-Studio, 1964
335

  Hughe, Rene, ed., Larousse Encyclopedia of Renaissance and Baroque Art, Putnam- Prometheus, 1964
Langaard, Johan, Edvard Munch, McGraw- Hill, 1964
Larkin, Oliver, Art and Lite in America. revised ed., Hold, Rinehart and Win- ston, 1960
Rewald, John, History of Im ressionism, revised ed., Doubleday, 1962
Rothenstein, John, Turner, Braziller, 1964
Seckel, Dietrich, The Art of Buddhism, Crown, 1964
Speiser, Werner, Art of China, Crown, 1961
Wagner, Fritz, Art of Indonesia, Crown, 1959
Millon, Henry, Key Monuments of the History of Architecture, Abrams, 1965
Delaisse, L; M. J., Medieval Miniatures, Abrams, 1965
Encyclopedia of World Art, McGraw-Hill, Vol. 9, 1965
20.00 23.50
16.50
25.00
20.00
6.95 6.95 6.95
17.50
25.00
32.00
----
$774.60
12.60
14.80
10.40
15.75
12.60
4.38
4.38
4.38
10.85
15.30
28.80
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$494.37
336

 Ladies' Library
Meeting
The Fall meeting
held at 4:00 p.m. on November 11, 1965, at the home of the
President,
Mrs.
Harold E. Wethey, President, Mrs.
2009 Morton Avenue. Present
were
Mrs. Wethey,
Alexander,
Miss Collins,
Mrs. Pryor, Mrs. Frayer,
Vice-President, Book Committee,
Mrs. Hayden,
Mrs.
Miss
Mrs.
Haight,
Hall, Mrs. Plumer, Hays, Mrs. Vibbert,
Treasurer,
Chairman,
Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan of November 11, 1965
of the Ladies'
Library Association was
Mrs. Kenniston tea, Mrs.
minutes
and approved name for that
After
to order were read to substitute report on
Mrs.
the Fipancial Committee,
ander, Mrs. Wethey and herself, had met to go over the finances
of the Association.
2.7% interest.
deposit, bringing
value of securities
4 there was a balance in the revolving
of books for the Ann Arbor Public Library. report was accepted.
a at
by
delightful
4:30 the
Mrs.
t·he meeting Haight gave
of the Friends the Treasurer's
Mrs. McKevitt, in the the Library.
The Secretary
Innes'
p.m.
of the previous
consisting of
Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. Alex-
the total to $4620. was approximately
1, the market As of October
and Mrs.
Wethey called the
secretary. meeting
meeting
after correcting them
of
McKevitt,
of
report, announcing that
They cashed two K bonds which were yielding onl' Approximately $1000 has been added to cash on
On August $27,000.
fund for
The Treasurer*s
the purchase
337

 It was
absence from the Ladies' to represent the group
that
since Mrs. Innes,
on leave will be
of
unable meetings, volun- approval
another
teered from
representative
and was promptly the group which
be appointed,
named.
nial p.m. for
Sunday, April
that had been selected and
Mrs. Alexander, Celebration,
was the precise
chairman announced
lively of the Committee
reports.
on the
17, 1966 at 2:30
announced
the auspicious
Mr. Bidlack has accepted the
invitation necassary
to speak on this occ- research. The honorar-
asion and has undertaken the ium was set at $50.
time occasion
of the hundredth birthday
cleared party.
Library the
Association,
at should
Friends
of
the Library Mrs. Plumer
enthusiastic
always
with enjoys her
that
The chairman asked for suggestions
program. It was agreed that a sketch
the Ladies' Library Association be on
will ask Mrs. Conover to do a line drawing of the buildhg from
a photograph.
appropriate
The excellent
was suggested
saved by many as a souvenir it was the wish of the group to have a program of a quality suitable for that purpose.
The group
to include a brief
also history
history that Mrs.
Wethey Since
and agreed
upon.
this will undoubtedly be
decided
that it would be most of the Association.
had written previously
for making up a printed of the original home of the program. Mrs. Frayer
Centen-
338

 Miss Collins, Chairman of the Book Committee, reported
that a total of 61 titles had been added to the collection at
the Ann Arbor Public Library between June l, 1964 and June 1, 1965.
In July, 1965,
the~~ was a Committee,
suggested
of the Association,
fund.
and Miss Collins,
Miss Hall, the year of
the might
Centennial be made
contribution that the
second $500 book purchase
to the Library. She of the $1000 allocated
be deposited in the
a rather
also requested
for the current year's
The Book
consisting of Mrs. Bader,
Acopy of Mrs.
Council.
of the
operates,
lining
branch
main
growth Boulevards,
The ,,pening
the Bookmobile astoundingly
ing election
funding for additions to the libraries and
time.
Supt.
Library In out- four
her
report is
appended. on the
reported She reported
Plumer
activities enthusiastically that Mr.
Ann Arbor Public
is very library-and
Public
he envisioned
to enlarge
anticipating future Stadium and Pauline
the library
plans to the city.
this group,
He wishes Library. In
libraries Library
in
both the
of
and the the city,
Loving he is
Plymouth
Loving
eying
Road Library
sites at near the on Platt
and of
on the
Bromley
Road
S:':.·ubdivision. has released
another
stop.
has increased The forthcom- schools includes
another branch library.
balance of $254.00 in the revolving
that
because
this is special
revolving fund at this
Library Elzay,
Schools under which the branch-library-minded.
for
among both grownups and children. on the bondissue for the public
Ci ,··,:.:ulation
of the
339

 the correct apostrophe. uniformity, Association
name of the Checking
undoubtedly have been
Association
through the indicating
and the
records
proper
revealed
use of the
used of was
or
whether
handled
Mrs.
the it should
apostrophe be The
as she saw fit.
Library
on her
of whom The question Association
The we should
invitation select
after invitation
Consideration of the program
entailed much discussion of
dropped
to people especially
Newspaper
publicity
public.
The second
ment Program is
The meeting
will There
announce the
report
is
knowing
a
nice-looking interested
printed
in the Library.
agreement that to be sent
that the strong individualists,
members each
Old Ladies' with dispatch--negatively.
Plumer reported for Mrs. Bader
a plaque to be placed with the iation corner stone in the Public Library.
Company gave a price of $96.00 plus tax for an 18" x 10"
regarding
investigation Library Assoc-
bronze plaque with ation of the plaque the stone.
a
border. This will
and the c~orner stone, and the cleaning of
list was discussed,
raised
include instal-
event,
no way of
of the Committee
on
adjourned at 5:30 p.m.
Respectfully
~ff.~"ftt,
file herejith.
Ladies'
Arnet's Monument
which will be
what the attendance
on the Centennial
the
will be.
Entertain-
f~ubmitted, Secretary
a
lack of of the
open to
340-341

 LADIZS1 LIBRARY ASSOCI.ATIOr OF .Al-lNARBOR, HIOHI<;;AN Report of the Eook ~oknittees October, 19650
The Book Co:nmittec of tte Ladies' Library Association submits the accompanyine list of titles added to the collec- tions of the .AnnArbor Public Library from April 26 to June 1, 1955. A total of sixty-o!le titles was adcled <luring the fiscal year, June 1, 196Li-to June 1, 1965, at a cost of e714.65. At this date, October 4, 1965, the balance in our revolving fund i~ e254o00.
This being the year of our centennial celebration the members of the Book CoI!ll!ittee rrould like to suggest that a rather special contribution be made to the Library. The Cammittee uould welcome any sugccstions as to the forrr, this mlght take.
Respectfully submitted,
Mari.an Bader
Helen Hall
Eleanor Collins, Ch;:,irman
342

  LADIES LTllRtHY ASSOCIATION Books acquired April 26 - June 1, 1965
Berlin State of the.Berlin
Museums, State
cura1-orial
Museums. Medieval
A'rt treasures
List
price
20.00
30.00
18.50
17.50
7. 50
15.00
20.00
12.50
25.00 5.95
5.95
35.00
17.50 17.50 20.00
9.00
Actual
cost
12.40
18.35
11.55
10.90
4.70
9.30
12.30
7.75
15.45 3.72
3.72
35.35
17.85 17.85 20.35
5.60
$207.14
507.51
714.65
Amiranashvili, Russia.
Shalva. Abrams, 1965
Georgian
enamels of
engravings
Knappe,
etchings and woodcuts.
the complete
Haftmann,
Abrams,
Cummings,
Institute
Werner. Wols:
1965
Frederick. Art
of Arts, l9b5
Abrams, 19~5 watercolors,
drawings,
Hartt, Frederick.
Tintori,
Chapel. Bollinger, Scamuzzi,
Leonette
Abrams,
Hans.
Eve.
(paintings).
Giotto:
Karl-Adolf. Dlirer:
Ernesto.
Abrams, 1965
Vollard. art in
the
of Turin.
Hahn, Otto. Masson. Abrams, 1965
Cassou,
pastels.
Carrieri, Milione
Kupka:
Milan,
D'Ancona, Paolo. Paolo Uccello.
McGraw-Bill, 1960
Munsterberg,
Asia Society,
Total
Hugo.
1965
books
ToY.ptian
in
Italy,
writings.
Detroit
Abrams, 1965 The Peruzzi
Abrams, 1965
Egyptian Museum
gouaches and
Edisioni del
Michelangelo
& Borsook, 1965
Picasso for
Jean and Fedit, Denise. Abrams, 1965
Raffaele. Futurism.
Maison,
co~ies and interpretations. 19 O
Sabartes, Jaime. Picasso: Toreros. Braziller, 1961
staff.
Abrams, 1965
K.E. Themes and variations:
London, Thames and Husdon,
Mingei:
folk arts
of old Japan. Total
acquired Total
June 1,
for fiscal year
26, 1964-1965
1600-1700.
five centuries
1964-April
1965
of
343

 Mr. Stuart
Friends of
276 Sumac Lane
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dear Mr. Thayer:
As you know, its hundredth occasion with
Knowing that annual meeting
the Ladies' anniversary a tea at
the Friends in April,
Association
will be to celebrate
observing the
firm the telephone conversation
with Mrs. Bader.
be in touch with you regarding
As our plans progress
the Friends' participation
we
shall
in
The Ladies' Library Ann Arbor,
Association
Thayer, President the Ann Arbor
Public
Library
in 1966 and plans
the Ann Arbor
of the Library
Public Library
Michigan
Library
this happy
event.
Sincerely
yours,
1501 Glen Leven Road
Ann July
Arbor, Michigan 28, 1965
customarily hold their secretary, Mrs. Arno
our previous
and Mr. Stewart the selection of Sun-
Bader,
day, April 17, 1966, as the date for our tea, and secured your approval.
I am writing to thank you for your kindness, as well as to con-
discussed
with
you
(Mrs. John G. McKevitt) Secretary
344

 Profesoor Russell E. Bi~lack, Departr'lent of Library Sclcmce, Room 309, General Libra;-,y, University of 1'i1chie;an.
Dear Professor Bidlack:
In ~u~ch 1966 the Ladie~ Library Association of .Ann Arbo:r l:iJ.l ~-~ach 1 t.s hundredth am.1i vr ::.'f:1~ry
anu arrangements are unuP:::''t-;uy for a comroemorati v e c0le ore.- ti on at the Public 11 brr.,-y cu Stmday, April 17. We pl all to have a speaker and you are known as one knowledgeahl~
in the history of Ann Arbor and of the librnries in this region.
Our association, of cour0c, va::: only one of many at the time it mi~ founded. We would be very
pleased if you would be w1111ns to present a lecture, not more then 1:5 minutes in length, on the eeneral rrnbject of the Ladies 1 Library movement of the nineteenth century, or some particular aspect of it that might especially interest
you. As an honorarium we can offer you ·:so.
we hope very much that you v1ill be
able to accept.
2009 Morton Ave., Ann Arbor, !~ich.,
September 7, 1965.
Sincerely yours,
(/J',•''-/J ~//,T/,C7
Mrs. Harold E. Wethey,
President, Lad1es'Library Ascociation.
345

  Mrs. Harold E. Wethey,
President, Ladies Library Assoc., 2009 Morton Avenue,
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Dear Mrs. Wethey:
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY SCIENCE
Thank you for your letter of September 7.
ANN ARBOR
I am honored by your invitation to speak on the Ladies Library movement at the Public Library on April 17. I am happy to accept.
The topic will be of interest to me, and after I have done some research on it I shall check with you further regarding the form which the paper should take.
~ yours,
E. Bidlack,
Professor.
September 9, 1965.

 Professor Department Room 309, University
ed that you
the spring. I very gracious
Russell E. Bidlack,
of Library General Library,
of Michigan. Dear Professor Bidlack:
I believe, "Ladies'
You undoubtedly Libraries'' that
know the volume entitled, was published at the time
Independence in 1875.
the
exists in the main library.
of
of
A copy
there is
something
It will be a pleasure to meet you when to discuss in connection with your paper.
Sincerely yours,
Alice S. Wethey
(Mrs. Harold E. Wethey)
Centennial of
the Declaration
The Ladies' will be the speaker
Association centennial celebration
not answering sooner
have been acceptance.
negligent
at our in
Science.
Library
is
delight- in
your
2009 Morton Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich.,
October 8, 1965.
347

 was lack, self, the sure.
the wrote
that our School
Our President, to talk to us accepted with $50.00.
it seems best
SECOND REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE CENTENNIAL ENTERTAINMENTPROGRAM
the
has
of
17,
him a
entered
Library
of the Library.
Centennial
Celebration.
Bader
written Chance has Public
Ladies' Library
talked with Mr. the Library and
Stuart he has
Thayer, kindly
President agreed that
1966 may be
letter confirming
McKevitt has and Mr.
Last decided of
spring we also
history He
of will
Ladies' Libraries and he
As far something
as the short and
program snappy.
of ladies'
cussing the thought that sociation in deleted and
1.
history
a special addition
libraries
about the history of our
the date and has
on the agreed
the Ann Arbor
use the main reading
room
and it Bid-
her- about
plea-
to have dis-
it
own As-
been
assigned
Mrs.
November
1965
At our last meeting we discussed possible
dates for Mrs. Arno
of the Friends Sunday, April
to us.
this conversation
calendar of that we may
possible
was Professor Russell
discussed first choice
speakers
of Library Science.
to Mr. Bidlack inviting him
receive an
honorarium of
talk might
is
concerned Since Mr.
be redundant,
the suggested program is as follows:
The President will introduce
Mr. Bidlack.
-1-
Bidlack will be
in
general,
was
so that has
348

 to this The
program,
I
would very much of the committees,
like to hear them
which will deal with the
If there
are
any suggestions for alterations or additions
2. Mr. Bidlack
3. The President
introduce
4. Mr. Chance
will speak.
will thank Mr. Bidlack and
Mr. Chance.
chairmen
arrangements, are as follows:
will say something about our plaque, which we hope will be by then in
its place.
5. The President will invite our guests to
have tea with us and to look at the plaque and the displays.
Mrs. Plumer
Mrs. Haight
Mrs. Bader
Mrs. Hayden
Mrs. McKevitt
Mrs. Hays with Mrs. Van Tyne Miss Collins
Miss Hall
questions which we would like to
put before you for your consideration
has a report to give and some questions to ask, and so has
Mrs. McKevitt. Another question is wether we want to include anything in the printed program except a list of the bare bones
-2-
Invitations: Publicity:
The Plaque: Programs Refreshments: Historical
Book Display:
General
There are still several
Iprinting}:
Display:
Consultant:
and advice. Mrs. Plumer
349

 of the events? Also whon shall we invite to pour tea? Some of our own members or some of our distinguished guests?
Have you any specific
or four? And last,
finds she has more
If so, would she volunteer
the chairmen of
more
and
suggestions?
but not time to
Should we have two pourers is there anyone here who
than she had anticipated?
to help on a committee? I know
been trying to
least, spare
the various
their hoped-for committee
committees have
get in
everyone
of our
arrangements some of the rest of us may need to double up on
not
than one committee and we will be most grateful for any all ofers of assistance.
touch with has as
yet succeeded in doing so. Since not
all in the
members
will
be able to participate actively
Let me say again that any advice or suggestions about any part of the arrangements will be extremely gratefully received.
Addendum: Mr. Chance
reports
that
to the
that the School
Board has not
yet approved of the stairs
our request leading
the plaque be put on the second floor of the library.
landing
Respectfully submitted,
Emma W. Alexander, Chairman.
-3-
members, but
350

       'I'RE.1\SURER' S REPORT
COMPANY SHARES Abbott Lab. 75 A.r.ner. Elec. Pwr. 12 Consumers' Pwr. 30 Detroit Bank 11 Duquesne Light 50 Eastman Kodak 63 King Seeley 160 Mass. Inv. Trust 102 Monsanto 22 Phelps Dodge
INVESTMENTS
July
YIELD
1.8%
4.9% 2.7% 3,8% 4.0% 1. 9% 2,7% 2.6% 2.9% 4.4% 2,7%
Total Assets
30. 1965
VALUE
7/30/65
3,300.00 505.50
l 732,27. 618,75
1,643.75 5,370,50 6,480.00 1,738.08 1.881.75 1,405.00 2,932.20
$27,607.75
1,000.00 4,222.31
L34,42
---·-------
$32,964.48
Stand, Oil Ind.
20 60
2
84 70 48
Interest Interest
Total
5/8
1/4 7/8
Series
Savings
Checking
K Bonds Account
Account
when I figured our investments have gone up: King Seeley, ana.
[Retyped by Alice S. Wethey August 1978)
as Eastman
$30.653.00 some of our stocks Kodak, and Standard Oil of Indi-
LADIES'
LI3RARY ASSOCIATION
the
safety deposit
box
and
found
everything in
PRICE 44
42 1/8 57 3/4 SE 1/4 32 7/8 8S 1/4 40 1/4 17.04
DIVIDENDS 60,00
24.93 48.00 24.00 66 80
104,45 1.76,00 45,45
54,41
62,00
79.50 $745,54
27,60 165,08
$ 938.22
Income
I have checked
order, as listed above. One K Bond will be called this October and the other one is due Feb. 1968. In October I wouJ.d like to cash in the 1968 bond for $492 as we can do better to have it in our savings account at 4 %. This move was suggested by the bank. Also we are not liable for any assessment on our Detroit Bank stock in case they fail.
Although the market has gone down since my report of May 1965,
Isabel
H. Haight, Treasurer
351

 Mr. Homer
Chance Libraries
Director Ann Arbor Ann Arbor,
of
Public Library
Education val that
for this
the project
project. Furthermore, it
is a
so as to
JE:er
Michigan
Dear Homer:
The Board of Education
Library Association for the of the landing between the
approved the placement of the
request of the
cornerstone on floors as indicated
Ladies' the wall
ANN ARBOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
ANN ARBOR,
MICHIGAN
be properly
engineered
Sincerely,
Jack
has
first and second
8, 1965. Approval is given with the under-
your memo of November
standing that there will be no costs of any kind to the Board of
Jack Elsay Superintendent
November
15, 1965
in
of appro- ensure safety.
condition
352

 Mr. Jack
Ann Arbor
1220 Wells Street Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dear Mr. Elzay:
Elsay, Public
The members
you and the members sion for us to install Association [building] Arbor Public Library.
We shall, of course,
the project engineered pleted before April
we wish to commemorate.
Association Education
The Ladies' Library Ann Arbor,
Association Michigan
Superintendent Schools
1501 Glen Leven Rd. Ann Arbor, Michigan February 10, 1966
wish to thank for your permis-
of the Ladies' Library
of
the Board
the cornerstone
in
of
an appropriate
of the Ladies' Library place in the Ann
assume
properly. The
costs
installation will be com-
all of the 17, 1966, the date
involved and have
We hope you and the members of the Board of Education will join
us in p.m.
celebrating our hundredth anniversary on April 17 at 2:30 at the Ann Arbor Public Library.
Very truly yours,
(Mrs. John G. McKevitt) Secretary
[This copy was made from an original that was not on acid-free
paper]
of our centennial,
which

 Dear Mrs. Conover:
The
you most kindly for
home of the Association. It is collection of memoirs.
Association drawing
February
wish of the
addition
10, 1966
to thank original
to our
members of the
Ladies'
Library lovely
you will be at 2:30 p.m.
Again, thank
able to
you so much.
which
tended to use on the cover it was finished it proved
that it was unusable.
of our to be so sister,
brochure of inaccurate
Dr. Elizabeth
the celebration.
When an
The Ladies' Library Ann Arbor,
Association
Michigan
your
line
indeed a fine
We shall have it on display at
April 17, 1966, at the Ann Arbor Public Library.
on will be
our centennial join us for our celebration,
celebration
We hope that
Very truly yours,
(Mrs. John G. McKevitt) Secretary
Note by Alice s. Wethey in 1984: This was the result of a very embarrassing situation. Mrs. Conover was reputed to be a good draughtsman and she had been asked to do a drawing, which we in-
My
who taught
as a R.
representation s-nderland,
architectural
Duke University,
newspaper cut
its lack of quality as a drawing, the ladies much preferred it and it was the one used on the cover.)
historian made
all drawing
her professional
that did follow
life at the old
of our
up another
building quite exactly. Although
she deplored
1501 Glen Leven Road Ann Arbor, Michigan
354

  Mrs. John Alexander
Dear Mrs. KcKevitt,
your "handiwork."
788
This is
Arlington
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
ordinary
you on
usually at the
Pen Company.
Margie Cameron will be delighted
Such tact! will be taken changed again
by the invitations. o'clock. April 17,
problem, the time 1966.
stationery
some more and send the bill to her as treasurer. you in mind -- a hundred sheets and envelopes? would be to order it from a stationery supplier
and that has been
just
a note Absolutely care of to 3:00
February
to compliment perfect.
24, 1966
you on Only one
I told Isabel
and she said you certainly could go ahead and order
the Refreshment Committee
Isabel also an annual affair so she
last meeting.
as will Mrs. Hays.
said the Treasurer's report's
had not given a formal report
Haight
that you needed more
Thank you again for all you are doing and very efficient way you are doing it! I'll see you
Johnnie
for the
when I get back late in March.
How much had My own idea
such
as the
to help
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 LADIES' LIBRARY .ASSOCI.AlION OF ..urn ARBOR, ?·1ICHIG.!N Board ~embe~s in 1966
Mrs. John Alexander {1958) Vice-president
Mrs. Arno L. Bader (1962)
Mrs. George Cameron (1962)
Miss Elc:inoi~ Collins (195G) Chairman of :Sook Co:r:t.iittoo
Mrs. Wi'.l.1iet'1 A. Fre.yer (2951)
Hrs. Stnnley Dodge (1940)
Mrs. Cameron Height ( 1951) Treasurer
MiDa Helen Hall (1948)
?-irs. Joseph Hayden (1940)
Mrs. James G. Hays ( 1930)
Mrs. R. Perry Innes (1960)
Mrs. HaywarQ Keniston (1958) 1507 E. P~rk Pl.
Mrs. John G. KcKevitt (1963) Secretary
Mrs. James M. Plumer (1951)
Mrs. Millard Pryor (1960)
Mrs. Josselyn Van Tyne (1951) 1921 Car:ibridee
Mrs. Charles Vibbert (1951) Mrs. Harold E. Wethay (1951)
President
Mrs. John G. Winter {1929)
1710 Hermitage 2009 Mo~ton
901 s. Forest
N03--5879
285 Orchard Hills N03~5898 1515 Otta~,a Drive N02-9109
703 s. Fores1,; 7h.5 Rivervie-w
1547 ,,:ashtenai-1 2112 V1ne,-~ood
N03-6255
N02-33L~7 K02-0620 N03-4520
N08-6331
N08-8033 N02"•1430 N02•3902 N02-41G4 N03-8147
N02-l230 N02•2118 N02-0822 N03•4433 N02-6027
U03-1723
715 S. Forest 1530 H111
1555 Washtenaw 3125 Geddes
1501 Glen Leven
1505 Golden
715 Spring Valley
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 Ladies• Library Association of Ann Arbor. Michigan Meeting of May 5, 1966
The annual spring meeting of the Ladies' Library Asso- ciation was held at 3:00 P.M., May 5, 1966, at the home of
Mrs. John Alexander. Present were Mrs. Wethey, President, Mrs. James Plumer, Miss Eleanor Collins, Chairman of the Book Committee, Mrs. Joseph Hayden, Mrs. John Alexander, Vice-President, Mrs. Hayward Keniston, Mrs. Millard Pryor, Mrs. J. Griffith Hays, Mrs. William Frayer, Mrs. Cameron Haight, Treasurer, Mrs. Charles B. Vibbert, Mrs. George Cameron, and Mrs. John McKevitt, Secretary.
After gathering around Mrs. Alexander's beautifully appointed tea table, where there was much exchanging of com- pliments, congratulations and expressions of admiration for the success of the Association's birthday tea of the prev- ious April 17, the meeting was called to order by the presi- dent, Mrs. Harold Wethey, at 3:40. The minutes of the fall meeting were read and approved. Mrs. Haight was called on
for the Treasurer's report. She reported that
our portfolio of stocks totalled $28,310.75 as
1966. $885.13 was received in dividends and a
share of Monsanto was sold for $36.72, bringing our receipts from stocks to a total of $921.85. Two $500 K Bonds, which had a low yield, were cashed, with the proceeds, $998.90 added to our savings account, bringing that to s total of
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 $5,349.61. $177.68 interest was received from the savings account. There was a total of $366.32 in the checking ac- count on March 31. There are apparently delinquent dues, as only $.80 is credited to that source of income. Total assets amount to $34.026.68. Our expenditures for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1966, were $568.10. The Treasurer's report was accepted and placed on file.
Miss Collins, chairman of the Book Committee, reported
on this major project of the Association. From June 1, 1965 to May 1, 1966 a total of 75 books were purchased for the Ann Arbor Public Library. The list value of the books totalled $1092.95, but we were most fortunate in securing a better
than ever discount, paying a net price of $744.35 for the books. The discount was approximately 32%. Several titles
were on display at the Centennial Celebration. Last year,
61 titles were added at a cost of $714.65. The balance in
the revolving fund is $128.61, and since there are some S300 worth of books on order, another deposit should be made to
the revolving fund. Mrs. Keniston moved and Mrs. Plumer seconded a motion to transfer $500 to the revolving account. Motion carried.
Mrs. Plumer reported on attending the annual meeting of the Friends of the Library at the new branch of the Ann Arbor
Public Library, the Loving Library on Platt Road and Packard. She noted that the building was very handsome and had been
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 awarded a major prize by the Michigan Architectural Associa- tion. Mr. Sweetman Smith, the librarian, who was the speaker on this occasion, reported that circulation was very good.
Mrs. Cameron suggested that the Association consider pur- chasing art books for this branch of the Library. Discussion followed. The consensus was that for the time being it would be desirable to maintain our collection intact at the Main
Library, so all of our resources would be available to all library patrons at one central location. It has been the policy of the Association to purchase quite highly specialized and expensive art books for the library, that would not ordin- arily be included in a public library budget. The need of
the branch library is more general, and is met adequately by books of the sort that the library can purchase. Our contri-

bution to the Public Library has created an exceptionally fine collection of art books.
Mrs. Plumer also reported that the Library Advisory Coun- cil is preparing a booklet describing all of the library ser- vices. It will be distributed to newcomers, through Inter- national Neighbors organization and the Welcome Wagon. Re- garding the proposed branch libraries previously discussed,
the financial problems of the Board of Education are having
an impact on library plans, and it is unlikely that there will be any development in the near future. A site at Pauline and Stadium Bolevard is under consideration.
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Mrs. Alexander, chairman of the Centennial Celebration, read her final report on the gala event of the season, which took place at the Ann Arbor Public Library on Sunday, A~ril 17, at 3:00 P.M. The secretary regrets that she could not begin to do justice to the marvelous report by summarizing
it. The report, therefore, is appended. Mrs. Alexander has gained the unchallenged title to the expressive use of ad-
jectives. The report was received with great enthusiasm and the meeting had to be called to order.
A motion to Xerox and bind the historical collection as compiled by Mrs. Wethey was carried. Mrs. Wethey presented
her plans to reproduce and bind the memoirs of the Ladies' Library Associationo She has already had some of the mater-
ial xeroxed, and will keep an account of the amount she has spent on this project, for reimbursement. The suggestion
was made that we should compile a list of books given to
the Ann Arbor Public Library since 1930, when the Ladies' Library Association began to specialize in art books. Miss Collins will look into this.
Mrs. Haight presented a statement of expenses incurred
for the Centennial Celebration. They totalled $429.81. The expense of cleaning and setting the cornerstone and the
plaque exceeded the estimate, coming to $47 for the corner- stone masonry, and $117.77 for the plaque. Mrs. Bader re- ported that she now knows a good bit more about masonry than
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 she did before the Centennial, having been involved 1n some adjustments to the mounting of the plaque on the stairwell
of the library. Report placed on file.
A motion was made to write a note of thanks to Mr. Chance for his generous assistance with our plans for the Centennial.
Meeting adjourned.
Respectfully submitted, qd1q:))L~
Ruth R. McKevitt, Secretary.
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          MONSANTO PHELPS DODGE ST. OIL IND.
22
20
60
58.14 3.3 % 34.60 2.0 % 80.00 5.2 % 96.00 3.6 %
Monsanto (sold Dues
Savings account
Expenditures:
Safety Deposit Box
Books for Library Stamps for Centennial Masonry for Centennial Checking Acc't charges
[Retyped by Alice S. May 1978}
885.13
36.72 Sav. .80 Chk.
177.68 $1,100.33 Total
Acc't Acc't
Assets
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 'TREASURER'S REPORT
April 1, 1965 -- March 31, 1966
INVESTMENTS
COMPANY SHARES PRICE DIVIDENDS YIELD 3/31/66
ABBOTT LAB. 75 AM. EL. PWR. 12 CONSUM. PWR. 30 DETROIT BK. 11 DUQUESNELT. 50 EASTMANKOD. 62 KING SEELEY 160 MASS INV. TR. 105
40 1/2
38 1/2 48 1/2 54 1/2 32 1/2
122 3/4 36 7/8 16.78 77 1/8 75 3/4 44 3/8
73.13
15.36
54.75
26.40
2.1 % 3.5 % 3.7 % 4.4 % 4.3 % 1.4%
VALUE
3,037.50 462.00
1,455.00
595.50 1,625.00 7,610.50 5,900.00 1,758.75 1,696.50 1,515.00
2,655.00
28,310.75
5,349.61
366.32
$34,026.68
frac. interest
share)
5.00
500.00 12.50 47.00
3.60 $ 568.10
Wethey
Redeemed 2 $500 u. s. Bonds
71. 25
111. 60
264.00 4.4 %
D 57245 K D 242330 K
Isabel
H.
Haight,
506.90
492.00 $ 998.90
Treasurer
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 LADIES' LIBRARY h.SSOCIJ..T}C:; OF JJ~!i .ARBOR, EICHIGAH Report of the Book Coi1mittee, r-:ay 5, 1966
The Book Co~roittec of the Ladies' Library Association submits the accompanying list of titles added to the collec- tion of the .Ann Arbor Public Library from June l, 1965 to Kay 1, 1966. A total of Geventy-five titles has been ac- quired at a list price cost of ~~1092.95. The net cost was $744.35, an average discount of about 32%. These fie;ureG compare favorably ,dth the sixty-one titles added last year at a cost of $714.65.
Several of the volumes listed were included in the ex- hibition arranged for the 100th Anniversary celebr::i.tion in-
cluding the very handsome and expensive Oi1.e on Chartres Cathedral.
J(iss Stout, the order li bro.ria..'1, reporJc~ the. t our balariCO in the revolving fund is ~218.61. Houever, there are O'..lt- standing orders amounting to about ~300.00. Hence, another deposit should be made soon.
Once again this committee gratefully acknowledges the aooistance of 1-:1ss Stout, who cheerfully does all the book and record J;:eepinG.
Res:pectfull? submitted, I-iarian Bader
Helen B. :Ir-11
Eleanor Collins, Ch~irman
363

    LADIES' LIBRARYASSOCIATION
Books acquired June 1, 1965 - May 1, 1966
Titles
Loehr, Max. Relics of ancient China from the collection
of Dr. Paul Singer. Asia Society, 1965 (Abrams, dist.)
Iwamiya, Takeji. Design and craftsmanship of Japan. Abrams 1964
NON-RESIDENTMEMBERSHIPM,USEUMOFMODERNART,NEWYORK
Lord, James. A Giacometti portrait. Museum of Modern Art, 1965
Alberto Giacometti. Museum of Modern Art, 1965
Grohmann, Will. Paul Klee. Abrams 1965
Haftmann, Werner, intro. Master watercolors of the twentieth century. Abrams, 1965
Gnudi, Cesare. Vitale de Bologna and Bolognese painting in the 14th century. Abrams, 1965
Baldass, Ludwig. Giorgione. Abrams 1965
Langlotz, Ernst. Ancient Greek sculpture of South Italy and Sicily. Abrams 1965
Welch, Stuart C. & Milo C. Beach. Gods, thrones and peacocks. Asia Society (Abrams, dist.) 1965
Encyclopedia of World art, v.10. McGraw-Hill 1965 Vergnet-Ruiz, Jean &Michel Laclotte. Great French paint-
ings from the regional museums of France. Abrams, 1965 Frederic, Louis. The art of Southeast Asiaj temples
and sculpture. Abrams 1965
Hempel, Eberhard. Barogue art and architecture in Central Europe. (Pelican history of art, v.22") Penguin Books, 1965
List Price
15.00
30.00
20.00
17.50
25.00 25.00
25.00
10.00 32.00
25.00
20.00
20.00
25.00
18.50
Net Price
9.20
18.40 18.00
12.30
10.85
15.40 15.35
15.25
6.20 28.80
15.35
12.40
16.50
15.35
11.55
Carli Enzo. Italian primitives; the 12th end 13th centuries.
panel painting of Abrams, 1965
Adhemar, Jean. Toulouse-Lautrec:
graphs and drypoints. Abrams, 1965
his complete litho-
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 Gudiol, Jose. Goya. Abrams.
1965
15.00
30.00
17. 50 75.00
sub.
25.00
12.50
20.00
9.00
20.00
sub.
sub.
12.50
sub.
25.00
35.00 19.95
10.00 17.50
9.35
18.35
10.85 76.05
15.45
7.65
12.35
5.60
16.40
7.75
15.30
21.30 12.57
8.00 10.93
Parmelin, Helene. Picasso: the artist Abrams, 1965
and
his
model.
Weisskamp, Herbert. Beautiful homes and gardens in California. Abrams, 1965
Grodecki, Louis. Chartres. Harcourt, Brace & World, Soby James, intro. The school of Paris. Museumof
1963
Modern Art, 1965
Fourcade Fran~ois. Art Museum. Abrams, 1966
treasures
of the
Peking
Rowland, Benjamin. Ancient art from Afghanistan; treasures of the Kabul Museum. Asia Society, 1966
Friedlander, Walter. Abrams, 1966
Nicolas Poussin; a new approach.
Casey, Elizabeth.
European porcelain figures of the 18th century. Provi- dence, Museumof Art Rhode Island School of Design
(Abrams, dist.) 1965
Krautheimer, Richard. Early Christian and Byzantine architecture. (Pelican history of art, v.24) Penguin Books, 1965
Johnston, Frances. Modern Art, 1966
Lange, Dorothea. Art. 1966
The Hampton album.
Museumof
Geiser, Bernhard,
of his graphic work. Abrams, 1965
fifty-five
The Lucy Truman Aldrich collection
of
Dorothea Lange.
Museum of
Modern
years
reality.
intro. Picasso:
Gowing, Lawrence. Turner: imagination Museum of Modern Art, 1966
and
Giteau, Madeleine. Khmer sculpture and the Angkor civilization. Abrams, 1966
Grohmann, Will. Willi Baumeister: life and work. Abrams, 1966
Berger. Klaus. Odilon Redon. McGraw-Hill, 1965.
Eaton, Leonard. Landscape artist in America; the life and work of Jens Jensen. University of Chicago Press, 1964
Godard, Andre. The art of Iran. Praeger, 1965
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 Gosling, Nigel. Leningrad. Dutton, 1965
Hauser, Arnold. Mannerism. 2v. Knopf, 1965
Havell, E. B. The art heritage of India. Bombay, Taraporevala, 1964
Herbert, Robert. Seurat's drawings. Shorewood, 1963 Kidder, J. Edward. The birth of Japanese art. Praeger,
25.00 25.00
22.50 15.00
29.50
17.50
9.50
29.50
35.00
12.50 25.00
17.50
15.00
10.00
10.00
12.50 15.00 17.50
30.00
25.00
15.62 15.62
14.06 9. 37
18.43
10.93
5.93
18.43
21.87
7.81 15.62
10.93
9.37
6.25
6.25
7.81
9.37 10.93
18.75
15.62
1965
Kidder-Smith, G. E. The new churches of Europe. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1964
Lillys, William & others. Oriental miniatures: Persian, Indian, Turkish. Tuttle, 1965
Lothrop, Samuel. Treasures of ancient America. Skira-World, 1964
Michelangelo. The complete work of Michelangelo. Reynal-Morrow, 1965?
Munsterberg, Hugo. The ceramic art of Japan. Tuttle, 1964
Pope, Arthur. Persian architecture. Braziller,
Reynolds, Graham. Constable, the natural painter. McGraw-Hill, 1965
1965
Rice, David Talbot. Constantinople from Byzantium to Istanbul. Stein & Day, 1965
Seghers, Pierre &Jacques Charpier. The art of paint- ing; v.2: From Baroque through Post-Impressionism. Hawthorne, 1964
----------------
20th century.
Sowers, Robert. Universe, 1965
The art of painting; v.3: In the Hawthorne, 1965
Stained
glass;
an
architectural
art.
Staubli, Willy. Brazilia.
Wessel, Klaus. Coptic art. McGraw-Hill, 1965
Willetts, William. Foundations of Chinese McGraw-Hill, 1965
art.
houses
Williams, Henry & Ottalie. America's city apartments). A.S. Barnes, 1964
small
(and
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Universe, 1965

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Wright, Olgivanna Llloyd, intro. The work of Frank
Lloyd Wright. Horizon, 1965 42.50 26.56
Totals $1092.95 $744.33

  Wright, Olgivanna Lloyd, intro.,
The Work of Frank 1965
42.50
12.50
25.00
25.00 17.95
12.50
12.50
12.50
10.00
27.50
29.50
15.00
12.50
7.50
25.00 1,337.90
26.56
7.75
15.45
15.35 11. 23
7.81
7.81
7.81
6.25
17.19
18.44
9.38
7.81
4.70
15.40 896.71
Lloyd
Schefold, Art,
Wright,
Karl, Abrams,
Horizon,
Myth and 1966.
F. E., Amsterdam,
Legend in Early
Greek
Van Schendel, Rijksmuseum,
A.
Art
Treasures of Abrams, 1966.
the
Getlein, Frank,
Hayward, Helena, World Furniture:
trated History,
McGraw-Hill,
Education Series,
Kepes, Gyorgy, (Vision and
Braziller,
ed.,
Value
1965.
of Vision Vol. 1),
Jack Levine,
Abrams, 1966
An Illus- 1965.
in Art and in Science Braziller, 1965.
-~- , The Nature and Art of Motion
, Structure
--(Vision and Value Series, Vol. 2),
(Vision Braziller,
Kramriseh,
Phaidon, Morassi,
Graphic
and Value Series, Vol. 3), 1965.
Stenton, Sir Phaidon,
Kainz, Art:
Rossi, Pitti,
Frank, The Bayeux Tapestry, 1965.
Stella,
1965.
Antonio, Society,
The Art of India,
Titian, New York 1965.
Cirici-Pellicer,
Spain from Charles V to Goya, Skira- World, 1965.
Phillips, John, China-Trade Porcelain, Harvard University Press, 1956. (dist. New York Graphic Society)
of
Luise People,
Olive Riley,
Understanding Ideas, Abrams,
of the Uffizi
and
Things Filippo, Art Treasures
1966. and
Abrams,
1966.
Alexandre, Treasures
and
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 SECRETARY'S REPORT
November
21, 1966
Wethey. Height,
Bader,
Book
Innes, Mrs. Mrs. Charles
present were Mrs. Wethey, President,
Mrs. Cameron
a
vious meeting urer's report. ovember 17, been added
transferred
was accepted Miss
Members Treasurer,
Mrs. John
Alexander, Vice-President, Mrs. Miss Eleanor Collins, Chairman
Arno
Mrs. George
Committee, Miss Helen
the
Millard Pruor,
1966. to the
to the
Seventy
portfolio.
revolving
shares of Consumers'
and Collins
placed on reported
file.
for the Book Committee,
submitting
a list Public
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
The fall meeting of the Ladies' Library Association was held on November 21, 1966 at 3:30 P. M. at the home of Mrs. Harold
Cameron,
of Hall, Mrs. Joseph Hayden, Mrs. Perry
Hayward
Vibbert,
very elegant tea, the
James Plumer, Mrs. McKevitt, Secretary.
Keniston, Mrs. and Mrs. John
After
the President, Mrs. Wethey, at 4:05 p. M. The minutes of the pre-
The Association's assets tital
$32,162.86 as of Power stock have
Following fund for
the May purchase
meeting, of books.
$500 was The report
of fourteen
Library from May 1 to June 1, 1966, the end of the fiscal year. Dur- ing the year June 1, 1965 to June 1, 1966, eighty-nine titles were added, at a net cost of $896.71. The list prices totalled $1,337.90. At this time there is $370 in the revolving fund, but since a number of books are currently on order, Miss Collins requested that a
titles
added to
the collection of the
Ann Arbor
meeting was called to order by
were read and approved. Mrs. Haight gave the Treas-
369

 payment be made to the fund. She said it would be helpful to the
Book Committee if there could be a Board regarding the amount of money for the Ann Arbor Public Library.
fiscal year could be set at the Plumer moved that another $500
definite commitment made by the to be spent annually for books
The amount to be spent for the
at this time. Miss Collins
Motion then
seconded confessed regarding
Mrs. Plumer, our representative on the Library reported on that committee's concern over the plight
spring meeting
be assigned to the revolving fund and carried.
reading of the
pilation of a list of books given to the library since 1930. Mrs. Wethey volunteered to assist in gathering this information, as she would like to record it in connection with the two volumes she is preparing.
there would
is in spite
to be voted on, it was addition was included. able from the federal
minutes
her agreeing
to look into
Arbor Public Library, which is in a
cause of lack of funds, the library had to pass up the opportunity
to apply for federal funds for an addition to the library building. It has been difficult to secure answers from the School Board, but it was finally admitted that it would be eight to ten years before
that she had been jolted
by the
the com-
desperately bad
Be-
be sufficient funds available for the addition. This
of the fact that when the most recent bonding issue was
specifically
One-third
source, had
stated that funding of the library
of the funds two-thirds
would have been avail- been provided locally.
each year. Mrs.
Advisory of the situation.
Council, Ann
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 The application for this meantime the extremely
a crisis which seemingly
bond commitment
Library's
cussed.
it is
to be nothing that we can do at this time, Mrs. Plumer pointed out that we must be aware of this issue. It may be possible to have a
separate several expansion.
millage vote.
The Library to learn
Advisory of their
contacting in library
the second branch
bright side, Mrs. Plumer
library has been purchased at
that Stadium
the Boulevard
for the and
On
reported
site
being Mrs.
under the control of the
of Education
librarian's
Although there seems
other
communities
federal funding high bids on the
was due in August. In the
can be met only to building the school.
by The Board
Keniston reported that
better for a library to be autonomous.
the
Board is experience
was dis- viewpoint,
Pauline.
There was no report from the Friends of the Library, as we do
not have a representative Mrs. Wethey requested
on that board currently.
nominations for were made and there
membership in the Associa-
tion. Five nominations
ing membership. Article
limited to twenty, and
ally agreed that Mrs. John G. Winter, who has been a member since 1929 and has been inactive for some years, qualifies for the honor of emeritus member. Mrs. Cameron moved and Mrs. Plumer seconded a
motion that Mrs. Winter be named a member emeritus of the Association.
from
new high school
have created
entire of the
diverting the disadvantage
was a discussion
was read. Membership is
VI of the By-laws
currently stands at nineteen. It was gener-
regard-
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 mittee. man of Collins
Mrs. Wethey the nominating
said that committee,
she had appointed Mrs. and asked Mrs. Plumer
Haight chair- and Miss
Mrs. Plumer requested the President to name
a nominating com-
to serve on the committee The meeting was adjourned
Respectfully
at
also.
5:00 P. M.
submitted,
Ruth R. McKevitt, Secretary
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 Report of the Book Committee Ladies' Library Association
November 21, 1966
The Book Committee of the Ladies' Library Association submits the accompanying list of titles added to the collection of the Ann
Arbor Public Library from May 1 to June 1, 1966. During that month fourteen new titles were added making the total for the fiscal year, June 1, 1965 - June 1, 1966, eighty-nine at a net cost of $896.71. Once again we enjo~ed a saving of about 33 %as the list prices totalled $1,337.90.
Our balance in the revolving fund at the end of the fiscal year was $476.23. Since then there has been a net outlay of $106.23 leaving
$370.00 Titles amounting to about $600.00 list price have just been turned over to the order librarian. There are also some outstanding orders as well as our serial publications to be paid for. Hence another contribution to the Library should be made.
Respectfully submitted,
Marian Bader
Helen B. Rall Eleanor s. Collins,
Chairman
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LADIES' LIBRARYASSOCIATION
Books acquired from May 1, 1966 to June 1, 1966
Titles
Schefold, Karl. M)'th and legend in early Greek art. Abrams, 1966
Van Schendel, A.F.E. Art treasures of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Abrams, 1966
List price Net price
Getlein, Frank. Jack Levine. Abrams, 1966 Hayward, Helena. World furniture; an illustrated
history.
12.50
25.00 25.00
17.95
12.50
12.50
12.50
10.00 27.50
29.50
15.00 12.50
7.50
25.00 244.95
1,092.95 1,337.90
7.75
15.45
15.35
11.23
7.81
7.81
7.81
6.25 17.19
18.44
9.38 7.81
4. 70
15.40
152.38
744.33 896. 71
McGraw-Hill, 1965
Kepes, Gyorgy, ed. Education of vision. (Vision+ value
series, v.l) Braziller, 1965
Structure in art and in science. (Vision--t- value series, v.2) Braziller, 1965
The nature and art of motion. (Vision+
value Kramisch, Stella.
series, v.3) Braziller, The art of India, new ed.
Phaidon, 1965
Titian. New York Graphic
1965
Society
Morassi, Antonio. Cirici-Pellicer,
Phillips, John.
Alexandre. Treasures of Spain from Charles V to Goya. Skira-
World, 1965 China-trade porcelain. Harvard
University
Press, 1956
Stenton, Sir Frank. The Bayeux Tapestry. Phaidon, 1965
Kainz, Luise and Olive Riley. Understanding art: people,
things and ideas. Abrams, 1966
Rossi, Filippo. Art treasures of the Uffizi and Pitti. Abrams, 1966
Spent June 1, 1965 to May 1, 1966
Total>fiscal year June 1, 1965 to June 1, 1966
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    LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION FINhNCinL REPORT - November 21, 1966
COMPANY
ABBOTT LABORATORIES
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER
CONSUMERSPOWER 100 50
ll/17/66 3,328.12
490.50
5,000.00
566.50
J.,481.25 7,703.30 4,360.00 1,686.30
9)3.00
1,310.00
11 51 1/2 50 29 5/8 62 124 1/4
160 27 1/4
MSS. INVESTORS TRUST
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Expenses since
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194.22 1,881.97
$ 32,162.86
70 shares Consumers Power Books
$ 3,367.87 500.00
5.00
$ 3,872.87
Isabel II.
Deposit
[Retyped June
Box
by Alice 1978)
S.
Wethey
Haight,
Treasurer
Checking Savings
Meeting
Account Account
SHARES
PRICE VALUE
75 44 3/8 ,,
$
1 L. 40 ·1/8
105 16.06
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     A Community Service of the Ann Arbor Public Schools
r
Homer R. Chance, Director • Telephone: 663--3301
~outh Fifth Avenue at East William Street
• Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
April 20, 1966
Mrs. John Alexander 788 Arlington Bl. Arm Arbor, Michigan
Dear Mrs. Alexander:
Mr. Paddock worked a total of 7 hours on Sunday
9:45 - 11:15 l1⁄2 12:30 - 6:00 .51⁄2
7 hours
His rate of pay is J2.97 per hour and should therefore receive
$20.79 for his w-ervioes.
Again let me congratulate your group on a fine program Sunday.
I am very grateful for your eontinued interest and support of the
public
HRC/ah
P.S.
library.
Total
Sincerely Yours~,
-
/ .,,/-
~'/U.A __,1 Homer R. Chance
I am enclosing a copy of my little bit in the program, in case you want it for your permanent fileo
;f.
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 Ann Arbor,
Michigan
17, 1966
Alexander
General
Invitations
Publicity Installation Program
Copy Printing
Book Displays Historical
Mrs.
Mrs.
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE LADIES' ASSOCIATION OF ANN ARBOR
LIBRARY
April
John
Chairman
Displays Arranged on
Mrs. Harold Wethey Mrs. J. Griffith Hays
Mrs. John McKevitt
In the Refreshments
posters glass case
of 1885 Corner Stone
Mrs. Arno Bader
FINAL COMMITTEE
Mrs.
James Plumer Cameron Haight
Mrs. Harold Wethey
Mrs. Miss
Joseph Eleanor
Hayden
Collins
377
..

 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION APRIL 17, 1966
[Welcome by Mrs. Harold E. Wethey:]
Ladies and Gentlemen:
The members of the Board of the Ladies' Library Association are delighted to have all of you here as our guests at
our one machine tiated civic-spirited
beyond
where we are they first
organization. to see the
meeting today,
well-designed and
only two blocks from
are a good many things
building place where
here
would
We are fortunate
Association, to listen
but
that I
to
I might say think you
the address.
scholar whose
hundreth birthday
party. for the
could bring back the public library
day the
in Ann
Arbor in 1866 with their
measure
commodious
concerning all find
of our
came
together. There
the history
it more interesting
some time dedicated ladies who ini-
movement
They would be happy and surprised
in having with
led him into a series of investigations
interests have
early history of Ann Arbor and into the early history of the librar-
ies of this region. I am honored to Bidlack of the Department of Library Michigan.
Mr. Bidlack.
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present Professor Russel E. Science at the University of
We wish only that
us as speaker
first today
a
the
into the
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 TO ENCOURAGEUSEFUL AND ENTERTAINING READING Russell E. Bidlack
The American public library
of whom are but dimly remembered while others live on in the shad- ow of their lusty offspring.
There have been libraries for almost as long as there have been written records. Even when the book was in the form of the
clay
library
serve
ous Ark of the Old
God's laws -- a traveling library if you will, for a nomadic people.
tablet in Mesopotamia
or the in temples Biblical
papyrus roll and palaces
in ancient to protect us that
Egypt,
and pre-
rooms were the written
built
possessed
time scholars
be counted as gathered the
library of
had become it was often
Rome, like Athens, Emperor Nero's
its great public libraries,
and private
by the
libraries
Pliny
History
private
the Christian
The poet Seneca multiplication
and
large facts
two thousand so common
which would claimed that he from a personal
men of wealth owned even today. The
book collecting era that decried
the butt
authors. In fact, by the beginning of
of
extravagant, senseless
word.
Testament was actually
of books"
scholars.
what he called for make-believe
"the
of today has many ancestors, some
How can you excuse the man who buys bookcases of expensive woods, and, piling into them the works of unknown, worthless authors, goes yawning amongst his thousands of volumes?
It is in the homes of the idlest men that you find the big- gest libraries -- range upon range of books, ceiling high.
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scholars tell
a book
the preci- chest containing
Elder for his famous Natural
Roman ridicule.
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 For nowadays a library
a home, like a bathroom.
is one of the
essential
to make of upon which
fittings of
When the Ptolemies
of Egypt
it was a
set out library
the lavished
When Cleo-
that one of the Queen's
new
their
patra,
collection
20th century
clever devices to win the heart of Caesar was to give her mighty
center wealth
of Hellenism,
and through which they
achieved dynasty,
they immortality.
the
guest a guided that he could
book
last ruler in that great
became Queen, the huge library even by
numbered some standards.
700,000 rolls It will be
-- a recalled
tour of the collection,
take home whatever rarities
with the caught
generous provision his eye.
With ies were known as
of a forgotten monk became a sort of motto of the Middle Ages: A monas-
tery without a library is like a castle without an armory."
When, in the 13th and 14th centuries, there came an awakening
the Roman Empire's destroyed. During the Dark Ages, it
decline, Europe's
of course, long night
all of these of intellectual
librar- sleep
was the learning's dim light from flickering
Monastic library out. The casual
which kept remark
known as the Renaissance,
it was the musty book shelves of the sur-
viving there being, Then the
ly cheap.
monasteries
was joy followed
that gave us back
our classical heritage.
Again,
into library. only by relative-
by men
came man of
by a the printing
in learning
great
came
and
new breed, the
princely
college the book,
The pleasures of book collecting
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libraries
and university once possessed
scholar, became were discovered
press, and wealth and the self-sacrificing
Alexandria
380

 of even moderate American
means.
Harvard willed
of a library for tees named the
in
but
of Keayne's
Keayne's
"writing books" on the Scriptures
In
1653, a three
institution Boston
merchant
Robert
Keayne willed
to his in
hometown addition to for the local condition of
hundred
pounds to market place, company,
the library also his which are
not only Captain
own theological
Connectcut, of a town existence.
voted
library, our first
upon the public treasury tax-supported public
will America's
of other
were
my own hand."
out and Boston's
The provisions Town House
of became
Still
one which is of particular
another
library, and
library spiritual
history began leader of
almost with the Pilgrims,
the first settlements. loaned freely to 400 volumes, many
Elder Brewster,
his neighbors
of which he had brought on the Mayflower.
of
nearly
In 1638 the Rev. John
from his
private library
his collection America's
of some 300 first college.
in his honor.
housing artillery
the gift, room
four great written with
a
a was
court room, and an
a library should be
armory
room. A
preserved books
-- "all Captain
carried
first public
the
a similar
for the support
volumes to form In gratitude,
named
build a "town house" which,
to contain however, was that there
home of
number
gifts, and when in 1810 the city fathers of the town of Salisburg,
New England towns acquired
to draw
library.
As the years passed, libraries through
ancestor of the American public
significance to a study of the Ladies'
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library
came into
the nucleus the trus-
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 Library Association, "social library." In
ican history,
autobiography
phia Library
had observed
clubs in London in which each member contributed
the privilege of reading the books owned by the club. In his auto- biography, however, he gave no credit to anyone except himself.
I drew a sketch of the plan and rules that would be necess-
ary, and got a skillful conveyancer ... to put the whole in the form of articles of agreement ... by which each subscrib-
er engaged to pay a certain sum <lown for the first purchase
of books and an annual contribution for increasing them. So
notes
stitution towns,
by donations;
having study,
public amusements to divert
their books
Benjamin "my first
Franklin, launched
what he nature,"
called the
in his Philadel-
Franklin
Comapny. during his
project of There can be
a public
but little to England
doubt that the several
few were the readers at that majority of us so poor, that dustry to find more than fifty men, willing to pay down for
time in Philadelphia, and the I was not able, with great in-
persons, mostly young trades-
this purpose forty shillings each
On this little fund we began. ~ library was open one day in the
and ten shillings
per snnum.
The books week for
imported; to the
the
were
lending
pay double the
subscribers, on their promissory
was that which we now characterize
as the
in Amer-
1731, a man famous for many
"firsts"
first visit
reading a yearly fee for
to
no
became better acquainted with
soon and in
manifested
other provinces. The
was libaries
The in- by other
value if not duly
returned. imitated
were
and our people
attention from ...
its ability,
reading became fashionable;
attributes!
have quarreled with Franklin regarding his claim
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Modesty was not one of the good doctor's
Historians
augmented
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 that all other the Philadelphia its being the
social libraries Library Company,
in
America but there
were patterned is not doubt
after regarding
first. social
"proprietary libraries." To gain access to a proprietary library, it was necessary to purchase a share and become a partner in the
As the
Colonies, and into the South, two
tion developed. Many, like the Philadelphia
set up as joint stock corporations. These came to be known as
ownership and management of the book
libraries, however, were became known as "subscription
collection. Other social common-law corporations and
and return the time,
library spread
throughout distinct
New England, the Middle patterns of organiza-
sure brought
a
organized as libraries."
Payment of an annual
fee entitled one to use the book collection of a subscription lib-
rary, but in no sense did the subscriber own a share of the pro- perty. There was, of course, overlapping of the two types.
The social library was almost always a circulating library,
that is, the books were placed in a room somewhere, often in a private home, which was opened for an hour or two once a week for
the selection organization of although we can be books her husband
of books. membership
that many home each
Like nearly was open
housewife week.
every
only to determined
other formal
gentlemen,
which
The
18th century and the early decades
ical height about 1820, but by the time of the Civil War it was
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social library
flourished
during the latter half of the 19th, reaching
of the
its numer-
Library Company, were
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 rapidly
library
rarely
was the
mit the purchase of more than a few hundred volumes, and the slight-
est business of library resort to
recession revenue.
Rarely did the activities
Michigan's
a proprietary
promoters
for additional
of
these libraries support.
was a social
In 1817, a young
the
As lost
of Detroit appeared happened, however, many
destined of the
a
bright proprietors
disappearing.
In high,
fact, the mortality
rate of the social of its founders was Only in large cities
was always
sustained for more
for the
than a few years.
number of share buyers or
to per-
money-raising
As one might guess,
first library
library.
lib-
rary, more specifically
Presbyterian
first president
City Library
purchased
raised
and
ture.
soon
Furthermore,
several of
teith himself
in succeeding years to give it new life, such ing shareholders, offering shares in exchange
ing off the shares of delinguent members, the finally died a quiet death in 1837 at the age
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in
City Library
preacher of
named John Monteith,
remembered also Michigan, organized
as
the the
were
spring fu-
of
with such
five
dollars apiece
two weeks.
the Old Detroit.
University of Shares costing
usually
interest, and
rarely was a new recession reached
share
Detroit in 1818,
1817. and
a the
crippling library's left in
of
the Territory.
schemes were tried
as taxing the remain- for books, and auction- City Library of Detroit of twenty years. Its
initial Three
enthusiasm
hundred volumes were
$450.00 bought
for initial sold after
were that
founders
1821. Although various
Mon-
enthusiasm
subscribers
usually resulted in an
great enough
immediate drying up
moved out
that some
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 remaining known as
As ment of
books were turned the Detroit Young
over to a recently Men's Society.
formed
created one day
organization
for the better- constitute
Just the social
Young begun
its name the clerks
suggests,
this society
who
was would
and apprentices mercantile and professional
Detroit's
later an entire hall was equipped as a kind of club house where
young men could improve themselves by
lectures, American
engag-
cities, and
not employ-
ing
the manufacturers
and
received
reading good important
books. support hope that
in debate, Society
from local
their employees would
with
useful knowledge
ac~uire
only in the
ees at the moment.
a modest subscription fee.
would be beneficial them more valuable
future,
The Detroit
but which would The young men
make
themselves were required
to
pay
late and
A an-
1865,
of was
half founded
in the 19th
it served
Young Men's
other in Jackson in
and one in Lansing in 1866.
as
as the library
another
This was
of the 19th century,
number of other was founded in
Michigan Kalamazoo
cities. in
century,
a model
owning for a
Society
Library 1863;
1859,
in
type which the Ladies'
its
the
obvious
-- knowledge that
Young Men's
Society at one
Library time some
flourished until 16,000 volumes,
Men's by
made Library
no fewer
Library
was an offspring
one was
established
Society Benjamin
first Michigan
Association. than sixty
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in
Saginaw
class.
listening to As in other
Franklin
in appearance
so also in 1853.
First
a room and
merchants
1731,
During the latter
such libraries
were
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 in Michigan, So far
Library was
proprietary
most of which eventually
became free purpose were
-- some were
were simply subscription
raries. vide greatest libraries portant for the shares
as
had been reading"
their for
predecessors,
founders revenue berry house
the
subscription
of Ladies' Library
fees. From
Associations
supplemented making schemes,
this
with
festivals
an endless variety of to cantatas, from
money
the lemonade show.
from straw- on the court
founders of participation,
square There
to the was another
magic lantern difference.
While provision
Ladies'
booth
the gentlemen for women's
social constitution
had made no
the
specific
reserve the management
every
Library The ladies
Association made were careful to
as its
a typical principle,
organization social
while created,
and library
others
public concerned,
libraries.
a Ladies'
on the lib-
to pro- Their
They were
"useful and entertaining
their members. name -- always
innovation
had been organized
their for
before, another
difference
social or from
-- their source
support sale of
the normal
library
mention
of almost of service
to
the library,
One
rary Association and its
the ladies immediately
library might gain municipal support library.
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final distinction
should be
predecessor
the Ladies'
Lib-
is suggested by by and
men. revenue.
There was Financial
im-
library had
of always come
entirely the
from the start, however,
of
however, to made between
-- in almost
toward the and become
their own sex.
began looking
every instance time when their a free public
men.
organized
386

 honor Association
Library were
To fully appreciate the Ladies'
it to something much larger, the
Movement,
we must re- Movement. Al-
late
most
strong
Baker, one of the founders ciation, illustrates thia as follows:
Rights libraries
without exception, advocates of woman
During the winter of being allowed to vote,
1872, a few enterprising yet felt the need of
women, who not some sphere in
than by select Two Michigan
other Ladies'
for
ruin.
But there were women, and what could
no visible
shuffled,
was reached
perhaps something
be? After much
could be more beneficial
of the mind, and how better
improvement as dances abandoned,
the amount of liquor or souls saved, the
the women who suffrage.
were also made by Mrs. S. A.
that a Christian else would.
Association would What should that it was decided
Library
Woman's
founded
A statement
of the
relationship. In 1876, Mrs. Baker wrote
Union City Ladies' Library Asso-
which to
Association,
in public
abounded,
and drinking
~ighway to
weak women do who were not allowed the right of suffrage?
They could only speak and weep and supplicate over the deprav- ity of the age. After a few months of toil and wailing, with
exert
and
and
their
thinking
prayed
some saloons
powers of usefulness, to benefit someone.
formed a Christian They talked
in private over the wickedness which
went so far as to convince
halls the
poor,
drunk, cards conclusion
not work, but something else
that nothing
to
reading?
cities have long
-- Kalamazoo and Flint. Both associations
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argumentation,
to a rising
vied with each of having been the home of Michigan's first
to enter the billiard men that they were on
generation to promote this
than
intellectual
cultivation growth
the
387

 incorporated in 1853, but each had been organized
informally
of Flint was the
earlier date. The
Ladies'
its own
Library
Association and at
at an
on June the first
to make
prominent
first to 30, 1868, Ladies'
a similar claim Michigan historian, rary Association
Library Kalamazoo
organized in
succeeded in persuading a governor
construct Governor
has never
on its behalf, although
wrote recently that "is the oldest women's
its
dedication "This was
Crapo Association
building,
stated categorically:
the
club in Michigan.
of these two pioneering
was patterned after the
other.
member
Flint
library -- one joined on an annual basis and paid a yearly fee. As
Associations, they
or that of Kalamazoo.
When one examines the constitutions
associations, it is
other
tended
By the year Associations.
Kalamazoo's purchasing a Ladies' Library
apparent that neither was organized on the share and agreeing to
proprietary pay an
principle, each annual tax. The
Association was organized
as a subscription
Michigan towns created
to adopt either the Flint constitution
1866, some half dozen Michigan Ann Arbor was number seven.
towns had Ladies'
Ladies' Library
Library
Library
Arbor. On June 7, 1837, the Board of Regents, meeting for the first time, appointed the Rev. Henry Colclazer librarian of the University of
The year of Detroit had
that had witnessed the demise seen the beginning of library
of the old City history in Ann
own a single with the Regents' neglect to make any provision for
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Michigan. The fact that the University did not yet
book, along
Michigan."
Willis F. Dunbar,
Kalamazoo Ladies" Lib-
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 paying
event
Regents
that an agent be appointed "to visit Europe for the purpose of pro-
Mr. Colclazer in the history
a salary, of library
dim somewhat the luster of this
the following
curing the necessary the University."
the following purchase the appointed the
Apparatus resolution
dollars library.
professor,
his forthcoming
of 3,401 volumes which
was were
carried appropriated
out
to
in
the books The
during collection
botanical
was
tour of Europe.
November,
Philosophical
The intent of this
year when
nucleus of a University
University's first
Schoolcraft
and standard books for
1840, henceforth
array of books that most Ann Arborites had one place. In the absence of Mr. Colclazer,
by his Conference
to Detroit, a local printer
named of
George Corselius $100.
Regents announced: "It to the
impractica- library
benefit
newspaper
Regents have adopted
the
ble and inappropriate that it should be of the surrounding
a
library
for the
five thousand
known as the Gray Collection,
development. At however, Henry R.
a meeting of the
was made
Ann Arborites
at least
local citizenry. For a time this was actually the case, but in 1842
acting
librarian with an
annual salary in things
with an
that the University
hoped,
rendered population
Following
an editorial which read in part as follows: "The
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the Regents'
... " ruling,
an Ann Arbor
carried
interest
cultural
library would be open to the
has been use and circulating
thought altogether design of the college
Asa
directed to select
Gray,
recently
arrived
was the largest
in Ann
Arbor
ever seen assembled in who had been transferred
assumed, or
moved
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 very rigorous rules for excluding the
the mind of man, as far as practicable
they declare somewhat contemptuously, that they did not think it proper to convert the institution into a circulating library.
seem to have regarded it as an unheard of thing to make a Univer-
sity Library libraries in "Are Americans as cannot be
accessible Europe were
alone, of
to rules
to the public."
open to the public, the writer all civilized people, such a
They
similar concluded:
swinish herd,
and, although
The individual
trusted Regents'
approach a public
remained unchanged,
library?" however,
through the
exceptions
the students, and the Regents
years,
only permit-
the books
citizenry was excluded,
the University.
were doubtless made
the faculty,
ted to use
the local
sity library seems
library for the town. Furthermore, there were three book and sta- tionery stores in Ann Arbor by the time of the Civil War, and a general attitude prevailed that those who wanted books could buy them. Several of the churches had small Sunday School libraries
for the benefit of children, and the Union School had a library of about three hundred volumes. Mary H. Clark, whose Select School
for Young Ladies had been founded in Ann Arbor in 1839, owned the largest private library in the community. Numbering some two thous- and volumes by the close of the Civil War, Miss Clark's books were not only used by her students, but were also frequently borrowed
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belonging to
Yet, even
of the Univer-
the very to have discouraged the
presence establishment
of a
Library from all contact with to do so. In their report,
Claiming that
themselves,
were
though
390

 by her
during
School,
was destroyed ulus for the
students and friends.
of the the corner This tragic
On July independence, the
Fourth Streets, an important
scores of former a gala celebration
nation's
of North and
4, 1865, Clark
then located on by fire.
establishment
event became
of a Ladies' Library Association
stim-
following This
tennial
like just a Forty-two
had founded
it as a youthful town, and by today's standards it was still a
spring.
brings us to
the creation of the organization whose cen- today. Before describing that memorable event, however, let us pause a moment to imagine what our town was
we
are celebrating
century ago.
years had passed since John Allen and Elisha Runsey
Ann Arbor, but most of the residents still thought
of
small
ceed
still
quoting
William
$12. 50: "A fool and his money are soon parted."
Ann Arbor could now boast six barber shops,
town. 6,000.
Not counting the
or more
including
students, the
population did not ex-
A score living in 1866,
of
Ann Arbor's
original Maynard
settlers were who delighted
his father's had purchased
remark of several
William S. 1830, when
learned that
in
young for
drug stores (including one
called Eberbach and
shops, (including
fourteen
one
blacksmith operated by
shops,
three Haller),
watch and jewelry
stores shops,
never known
Ann Arbor
five billiard
as a manufacturing center,
halls, and
saloons. there were two woolen
Jacob twenty-eight
twelve
millinery Although
mills
he had lots in the heart
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of the
three Co.), four
village
banks, harness
in
the
five
391

 in 1866,
and corset
mills, a
weekly newspapers,
an organ builder, and wagon makers, five breweries.
a hoop skirt four flouring
There were four twenty-three
physicians,
thirteen
insurance Ren Erastus University,
agents,
Haven was
and twenty- second year
seven lawyers.
as President
an unprecedented
year. There were
now in his the student body
ous professors Watson, Charles housed in the 16,000 volumes.
To attend was required
as Kendall
M. Cooley, Adams, and
(later
a
a blacking manufacturer, factory, ten carriage
broom manufacturer,
and churches,
ten
dollars. fee of
charged like
the to pay
university
Michigan
ten dollars, plus out-of-state was
resident
annual
The the
of
Law Building
had the
grown to
previous such fam- James C.
''Students
three
obtain board
per
and lodging
week." Students
according
in private
eleven
four
dentists, tailors,
and 1,205, an increase
of some members,
Alexander
250 over including Winchell,
thirty-two faculty
Thomas
an admission
A student
fee of from
dollars,
tuition of
an admission
of a Michigan
dormitories
1866 catalog.
lies for from
statement reads:
tend prayers daily
the Sabbath at any one of the churches in the city of Ann Arbor which they, or their parents or guardians may select."
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twenty-five was ten
but his tuition, per year. "There
that are no
to the fami-
resident,
and no commons with the University,"
to six dollars "The Undergraduate
Another interesting are required to at- public worship on
in the College
Chapel, and
six
Moses Coit called Haven
Tyler. Hall),
The library, numbered over
century ago, a
dollars
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 Visitors to Ann
the spaciousness of the town. A former
frequently resident
that had the denizens
remarked about returning in 1867
expressed amazement at
"New street stretch for
city, is known as the "country." Of
peculiarity is that the subdivisions cases embracing from half an acre to A student from Maryland writing home a great town we live in. It is laid tions of a city, several miles square,
been
of the rural
supply plank etc.,
a large sidewalks, right in
populations with avenues
of circulation
and large yards,
....
the Pond,
town's editor houses
improvements.
of the Argus, and stores are
"Our city is putting on airs,"
Arbor a century ago
the scattering town, give the
houses, place a
very primitive lots was, of
the new additions into what, to
platted:
A principal
fact that every family of means owned at least one horse, a cow, scome poultry, and, in some instances, even a few pigs. Space was therefore required for a barn as well as a house. "We killed our Pigs yesterday, so that is going to make us work enough for a while,"
wrote Mrs. Local
chronicling
noted Elihu
the fact direction ported
John Maynard in her diary newspaper editors in 1866,
on January
as in 1966,
reason for the large
these new additions,
are large, the lots in many four or five acres each."
in 1864 observed: "This is out in the extensive propor-
that the
of the Common Council." On August 30, 1866, Mr. Pond re-
that "the ladies of the Presbyterian Church are having the
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with streets enough
one
to
The orchards,
western air." course, the
3, 1867.
delighted in
on March 23, 1866.
being numbered under the
"Witness
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 gas-fixtures
the galleries, appearance is
put into some 30
of worship. Those are already in; and effect designed, when
be satisfactory."
Pond devoted an entire
in front of we think their
all are com-
column to Ann the previous
pleted,
Arbor's
year.
no fewer than seventy students.
On
about
February
new Commercial College,
good and
75 burners, will
ladies
erally,
when
selves
have a knowledge of book-keeping,
are also enrolled as
understand left by fathers
too little of or husbands
matters,
find them-
should even though they do not contem-
and
liable to be
plate a professional
It was also on
career." February 2,
1866, that the Argus
their house burners,
that the
2, 1866, Mr.
Located in the new National
which had been founded
Bank building, it had attracted
Mr. Pond added, "A number of young
students. This is right.
accounts and business
Women, gen-
to settle
imposed on. Every lady, consequently,
announced that had been
find in any first-class hotel. The dining room is large, well- lighted, and airy .... The third story will be finished in a very few days."
On June 8, 1866, the following news item appeared in the Argus: "A substance is now manufacturing from flaxseed called linoleum.
It is said that it will supercede India rubber -- which it very
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Ann Arbor's
opened to "the traveling
finished, except the
and other rooms on this floor are as pleasant as the traveler will
new hotel,
to be called public."
the Gregory House, "The second story
hanging of the
blinds, and
is entirely the fine parlors
estates ...
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 much resembles."
A
"Flaggs,"
few months Pond had down a fine
prior to this reported:
announcement, "The Messrs.
under the heading Gregory are engaged in
putting
block. It is the first laid in our city and marks the advance of
Editor Pond plank walks. "
regularly many of the delapidated necessarily
decried the side walks condition
out after
condition
changing.
specialized
on Seventh
equipped
Dr. Hale's
Another physician, Dr. Alvin W. Chase, his Steam Printing Plant which still
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to
eighty blessed
health-seekers with a steam
flagstone
walk on both
of their new
improvement."
ample
years
town's
pal streets are in such
limbs of every pedestrian
torialized Mr. Pond on August 24, 1866; " ... the ladies ... are continually tearing their skirts -- whether muslin, silk or satin
-- on the spike heads ... " (Perhaps one can be forgiven the obser- vation that a spike head would have to protrude rather far to tear a lady's skirt today.)
Despite the unhappy state of Ann Arbor's plank sidewalks in 1868, no one could have been unaware of how rapidly the town was
by other to come,
merchants
and homeowners, however,
There was no immediate following
of the Gregory ex- and for many
in "Indian remedies,"
built his Mineral and Huron. Four
Springs stories
House
high and
Street, between
Miller
accomodate establishment
as many as was even
one time,
but recently
at the corner of North
a
as to endanger the night-fall," edi-
It was in 1866 that Dr. Morris Hale, who had previously
had stands
constructed
fronts
of the along our princi-
at elevator.
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 Main and Miller. Hailed as the largest printing establishment of the west, the plant was turning out thousands of copies of the book which made the doctor's name, as well as that of his town, familiar all over the world -- Dr. Chases's Recipe Book.
Then, as now, city taxes were considered by many to be too high
and when the Council proposed
an 1866 budget totaling
$6,850, house.
there Coun-
followed
cil's
ridicule. No one
1866, the School
a schoolhouse in the Third Ward for $6,300. It was in 1866 that the new Methodist Church was completed at the astronomical cost of
a century ment --
ago. There was
a protest proposal to
meeting of tax
spend $2,000
payers street
in the court
repairs
Physical growth was
but one of the changes also an intellectual
in
coupled with unprecedented
any Professors
a
growing interest transportation,
events in far-away
places. prosperity,
registered Board accepted
the bid
however, of Peleg
Marshall
to build
ments
enabled
social
versity,
upon
there was a steady stream of entertainers
in
to
more Ann Arborites
to travel than at number and variety.
previous
time, and
activities
along with
grew in
the local clergymen, lectures on every
at the prevailed
while Ralph
Uni-
give public
were conceivable
constantly subject,
for
a complaint,
came
when on
$65,000. When the pews were auctioned,
the property on which we are meeting
He paid $800 for the privilege of sitting with his wife and son in the choice spot in the new church.
Rice Beal, once the owner of today, was the highest bidder.
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evident
and cultural
in
Ann Arbor excite-
from the outside.
in
for special March 16,
Improve-
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 Waldo Emerson lectured
on "Social on February
traveller,
the following
Aims" to an 2, 1866.
B. F. Taylor,
overflow Five days
lectured
audience in
the Presbyterian
Church and and
later on
the "Thought some-
journalist and her Chariots,"
popular
times called the
on total abstinence,
the severity of the evening,
Filled," reported Mr. Pond
endorsers and dissenters alike
was "Ernestness," which was changed to "Flood-Tide,"
the name is nothing, the lecture being the same whatever it is called.
She discourses on political parties, the President, etc., etc., cutting
Miss Dickinson's appearance
changes sweeping across
negro suffrage, reconstruction,
greatest women's movement
growing demands for was sometimes called.
equal
America rights,
following or, the front page
the Civil War "New Woman" ws the
"Women as the Bible,"
number
Argus
Civil
War's
"Joan
and woman suffrage.
her
famous
address
politics,
"Notwithstanding
in
week Anna E. of Arc," gave
Dickenson,
the Presbyterian Church
the Argus. "Admirers and non-admirers,
flock to hear her. The subject announced but with Annie
in
On the
issue of the Argus was to be found an article entitled "Woman's Nature,"
right and left, and Ann Arbor symbolized
sparing
one of the
Workers," "Woman's
I have read
suffrage, and as a husband and a father, I want to protest against the whole business. It will never do to allow them to vote ...
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or "Woman's
New Role," "Woman's Influence," to Suffrage." There appeared
"Women in an equal
of rebuttals
of April 6, 1867.
Right to these
pleas,one being by Mark Twain in
the
the long list of lady petitioners
in favor
of female
was closely
of nearly every
not."
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 It will never do to allow them to hold office ... They like to
hold office too well.
They like to be Mrs. or Mrs. Secretary Jones
President of the or other
Smith of
the Dorcas Association,
are
and
of
John B. Gouch in January, 1866, provides another masculine jibe.
always
of of them. They are
all
even
Society,
or Mrs.
Hindoo
Aid
setting up then running for
confederations
President office that they are willing
Treasurer sanctified
of something
...
They kinds
so fond
to serve without
A review by Editor Pond of a lecture delivered in Ann Arbor by
Noting that even the
ed on this occasion,
entire evening; but
a 'habit' for ladies
presume that the gentlemen near by meant no their seats."
Despite his humorous remarks on ladies' Mr. Pond was actually rather sympathetic to
(The fact that Mrs. Pond was a local leader
to explain her husband's position.) So it ference to the establishment of a Ladies'
Arbor is found in the Argus of March 9, 1866.
We cheerfully comply with a request to give notice that a meeting
of the ladies of this should include a large room of the Presbyterian 83 o'clock, P. M., to
city interested and that certainly • number -- will be held in the basement
Church, on Monday, March 19, 1866, at take measures to organize a Ladies' Lib-
rary Association.
that there will be
We think the movement a timely one, and trust a large attendance.
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aisles of the Presbyterian Church had been pack- Pond added: "We notices ladies standing the
as in these woman's rights days it is becoming
to stand on equality with the sterner sex, we
pay.
incivility in keeping
demand for equality,
the Woman's Rights Cause. in that cause may help
was that the earliest re- Library Association in Ann
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 Referring to the success
Mr. Pond noted that they
social and intellectual
but of the entire community. And in the absence of a city or public
library here," Pond association."
Unfortunately, called the meeting,
visitors Association
were entertained, was founded
Kellogg as a role in
in
and it November,
was there
1869, with Mrs.
Mrs.
Treasurer.
organizing
The wives of several
the Library
Kendall Adams, Mrs. Silas
of the libraries
continued, "there is abundant field for such an
Mr. Pond did not mention by name the ladies who
had "furnished improvement (not
a
rallying only) of
but from the Association's minutes it is appar- ent who they were. One was Mrs. A. E. Kellogg, a wealthy widow who
lived on Ann Lawrence, wife and influential
Street, between Fifth and
Division. probably
Another the most
was Sybil respected Lawrence
dis- Woman's Lawrence
Kingsley
of Judge man in Street,
Edwin Lawrence, Ann Arbor. It near Division,
was in that
the spacious most of the
home on
tinguished
Suffrage
as President and
faculty members played including Mrs. Thomas
town's that a
Cooley, Mrs.
and Mrs. Samuel Denton. As one
Douglas,
two local book sellers were active -- Mrs. John Miller and Mrs. Lewis Gilmore.
Thirty-five ladies
afternoon of March 19, 1866, "notwithstanding of the weather," and the Ladies' Library was founded, although it was not officially
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Presbyterian the
Association
Church on the
assembled at the
Charles
at Flint
and
point
their
Kalamazoo, for the
might expect, the wives of
incorporated
until a month
members ...
Association,
unfavorable
of Ann Arbor
state
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 later. object Library, other Arbor."
A constitution, previously of this Association," it to afford and encourage
means of moral and Although shares
drawn up, was approved. "The
succeeding
Kellogg
was
Mrs.
for the benefit
Tableaux
two
ical
cents for
in the admission
lecture would
of dozens library.
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Kellog also
successive Buil~ing;
be
fifty cents;
seventy-five
reserved Tableaux·
seats.
were the first
of projects
Because they were the first,
The
ladies to make money for their
devised by the
a
and Mrs. Lawrence, to find a At their next meeting, the ladies
suitable room
began, useful
"shall be to and entertaining
improvement
in the Association were not
was followed in that to
an
establish a reading, and
intellectual
in the City of Ann
sold, member one
dollar
elected Mrs.
for the upon "a convenient
At their third meeting on April 9, 1866, a committee was appoint- ed to furnish "the Library Room" and another "to purchase books."
It was also on April 9, 1866, that the Association acquired its first books -- Mrs. Charles Clark, whose husband was editor of the Ann Arbor
the
must pay an admission
proprietary principle
each
president) and Ebenezer Wells,
fee Officers
of three dollars,plus were chosen
year.
committee, consisting of
(Mrs.
Mrs. John Maynard,
library.
and pleasant room ... in Hangsterfer's new block at a rent of fifty dollars a year."
Journal, presented
David Hume's History announced "that some
in five volumes. were in preparation
of the evenings general
Association."
They hall
were to of the
be presented on University's Med-
agreed
of England
actually become a additional
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 and because they were presented exactly one hundred years ago, on April 17 and 18, 1866, Editor Pond's review in the Argus may be of interest.
The Tableaux Exhibitions given on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, for the benefit of the Ladies' Library Association, we regret to say were not as largely attended as either the cause or the ex- hibitions themselves deserved. The entertainment -- taking the two evenings together -- were the best of the kind which have been given in our city for some years .... They were given in
the lecture
the purpose,
"neck-stretching"
some very fine
their parts "to the life."
some of the most striking
the Tableaux were filled
superior order. We hope that the next effort made in behalf of
the Ladies' Library The hope which Mr. seldom materialized,
for larger because Ann
-- lectures elocutionists musicians
by their for 1867
audiences Arborites
in the were accus- Bronson
future
tomed
Alcott,
and performances attempts of the
seemed second
by
Emerson,
April
April
Ladies'
ought 23~ Attended
Not a
heard Library
address Association.
Haven before the thing
and
Horace
Greeley;
by some
readings
by finest
of national of the day.
repute; The
friends, point:
room of affording or
the Medical College, every spectator
an admirable
a chance to see The programmes
room for without included
ladies, rate. Mr.
of the
even when aided
husbands illustrates
of Dr.
A very fine
and this
8. In evening
other Tableaux,
exertions.
and the ladies
Association Pond expressed
largely to professional entertainment
will be better patronized.
to
have
been more generally
heard. Readings
pleasant.
Pond's
diary
Social
large gathering,
Library
for Ladies
and gentlemen
Had we space ... we would specify
scenes. The intervals between by vocal and instrumental music of a
of Ladies'
but quite
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Wife.
performed
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 May 13.
Library
Perhaps Cady Stanton,
a
closing quotation from President of the Woman's
a
letter Suffrage
written by Association Stanton spoke
Elizabeth
from
in Ann
dont seem to have the faculty of drawing a crowd.
In evening
-- late -- went to Ladies'
Wife. Gentlemen seemed shy, but three Wives had to hear themselves.
Read-
ap-
ings
peared.
for
The long
ciation of Ann Arbor has been ably sketched by Mrs. Wethey in the pro- gram for this occasion. Today, aware as we are of the countless
women's organizations that are engaged in philanthropic and intellec-
tual pursuits, this Association may scarcely seem to have been remark- able. But when we recall the status of women a century ago, the fact that they could not vote, recalling their inability to attend most institutions of higher learning, their unequal status under the law, the jeers that greeted them if they dared speak in public, the shame that was heaped upon them if they dared to dress comfortably -- one
and distinguished history of the Ladies'
Library
Asso-
must be impressed by the courage and those thierty-five ladies to assemble in 1866 to found a library.
determination which on a blustery March
prompted afternoon
1865 to 1893,
Arbor in November, 1869, and was entertained ladies of the Library Association. In a shortly thereafter, Miss Stanton quoted
lady, whom she did not identify,
women have less endurance than men.
will illustrate
my point.
Miss
personal letter the reply which
made to a gentleman's
written
an Ann assertion
Arbor that
young
"[This] lady remarked that she would like to see the 1,300
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the next day by several
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 In helped
its to
small way, the break that custom.
the sex. Library
tt
Association
of
men in
hoops,
dozens of hair-pins
house year after
aims, or ambition in life, and see if they could stand it as
the University heavy skirts,
ribbed
she, but the fact them to survive
well
like cats,
regime to which custom
said enables
that women, the present
Ann Arbor
as the girls. Nothing,
have nine
lives, dooms
Ladies'
by Mrs. Harold E.
laced up in steel trails, high heels,
paniers, scalps,
corsets, with chignons, and
sticking year, with
in their
no exhilarating exercise, no hopes,
[Response
It is quite clear from the applause that all of you were as
entranced as I have been through this very interesting, informative, and also very diverting paper. Thank you Mr. Bidlack.
And now I have the honor to present Mr. Homer Chance, Director of the Ann Arbor Libraries, who will make a few comments on the old corner stone.
Mr. Chance.
Wethey]:
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cooped up in the
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 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION - LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION April 17, 1966 ACCEPTANCE OF CORNER STONE
-- Horner Chance, Librarian
This is the first day of National Library Week -- a time when
nation-wide importance
I can nition to
attention of libraries
think of those who
through all -- their
the mass media is
promotion The
so much service to this community.
no
have contributed
their for
to the
of library
Ladies' Library Association
is
more fitting
ladies groups throughout our state
izing library service in their communities. Our however, in maintaining an unbroken existence to and we are continuing to benefit from their zeal
library
program of Ann Arbor.
I feel greatly honored to be the one to accept the gift of the
services and circumstance
focussed on the needs.
giving recog- development and
one of many for organ-
group is unique, the present time, to enrich the
cornerstone and the accompaning bronze plaque for the Public Library. It is an appropriate symbol of our gratitude for the early efforts
of these first dedicated women. It will also serve as a reminder of the continuing contributions this group makes to the Public Library
in the form of annual gifts of expensive books in the Fine Arts.
We can look with satisfaction place in public library service
on the progress that has taken
in the past 100 years.
the light of rapidly advancing tech-
One can only speculate, in
nology what the nature of the Public Library will be in another 100
of Ann Arbor
that were responsible
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 years. But I will wager that
centennial will be the Ladies' Library Thank you.
the second Ann Arbor.
[Concluding
remarks by Mrs. Harold E.
Wethey]:
Thank you, Mr. Chance.
Library
of Directors still
Our
a social club. However,
years alone in 1957, illustrated rary. At the dedication
since this beautiful
In the was dedicated
we
new library building
more than $7,000.00 worth
books on the fine
in 1957 Mr. Howard Peckham made the happy
of handsomely
arts to the Public Lib-
two meetings
year make it no around the year
longer possible to our committees
among those celebrating Association
of
Much of our history can be viewed
in various parts of this room, and I will not repeat it here. The
membership of our collection
the Ladies'
of books has of Ann Arbor.
Library Association
belonged
But the Board
Public
functions.
call us
are engaged in drawing up book lists and in caring for our endow- ment funds. Those funds are now eight times in dollar value what they were when we turned our building over to the Board of Education in 1916.
a
have contributed
comment that the new library adds a room to all of our houses. We are glad to take this opportunity to look back and see how much we have added in handsome furnishings for that room.
And now may I invite you to look at the various exhibits of books
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through the
placed
for fifty
exhibits
has vanished, for years to the free
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 displayed
on tables relating
in the wall
and counters upstairs and down, as
well as histor- old corner
ical items
stone is
our collection of books on the fine arts is shelved in the reading area upstairs.
to our century of the stairway
of existence. Our for your inspection.
Most
of
Above all, may I now. invite you to join us for refreshments at
the other end of the room.
money makers sentiment we are as tea and coffee.
Thank hope your
you all grandchildren
for
coming to help us and ours will be
We birth-
day party in 2066.
a century serving
Lemonade parties ago, but strawberry
were rarely successful festivals were. Out
a
lemonade
punch
with strawberries,
celebrate our birthday. here again for another
of as well
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  LADIES' LIBRARYASSOCIATIONOF ANNARBOR,~ICHIGAN Board ~embers in 1966
¥.rs. John Alexander (1958) Vice-president
~rs. Arno L. Bader (1962)
Mrs. George Cameron (1962)
788 Arlington N03-5879
285 Orchard Hills N03-5898 1515 Ottawa Drive N02-9109
703 s. Forest Mrs. William A. Frayer (1951) 745 Riverview
?!.iss Eleanor Collins (1956) Chairman of BooK Committee
N03-6255
N02-3347 N02-0620 N03-4520
N08-6331 N08-8033 N02-1430 N02-3902 N02-4164 N03-8147
N02-1230
N02-2118 N02-0822 N03-4433 N02-6027
N03-1723
Mrs. Stanley Dodge (1940) ¥.rs. Cameron Haight (1951)
Treasurer
~iss Helen Hall (1948)
~rs. Joseph Hayden (1940)
Mrs. James G. Hays (1930)
Mrs. R. Perry Innes (1960)
¥.rs. Hayward Keniston (1958)
Mrs. John G. McKevitt (1963) Secretary
Vrs. James M. Plumer (1951) Mrs. !-iillard Pryor ( 1960) Mrs. Josselyn Van Tyne (1951)
1547 Washtenaw 2112 Vinewood
715 s. Forest 1530 Hill
1555 Washtenaw 3125 Geddes
1507 E. Park Pl. 1501 Glen Leven
1505 Golden
715 Spring Valley 1921 Cambridge 1710 Hermitage 2009 Morton
901 s. Forest
Mrs. Charles Mrs. Harold~.
President
Mrs. John G.
Vibbert (1951) Wethey (1951)
Winter (1929)
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  ~ i est L1bra r,v. Ass o c.i2 t '.4ill.l,_QL.lill1L1}.:!?.QL9,c..h.J~U-fl.;F..}.! Meeting of May 5, 1966
ciation Yas held at 3:00 r.M .• May 50 1966, at the home of Mrs. John Alaxa.uder. Present l'?ero Mrs., Wothey, p~e.s~.c1,gn.!, Mrs. James Plumer, Misc~ Eleanor Collinsf 9}anirman of the .!iQok Commi~S,~. Mrs. Joseph Hayden 9 Mrs. John Alexander. Y,ice--Presi~, Mrs. Hayward Keniston, Mrs.. Millerd Pryor, Mrs. J. Griffith Haye, Mrs. William Frsycrp Mr~. Camaron Haight, Treasurer, Mrs. Charles B. Vibbert~ I·1rs. George
Camaron, and Mrs. John McKevitt~ p~CFctarx •
.After gathering around Mrs. Alexander's beautifully
a.ppoint,ed tea table, where there ·was much exchanging of com- pliments, congratulations and expressions of admiration for
the success of the Aasoo1at1on's birthday tea of the prev- ious April 17, the meeting was called to order by the presi- dent, Mrs~ Harold Wethey, at 3:40~ Tho minutes of. the fall meeting were read and approved.. Mreo Haight was called cm. for the Treasurer's report. She l'eported that the value of our portfolio of stocks totalled f28,310.75 ae of March 31, 19660 t885ol3 uaa received 1n dividends s.nd a fractional
share of I~onsan to was sold for ~36- 72, bi·inging our receipts from stocks to a total of ~921~8'.3. Two tsoo K Bonds, i·rhich had a 1011 yield, were cashed 9 u1th the procecds 9 ~998~90 added to our savings account, bringing that to a total of
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 ~5i.349.61. el 77 .68 interest was recf)i ved from tho oavinge account. There was a total of ~366t32 in the checking ac- count on Karch 31. There are apparently delinquent dues, as only S.80 is credited to that source of income~ Total assets amount to $340026.68. Our expendi·cureo for the i'1sce.J. year ending March 31, 1966, were l568e10o The Treasurer's report was accepted and placed on file.
Miss Collins, chairman. of the Book Oommittee,. reported
on this major project of the Association. FTomJune 1, 1965 to May 1, 1966 a total of 75 books were purchased for the Ann Arbor Public Library~ The list value of the books totalled $1092.95. but we were roost fortunate in securing a better
than ever discount, paying a net price of t:744.35 for the bookso The discount was approximately 32%0 Several titles were on display at the Centennial Oelebro.'tion. Last yearr
61 titles were added at a cost of 8714.65. The balance in
the revolving fund is $128.6lg and since there are some ~300 worth of books on order, another deposit should be made to
the revolving fund. Mrs. Keniston moved and Mrs. Plumer
seconded a motion to transfer S500 to the revolving account. Motion carried.
Mrs. Plumer reported on attending the annual meeting of the Friends oft.he Library at the new branch of the Ann Arbor Public Library, the Loving Library on Platt Road and Packard. She noted that the building was very handsome and had been
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 awarded a major pr!.ze 1)y the H1chigan .A.rchi·tec·tura~. Associa• tion. Mr. Sweetman Smi·th, the libra:cian, who was the speaker on this occasion, reported t.hat cirou1a~c1on 1ras vory good.
Mrse Cameron suggested that the Association consider pur- chacing art books for thia branch of the Library. D1scuasion followed. The consensu.s was that for the time 1>elns 1t w.;,uld be desirable to maintain our collection intact at the Main Library, so all of our resources would be available to all library patrons at one central location .. It has been the policy of the Association to purchase qui"Gehtghly epecialized and expensive art books for the library, that would not ordin- arily be included in a public library budgP,t. The need of
the branch library is more general. and ls me·t adequately by
books of the sort that the library can purchase. Our contri- bution to the Public Library hes created an exceptionally
fine collection of art books.
Mrs. Plumer also reported that the Library Advisory Coun- cil is preparing a booklet dsecribing allot the library ser- vices. I·t; will be distributed to newcomers, through Inter- ne.t1onal Ne1.ghbors organization and the Welcome Wagon.. Re- garding the proposed branch libraries previously dlscussed,
the financial problems of the Board of Education are having
an impact on library plansp and it is unlikely that thor~ will be any development 1n tho near futureo A s1:te e.t Pauline and Stadium Bolevard is under considerationo
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 Mrs. Alexanderr chairman of the Centennial Oe1obrat1on. read her t:tne.l report on the gala aven-'c of the sea.3on, which took place at the Jl.nnArbor. Public Library on Sunday, A~r11 17, at 3:00 P.M. The secretary regrets that she could not begin to do juetice to the marvelous report by summarizing
it. The report, thereforep 1s appended. Mrs. Alexander has gained the unchalJ.enged title to the expressive use of 2d-
jectivee8 The report was received w1th great enthusiasm and the meeting had to be called to order.
A motion to Xerox and bind the historical collection as compiled by Mrs. Wetbey 1-.as carried. Mre~ 1'lethey presented
her plans to reproduce and bind the memoirs of the Ladies' Library Assoc1at1ono She hes already had some of the ~ater- 1.al xeroxed, and will keep on account of the amount Ghe has
spent on this project, for reimburnement. Tha suggestion
was made that we should compile a list of books given to
the .AnnArbor Public Library since 1930, when the Ladies' Library Aesociation began to spec1ali.ze in art ·oooks. Kise Collins will look into this.
Mra. Height presented a statement of Gxpanses incurred for the Centennial Celebration. Thay totalled ~429.81. The expense of cleaning and setting 'the cornerstone and the plaque exceeded the estimate, coming to C47for. the corner~ stone masonry, and tll?.77 for the plaque. Mrs. Bader re- ported that she now knows a good b1t more about mason1·y than
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 ehe did befor the Cantenn1al, havi~~ beau inv~lved in some adjustments to the mounting of the placius on the ste.:i..rwell. of the 11brarye Report placed on file.
A mot1on was ma.de to write a note of thanks to Mr. Chance for his generous assistance ~~th our plans for the Centennial.
Meeting adjourned.
Respectfully submitted,
( s1gned) Ruth R. Mc-Kevi tt
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              Masonry Checkjng
D 572'15 K D 242330 1,
Isabel
506.90
492.00
$ 998.90
Treasurer
[Retyped
H.
Haight,
for Centennial Acc't charges
by Alice S. May 1978]
1
L.l\,DI:r.::: LIBRARY ASSOCIATI0!'-1
TREASURER'S n~PORT
April 1, 1965 -- March 31, 1966
INVESTMENTS
COMPANY SHARI:S PRICE DIV:i:DEi.mS YIELD 3/31/E:6
ABBOTT LAB.
AM. EL. PWR. CONSU!-1. PWR. DETROIT BK. DUQUESNE LT. EAS?MJ..N KOD.
KING SEELEY 160 MASS INV. TR. 105 MONSl\NTO 22 PHELPS DODGE 20 S'l'. OIL IND. 60
Monsanto (sold Dues
Savings account
Exeenditures:
Safety Deposit Box Books for Library Stamps for Centennial
1/2 73.13 1/2 15.36 1/2 54.75 1/7. 26.40
VALUE
2.1 i 3:03.,,.50
75 40 12 38 30 48 11 54 50 32 62 122
3.5 % 3.7 % 4.4 % 4.3 % 1.4% '1.4t 3.3 % 2.0 % 5.2 % 3.6 %
36.72
.80 Chk. Acc't
177.68
$ 1,100.43 Total Assets
462.00 1,45~.oo
59S.50 1,625.00 7,610.50 5,900.00 1,758.75 1,696.50 1,515.00 2,655.00
2r,:no.1s 5,349.61
3E6.32
$34,026.68
1/2
3/4
36 7/8
16.78
77 1/8 75 3/4 44 3/8
share)
5.0()
50().00 12.-' 0 47.00
3.60 $ 568.10
Wethey
71. 25 111.60 264.00
58.14
34.60
60.00
96.00
885.23
frac.
interest
Sav.
Acc't
Redeemed 2 $500 u. s. Bonds
413

 FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 1966
On Ladies'
Sunday, Library
April 17, 1966 at three o'clock in
the afternoon the its one hundreth
Library
on Fifth Avenue and Wethey, welcomed our
William
guests Bidlack, of
Street. Our president, Mrs.
history the United
States,
in general the rise of
spoke with warm tributions
Mrs.
Association of Ann Arbor celebrated
The board members, the speakers and guests
anniversary.
handsome Adult Reading Room in the main floor of the Ann Arbor Public
Harold speaker,
of Library address,
with
in
tion
Association
Chance, Librarian of the Ann Arbor Public Library, cornerstone of the 1885 Ladies' Library building Public Library. Mrs. Wethey closed the meeting
the
libraries
development Associa-
our own
Mr. Homer
accepted the
Professor Science,
entitled
Russell University
Acting Michigan. Useful and
Chairman Professor
principal
the Department Bidlack's Reading, dealt
To of
Encourage
Entertaining and their
with and including
the Ladies'
a short historical sketch of
Movement
to view the exhibits and to enjoy refreshment. Since copies of all the speeches accompany not attempt to comment upon them except to say
and the Ann Arbor of 1866 from which it arose. then
with her customary polish and distinction, a happy combination of wit and erudition,
of the original Association
John McKevitt's Refreshment Committee
-1-
and continuing to the Public
had set up
con- Library.
three
and generous appreciation
of the Ladies' Library
and introduced
the of
early
Library
on behalf and invited
Professor Bidlack and Mr. Chance with
I shall that our president
this report,
met in the
of the everyone
414

 round
These
with
the center of each table was a bowl of red and yellow tulips mixed
Ten and berries lemonade hearts
served punch
strawberry
unproductive
tables were
in the Children's covered with white
Reading Room on the main floor.
cut-out
with white and
table cloths charmingly made by Mrs. George
decorated Cameron. In
strawberry patterns
yellow coffee were
chysanthemums,
all very gay and crisp-looking.
from a silver stands and
from silver bowl in
urns and lemonade remembrance of those
and straw-
bygone predecessors'
but so very cateress, and
festivals financially.
so dear to our
Small
by a
served.
coffee
of the
Mrs. William Woolfolk
rary. Mrs. Millard Pryor was in charge of the guest book, a handsome red leather volume tooled in gold, a gift from Mrs. Arno Bader. Al-
though book. portion customarily of only
of Detroit, a keen
were sent, only 85 informed that this
Mrs. Homer and Miss Frances Ladies' Library
Howard
at the punch
poured tea bowl. The
235 invitations However, we were
showed a respectable with the 600-700 invitations
pro-
of acceptances
sent by the
when compared
Clements Library for
an expected attendance
homemade Chance
cookies, and Mrs.
made
by the Peckham
were and
members by
Lib-
Pyle presided
board wore gardenia
corsages admirer
presented
the Ladies'
about 150.
Miss Eleanor Collins, Chairman of the
Book Committee, had ar- ranged a delightful display of fine arts books on tables on the main
floor and on the floor above where the Ladies' Library permanent col- lection is kept. The guests were invited to handle and examine the
-2-
sandwiches, board members,
of
persons signed the guest
made
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 books written Ladies' piece,
and to note several
interesting and the
attractions such as books
a Mrs.
study had
single volume,
which will make a very
by Ann Library,
Arbor authors a treatise
of the
gathered
play bills, account
modern Wethey clippings, cantata,
together a
collection invitation
of to
She
1885
on J.M.
same painter.
Turner beside
magnificent books and an
its
companion
old press
a benefit
had also
of more
building
torical
thing on smaller paper and now plans to have it all bound into a
which was displayed several handsome posters
a glass show made up of
case. photographs
designed
press clippings, old book plates,
the cornerstone,
the this
and so forth. She has recently material, added other interesting
photographed
all
fine collection of
and value. Mrs. Wethey
The
below it is set in the brick wall on the landing of the staircase
Librariana will tell
of great you more
historical interest
about this fascinating project.
a
second floor. of elegance
It looks an otherwise supervised
very impressive rather blank
indeed and and unin-
1885 cornerstone itself with the bronze memorial plaque
leading
lends
spired
setting
played
with
fying.
franction of an inch so that, although the plaque cannot be made to
-3-
to the
touch
stairway. and the
She reports that
Mr. Arnett
has had the plaque
shifted a
to Mrs. Bader
all the details of the plaque.
of the stone She also dis-
design and lettering
a remarkable and,
members of the stone masons' union. The result is
hither to unsuspected,
gift for
dealing
highly grati-
first
volume purchased cy the
W.
in
his- items, remounted every-
Ladies'
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 conform exactly to the line of the masonry, the optical illusion of conformity has been improved.
I hope you all will be pleased to learn that instead of spending all of the $500.00 set aside to cover the expenses of the celebration,
the cornerstone and the plaque, we actually spent only
So I am going to suggest that the binding of the historical compiled by Mrs. Wethey be paid for from our savings.
about $430.00.
collection
Haight, tures.
our
treasurer,
will make a detailed report of
take this opportunity to express and wholehearted cooperation
Mrs. Cameron the expendi-
my thanks for
I all the
would like to
cess it was. In James Plumer and
addition to the committees already
Mrs. and study
and designed It is true
to the
the very attractive
thought list
that
compilation
the public was due almost entirely
good record of attendance was received invitations. The pub-
thought,
given
time,
ously by the board to make our one hundredth birthday party the suc-
her committee
of the perfectly
gave
and appropriate invited, but our to the guest>who
much careful splendid guest invitation cards.
licity was ably handled by Mrs. Haight.
in the papers and on the radio. Three posters were placed at stra- tegic points such as the Public Library's bulletin board, and a fine,
long article, complete
Chance and the cornerstone,
gram was designed and written by Mrs. Wethey, and the sketches in it of the Ladies' Library building and the corner stone were drawn by
mentioned,
Several notices appeared
with picture of Mrs. Wethey, Mrs. Plumer, Mr. came out in the Ann Arbor News. The pro-
-4-
so gener-
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 Miss
ing
cover.
out that a number of the members worked for more than one committee, doing double duty, and therefore deserve double, or, in some cases, even triple thanks.
Two small but gratifying coincidences
with our choice of April 17th. As you tt, it did not coincide with
after
all. Mrs.
happy choice
which are at- posters,
enthusiastic, capable, cooperative
able, inventive,
Elizabeth Sunderland.
of the program and chose
Mrs. Joseph Hayden supervised
the print- for its
Braun and Brumfield
the attractive were the printers.
color scheme I would
like to point
the
which
that
sented on April 17, 1866, and Mr. Chance mentioned that it also hap- pened to be the opening day of National Library Week for 1966. So
date of the took place
first on
benefit
selection
has report
the
of all the speeches. So a
the first
our accidental
tableau
of
collected
as well
to raise money
Haight
this
tached invitation above and memorable
my priviledge and pleasure
to
cards, copies occasion
programs,
the historical
mentioned
meeting of the Ladies' March 19, 1866. However,
Library Association,
Mr. Bidlack pointed out for thelibrary was pre-
April
all as
17th proved
the press samples of
to be a
clippings
the publicity
material
complete record of this
has been assembled.
In conclusion I would like to say that never before has it been
competent,
efficient,
and hardworking
women.
to
work with imaginative, intelligent,
a
group of executive,
generous,
such enterprising, energetic,
effective,
-5-
~~w
occurred in connection
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 Again I thank you all and wish you many happy returns of the day!!!
Respectfully submitted, [Emma W. Alexander)
Chairman of Centennial
Postscript,
to be said that a few of the historical exhibits in the glass
case
lent
to the Ladies'
Slack, who was long
Association, but the energizing
were force
behind
a collection of wonders, Beautiful
1985:
did not belong by Miss Elizabeth
the
book sales
of clippings
an original Queen, staged
of
the Friends about the
playbill for in November
of the Library. Carnegie Library,
They were
To keep the record
entirely straight, it needs
-6-
the Committee for the Celebration.
Library
and, wonder the cantata, Esther, The
1986.
419

  LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION Expenses of the Centennial Celebration
Mr. Bidlack - Honorarium Cornerstone masonry - Bidwell Bronze plague - Arnet
Programs - Braun and Brumfield Invitations - Ramsay
Stamps - Plumer
$
50.00
47.00. 117.77 68,64
29.64 12.50 10.00 25.00 16.15 22.70 11.08 18.72
$ 429.81
Posters
Janitor Cateress Food Rental Flowers
- Kemnitz
- Mr, Paddock
-
Sutch
and
Osugi
420

 LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Secretary's Report November 21, 1966
The fall meeting of the Ladies' Library Association was held
on November 21, 1966 at 3:30 P.M. at the home of Mrs. Harold Wethey.
Members present were Mrs. Wethey,
President, Vice-President,
Mrs. Cameron Mrs. Arno
Haight, Bader,
Book Innes,
Mrs.
Treasurer,
Mrs. George
Mrs. John Cameron,
Miss Helen Mrs. Hayward Keniston,
Alexander,
Miss Eleanor Collins,
Chairman of the Hayden, Mrs. Perry
Committee,
Hall, Mrs. Joseph Mrs. James Plumer,
Charles Vibbert, and Mrs. John
Secretary.
was called to
After a the President,
McKevitt, very elegant tea, the meeting
order by
Mrs. Wethey, at 4:05 P.M.
The minutes of the Haight gave the
vious
surer's
November been added transferred report was
year. During the
titles were added,
totalled $1,337.90.
the revolving fund was $476.23. At this time there is $370 in the
-1-
meeting
were read and approved. The Association's
Mrs.
Miss
list of fourteen
for the Book Committee,
a the Ann Arbor
report.
17, 1966.
assets
total
$32,162.86
Power meeting,
to the to the accepted
fund for placed on file.
of
books. The
Collins
submitting
Seventy
portfolio. revolving
and reported
of Following
Consumer's
the May
purchase
shares
stock
titles
Public Library from May 1 to June 1, 1966, the end of the fiscal
year June at a net At the
1, 1965 to June cost of $896.71. end of the fiscal
1,
1966, eighty-nine
The list prices
year, the balance in
added
to the collection of
Mrs. Millard Pryor,
pre- Trea- as of
have $500 was
421

 revolving fund, but since a number of books are currently on order, Miss Collins requested that a payment be made to the fund. She said
it would be helpful to the Book Committee if there could be a defin- ite commitment made by the Board regarding the amount of money to be spent annually for books for the Ann Arbor Public Library. The amount to be spent for the fiscal year could be set at the spring meeting each year. Mrs .. Plumer moved that another $500 be assigned
to the revolving fund Miss Collins then
at this time. confessed that regarding her
Motion seconded and she had been jolted
carried. by the
readi~g of the minutes
pilation of a list of books given to the library since 1930. Mrs. Wethey volunteered to assist in gathering this information, as she would like to record it in connection with the two volumes she is preparing.
Mrs. Plumer, our representative
reported on that committee's concern
Arbor Public Library, which is in a
cause of lack of funds, the library had to pass up the opportunity to apply for federal funds for an addition to the library building.
It has been difficult to secure answers from the School Board, but
it was finally admitted that it would be eight to ten years before there would be sufficient funds available for the addition. This
is in spite of the fact that when the most recent bonding issue was to be voted on, it was specifically stated that funding of the
library addition was included. One-third of the funds would have
-2-
agreeing to look into the com-
on the Library
Advisory
of the
situation.
Council,
Ann
Be-
over the plight desperately bad
422

 been available
ed locally.
August. In
school have created a crisis which seemingly can be met only divering the entire bond commitment to building the school. disadvantage of the Library's being under the control of the
of Education was discussed. Mrs. Keniston reported that froM the librarian's viewpoint. it is better for a library to be autonomous. Although there seems to be nothing that we can do at this time, Mrs. Plumer pointed out that we must be aware of this issue. It
may be visory their
possible
Board is experience
to have a contacting
separate millage vote. several other communities
The Library
to learn
second
On the bright branch library
been purchased at Stadium
Boulevard
from the federal
The application for this federal
two-thirds been provid-
the meantime the extremely high
the new
high by
The
Board
Ad- of
for the and
in
library side,
has
expansion.
Mrs. Plumer reported that the site
source, had
Pauline.
There was no report from the Friends of the Library, as we do
not have a representative Mrs. Wethey requested
on that board currently.
emeritus member. Mrs. Cameron
moved and Mrs. Plumer seconded a
-3-
nominations for
membership in the Associa-
tion. Five nominations
ing membership. Article
limited to twenty, and
ly agreed that Mrs. John G. Winter, who has been a member since 1929 and has been inactive for some years, qualifies for the honor of
were made
VI of the By-laws
and there
was a discussion
was read. Membership is
funding bids on
was due in
currently stands at nineteen. It was general-
regard-
423

 motion that Mrs. Winter tion.,
be
named a member emeritus
of the Associa-
a nominating com- Mrs. Haight chair-
Mrs.
Plumer requested
the that
President to name she had appointed
mittee. man of Collins
The meeting was adjourned
Respectfully
Ruth
Mrs. Wethey the nominating
said
committee, to serve on the committee
and asked also.
5:00 P.M.
submitted,
Mrs. Plumer
and Miss
at
R.
McKevitt, Secretary
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      since Consumers
Box
by Alice ,June 1978j
S.
Isabel H. Haight,
Treasurer
LADJES1 LIBRARY ASSOCI~TIO\ FINANCIAL REPORT - Nov8mber 21, 1966
COMPANY SHARES ABBOTT LABORATORIES 75 AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER 12 CONSUMERSPOWER 100 DETROI'l' BANK AND TRUST 11 DUQUESNE LIGHT 50 EASTMANKODAK 62 KING SEBLEY 160 MASS. INVESTORS TRUST 105 MONSANTO 22 PHRLPD DODGE
STANDARDOJL INDIANA
PRICE 44 3/8 40 7/8 50
51 1/2
29 5/8 124 1/4 27 1/4
16.06
41 1/2 65 1/2 54 1/8
VALUE
$
11/17/66 3,328.12
490.50 5,000.C•0 560.so
1,481.2:> 7,703.30 4,360.00 1,686.30
913.00
1,310.00
Expenses
70 shares
Books Deposit
[Retyped
Annual
Checking Savings
Meeting
Power
Wethey
20 60
Account Account
3,247.50 $ 30,086.47
194.~:2 1,881.97
-----~·-·
$ 32,162.66
$
3,367.87 500.00
5.00
$ 3,872.87
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  Miss
Mrs.
Eleanor
William
Collins
A. Frayer Dodge (1940)
1515 Ottawa 703 S. Forest 745 Riverview
Mrs. Mrs.
Mrs.
R. Perry Innes
Hayward Keniston Vice-President
(1960)
(1958)
Council
(1963)
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
BOARD MEMBERS
Mrs. John Alexander (1958) President
Mrs. Arno Bader (1962) Chairman Book Committee
Mrs. Georcre Cameron (1962) Secretary
1967 - 1968
788 Arlington
285 Orchard
NO 3-5879
NO 3-5898
NO 2-9109 NO 3-6255 NO 2-3347 NO 2-0620 NO 3-4520 NO 8-6331 NO 8-8033 NO 2-1430 NO 2-3902 NO 2-4164
NO 3-8147
NO 2-1230 NO 2-2118 NO 2-0822 NO 3-4433 NO 2-6027
Stanley
Mrs.
Mrs.
Miss
Mrs.
Mrs. James G. Hays (1930)
Haight (1951) Helen Hall (1948)
Cameron
Joseph R. Hayden (1940)
 715
1530
1555
3125
1507
S. Forest
Hill St.
Washtenaw Geddes
E. Park Pl.
Represent. John G.
Treasurer
Lib. McKevitt
1501 Glen
Leven
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs. James M. Plumer (1951)
Brooklyn Vinewood Golden
Spring
Robert
Mellencamp
(1966) (1966)
Howard
Peckham
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs. Harold E. Wethey (1951)
Valley
Millard
Pryor Van
(1960)
Josselyn Charles
Tyne
(1951)
(1951)
Cambridge
Vibbert
Hermitage
(1956)
(1951)
Hills
Drive
1547 Washtenaw 2112 Vinewood
1600
2108
1505
715
1921
1710
2009 Morton
426

 meeting
Mrs. Treasurer's Dividends,
were read Haight,
distributed assets
and total
Ladies'
The
Library Association
of Ann Arbor, 28, 1967
Expenditures $370.31 for
which
Mrs. Haight
a
total of was commend-
Meeting
annual spring was held
of April meeting
Michigan
Library
April 28, 1967
Present at the meeting
Association
at the home of Mrs. John Alexander.
Centennial by the group for
ed
of
ing the treasurers. Haight
performance
of form
the duties
Treasurer, and treasurer's
it
that the precedent
of present- succeeding
report.
$35,286.42. $1,149.49.
interest totalled$
and dues for 1,378.12,
expenditures. her excellent
was suggested report be a
the year
totalled included
at
of the Ladies' 3:30 p.m. on Friday,
were Mrs.
Treasurer
Bader, Mrs.
James M. Plumer, Mrs. Joseph Hayden and Mrs. John G. McKevitt, Secretary.
After a delightful
by the President,
Harold E. Wethey, President, Mrs.
, Mrs. John Alexander, Vice-President,
Cameron Haight, Mrs. Arno
Charles Vibbert, Mrs. William A. Frayer, Mrs.
tea, Mrs. Wethey. and accepted.
Treasurer,
To date, our
The
then collected the annual dues of 10¢ p,-r
on file. Mrs. member to
report was accepted and
placed
the meeting was called to order
The minutes
of the previous
explained the
for
427

 add to the treasury.
Mrs. Bader the Association
reported for the Book Committee. This year
assistance
Mrs.
Haight, Chairman of the Nominating names of prospective new members
Committee pre-
nominated at the A vote was taken.
these ladies
has purchased at an actual
47 titles for the Ann Arbor
Public Library
value of the books would be $1027.15.
$751.95. The retail There is a balance
Of the 47 authors re-
of $224.28 in the revolving presented by the purchases, Arbor. The purchases also long unavailable. Special
account.
sented the
November meeting to fill our two vacancies.
The new Secretary will to become members of
Mrs. Haight then
be instructed to
invite
Committee,
with the
following slate
of
officers:
John Alexander Hayward Keniston George Cameron
cost of
some connection
reprints of two classics
of Miss Stout of the Ann Arbor Public Library.
six had
included
thanks were expressed for the
the Ladies'
presented the report
Association.
of the Nominating
Mrs. Vice-President Mrs. Secretary Mrs.
President
Library
Treasurer Mrs. John G. McKevitt
Mrs. Vibbert moved and Mrs. Bader
seconded the motion
with Ann
428

  that the slate be Motion carried.
Mrs. Wethey Mrs. Alexander.
recommendation
adopted and a unanimous
turned the meeting over There was a discussion
ballot be cast.
to the new President, of Miss Collins'
Spring
able for the
of the group neighborhood
of $224.28
the Association volving fund quiring additional sidered. Mrs.
Mrs. Haight new Treasurer,
transferred
Street Branch. be made.
Mrs. Plumer
regarding a film strip called is in preparation for showing
a avail-
consensus the balance
that the re-
up re- be con- carried.
decision
in
each year of Book Committee
It was should be
at the previous
meeting
the amount for the year.
that expenditures
of $1000 per year.
for books There is
currently Bader added
the revolving account. should allocate $800
with the proviso that if funds, a request
Mrs. to be
moved
Frayer seconded
recommended
the motion.
that for the convenience
The membership
agreed that
the Library "What is the
the transfer shoul0
reported for
Advisory Library·:"
Council which
people's
for
anything them
to came
could
regarding
of money
making to be the
in a
Motion
of the safety deposit box should be
the Association*s
from the Main Street Ann Arbor Bank to the Liberty
to schools
and young
429

  groups. pictures
Mrs.
Book Committee, with
of
Mrs.
the
the Committee. Haight was
Financial Committee.
The me~Jting was adjourned at
The Ladies'
to this very
Library
attractive
kssociation project.
contributed
chairman
some
of the
members
Alexander
Mrs.
Bader and Miss
Addendum to the Minutes of April of the Fall Meeting, November 3,
q:/::~r~Yy-uv
R~th R. McKevitt, Secretary
28, 1967 (from the Minutes
appointed
Mrs. Plumer
Mrs. Wethey was appointed to serve
appointed
Historian.
McKevitt on
will be made.
submitted,
Further
with Mrs. appointments 5:20 p.m. Respectfully
1971):
Mrs. Robert E. Mellencamp and Mrs. Howard H. Peckham
were elected to membership in the Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor.
Hall
as
430

        TREASURER'S REPORT
COMPANY
Abbott Laboratories
American Electric Power 12
March 31, 1967 VALUE 3/31/67
Consumers' Power (div. 10 sh.)
Detroit Bank Duquesne Light Eastman Kodak King Seeley
Mass. Inv. Trust (div. and sh.) Monsanto Chemical
Phelps Dodge
Standard Oil Indiana
Savings account Checking account Bank interest
Dues
110
11 50 62
160 109
22 30 60
156.75 46 3/4 26.95 52 1/4
76.25 31 3/4 127.10 147 268.00 34 7/8
67.70 16.56
55.23 45 3/8
85.00 66 1/4 105.00 51 1/2
Expenditures:
Safety Deposit Centennial:
1,072.33
75.66
1.50
1,149.49
5.00 370.31
Savings ficate
Capital
certi-
Reinvested:
Russel
Milton
Ramsay Printers
50.00 10.61 29.64 10.00
6,15 25.00 68.64 33.78
117.77 18.72
Mrs. Robert Gerry Osugi Mr. Paddock Braun/Brumfield Ruth McKevitt Arnet's
Sutch
1,200.00
Bidlack Kemnitz
Savings
certificate
Margaret A.A. Library, A.~. Library, Check charges
[Retyped by
June 1978 and May 1984)
Cameron May
500.00 500.00
2,81 1,378.12
Box
Consumers 3,367.87
November
Alice S. Wethey
Isabel
H. Haight,
Treasurer
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
SHARES DIVIDENDS PRICE
75 76.00 46 1/8 29.35 39 3/4
3,459.00 477.00
5,142.00
575.00
1,587.00
9,114.00 5,580.00 1,505.00
998.00 1,325.00 3,090.00
33,152.00 891. 22
43.20 1,200.00
35.286.42
70
shares
Power, 6/27/66
431

 LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BOOK COMMITTEE REPORT
total list beginning
account deposited current
1966 of
on
long out of print,
six authors With
six have this report
connection
the Book thank the
with Ann Arbor.
The Book Committee of the
Ladies' added
April Library Association
28, 1967 submits
the
Arbor
1966, to the present day.
titles the
to the of titles
collection of the
Ann 1,
a
the
accompanying list of Public Library from
beginning Forty-seven
the fiscal were
year, July acquired at
$751,95. At our revolving
price
of the of $476.23.
with the expenditures
actual
was a After our November
cost was balance in
Among the more
titles
fields, and The
the list this
year are Kingsley
re-
prints of
Porter's
Pilgrimrnage Roads.
tenure of office.
the chairman She would like
of to
Committee members
of
ends her her com-
mittee,
ing,
appreciation for Public Library,
Bader and Miss assistance, and
Helen Hall,
would add once more a
understand- word of
of the work.
Chairman.
of $1027.15.
fiscal year there
two classics
Medieval Architecture
Romanesque Sculpture to note that of
of the the forty-
Mrs. Marian patience and
for their
Library subtracted
interesting
in their
a total our present
meeting $976.23.
$500.00 was With the
It
is also or have
interestint had some
making
Miss Virginia
who really does the greater
Respectfully Eleanor
The
Stout, the Order Librarian part of the
balance is $224.28.
submitted, S. Collins,
432

   Non-Resident Membership
LADIES' LIBRARYASSOCIATION
Books acquired July 1, 1966-April 28, 1967
to the Museum of Modern Art
Italian pictures in the collection of
List price Actual erice 18.00
Levey, Michael. Later
Her Majesty the Queen. Phaidon-N.Y. Graphic Society, 1964
16.50
32.00 15.00 15.00
25.00
12.50
20.00
20.00
20.00 32.00 4.95 22.50
30.00
12.50
35.00
25.00 5.95
21.50
29.50
10.31 28.80 9.31 9.31
20.50
10.00
16.42
16.42
16.41 28.80 2.97 13.50
18.00
7.50
21.00
15.00
3.57 1.95
13.44
18.44
Encyclopedia of World Art, v.11. McGraw-Hill, 1966
Musper, H.T. Albrecht DUrer. Abrams, 1966
Rey, Robert. Honore Daumier. Abrams, 1966
White, John. Art and architecture in Italy: 1250-1400. (Pelican History of Art, v.28). Penguin Books, 1966
Hoffmann, Herbert. Greek gold; jewelry of the age of Alexander. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1965
MUller, Theodor. Sculpture in the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Spain: 1400-1500. (Pelican history of Art, v.25). Penguin Books, 1966
Seymour, Charles. Sculpture in Italy: 1400-1500. history of art, v.26). Penguin Books, 1966
(Pelican
Rosenberg, Jacob, &Others. Dutch art and architecture: 1600-1800. (Pelican history of art, v.27). Penguin Books, 1966
Encyclopedia of World Art, v.12. McGraw-Hill, 1966 (_\.-
Bazin, Termain. The Louvre Museum, Paris. Abrams, 1966
Boucher, Fran~ois. 20,000 years of fashion. Abrams, 1966
Denis, Valentin & T. E. De Vries. Picture history of world art. (2v.) Abrams, 1966
Ipsiroglu, M. S. Painting and culture of the Mongols. Abrams, 1966
Parmelin, Helene. Picasso, intimate secrets of a studio. Abrams, 1966
Rachleff, Owen. Press, 1966
Rembrandt's
life of Christ.
Abradale
Tobey, Mark. Tobey. Abrams, 1966
Argan, Giulio. The Europe of the capitals, World-Skira, 1964
Postage 1600-1700.
Benesch, Otto. German painting, World-Skira, 19
DUrer to Holbein.
433

 Blunt, Anthony. Nicolas Poussin; a critical catalogue of his paintings. N. Y. Graphic, 1966
Borsook, Eve. Mural painters of Tuscany. N.Y. Graphic, 1960
25.00 12.50
10.00
21. so
21.50
21.50
37.50 29.50
12.50
21. 50
21.00
21.50
18.50 60.00
85.00
25.00
25.00 13.50
25.00
21.50
15.63 7.81
8.00
13.44
13.44
13.44
23.44 18.44
7.81
13.44
13 .13
13.44
11.56 57.00
80.75
20.00
15.62 8.44
15.62
13.44
Clark, Kenneth. Rembrandt and the Italian Renaissance. University Press, 1966
Delevoy, Robert L. Dimensions of the 20th cen. 1900-1945.
N.Y.
World-Skira,
Duby, Georges. World-Skira,
Duby, Georges. World-Skira,
1965
The Europe of the cathedrals, 19
1140-1280.
Foundations of a new humanism, 1280-1440. 19
Edwards, Ralph. The shorter dictionary of English furniture. Tudor, 1965
Ettinghausen, Richard. Treasures of Turkey. World-Skira,
Huntington, David. Landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church. Braziller, 1966
Keyser, Eugenie de. The romantic west, 1789-1850. World-Skira, 1965
19
Millar, Oliver. Tudor, Stuart and early Georgian pictures in
the collection of her Majesty the Queen. N.Y. Graphic Society, 1966 (2v.)
Paneote, Nello. Structures of the modern world, 1850-1900. World-Skira, 1965
Pope-Hennessy, John. Renaissance bronzes in the Samael H. Kress Collection. N. Y. Graphic, 1965
Porter, A. Kingsley. Medieval architecture. (2v.) Hacker
Porter, A. Kingsley. Romanesque scu~pture of the Pilgrimage Roads. (10v. in 3) Hacker
These two titles are reprints of classics in the field.
Prown, Jules David. John University Press, 1966
Singleton
Copley. (2v.)
Greeks, Etruscans
Harvard
and
Richter, Gisela. Furniture Romans. N. Y. Graphic, 1966
of
the
Rothenstein, John. British art since 1900. N. Y. Graphic, 1962 Schutz, Anton, ed. Fine art reproductions, 5th ed. N. Y.
Graphic, 1965
Starobinski, Jean. The World-Skira, 1964
invention
of liberty,
1700-1789.
-2-
434

   Stechow, Wolfgang. Dutch landscape painting of the 17th century. N. Y. Graphic, 1966
Turner, A. Richard. A vision of landscape in Renaissance Italy. Princeton University, 1966
Wittkower, Rudolf. Sculpture of Bernini. N. Y. Graphic, 1966 Newman, Alex and E Ryerson. Japanese art. A.S. Barnes, 1964
12.50 7.81
15.00 13.50 17.50 10.94 12.50 7.81
14.50 9.06
11.50 7.19
9.75 5.97
10.00 6.13 $1027.15 $751.95
& water-
2nd ed.
Gyllensv~rd, Bo and John Alexander Popeo Chinese art from the collection of H. M. King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. Asia Society, 19e6 (Abrams dist.)
Cahill, James. Fantastics and eccentrics in Chinese painting. Asia Society, 1967 (Abrams dist.)
Totals
Whistler, colours.
James. Paintings, drawings, etchings New York Graphic, 19
Max. From Van Eyck to Brueghel.
Friedlttnder,
Phaidon-N. Y. Graphic, 1965
-3-
435-436

  The Ladies Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan Fall meeting - October 27, 1967
The fall meeting of the Ladies Library Association was
held at 3 p. m., October 27, 1967, at the home of Mrs. John Alexander. Present were: Mrs. Alexander, President; Mrs. Arno
Bader, Chairman
Secretary; Helen Hall; President; Mellencamp; Mrs. Josselyn
the meeting by partaking of the bounty of the tea table, Mrs. Alexander called the meeting to order. She greeted the new member of the Board, Mrs. Mellencamp, and expressed pleasure that she and Mrs. Howard Peckham, also newly elected but unable today to be present, were willing to serve on the Ladies Library Association. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Mrs. McKevitt, Treasurer, then gave the financial report. She described the fluctuation in price and value in the LLA portfolio of stocks. Current market value of the stock is up $2000 from November, 1966. The Treasurer's detailed report is
Miss Mrs.
Mrs. Mrs.
Joseph Hayden; Mrs.
A. Frayer; Keniston,
Miss Vice-
and
of the Book Committee; Eleanor Collins; Mrs.
Mrs. William
Hayward
George Cameron,
John McKevitt, James Plumer;
Treasurer; Mrs. Mrs. Millard
Robert Pryor,
Van Tyne.
After the ladies had fortified themselves for the ordeal of
-1-
437

 attached to these minutes, The report was approved, Mrs. McKevitt suggested that payment to the Revolving Fund be made after an interest date so as to get the benefit of the Bank's savings account interest.
Mrs. Frayer commented that the original Strawberry Social ladies would be amazed at the amount of money we have now!
Mrs. Bader then gave the report of the Book Committee.
The series called Landmarks of the World's Art, in ten volumes,
was recently bought for the Library, to provide a more "popular" series amongst the predominently scholarly volumes that we
generally acquire. The philosophy of the committee is that art books for a public library will doubtless be less scholarly than those
owned by the University art library. The Committee began the
new year with $178. 22. So far this year (1967) it has expended
$424. 50 (list price). The discount may amount to $283. 00.
(Aside by the Secretary -- Does this make sense?} There were
38 books received, 15 still on order, and more still to come.
Mrs. Alexander said that if there were no additions or corrections, the report of the Book Committee is accepted as read.
Mrs. McKevitt reported that she had personally handed the check in payment of the books to Mr. Gene Wilson and had asked Mr. Homer Chance to make acknowledgement, but no
-2-
438

 acknowledgement was made. She wondered if the check should be presented directly to the School Board to make sure of proper publicity so that the Association be known to be on the job. Mrs. Pryor was appointed to look into the possibilities of better
publicity for the books.
Mrs. Keniston reported on the Library Advisory Board, 11
which is at the moment studying the problem of the Ask at the 11
Desk category of books - - the so-called censored books, and
studying how the Library staff can best be protected from oruclish attacks (Aside from Secretary: Is this properly phrased? Sounds a bit odd! )
Mrs. Pryor told the ladies assembled that she had become interested in Miles College, in Birmingham, Alabama, and hoped that the members of the Ladies Library Association could join her in collecting books to send to the college.
After a motion by Mrs. Bader, the meeting was adjourned.
-3-
Respectfully
submitted,
i
/i LL<-....,l\
l
Margaret Secretary
'/i
'--l r
B.
/)

(_ C{_"<._,{
V•-.:.
• '--..._
Cameron
439

            COMPANY
ABBOTT LAB.
AMER. ELEC. PWR. CONSUMERS' POWER
DETROIT BANK
DUQUESNE LIGHT
EASTMAN KODAK
KING SEELEY
MASS. INV. TRUST MONSANTO 22
CHANGE VALUE 10/25/67
PHELPS DODGE STANDARDOIL IND.
20 60
Income meeting:
Dues Dividends Interest
Current
on ll/2I/66, but down
since Revolving
since
annual
1.10 629.07 17.13
$ 647.30
market value
of
$669.55 from
up $3,598.48 $32,852.00
from
on 3/31/67.
[Retyped by Alice S. Wethey June 1978]
Ruth R. McKevitt, Treasurer
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION TREASURER'S REPORT, October 27, 1967
SHARES 75
48 1/4 34 3/4 40 3/4 53
29 3/4 131 7/8 40 3/8
17.05
48 1/2 71
53 1/4
+2 1/8
-5 -6
0
-2
-15 1/8 +5 1/2 +.49
+7
+4 3/4 +l 3/4
balance balance
deposit
3,618.75 417.00
4,482.50 583.00
1,487.50 8,176.25 6,460.00 1,858.45 1,067.00 1,420.00 3,195.00
32,182.45
1,045.67 36.83
1,200.00 $ 34,464.95
12 110 11 50
62 160 109
INVESTMENTS
PRICE since 3/31/67
Savings Checking Certificate
account account
of
Total assets
Expenditures meeting:
annual
Fund charges
Library Safety Checking
deposit account
box
500.00 5.00
1. 37 $ 506.37
stocks is
$30,086.47
440

 W. SCOTT WESTERMAN, Jr., Acting Superintendent
GERALD R. NEFF, Assistant
THAD CARR,
Director of Personnel
GEORGEM. BALAS, Business Manager
Mrs. John Alexander President, Ladies
Library
December 29, 1967
Association
Dear Mrs. Alexander:
ANN
ARBOR ANN
PUBLIC
SCHOOLS
ARBOR,
MICHIGAN
The Board of Education and the Administration
their grateful appreciation to the Ladies Library
for the gift of $500.00 for the ourchase of books for the Ann Arbor Public Library.
The gift was formally accepted by the Board of Educavion mee~ing in regular session, Wednesday, December 27, 1967. Ac- knowledge~ent was made to the continuing interest and supper~ of the Ladies Library Association in behalf of the Ann Arbor Public Library. It is this kind of support which enables
Ann Arbor to have an outstanding library.
WSW/mm
/tirl~,)
W. Scott Westerman, Jr. Acting Superintendent
express
Association
44J.

 camp,
Peckham, Pryor
Haight
tion
sified as utes read:
After to the library
In
the absence to read the
the word "Ask at
Wethey.
Secretary Mrs. Alexander of the last meeting.
in reference
asked
of
clas-
by the President,
McKevitt
in our savings account
ition
cash
over terminate
and these year $1000
The market
of $1200. In add- $1.70 in petty
the petty cash
of stamps and to
"prudish
we have $36.18
from dues.
to the Secretary
McKevitt
or President for purchase
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
SECRETARY'S REPORT
The Annual meeting of the Ladies' Library
on May 8, 1968 at the home of Mrs. John McKevitt.
May 8, 1968
Association was held Pink apple blos-
soms both inside and outside
the occasion. After a delicious
the
John
house added to tea the meeting
the was
pleasure called present
order
Mesdames Bader, Frayer,
Mrs. Haight,
Alexander. Those
of to
were: Mellen-
Mrs. clarifica-
books
that the min-
approved.
and of the
minutes
"prudery"
the Desk'', attacks."
Mrs.
Keniston The minutes
suggested were then
Innes,
Keniston,
McKevitt,
Mrs.
value of our stocks as of April 1, 1968 was $32,431.44, down $721 from 1967, our dividends amounted to $1,096.54. She had reviewed
each stock and recommended that we make no changes. We have $1088.58
Mrs.
suggested turning
gave the
report
plus a savings certificate
in our checking account and
the checking
can be withdrawn from the savings
was given to the Public Library
write three account.
for books.
checks During the
However, no
account as we only
a year
of the
Treasurer.
442

 acknowledgement Mrs. McKevitt's
Mrs. Bader,
was made by Mr. Chance or the Board of Education.
selection
to the amounted $103.24 carry the The report
new
She reported that the annual
Mrs. had not
account through the summer and until our next meeting. was accepted.
Pryor reported on publicity stating that the radio stations
of handsome Public Library.
purchases
balance of voted today to
to in
$804.98
the account.
and suggested that Mrs. Keniston,
we abandon this our representative of the Library,
report with suggestions
was approved.
Committee, brought a fine
Chairman
of the Book
books which the Ladies' Library has given
replied after their initial
interest project.
on the reported
in the
Library on the
Ladies'
Advisory activities
Library
Coun-
(list
price $1,095.25) leaving She suggested that $400 be
a
cil and The Friends
these two groups stressing
Public Library on such
to vote favorably on the Bonding Issue for the Library at the next election on June 10th. She stated that the circulation had increas-
service for
be taken to the
established; formulated; schools for reminded us
that a plan
that library
the summer,
of the Friends' Book Sale
were
more worthwhile on May 18th.
at
the elementary projects. She
planned
and many
shut-ins
jail was being
the excellent services provided
a limited budget and urging all the
of by the
ed considerably
lation; that a Bookmobile stop was now made at Lurie Terrace, a new
contrary to nation-wide decrease in library circu-
has been
for books to services
The report was accepted.
members
443

 The Nominating
by Mrs. Keniston and Mrs. Haight felt that our present officers were doing such a splendid job that they all should be reelected.
It was so moved by Mrs. Pryor and voted unanimously.
Mrs. position as
Committee with Mrs. Wethey as Chairman assisted
Alexander then appointed
to
Mrs. Keniston to
the Library Advisory and complimented her
Keniston told of
our representative of the Public
continue her Council and on her inter-
the
esting
and
gested we might borrow it. ed for our Fall Meeting.
Friends and
Library reports.
a new slide and sug-
be borrow-
enthusiastic taped-sound program of
Mrs. the library
which she
moved that this
Mrs. Peckham
The motion was approved.
Mrs. Bader then moved that we vote $400 to be given the Library now. The motion was approved. The question of whether the check should be given directly to the Board of Education or to Mr. Chance was discussed but not resolved.
Mrs. Wethey
meetings were held (supposedly history from the beginning of
dates on giving a
until now, a freer
brought up the question of the April and October), the Ladies' Library
which our concise
ing
of
and
By-Laws be considered at the Fall Meeting so that a vote can be taken at our next Annual Spring Meeting. The motion was approved.
The meeting was then adjourned. Respectfully submitted,
Isabel Haight for Margaret Cameron, Secretary.
out the non-conformity of
dates. She suggested be changed to read:
time and
Fall Meeting. Mrs. Wethey
the By-Laws could
Spring Meeting moved that this proposed change in
had seen
point- range
444

 A HISTORY OF THE ANNUALMEETINGS In the Constitution of 1866
May 8, 1968
OF THE LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Article 15 stated, "The Annual Meet- held on the second Monday in April."
ings of this Association shall be
The Constitution of 1887 in Article
ly. A check on the years between 1915 and 1930 showed that while all
the meetings were held in April, second Monday.
only one in five took place on the
In 1931 Article IV of the
be an annual meeting in April."
ings were held in months other than April, in March, May, or June.
In 1959 the revised and expanded Constitution had the provision, "The annual meeting shall be held the last Friday in April" and also
provided
thereafter
for a second the meetings
meeting appear
sometime in October. For two
years
date.
in April 1961
it was
shall
to have voted that
been actually on that "the Annual Meeting
But
be held during the second half of April." Our record since then con- tinues to show that specifying definite dates is futile, for meetings have been scheduled in both November and May, instead of April and October. Part of the trouble at present is the fact that many of us are involved with the University. April is now a difficult month, since with the new trimester April is the end of the spring session.
Consequently I move that the constitutional provision for meet- ings be amended to read, "There shall be two meetings each year, one in the spring and one in the fall."
Alice S. Wethey.
13 repeated that statement exact-
new Constitution stated, "There shall Between 1931 and 1959 fifteen meet-
445

         LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
TREASURER'S REPORT April 1, 1967 - March 31, 1968
INVESTMENTS
COMPANY SHARES PRICE DIVIDENDS 3/31/68
ABBOT LAB. 75
AMER. ELEC. POWER 12 CONSUMERS' POWER 110
DETROIT BANK 11 DUQUESNELIGHT 50 EASTMANKODAK 62
KING SEELEY 160
MASS. INV. TRUST 116
MONSANTO 22
PHELPS DODGE 20 62.70 STAND. OIL IND. 60 53.75
$
VALUE
3,487.50 409.50
4,207.50
577.50 1,468.75 9,067.50 5,980.00 1,837.44
915.75
1,255.00
3,225.00
A.A.Bank Savings Account
Account of Dep.
* interest interest
bal.
$ 32,431.44 1,088.59
36.18
1,200.00
1. 70
$ 34,757.91
A.A.Bank A.A.Bank
Dues
Cash on hand
Expenditures:
Safety
Library Checking
deposit box Revolving
rent
$
5.00 1,000.00
* Passbook April 1. includes
but not
[Retyped
June
corrected
Checking Certif.
Fund account fees
has error of
This balance
2.02 $ 1,007.02
$69.41 credited
deposit
until
S.
balance process when error was discovered,
by Alice 1978]
$1.76 shows
in
April
Wethey
of
figure. This
Ruth R. McKevitt, Treasurer
46.50 $ 75.00 34.125 17.76 38.25 209.00
52.50
29.375
146.25
28.60
80.75
130.20
256.00
57.82 36.80 68.00
117.00
$ 1,076.93 32.58
60.00
2.80
$ 1,172.31
37.375 15.8~ 41.625
in credit corrected
interest,
2.
446

    Savings Checking
Income
Cu.sh on hand
1,088.59 36.18
Interest Expenditures Dues Deposits
April
to 3/31/68
* This
ed April
to April 1 - rected until
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION TREASURER'S REPORT - SUPPLEMENT 4/1/67 - J/Jl/68
account
account
balance balance
Dividends
to
3/31/68
1,096.54
92.58
2.80
7.15
$ 2,123.49
in interest
not
67,
credited
but earned
until in
March
balance
3. This balance
corrected
for error
is corrected
entry $69.44
(1.76) correct- 8arned prior
April
1, 1967 881. 22
43.20
March 31, 1968
also
deposit in process when error discoveree but not cor-
April 3.
Our stocks are earning 3.4 % i~ dividends.
[Retyped by Alice S. Wethey ruth R, McKevitt, Treasurer Mc:.y 1978)
for
*
/_,.
l. 70
1,007.02
$ 2,133.49
447

                                        (
MASS. INV. MONSANTO PflELPS DODGP. ST.l\NDl\lW OIL
Bank balance Bar.k bulance
5,930.00
10,720.00
1,837.44 915.75
1,255.00 3,223.00
-
$ 43,131.14
2,025.36 1,188.00
'fRUS'l'
(Ind.
---------
10/14/68 10/67
---=-------
Retyped by Al ice S, tvethey May 1978 ]
. 30
Ruth R. McY.evitt, 'l'reasu.?..·e.c
)
---------
1,582.50
-------
3,495.00
$· 47,567.41 [?)
LADIES' LIBRJ\RY ASSOCIATION PORTFOLIO OF STOCKS - October 14,
1968
VALUE 4/3/68
COMPANY SHARES
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 75 -
.-:imucAN ELEC. POi•:ER 12 ----· - C0NSUME~S' POWER 110
-
--
50 83.00 -
-

DETROI'I' DANK DUQUEStlC LIGHT El\STMl\tJ KODAK
KING SEELEY
HOUSEEOLD FHlt\NCE (pf.)
11 28.60
409.50 441.00
4,207.00 4,620.00
557.50 712.25
1:14
-
160

160
--
116
-
/. 2
-
20
--
60
$ l,09Ei.S4 $ 1,337.83
972.59
140.00
380.00
S8.00
36.20
68.00
:!..26.00
$ 1,222.04
Exoenditures
l,468.9S 1,493.75
9,067.50 10,416.00
DIVIDENDS
1967-1968
ANTICIPATED
DIVIDENDS
75.00
18.24
209.00
--~--
VALUE 10/14/68
Sa~cty Library Cl?eck
acposi~ box Revolving
chc1t"ge
F~nd
$ 5.00 400.00
3,487.50 4,893.55
--
[5,980.00)
[10,720.00)
""'
"
(
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X)

  W. SCOTT WESTERMAN, Jr., Superintendent
RICHARD CREAL, Administrative Assistant
GERALD R. NEFF,
Assistant Superintendent-Finance THAD CARR,
Oi:ector of Personnel GEORGE M. BALAS,
Busin·eu Manager
Aur;ust 9, 1..,68
rs. John .lexander 788 Arlington Blvu. nn Arbor, ?"ichigan
Dear _.rs. Alexander:
ANN
ARBOR PUBLIC
SCHOOLS
ANN
ARBOR,
MICHIGAN
The BoD..rdo.:' Educatlon and the a ministration of the Ann Arbo!' Puol.:.c Schools woul1.. l.:.ke to eA-press their a preciation to the Ladies t·bra ry ssociation for the g.:.ft of .400 for the purchase of art booKs.
The gift \ras formally accepted b:, the Joard of Education meetirg in regular sess.:.oP-, ,ednesday, iugust 7, 1968. It is through such continuin contributions that
an outstanding collection of art bool:s has been establish- ed at the library. 'e hope that the ssociation will continue to ev.:.-ence its sup~ort ·n such positive actions.
CC:Horier Chane
S::T
~7~✓~;
C?• ' •,,,)•/
,. _...u.., ~ Superintendent
,t:~1.,erman, u_ •
449

 LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION REPORT OF THE BOOK COMMITTEE
Began new year with $178.22.
Rossi, Filippo, The Uffizi and Pitti, Florence, Abrams, 1967.
Read, Herbert, The Styles of European Art, Abrams, 1967.
1967-1968
7.50 4.50
15.00 9.00
15.00 9.00 25.00 15.00
25.00 15.00
(subscription)
12.50 11. 20
12.50 11.20
25.00 15.30
25.00 15.30
20.00 12.30
20.00 18.45
15.00 9.25 15.00 9.25
22.95 14.02
Werner, Alfred,
Amedeo Modigliani, Abrams, 1967 Great Prints and Printmakers,
Wechsler, Abrams,
Hammacher. 1967.
The Ladies'
O'Connor, Modern
Herman, 1967.
Hiroshige, the
Press, Hokusai,
Mount
Press,
Fifty-Three East-West
Stages Center
Views Center
of
of
Calas, Nicolas Collection
and Elena,
of Modern Art,
Hendy, Philip, Gallery,
Art Treasures London, Abrams,
of the 1967.
D'Espezel Abrams,
Parmelin, Mougins,
Fosca, The Pageant
A. M.,
Library Francis,
Art, 1967. Utagawa,
1965.
Katsuchika, The Thirty-Six
The Tokaido, Honolulu,
Fuji,
1966.
Honolulu,
East-West
Hofmann, Werner, Expressionist
Watercolors,
1905-1920,
Noma, Seiroku, International,
Boggs, Jean,
Modern English
Sculpture, Abrams,
deposited
Jackson Pollock,
Abrams,
The Arts 1966.
Drawings
and 1967.
Helene, Picasso;
1954-1963, Abrams, 1967.
1967. of
Japan,
Tokyo,
Abrams,
of Painting,
by Degas,
1967.
The
Peggy Abrams,
Guggenheim 1967.
National
$500.00.
Women; Cannes and
Museum of
Kodansha
450

 Ordered August 29, 1967:
Arnason, H. Harvard and P. E. Guerrero, Calder,
15.00
12.95
10.00
12.95
12.95
17.50
12.50
32.50
25.00
12.95
10.00
12.95
10.00
12.95
50.00
Van Nostrand, 1967.
Bowness, A., ed., Impressionism sionists, Great Art and Artists Series, Watts, 1965.
and Post-Impres- of the World
Posters and
Foster, Joseph Personality,
Garlick, K., to 1900,
K., Marc Chagall: Reynal, 1966.
British and North
American Art
1967.
Koepf, Hans, 1966.
Masterpieces
of Sculpture, Putnam,
ed., Great
of
the
World
Flemish of the
Art and Artists Series, Watts, 1966.
Hammacher, A. M. and R. H. Vanderbrande, and Dutch Art, Great Art and Artists World Series, Watts, 1966.
Hare, Richard, New York
The Art and Graphic Society,
Artists
1966.
of
Russia,
Hodin, J. P. Kokoschka, The
Artist and His 1966.
Time,
New York
Graphic Society,
Kampfer, Fritz and World History,
Fine Glass-Making,
Beyer,
The
Klaus G., Glass,
of 4000 Years of
Laclotte, M., ed., French Art
from 1350-1850, World Series,
Great Art and Artists Watts, 1966.
of the
Lanoman, Eli, Chinese Monteverdi, M., ed.,
Portraiture, Italian Art
the World
Tuttle,
to 1850, Sersies,
1966.
Great Watts,
Art and Artists 1966.
Mount, Charles m., Schuster, 1967
of
Myers, and
Realites,
2 vols., Putnam, 1966.
Simon and
at
Series, Watts,
of the Louvre,
Bernard, How to Look
Art, Great
Art 1966.
Artists of the
World
eds of, Treasures
A New York Graphic Society,
Story
Claude Monet,
451

  Strong, D. E. and others, Origins Art, Great Art and Artists of Series, Watts, 1966.
of Western the World
12.95
12.95
12.95
47.50
17.50
27.50
12.95
20.00
$ 424.50
12.00
40.75
World.
Sullivan,
Art and
1966. Sylvester,
M., Chinese and Artists of the
Japanese Art, Great World Series, Watts,
D., to Abstract
ed., Modern Art,
Expressionism,
the World Series,
de, Hieronymus
from Fauvism Great Art and
Watts, 1966. Bosch, Reynal,
Artists of
Tolnay, Charles 1966.
Tyler, Parker, Tchelitchew,
The Divine Comedy of Pavel Fleet, 1966.
Vaillant, Annette,
Bennard,
de Salas, 1900, Great
New York Graphic
eds., German and Art and Artists
Society,
Vey, H. and Spanish
1966.
Xavier Art to
of the World Series, Watts, 1966.
Williams, Henry and
America,
Ottalie, Great Putnam, 1966.
Houses of
but there cannot be
Some of are no transferred
Leonardo ing,
these
invoices
to
have been received,
with dis- count ap- proximately 283.00
a Lost University
of
California
19, 1967: World's
Ordered October
Landmarks of the 10 volume set.
Art Series, McGraw-Hill,
da Vinci,
Book,
da Vinci on Pedretti, ed., Press, 1964.
Paint-
Kitson,
Garbini,
Strong, Donald, Lassus, Jean, Martindale,
Kidson,
Lynton,
Auboyer,
Lommel,
Grube, Ernst, The
Michael,
Age of
the
Baroque. World.
Peter, Norbert,
Jeannine, Andreas,
yet, so the
books
list
the
"received"
Leonardo
Carlo
yet
The
The Ancient
The Medieval World. The Modern World.
The Oriental World.
Prehistoric and Primitive Man.
World of Islam.
Giovanni,
The Early Christian
World.
The Classical
and Byzantine Andrew, Man and the Renaissance.
452

 Also ordered
Noma, Seiroku, Shosoin Office,
Almost ordered: Ingres, Jean
October 19,
Japanese Treasures
1967:
Sense of Beauty. of the Shosoin.
Centennial
Glass Nouveau.
7,95
32.50
Exhibi- 7.95
27.50
tion,
Grover,
D., Ingres, 1867-1967.
A.
Ray and Lee, Art
453

 LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
BOARD MEMBERS
Mrs. John Alexander (1958)
President
Mrs. Arno Bader (1962 Chairman Book Committee
Mrs. George Cameron (1962) Secretary
Miss Eleanor Collins (1956) Mrs. Stanley Dodge (1940) Mrs. William A. Frayer (1951)
1968 - 1969
788 Arlington NO 3-5879
285 Orchard Hills NO 3-5898
1515 Ottawa Drive NO 2-9109
703 South Forest NO 3-6255
Mrs. Cameron
Miss Helen Hall (1948)
Mrs. Joseph R. Hayden (1940) Mrs. James G. Hays (1930)
1547 Washtenaw 745 Riverview 2112 Vinewood
715 South Forest 1530 Hill Street 1555 Washtenaw
3125 Geddes Avenue 1507 E. Park Pl.
1501 Glen Leven
1600 Brooklyn 2108 Vinewood 1505 Golden
NO 2-0620 NO 2-3345 NO 3-4520 NO 8-6331 NO 8-8033 NO 2-1430 NO 2-3902 NO 2-4164
NO 3-8147
NO 2-1230 NO 2-2118 NO 2-0822 NO 3-4433 NO 2-6027
Mrs. Mrs.
Mrs.
R. Perry Innes
Hayward Keniston Vice-President Representative
(1960)
(1958) Library
Council
Haight (1951)
John G. McKevitt (1963) Treasurer
Mrs.
Mrs. Howard Peckham (1966)
Robert Mellencamp (1966)
Mrs. James
Mrs. Millard
Mrs. Josselyn
Mrs. Charles
Mrs. Harold E. Wethey (1951)
Plumer Pryor
(1951)
(1951)
715 Spring 1921 Cambridge 1710 Hermitage 2009 Morton
Van
Vibbert
(1960)
Tyne (1951)
Valley
454

 LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
SECRETARY'S REPORT October 17, 1968
The Annual autumn meeting of the Ladies' Library Association
was held at 3:30 P. M. on Thursday, October 17, 1968, at the home
of Mrs. Cameron Haight. Alexander, President, Mrs.
Present Hayward
at
the meeting were Mrs. John
John Tyne,
McKevitt, Hayden,
Treasurer, Cameron and
Haight, Miss Collins.
Peckham,
crabmeat Public
Plumer,
sandwiches Libraries,
Mr.
ed slides quaint the
gave the is up,
financial largely
due to its merger with the absorbing company.
Household
The valuation of the port-
After a
included
Homer
delicious tea, Chance, Director
which
of the Ann Arbor
of the Library Ladies with
When Mr. Chance
withdrawn, Mrs. McKevitt, value of
the Treasurer, King-Seeley stock Finance Corporation,
the
latter
are getting $120 more in
dividends from King-Seeley-Household Finance. the complaint of the Treasurer that she
of last May's gift of $400 to the Library
Mrs. Alexander replied
had had no acknowledgement
Revolving Fund, and said
annual dues of 10 cents per person seconded and passed, that if there the Treasurer's report be accepted.
Mesdames
with an the many
had
report. The market
to
she did
receive an acknowledgement. The
Mrs. Alexander commented that the absence of
Keniston,
Vice-President,
Mrs. Van
(!), show-
accompanying activities
sound-track, to ac- of the Library.
with
folio is nearly $9,000 over its market value last year. And now we
were collected., were no additions
It was moved, or corrections,
Mrs. Bader meant
455

 there would be no book report, but took the opportunity to ask if we should give more money to the Book Committee since we have a
larger income this year. Miss
onded, that the motion was passed.
Collins moved and Mrs. Van Tyne sec- be invested in income stock. The
extra income
then moved Association
discretion
There was a discussion concerning a change in the By-Laws re-
garding the date of the Annual Meeting and it was decided to vote
Mrs. Ladies'
Plumer Library
and Mrs.
Peckham
seconded, that the
to the Library, at the
on this at the next Mrs. Alexander
Annual Meeting.
appointed the Nominating
Committee as follows: Collins.
Mrs.
There was Ladies' Library
rary. It was the standing
exhibitions There
at 5:15 P. M.
give up of the Book Committee.
to $500
The motion was passed.
Hayden, Chairman,
Mrs.
Van Tyne, Miss a brief discussion about the
Association suggested
list major further
should be Mrs. Bader augmented
kind of art providing for the
order of the were no
to be
by the well as
so the
catalogues
of
the art etc.
museums, as questions,
Asia House,
meeting was adjourned
Respectfully
Margaret
submitted,
B. Cameron, Secretary.
books the
Public Lib- and the Book Committee that
456

 Mrs. John Alexander, President
Ladies'
788 Arlington Ann Arbor,
Dear Johnnie:
as Treasurer has accepted
leaving
much this
for
I have particularly
before February enjoyed the Ladies' Library
first.
Association very
of duties early date, are involved.
I shall
can to have to on the
assist in discuss
Association's
the this
transfer at an holdings
truly
unique
I shall do
Library Association Blvd.
to
my successor. since changes
Mich., 48104
It of a
is with great
regret Library
Temple
that I Association, University
submit
and
my resignation as my husband we shall be
Ladies' position with
the
Philadelphia shortly
the group.
pleasant
everything We
association
with
the members of
of address
Sincerely,
1501 Glen Leven Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103 November 25, 1968
Ruth R. McKevitt
457

 There was an ciation on January Mrs. John McKevitt
informal meeting
Ladies' Library party in honor leaving Ann Arbor. Mrs.
Peckham
members. rental
in part.
presented
At this which the
a
noble
meal to announced
twenty the
enthusiastic Board
A list Mrs. Alexander
available appointed
attached. serve as
in Mrs. McKevitt's
place.
Note: No list was part of the records See below.
found here in the minutes.
it is April 28, 1969.
7th, 1969, at who is shortly
a
of Howard
time Ladies'
of
was Library
Association
pictures Peckham
new
is to
program of picture has underwritten
the
[Margaret
Cameron?]
of the Annual
Meeting of
Mrs.
Treasurer
of the luncheon
Asso-
Instead
458

   A Community Service of the Ann Arbor Public Schools
Homer R. Chance, Director • Telephone: 663-3301
~outh Fifth Avenue at East William Street
• Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
February 10, 1969
~rs. John Alexander
788 Arlington Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Dear Mrs. Alexander:
I want to acknowledge the check for $500.00 from the Ladies Library
Association and to express my sincere appreciation for the continuous support your organization has given to the enrichment of this library. The Ann Arbor Public Library can be proud of its rich heritage and the part the Ladies Library Association has played in its development. Your regular gifts to the art section of our book collection has made it possible to offer exceptional resources to the art lovers of this community.
Weare grateful for your interest and ~upport of our programs.
Sincerely
HRC/ah ~?.~
Homer R. Chance
Director of Libraries
459

 W. SCOTT WESTERMAN, Jr., Superintendent
RICHARD CREAL, Administrative Assistant
GERALD R. NEFF,
Assistant Superintendent-Finance
THAD CARR,
Director of Personnel
GEORGE M. BALAS, Business Manager
ANN ARBOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Mrs. John Alexander
7S$ Arlington Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 4Sl04
Dear Mrs. Alexander:
ANN ARBOR,
MICHIGAN
February 26, 1969
The Board of Education formally accepted the Ladies' Library Association gift of $500 at its
regular meeting of February 19, 1969. The check has been deposited, and the sum will be applied toward the purchase of art books and prints.
The Board and the Administration of the Ann Arbor Public Schools acknowledge the gift as representing a continuation of the generous and dedicated support
which the Ladies' Library Association has provided through the years. It is through such support that
the Ann Arbor Public Library has been able to develop some outstanding collections. We are most appreciative
of all of the efforts of the Ladies' Library Association,
and we wish you well in your future activities of the Public Library.
in behalf
Jr.
WSW/mw
cc: Mr. Homer Chance
Sincerely,
I) ~l/~L)
W. Scott Westerman, Superintendent
460

 Cornerstone 1nLibrary Commemorate~ Ori~inal Building
THE ANN ARBOR NEWS March 30, 1969
.Cy Kathie Blackmer (:'\'cws \\"vmcn's t:d1tor)
Back in lSG6 members oi the Ann Arbor Lai!ic$' Libr.1ry .\sso- ciation had :ll\ id.:-o. Taking the towo's cultural !ulure i:i,o liici!" vwn hand:;, they imtiatcd whot today has becoml' the ..i.1111/,rhor T'uhii<.:Library.
Today, still iutcre~tccl iu the c.;llural future of .~un .\rbo:-. the Ladies' Library A~soci;nion is slipporting a new idea-enc th:.1 l'.'il! make it possible for lO\'.'Dpeople to enjoy art \\·i\hout :nw,t- iu[; in it. The associalioo has given money which will scn·c as !be fin:ineial secci for the library's new circulatia;; art collection.
Startin:; ou April 7 persous holding an alilllt lib:-ary c~rd \•:ii] be able lo check out on!: of 53 prinis for a mo:.th 2t a time. Ti:c prints may be renewed oucc, and p::,rsons wi~hin~ to cill'-::, out :i priat alre,icly on loan nrny reserve the pai.ntJt•;! of th_.ir c~.c,t·e :-:: the library·~ second-floor reference desk. where a r.olor c,n::io!,iL:e o! !he collr.ctioa \'!iil be a\'ailable for viewing.
During the comin;: week. the pictures in the library coil..:cl!f'D will be <•nexl:ibil. Washable and very solld, the prints 2rc m;:c!'.l of masonilc. ine:lmlcd are works by Cezanne, Chagall, Dali. '.\!,;net. Picasso, Van Gogh aod \\'yeti1.
"l3('cause of lhc quality of lhr prinls. w1•expect that t!1C'11·-i!! ?;>peal lo 111:rn~p·eople," sa~·s ::\lrs. Ronald F. Br::-ridcr, 1•·h0i, ::,c rcfrrence librarian iu char_;:e oi the circulatin~ art c,,ilcction. "T'tt emphasis i:. 011 the contemp0r~ry, &nri we hope eventually to in-
,I corporate origiuals from ,\u,1 Arbor artbls."
Supporting the library in the field of art is not ., nE:w ,·e,1.;l!'e for the library ladies. Since l<J3L the gr-o11p ha5 1;0:ic-:-nlra~c'd 1,~ efforts in m:1kiug money a"ailable lo the :\nn ,\r'.ior Public Li- brary for Ille purchase o( art hooks. Appro::im:;tc!:· Sl.'.1{-0is do- n:itcd c!lch yl':ir, iind the money buys hooks which ol!:cn"!se mii:;h\ not be within the library's realm.
"8l'ca11,c of the ~ifts, we :1rc not hampcrc-d by r,rice~ in cl:oos- in.; the art boo;:s,·• s:iys '.\ir:;. Brender.
461

 THE ANN ARBOR NEWS March 30, 1969
Appro:dmalc!y 2.000 a!·t bo0b now cit'ru'.ate fron: 1il2 Iit~:1ry. )!a1:y Uni,·e,·sity ~wdents ha\·c, di,;co\·~rrd lh<' co~l~c:hn ami r.1a;.;e
col!ection" of the Ann ,\rbor Public L1orary.
Included in lhe art area are books on arc:hiterturc. Doltcrv. μorcelain and sculpture. to name a few of the topics. Tlir ..rea is a broad oue.
"The selection on ori~ntal works is partic,llarly :;u 011; bcc:ausr. ll1ere arc a lot of orier:talists in the community." ~an )lrs. Ja.:11s i\-1.Plumer, a past president of the Ladies' Library A~aociatioJ. She currrntly is one of lhree members on the a~-oc:aliot:·s B,Jo:.. Committee. The commi!tec. working in co11rnlt.;tion w:l11 the li- brary, makes the art bool: seJecLions.
With a twist of her humor. lllrs. Plumer descril,,;s the .\.,so- cialion as "a \'C'ry under.1ocratic, self-p~r•iC'tua'.tn.; ;roup.'' T~.;:,e arc always 20 members. who each p:iy 10 ce1as a year in 0;1-~;;. Though lhc ~oin; \\'as rough for the i!ed(!Jin,; or~;,niialion. toda" the L:idies· Libr:iry Association has enou;'1 im·cst:ncnls tc sus- tain its contributions to the library l·ach ycJr.
Early in its hi:;tor,·. the Assoriat1on chr,3e ~t:·awbcrry fc~•:i- v,:ls on the cour1house ::;rccn as a means or raisin;;, r.1,.,ne" ir,r 1ls cultural efforts. but tor!ay ll'l f•1:1d-r:-is1ng is llt'CCoS:!r::. "!t'~ ~ wundrrful or;::anizauon to 1,clr,n:; to!'' ~ays ).irs. ?i:1m0,.
)!any of Ann Arbor·~ most pru:o1incnl ll'e!llen hJ':c iF•1•n a parl of the Ladies· Library .\:-socia,ion. The :!sl ,,:- ;>a<t ;'.);·,..,i. dents reads as mucl: li!:c a 11~1 of ..·.,·ho's \\'ho Ill .\1111 ,\r:-.::ir•· 11., the li,;t o( arti~ls included in the new circulitin!! pnol r•,l:ec:ion reads !1kc a ''\\'ho's \\'ho In ,\rt.··
Sarah Casv:c!I An~C'll. wife or a l"nivcrsit,· prcsirfr!:t, SC!'\'Cr! as president of the LadiC's· Library :\~:;ociatior: ~.or.1 iS7:.-J57~. :\! rs. Ila rry C. 11ulr!irns. al~o a L"-:II fii:::! h1c:·, S~!·\·ed i:·om l S~7- 1902. ,\nna Rnt<[orct Bach. prC'sic!C'1:toi 1he .-\1111 ,\r!Jul' J:>;,~rd o[ Education and found<'r r,f the Old Ladi::-s Home ,-.-:~irntodJy !JC?.r-" her nam<'. let! ti1e .\sso,·i.1uon. a, rl\ci :,!:·s. \'iclor C. ,·~11~1::rn. ,,.i:•i of a prominrm dC'un 'Jt the l'ni\'('r~il; ·s 1J1cdic:il ~C'i1r,:,l•.
ln lhC'ir ite,da\' duri11::: tl,c• laltt'r q11ar:N· ,ii 1,.: 1 !J1 n r:r,:t:;r". th<'l'e -.,·ere :,t ·1c•aft 2:i l,,cii.:-s· l,br«,y :l~•t,c:i.,,:r,:1-: "l ,:. ' ,t~ic ·1f :'\lil:higan. c~-·H·crncd alhH~t 1.,1..:rullura! ~t,l ..:~ ot .:...:r ,·,,11,r.1;.1;, ,ics. thr Jari>·~ tlt•,•:.i-,d l\J :,ct. Onrl" Jihrn:·1c~ :1~.i -;:n,:::: u, ,•. tJ;,,ir co1nmt1111lics.the hdics a!IO\'.'c•ctiheir a~~ct·t,ll'<Ju lo u,·.,·.,,· I.
'·A~ far ;,~ ,1·c k11,111·. oars i~ (hr o:lly l.adi<'s' !.thn,ry .\• -,,. ri:,i.ilill l\·it in .\ii<h1::~1n.'':-;iy~ ~l:·s. Plunicr. .\nc •......,,:· ;, ·,fl'· natP onl lo '1!·:r Lht t:Jt' -~~r\·;c(•~ oi its \ ....:1u.:i:1~tc•n.1,,·· _.. ~-C"ar~the' ct1rn111'"1P.t\· :.~ :,,;.,H::.::i1ni!1~ fron1 lfi·~ . ri .., ·.~ ;,: -t, con~c:·n.
462

 SECRETARY'S REPORT
April 28, 1969
honoring our former treasurer Arbor. Mrs. Peckham replaces
Mrs. McKevitt
who has now as treasurer.
left
Ann Recent
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
The meeting was called to order at 4:05 P. M. at the home of
the
Mrs. Arno Bader,
Millard
of the October meeting
An omission was noted: the motion to change the By-Laws as to the
dates of the meetings was brought up last spring and discussed, and is to be voted on today.
Report of the President: There was a report of an informal
meeting in January and a luncheon on January 7 given by Mrs. Peckham
president,
Mrs. John Alexander.
Mrs. William Frayer, Mrs. Robert Mellencamp, Mrs.
Mrs. Josselyn Van Tyne and Mrs. Harold Wethey.
Pryor, The minutes
were read by Mrs. Keniston.
Present were Mrs. Alexander,
Mrs. McKevitt
Homer Chance for the continuing
letters
of the Ladies' Library were read. A report was made about the color prints purchased by the Ladies' Library, a loan collection to be
of thanks from Mr.
support
circulated by the Public Library. A reception
tion was held at the Public Library on March 29. Mrs. Bader and Mrs.
Cameron and other members of Report of the Treasurer:
Kodak and Phelps Dodge made
panies have raised their dividends and all stocks
A rubber stamp has been acquired with the name of the Ladies' Library for use in depositing checks. A special meeting in March brought
the Ladies' Read by
Library were present.
Mrs. Cameron Haight. Eastman
to open the collec-
stock splits this past year. Most com- have risen in price.
463

 the decision to put off purchase of more stock, because of the uncer-
tain market. Last year our investments year on March 29 they were worth $45,241. volving fund for the purchase of books past year.
were worth $34,000. This $900 was put in the re-
the Book
1968-1969
prints.
book fund.
a This
for
in books
for
Book Committee: Read by Committee. 48 books were purchased
total of $907.34
project
fee for
Mrs. Pryor read a description
Report of the
the Public Library this
Mrs. Bader, Chairman of
the past year. In and modern color
drawn from the month.
of the reception
last Rental Other reports:
was spent
cost $181.15, which was each print is $1.00 per
which opened the display of the color prints. It was written by Mrs. Plumer, who is absent. The opening was a great success.
Mrs. Keniston reported
of the Library.
the Council in
were available
location considered best two where the A. and P. is located.
in evening hours is a consideration.
Superintendant January when to purchase a
on the meetings of Schools,
of the Advisory Mr. Westerman,
Council visited funds
he new
some interest library.
years
ago is at the
The good parking space available
reported that
site for a branch
The center
Other business: The motion made last year by Mrs. Wethey con-
cerning the amendment of the made that specific dates for By-Laws amended to read that in the spring and one in the
By-Laws was considered. The motion was the meetings should be deleted and the there be two meetings each year, one
fall. P~~sed unanimously.
shopping
464

 Report of the Nominating Committee: Made by Mrs. new slate:
Mrs. Bader - President.
Mrs. Keniston - Vice President.
Mrs. Cameron - Secretary.
Mrs. Peckham - Treasurer.
Miss Collins - Chairman of the Book Committee.
Hayden, The
Passed unanimously. On the motion of Mrs. Van Tyne a vote of grati- tude was made to the outgoing officers.
The meeting adjourned about 5:30 P. M.
Respectfully submitted,
Alice s. Wethey, Secretary Pro-Tern.
465

 TREASURER'S REPORT
March 31, 1969
our stocks split two
for one, thereby shares to 124 Massachusetts
increasing shares and Investors
our holdings
Phelphs
in from
Eastman Kodak
from 62
Dodge
fave us 7
20 shares to 40 extra shares as
The following
shares. a stock
Trust
capital
Electric
Power,
LADIES' LIVRARY ASSOCIATION
During this past year fro~ April 1, 1968 to March 31, 1969 two of
dividend, companies raised
plus $14.97 in their dividends:
gains. American
Monsanto, Standard
Since we seldom use a checking account I opened a new one
where we pay only 10 cents for each check written. I also bought a rubber stamp, with our name, number, etc., at the bank for use on all checks and deposits.
this past year all
with the
The finance
Dorothy Peckham, Treasurer, and Johnny Alexander,
discuss the purchase of additional
of the stock market it was decided to delay purchase at that time.
With a fluctuating
of our stocks year's price.
Joan Innes and
market exception of one have
risen of
beyond last Isabel Haight,
committee,
composed
Respectfully
Dorothy
(Retyped by Alice S. Wethey, 1978 and
submitted,
Oil of Indiana.
stock. Due
to
met in March to the present state
K. Peckham, Treasurer
1988)
466

      Receipts, April 1, 1968 to
January 1, 1969:
Dividends:
Abbott Laboratories
$ 56.25 13.86 156.75 14.30 62.25 79.36
180.00 51. 50 28.75 53.00 94.50
$ 790.52
American Consumers" Detroit Duquesne Eastman
King Seeley Mass. Invest. Monsanto Phelps
Power Trust
Standard
Interest:
Certificate
Savings
Dues
Transferred
to savings
of Deposit account
45.00
33.84
78.84
1.10
36.18
400.00 5.00
.30 1.10
Expenses: Revolving
$
Fund Safety Deposit
Check charge
Postage On deposit
Savings
Checking
On deposit (Checking
Petty cash
Registered
Balance
(secretary)
$
[Retyped by May 1978]
Alice
$ .83 Ruth
from
ckecking
Public
Box
account
Library
Total income$
Total expen.
Total
savings)
R. McKevitt.
870.46
406.40
April
1,
1968:
January account
1, 1969: closed out
and
36.18
added $ 1.70
.87
to
$ 1,124.77 $ 1,588.83
Treasurer
fund,
mail
April 1, 1968 charge 11/26
S. Wethey
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION TREASURER'S REPORT, January 1, 1969
Electric Power
Bank and Lighting
Kodak
Oil
Trust
Indiana
Dodge
1,088.59
467

          LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
TREASURER'S REPORT April 1, 1968 - March 31, 1969
PHELPS DODGE STAND. OIL IND.
40 48 72.00 60 61 1/4 129.00 60.00
Savings account, 3/31/69 Checking account, 3/31/69 Cash on hand
Certif.
of Deposit
Balances
assets
46.86 1.10
1,088.59
36.18 1,197.13
1. 70 $ 2,371.56
Wethey,
Expenditures
Interest,
Dues
Balance
Balance Dividends,
Cash on hand
Deposit
and Income Savings
4/1/68 4/1/68
Satety
A.A. Pub. Library
Savings Checking
Rubber Checking Postage
Dorothy K.
Stamp charges
Peckham,
etc.
[Retyped by Alice June 1978]
S.
INVESTMENTS
SHARES PRICE DIVIDENDS
75 73 1/2 $ 75.00
VALUE 3/31/69
5,512.50
420.00
4,688.20 720.50
1,462.50
8,618.00
10,520.00
1,988.91 1,045.00 1,920.00 3,675.00 1,200.00
41,-zno.61
1,436.46
24.90
.87
43,232.90
Box 5.00
900.00
2.00
.40
1. 97
$ 909.37
Treasurer
COMPANY
ABBOTT LAB.
AMER. ELEC. POWER
CONSUMERS' POWER
DETROIT BANK
DUQUESNE LIGHT
EASTMAN KODAK
HOUSEHOLDFIN. pf. 160 65 3/4 275.00 MASS. INV. TRUST 123 16.17 66.47 MONSANTO 22 47 1/2 39.10
$
12 35 18.60 110 42 5/8 209.00 11 65 1/2 28.60
50 29 1/4 83.00 124 69 1/2 141.36
Total
Acc't
$
$
468

 LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION REPORT OF THE BOOK COMMITTEE
The Chairman of the Ladies'
Library for
April, 28, 1969 Association Book Committee
begs to submit the following During the academic year
report of
1969:
a total
Art and
buying
to establish
of monies
bought at a considerable which may be seen from
bought in
of just
effort
amount
of forty-eight books
of interest to people also departed from the
interested
ritual
in their total
The
Culture.
books to branch out and support the
expended in both
The Ladies
a rental library of art
reprints.
came to from the list of
Library
The $907.34.
efforts
reduction
the attached
books list
were
prices,
The picture rental
ings have been rented and the only return is from a student at Mark- ley Hall who had to return it before he left town. Many of the pictures have a reserve waiting list of eight to nine names, with,
is seemingly
as could be expected
the most popular.
having the longest
Dali has a long list too and it is hoped that people will get more
1968-1969
the Library has
at first, the representational pictures being The Van Gogh Flowers and the Wyeth Bushel Basket list of names on reserve. But curiously the
daring
Staff looks ahead
and are confident
am glad we could give them the small boost of $181.15, which got them off the ground, so to speak.
as they get more familiar
when they see a waiting list for original graphics, they will be able to supply them. I, personally,
with the pictures.
The Library
publishers;
books purchased.
a smashing success. All paint-
469

 There is of cards with
now $166.57 suggestions
left in the Library for future purchases.
Respectfully,
Marian H. Bader, Book Committee.
account, and
Chairman of
a
stack
the
470

 Wallace, Sculptor,
Spencer, v. 60,
David,
John
Rogers,
Univ. Press,
Hallade, India,
Cooper,
1968
Burke, The
Madeleine,
Abrams, Douglas,
Gandharan Art 1968
of
Joseph
Complete
~i~sso
and Engravings,
Th~atre,
Caldwell, Abrams,
Last Ten
Abrams,
Hogarth,
1968
years,
Arp,
Abrams, 1968
BOOKS PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 1968-1969
Began the new year with 173.91.
list
32.00
32.00
20.00
20.00
16.50
25.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
20.00
15.00
35.00
7.95
22.50
7.95
actual
28.80
28.80
12.50
16.00
10.31
15.42
15.42
15.42
15.42
12.24
9.24
21. 54
5.01
13.92
5.01
Ladies' Library Encyclopedia of
Hill, 1968
Encyclopedia of Hill, 1968
Blake, William, of Experience,
deposited $400.00. World Art, vol.
World Art, vol.
13,
14,
McGraw-
McGraw-
Wesleyan Herbert, ed.,
Jean, Sculpture: His
Weitzmann, Kurt Icons, Sixth to Abrams, 1968
Munsterberg, Hugo.
Abrams,
Rachleff, Master
Hofstatter,
Ages,
1968 Owen S.
Paintings,
Great Abradale,
Songs of Orion-Grossman,
and 1967
People's
1967
Annual,
The Penrose 1967, Hastings House, l967
Vasquez, Pedro Remirez, The National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico, art, architecture,
archaeology, anthropology, Abrams,
1968
North
Colin
Janson, H.W. and Dora, The Story of Paint-
ing, from cave Abrams, 1968
painting to
modern
times,
of
and
and others, Seventeenth
A
the
Treasury
Art
of
Far
Stories 1968
E~st,
Hans, Art of the Late Middle Abrams, 19
Bible
Innocence
the
Centuries,
471

 Bernal, Ignacio, in Mexico, as of Anthropology,
3000 Years of Art and Life seen in the National Museum
Hartnoll,
Theatre,
Deuchler,
ing from
1968
Phyllis, Abrams,
Mexico City,
The Concise 1968
Abrams,
History
1968 of
Paint- Abrams,
7.50
7.50
7.95
32.00
22.50
25.00
22.50
17.50 30.00
20.00
25.00
25.00
27.50
35.00
25.00
4.68
4.68
4.95
28.80
20.61
15.42
14.04
10.86 18.42
12.50
15.63
20.00
17.19
28.00
20.00
Abrams, Gerard,~
Ladies'
1968
ed., Library
Dali,
deposited $500.00
Andrew, Mid-America,
Audubon, John of Audubon
Architecture in Chicago Atheneurn, 1968
Wayne,
Florens,
case
art
A Short History of to Jackson Pollock,
Encyclopedia of Worl~~rt, vol. 15, McGraw-
Hill, Collard,
1968
Elizabeth, 19th eentury
Porcelain in
Canada, McGill
Douglas, Great Abrams, 1968
Pottery
unTversity
Treasures
and
of
Press, Duncan,
the
Arnason, Abrams,
Hammacher,
Ten Creative
1967
David Kremlin,
H. H., History 1968
of
Modern
Art,
A.M., Genius
and
Vincent Van
The Gogh,
and
and
Rose 1967
Years
of
James, Imperial
Animals, Hammond,
Collection 1968
Bazin, Germain, Graphic Society,
Carter, John and
the Mind of Man, Holt, 1967
The Baroque, 1968
New York
Printing
Percy Muir,
Daix, Pierre, Picasso: The Blue and Periods, New York Graphic Society,
Dunn, Dorothy, American Indian Painting of the Southwest and Plains Areas, University of New Mexico Press, 1968
Disaster:
Abrams, 1968
list
actual
472

  Haggar, Reginald, Concise Encyclopedia of
18.50
28.00
25.00
35.00
30.00
20.00
30.00
25.00
15.00
25.00
15.00
35.00
22.50
25.00
75.00
11. 56
17.50
17.50
21.88
24.00
12.50
18.75 181.15
15.36
9.30
15.36
9.38
21.66
14.06
15.54 907.34
Continental Pottery Praeger, 1968
Hansen. Hans Jurgen.
A Historical Survey,
Nicolson, Nigel, Great World, Putnam, 1968
and Porcelain, --·
Richter, G. M.A., Korai: Maidens, Phaidon-Praeger,
Archaic
1968
Greek
Roh, Granz, German Art in the 20th Century,
Mexico: A History Harper and Row, 1968
Pallottino, aeology,
Courthion, 1968
Ashton,
Abrams,
Massimo, The Meaning of Arch-
Garbisch, Primitive
Edgar, 101 Painting,
American of
Abrams, Pierre,
19 Georges
Seurat,
Abrams,
Dore, Modern 1969
American
Masterpieces American
Sculpture,
Arts,
Von Winning, Hasso, Pre-Columbia Art of
1962
Mexico and Central De Calatchi, Robert,
America,
Oriental
of Life; Abrams,
Abrams, 1968 Carpets,
the Sculpture 1969
Tuttle,
Hale, Nathan, Embrace
of Gustav Vigeland,
Ordered 2/6/69 but not
1967
Meryman, R. Andrew Wyeth, Houghton Mifflin, 1968
Art and Viking,
the Seafarer;
Houses of
the
Western
Society, 1968
New York Graphic Ruhemann, Helmut,
Praeger, 1968 Smith, Bradley,
Ten per cent of the framed art prints
The
Cleaning of
Paintings,
in Art,
yet received:
1968
of Federation
473

   Report Ann Arbor
form of an
10:00 in the evening in the meeting room of the Library.
on the Circulating Print Public Library's Circulating
Collection: The preview of the Print Collection took the
invitational reception held on March 29th from 8:00
The attrac-
tive Ladies' of the periods
height and well spaced. A list of the 53 titles was given to each
invitations, Library
addressed by Association and
Library Association
hand, were sent
the staff of the were asked to
Ladies' and of
pour for of the
course added to the
The prints were displayed on the walls of the room at a good
guest prints all April
sion;
from the Ann Arbor High School. Most of the credit for the affair
and some remained
the following 7th.
requests were registered
The reception
a nice feature
was
well attended was the music
and was a very provided by a
pleasant occa- string quartette
goes
all
has
may be chosen.
Very little Ladies' Library
the Library
is in charge catalogue in
to Mrs. Brender of the details and who made an illustrated
of the print
collection. from which
She prints
on the to
on
display week;
and the they went
the evening. The opened to the public
the week of
staff who planned and supervised
publicity
Association, its history and its prints, appeared the next morning
an article relationship
preceded
the opening;
the circulating
March 30th issue of the Ann Arbor News, with a gorgeous full-length
decorativeness
occasion.
during exhibit was
into circulation
notebook
form
in the name Library.
of the
Members half-hour
in the
Sunday,
to
474

 picture of our
estimable ladies,
each remarked:
article also carried as
(These into this sacrificial activity,
Monday!). The the cornerstone
Book Committee
Chairman and our Secretary. pressed
when
being must
"Oh! I
get my a headpiece
hair done
before of article was planned
[of our original building].
for by Mary Pryor and was written by Kathy Blackmer of the Ann Arbor
News staff.
outside
undersigned
were mostly intended to be off the record and to spark the reporter's
enthsiasm. Activities
So far we have not been investigated by any un-American Committee!).
Very respectfully submitted,
Carol Plumer
(who is very sorry to be absent)
March 1969.
our
From various Association, takes full
comments received it appears that
from friends it was widely
inside and read. (The quoted, which
The
and prepared
responsibility for
the comments
a photograph
475

 Color prints purchased for rent
by the Ann Arbor Public Library
January
8, 1969
Albers, Homage to a Bazas, Composition:
Square, with Red and Gray.
Rays.
Bennard, Bennard, Braque, Buffet, Buintaine, Cascella, Cathelin, Cezanne, Chagall, Clave, Crippa, Dali,
The
Spring
Summer. In the Morning
Le Still
Grenelle (1919). with Grapes.
Life Orange Bouquet.
Twilight. Aurora
Borealis
Morte. Dancers
Degas,
De Tael,
Drikba,
Dufy,
Engel,
Esteve,
Feininger,
Foss, Street in Montmartre
Football Latent
in Blue 1952.
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCLl\TION
Cactus. Ponte de
Evening in the Marshes.
in the
Valley
Mystery.
Abruzzi
of the
(1952).
(1890).
Hills.
Oise.
Antagonism. Jean, Bois de Boulogne.
Don Quixote. Composition 1956.
Before
Gaugin, Tahitian
the Rain.
Landscape.
476

 Gottlieb, Thruss.
Graves, Bird Searching. Hofmann, Veluti in Speculum.
Hundertwasser,
Hundertwasser, Kandinsky,
Kerg,
Klee,
Kline,
Le Ba Dang, The Dead Branches. Malevich, Suprematist Composition Manessier, Evening in a Little Marc, Deer in the Forest.
Miro, Inverted personages.
Nicholson,
Nielsen, Picasso, Reuther, Rholfs, Rouault, Sanjuan, Soulages,
August The Moon. Before the Red Trio.
1959 (Argolis).
Thrust.
Egypt.
1955.
Golden Adventure
Light. Ship.
Black,
White and Gray.
The Grand Route.
The Singing Bird. Improvised Dreams.
Mondrian, Composition
Monet, Fishing on the Seine. Monet, Yellow Iris.
A, 1917.
Sunflowers. Flight into Still Life.
Peinture,
in Blue
(Airplane
Harbor.
Flying).
477

 
 LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION REPORT OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE
April
28, 1969
President: Vice-President: Secretary: Treasurer:
Chairman, Committee
Mrs. Arno Bader
Mrs. Hayward Keniston Mrs. George Cameron Mrs. Howard Peckham Miss Eleanor Collins
Book
Respectfully
submitted,
Van Tyne Eleanor Collins
Mrs.
Miss
Elizabeth 0. Hayden, Chairman
Josselyn
479

 REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT
1968 - 1969 Library Association
in writing from the Mr. H. Scott Wester-
For the has received superintendent
last year and a half the Ladies'
formal acknowledgement of the Ann Arbor
and thanks Public Schools,
man, for the money the Association
has given the Ann Arbor Public
Library. a letter as well.
In Treasurer
This winter the President
of I
was much gratified Chance, Director of to you.
to receive the Library,
resignation as
thanks from Mr. Homer would like to read it
fall of 1968 Mrs. McKevitt
submitted her because
the
and as member of the
she
Association, planning to move to Philadelphia
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
ily were
The President accepted her resignation with
been a very able and lively member, as well as a charming person whom all of us hated to lose. On Tuesday, January 7, 1969, Mrs. Peckham gave a delightful luncheon for the Ladies' Library Associa-
tion in honor of Mrs. McKevitt.
occasion, full of
stimulating
conversation and all the members assume the office
delectable were present,
food. It that
and her fam- this year.
as she had
This proved to be a most pleasant
was
Mrs.
place of Mrs. McKevitt.
books, accounts and records as of January 1, 1969 and has been hand- ling our finances since that time.
on the
decision
at this time, Peckham was
since appointed
nearly to
Mrs.
of Treasurer
the Association's
in
It
Peckham's luncheon that Mrs. Bader reported of the Book Committee, to include$ 181.15 in our
was also at Mrs.
Peckham took over
in
January great
of regret
480

 evidence
ing art for the
On Saturday, Ann Arbor Public
part of
the Library in boost-
of increasing public.
March Library
o'clock in the and exhibition
evening of
the
the col- charge
r
481
contribution
framed prints
for the Ladies'
with art books, so we were happy to support this new project and its
to the Library
to
on tl1e
at 8
reception
start a renting service for
of
well-known Library,
in order paintings.
This was seemed to
a new departure
be closely allied
but
interest
29, 1969, gave a circulated.
art prints
lection
of the
Ladies'
number
March 29 and were much disappointed
However, I have here a clipping
Ann Arbor News, and kindly saved for us by Mrs. Haight, with accom-
of prints project,
to be arranged the to pour tea
Mrs. Brender, who
and invited members of
Library
of members, including
coffee President,
table.
A
panying
attaching to this report. great success.
by the
Mrs. Cameron, which I am that the reception was a
submitted,
photographs of Mrs.
reception
and the
Bader and I understand
Respectfully
the
at the refreshment were out of
town on event.
to miss this interesting from the account published
Emma W. Alexander, President.
is in

 The
OFFICERS President, Vice-
CONSTITUTIONANDBY-LAWS of
THE LADIES' LIBRARYASSOCIATION 1969
[the 1959 draught
revised]
482
ARTICLE I
The name of this association
LIBRARYASSOCIATION.
ARTICLE II
The purpose shall be to build up a Fine Arts Collec-
tion of books and magazines to be deposited in The Ann Arbor Public Library.
ARTICLE III
Membership shall be of two kinds: active and
emeritus.
BY-LAWS
ARTICLE I
There shall be two meetings each year, one in the
spring and one in the fall.
Special meetings may be called by the President or by two members of the executive committee whenever necessary.
At the spring meeting annual reports shall be sub- mitted in writing by all elected officers with
such other reports as the President may deem de- sirable.
ARTICLE II QUORUM A quorum shall consist of eight members.
ARTICLE III AMENDMENTS These by-laws may be amended at the spring meeting,
provided notice of the proposed changes has been given at the fall meeting.
ARTICLE IV
officers
President,
the Book Committee and shall hold office for a term of one year. The nominating committee shall prepare a ballot of officers and proposals for new members for the spring meeting.
shall consist Secretary,
of the Treasurer
and Chairman of
ARTICLE V DUES The dues shall be ten cents a year, payable at the
spring meeting.
NAME shall be THELADIES'
PURPOSE
MEMBERSHIP
MEETINGS

 ARTICLE VI MEMBERSHIP Active members shall be limited to twenty members
resident in Ann Arbor, nominated at either of the stated meetings and voted on at the next.
Emeritus membership shall be confined to women who have served ten years or more on the Board. A member may become emeritus by her own choice or by vote of the Board. They shall be notified of all meetings and may attend them but shall have
no vote. They shall be entitled to all reports
and publications of the Board. They shall pay no dues.
ARTICLE VII DUTIES The President shall preside at all meetings of the
Board. She shall appoint a nominating committee of three members to serve throughout the year.
In consultation with the Treasurer she shall ap- point two members to the Finance Committee and with consultation with the chairman of the Book Committee she shall appoint two members to that committee. She may appoint such other committees or representatives of the Board to civic affairs
as she deems desirable. committees ex-officio mittee.
She shall serve on all except the nominating com-
The Vice-President shall
the President in her absence.
perform all the duties of
The Secretary shall notify the members of all meet- ings, keep the minutes of all meetings and main- tain the membership roll.
The Treasurer shall receive, conserve, and disburse all funds of the Association. She shall act as chairman of the finance committee and at the end of the fiscal year obtain an audit of her books.
The Chairman of the Book Committee shall with her Committee select the books to be purchased during the year according to the status of the Treasury. She shall keep an up-to-date file of the books so purchased and deposit the books in the Ann Arbor Public Library.
The Executive Committee shall consist of all elected officers and shall convene on the call of the President to transact any necessary business in the interim between meetings.
483

 The Finance Committee shall advise with the Treasurer on the assets of the Association. No stocks or bonds may be bought or sold without the consent of the Finance Committee. (In a resolution adopted on September 22, 1952 and not since that date can- celled or amended, it was states "That any three officers of the Executive Committee consisting of five are hereby authorized to sell and assign
stock and securities ovmed by the Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor.")
ARTICLE VIII
The depositories of the Association shall be a bank
for the monies, a safety box for securities and legal and rare documents, and The Michigan Histor- ical Collections for such records as the Associa- tion may wish to preserve there. An historian ap- pointed by the President for a term of three years shall act as curator of such records and write a
history of the Association's times.
activities
by Helen Bates
at fitting
Van Tyne]
Amended in 1961 as follows:
ARTICLE I
The annual Meeting
of April. ARTICLE VI.
Active members dent in Ann meeting and
[Prepared
shall be
held during
the second half
Amended in 1969 as follows: ARTICLE I.
There shall be two and one in the fall.
one in the spring
shall Arbor,
voted
be
limited
to to
twenty
members
resi-
nominations
on at the next.
meetings each year,
be
made at any
DEPOSITORIES
484

 STATE OFFICERS 1968-1970
PRESIDENT ~IRS. ROBERT VAN IlLA1tJCOM 527 Lodge Lane
Kalamawo, Michigan 49001
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT ~IRS. HtRSERT F.. NORRlS 27102 Cranford Lane
Dc:trborn Hcighls. ~fichigan 48127 SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
Ml<S.E. R. GREEN 620 Fox Street Lapeer, ~I ichigan 48446
RECORDING SECRETARY ~[RS. C. E.OCARMtLL£R 138 N. lle:tr Lake Road
~luskegon, ~lichigan 49445 FINANCIAL SECR.ETARY
MRS. ROY CACKLER • 418 Johnson Stree,
Caledonia. ~lichigan ·19!16
TREASURER Ml{S. LLOYD PONTIOUS
i08 Adams Streel. Box 142 Coleman. Michigan ·18618
JU:-llOR DIRECTOR )l•s. JAMES A. ~fcCASLIN 201" Gratiot
Saginaw. Michigan 48602
111STRICT rRESWf.NTS
Southeastern
:\·Itss E,;rn LEWIS 3630 Bayou Place llolt. Michigan 48842
Southw,sum
MRS. LLOYD YENNF.Jl 2226 Oakland
h:abmazoo, Michigan 49001
East Central :\IRS. FRANCIS BALLARD
2557 Detroit Strec, Flint, Michigan 48505
Northeastern
)IRS. ROBERT L. TOPE 400 E. Wisconsin Street :\It. Plc;is:int, :\lichigan 48858
Upper Per.i,w,lo :\IRS.• \ LA:< BROWN Hamilton Lakes
Vulc.in, .\lid1igan 49892
Northwestern
:\IRS. jOIIN G. THOR:<TON 623·1 Peninsular Drive l'rJ\"Cl1CCity, )lichigan 49684
We5t Central
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Forward
Together!
Michigan
Miss Kathie Ann Arbor News
State
Federation of Women's Clubs
May 18,1969.
Ann Arbor,
Michigan:
Dear !-liss Blackmer:
The enclosed clipping is self explanatory.
like to offer this information; Within the membership of the t-lichigan Federation there still exist five Ladies Libary ~ssociations. Howthe one in Ann arbor became lost of misplaced 1 do not know but these were started by Lucinda
H. Stone who was the 'Mother of the Club t-lovement in Michigan and a part of the Federation of Michigan as a State.
In existance today besides LLAin Kalamazoo are the following:
Port Huron LLA; Port Huron Alpha Chapter LL.A; Schoolcraft Wayland LLA. Weshould like to offer them the opportunity of rejoining the "GRoup"
LLA:
~(.. C--c, I'-
Any info~mation
concerning
this LLA would
Sifcerely,
be appreciated.
>f.t--t ~<:_(._.
t,1iniCe van Blaricom
(Mrs. Robert)
,Jc:(
However i should
"/ ~-
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485

         KALAMAZOOGAZETTE, Sunday, May 11, 1969
"""'"-~G~a11Ja~ll
ConventionL,LAs Making News
By MARJORIE G. GOLDSMITH, Family Living Editor
• National Council of State Garrlen Clubs in convention in Dallas.
• Kalama1.oowoman to be Installed as director of Council's Central Region.
• Ann Arbor has state's only Ladies' Library Associa• uon?'!?
"WEARING two hats" - that of director of the Central Region of the National Coun- cil of State (;arden Clubs and that of the Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan, Inc., is Mr, ClaudeG. Wirick, 450W.· South.
TlllS weekMrs. Wirick will be installed as dire<tor of the Central Reg Ion, National Council of State G.uden Clubs.
now m convcn11onin D:illas, Texas. The region compnses sevenstates; lndiana, Illinois, Iowa . Mmnt>sota,Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
MRS.CLAUDE G. WIRICK 'Wearing Two Hats'
the like are h1;:;hltghtsof the national meet...
A FEATURE story dated March 30 in the Ann Arbor Nt>wshas been the reason for many arched eyebrows in
Kalamazoo.
That story, by Kathie Black-
mer, News women's editor,
tells of the activities of the Ann Arbor Ladies· Library Association members w h o "back in 1866. . taking 1he 1own·s cultural future i n t o their own hands, initiated what today has become the Ann Arbor Public Library."
Presenllv and "stilt mteresl- ed in the cultural future of Ann Arbor.·· the organization has made it poss1hlefor the c1li1.enryLo enjoy arr without
And until June 6, Mrs. Wir- national officers, will be 25
ick Is president of the Federa- ted Garden C'lubsof ,lichigan, Inc., an of!ice she has held for the last two years.
At the national convention,
which began last Thursday
and continues through Wed-
nesday, Mrs. William H. Bar-
ton of East Lansing, will be m-
stallcd as national president.
women from Michigan, mclud-
ing Mrs. M.C.J. Billingham,
522Cherokee; Mrs. Clayton E.
Among the I,500 delegates purchasing it hy giving moncv
present for the Wednesdaym- stallat ion ceremony of Mrs. Barton, \1rs. Wirick ~nd oLher
10 "serve as the financial seed for the library's new circula- ting arr collection."
AJJis fine with the Kalama• zoo LLA, but then the story continues: "In their heyda, during the lauer quarter of
Fader, 4127 Bronson Blvd.;
Mrs. Bradlev Ormes, 1509 the 19th century, there were
Southern, and Mrs. Albert S. at least 25 ladies' library as-
sociations in the state of Mich- "Our 40th Year - Pride and igan. Concerned about t h e
McCawlev. Three Rivers.
Purpose" is the convention cultural status of lhelr com-
munities, the ladles decided to shops, banquets, award pre- act. Once libraries had sprung
theme. Garden tours, work•
the third from Michigan to sentations, recepuons, bus- up in their communities, the
serve in that high office. mess sessions, speakers, and
ladies allowed their associa• tions to disband." (One arch- ed eyebrow!)
486

           KALAMAZOO'SLADrESLIBRARYASSOCIATIONBUILDING Michigan Historical Site Since 1961
QuotingMrs.James M. Plumer, a past president of the 20-member Ann Arbor LLA, the story continues, "As far as we know, ours is the only Ladies' Library Assoc1a- llon left in Michigan." (Both eyebrow&arched!)
And to illustrate the story was a photo of the corner- stone in the Ann Arbor library commemorating the original building. T h e cornerstone says, "Ladies Library 1885."
WE WOULD s,1gge,, that members of the LLA in Ann Arbor visit the LLA building in Kalamazoo which is the home club of the president or the Michigan State Federation of Women's Clubs - Mrs. R o be r t vP.n Bl.mcom, 527 Lodge Lane.
Presently, having a mem- bership of several hundred women, Kalamazoo'sLLA is active ln many community, county and state projects, and Jt still maintains a library in its own building.
As for heritage, we suggl'st that the Ann Arbor LLA mem- bers check their public II• hrary for a history of the Kal- amazoo orj:!:tniza11onor look up the name Lucinda Hins- dale Stone.
A visit to Kalam.1zooby any Ann Arbor LLAcr might prove interesting. If she were to stop at 333 S. Park, a view of the Michigan Historical S i I e plaque is quite visible, even from the sidewalk. And if she attends a Monday afternoon LLA meeting, she will find the Kalam11zooorganization very much alive!
As for other LLA's in Mich- igan - there's an active one in Schoolcraft, just 14 miles south of Kalamazoo.
So much for the "Junior" club in Ann Arbor ...
487

 Mrs. Plumer Thought
-
THE ANN ARBOR NEWS
Ann Arbor,
Michigan
[May 1969]
you might be able to pass on these Ladies. I don't know how we could
stirred up a hornet's
messages to have known nest by
yout Library
beforehard, but we certainly assuming that Ann Arbor's Library left!
Association
It looks to me as if the organization more similar to the Women's City Club than Association
is the sole one
in Grand Rapids is the Ladies' Library
Blackmer
Oh well
Kathie
488

 Dear Mrs. Plumer:
ran your Arbor
a
story Ladies'
Public
Kathie Blackmer telling of the part
is probably
May 16, 1969
The March 30, 1969 issue of the Ann Arbor News
by Women's Editor
Library Association played in what is now the Ann Library and its Art Program.
The story went on to say the Ann Arbor L. L.A. the last one remaining in Michigan.
The
Kalamazoo Gasette reply to Kathie with
Women's Editor with tongue the enclosed story which
to
in cheek decided
was published in the May 11, 1969 Gazette.
With my best wishes for many years of L. L.A. service to your community.
Cordially
(Mrs. P .) Belle Minar
489

 ST.\TE OFFICERS 1968-19i0
PRESIDENT ~IRS. Runt.RT \'AN 13LARICOM 527 Lodge Lanc Kal:1111awo.Michigan '19001
I·IRST VICE PRESIDENT ~(RS. HtRJIERT E. NORRIS 27102 Cr:rnford Lane
IJcarlx,rn I lci;.,hts. ~tichig:u1 •18127
5ECON0 VICE PRESIDENT .\IRS. E. R. CREES
620 l'ox Sircet Lapeer. ~licbigan •18·H6
lffCORIJi;'\C, SECRETARY
~!R.~.C. EocAR Mu.t.ER 138N. llcar Lake Road
~\ill~kC~Oll.Mlchi1,;an 49 1145
Fl:-1\;'\CI..-\L SECRETARY \fit~. Rov CACKLER. ·11~ fohnson Street CJ!cdonia, ~lichigall 19316
TRl:.ASURER
\I RS. LLOYD PONTIOUS iOd .\clams Streel. Be>x142 Cotem:1n, ~Hchig;,n 48618
JI:,.!!OR DIRECTOR \IRS. jA\IES ,\. ,\CcC,,st.1s :!OH C.r:itiot
S.1~i11aw.. \lichigan ·18602
IJISTRl(.;T l'RESIDf.NTS SoHlltt:(IJtrrn
\! 1ss Esu, L£w1s .!li~OBayou Place
!lull ..\lichigan 488•12
Southwestern
~I RS. LLOYD YENNOI 2226 Oakland
', il.1111."oo.\lirhigan •!9001
East Ce111ral \ht-;, F::..,\~Cl.Si B,\l.l..ARD ~j~7 Detroit Street
!•l111t,.\fichi;(:lll 4850ci
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\h(-i. RoUFRT L. fort! 101) r. \l'iscousin S1rcc1 \It. P:C,1~1111_.\Iichig:.1148858
Uf,por ('c11iJ1wla 1\IRS.• \1.r\'I llROWN I IJmilton Lake,
\ l<lt.111. \lichig:in 498!)2
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\h,s. Jo11, G. T110Rs ros r.zJl l'cninsu!ar Drive I r.l\CISC Cily, .\Jichigan 49684
IYt·st Cwtral .\hc.s_ !'\.t:-.~.LfH LL\THER.\tAN
t,;il:; IIJ1:n.11.akc Road L..dcdtJillJ, ~!icl1i;.;,w lt)3lti
I Rc,·1 EE Cll.\lR~lE~
Endowment fund ,las. Cu:o E.\\'.,LKCk
,07 \lynle S1rec1 ~u:r:;i,. \lichiipn 49091
;·ux F,·dct<,tir.u Ftu1d ~iR). FIU.IH,~IC~ llr\JU I( 10.i :--:.:Xccper
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l'\R!.l.\\11.S I \RIAS \l;t,. / \lO \', c.JOJ)f ORU ')CIIROlOfK.
:011 llishop Ro.1d l.10.))C l'11111tc. ~l1chis;:1n 4t!230
July 7, 1969.
Michigan
Hrs. Arno
235 Orchard Hills Urive Ann Arbor, Michigan 48101.
Dear Mrs. Bader:
Bader
State
Federation
of Women's
Clubs
Sometime ago after reading a reprint in our paper taken from one in A~n Abhor I wrote to our federated Clubs in Ann Arbor concerning your being interested in joining
the Federation.
In view of the fact that we have five Ladies Libaary Ass. in our Federation and quite active ones, we are
wondering if we rni6ht come to one of your meetings
to present the work of the Federation.
Our ILA in Kalamazoo is the third oldest Club in the United States and has the oldest Club house. I belong to tl:is
Club and so I am better informed concerning it •
If we can speak with you we should be pleased. Sincerely,
Janice van Blaricom (Mrs. Robert)
For1,vard Togethe1 ..!
490

 Mrs. Robert van Blaricorn, President
Michigan State Federation of Women's Clubs 527 Lodge Lane
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001
Dear Mrs. van Blaricom:
I am very sorry not to have answered your letter of July
7 before now, but I have been on vacation and just have returned to work. I do, however, wish to thank you for your king letter regarding the Michigan State Federation of Women's Clubs, and the next meeting of our group I shall bring it to the attention of the Ladies Library Association.
Our group is a small one, limited to but twenty persons,
and we meet only twice a year for the sole purpose of allocation of the funds we have from some early investments to the purchas- ing of Art Books and materials for the Ann Arbor Public Library. Our dues are kept to the same amount they were when the Associa-
tion was founded in 1866, ten
has no social program whatsoever.
whether we would be interested
Federation, but I wish to thank you for your generous offer to come and inform us about the possibilities, and should the group be favorable to this I shall write you again.
Yours sincerely,
Marian Bader
(Mrs. Arno L. Bader)
August 6, 1969
285 Orchard Ann Arbor,
Hills Dr.
cents a year, and the Association
I am, therefore, dubious as
to
in becoming a part of the State
Michigan
48104
at
491

     Homer R. Chance, Director ~outh Fifth Avenue at East William Street • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 • Telephone: 663-3301
September 4, 1969
Mrs. Howard Peckham, Treasurer Ladies Library Association
2108 Vinewood Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dear Mrs. Peckham:
The Public Library is most grateful for the $500 for the purchase of additional art books for the library's collection. It came while I was away on vacation and I am sorry for the delay in acknowledging
its receipt.
Weare very proud of the enviable collection of art books that your group has made available to the community through the Public Library. Ann Arbor is most fortunate for the interest that your group has had in providing good library service for over a century.
Sincerely yours,
Homer R. Chance
A Community Service of the Ann Arbor Public Schools
492

      OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
ANN ARBOR
W. SCOTT WESTERMAN, JR. ANNARBOR
1220
ANN
WELI..S ARBOR,
STREET
MICHIGAN
TELEPHONE
865-7711
4 8 104
Ladies
Mrs. Howard Peckham, Treasurer 2108 Vinewood Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dear Mrs. Peckham:
Would you convey the appreciation
Education and the Administration of the Ann Arbor Public Schools to the Ladies Library Association for the generous donation of $500 to be used for the pur- chase of art books for the public library. The Board formally accepted the gift at its regular meeting of September 10, 1969.
Weare most pleased to acknowledge this continued support by your group and assure you that the books
will be purchased and added to the expanding collection as rapidly and carefully as possible.
Sincerely,
Library Association
cc: Homer Chance, Director of Public Libraries
PUBLIC
SCHOOLS
SUPERINTENDENT
MICHIGAN
September 11, 1969
4¥.
of the Board of
f1~n~r.
Superintendent
493

  The Ladies Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan Fall meeting - October 29, 1969
The fall meeting of the Ladies Library Association was held at 3 p. m. on October 29, 1969, at the home of Mrs. Arno
Bader.
Frayer; Mrs. Innes; Mrs. Mrs. Robert
William Mrs. Perry
Book Mrs.
Committee; Mrs. George Cameron,
Millard Pryor; Mrs. John Alexander; Secretary.
and
Present were: Mrs. Bader, President; Mrs. Joseph Hayden; Mrs. Cameron Haight;
James Plumer; Mellencamp;
Mrs. Hayward Keniston,
Miss Eleanor Collins, Chairman of the
After an extremely tasty tea, interrupted by the inspection of our hostess's collection of silver snuff boxes, pebbles and other works of God and man, Mrs. Bader called the meeting to order.
There was some discussion about new membership in view of several vacancies in the Association: the resignation of Mrs. McKevitt, and three ladies who are in the emeritus status. Mrs. Haight was appointed chairman of the nominating committee with Mrs. Frayer and Mrs. Innes.
Miss Collins has asked to be relieved of her duties as Chairman of the Book Committee and Mrs. Mellencamp was appointed as chairman in her place.
-1-
Vice-President;
494

 In the absence of Mrs. Peckham, Treasurer, Mrs. Haight gave her report. The total market value of the portfolio is $1800 higher than in the spring. The Finance committee met in the spring to decide how best to invest the funds in the savings account. Fifteen shares of Standard Oil of Indiana, and 12-5/8 shares of Detroit Bank and Trust have been purchased, while the stock in
American
the Finance
and Mrs.
that the Treasurer's report be accepted.
Miss Collins then gave the report of the Book Committee. Twenty-six titles have been added to the Library's art books since
the spring meeting. This circulating collection of pictures has been a success, and Mrs. Brender, the librarian in charge, has asked
the Ladies Library Association to help underwrite the purchase of
Electric Power Committee:
has been sold. Mrs. Peckham,
Mrs. Bader appointed Chairman; Mrs. Haight
Pryor. It was
moved, seconded and passed unanimously
25 more pictures for rental purposes.
framing and rental was also discussed.
and unanimously passed that the Ladies
the Book Committee, extend up to $150 toward the purchase of more pictures for rental.
Mrs. Keniston reported on the Ann Arbor Public Library Advisory Board, of which she is the LLA liaison member. The Ladies Library Association member on the Advisory Board is now
-2-
Purchase of posters for It was moved, seconded
Library Association through
495

 a voting member, which is a step up in the world. The major project of the Advisory Board is finding a site for a new branch library. A site on Pauline near Stadium is under consideration,
as well as a site near the A & P at Plymouth and Nixon. Mrs. Keniston discussed some of the projects at the Library and praised the staff with great warmth, especially because of their activities in Black Studies.
In the category of New Business, Mrs. Bader said she
1 had had a letter from the Michigan State Federation of Women s
Clubs suggesting that the AALLA join the Federation. Bader' s letter of reply is enclosed with these minutes.
Mrs.
submitted,
Cameron
Meeting adjourned.
-3-
Respectfully
Margaret B. Secretary
496

          COMPANY SHARES
ABBOTT LABORATORIES CONSUMERS' POWER
DETROIT BANK
DUQUESNE LIGHT
EASTMAN KODAK
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE
MASS. INV. TRUST MONSANTO 22
VALUE PRICE 10/29/69
PHELPS DODGE STANDARDOIL IND.
Income since Annual Meeting:
40 75
Dues .60 Dividends 865.88
Meeting
500.00 5.00
1. 25 .50
1,063.81
798.86 40.78
$ 2,410.20
Sale
of stock 438.20
$ 1,304.68
charges Oil Ind.
Bank Bank
Five of our stocks are unchanged. Our
have
have risen, and higher
of
and
first
services
we increase sell one shares of Bank and
committee met in the spring
the past decided
it
[Retyped June
to invest was agreed for review
some of our that we should of our portfolio. of our present
accumulated consult
They holdings
savings, but several advisory
recommended that
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION TREASURER'S REPORT, October 29, 1969
INVESTMENTS
pf.
50 124 160 123
75 110 25
72 1/4 37
65 1/2 24 3/4 78 1/4 71 1/2 16.07 42
49 5/8 52 3/4
value
account balance
$
4,418.75 4,070.00 1,637.50 1,237.50 9,703.00
12,440.00 1,976.61
92'1.00 1,995.25 3,955.25
42,357.86 339.21
1,200.00
total
half year. The finance
several
of our smaller
Standard Oil Trust. We then
to 100 We purchased 15
shares additional
and
by Alice S. Wethey 1978)
Dorothy K. Peckham,
Total Savings Certificate
of investments of Deposit
Total assets
$ 43,897.07
holdings. of Indiana
sold 12
and 12 sharesof
more shares American
of Detroit Power.
Treasurer
Expenditures since Annual
Library Revolving Fund Safety Deposit Box
New safety box charge
Checking acc't 15 sh. Stand. 12 sh. Detroit 5/8 sh. Detroit
gone down, three
Market Value is $1,800
two
than on April 1, which is good in view of the declining market
497

 REPORT OF THE
The Book that since the
been added to cost of $518.40. to a discount report.
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
BOOK COMMITTEE
Committee of the spring meeting
October
29, 1969
Ladies'
Library Association reports of twenty-six titles has
total
a
the collection of the Ann Arbor Public Library at a
The list prices totalled $741.85 which amounts
of about 29 %. A list of the titles accompanies this
Apparently the circulating collection of reproductions of
paintings has
like to increase the number of reproductions. Mrs. Brender, who is in charge of this project, has asked if we might be willing to help
with the purchase of another 10 % payment for this would
Respectfully
Eleanor
group. She estimates that the initial be about $100.00.
submitted,
Collins, Chairman (pro-tern)
had a great success, so much so that the Library would
498

 Kahnweiler, Daniel-Henry,
Juan Gris:
Life, His
Nicholson:
1911-1968,
His Life
Work, His
Drawings, Abrams,
Egypt,
Prehis- d.
25.00
30.00
35.00
40.00
25.00
37.50
20.00 20.00 20.00
27.50
40.00 45.00
18.50
27.50
25.00
15.48
18.60
21. 54
24.60
15.42
37.74
12.50 12.50 12.50
17.19
36.00 37.50
11. 56
17.19
15.48
and Work, Abrams,
Haak, Bob, Rembrandt: Time, Abrams, 1969.
1969. His
Russell, John, Paintings
1969.
Michalowski, Abrams,
Pericot-Garcia,
toric and Primitive
Young, William, comp., Artists, Sculptors, Hemisphere.
Great Drawings of the
Bacou, Dutch
,
--1-968. Serullaz,
Roseline, Drawings,
The German, Braziller,
Flemish 1968.
Braziller, Drawings,
and
The
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 1969-1970
intro.,
and Reliefs,
Ben
Kazimierz, 1969.
Art of Ancient
and Lommel, Art, Abrams, n.
Galloway,
Italian
Maurice, 1968.
The English Nelson,
Collection,
Drawings, The French
House 1968.
2 vols., Engraved
Roters, Eberhard, Painters of the Bauhaus, Praeger, 1969.
White, James, National Gallery of Ireland, Praeger, 1968.
Hammacher, A. M., The Evolution of Modern Sculpture: Tradition and Innovation, Abrams, 1969.
Cook, Olive, Centuries,
The Frick
Richter, Greeks
1969.
Through
Princeton,
Seven
1968.
Braziller,
A Dictionary of Engravers of the
American Western
Louvre Museum, Paris:
Gisela M.A.,
and the Etruscans, Phaidon-Praeger,
Gems of
the
499

 Yoyotte, Jean, Skira-World,
Treasures of the
Pharoahs,
Roy, The 1968.
29.50
25.00
18.50
39.95
25.00
35.00
30.00
20.31
15.63
14.80
24.97
15.63
21. 88
30.00
24.00
14.34
15.59
15.63
Bidermanas, of Marc
Izis Chagall,
and
McMullen, Doubleday,
Timothy, Society,
World
Clifford, New
Derek and York Graphic
John
1968.
Crome,
Gerson, Horst, Morrow, 1968.
Rembrandt Paintings,
Reynal-
Palace
1968.
Harris, and
Hedecoe,
Schuster, 1968.
John and others, its Treasures,
Buckingham Studio-Viking,
Lensen, George, graphic Study,
of Japan: Press,
Lissitzky-Kuppers, Letters, Texts, 1968.
Sophie, New York
El Lissitzky: Life, 30.00 Graphic Society,
Smith, David, and Winston,
22.95
24.95
25.00
Smith, Robert, Meredith
Wilmerding, Painting,
Art of
John, ed.,
1968.
Henry Moore,
Faces Diplomatic
Simon and
A Photo-
1968.
David 1968.
The
Press, 1968.
John, A History Little Brown,
Smith,
Holt,
Portugal:
Rinehart
1500-1800,
of American Marine 1968.
500

   -
A Community Service of the Ann Arbor Public Schools ~outh Fifth Avenue at East William Street •
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
February 4, 1970
Homer R. Chance, Director
• Telephone: 663-3301
Mrs. Howard U. Peckham 2108 Vinewood Blvd.
Ann Arbor, ~ichigan 48104
Dear ?-1rs. Peckham:
Weacknowledge with thanks the check for $500.00 from the Ladies
Library Association for the purchase of new art books for the library's collection. Your continued interest in improving our resources in this area is much appreciated by our library patrons. Our community is for- tunate in being able to enjoy such an outstanding art collection which has been possible only by your generous contributions over a long period of time.
Wevalue very highly the fine close working relationship that has developed between your group and our staff and hope this will continue for years to come.
Sincerely Yours,
HRC/ah ~~c!ck~ Homer R. Chance
Director of Libraries
501

    OFFICE OF THE
SUPERINTENDENT
ANN
W. SCOTT
ARBOR
WESTERMAN,
PUBLIC
JR. •
SCHOOLS
SUPERINTENDENT
MICHIGAN
12.2.0 WELLS ANN ARBOR,
48104
TELEPHONE
STREe:T
MIC.HIGAN
665•7711
Mrs. Howard H. Peckham 2108 Vinewood Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Dear Mrs. Peckham:
ANN ARBOR
The Board of Education formally accepted the gift of $500.00 from the Ladies Library Association at its regular meeting of February 18, 1970. The Board and Administration
of the Ann Arbor Public Schools wish to convey their sincere appreciation to you and the Association for this most generous contribution to our library system.
The $500.00 will be used to purchase new art books for the library•s collection as you so designated. This will allow the expansion of a valuable part of our library offer- ings.
Your interest in the development of the Ann Arbor Public Library and your contributions over the years to the library system have been most beneficial to the entire community.
We hope to
run
continue
this fine
relationship. Sincerely,
;))d/ilL-)
W. Scott Westerman, Jr. Superintendent
cc: Mr. Homer Chance
February 19, 1970
502

      OFFICE OF INSTRUCTION
ANN
ARBOR
PUBLIC
SCHOOLS
1220
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48104
TELEPHONE 313/66.!5•7711
RUTH BEATTY
COORDINATOR
OF ART
Mrs. Howard Peckham 2108 Vinewood Blvd. Ann Arbor, ~lichigan
WELLS STREET
WESTERMAN,
JR. SUPERINTENDENT ANNARBOR MCHGAN
March 3, 1970
W. SCOTT
Dear Mrs. Peckham:
One of the pleasures of this town is the excellent
library facilities. Any research in art that students or I have needed, has been adequately met in the Ann Arbor Library. The cost of art books is generally prohibitive
for a home or for children to buy.
I wish to congratulate you on your wisdom in giving $500 for the purchase of art books and to personally thank you for this gift.
RB:ae
Sijrely,
c:[{dl~
(Mrs.) Ruth Beatty
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 The Ladies Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan Spring meeting - April 21, 1970
The annual spring meeting of the Ladies Library Association was held on Tuesday, April 21, 1970, at 3 p. m. in the home of Mrs. Arno Bader.
Those present Frayer; Mrs. Hayward
were: Mrs. Bader, President; Mrs. William Keniston, Vice-President; Mrs. Howard
Mrs. Robert
Mrs. John Alexander;
Miss Helen Hall; Mrs. Cameron Haight; Mrs. Joseph Hayden; Mrs. George Cameron,
Peckham,
Mellencamp,
Mrs. Harold
James Plumer;
Secretary; and a guest, Mrs. Hall.
Treasurer; Chairman
Miss Eleanor Collins;
of the Book Committee;
Wethey; Mrs.
A delicious tea, featuring mushroom
by all; despite the continuing lament about the lateness of the spring. Only crocuses in view so far, even on the sunny side.
Mrs. Bader, our distinguished President, brought the meeting to order, and then told about visiting the picture lending department
of the Ann Arbor Public Library in order to see the new collection, which at the time of this meeting is already out on loan. At the October meeting the LLA voted to help the Library in its purchases,
but it turned out that the Library found funds of its own to use for
purchase of the additional pictures, so the LLA funds are available for book acquisition.
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 Mrs. Peckham, giving the Treasurer's report, said that market value of our holdings is down about 5% from last year,
which is not bad, all things considered. Purchase of stock in Standard Oil of Indiana and Detroit Bank and Trust, costing 1903. 45, and grant to the Ann Arbor Library of 1000 in the past fiscal year have lowered our balance to $370- - Mrs. Pryor is a new member
of the Finance Committee, and has persuaded her husband to cast
his experienced and judicial eye over our portfolio. It was moved, seconded and carried that the Treasurer's Report be accepted.
Mrs. Keniston then reported for the Library Advisory Council. The Library is very concerned with finding another site for a branch library with a real interest in a site on Plymouth Road near the
A & P store. And there is, of course, pressing need for the
addition to the main library, money for which was voted in a School
Board election several years ago, but which has not been forthcoming
for the Library. It is hoped that in the June 4, 1970 School Board election a separate and special "package" for this addition will be
part of the Bond issue statement. The School Board has tried to
send a member to attend the Library Advisory Board meetings but attendance has been very irregular.
The nominating committee, charged with the pleasant duty of finding new members of LLA to replace Mrs. McKevitt, who moved away, and Mrs. Winter, who became emerita, placed in
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 nomination the names of Mrs. David Huntington and Mrs. Robert A. Oneal. These ladies were elected unanimously, and the Secretary was instructed to write them a letter of invitation.
Mrs. Mellencamp reported for the Book Committee.
Only fourteen new titles have been added to the Library since last November, partly because the price of books has been going up and partly because the discount allowable on books has been going down. So in the future we will probably be getting fewer books for more money.
Mrs. Peckham moved that the Ladies Library Association
give $500 to the revolving fund of the Ann Arbor Public Library
on July 1, 1970, for the purchase of art books with the understanding that this full amount may not be available for the second half of the Library's fiscal year. Mrs. Alexander seconded. The motion was
carried.
There followed a considerable discussion of a question raised by Mrs. Mellencamp if there should be any limitations set on the type of book acquired within the field of art. It was the consensus that the "how-to-do-it" kind of book was not necessarily within the desideratum of the LLA, but yet there were many periferal art
fields, such as costumes, architecture and interior decorating that
would certainly be appropriate in the collection.
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 The nominating committee had its second innings when it proposed the re-elections of the officers. Mrs. Plumer moved
that the slate be re-elected, and the motion was carried unanimously.
Therefore, Mrs. Bader, President;
Mrs. Keniston, Vice- President; Cameron, Secretary, will
Respectfully submitted,
. ,, \/'~
\
Margaret B. Secretary
Mrs. Peckham, Treasurer; carry on bravely as before.
and Mrs.
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...l ·t.-'-,_ Cameron
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               TREASURER'S REPORT
LADIES' LJ:BR,ARYASSOCiA7ION April 1, 1969 --
INVESTMENTS
March 1970
V,ALUE
C0i1PANY
ABBOTT LABO~TOR:!.ES 75 DETROIT BANK 25 CONSUMERS' POWER ].J.0 DUQUESNE LIGHT 50 EASTjvlANKODAK 124 HOUSEHOLDFINANCE pf. 160 MASS, INV. TRUST 127 MONSAN'l'O 22 PHELPS DODGE 40 STANDARDOIL (Ind. ) 75
82,52 $
83:oo
1ss~.oo
41. 40
80~00
163.89 60,00
1,370,21
investments
s,2s9.40
1,soo.00
3':740,00
lr206.25
9.,246.50 9,940.00 1,760.22
"/53. 50 2 110. 00
21'943,75
1(200,00
39,659.62 360.86
Certif.
of Deposit
34 1/4 52 3/4 39 J/4
Checking accounl, l share Monsanto
Balances
Savings Checking Cash on Dues Savings Sale of Dividend,
[Retyped
and
Acc't. "
hand,
Acc't,
Income
Apr. 1, 1969
Expenditures Stock purchases
" " r: II
interest
Elec. Power
11
"
A.A. Pub. Lib. Checking Chg. Safety Box New Safet.y
Amer.
Amer. Elec. Power
by Alice S. Hethey. August. 1978)
s:1--1..ARES PRICE DIVIDENDS 3/.31/70 ---...-·-----·-
Total
Sa.vings
value
Total
assets
1,436.46
24.90
,87
.60
5,28 438.20
4,74
$
10.10
34.50
40,065.08
1,903.45
1,000.00
.60
70 1/8
60
34
24 1/8
74 5/8
62 J../8 380;00 13:86 54,85
of account.
Mar,
Mar,
31, 1970
$ 3 ..281.25
Dorothy
K. Peckham,
$ 2 910.30
Treasurer
57180 2).1~75
31,
1970
5.00 Box k8y 1,25
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 LADIES I REPORT OF THE BOOK COMMITTEE
LIBRARY ?i.SSOCIATION
Madame President:
of this booklist also. Both today, but I left a message will both, I understand, be
morning. and
Praeger, Artamonov,
*Gregorietti,
$14.95.
*Vincent,
$18.50.
M. I., The Splendor of Scythian Art, Praeger,
$20.00
Heritage,
University
Press,
The Drawings of
Leonardo da
of
her majesty
Duke of Pope-Hennessy,
John,
Piero Works of
Paolo della
$30.00. Ucello,
Francesca,
Reynal-Morrow, $39.95.
*Clark, Kenneth, The Complete Wingler, Hans,
Raphael, The Bauhaus,
Guido,
Howard P., $12.50.
Jewelry
Daumier
Through
and His
the Ages, American
World, Northwestern
in the collection
Jeremy, Victorian
Painters,
Viking, $22.50.
riches heures
$37.50.
of Jean,
Jean
and Raymond Berry, Braziller,
Cazelles,
Sorry I missed you
Mrs. about
Eleanor has a copy Mrs. Chen were out
working Yours faithfully,
tomorrow, Saturday.
Emma H. Mellencamp
Belloni, Gian Guido and Liliana Fedi Dall 1 Asen, Iranian art,
Vinci, Windsor Castle, by
this
Brender
the money for the paintings.
the Queen at
Phaidon, 3 vols., Vol. 1, $18.00; Vol. 2, $28.50; Vol 3, $28.50.
American Painting, Vol. 1 by Jules Rose, Skira / World, $50.00
David Prown; Vol 2 by Barbara
*Tralbaut,
Maas,
Legnon,
Marco Ed., Vincent Van
Kenneth Clark and
Carlo Pedretti,
Gogh, Studio/ Putnam's,
The tres
M. I. T. Press, $42.50.
Phaidon,
Phaidon, $25.00.
$24.00.
January 16,
1970
They
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 Sellers, Charles Wethey, Harold,
Paintinas, *Lerman, Leo,
Coleman, Charles Wilson Peale, The Paintings of Titian, Vol 1,
Scribner's,
The Religious
$16.95. $25.00
$20.00
The Museum Jarry, Madeleine, World Rodriguez, A History of
Mexican Mural
Architecture
of the Oriental
Painting, in India,
Arts, 7
Putnam, $30.00. 1750-1850,
vols., Crown,
Watson-Guptill,
Selected Drawings,
thought might be if the price of the
*Nilsson, Ster., European
Chiarini,
Taplinger,
$20.00.
Encyclopaedia
Donelson F.,
Fran9oise Pennsylvania State
Pictorial $49.50.
Hoopes, $17.50.
The purchased
Winslow
P., trans.,
University
Homer Watercolors,
Claude Lorrain; Press, $32.00.
books Mrs. Brender
Phaidon,
$35.00.
(Metropolitan), Wittenborn, Tapestry, Putnam, 1969,
asterisk marks those with Public Library
funds. acceptable
I
wonder
to them.
Clark and the Tralbaut will
be
E. H. M.
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  Letters
at the Arbor, august
Ann Arbor,
of invitation to Mrs. David
I hope it won't come as a terrible
Michigan
May 18, 1970. Huntington and Mrs. Robert Oneal:
Annual Meeting of
the Ladies' elected
Library member
Association of Ann
you were body.
unanimously
a
of that historic
of the function not arduous,
and
of the comprising
The
Ladies'
attendance
Mrs. Bader,
Keniston is
camp is Book Chairman.
gives The
you duties
generally is the
enclosed Library
clipping Association. at two meetings
an idea are
whose picture Vice-President,
a you
year, see,
in October President now,
and an April. Roberts
The Ladies' Library Association
Dorothy
Peckham, Treasurer and Mrs. Mellen-
We hope you will accept our election and join us in our usually fairly hilarious meetings.
Dear Mrs. Cameron, I'm pleased
and flattered to
be asked accept.
to join the I will look
Ladies' forward
Libr- to
ary the
Association and
I, of course, the fall.
first meeting
in
Dear Mrs. Cameron: From everything
Sincerely Margaret
yours, B.
Cameron, Secretary.
May 20, 1970.
Sincerely,
Zibby Oneal.
I've heard of the Ladies'
it is not only a cultural remnant that enriches Ann Arbor, but a
truly delightful organization. Needless to say I would be overjoyed to join such an historic and august body. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Trudy Huntington.
shock for you to know that
September 20, 1970.
Library Association,
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   A Community Service of the Ann Arbor Public Schools
Homer R. Chance, Director • Telephone: 663-3301
~outh Fifth Avenue at East William Street
Mrs. Howard H. Peckham 2108 Vinewood Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
• Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
Juty22, 1910
Dear Mrs. Peckham:
The Public Library gratefully acknowledges the check for
$500.00 from the Ladies Library Association for the purchase of art books.
I will notify the Board of Education through the Superintendent of Schools of the receipt of your check so that they may formally acknowledge your gift to the library.
Your support of the library and particularly your interest in
building and maintaining ciated by all.
an excellent art section is greatly
Sincerely
)Lu,~t? C;(.c,v_r.-<!C-
Homer R. Chance Director of Libraries
appre-
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      OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
ANN ARBOR
PUBLIC
JR.
R
September 1, 1970
1220 WELLS ANN ARBOR, 48104
TELEPHONE
STREET MICHIGAN
665-7711
N A
R B
O
Mrs. Howard H. Peckham 2108 Vinewood Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Dear Mrs. Peckham:
W.
A N
SCOTT WESTERMAN.
SCHOOLS
SUPERINTENDENT
MICHIGAN
The Board of Education of the Ann Arbor Public Schools formally accepted the $500 gift from the Ladies' Library Association at its regular meeting of August 12, 1970. The money will be applied to the purchase of art books to
enhance the Public Library's current collection as prescribed in your communication to Mr. Chance.
The Board of Education and the Administration of the Public Schools are most appreciative of the current gift
and the continued support of the Public Library by the Ladies'
Library
nm
Association.
cc: Mr. Homer Chance
Sincerely,
//M-/~ J W. Scott Westerman, Jr. Superintendent
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 The Ladies Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan Fall Meeting - October 28, 1970
The fall meeting of the Ladies Library Association was held on Wednesday, October 28th, at 3 P. M. in the home of Mrs. George Cameron.
Those present were: Mrs. John Alexander;
President; Mrs. George Cameron, Secretary;
Mrs. Arno Bader, Eleanor Collins; Mrs.
David
President; Mrs. Robert
Cameron Haight;
Mrs. Joseph Hayden;
Mrs.
Vice-
Huntington; Mrs. R.
Perry Innes; Mellencamp; Mrs. James
Mrs. Hayward Mrs. Robert Plumer; Mrs.
Keniston, Oneal; Mrs.
Miss
Howard Peckham, Treasurer; Millard Pryor; Mrs. Harold Wethey.
The tea interval was utilized by the Ladies present to make the acquaintance of (or renew it, as the case may be) the two new members
of the association, Mrs. Huntington and Mrs. 0n~a.l. After everyone
had found a chair, Mrs. Bader brought the meeting to order, and requested that the minutes of the April meeting be read. They were, and there was a motion that the minutes be approved.
Mrs. Peckham, the Treasurer, then made her report. The assets of the Ladies Library Association at current market value are $37, 701. 14, some two thousand dollars lower than a year ago. All stocks have gone down except Standard Oil of Indiana, but all have paid a dividend. The Finance Committee is reconsidering the Portfolio, wondering if we should acquire stock with a higher yield. The growth stocks we have have been providing an income of about $1300 a year. Should we be providing more
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 money for the Library? The Portfolio is not big enough to have both growth stocks and high yield stocks. Mrs. Pryor asked if it was the policy of the Ladies Library Association to give a set amount to the Library. Mrs. Bader said there is no set amount, and that the Library has to suffer from the uncertainties of the stock market. Mrs. Mellencamp said that the Library staff got into a bind last year because it overspent its expectations. She suggested that the Ladies Library Association announce a minimum amount to be given to the Library, and
increase it if dividends are good. Mrs. Peckham said she had the feeling of the group, that the Ladies Library Association continue on the course it has followed so far. The group has great confidence in the Finance Committee.
Mrs. Alexander moved, Mrs. Plumer seconded, that five hundred dollars ($500. 00) be given to the Library in January, 1971. The motion was carried.
It was moved, seconded, and unanimously carried, that the Treasurer's report be accepted.
secretary
failed to catch. ) The picture loan department continues to Only one picture has been lost and the damage has been
Mrs.
Mellencamp, for the Book Committee, announced that given to the Library in the fiscal year July 1, 1969 to
$1,050,42was
June 30, 1970. (The actual value of the volumes, and their number, the
List price $1485.75, 57 volumes, 47 titles.
flourish.
virtually
replaced (cost $58. 28) by the Ladies Library Association. It was decided that the Library Staff could charge it against the $500. 00 previously
none. Mrs. Mellencamp asked if the lost picture should be
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 granted if it so desired. The question of whether or not to try to purchase and shelve the Picasso 347. which is controversial, porno- graphic and expensive, was solved by the statement that we do not have the $150. 00 needed.
Mrs. Plumer moved, and Mrs. Peckham seconded that the report of the Book Committee be accepted. The motion was carried.
Mrs. Innes, our representative on the Library Advisory Board,
said she had been to only one meeting so far. The land for the Plymouth Road Branch has been selected. A cheerful note for the Library's fiscal future was sounded by Mr. Hathaway, who suggested that fines for illegal hunting be assigned to the Library.
Respectfully submitted,
Margaret B. Cameron Secretary
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                     PHELPS DODGE STANDARDOIL (Ind.)
40 75
Certif,
Income Dues
Divjdends Interest
Balance Income
of Deposit
Expenditures
[Retyped by August
$
since
$
4/1/70
1. 40 88?..25 7.48
assets
since
Safety Deposit
Library Revolving ChecY-ing account fees
$
1ee~~ng
March since
31,
1970
$
$
370.96
891.13
1,262,09 505.20
756.89
Cash
Savings Checking
Cash on hand
$ 891.13
Lll.DI.SSc LIBRARY ASSOCIA':'ION TR.l::ASURERS' RZPORT, OCTOBER 28, 1970
INVEST.MEN'I·S COMPP,NY S~lARES PRICE
CHANGE, since
3/31/70
- 2 5/8
- 2 3/4
~ 2 1/2 '"' 3 5/8 ... 8 1/2 -4 1/2
,41
~21/4
- 15 1/5 +8
balance balance
VALUE
10/28/70
S,0G2,S0 3,125.00 l,'137.50 1,025.00 8,228.00 9,220.00 1,682.75
704. 00 1,490.00
3,513,75
1,200.00
ABBO'f'I' J,ABORJ:rORIES CONSUMERS' POWER
DETROIT BANK
DUQUESNE LIGHT
EASTMAN KODAK
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE pf, r--mss. INV, TRUST MONSANTO 22
April 1
Acc't Acc't
~lice s. 1978)
Wcthey
Dorothy K. Peckham,
TLeasurer
7 5 110 25
67 1/2
31 1/4 57 1/2 20 1/2 65 7/8 57 5/8 13,25 32
37 1/4 47 1/4
Savings Checking
Cash on hand
$
50 124 160 127
Expenditures
Annual
Total
3·),
acc't
$ 36,718.50 750.59
acc't
4.90
1,40
--· - -..---
4 75. 39 ..---------
Box
$ 5,00
500.00
.20
$ 505.20
750.59
4,90
l. 40
756.89
Fund
517

 343 S. Fifth Ave. Ann Arbor, Mich. 48108 (313) 663-3301
Homer R. Chance, Director
Mrs. Howard Peckham
2108 Vinewood
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Dear Mrs, Peckham
Please accept my apologies for the delay in acknowledging
the check for five hundred dollars from the Ladies Library Association for additional art books for our collection.
The continued interest of your group in helping us build a fine collection for our art lovers is greatly appreciated. You should receive a formal acknowledgment from the Board of Education soon.
Sincerely yours,
Homer R. Chance, Director
February 1, 1971
A Community Service of the Ann Arbor Public Schools
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     OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
1220 WELLS STREET ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
ANN
W, SCOTT
A N N
ARBOR
WESTt::RMAN,
A R B O R
TELEPHONE
6615•77,tl
February 19, 1971
48104
Mrs. Howard Peckham, Treasurer Ladies Library Association
2108 Vinewood Boulevard
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Dear Mrs. Peckham:
At its Regular Meeting of February 17, 1971, the Board of Education formally accepted the gift of $500.00 from the Ladies Library Association. Would you convey
to the members of the Association the sincere appreciation of the Board and the Administration of the Ann Arbor Public Schools for the continued commitment and dedication which this gift represents.
The new purchase of art books will further enhance an already outstanding collection. The added enjoyment of the community through this gift will be immeasurable.
js
PUBLIC
JR.
SCHOOLS
SUPERINTENDENT
MICHIGAN
Sincerely,
ditffej/;~1
W. Scott Westerman, Jr. Superintendent
519

 SECRETARY'S REPORT
April 13, 1971
Book Mrs.
Committee),
Mrs. Robert Mrs. Millard
Peckham Mrs. Harold
(Treasurer), Wethey.
The enjoy one the house)
tea before company
gave everyone
a
chance to comfort of Mrs. Bader
James
Plumer, delicious
Pryor,
the meeting
another's
the spring flowers meeting to order
and to admire (from
called the
read by Mrs. Cameron, were approved.
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
The spring meeting of the Ladies' Library Association was held on Tuesday, April 13, 1971 at 3:00 P. M. in the home of Mrs. Harold Wethey.
Those present were: Cameron (Secretary), Miss Mrs. Cameron Haight, Mrs.
Mrs. Arno Bader
(President),
Mrs. George Frayer,
Innes, Mrs. (Chairman,
Hayward Keniston
David (Vice-President),
Eleanor
Collins, Huntington,
Mrs. Oneal, Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Robert Howard
William Perry Mellencamp
blooming under and the minutes of
the fall
meeting,
Mrs. Plumer collected the annual dues of ten cents per member
from all those present.
The report of the Book Committee was given by Mrs. Mellencamp.
Twenty-six titles have been added to the collection of the Ann Arbor Public Library at an actual cost of $464.51. (The list price was $650.40 -- a saving of 28 1/2 %.) This sum includes the re- placement of the reproduction lost from the circulating print col-
lection.
Mr. Wilson of the Library staff suggested that the Ladies'
and
the warm the trees.
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 Library Association, through its book fund, support the rental of five films of the series CIVILIZATION. This request was declined.
However,
has been and Mrs.
be accepted.
The treasurer, Mrs. Peckham, was happy
ket value of our stocks is about ten percent migher than it was
last year.
The Treasurer's
detailed report as of March 31, 1971 The Treasurer's report was accepted
is on
attached to the motion
these of Mrs.
minutes.
Plumer,
moved and Mrs.
suggestion be
Wethey. seconded
Sir
added to the Library's collection. Miss
a Personal Collins
Committee's
View,
moved report
Pryor
seconded the motion that the Book The motion was passed.
Mrs. Wethey then that the Treasurer's
seconded by Mrs. Mellencamp
a motion given to
Kenneth Clark's book, Civilization,
the Ann Arbor Public
of their fiscal year) and that the rest of the savings account be
left for
Plumer
the architectural
illustrated
her
meeting our secretary, trip to Greece.
and delighted everyone
surprised
by
bringing Ladies'
a Library
Library at the
start
Mrs. Cameron,
kept for nest At this
drarnrnatically Mrs.
sheet of
that were
No. 2, 1885. The pen
CIATION BUILDING, ANN ARBOR, MICH./
Chicago." Mrs. Wethey will make a photographic copy of the drawing to put in the archives and will have a new bookplate made. Mrs.
egg purposes point in the
and future stock purchase.
drawings The Inland
of the original Architect and
in
sketches were
Builder, Vol. VI, LIBRARY ASSO-
followed that beginning of
$500 be July (the
to report that the mar-
titled
IRVING K. POND, Architect,
"LADIES'
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 Keniston will ask Mr. Chance drawing hung in the Ann Arbor
about the feasibility of having the Public Library.
Mrs. Advisory
Innes reported on
She pointed jurisdiction
the
activities out that of the
to the because
of the Public Library Ann Arbor Public Lib-
available The
Keniston,
Mrs. slate
Cameron Trudy Huntington
of officers
for
the
for
their excellent services. Respectfully
Trudy
Council.
is under the
the
rary
tion
after
libraries
time the
advantage
money and
from the
have been lost in the general school fund and have not been made
of the library in
relation system
community Carnegie
was demanded
body and
library.
always step-child.
for
Plumer and Mrs.
the
New York State
be
that the at that
A dis-
need more Moneys
the library
he helped school board
supported was willing
by some public
to support the that the schools
This slate
and the outgoing officers were
thanked
tern.
to this arrangement is
the library has become last millage that were
something of a voted specifically
to the library. Nominating Committee
Chairman) submitted year 1971-1972:
(Mrs. Haight, the following
Helen Hall
Dorothy Peckham Emma Mellencamp
President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer
Book Chairman
was elected
Margaret
school
board. The organiza-
submitted,
Huntington, Secretary pro
patterned
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                       COMI::J,NY
DUQUESNE LIGH'J'
EAS1 1 Ml\N KODAI~ \
HOUSEHOLDFINANCE pf, CONSUMERS' POv-JER PHELPS DODGE
STAND. OIL IND. DETROIT BANK
ABBOTT LABORATORIES MONSANTOCHEMICAL MASS. Il\l\7. TRUST
SHARES PRICE so 24 1/2
VAL!JI:
3/31/71
$ l,225,0C- 9,842.40 11,920.00 3,905.00
1,890.00
4,565.62
1,328.12
5,371.87
943.00
1,852.93
1,200.00
44,043.94
918.93 14,65
l. 40
$ 44,978.92
Certif.
Income
Dues Dividends Interest
of Deposit
since
4/1/70:
$ 1.40 1,541.92
26,50
1,
March account
1970:
$1,569.82 ----------------------------------
$
1971:
1, 1970 ,- t! ti
[Retyped by
August, 1978]
$
$
370.96
l_.569,82
1,940.78 1,005.80
934,98
31,
Balance Apr. Income since
Expenditures
Checking Cash on
Dcrothy
account hand
Alice
S.
Wethey
K. Peckham,
LADIJ:S' L1}_;~ARY ASSOCIATIOr-J
TREASURER I s REPOR'l' I JNVESTr1ENTS
March
::111 1971
DIVIDENDS $ 83,00
153.68 380,00 220.00
84,00
172,52
70.00
82.52
41. 40
184,80 60,00
1 ·'541. 92
3/8 1/2 1/2 1/2
127 14,59
Savings account Checking account Cash on hand
12'!. 7S 160 74 110'" 35
40 47
75 60 7/8 25 53 1/8 75 71 5/8 22 41
Total assets
Expenditures since April
Safety Library Checking
Deposit Box Revolving Fund
account fees
Cash. Savings
$
5,00
1,000.00
,80
1,005.80
$ 918.93 :i_4. 65
1. 40 $ 934.98
Treasurer
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523

 LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
REPORT OF THE BOOK COMMITTEE April 13, 1971
The Book Committee of the Ladies' Library association reports that since our last meeting in October of 1970, a total of 26
titles
Library placement from the thus our this report.
to the collection cost of $464.51
of This
the Ann
figure
Black
price
titles
Arbor Public
;971.
holidays
brought Wilson.
Kenneth
the officers a unanimous
negative,
the program,
during the Thanksgiving
decision was reported
has been added at an actual
includes
the re-
of the circulating discount
lost reproduction, collection.
was 28 %1/2 %.
Winter's The list
Figuration,
totalled $650.40,
accompanies
Clark's
A poll of
series, available
to
in
from
co-sponsoring,
the book Civilization
to Mr.
volume,
the Ladies' Library Association list received and is in circulation.
however, the
published
added since been
In support of Clark's Civilization,
a Personal of titles;
View,was it has
Chairman.
to
with the fund, a selection
Friends of
Respectfully submitted,
Emma H. Mellencamp,
A list
of
On November 24, 1970, Mr. Gene Wilson of the Ann Arbor Public
Library staff be interested financially Kenneth
called to ask whether or not the
would the Library,
Association
of
be presented in
from January of
which
five films
524

  LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 1970-1971 Jaffe, Irma B., Joseph Stella, Harvard University
25.00
112.50
20.00
60.00
15.00
20.00
35.00
20.00
12.95
30.00 18.50 15.00
67.00 291.40
30.00
30.00
25.30
12.50
12.00
12.50
28.00
12.50
8.09
27.05 11. 56
9.38
58.28 225.25
21.88
18.75
Press, Bernt,
the
1970
Walther, The Netherlandish Painting of
the
of
Century, 3 vols., Bredius, A., Rembrandt:
Phaidon, 1970.
17th
Reich,
and Cataloque
John Marin: Raisonne,
A Stylistic 2 vols.,
Paintings,
Phaidon,
The Complete 1969.
Edition
Analysis University
Sheldon, of Arizona
Press.
Timm, Werner, The Graphic Work of Edvard Munch,
New York Graphic Wenig, Steffen, The
McGraw-Hill, 1970. Wildenstein, Georges,
Ayrton, Michael and Henry Moore, Giovanni Pisano, Sculptor, Weybright and Talley,
Chardin: Raisonne, New York Graphic
1970. Millard, Gian
The Great
Guido, Iranian
Age of Fresco,Erasmus.
art, Praeger, 1969.
a Personal View,
Civilization, Harper and Row, 1970.
Kenneth,
(by April
Ordered from Baker
Anderson, William, Charlemagne to 1970.
10, 1971 has received only:)
and Taylor:
Castles of Europe, from
the Renaissance, Random House,
Society, Woman in
1969.
Egyptian ~rt,
A Catalogue Society, 1969.
1970. Mode, Heinz, The Woman in Indian Art, McGraw-
Hill, Meiss,
Belloni, Clark,
Color Reproduction, Winter's Black Figuration,
Bandinelli, Ranuccio Bianchi, Rome, the Center of Power, 500 B. C. to A. D. 200, Braziller, 1970.
525

   Gerster, Georg,
Churches in Rock: Early
29.50
30.00
25.00
30.00
18.50
22.50
35.00
65.00
25.00
168.00
25.00
37.50 25.00
18.44
18.75
24.00
19.00
Christian 1970.
Hubert, Jean
Renaissance,
Art in Ethiooia,
and others, The Braziller, 1970.
Sandler, Irving,
The Triumph of American
Painting: ionis~,
A History Prae~er, 1970.
of Abstract Express-
Strong, Ray, The English and Jacobean Portraiture,
Icon:
Elizabethan Yale University
Press,
Ordered
1970.
direct:
Goodrich,
Whitney Museum of Art, 1970.
Ordered from Baker and Taylor:
Fukuda, Jazuhido, Japanese Stone
to Mto Make and Enjoy Them, Tuttle,
Kochno, Russes,
Boris, Diaghilev Harpher, 1970.
and the Ballets
Hall: Lithographs,
Terbrugghen, received only:)
Lloyd and Doris
Bry,
Georgia
O'Keefe,
How
1970.
Ordered from Campbell and
Parrnelin, Nicholson,
Helene, Picasso's Benedict, Hendrick
1970. 1958.
(by April 10, 1971, has
120.82
15.42
23.10 15.36
Books from Abrams:
Kanof, Abram, Jewish Ceremonial and and
Relidious observance.
Abbe, Dorothy, The Dwiggins Marionettes. Hofmann, Werner, The Sculpture of Henri
Laurens.
Phaidon,
Praeger,
Carolingian
Gardens:
526

   Hamilton, George Heard, 19th and 20th Century Art.
Elsen, Albert, Seymour Lipton.
Werner, Alfred, Dufy.
Daltrop, Georg and A. Prandi, Art Treasures of the Jatican Library.
Jaffe, Hans L. G., Piet Mondrian.
(by April 10, 1971, had received only:)
18.50 11.58
25.00 15.42 17.50 11,34 25.00 15.36
17.50 10.86
191.00 118.44
52 7

 MEMBERSAND OFFICERS OF THE LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, Fall 1971.
Mrs. Mrs. Mrs.
Mrs.
Miss
Mrs.
Mrs. Mrs.
John Winter (1929,,emeritus 1966), 1939 Jackson Ave., 48103. James G. Hays (1930) ,1555 Washtenaw Ave., 48104.
Stanley D. Dodge(l940), 715 S. Forest Ave., 48104.
Mrs. Miss Mts. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mr~:. Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Harold E. Wethey (1951), 1510 Cambridge Road., 48104.
(is moving from Ann Arbor, should be made Joseph R. Hayden (1940), 1530 Hill St., Helen B. Hall (1948), President, 715 S.
William Cameron James
A. Frayer Haight
emeritus).
48104.
Forest Ave., 48104.
(1951), 1939 Jackson
(1951), 2112 Vinewood Blvd., 48104.
M.
(is moving from Ann Arbor, should be made emeritus).
Plumer
(1951), 1505 Golden Ave., 48104.
Eleanor S. Collins (1956), 703 S.
Forest Ave., 48104. Blvd., 48104.
John Alexander
(1957), 788 Arlington
Hayward
R. Perry
Millard
Arno L.
George
Keniston Innes
H. Pryor
(1957), (1960),
(1960),
2222 Fuller 2100 Hill St.,
Bader (1962), 285 G. Cameron (1962),
48105.
Ave., 48103.
Rd., 48105. 48104.
715 Spring
Orchard Hills Dr., 48104. Vice-President, 1515 Ottawa Dr.,
Robert Mellencamp (1966), Chairman of the Book Committee,
1600 Brooklyn Ave., 48104.
Howard H. Peckham (1966), Treasurer, 2108 Vinewood Blvd., 48104.
David Huntington (1970), Secretary, 2037 Geddes Ave., 48104. Robert Oneal (1970), 501 Onondaga St., 48104.
Addresses of emeritus members:
Mrs. Stanley Dodge, Langford Apts., 315 New England Ave., Winter Park,
Florida, 32789.
Mrs. Josselyn Van Tyne, Carmel Valley Manor, Box 6087, Carmel,
California, 93921.
Mrs. Charles Vibbert, 5 Roosevelt Place, Apt. 5 G, Montclair, New Jersey, 07042.
Valley Dr., 48105.
528

 343 S. Fifth Ave. Ann Arbor, Mich. 48108
Mrs. Howard H. Peckham 2108 Vinewood Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Middgan 48104
July 16, 1971
(313) 663-3301
Homer R. Chance, Director
Dear Mrs. Peckham:
The Puhlic Library is very grateful for the $500.00 from the Ladies
Library Association for new additions to our collection of art books. Your continued interest and participation in improving the resources of the Public Library is greatly appreciated.
I am conveying the receipt of this donation to the school administrat- ion for formal acceptance and acknowledgment by the Board of Education.
Sincerely Yours,
_;I,..-,Lt./ 4.Il;{u~¥ Cc- Homer R. Chance
Director of Libraries
A Community Service of the Ann Arbor Public Schools
529

 LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
SECRETARY'S REPORT November 3, 1971
The fall meeting of the Ladies' Library Association was held on Wednesday, November 3, 1971 at 3:15 P. M. at the home of Mrs. Howard Peckham.
George Hall David ton, Oneal, Millard guest.
Cameron
(President),
Huntington Mrs. Robert
(Vice-President),
Mrs. Cameron
Those present were: Mrs.
John Alexander,
Miss Eleanor Haight, Mrs.
Mrs. Arno Bader, Mrs. Collins, Miss Helen
Joseph Hayden, Mrs.
Mrs. Howard
Pryor.
Miss Hall,
it. Needless to say the their new president.
called the the delightful
meeting to order
tea. Miss Hall said
The approved.
Association, was passed
Mrs.
the suggestion that the illustration
minutes of the An up-to-date
list of members of the
Ladies' by order
Library
of election,
prepared out to all
by
those members
and arranged present.
Keniston
reported that Mr.
Chance was
of the "Ladies' Library
about
(Secretary),
Mellencamp
Mrs. Perry Innes, Mrs. Hayward (Book Committee Chairman), Mrs.
Kenis- Robert
Peckham Mrs. Bader's
(Treasurer),
sister, Mrs.
Mrs. James Plumer, Dillman, was an
and Mrs. enjoyed
The president,
She thanked Mrs. Peckham for
she was happy to be elected
came at exactly the right moment when she would have time to savor
president and that this responsibility
Association is equally pleased that she is
fall meeting, read by Mrs. Huntington, were
Miss Hall
enthusiastic
at 3:55.
530

 Association Building'' from The ~nland Architect and Builder of 1885 be hung in the Ann Arbor Public Library. Mrs. Bader moved that the original sheet be framed and hung in the Library. Miss Hall volun- teered to take care of the matting and framing and later, in consul-
tation
graphed Europe,
with the library the item for
The Michigan
Collections, Library building that
Gazette, published by the a picture of the old
The members
Mrs.
occasioned by President
spite freeze, dividend. about
to the
to pursue June 1971 Historical
matter
of
a Michigan
Ladies'
Gordon Lloyd of Detroit.
ical Collections that Irving K. Pond of Chicago.
it
Miss Hall was asked to inform the Histor-
Mrs. Peckham,
treasurer, committee
reported
on the Haight
stocks and Mrs.
of
uncertainty
stocks held by this Association have
Nixon's
price
of her the market
none of the
are
We $43,500.
continue
to possess an
excellent portfolio,
skipped valued appended
a at
minutes. Peckham
account, that the
Mrs.
Ladies'
Library
to the
not by the new superintendant
Mellencamp give $500.00
Library
moved Association
Public
was given
The As
Tresurer's
we have and Mrs.
report sufficient
was accepted funds in our seconded the
to the Ann
and savings motion Arbor
staff,
the archives
the
issue of the
in January. The motion Public Library in July
The $500.00
that
the
included
the architect
indicated
had been designed by
hanging. Mrs. Wethey has photo-
and intends, upon her return new bookplate.
from
is
now discovered
to have been
sold and added. Pryor. In
passed.
was acknowledged by Mr. Chance, but of the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
is
531

 Mrs. Mellencamp, chairman of the Book Committee suggested that
in addition
an appropriate
official member
fifteen titles
a total cost of $333.47. The list price for these books was $482.00,
to M~ss Collins, Mrs. Oneal, a new authoress,
would be now an meeting,
realized by purchasing art
Alexander
Mrs. Bader the blanket
Ann Arbor
the recommendation
addition of this
to the Book Committee,
committee. Since the April 1971
have been
which represents an impressive discount of slightly
added to the Ann Arbor Public Library at
The
titles, and (4) the fact that an equal or greater discount can be
for all following cations,
art books published by Abrams
Publishing increase
the
of publi-
Book Committee recommended discontinuing
reasons: (1) an
(2) a slight decline in the
in the number
enormous
caliber
(3) a rejection rate by the library staff of about one-third of the
books
blanket
will
Ladies'
Mrs.
the Book Committee that
by Abrams Publishing Company be canceled. The recommendation
vantage
to canceling the
through order
other sources.
is that the Book
A final ad- Committee
thereby Library
have greater Association moved and
control donates
over the to the
selection of
the Library.
by
published passed.
A new bookstore in Ann Arbor (Borders Book Shop, 518 E. William
Street) carries, in
have been remaindered, tributed by United
through regular channels.
good selection
publications
companies Miss Collins moved
of art pooks that that are not dis-
addition to a British art
States
publishing
and that
are not available $100 be donated
so she is
more than our blanket Company for
30 %. order
of books published,
seconded
order for all art books
books Public
532

 to the Ann Arbor Public Library designated for a closed-end purchase order to be used at Border's Bookstore on a trial basis. The $100.00 would be available immediately and would be in addition to the
$500.00 to be given to the Ann Arbor Public Library in January 1972.
Mrs.
rental
Plumer seconded
the motion asked Mrs.
Keniston
and it was passed.
Mrs. Mellencamp collection. Mrs.
Keniston informed
to report on the print
Association that in
two
quire
Ladies' Library Association and has
the and that
renters was
be very
often in- "seeded" by the
successful.
months time 184 prints
circulated
entitled to the Association
recorded write to
minutes
these ladies informing
will new status,
Library Asso- they are no
thanking ciation longer
to
their
the Ladies' regret that
collection proved to
a book to University of
appointed
Mrs. Keniston, Mrs. Alexander,
about buying
the prints. This
It represents Mrs.
ceived as The
1971-72: The
and Mrs. Van Tyne
that they can no longer be active members. Each of these ladies is
Cameron
a trustee
donated
of the
the Public
Library that she re-
president
the following
Chicago.
nominating
committee for
departure from Dodge (1940) to Florida
Ann Arbor of two
members, Mrs.
(1951) to California, means
money well spent.
emeriti status, having for well over the
in the
each of
them for their many services
and expressing
with us as active members.
as emeriti
members
them of
the Association's
and Mrs. esteemed
Haight (chairman).
generously served required ten years.
as members of
and the secretary
They will
be
533

 In order to maintain a full membership of twenty active mem- bers two new members will need to be elected. Various names were
given to the Nominating
Committee
who will
to
last
or
ship: (1) Mrs. Charles Vibbert
1951 and who left Ann Arbor in 1968 has never been listed in the
the Association for
After
fifteen additions
minutes as an emeritus
voting all
on at the the minutes
of the Association the following
for the amendments
going through
years, Miss Hall recommended
to the minutes of
the Association who was elected
in regards to member- to membership in
ten years.
and passed member and
It was that
in
of the Association;
1964, is therefore no longer an active
member,
member, although she
served Keniston,
devotedly seconded
for by
well over
Mrs. Oneal,
an emeritus
emeritus status.
and publications
who moved away
nor is she an emeritus member because she did not serve for over ten
years. In the interest
of future secretaries,
of April 30, 1964 should left Ann Arbor and is no Library Association [and she served less than ten seconded this motion and in 1967 were sonehow not
present the candidates Spring meeting.
moved by Mrs.
Mrs. Vibbert be
the Secretary should
of accurate records and for the information the President recommended that the Minutes
be corrected to read that Mrs. Youtz has longer an active member of the Ladies'
that she is not an emeritus member because years]. Mrs. Plumer so moved, Mrs. Peckham it was passed. (3) The new members elected recorded in the minutes. These very active
that
As an Emeritus
officially inform
recorded her of
as
her
Member, she will (2) Mrs.
receive Philip
notices Youtz (1960),
534

 members of the Association are Mrs. Mellencamp and Mrs. Peckham,
our Book Chairman and Treasurer. minutes of April 28, 1967 by
Mrs. Bader moved to amend the
camp and passed.
Peckham. This motion
inserting the names was enthusiastically
Mrs. Innes prefers
of Mesdames seconded
not to continue on the Ann
Mellen- and
as Arbor
Miss Hall representative
reported
that Ladies'
Public serve Council
of the Library Advisory
Library and
on
Association that she,
the activity meeting.
as president, of the
of Mrs. present.
will Advisory
Pryor, a It had
in this capacity. will be given
meeting Plumer
Council
A report the spring
fall second by Mrs.
been a delightful
at
was
and the agreement
The
on
Respectfully
a
motion of all
afternoon.
adjourned
[.Mrs. Youtz was already 63 when she was elected to the Board of the
Ladies' Library
Association in 1960 and was actually
a member for retired as Dean of
only
the
she
and died at Huron View Lodge nursing home in the spring of 1975, aged 78. Obituary in the Ann Arbor News, April 15, 1975.)
the four Architectural returned
succeeding years.
Her husband then left Ann Arbor.
School to .Michigan,
and they living
Widowed in 1972 for perhaps 2 years at Huron Towers
submitted,
Trudy Huntington, Secretary.
535

            COMPANY SHARES CONSUMERS' PO~7ER 110
PRICE
since 3/31/71 -5
-1 3/8 1/2 +5 1/2
+3 1/4
-1.22
-6
+4 3/4
10/29/71 6,025.00
3,312.00
2,400.00
8,487.50
2 237.50 7,775.00 1,697.99 1,260.00 6,412.50 1,200.00
DETROIT BANK
DUQUESNE LIGHT
EASTMAN KODAK
GEN. PUB. UTIL HOUSEHOLD FIN.
MASS. INV. TRUST 127 PHELPHS DODGE 40 STAND. OIL IND. 100
Certif.
Income
Dues Dividends Interest Sale of
Balance Income
of Deposit
Expenditures
since
stock
March
since
Mar.
Savings
[Retyped by
August 1978]
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION TREASURER'S REPORT. November 3: 1971
Annual
$
31,
Expenditures Safety deposit
since box,
Alice
S, Wethey
30 1/8 64 51 3/4
$
100 24
100 84 1/8 100 22 3/8
pf. 100 77 3/4 13.37
Total
Meeting
1. 60 830.56
62.05 11,158.31
12,052.52
1971
31, 1971
assets
$
Annual
rental
INVESTMENTS
31 1/4 64 1/8
Balance, Balance,
Cash on hand
$ 40,797.49 2,419.85
242.62
3.00 43,462.96
Meeting
5.00 500.00
1.65 9,815.38
10,322.03 1971
2,419.85
24.2, 62 3,00
$ 2,665.47 Treasurer
934.98 12,052.52
12,987,50 10,322.03
$ 2,665.47
of
Cash,
stock
Oct.
Savings Acc't
Checking
Acc't
Library Checking Purchase
Revolving account
CHANGE VALUE
Fund fees
$
29,
account Checking account
Cash on hand
Dorothy K. Peckham,
536

  REPORT OF THE BOOKCOMMITTEE LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
November 3, 19?1
The Book Committee of the ladies' library Associ- ation reports that since our last meeting in April of this year, a total of 15 titles has been added to the
collection of the Ann Arbor Public Library at an actual cost of 8333.4?. list price of the 15 titles totalled $482.00, a discount of slightly over 30%. This some- what higher than usual percentage rate is the result
of a purchase of the Roy Lichtenstein listed at $30. for 810.95, from a new source which we would like to discuss at the conclusion of this report. A list of
the 15 titles is appended to this report.
After consultations with Hiss Hall, President, and Mr. Gene Wilson of the ~ublic library staff, the
Book Committee is cancelling our blanket, standing
order for all art publications of Abrams Publishing Co. for the following reasons:
The caliber of publications by Abrams has declined somewhat since the original decision for the blanket order, and its output has increased enormously.
Of the are rejected
Since returning books to Abrams involves accounting and mailing chores by the Public library staff, border- line titles are more apt to be kept than rejected.
Therefore, the Book Committee feels the Associa- tion ought not to afford the continuation of the blanket order. The discount now offered by Abrams will remain the same on individually selected titles; the only ad- vantage lost will be that the Public library staff will
not be able to see all of Abrams' publications before making selections.
Respectfully submitted,
Eleanor S. Collins
Mrs. Hobert Oneal
Emma H. Mellencamp, Chairman
publications offered,
by the library book selection staff, and
an estimated 30% library Association has no control of the
the ladies'
actual, final selection of books to be accepted.
537

    LADIES LIBRARY ASSOCIATION New l'itles Added 4/13/71 - 11/J/?1
Bernt, Walther, 7'he Netherlandish Painting of
the 17th Century. Phaidon, 19?0. vot.l (vo s. ~?.o-()
~ &3 received previously)
Fontain, Jan & M.L. Hick.man, Zen Paintin~and
(..'alligraphy. New York Graphic Soc., 19 O
J g,,t){) d-:.,,(r()
~ a.:,-{) ~ :,, 0-0
'2, '5"(.>-() i t,-,0-b
I r;,:i'O
6(),00
Fried, Michail, Fukada, Kazuhido,
Morris Louis. Japanese
Abrams, 19?1
Stone Hammacher, A. M., Marino Marini, Sculpture,
Tuttle, 19?O Painting_and Drawing.
/,Jelville, Robert, Henry Drawings 1921-1969.
Abrams, 1971.
Moore: Sculpture and Abrams, 1971
Moretti, Mario &Guglielmo Maetzki, Art of the Etruscans. Abrams, 19?1
Narkiss, Hezalel. Picture History Civilization. Abrams, 1971
of Jewish
Nicolson, tinus
Parmelin,
ton Book & Art ~ublisher,
Roy Lichtenstein, Chelsea, 19?0
Drawings and
Prints.
Random/
Benedict, Hendrick Nijhof, 19~ourlot,
Terbrugg£!3:_. Mar- Fernand)
Lithographs. Bos- 1971
Helene,/Picasso's
Reich, Sheldon, John Marin. 2 vpl. Uniu. of Arizona Press, 1970
If S-,o-1' 10. '1b-
'3 0 . ~
a History of Abstrac Impressionism. Praeger, :J..5",c)(> / ,;-. ,3
Sandl er, Irving, Trium 1h of American Painting,
1970
Schmalenbach, Werner, Kurt Schwitters. Abrams, 19?1 -------
~hin'ichi Hisamatsu, &en and the Fine Arts. Kodansha Int ernat iona l Ltd., 1971
rJ.. - Jb,c>o
~ &>-{}()
"'/, 1n ~ ~
:J./. ;;l l
Gardens.
Price List
Actual
J 1./.$'0 I tJ-;~'-/ I l.f, t>t,
I t,, S''f :)..I, L/';).
~ /, 3t. //. ~?
I q.,tJ
4q,11
-
538

 (
343 S. Fifth Ave.
Ann Arbor, Mich. 48108
{313) 663-3301
Treasurer
Homer R. Chance, Director
Mrs.
Ladies
Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Dear Mrs. Peckham:
The library is ~rateful for the
December
special
7, 1971
contribution
2108
Vinewood
lloward
Library
Peckham,
Association
purchasing
like an excellent opportunity to secure
at a ~reatly reduced price.
Again may I express our appreciation
of il00.00 to be used for
Book Shop. From what I have been told of the plan it sounds
in maintaining
an outstanding
collection
Sincerely yours,
for your interest in the field of
art for
the
public
library.
books
quality art books
~L/ 1:_J_{;£(/!~ Homer R. Chance, Director
from Borders
A Community Service of the Ann Arbor Public Schools
540

 r·
\
Kemnilz's drawing of the Junius Beal residence. on what is now the site of the Ann Arbor Public Library
ANN ARBOR NEWS, May 1984
NEWSP~TO
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      ..
15. We can climb up the tower of the 1878 court- house to take in the view captured by the photographer who made the stereoscopic picture above in 1879. On the corner of East Huron and Fifth Avenue is the old engine house where the firehouse stands today. Across the street were several small shops. The square steeple on the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and East Washington marked the Zion German Church. On Huron at Division was the Presbyterian Church and in the distance the dome of University Hall dominated the skyline.
J6. Beneath the trees between Fifth Avenue and the
esbyterian Church, the Ladies Library Association - •Juilding was located in 1885. The design of this little Juilding, byGoi-d-011W-L.loyd0£-Det.r0it,isirresistibly
attractive even today. But the only reminder of it is this old photograph.
✓h'f'H11 }<,ft'nl df ;f,.,,41

 This
part
of
chairman of the dent 1965-1967,
treasurer
The paper A duplicate
100%
binding
of the Ladies'
Historical
whole volume has been assembled and in great
typed by Alice
Wethey, secretary 1954-1958,
1960-1963, presi-
the Ladies'
Library book
1973-1986.
used is almost entirely
has been prepared
Sunderland Association
for
Committee historian 1967
to
the present day,
deposited
Library
Library of the University of Michigan.
October 1, 1988.
with the other
Association in the Bentley
records
cotton fiber.
and
is to