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Ladies Library Association Secretary's Book, Vol 3: 1972-1982

Year
1972
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Ladies Library Association of Ann Arbor
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  MINUTES
THE LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN

      \_,,
THE ANN ARBOR LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Founded March 19, 1866.
Said to have been incorporated
in April, Building at
finished
1866.
324 E. Huron Street in 1885, deeded to Education in 1916.
Board of
Demolished in 1946 to make way
for an office building of the Michigan Bell Telephone Company.

  LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
SECRETARY'S BOOK
Volume III 1972-1982
]?ages 542 - 775

  MEMO: To:
From:
Art Books in the Library.
January 13,
Development and Council.
Library Association to bring to your
1972.
Planning,
on atten-
of
holdings
have been the Book
1931)
augmented by
purchases,
Library. This collection
The
booklet on the
by the Friends the dedication shows floor-plans
Mrs. William P. Bennett,
Chairman, Ann Arbor
Helen B.
Committee on Building
representative Library Advisory
1.
the Public
tion the question of the ultimate
As the
of the Council
Library
library,
second-floor
the central
ward. With
fourteen years, both in enlargement of services,
October 13, layout
of the building. The
on art
published
extensive one for a
stairwell
and the ranges of
shelving library
between south-
the
tremendous
growth of the number of patrons
this area
the past
Public Hall.
Library
Advisory
Ladies'
I wish
occasion of
placement
These books are, for the most part,
gifts
of
The
ranges, from
the literature
public library and its value to the Library is attested to by its many users.
of the Ladies' Library
forty years (since
period fund.
price of
smaller
of the Ann Arbor Public of the newly constructed
Association, purchased over a from income from its encowment
Budget of the is an unusually
1957,
indicates an Art Alcove, in
the area extending during
the extension
become
and in has understandably
and
in the collection
in the lower
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  crowded and has had to serve many more uses than that of the hous- ing and service of the Art Books. I hope that future planning
will be able to take this into account and will be able to provide
the
2. Of concern specifically
of the collection.
best possible treatment
is the safety
of the 1995
to the cornerstone
Ladies' Library of the original
together with a in 1966, on the
Association building of
Association. plaque, was
This
cornerstone,
in the Ligrary
bronze occasion
memorial of
the
installed
Celebration of the
the Centennial
stone and the plaque are embedded in the brick wall of the stairway
landing between the first and second fllors of the present
building. If structural changes should be necessitated
this area in the course of work on the projected addition to the
Library,
Library
or funds) in solving
informed, as representative
in order that we may help
I ask to be Association,
any problems
that might
Ladies' Library
Association.
The
of the Ladies' (with advice and/
arise.
Library in or near
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   343 S. Fifth Ave. Ann Arbor, Mich. 48108 (313) 663-3301 Homer R. Chance, Director
Mrs. Howard H. Peckham 2108 Vinewood Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
February 17, 1972
Dear Mrs. Peckham:
The Public Library is again grateful for the contribution of $500.
from the Ladies Library Association for the improvement of our collection of art books.
Your organization can be oroud of its role in supporting library
service to this community. Although the outlook for the future seems uncertain, it is the continued support from groups such as yours that gives me hope that a good library for Ann Arbor will somehow be main- tained.
I will transmit the information of this donation to the Board of Education for their formal acceptance and acknowledgment.
Again thank you.
Sincerely Yours,
~j)_~
Homer R. Chance Director of Libraries
A Community Service of the Ann Arbor Public Schools
544

   MILDRED BAUTISTA A98J9TA.NT TO THf; SUPERINTENDENT
1220 WELLS STREET
At,:N ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48104 TELEPHONE 66!!-7711
ANN
ARBOR
PUBLIC
SCHOOLS
Mrs. Howard H. Peckham Treasurer
Ladies Library Association 2108 Vinewood Boulevard
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Dear Mrs. Peckham:
ANN ARBOR -:- MICHIGAN
March 7, 1972
On behalf of the Board of Education, my thanks for the generous donation to the Ann Arbor Public Library.
The art books will be a most welcome and needed addition.
la
cc: R.B. McPherson C. Warner
H. Chance
Gratefully,
1⁄4~
Mildred Bautista Secretary to the
Board of Education
545

  The Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan Spring Meeting--May 24, 1972
The spring meeting of the Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor was held on Wednesday, May 24, 1972, at 3:00 p.m. at the home of Mrs. George G. Cameron, 1515 Ottawa Drive, Ann Arbor
Those present were: Mrs. George G. Cameron {Vice-President), Miss Eleanor S. Coll ins, Mrs.William A. Frayer, Miss Helen B. Hall
(President), Mrs. Joseph R. Hayden, Mrs. David C. Huntington (Secretary), Mrs. Hayward Keniston, Mrs. Robert E. Mellencamp (Book Committee Chairman), Mrs. Howard H. Peckham {Treasurer), Mrs. James
M. Plumer, and Mrs. Millard H. Pryor.
Although sti 11 May, it was a typical, hot Ann Arbor summer
afternoon and the members appreciated the choice of ice tea in addition to the regular hot tea and coffee. Wehad an opportunity to hear of one anothers travels and activities while enjoying the delicious tea.
Miss Hall called the meeting to order at 3:45 and the minutes of the fall meeting, read by Mrs. Huntington, were approved. The corrections to earlier minutes (Apri 1 30, 1964 and April 28, 1967) wi 11 be inserted as addenda in the appropriate places in the book of minutes.
LAddendum to the minutes of Apri 1 30, 1964. November 3, 1971. Mrs. Youtz has left Ann Arbor and is no longer an active member of
the Ladies' Library Association. She is also not an emeritus _,_
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  member because she did not serve for over ten years.
Addendum to the Minutes nf Apri 1 28, 1967. November 3, 1971.
Mrs. Robert E. Mellencamp and Mrs. Howard H. Peckham were elected to membership in the Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor~/
Mrs. Huntington reported that letters had been sent to Mrs. Dodge, Mrs. Van Tyne and Mrs. Vibbert informing them of their
emeritus status. She also mentioned that our supply of Ladies' Library Association stationery is running low. Miss Hall wi 11 take care of ordering new stationery for the Association. Mrs. Cameron reported that Mrs. Dodge had written her explaining that she had moved to Florida permanently and therefore wnuld be unable to attend any meetings although in the past she had enjoyed both the meetings and the new books.
Mrs. Peckham reported that she had received a letter from Mildred Bautista on behalf of the Board of Education (March 7, 1972) thanking the Ladies' Library Association for the donation of art books to the Ann Arbor Public Library and two letters from Homer Chance (December 7, 1971 and February 17, 1972) thanking the Ladies' Library Association for the special contribution of $100 to be spent at Borders Book Shop and the $500 contribution for art books.
Mrs. Peckham, the treasurer, reported that the Ladies' Library Association income is up from last year and its assets have risen from $44,978 to $48,051. The total income for the year was $13,906 of which about $10,000 was used for the purchase of stocks. Mrs. Keniston moved and Miss Collins seconded the motion that the
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  Treasurer's report be accepted. It was accepted with admiration
and gratitude for the skillful handling of our finances. Mrs. Peckham recommended that $500 be given to the Public Library of Ann Arbor in July. Mrs. Pryor seconded the motion and it was carried.
The $100 special account to be spent at Borders Book Shop was discussed, It was felt to have worked out well, and should be reconsidered in the fall of 1972.
Ten cents annual dues were collected from all the members present.
Mrs. Mellencamp, chairman of the book committee, reported that twenty-nine titles, (31 volumes) had been added to the collection
of the Ann Arbor Public Library at an actual cost of $724.21, list price $1,008.35, at a savings of slightly over 28°/o. In addition
they added six titles purchased from Borders Book Shop with the special fund and Mrs. Cameron donated a book given to her as a member of the board of trustees of the University of Chicago. Thus a total of 36 titles have been donated to the Ann Arbor Library since our last meeting. Although not a member of the book committee, Mrs. Plumer recommended a bibliography of Oriental art books. Some of
the Chinese books arrived in time for the special Chinese exhibition held at the Library during President Nixon's visit to China. Mrs. Cameron moved and Mrs. Hayden seconded the motion that the report of the book committee be accepted. It was accepted with thanks for the splendid work they are doing. All of the Ladies• Library Association
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  members enjoyed browsing through these beautiful new books brought to the meeting by the book committee and Mrs. Keniston.
Mrs. W. Scott Westerman, Jr. and Mrs. Ell is A. Wunsch were elected to membership. When they accept, which we have great con- fidence that they will, our active membership wi 11 again be twenty.
In addition we have four emeriti members.
Miss Hall reported on the Ann Arbor Public Library Advisory
Committee of which she, as president of the Ladies' Library Association, is a member. The most important subjects discussed during the year were: 1) The enlarging of the committees,
2) A proposed site for a branch of the library to be located
in the northeast section of Ann Arbor, 3) The establishment of
a committee to study the use of the library. This committee will
do a survey of the current use of the library and work on a program of development. 4) The addition to the main library. In this connection Miss Hall wrote to the Ann Arbor Public Library dis- cussing possible changes involving the location of the art collection and the safe preservation of the corner stone and plaque. She asked
that the Ladies' Library Association be consulted before final plans were made. 5) The financial situation of the library is serious.
The funding is precarious and depends upon such things as the outcome
of the vote on property taxes, the graduated income tax, the use of fines, and the relation of the library to the school board. 6) The confidentiality of library records. A statement recommending con- fidentiality of library records wi 11 be drawn up and presented to
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  the school board for ratification. It is encouraging to learn that the citizens right to privacy is being reaffirmed, but discouraging to realize that free access to knowledge must be so vigi lently defended.
Mrs. Keniston reported for the nominating committee on the selection of officers for 1972-73. The same slate as last year was
presented:
Secretary:
Chairman:
the casting of a unanimous ballet,
President: Helen Hall, Vice-President: Margaret Cameron, Trudy Huntington, Treasurer: Dorothy Peckham, Book EmmaMellencamp. These officers were re-elected with
Miss Hall discussed the committee membership. She wi 11 continue to represent the Ladies' Library Association on the Ann Arbor Public Library Advisory Committee. She wi 11 confer with the Treasurer and the Chairman of the Book Committee about the make up of their committees. Miss Hall app9inted Alice Wethey to continue as
historian for the usual three year term (1972-75), and she wi11 consider appointing a committee to look into minor revisions in
the constitution.
At 5:15 Miss Collins moved and Mrs. Mellencamp seconded the
motion that the meeting be adjourned. annual meeting.
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Wehad had another pleasant
Respectfully
submitted,
1-..J'--c'-~L..,~ .r ... r ,...~_.
V
-,-A c._,
I /cA,<-<- I
Trudy Huntington
550

                       --·
[Retyped
s. Wethey,
COMPANY SHARES
INVES'rMENTS
PRICE
VALUE 3/13/72
DUQUESNE LIGHT EAS'l'MANKODl'.K HOUSEHOLDFINANCE pf. CONSUMERS' POWER
GEN. PUBLIC UTIL.
PHELPS DODGE 40 STAND. OIL IND.
DETROIT BANK MASS. INV. TRUST
40 7/8 100 65 5/8 64 50 5/8
308.76 310,00 80,00
84,00
203,56 98,14 275.42 55,50
$ 1,665.J.3
8;100.00 5,725,00 2,087.50 1,635.00 6,562.50 3,240,00 1,705.94 1,200.00
$ 45.068,44
Certif,
of Deposit
127 14.22
Savings account Checking account Cash on hand
Income
since
Apr.
Expenditures since Apr. Safety Deposit Box
1, 1971
Dues Dividends Interest Stock sale
Bala.nee Apr. Income since
Expenditures
1,665,13
94.40 Checking Account fees
11,209.92
5,00
1,100.00
2.60
9,815.38
10,922.98
2,938.38
41. 67 3.00
2,983.05
Treasurer
1,
,. ll
by Alice August, 1978]
$ 12,971.05
$
1972
1971
$
ll
31, Checking Acc't
LADIES' LIBFU-i..P.YASSOCIA'£ION
TREASURER.; S R.EPORr~,
March 31" 1972
DIVIDENDS $ 103.75
$
$
100 23
100 124
100 81
200 29 5/8 100 20 7/8
Total assets
1, 1971 1.60
$
2,938.38 41,67
3,00
48,051.49
934,98 12,971.05
13,906.03
10,922.90
2,983.05
Cash,
March
5/8
1/2
$ 2,362.50 146.00 12,4.50,00
Library Revolving Fund Stock purchases
Savings
Cash on hand
Dorothy K Peckham,
Acc't
551

    REPORTOF THE BOOKCOMMITTEE LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
May 21+, 19?2
The Book Committee of the ladies' library Association reports that since our last meeting in November, 19?1, a total of 29 titles (J1 volumes) has been added to the collection of the Ann Arbor
Public library, at an actual cost price totalled 81,008.35, a discount over 28%.
of $724.21, list of slightly
Of the 8100. voted to the special fund for purchase of remainder books at Border's Book Store, we have spent 36?.?0 for six additional titles, making a grand total of 35 new titles added to the art book collection.
Actually, the grand total should be 36,
since Mrs. George G. Cameron's generous gift of
Hans Huth's lac uer o the West the Histor o
Craft and an n us ry niv. o icago ress, 71) was gratefully received, and plated with the Associ- ation's bookplate.
Special thanks are also due Mrs. Carol Plumer for her expert assistance in recommending a biblio- graphy of Oriental art books, particularly Chinese. Some of these arrived in time for the special Chinese exhibition held be the Ann Arbor Public library
during President Nixon's visit to China.
We are also pleased to report that we are finally on an even financial keel: we are not over- spent, there are no outstanding orders, and we have, as of May 15, 8391.3? in available balance.
list of new titles hereto appended, Jp.
Respectfully submitted,
Eleanor s. Collins
Mrs. Robert Oneal
Emma H. Mellencamp, Chairman
552

      .,___,,
Art of Illumination: raeger, r. fr. Ital.
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION New Titles Received
Nov. J, 1971 to May 24, 1972 Bianchi BandineLLi, R. Rome, The later Empire,
Price
Roman Art Ed. Bowness,
Pf.aeger, 19 1. Ed. Gray, Cleve.
1970.
1971
(1960-69).
Barbara Hepworth, John Marin by John Marin. Holt,
Wethey, H.E. Portraits.
The Paintin}s Phaidon, 197
of
Titian,
V.II,
The
Jenyns, S. Travalos,
Japanese Pottery. John. Pictorial
Praeger, Dictionary
1971 Ancient
20.Jl
Athens. Praeger, 19?1
Sachs, Hill,
Hannelore.
1971
The Joray.
Renaissance Vasarely,
W6man.
v.II.
McGraw
Editions
50.00
12.95
45.00
J0.00
40.00
8.09 42. 75 18. 75
AD 200-400. Braziller, Alan. Scul~ture of
J0.00
27050 22.95 .30.00
& Kultermann. Michel, Walter. Wyndham Lewis:
Hofman, Werner,
in Color. Studio/Viking,
Modern
Architecture
& Marcel
Emanuel. Musical
Vasarely
du Griffon, 1970.
Winternitz,
Western
Instruments
1971
of
the
World. McGraw Hill, & Aeschlimann. The
D'Ancona
An Antholo Ms. rom the 6th to the 16th C.,
Rossi &Hunt. The Art of the Old West. Knopf, 1971.
25.00 15.6J 15.6.3
197
&Draw-
Pignatti, Terisio. Giorgione: Complete Edition. .35.00
R:intings ings. Un i v • of Cal. Press , l971
Ed. Jean Sutter. The Neo-Impressionists. New York Graphic Soc., 19?0
Trapp, Frank Anderson. The Attainment of Delacroix. Johns Hopkins Press, 1971
.35•00
27.50
.35.00
.32.50
?0.00 6.3.00
of
List
Actual
18.75
1 ?.19
14 . .31+
18. ?5
28.00
21.88 22.00 .31.50
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    NewTi.tles
Nov . .3, 19?1 to May 24, 19?2
The Arts ot China: Vol. Neolithic Culture
to the Tang Dynasty. V. II. Buddhist ~ave
Temples.
Feder, Norman. American Indian Art. Abrams,
19?1
Slive, Seymour. Frans Hals. 2 V. Phaidon, 19?1
Richter, Gisela. Engraved Gems of the
2?o50 2?o50
.35.00 18. 75 .30.00 27.00
50.00 40050 45.00 28.13
60.00 .37.50 .30.00 2?.00
.30.00 18. 75
25.00 2.3. 75 .35.00 21.88
Greeks and Etruscans, (Phaidon), 1971
v. 11. Praeger
Praeger
Posner, D. (Phaidon), 1971
2 V. and Illustrator,
Annibale Norman Rocnwell, Artist
Carracci.
Abrams, 19?0
Goodwin, Godfrey. A History of Ottoman
Architecture, Johns Hopkins Press, 19?1 Mellen, Peter. Jean Clouet, Phaidon, 19?1.
Newton, Norman.
Design on the Land: the Landsca e Architecture,
Dorigo, Wladimiro. Praeger, 1971 (c.19?0)
Late Roman Painting,
Genauer, Emilyo Chagall at the Met., Intro. by R. Bing. Metropolitan Opera Press, 1971.
.370 50
2.3.44
Page 2.
554

   '-
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION Border's Book Store Account
edo Rischbriter, Henning. Art and the Stage in the Twentieth Century, N.Y. Graphics, 1968
A Treasury of Japanese Woodmlock Prints,
tr. Don Kenny. Kikuchi, 8adao. ~rown, 1969
Art Treasures of Medieual Finland. Praeger, 1961
Whyte, Bertha Kitchell. Seuen Treasure
Cities of Latin America, October House, 1964
Leuinson-lessing. Baroque ,·reasures of the Hermitage, London, Hamlyn, 1965
Chinese Painting. Skira,
$ 1?.95
10.95 ?.95 5.95
8.95 15.95
555

  Dear Mrs. Cameron:
The notice of the
meeting
It is so many years since I
have been in A.A. either in the spring or the fall, that I for- got that I was still on the membership list. In fact I thought I had resigned shortly after my husband's death when I knew I would be away a great deal.
Now, however, I have given up my apartment at the Forest
Plaza and really moved down here. So please take me off the list.
I always enjoyed the meetings and the new books and the
little work I was called on to do occasionally. I hope all goes well.
Sincerely,
Caroline W. Dodge
{Mrs. Stanley D. Dodge)
P. S. Are you the Mrs. Cameron who lived on Vinewood? If so, Greetings!
Spring forwarded to me here in Florida.
of the Ladies Library was
The Langford Apts., Winter Park, Fla., May 15, 1972.
556

  Mrs. Charles 5 Roosevelt
Apt. 5G
At the Association
Vibbert
Place
New Jersey Dear Mrs. Vibbert:
07042
Montclair,
The Ladies' Library Association Ann Arbor, Michigan
May 20, 1972
fall meeting our president, the Ladies'
served
member
whether
membership, so
you as an emeritus member and to thank you for your many services.
In the future you will receive invitations to our meetings -- per- haps one of your trips back to Ann Arbor might coincide with a
(November
3, 1971) of Hall, reported
the Ladies'
that you had been
Helen
Library Association from your election in
a member of
1951 until you moved away from Ann Arbor in 1968 and that you had
devotedly for over ten of this "historic and
years august" formally
and were Association.
therefore
to record
Ladies'
May
you as an emeritus
Arbor, Michigan,
or not you were ever I, as secretary,
It
of your continuing
Library
Association
you for member
meeting.
your years of service
we thank
and happily Association
Huntington,
Library Association
greet
of Ann
of The
Sincerely,
Trudy
Ladies'
Ladies' Library
informed
take this opportunity
Secretary
Library
an emeritus is not clear
557

 The
Mrs. Stanley D. Dodge Langforrn Apartments
315 New England Ave. Winter Park, Florida
Dear Mrs. Dodge:
At the Association,
Ladies' Library Association Ann Arbor, Michigan
your
Library
trips back to Ann Arbor just might coincide with a
enjoy and
Florida and also your continuing august" Ladies' Library Association
Sincerely,
membership of Ann
"historic
32789
fall meeting
Helen Hall, our president, It was pointed out that
(November
Library
to Florida.
of the Ladies'
of service!
tive member,
the meetings,
a copy. We hope you will be able to visit us -- perhaps one of
3,
1971) of
reported
the Ladies'
that you had moved
you since
had been
member years
Library Association
We are sorry you will no longer be with us as an ac- but as an emeritus member you will receive notices of
and should we ever publish anything, you will be sent
Association
We would like to thank you for your many services.
meeting.
May 20, 1972
1940 --
Ladies'
May you
in our
Arbor, Michigan.
Trudy
The Ladies' Library Association
Huntington,
Secretary
an active over thirty
558

  \.......,'
Ann
tion
Arbor that just might coincide with a Ladies' Library Associa- meeting.
We would like to thank you for your many services and may you
The Ladies• Library Ann Arbor,
Mrs. Josselyn Van Tyne Carmel Valley Manor
Box 6087
Carmel, California 93521
Dear Mrs. Van Tyne:
Association Michigan
May 20, 1972
We missed you at the fall meeting (November 3, 1971) of the Ladies' Library Association and learned that you were moving from Ann Arbor. It was pointed out that you had been a member of The Ladies' Library Association since 1951 -- twenty years of service! We are sorry you will no longer be with us as an active member but as an emeritus member you will receive notices of the meetings,
and should we ever publish anything, you will be sent a copy. We hope that you will be able to visit us -- perhaps a trip back to
enjoy
toric and august" Michigan.
and also your continuing membership
Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor,
Sincerely,
Trudy Huntington, Secretary Ladies' Library Association
"his-
California
in our
559

  Mrs. W. Scott Westerman 1926 Hampton Court
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dear Mrs. Westerman:
At
Ann Arbor body.
The
the Annual you were
Meeting elected
of the
a member of
Library
historic
Association
of
of the
what
archaic
but still useful meetings.
Sincerely yours,
Trudy Huntington Secretary
The
Ann Arbor,
Trudy Huntington,
Ladies
Dear Trucly:
Ladies Library
well as reading an attractive
Library Michigan
Association
Secretary
I
accept, Association.
the article opportunity.
pleasure, the Discussion
invitation with you
to join the
at two meetings
a year (one in
compris- another
with
Ladies'
enclosed Library
We hope you will accept our election and join us in our some-
xerox Association.
gives
you an idea of The duties are
the function not arduous,
the fall,
Ladies'
ing attendance
in the spring) and an occasional stint on a committee or as an officer.
this
and
august
concerning
the d2.te, !:iovernber 1st, for the fall
P.elen sooke cf
meeting. It will be good to meet your MeMbers at that time.
Sincerely,
rlarcy Hesterman
September 24, 1972
this organization,
and Helen
Eall, as make it
560

  Mrs. 2031 Ann
A. Wunsch Hill St.
Ellis
Arbor, Michigan Dear Mrs. Wunsch:
48104
Meeting elected
We hope you will accept our election and join us in our some- what archaic but still useful meetings.
Sincerely yours,
Trudy Huntington Secretary
At
Ann Arbor you were
body.
of the
a member of
Library this historic
Association of
The
enclosed
Library Association. The duties are not
and
function
august
of the
the Annual
Ladies'
xerox gives you an idea of the
Ladies'
ing attendance at two meetings a year (one in the fall, another in the spring) and an occasional stint of a committee or as an officer.
September 24, 1972
arduous,
compris-
561

 \.._,I
Secretary Mrs. R. Perry
1555
2037
2100 2222
1600
501
2108 Vinewood
1501 Golden 715 Spring
EMERITAE MEMBERS
Dodge, 315 New England Ave., Winter Park,
Mrs.
Mrs. Mrs.
Miss
Mrs. Mrs. Miss
Mrs. Mrs. Mrs.
MEMBERSand OFFICERS John Alexander (1957)
Arno L. Bader (1960) George Cameron (1962)
Vice-President
Eleanor S. Collins (1956)
William A. Frayer (1951)
Cameron Haight (1951)
Helen B. Hall (1948) President
1972-1973
788 Arlington
285 Orchard 1515 Ottawa
703 South
1939 Jackson Avenue 2112 Vinewood
715 South Forest
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs. Mrs.
Mrs. Mrs. Mrs.
Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs.
Hayward
Fuller
Brooklyn
Road
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Representative
Library Council Hayden (1930)
Joseph
James
David
R.
1530 Hill Street
Griffith
Huntington
Hays (1930) (1970)
Innes Keniston Mellencamp
(1960)
(1957)
Hill Street
662-3902
662-4164
769-0238
662-2130 662-2118 668-6225
32789
93921 J.07042
48103
Robert
Chairman Book Committee
Robert Oneal (1970) Howard Peckham {1966)
Treasurer
James Plumer (1951) Millard Pryor (1960) Harold E. Wethey (1951)
Onandaga
Stanley
Fla.
Calif.
Van Tyne, Vibbert,
Carmel
Roosevelt Jackson
Josselyn
Charles
John Winter, 1939
5
Valley Manor, Carmel, Place, SC, Montclair,
(1966)
663-5879 663-5898 662-9109
663-6255
663-4520 668-8033
668-6331 Washtenaw 662-1430 Geddes Avenue 761-8331
Valley 1510 Cambridge
N. Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Hills Drive
Forest
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   343 S. Fifth Ave. Ann Arbor, Mich. 48108 (313) 663-3301 Homer R- Chance, Director
Mrs. Howard H. Peckham 2108 Vinewood
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
August 10, 19 72
Dear Mrs. Peckham:
I have forwarded to the Board of Education the information on the
Ladies Library's recent donation of $500.00 for the purchase of ad- ditional art books. You should be hearing from them soon.
Again accept my great appreciation for your groups contribution to a truly outstanding art collection for the citizens of Ann Arbor.
HRC/ah
Sincerely
~~c~
Homer R. Chance
Director of Libraries
A Community Service of the Ann Arbor Public Schools
563

   ANN
ARBOR
OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
2S~3 SOUTH STATE aT'REltT ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48104
TELEPHONE 665•7711
ANN
ARBOR
ANN
PUBLIC SCHOOLS
-:- MICHIGAN
September 5, 1972
R. BRUCE McPHERSON SUPERINTENDENT
Mrs. Howard Peckham 2108 Vinewood Blvd. Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dear Mrs. Peckham:
48104
The Board of Education approved the request of the Ladies Library Association to add $500.00 to the
Ann Arbor Public Library's Revolving Fund. On behalf of the Board of Education, we are most appreciative
of your contribution.
1a
cc: R.B. McPherson T. Heusel
H. Chance
Gratefully,
BJ__e~
Richard C. Creal
Secretary, Education
Board of
564

 The Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan Fall Meeting--November 1, 1972
The fall meeting of the Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor was held on Wednesday, November 1, 1972 at 3:00 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Millard H. Pryor, 715 Spring Valley Road, Barton Hills, Ann Arbor.
Those present were: Mrs. John Alexander, Mrs. Arno L. Bader, Mrs. Margaret Cameron (Vice-President), Miss Eleanor Collins, Mrs. William Frayer, Mrs. Careron Haight, Miss Helen Hall (President), Mrs. Joseph R. Hayden, Mrs. David C. Huntington (Secretary), Mrs.
Perry Innes, Mrs. Hayward Keniston, Mrs. Robert E. Mellencamp (Book Committee Chairman), Mrs. Robert M. Oneal, Mrs. Howard H. Peckham
(Treasurer), Mrs. James M. Plumer, Mrs. Millard H. Pryor, Mrs. W. Scott Westerma~,Jr., Mrs. Harold E. Wethey, Mrs. Ellis A.Wunsch.
The view from the hillside house through the trees, across the stream and lake had some of the qualities of an old Japanese print. The soft atmosphere of a rainy afternoon and the muted colors of late autumn leaves made us appreciate both the loveliness of nature and the cosiness of friends gathered inside.
Miss Hall called the meeting to order at 3:50. She thanked
Mrs. Pryor for her hospitality and introduced our new members, Mrs. Westerman and Mrs. Wunsch who were enthusiastically welcomed. The minutes of the spring meeting were read by Mrs. Huntington and approved.
Mrs. Peckham, the treasurer, reported that our total assets
had increased by $4,000 since April 1, 1972. Our portfolio was changed
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 by the sale of stock in Massachusetts Investors Trust and the purchase of stock in Mobil Oil and Saveway. We now have stock in ten companies; six have increased in value and three have dropped (but only slightly.)
We have $1,700 on hand. Mrs. Peckham recommended that we donate $500 to the Ann Arbor Public Library in January for the purchase of art books. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Pryor and passed unan- imously. The treasurer's report was accepted and Mrs. Peckham was thanked for her skillful handling of our finances.
Mrs. Mellencamp, chairman of the book committee, reported that seven new titles have been added to the collection of the Ann Arbor Public Library. These books were purchased at a discount of 23~% which is lower than usual but because most of them came from univer- sity presses generous discounts were not available. Twenty other
titles are on order including seven from the Pelican History of Art series. Our last purchase from this series was in 1966 and now the series will be brought up to date and be available for serious history of art researchers who use the Public Library. Members of the Ladies' Association were thanked for their suggestions of titles to be pur- chased. Members of the committee were thanked for their excellent
work and the report was accepted. James Plumer's book, edited by Carol Plumer was published in Japan and has been ordered. There was some problem because there was no local distributor.
The members of the Book Committee are Mrs. Mellencamp (chairman), Miss Collins and Mrs. Oneal; Mrs. Wunsch will be added to the
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 committee.
There was a brief discussion of the availability of art books
to the branch libraries. It is not feasible to duplicate expensive art books for the branch libraries as there is relatively little
demand for them and they can be requested, if needed, from the main library.
There is still $30.00 on account at Borders Book Store. No more money will be allocated to Borders at this time. Mr. Wilson can
use a portion of the $500 for local buying if these seem feasible.
The letters from Mrs. Van Tyne, Mrs. Dodge and Mrs. Vibbert were read. The ten dollar contribution from Mr. Vibbert will be used
for the purchase of a special book and it will be noted on the book- plate that it is a gift from Mrs. Vibbert. The check was given to Mrs. Mellencamp who will pass it on to Mrs. Peckham.
Mrs. Philip Youtz of Huron Towers who was formerly a member
has returned to Ann Arbor. She will be invited to attend our meetings as a former member.
The concensus was that the constitution did not need to be changed at this time.
Miss Hall will arrange to have some new letterheads printed for the Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor and give some of the sheets to Mrs. Mellencamp, Mrs. Peckham and Mrs. Huntington.
Miss Hall reported on the Library Advisory Committee. There is a survey in process on the use of the library. The building
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 addition will improve the general layout and hopefully enable the meeting room and restrooms to be used when the rest of the library
is locked. Miss Hall pointed out our concern and interest in the
well being of th& plaque and cornerstone. Finances are still a problem for the Ann Arbor Public Library. The school administration would
like to use the library as part of the school. A small garden would be a great addition to the library. It is estimated that it would take about $7,000 for· this project. However there is no money for
this project and interested people are being sought as well as ideas for fund raising and ideas about the garden.
A nominating committee consisting of Mrs. Wethey, chairman, Mrs. Bader and Miss Collins was appointed to fill positions for
1973-74.
The scrapbook made by Mrs. Hays was brought to the meeting by
Mrs. Haight and passed around. It contains many newspaper clippings
pertaining to the present library building. scrapbook to the Ladies' Library Association. Mrs. Wethey, the historian.
With business pleasantly accomplished, at 4:50.
Mrs. Hays has given the It was turned over to
the meeting adjourned
Respectfully submitted,
Trudy Huntington
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                  ..........
1 TREASURER'S REPO.R'l
----------------·-----------------
COMPANY SHARES
DUQUESNELIGHT EASTMANKODAK 100 HOUSEHOLDFINANCE pf. 100 CONSUMERS:iPOWER 200 GENERALPUBLIC u·rIL. 100 PHELPS DODGE
STAND, OIL INDIANA
.MOBIL OIL 50 SAFEWAYSTORES 50 DETROIT BANK
VALUE
10/29/72 2,312.50
13.812.50
8,275.00
5,600.00
2,150.00
1,575.00
7,93:.50
3,425.00
1,850,00
3,296,00
-·---
50,233.50
1,708.03 74.32
4,10 52,019.95
Meeting 5.00
500.00
1.40
Income
since
Annual
Expenditures Safety Deposit
since
Annual
Dues
Dividends Interest
Sale of stock
$
Box Checking Account fees
$
Balance Apr. l, 1972 $ 2.983.05
l!
Income
since
"
Alice
1978]
" "
S.
3,995.75
$ 6,978.80 5,192.53
$1,786.45
Wethey
Acc't Checking Acc't
Expenditures
[Retyped by August
Cash on hand
$1,708.03 74.32
4.10
$1,786.45
Treasurer
LADIES' LIBE.AilYl\SSOCIATION
Total
Meeting
1.10 1,046.40
65.31 2,882.94
assets
$
$ 3,995.75
Purchase
Cash, Savings
of stock
November
4,6u5,95 $ 5,192.35
1972
100
$
40 100
64
Total
value
of
28
21 1/2 39 3/8 79 3/8 68 1/2 37
51 1/2
stocks
$
Savings
Checking account Cash on hand
,
.
November
PRICE
23 1/8 138 1/8 82 3/4
1,
J 972
account
Library Fund
Dorothy
K. Peckham,
569

   REPORT OF THE BOOK COMMITTEE LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Nouember 1, 19?2
The Book Committee of the Ladies' Library Association reports that since our last meeting in May, 19?2,
a total of seuen titles
added to the collection
Library, at an actual
8212.50, a discount of about 231⁄4%. This discount
rate is Lower than usual, since more than half were various university presses which do not give the generous discounts of commercial publishers.
Since seven new titles seem a rather puny addition,
we would like to report that twenty other titles are on order and only now arriuing. Among these twenty are seuen of the Pelican History of Art series which are of a somewhat more scholarly format than our average selection. The Association had been pur-
chasing titles from this series, but none since 1966. With the book budget balanced, we were able to bring
the series up to date, this upon the sugge£tion of
our President and the firm approval of Mr. Gene Wilson, Head of Research Dept., who feels that Ann Arbor has
a sizeable group of serious history of art reseabchers
to whom the University Library collection is not readily aua i lab le.
Our thanks to those who have telephoned or sent sug-
gested titles. With Arbor, book selection
time-consuming.
List of new titles hereto appended, lp.
book stores disappearing in Ann
(eight volumes) has been of the Ann Arbor Public
cost of 816?.51, list price
is somewhat more tentative
and
Respectfully submitted,
Eleanor S. Collins
Mrs. Robert Oneal
Emma H. Mellencamp, Chairman
570

    Boggs, Jean
Canada. Oxford Univ. Press, 1971
Price
List $ 2?.50
25.00
Actual 24. ?5
15.63
33.25 28.00
20.00
21.88
24.00
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION New Titles Received
May 24 to November 1, 19?2
Southerland. National Gallery of
Howat, John K. The Hudson River and its Painters. Studio/Viking, 1972
Philip, Lotte Brand. The Ghent Altarpiece
and the 4rt of Jan van Eyck. Princeton,
1972 35.00
Benevolo, Leonardo. History of Modern Archi- tecture. 2 Vols. MITPress, 1972
Klingender, Francis. Animals in Art and Thou~ht: to the End of the Middle Ages. MIT ress, 1971
Schmitz, Carl A. Oceanic Art: Nyth, Man and Image in the South Seas. Abrams, 19?1
Valsecchi, Marco. Landscape Paintin~ of
the Nineteenth Century. N.Y. Grap ic Soc.,
'T971
35.00
25.00
35.00
30.00
571

    343 $. Fifth Ave. Ann Arbor, Mich. 48108 (313) 663-3301
~1rs. Howard Peckham, Treasurer The Ladies Library Association 2108 Vinewood Blvd.
Ann Arbor, :'lichigan 48104
Homer R. Chance, Director
Dear '!rs. Peckham:
Weacknowledge with great appreciation the check for $500.00 from
the Ladies Library Association. I will forward this gift to the Board of Education for their formal approval.
I'm sure your group will be interested in the efforts of the Public Library Advisory Committee to obtain the approval of the Board of Education for a soecial public library millage request on an early ballot. If this approval is forthcoming the support of your group in obtaining nassage of such a request would be most welcome.
It seems to many of us who have studied the problem that this course
is the most desirable one. Our future is precarious under many of the pro- posals for financing the school orogram and we feel that a special voted operational millage for the library will be more likely to assure our
continued
existance.
We welcome your
comments or suggestions.
[February
15, 1973)
~2~
Homer R. Chance Director of Libraries
Sincerely Yours,
A Communuty Service of the_Ann Arbor PubIic Schools
572

 The Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan Spring Meeting--May 1, 1973
The spring meeting of the Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor
was held on Tuesday, May 1st, 1973, at 3:00 P.M. at the home of Mrs. Harold
Wethey, 1510 Cambridge Road, Ann Arbor.
Those present were: Mrs. John Alexander, Mrs. Arno L. Bader, Miss
Eleanor Collins, Mrs. Cameron Haight, Miss Helen Hall (president), Mrs. Joseph R. Hayden, Mrs. David C. Huntington (secretary), Mrs. Perry Innes, Mrs. Hayward Keniston, Mrs. Robert E. Mellencamp (Book Chairman), Mrs. Robert Oneal, Mrs. Howard Peckham (treasurer), Mrs. James Plumer, Mrs. W. Scott Westerman, Jr., and Mrs. Harold Wethey. Mrs. Philip Youtz, a former member was also present.
The gracious, childhood home of Mrs. Wethey to which they have re- cently returned was enjoyed by everyone as we visited during tea.
Miss Hall called the meeting to order at 4:00 o'clock. She welcomed Mrs. Youtz, a former member, back to Ann Arbor and to our spring meeting. Miss Hall thanked our hostess, Mrs. Wethey, for a lovely tea and for host- ing the meeting in spite of the fact that she is leaving next week for
an extended trip to Europe.
The minutes of the fall meeting were read by Mrs. Huntington and approved.
The Treasurer, Mrs. Peckham, reported a total income of $7,776 from April 1, 1972 to March 31, 1973. Expenditures, including the donation
of $1,000 to the Ann Arbor Public Library and $4,685 for the purchase of stock, amounted to $5,705. The detailed report is appended to these
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  minutes. Mrs. Peckham suggested we buy stock in round lots and~whose dividends have increased. Mrs. Wethey moved and Mrs. Alexander seconded the motion that Mrs. Peckham and the finance committee use their judge- ment in the purchase of new stock. The position was passed unanimously. Mrs. Peckham moved and Mrs. Bader seconded the motion that $500 be for- warded to the Ann Arbor Public Library July 1, 1973 to be used for the purchase of art books. The motion passed unanimously. The Treasurer
will obtain an audit of the Ladies' Library Association records. Miss Hall thanked the finance committee for their splendid work.
Mrs. Mellencamp reported that since the November meeting 37 new titles had been selected for addition to the Ann Arbor Public Library collection. Thirty of these titles have already been received. The dis- count on these books was just under 32%. The report of the book com-
mittee is attached to these minutes, it was accepted and the committee was thanked for the fine purchases. The membe~of the Ladies' Library Association all enjoy being able to look through the new books at our meetings. It was recorded that the book The Sculpture of Falconet by George Levitine be given to the Library in Mrs. Vibbert's name.
Annual dues of ten cents were collected from each member present.
The illustration of the original Ladies' Library Association buil- ding from The Inland Architect and Builder of 1885 has been framed and
is being kept by Miss Hall until the new addition to the Ann Arbor Public Library is more nearly finished and the picture can be safely hung in
the library.
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 The new stationary was passed around. Miss Hall was able to acquire almost an exact copy of the old stationary.
As president of the Ladies' Library Association, Miss Hall has been Advisory
attending the Library}\ Council meetings and has been appointed record- ing secretary. Mrs. Kenisten added that Mr. Chance had commented they had never had such beautiful minutes. The Public Library continues to have financial problems. Although it is used as school library by the Community High School students, the percentage of the school budget go- ing to the Library has gone down. It is important that a special millage for the library be passed at the June 11, 1973 Public School Election.
Mrs. Wethey moved and Mrs. Haight seconded the motion that the Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor record their support for the June 11th millage proposal for the Ann Arbor Public Library. The motion passed
and a news release about the motion will be sent to the Ann Arbor News.
A copy of this release is attached to the minutes.
Miss Hall reported on her two years as president of the Ann Arbor Ladies' Library Association. Although the constitution calls for a written report from all officers. She pointed out that her activities
had been reported in the minutes and anything more would be superfulous. She thanked all the officers for their work and the hostesses. She said she enjoyed her tenure as president and that it could not have come at
a better time.
Mrs. Wethey reported for the nominating committee (Mrs. Bader, Miss Collins, Mrs. Wethey, chairman) on the new slate of officers. They are:
President: Mrs. Joseph R. Hayden
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 Miss ballot be Miss
Vice-President: Mrs. Robert E. Mellencamp
Book Chairman: Mrs. Ellis A. Wunsch
Treasurer: Mrs. Howard H. Peckham will continue until the fall
of 1973, then Mrs. Harold Wethey will be treasurer. Secretary: Mrs. David Huntington
Collins moved and it was generally seconded that a unanimous cast electing the slate of office. It was so done.
Hall formally turned over the meeting to the new president,
Mrs. Hayden, giving her her various papers and the key to the safety de- posit box.
Mrs. Hayden, said that she was flattered to be chosen the new pre- sident of the Ladies' Library Association.
Mrs. Keniston moved that the outgoing officers be thanked for their services and that the nominating committee be thanked for the slate of new officers.
The spring meeting adjourned at 5:20 after another, pleasant, pro- fitable afternoon.
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Respectfully submitted,
Gertrude Huntington
576

 NEWSRELEASE Ann Arbor News
The Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan, founded in 1866 to form a municipal book collection, passed a resolution at their spring meeting, May 1, 1973 supporting the Library Millage Proposition in the June 11, 1973 Public School Election.
Since 1931 the Ladies' Library Association has purchased art books for the Ann Arbor Public Library. During the last several years they have contributed $1,000.00 worth of art books to the Library each year.
Mrs. David C. Huntington 2037 Geddes Ave.
Ann Arbor, Mich.
761-8331
Secretary,
Ladies' Library
48104
Association
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           TREASURER'S REPORT
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION April 1, 1972
-·March 3 J.., 1973
INVESTMENTS
COM?ANY SHP,RES PRICE DIVIDENDS 3/31/72
CONSUMERS' POWER DUQUESNE LIGHT DETROIT BANK EASTMAN KODAK GENERAL PUB. UTIL. HOUSEHOLDFINANCE pf. PHELPS DODGE
MOBIL OIL SAFEWAYSTORES STANDARDOIL IND.
400.00 100 23 1/8 166.00 64 49 1/3 161.28 100 141 139.00 100 21 1/8 160.00
100 58 237.:>2 40 45 3/8 84.00 so 69 7/8 102.50 so 37 1/8 34.38
100 87 1/2 241.60
VALUE
$ 5,700.00 2,312.50 3,144.00
14,100.00
2,112.50
5,800.00 1,815.00 3,493.75 1,856.25 8,750.00
... 49,084.00
2,005.59 60.80
4.50 $ 51,154.89
1,000.00
2.10
5.00 12.82
$1,019.92
Treasurer
Balances
and Income acc't 4/1/72
Savings account Checking account Cash on hand
Total assets
2,938.38 41. 67
14.50 102.29
2,934.76 18.88
1,726.28 $ 7,776.76
Wethey
Expenditures
A.A. Public Lib. Checking charges Safety Box Secretary's
Savings
Checking
Dues and cash on hand
Savings, Stock Rights, Dividends
[Retyped
interest
supplies
" 11
11
sale, last Gen.Pub.Util.
Div.
by Alice August, 1978]
Dorothy
K.
Peckham,
S.
200 32 1/4
$
1,726.28
<::
578

   -
REPORTOF THE BOOKCOMMITTEE LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
May 1, 19?3
The Book Committee of the Ladies' Library Asso- ciation reports that since our last meeting on No- vember 1, 19?2, a total of JO titles (31 volumes)
has been added to the collection of the Ann Arbor Public Library, at a list price of $880.50, but an actual cost of $600.48, a discount of just under 32%. Seven books are still on order, but not yet received, so that the official available balance
of 9313.56 will be somewhat higher when these seven have been received and discounts noted.
The Committee did its best to act upon Mrs. Cameron's suggestion that the Association buy a book
in Mrs. Charles Vibbert's honor. Nothing of note appeared at Border's bookstore, which the Ann Arbor library did not already possess; and McGraw-Hill
has apparently abandoned the series The Woman in Art the fourth volume of which might have been a fr#ing choice. However, our President, Miss Helen Hall came to the rescue with the suggestion that
we purchase the catalogue of the exhibition of Ff~nch painters in Russian collections, which ex- ht~ttion recently opened at the National Gallery
in Washington, co-sponsored by the Knoedler Galleries of New York.Miss Hall even supplied the complete ad- dress of the official to whom to write. So far,
we have received no further information from the
National
ressionists
Gallery, but understand its and Neo-im ressionists
title is Im- rom Russia. ute an ope
A list of new titles is hereto appended, Jpp.
Respectfully submitted,
Eleanor Coilins
Zibby Oneal
Ann Wunsch
Emma H. Mellencamp, Chairman
t is wou tng tri
et in
it will be approved.
579

    ~
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION New Titles Received
November 1, 1972 - April 25, 197.3
Aragon, Louis. Henri Matisse 2V, Harcourt Hrace, 1972
1175.00 29.50 .32.50 25.00 37.50 /+0.00
20.00
29.50
25.00
.35.00
28.00
15.00
Cirlot, Juan a Genius.
Eduardo. Praeger,
Picasso:
1972
Birth and the
Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut
Model Book. Univ. of Missouri Press, 1 ?2
Jaworska, Wladyslawa. Pont Aven School.
Gauguin
New York Graphics,1972
Leymarie, Jean. the Century.
Meiss, Millard
conti Hours. Braziller, 1972
Sandars, Europe.
Nancy K. (Pelican
Prehistoric Art
197-·
Boethius, Axel & John
Roman Architecture. Penguin Books, 19?_
Etruscan &
Beckwith, zantine
Books,
John.
Art. 19? _.
Early (Pelican
Christian
Series)
& By- Penguin
(ed.). The Gottin~en
Picasso: the Artist Viking, 1972
& Edith Kirsch. The
of
Vis-
in
Books,
Series)
Penguin
Aubert,
Be~inning of the Gothic Period 1 1140- 12 5. Hacker Art Books, 19?2
Plumer, James Marshall, ed. carol Plumer. Temmoku o Chi en.
okyo,
Phebus, Geo. J. Alaskan Eskimo Life in the 1890's as Sketched by Native Artists.
Smtthsonian Inst. Press, Geo. Brazilier, 1972
Marcel.
French
Sculpture
at the
Ward.
(Peli can Seri esJ,
of
List
Actual
46.88
18.44
20 . .31 20.00 2.3.44 21.88
12.50
18.44
15. 6.3
.3.3.25
28.00
PRICE
580

        ~winton,
N.Y. Graphics, 19 2
Arslan, Eduardo. Venice. (tr.
Hansen, Hans Jurgen. Centur Art· th Pompous~. Mc
New Tities Received
November 1, 1972 - April 25, 197.3
Page 2.
of the Eskimo. Architecture
Praegeb, 1972
Welch, Stuart Carey. A King's Book of
Kings. N. Y. Metro. Mus. Press, 1972
List 18.50
.35.00
25.00
.37. 50
21.00
25.00
25.00
17.50!
.30.00
25.00
25.00
16.50
17.50
-----
Actual 11.56
21.88
21.88
2 .3.44 12.47
15.6.3
15.6.3
10.94
28.50
15.63
10 . .31
10.94
Geo. Scul,ture
Westheim. Paul. Prehispanic Putnam, 1972
The Most o~ John Held~. Press, 1 ?2
Mexican Art. Stephen Greene Nineteenth
Gothic
Anne t:nge l) Pha idon/
in
e The Art of Ancient
Bihalji-herin, Oto. Great Masks, Prehistoric to Modern. Abrams, 1971
Anton, Ferdinand. Peru. Putnam, 19?2
Forsyth, I Wood Sc
Gaunt, Wm. The Restless Centuru:
ing in Britain 1800-1900. Phaidon,1972
Hayes, John. Rowlandson: Watercolors Drawings. Phaidon, 19?2
Leuzinger, Elsy. The Art of Black Africa.
N.Y.
Levitine,
N.Y.
Graphics,
Geo.
Graphics,
1972
The Sculpture
1973
of
Falconet.
oma-
Paint-
&
581

   New Titles Received
November 1, 1972 - April 25, 19?3
Page 3.
Vervliet, H.D.L. The Book Through 5000 Years. Phaidon/Praeger
Wenzel, Marian. House Decoration in Nubia. Univ. of Toronto Press, 19?2
Lasko, Peter. Ars Sacra [rom 800-1200.
List
60.00
20.00
35.00
30.00
25.00
I? 0 oo
Actual
3?.50 17.00 21.88 16.16
25.35
(Pelican
Historical Peking,
Series)
Relics Foreign
Penguin
Unearthed langcqges
Books, 1972/3 in New China.
Press, 19?2
Clark, Robert J. The Arts &Crafts Move- ment in America~ 18?6-1916. Princeton Univ. Press, 19 2
582

  President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Chairman Book Representative
Committee Library
Council
Mrs. Scott
788 Arlington
Westerman
66"3-5879
663-5898
662-9109 663-6255
663-4520 668-8033 668-6331 662-1430 761-8331 662-3902 662-4164
769-0238
662-2130
662-2118 668-6225 995-0595
32789
93921
07042
48103
Johnnie Alexander Marian Bader Margaret Cameron Eleanor Collins Bertha Frayer
Isabel Haight Helen Hall
Betty Hayden Mary Hays
Trudy Huntington Joan Innes Roberta Keniston Emma Mellencamp Zibby Oneal Dorothy Peckham
(Mrs. John)
Carol
Mary Alice Ann
Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs.
1930
1940
1948
1951
1951
1951
1951
1951
1956
1957
1960
Plumer (Mrs. James)
Pryor (Mrs. Millard) Wethey {Mrs. Harold)
LADIES'
LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
MEMBERSand OFICERS OFFICERS
1973 - 1974
Mrs. Joseph Hayden Mrs. Robert Mellencamp
Mrs. David Huntington Mrs. Harold Wethey
Mrs. Ellis Wunsch
Wunsch {Mrs. Ellis) EMERITAEMEMBERS
MEMBERS
{Mrs.
(Mrs.
(Miss
(Mrs. William) (Mrs. Cameron) (Miss Helen) (Mrs. Joseph) (Mrs. Griffith) (Mrs. David) (Mrs. Perry) (Mrs. Hayward) (Mrs. Robert) (Mrs. Robert) (Mrs. Howard)
Orchard Hills Ottawa Drive South Forest
1939 Jackson Avenue 2112 Vinewood
715 South Forest 1530 Hill Street 1555 Washtenaw
2037 Geddes Avenue 2100 Hill Street 2222 Fuller Road 1600 Brooklyn
501 Onandaga 2106 Vinewood 5101 Golden
715 Spring Valley 1510 Cambridge
2031 Hill Street
Arno) 285 George) 1515 Eleanor) 703
Stanley Dodge, 315 New England Ave., Winter Park,
Josselyn Van Tyne, Carmel Valley Manor, .Carmel, Calif. Charles Vibbert, 5 Roosevelt Place, SC, .Montclair, N. J. John Winter, 1939 Jackson Avenue, Ann Aibor, Michigan
Hays
Dodge
Hall,
Haight
Plumer
Van Tyne (Emerita 1971)
1962 Bader
1962 Cameron
1966 Mellencamp
1966 Peckham
1970 Huntington
1970 Oneal
1972 Westerman
1972 Wunsch
1929 Winter (Emerita
Vibbert
Wethey Collins Keniston
Innes
(Emerita 1968)
(Emerita H.
1971)
YEAR OF ELECTION TO MEMBERSHIP 1960 Pryor
Fla.
1970)
583

  The Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan Fall Meeting--November 1, 1973
The fall meeting of the Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor was held on Thursday, November 1, 1973, at 3:00 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Joseph R. Hayden, 1530 Hill Street, Ann Arbor.
Those present were: Mrs. John Alexander, Mrs. George G. Cameron, Miss Helen B. Hall, Mrs. Joseph R. Hayden (President), Mrs. David C. Huntington (Secretary), Mrs. Robert E. Mellencamp (Vice-President),
Mrs. James Plumer, Mrs. Millard H. Pryor, Mrs. W. Scott Westerman, Jr., Mrs. Harold E. Wethey, Mrs. Ellis A. Wunsch and Mrs. Philip Youtz.
It was a windy, autumn day, and although it was already November there were fresh flowers from Mrs. Hayden's garden on the tea table and in the living room. Weenjoyed avacado sandwiches and cocoanut cake while we chatted over our tea.
The President, Mrs. Hayden, called the meeting to order at
4:05 p.m. The minutes of the spring meeting were read by Mrs. Huntington. The name of the Library Committee of the Ann Arbor Public Library was corrected to read, "The Library Advisory Committee" (page 3). The minutes were then approved.
Mrs. Plumer asked if Mrs. Vibbert had been informed that the
book, The Sculpture of Falconet by George Levitine, had been given to the library in her name. Miss Hall said she had written to Mrs. Vibbert.
Mrs. Wethey gave the treasurer's report. The total value of our stocks is $47,827, our total assets are $50,482, the income since April
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  has been $1,091. The money on hand is $2,655. The Treasurer's
report is appended to these minutes. Mrs. Alexander moved and Mrs. Mellencamp seconded the motion that the Treasurer's report be accepted. It was so done.
Mrs. Wunsch gave the book committee report. Fourteen titles
have been ordered for the Ann Arbor Public Library of which seven
have been received. They represent a list price of $187 and an
actual cost of $120. All the new titles are in circulation except
for the one book that has not yet been cataloged. The new titles
were read and a copy of the list will be sent to the members by
Mrs. Wunsch. Mrs. Hayden thanked Mrs. Wunsch and said that Ann Arbor is enriched by the new additions for the Library.
Miss Hall, our representative to the Library Advisory Committee, reported that the millage of June 11, 1973, passed. The construction
on the addition to the library is going well with the opening scheduled for the end of January. The permanent location for the art books
has not yet been determined. The Advisory Committee is studying the problem of parking and the future location of branch libraries.
Mrs. Wethey moved that the names of the President and Treasurer
be changed at the Ann Arbor Bank to enable them to transact financial business. Miss Hall seconded the motion and it was passed. On
Mrs. Wethey's recommendation it was moved by Mrs. Wunsch and seconded by Mrs. Pryor that the method of keeping financial records be changed to make the fiscal year coincide with the calendar year and to follow
the new methods of bookkeeping established by the 'rreasurer. An -2-
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 example of this method is appended to these minutes.
Mrs. Wethey will transcribe the data from the old Treasurers'
books which vary in size and format, into books of uniform size. The old Treasurers' books will be donated to the Historical Association.
Mrs. Westerman moved and Mrs. Pryo~ seconded the motion that the Ladies' Library Association donate $500 to the Ann Arbor Public Library in January 1974. The motion passed ..
Mrs. Plumer explained that one month this year will have as
its theme "The Library." She suggested that someone perhaps Mrs. Wethey the historian should find out which month this will be and that
perhaps if it is at the correct time of year we could have a
Strawberry Social which was one of the original ways the Ladies'
Library Association raised money.
Mrs. Pryor inquired about the care of the Ladies' Library corner stone during the remodeling of the Ann Arbor Public Library. Helen Hall has been acting as guardian of the stone and will so continue.
Mrs. Pryor moved and Mrs. Alexander seconded the motion for adjournment which passed. With friendships renewed and business completed, the meeting adjourned at 5:30.
Respectfully submitted,
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   TREASURER'S REPCRT
Octobe= 3, J.973
going Library
outlined
officer
and
continued
prepared
the
to t~ke care financial
of the funds of report for the fall it, and thereafter
future reports:
the Ladies' meeting. orally
I
typed the report
a
and for
the
presented
handling
calendar
1~
new pattern That we go on
year for our financial
the annual reports of divi-
get a new treasurer, name and address.
Only the bank will need to have the new
3~ A full Annual Meeting,
report which
to be presented will cover the digest of current
each year only at the previous calendar year.
and expenditures
4. A short
for the snme period,
interim report to be date the expenditures,
given income,
at the fall meeting, and cash on hand. kept on new forms,
bringing
5. The monthly financial records
up to
LADIES I LIBRARY ASSOCIA'fICN
The incoming treasurer was i::1 Europe all summer, so the out-
ports,
dends paid sent out by
2~ The dividend
bank by mail. Deposit slips will be sent from the bank to the treasurer also by mail~ Thus will be eliminated all the trouble of changing a name and address for all our stocks every time we
thereby taking
advantage of
a
the companies each January,
checks to be handled henceforth by the
This report to give
incomc 1 market value, etc. as well as a balanced report of income
to be
in which one can see in a moment what checks are already in and
what checks are still due.
holdings, number of shares,
Alice Sunderland Wethey, Treasurer
re-
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              TREASURER'S REPORT
October
3, 1973
Income
Dues Dividends Sale of Interest
Balance Income
Expenses
[Retyped
August, 1978]
Total assets
1973
since
rights
Apr,
since
since
Apr.
1,
Expenditures Safety Deposit
Library Fund
1,
II
19·; 3 It
Apr.l
2,070.89 1,091.67
3,162.56
507.14
$ 2,655.42
Wethey
1973
by Alice S.
Dorothy K.
Pe~kham,
Treasurer
1.75 1,032.20
12.38
45.34 $ 1,091.67
Checking
Registered
Cash,
fees
LADIES' LIBRARY ASS0CIA'l'I0N
INVESTMEN'fS
COMPANY SHARES PRICE 9/28/73
DUQUESNE LIGHT 100 EASTMAN KODAK 100 HOUSEHOLDFINANCE PF. 100
VALUE
22 5/7 $ 2,262.50 130 1/4 13,025.00
CONSUMERS1 POWER GEN. PUBLIC UTIL. PHELPS DODGE STAND. OIL IND. MOBIL OIL SAFEWAYSTORES DETROITBANK
63 200 27 100 20 40 48 100 89 50 63 50 36 70 42
Total value of stocks Savings account Checking account
Cash on hand
J./8
1/2
1/8 7/8
6,300.00 5,400.00 2,012.50 1,920.00 8,950.00 3,150.00 1,806.25 3,001.25
$ 47,827.50 2,595.51
54.85 5.06
$ 50,482.92
since
Box
account
mail fee
October 3,
Savings
Checking a.cc ' t Cash on hand
Apr.
1, 1973
5.00 500.00
.95 1.19
$ 507.14
acc't
$ 2,595.51
54.85
5.06
$ 2,655.42
588

  LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
REPORT OF THE BOOK COMMITTEE November 1, 1973
The Book Committee of the Ladies' Library Association reports that since our last meeting on May 1, 1973, a total of 16 titles has been added to the collection of the Ann Arbor Public Library.
The seven $187.50 include Baro's corporate
which
and an
have been actual cost of
ordered and and Drawings
All the rest A list
of our of new
recent
titles
acquisitions are is hereto appended, Respectfully
a volume The Prints
$120.26.
received
This assessment from Centicore
does Bookshop
not
(Gene
in-
Both Miss
Helen out lists
Hall and Mrs. Roberta during the summer,
Keniston
checking
to them for
labored and I am very
figures
received represent a list price of
of Claes
in the next report of this
those
The fact that the first order of this new committee did not go
our until August 13 accounts for the paucity of volumes actually received, and I would like to make clear that the delay had nothing
'-' to do with a lack of industry on the part of my fellow committee
members.
valiantly
grateful
a list of new titles which she and I will shortly be checking and sending in to the Library.
I think it is perhaps worth recording in this report that, thanks to lack of foresight on my part, only one of the newly received
volumes was available for me to bring in today for the Association
to inspect -- and that one only because it had not been catalogued.
their
help.
Furthermore
Miss Hall has compiled
Oldenburg),
and I will committee.
in circulation! 1 page.
submitted,
Hall
Roberta
Ann Wunsch, Chairman
Helen
Keniston
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  1974.
Champa, Kermit Swiler, Studies
1600-1880,
Kallir, Otto, 1973.
New York
Grandma
of the Pueblo Society, 1974.
Kirstein,
1974.
Norman, 1973.
Olschak,
Tibet,
Siren,
Lincoln, Dorothy,
Blanche
Elie Alfred
Christine,
Random
House,
Ancient
Society, Taillendier,
ings, Tudor,
Waterhouse,
1973.
Yvon, Lithographs,
1973.
Ellis,
Idelible Book
Reynolds,
Miro: Aquatints, Illustrations,
Praeger, 1973
Draw- 60.00 Posters,
25.00
Larry, Historic
Pottery Graphic
Moses, new
Nadelman,
Stieglitz,
Mystic Art
McGraw-Hill, Osvald, Chinese
1973.
Painting: Leading
Masters Books, 1973.
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
November 1, 1973 - May 22, 1974
New Titles
Beckwish, John, Ivory Carving in Early Mediaeval 42.50
England, New York Graphic Society, 1973.
Bouret, Jean, The Barbison School and 19th Century 30.00 French Landscape Painting, New York Graphic
Society, 1973.
Braunfels, Wolfgang, Monasteries of Western Europe: 25.00
26.56
The Architecture versity Press,
Cassou, Jean and Drawings and
of the Orders, Princeton Uni- 1973.
Jean Leymarie, Gouaches, New
Fernand Leger:
York Graphic Society,
30.00
19.95
34.50 45.00
22.50
40.00
35.00 35.00 25.00
175.00
in Early Impression- ism, Yale University Press, 1973.
16.75 31.05 34.40
25.44
Cuyler, Oxford
Forsyth, tery sity
Frank,
Louise, The
University
Emperor Press,
Maximilian and Music, 1973.
Weitzmann, The Monas-
George H. and Kurt of Sain€ Catherine
of Michi~J~.n Press,
at Mount Sinai,
Univer-
1973.
and
Strauss, Walter L., Chiaroscuro, New York Graphic 25.00
Principles, 7 vols., Hacker Art
Indians edition, Abrams,
The Eakins Press,
of
15.63
590

   The Ladies' Library Association of AnnArbor, Michigan
Spring Meeting - May 22, 1974
The spring meeting of the Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor was held on Wednesday, May22, 1974 at 3:00 p.m. at the home of Mrs. David C. Huntington, 2037 Geddes Avenue, AnnArbor.
Those present were: Mrs. John Alexander, Mrs. Arno L. Bader, Miss Helen Hall, Mrs. Joseph R. Hayden (president), Mrs. David C. Huntington (secretary), Mrs. PerTY R. Innes, Mrs. Hayward Keniston, Mr.s. Robert E. Mellencamp (vice-president), Mrs. Robert M. Oneal, Mrs. Howard H. Peckham, Mrs. Jairl=s Marshall Plwrer, Mrs. Millard H. Pryor, Mrs. Harold E. Wethey (treasurer).
The warm weather of late May enabled us to enjoy our tea and conversation on the garden porch before settling down in the living room for business. The secretary discovered that hostessing rather got in the way of minute-taking.
The president, Mrs. Hayden, called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. The minutes of the fall meeting were read by Mrs. David Huntington. The following coITections were directed: (1) the title "Historical Association" was corrected to read "The Michigan Historical Collections" (page 3). (This collection is housed in Bently Historical Library.) (2) The minutes be airl=ndedto include the members' expressed interest in having an article on the Ladies'
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 Library Assodation in the Sesquicentennial Journal.
As the annual dues of ten cents from each memberpresent were
being collected, Mrs. Peckhamhumorously co11111Bnttehdat last year someone must have given too little or too late for $1.75 was
collected. Undoubtedly some generous association memberput in a quarter for herself and the person next to her - a possible explanation of the mysterious $1.75 collected.
Mrs. Wethey gp.ve the treasurer's report. In colTl!TDwnith most
of the rest of the country the market value of our investments is down from $47,827.50 on October 3, 1973, to $43,470.00 on December 31, 1973, to $33,272.50 in the third week in May, 1974. However, since the last report no dividends have been reduced and a few have increased slightly. Our total income for 1973 was $1,979.85. The treasurer's report was accepted on the rrotion of Mrs. Bader and the second of Mrs. Keniston.
The Book Corrmittee report was prepared by Mrs. Wunsch and read by Mrs. Keniston. Fourteen titles ordered before the November1973 meeting have since arrived. Their list price totals $439.90, the actual amount paid was $289.18. Since that meeting sixteen more books have been ordered, of which seven have been received at an actual cost of $149.87, compared to a list price of $206.95.
Mrs. Wunschparticularly thanked Miss Hall and Mrs. Keniston for
their expert advice and skilled work on the committee. The corrmittee members reminded everyone that they appreciated suggestions for new
books. Mrs. Hayden thanked Mrs. Keniston for giving the report, which was accepted.
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 'Ihe question was raised about replacing Ladies' Library Association books that have been lost. Should they be automatically replaced? The book on the Bauhaus was stolen six rronths ago, and is sorely missed. The consensus of the discussion was that the replacerrent of each book should be considered individually.
Mrs. Wethey rroved and Mrs. Plurrer seconded the rrotion that we replace the Bauhaus book and consider other lost books on an individual basis. The motion passed.
Miss Hall reported on the Library Advisory Committee. There is an on-going problem with patron parking that is difficult to resolve in spite of constant study. The Advisory Committee is studying possible locations of branch libraries in relation to population projections as well as present needs. There continues to be budget problems. The construction on the new building continues with the date of completion and the date for the open house still unset. The art books will be upstairs in the library. The comer stone of the old Ladies' Ll.brary Association Building has not been moved and has been carefully cared for by Miss Hall and Mr. Chance, the Librarian. Mrs. Hayden thanked Miss Hall for a very interesting presentation.
Responding to a request for an article on the Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor for the Sesquicentennial, Miss Hall wrote a 700 word history of our organization. (A copy of the article is appended to these minutes.) Mrs. Bader expressed the feelings of
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 everyone when she moved that we thank Hiss Hall for writing the article.
The motion made by Mrs. Peckhamand seconded by Mrs. Pryor that the Ladies' Library Association give $500.00 to the AnnArbor Public Library in July was passed.
The Nominating Corrmittee consisting of Mrs. Peckham, Mrs. Plurrer and Miss Hall (chairrnan) submitted the following slate of officers
for 1974- 75. President
Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer
B::>okComnittee Chairman
Mrs. Millard Pryor
Mrs. Robert Mellencamp Mrs. David Huntington Mrs. Harold Wethey Mrs. Ellis Wunsch
It was moved that the secretary cast the unanimous vote for the slate. It was so done. Mrs. Pryor accepted the presidency groaciously, claiming that the Ladies' Library Association was her favorite organization.
The meeting adjourned at 4:50 after another pleasant afternoon mingling business with good conversation.
Respectfully submitted, _ ~~ ~6. ~. #<-<---- ~
Gertrude E. Huntington
L
594

 TREASURER'S REPORT
At the year's er.d,
ed to $3,008.38, and our
December
invested assets
May 22, 1974 cash assets amount-
$43,470.00.
This last reported on
figure
represents
3, 1973, This week
quite a and now
they are
slightly,
drop again
worth
from $2,037.45
Our
in
income through 1972 to $1,979.85
LADIES I LIBRARY ASSOCI.l\TION
$47,827.50
ments show a calamitous
For this reason I am including in this report a chart of the stock market for the last two years. We aren't alone in our troubles!
OctobP.r
drop.
it all has decreased in 1973.
our
invest- $33,272.50.
31, 1973, our
had a market
value of from the
The check for
ving Fund at our last meeting, was duly
by Mr. Chance. We have paid for the safety deposit box for another year. These and their attendant check fees are the only other items of expense since December 31st. At the moment we have in cash, in
our
our
for
two accounts Attached
financial dividends
and in petty
cash, the sum of $3,849.11.
to this situation, and other
report and
are two
charts, the
$500.00, voted to be
sent to issued
the library Revol- and duly acknowledged
the other disbursements.
of
record-keeping
Respectfully
Alice
Wethey,
one
method
submitted,
Sunderland Treasurer.
shmving in de'1..ail
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              'I'REASflRERI S REPORT
COMPANY
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
January 1 - December 31, 1973
INVEST~1ENTS
SHARES PRICE DIVIDENDS 12/31/73
DUQUESNE LIGHT
EASTMAN KODAK
HOUSEHOLD FIN.
CONSUMERS' POWER
GEN. PUB. UTIL.
PHELPS DODGE
STAND. OIL IND.
MOBIL OIL
SAFEWAYSTORES 50 37 DETROITBANK
7/8
1/4 3/4
170.50 160.00 237.32 400.00 160.00
VALUE
1,987.50 11,600.00 4,425.00
4,550.00 1,300.00 1,880.00
Income
Dues Dividends Sale of Interest
Balance Income
Expenses
1.
Expenditures
Safety Deposit Box
Library Fund
Checking account fees
[Retyped
in August 1978]
Alice Sunderland Wethey, Treasurer
rights
Jan. during
1,857.26 91. 91
Hegistered
mail fee
December account
account
during
1973
pf.
100 19 100 116 100 44 200 22 100 13
$ 1,981.60
1, 1973 1973
$
$
2,114.27 1,981.60
4,095.87 1,007.49
3,088.38
Cash,
31,
75 30.68
5.00 1,000.00
1.30 1.19
$1,007.49
1973
3,028.17 54.85
5.06
$ 3,088.38
40 48
100 103 3/4
87.00
258.40 10,375.00 140.00 2,650.00
50 53
70
40
3/4
75.00 1,850.C0 168.84 2,852.50
Savings Checking
Cash on hand
'.i'otal assets
account account
$1,857.26
$ 43,470.00
3,028.47 54.85
5.06 $ 46,558.38
Savings Checking Petty cash
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                          \...._,/
3rd Quar Jul 1
July 2 July 15
COMPANY
DuqLtg EsKod HoushF ConsPw GPU PhelpD StOind Mobil Safewy DetBkCp
Interest,
Rights, Rights, Dues
Accounts
Special
Savings
Taxpayer
[Retyped
1st Quar Jan 1
Jan 2
Jan 15 Feb 20
100.00 Feb 24
LADIES 1 LIBRARY ASSOCIATION DIVIDENDS 1973
2nd Quar
Apr 1
4th Quar
Oct 1
Oct 2
Oct 15
Total
170.00
160.00 237.52 - 400.00 160.00
87.00
258.40 140.00 75.00 168.84
$ 1,8:7.26 91. 91
12.38
18.30
1. 75 $ 1,981.60
in
the Checking l'.ccount:
Arbor Account:
Bank: 20-101380-6
41. 50
43.00
43.00 27.00 59.38
43.00 45.00 59.38
Apr 2
61.00 27.00
59.38
59.38
May 20 100.0()
May 24 Jun 8 Jun 10 Jun 11 Jun 29 Jun 30
Ann Arbor Bank
Aug 20 100.00
Aug 24 Sep 10 Sep 10 Sep 10 Sep 28 Sep 29
Nov 20 100.00
Nov 21 Dec 10 Dec 10 Dec 10 Dec 31 Dec 31
Mar 8 Mar 10 Mar 10 Mar 28 Mar 29
40.00 22.00 62.00 35.00 17.50
General Detroitbank
Public
Utilities
identifying
August 1978)
number:
00-938522-6 38-6055155
Alice
Apr 15
40.00
21. 00
62.20
35.00
17.50
40.32 40.32
40.00 22.00 67.00 35.00 20.00 44.10
40.00
22.00 67.00 35.00 20.00 44.10
Ann
Sunderland
Wethey,
Treasurer
597

 THE NEW YORK TllfES, SUN DA x:MAY 11, 19i'4
598

 LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
REPORT OF THE BOOK COMMITTEE May 22, 1974
At our last meeting in November, a substantial number of the books which I reported to you as ordered by the committee had not
yet been received by the Library. To bring you up to date before reporting on what the committee has ordered since the November
meeting, I am including the following figures: fourteen titles re- ceived at a list price of $432.90, actual payment from the book fund,
$286.18. The titles of these books were included in our previous
report.
Since our last meeting, the committee has requested that sixteen
titles be ordered, of which seven have been received, at a list price of $206.95, actual price $149.87. One important set of volumes which was ordered in December -- Osvald Siren's Chinese Painting -- has not yet been received, I'm sorry to say, as I had hoped to bring one or
two volumes to this meeting.
I have asked Mrs. Chen to check back
with the publisher Again, I wish committee, to both
to be sure to express Helen Hall
that my and
the order was
gratitude Roberta
received.
able suggestions
ly -- with particular
research unknown wuantities for us when she was still recuperating
from her recent illness. Many thanks to Roberta Keniston for present- ing this report for me in my absence, which I very much regreat. As
as to
books
thanks to Helen Hall for her willingness
to order and
members of this
for their knowledge-
to the
Keniston
their expert advice general-
to
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 ever, all three of us will be very glad to receive suggstions from
members of the
A list of new titles
as to suitable acquisitions.
is hereto appended. 1 page.
Association
Respectfully
submitted,
Helen Hall
Roberta Keniston
Ann Wunsch, Chairman
Note by the compiler of this record in 1908: This list of titles was never placed with the secretary's 8inutes.
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 LADIES~ LIBRARY ASSOCIATION REPORT OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE
1974 - 1975
slate of
officers
The
Nominating Committee for 1974-1975:
presents
the
following
May 22, 1974
President
Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer
Chairman of the Book Committee
Respectfully
Dorothy Carol
Helen
Mrs.
Mrs. Robert Mellencamp Mrs. David Huntington Mrs.
Mrs. Ellis Wunsch
submitted,
Peckham
Plumer
Hall, Chairman
Millard Pryor
Harold Wethey
601

 The Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor
One hundred and eight years ago The Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor was founded. On March 19, 1866, thirty-five women met at the Presbyterian Church
to ratify plans for establishing a library to serve the corranunity.
In the 1860's townspeople had access only to a small School District Library,
and this new organization filled a real need. The Ladies' Library in Ann Arbor ~as the seventh such Association in Michigan, and it was intended to benefit both men anJ women.
The original fifteen-member board was faced with fund raising problems. Earliest headquarters were in Hangsterfer's block on Main Street, and a book collection was soon started. Citizens could use the library for a three-dollar admission fee, plus one dollar annual11 thereafter.
Initial financial needs were threefold: rental of library quarters (fifty •~v i..i..a.i.:. i:,er year); books; and a librarian's salary. The organizers workeo val-
lently to raise money. Some of their projects were amusing, while others en-
.j)
hanced the city's intellectual life: strawberry con~ert8 and exhibitions; readings and lectures. undertaken, not always financially remunerative, rewarding.
festivals; tableaux and plays; All were enthusiastically
but nevertheless considered
Gradually, through donations of money, an endowment fund was established.
[n 1885, less than twenty years aeter the organization was started, The Ladies' ~ibrary Association was able to construct its own building at 324 East Huron (where the Telephone Company now stands).
This small library was an early work by Irving 'K·,. Pond, the· architect who
lat~r designed the Michigan Union, the Michigan League, and the Student Publi-
cations Building. While Mr. Pond's architectural practice was in Cpicago, he ~
was really an Ann Arborite. He was born in Ann Arbor and returned to the city.
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602
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 '-....--
for his retirement years.
The Ladies' Library Association takes pride in having been a prime mover
in enlisting Carnegie support for the Public Library. With this public insti- tution firmly established, The Ladies' Library was no longer a necessity. The Association, therefore, on its fiftieth anniversary in 1916, deeded its build- iag to the Ann Arbor Board of Education and turned over its books to the Pub- lic Library.
The Board of Education permitted the building to be used for various pur- poses. Residents may remember doing Red Cross work there during World War I or may have known it when it served as Boy Scout headquarters.
The property was sold by the School Board in 1945 and the building was razed, but its decorative corne~stone_was preserved. In 1966, at ceremonies marking the Centennial of The Ladies' Library Association, the 1885 cornerstone ~~~ ;l~c~d in the Public Library and embedded irt the bridk wall of the central staircase.
The sale of its building did not mean the demise of the Association. The endowment fund has been carefully nurtured. Today's Board, composed of twenty active and four emeritus members, meets twice a year in members' homes. Fund raising is no longer a concern. Yearly dues remain at ten cents, payable to the hostess of the day. The President of the Board represents the Association on the Public Library Advisory Connnittee.
School Board early in the 1960's, and the Association gave this money to the
'\
603
In 1931 the Ladies' Library decided to use yearly income from its endow- ment to purchase art books for the Public Library. When the Board of Education was deeded the Association's building, it had agreed to compensate the Ladies'
..
Library if the property was sold, Accordingly, payments were made by the
.....__,,.
Library for art books.
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   The Association's Book Committee Chattman is an elected officer and she and her con:mittee maintain contact with the Library's staff, Patrons of the Public Library cannot help being impressed by its art holdings. These are a tangible reminder of the vision of those enterprising ladies of 1866,
The Association's records, deposited in the Michigan Historical Collec-
tions, reveal a fascinating roster of former members, but space limitations ----------
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permit the mention of only two. A lively account of the Association's first ten years was published by Mrs. Martin Luther D'Ooge, of th_.eoriginal Board~ Special credit must go to one member of the present Board, Mrs. J .. G. Hays,
who has been an inspiration to her colleagues in keeping alive the achieve- ments of the founders of The Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor.
By Helen B. Hall
..February 11, 1974 I
(Page 3 of 3)
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   One hundred and eight years ago The Ladies' Library Associa- tion of Ann Arbor was founded. On March 19, 1866, thirty-fi\'e women met at the Presbyterian Church to ratify plans for estab- lishing a library to serve the com- munity.
In the 1860's townspeople had access only to a small School Dis- trict Library, and this new organi- zation filled a real need. The La- dies' Library in Ann Arbor was the seventh such Association in Michi- gan, and it was intended to benefit both men and women.
The original fifteen-member board was faced with fund raising problems. Earliest headquarters were in Hangsterfer's block on Main Street, and a book collection was soon started. Citizens could use the library for a three-dollar admission fee, plus one dollar an- nually thereafter.
Gradual I.\'. through dona Lionsof money, an Pndowment fund wag c!':tablislH'd. In l88S. le!':!': lhan twenty years nftcr thr oqwniza- tion was started, The Ladies' Li- brary Association was able to con- struct its own building at 324 East Huron (where the Telephone Com- pany now stands).
This small library was an early work by Irving K. Pond, the archi- tect who later designed the Michi- izan Union. the Michiizan L('agur, and the Student Publications Building. While Mr. Pond's archi- tectural practice was in ChiraJ,ro, he was really an Ann Arboritc. He was born in Ann Arbor and re- turned to the city for his retire- ment years.
The Ladies' Library Association takes pride in having been a prime mover in enlisting Carnegie sup- port for the Public Library. With this public institution firmly es-
School Board in 1945 and the building wn!-\ razl'cl, hut its deco- rative cornerstone was preserved. In l!lGli, all rerrmonirs mnrkin~ the Centennial of The Ladies' Li- brary Association, the 1885 corner- stone was placed in the Public Li- brary and embedded in the brick wall of the central staircase.
The sale of its building did not mean the demise of the Associa- tion. The endowment fund has been carefully nurtured. Today's Board, composed of twenty active and four emeritus members, meets twire n year in memb('rs' hom('S. Fund raising isnoilin1,1;carconern. Yearly dues remain at ten cents, payable to the hostess of the day. The President of the Board repre- sents the Association on the Public Library Advisory Committee.
In 1931 the Ladies' Library de- cided to use yearly income from its endowment to purchase art books for the Public Library. When the Board of Education was deeded th<' Association ·s buildini;i;, it had agreedlocompensatetheLadies· Library if the property was sold. Accordingly, payments were made by the School Board early in the
1960's, and the Association gave this money to the Library for art books.
Patrons of the Public Library cannot help being impressed by its art holdings. These are a tangible reminder of. the ·vision of those en- terprisin11:ladies of 1866.
The Association's rccllrds, de- posited in the Michigan Historical Collections, reveal a fascinating roster of former members, but space limitations permit the men- tion of only two. A lively account of the Association's first ten years was published by Mrs. Mnrtin Lu- ther D'Oo!!e, of the ori11:inalBoard. Special credit must go to one mem- ber of the present Board. Mrs. J. G. Hays. who has been an inspira-
tion to hrr eollrn~ul'!'I in k('l'pin~ alive the achievements of the foun- ders of The Ladies' Library Asso- ciation of Ann Arbor.
three-fold: rental of library quart- ers (fifty dollars per year): books; andalibra·rian'ssalary.Theor- ganizers worked valiantly to raise money. Some of their projects were amusing, while others en- hanced the city's intellectual life: strawberry festivals; tableaux and plays; concerts and exhibitions; readings and lectures. All were en- thusiastically undertaken, not al- ways financially remunerative,
no longer a necessity. The Associa- tion. therefore. on its fiftieth anni- versaryin191_6d,eededitsbuilding to the Ann Arbor Board of Educa- tion and turned over its books to the Public- Library.
The Board of Education permit- ted the building to be used for var- ious purposes. Residents may re- member doing Red Cross work there during World War I or may have known it when it served as Boy Scout headquarters.
The property was sold by the
but nevertheless wardiniz.
considered
re-
Tl IE LADIES' LIBl{t\RY ASSSC)CIATION By Helen B. Hall
605
Initial financial needs were tablished, the Ladies' Library was
Ann Arbor Sesquicentennial
Journal issue)
December,
1974 (last

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Zibby Dorothy Carol Mary Alice Anne
Oneal Peckham
South Lyon, 48178
501 Onandaga 2106 Vinewood 1505 Golden
715 Spring Valley 1510 Cambridge
2031 Hill Street
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President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Chairman Book Representative
Pryor
Johnnie Marian Margaret Eleanor Bertha
Isabel
Helen
Betty
Mary Hays
Trudy Huntington Joan Innes Roberta Keniston Emma Mellencamp
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs.
1929
1930
1940
1948
1951
1951
1951
1951
1951
1951
1956
1957
Stanley Dodge, 315 New England Ave., Winter Park,
Josselyn Van Tyne, Carmel Valley Manor, Carmel, Calif. Charles Vibbert, 5 Roosevelt Place, SC, Montclair, N. J.
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Alexander Bader
Cameron Collins
Frayer
(Mrs. John) 788 (Mrs. Arno) 285 (Mrs. George) 1515 (Miss Eleanor) 703
Arlington
Orchard Hills Ottawa Drive South Forest Jackson Avenue Vinewood
South Forest
Hill Street Washtenaw
Geddes Avenue Hill Street
Fuller Road Seven Mile Rd.
663-5879 663-5898 662-0109 663-6255
663-4520
668-8033 668-6331 662-1430 761-8331 662-3902 662-4164 449-2931
769-0238
662-2130
662-2118 668-6225 995-0595
Haight Hall
(Mrs. William) (Mrs. Cameron) (Miss Helen) (Mrs. Joseph) (Mrs. Griffith) (Mrs. David) (Mrs. Perry) (Mrs. Hayward) (Mrs. Robert)
(Mrs. Robert) (Mrs. Howard) (Mrs. James)
1939
2112
 715
1530
1555
2037
2100
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2664
Hayden
MEMBERS and
OFFICERS
OFFICERS
MEMBERS
1974
-
1975
Mrs. Millard
Mrs. Robert Mellencamp
Mrs. David Huntington Mrs. Harold Wethey
Mrs. Ellis Wunsch Mrs. Scott Westerman
Committee Library
Council
Plumer
Pryor (Mrs.
Millard) Harold)
Wethey (Mrs. Wunsch (Mrs. Ellis)
John Winter, 1939 Jackson YEAR OF
Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan ELECTION TO MEMBERSHIP
07042
48103
Winter
Hays
1970) 1960
1960 Pryor
Dodge Hall, Haight Plumer Frayer Van Tyne Vibbert Wethey Collins Keniston
1971) 1962
1962 Cameron
H.
(Emerita (Emerita
{Emerita (Emerita
Innes Bader
EMERITAE MEMBERS
1971) 1970
Oneal
1966 Mellencamp 1966 Peckham 1970 Huntington
1968) 1972
1972 Wunsch (left Ann Arbor in
late 1974)
Westerman
Florida,32789 93921
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  Chairman, WELCOME
REMARKS
ADDRESS
Ann
Arbor
Sunday,
Presiding: Public
Clarence President,
October 6, 1974
Roy Pierce
Library Advisory Committee
Dukes
Ann Arbor Board of Education
PRESENTATION OF BUILDING
Donald Van Curler Architect
ACCEPTANCE OF BUILDING
Clarence Dukes
REMARKS
REMARKS
REMARKS
Homer R. Chance Director, Public
Mildred Hartsook Vice-President,
Ann Arbor Public
Mary S. Pryor President, Ladies
Library
Friends Library
Library
Services
of the
Association
CONCLUDING REMARKS
Roy Pierce
DEDICATION PROGRAM Ann Arbor Public Library
1974 Addition
Harry Howard
Superintendent of Schools
Robert Assistant Relations
L. Potts Superintendent
and Community
for Human Services
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  Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan
Fall meeting - November 1, 1974
The fall meeting of the Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan was held Friday, November 1, 1974 at the home of
Mrs. Millan:l H. Pryor, 715 Spring Valley Road, Ann Arbor. Those present were: Johnny Alexander (Mrs. John), Marian Bader (Mrs. Arno), Margaret Cameron (Mrs. George T.), Isabel Haight (Mrs. Carneron), Helen Hall, Eetty Hayden (Mrs. Joseph B.), Secretary Trudy Huntington (Mrs. David C. ) , Joan Innes (Mrs. Perry R. ) , Roberta Keniston (Mrs. Hayward\ Zibby Oneal (Mrs. Robert E.), Dorothy Peckham (Mrs . Howard H. ) , President Mary Pryor (Mrs. Millard H. ) , Marcy Westerman (Mrs. W. Scott) , Treasurer Alice Kethey (Hrs. r-::arold E.), Book chairman Anne Wunsch (Mrs. Ellis A.) and Frances Youtz
(Mrs Philip N.). Marion Bader brought her sister Arlene Deelrran to the meeting. Vice-President ErrnnaMellencamp (Mrs Robert E.) called from the doctor's office explaining that she had bronchitis and was on her way home to bed. Eleanor Collins had to go to Illinois to visit and Bertha Frayer (Mrs. William A.) sent her regrets.
In keeping with the character of the active and efficient women who make up this organization and responding to changing conventions
I will, in these minutes, identify the womenby their first name or nickname and their last name. In her "Suggestions for the Secretary"
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 (1966) our historian, Alice Wethey wrote "In the first paragraph listing those present be sure to give the complete names of the ladies, not just their last narres, and add titles when appropriate. Most of the early minutes fail to give the full narres, and it is difficult now to reconstruct many of them." Therefore, for those womenwho are married, I will include their husband 1 s name - in parentheses.
At 3:40, after a delicious tea, our hostess and president,
Mary Pryor, called the meeting to order. The minutes of the spring meeting were read by the secretary, Truly Huntington and were accepted.
Alice Wethey, the treasurer reported that $500.00 had been given to the Ann Arbor Public Library. During 1974 the stock Irarket has continued to fall and the value of our stock declined from $43,000 in January, to $33,000 on May22, to $29,000 the last week in October. However, the dividends ar~ nearly all up slightly from last year so we have had no trouble meeting our financial obligations. The treasurer 1 s report was accepted as read.
Anne Wunsch, chairman of the book corrmittee, gave each member a bibliography of the 12 titles ordered for the AnnArbor Public Library at a list price of $126.95 and actual cost of $83.38. Oswald Siren's Chinese Painting has finally been tracked down and ordered directly from the publisher. Roberta Keniston and Helen Hall were thanked for carrying on so efficiently while the chairman
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  was away from early May through August.
'Ihere was a discussion of the type of art books suitable for
the public library; those with loose plates, especially signed plates, are too susceptible to being stolen because there is not sufficient staff to keep the plates at the desk for individuals to sign out. Helen Hall pointed out the change in what is stolen.
It used to be that art books with pictures of nudes had to be kept in the rare book room. Today there is no need for this added protection.
Isabel Haight will chair the book conrnittee, a position she held with pleasure some twenty years ago when all the ladies' Ll.brary Association books were kept in a locked case in the high school on Huron and State Street. Isabel Haight has arranged a meeting of the book corrmittee with Szu-ching Chen of the reference department of the public library. She invited all members to the meeting. Mary Pryor commented that the book conrnittee has always done great work. Anne Wunsch's report was accepted.
Johnny Alexander movedand Carol Plumer seconded the motion that we donate $500.00 to the AnnArbor Public Library for the purchase of art books. The motion passed.
Helen Hall renorted on the Ll.brary Advisory Corrmittee. A branch library is needed in the northeast part of town. It could be located at the Plymouth Mall, however moneyis needed for construction and it is a question as to when a millage vote should
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 be asked for. There is considerable concern that the county budget will be cut and that library services to the county will be greatly curtailed. Helen Hall has been elected secretary of the Library Advisory Committee and Homer Chance says he has never had such perfect minutes.
Roberta Keniston asked Mrs. Chen to write a repart on the
current status of the AnnArbor Public Library Art Print Collection, which was seeded in 1969 by a gift of $181.18 from the ladies'
Library Association. Mrs. Keniston read the report which is appended to these minutes. The circulating print collection has been a great success. The number of prints has been expanded from 53 to 167 including some o~iginal prints purchased from the art fair, however, more prints are needed. The total capital investment is now $6,095.00. Maria~ Bader inquired about the possibility of
individuals donating prints to the library.
The addition to the AnnArbor Public Library was dedicated Sunday afternoon~ October 6, 1974. Our president, Mary Pryor gave
a beautiful speech that members present reported was the best one
of the afternoon. Although it was not written out, a tape was made of the ceremony and Marcy Westerman volunteered to type the paper
so the ladies' Library Association can preserve the talk.
Helen Hall was thanked for looking after the original corner stone during the remodeling of the Library. She explained that she was not consulted about the mounting of the stone. A very lively discussion ensued on the esthetics of its location and its mode of
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  display. Opinions varied from the corrrrent that the munting was "so awful" that "at least everyone would notice the stone," to the sirrple remark, "I like it." The friendly arguments rangi..ng from concern about wall carpeting to the size and color of the frame were good hUIOC)redlyabandoned for we all realized we were not going to do anything about changing it.
A nominating committee was appointed consisting of Marion Bader, chainnan, and Dorothy Peckham and Carol PlUITEr.
The spring meeting was tentatively set for the 18 or 19 of
April because Mary Pryor had determined that there were no University of Michigan or Conlin Travel tours at the tine and we could hope
that most of the members would be in this country and therefore
could come to the meeting.
There was considerable discussion about the article written by Helen Hall for publication in the Sesquicentennial Journal ... It has not yet appeared and there is only one issue left. The general feeling was that it was irrportant that it be included in the Journal. Several membersof the Ladies' Llbrary Association will contact individuals connected with the Sesquicentennial and the Journal.
A copy of the proposed article is appended to these minutes. [It was subsequently published in the December issue.]
It was suggested that we adjourn; Roberta Keniston moved, and wrothy Peckhamseconded the motion, and another happy afternoon of graciously mixing business and pleasure came to an end.
~ctfully submitt.ed~
j~ ~-._~~/f___
Trudy Huntington, Secretary
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  LADIES' LIBRARYASSOCIATION TREASURER'SREPORT,Nov. 1, 1974
Since our fiscal records are now kept on the basis of the calendar year, this report is only a summary one, with- out the charts showing income and expenses and our detailed financial situation.
The usual disbursements have been made since May 22, 1974: a check for $500 has gone to the Public Library, and the usual letter of thanks and acceptance has been received.
In the meantime the stock market has continued to fall. In January of this year the value of our investments was $43,470.00. May 22 this figure had dropped to $33,272.50. This week the market price for our securities is $29,056.25.
A summary of our current
Savings Account Checking Account Value of stocks
By way of a more cheerful
nearly all up slightly from last year. Finally there has been a recent slight upturn on the stock market that looks somewhat encouraging.
Respectfully submitted,
!),&_e,l. /J w,'l~ v'--f~.,,;{ ~V-1--tf~.t/
Alice Sunderland Wethey,
Treasurer
financial
position:
$ 3,779.36 55.21
29,056.25
$32,890.82
conclusion, our dividends are
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 Report of the Book Committee LADIES' LIBRARYASSOCIAT:ON
First, I would li~e to thank Roberta Keniston once again for presenting the May report for mP.. I was very sorry to miss the Spring "lleeting.
To bring you up to date on titles ordered before our last meeting, but not received by the Li~rary at that time, at laat report four of these have been received at a list price of $135.00, actual payment from the book fund, $89,08. The titlPs of these are included in thP. May report of books ordered.
Since our last meeting, the 'Sook Committee has ordered twelve titles (one of them a replacement for a lost volume). Of these twelve, fi~e have been received at a list price of $126,95,
actual price, $8J,J8, Osvald 3irer's Chinese Painting, which has figured as a problem child in these reports since I became chairman, has finally been tracked down by Mrs. Chen. Her jobber had reported it as "no longer available", but a flyer from
the publisher indicated that it was indeed still in print. We finally decided to order directly from toe pyblisher, althoggh th~ discount will be only lOf.
Because I have been away from Ann Arbor for more than three of '-..../ the last six months, I Must again acknowledge my debt to Roberta
Keniston and Helen Hall, who quite literally were the Book Committee from early May through August, --
A list of new titles is hereto appended. 1 p. ~espectfully submitted
Nov, 1, 1974
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Helen Hall Roberta Keniston
• Ann Wunsch, chairman
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  Lindsay, Jack, Art, Harper,
Einem, Herbert Meiss, Millard,
Gustave Courbet: 1974.
von, Michelangelo, French Painting
The Land- His Life and
LADIES~ LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
REPORT OF THE BOOK COMMITTEE
New Titles:
D'Harnoncourt, Anne and Kynaston McShine,
November
LIST 25.00
39.95
16.95
55.00
25.00
45.00
25.00
26.50 70.00
25.00
35.00 55.00.
1,
1974
ACTUAL
16.13
10.59
18.75
15.63
21.88
Marcel Duchamp, New York 1973.
Gassier, Pierre, Francisco Complete Albums, Praeger,
Graphic Society,
Goya: Drawings, 1973.
eds.
the
Gaswigne, Bamber, The of China, Viking,
Dynasties and Treasures 1974.
The Book of Kells, Knopf, 1974.
Giacometti, Praeger,
Henry, Fran~oise, (facsimile
Hohl, Reinhold, 1974.
ed.,
edition),
Alberto
Koschatzky, Walter, Albrecht Durer:
scape Watercolours, St. Martins, 1974.
Jean Contemporaries,
Slive, Seymour, Phaidon, 1974.
de Berry,
the Limbourgs
2 vols. Braziller,
Washington, M. Bunch, The Art
1974. Frans Hals, vol. 3, catalogue,
of Romare Bearden: Abrams, 1973.
Wingler, Hans,
(replacement for missing volume).
the Prevalence
of Ritual,
Bauhaus, M. I.
T. Press, 1969,
Menthuen,
in the Time and their
1974. of
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  CURRSETNATUOSFANANRBOPRUBLILCIBRARAYRTPRINTCOLLECTION
A Report to the Ladies Library Association from Szu-ching Chen- Reference Department
November1, 1974
Since.its inception in 1969, the Art Prints Collection of the Ann- Arbor Public Library has expanded from the original 53 prints to the present 167. The total capital investment up-to-now is $6,095.03.
In starting the collection, the Ladies Library Association helped
to put downthe ten percent deposit ($181.18) required on the first 53 prints. Later on it also helped -to replace a stolen painting at the cost of $67.00. In 1972the Friends of the Library decided to contribute $1,012.94 to the collection to help pay up the total cost of the first two purchases. With the $T.OOrental fee we charged to the patrons, by December1972 we were able to pay off all the debts. Fromthen on, we have been able to accumulate enoughrental moneyto pay cash for the paintings we buy. This is also our current buying policy.
Beginning in January 1973, after all the pictures were paid for. we decided to cut the monthly rental fee to $.50. This helped our circulation tremendously. But the greatest preakthrough in circulation came after the new building was finished. Along the wall facing the
art books, we have put up hanging panels to display our prints. The effect of the exposure and advertisement the prints are getting from the display is impressive. In the past, because they were stored in a small inconspicuous room, despite our repeated efforts to advertise
this service through newspaperarticles and library displays, they were knownonly to a limited, regular set of patrons. Nowwith nearly 90%
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of the prints in circulation all the time, and with manynew patrons makingthe "discovery" everyday, weare quite amazedhow"unknown"this service used to be.
Last surrmer(1974), we implementedtwo newpolicies concerning the prints collection. The first one is a newcirculation policy. Art prints can nowbe rented for periods of one month, two months or four months. The borrowers must decide on howlong they want to keep the prints at
the time they take them out. Renewalsare no longer possible. The reasoning behind the no-renewal policy is that phone-in renewals gave
us a lot of record-keeping problems, and the decision to lengthen the
loan period to a maximumof four monthsis the result of frequent requests from institutions wanting to borrowour prints to decorate their offices without having to change them every month. Wehave reserved the right
to circulate all new acquisitions for one month only in order to give themmore exposure and visibility. All prints that have reserves on them can be checked out for one monthonly.
The second newpolicy concerns acquisition of newprints. Wehave ventured into buying original prints from loc~l sources, e.g. the surrmer Street Art Fair. Since it was an experiment, we bought only five prints to sta.rt with. Their immediate long reserve lists prove that we are heading in the right direction. Thus our art collection has diversified from reproductions of famous·paintings to posters to original prints,
and thus satisfies various tastes of individual patrons.
Our current concern is the complaint that we do not have enough prints to circulate, because whatever pictures are 1n the library are almost always on reserve. Weare planning a meeting to find a solution to this problem.
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As the Chinese saying goes, "Whentaking a drink from a stream rememberits fountainhead." Whenwe look at the success and pros- perity of our circulating art print collection, wecan not help but rememberthe generosity of the Ladies Library Association that helped to makethe whole service possible.
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Ann Arbor Public Library
343 S. Fifth Ave. Ann Arbor, Mich. 48108 313-994-2333
Mrs. R.M. Oneal, Secretary Ladies' Library Association 501 Onondaga
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Homer R. Chance, Director
[1975)
Dear Mrs. Oneal:
I amvery happy to accept the reproduction of the architect's
sketches of the Ladies Library Association building on E. Huron Street. This appropiately framed print now adorns the walls of the
Assistant Director of the library and seems just right for that location. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. We greatly appreciate
the continuing interest and support from the Ladies Library Association.
Sincerely Yours,
~/L/tf:6/~G
Homer R. Chance Director of Libraries
A Community Servin· \)f the Ann Arbor Public Schools
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 The Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan Spring Meeting - April 11, 1975
The Spring meeting of the Ladies' Library Association
of Ann Arbor, Michigan was held on Friday, April 11, 1975,
at 3:00 P.M. at the home of Mrs. Howard Peckham, 2108 Vinewood, Ann Arbor.
Those present were: Anne Wunsch (Mrs. Ellis), Joan Innes (Mrs. Perry), Betty Hayden, (Mrs. Joseph B.), President Mary
Pryor (Mrs. Millard H.), Roberta Keniston (Mrs. Hayward), Marian Bader (Mrs. Arno), Eleanor Collins, Treasurer Alice
Wethey (Mrs. Harold E.), Margaret Cameron (Mrs. George T. ), Secretary Trudy Huntington (Mrs. David), Dorothy Peckham
(Mrs. Howard H.) and Zibby Oneal (Mrs. Robert). Helen Van Tyne (Mrs. Josselyn), Marcy Westerman (Mrs. W. Scott), and Carol
Plumer (Mrs. James M.) sent their regrets.
At 3:55, after a delicious tea, President Mary Pryor
called the meeting to order. Dorothy Peckham collected dues. Trudy Huntington read the minutes of the Fall meeting
and they were accepted.
Alice Wethey, the treasurer, reported that at year end,
December, 1974, our cash assets were $4,180.47 and our invested assets had a market value of $23,500.20. The latter figure represents a large drop from the figure reported for December, 1973, but Mrs. Wethey felt that recovery seemed on the way.
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Two checks of $500 each, voted at the Fall, 1973 and Spring, 1974 meetings, were issued to the Library.
Mrs. Wethey's report was accepted as read.
Anne Wunsch moved that another $500 be given to the Library in July. Margaret Cameron seconded the motion and the motion passed.
Trudy Huntington suggested that perhaps the $4,000 in cash assets should be invested in the market since the market was low. Marian Bader suggested investing the money in a time certificate which would pay a high rate of interest. Alice Wethey thought that we should wait for the market to stabilize before investing. various other suggestions were offered and discussed and a decision was made to turn the problem over to the Finance Committee for consideration and recommendation.
Roberta Keniston presented the Book Committee report for Isabel Haight, who could not be present. Twenty-five titles have been added since November at an approximate cost of $668.32 which leaves an approximate balance of $445.37 remain- ing. Mrs. Haight reported that nine members of the Ladies' Library Association toured the Library with Mrs. Chen and she thanked both Roberta Keniston and Helen Hall for all of their help and hard work on her committee. The Book Committee report was accepted with pleasure.
Mary Pryor congratulated the Book Committee on its ex- cellent work and particularly on the meeting held at the Library. She expressed the hope that future committees would follow its example and have tours.
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Mrs. Bader moved to elect Mrs. James G. Hayes and Mrs. William A. Frayer emeritus members of the Ladies' Library Association. Joan Innes seconded the motion and the motion
passed.
Trudy Huntington reported on notes that she had written
to Mrs. Stanley Dodge, Mrs. Josselyn Van Tyne and Mrs. Charles Vibbert informing them of their emeritus status and read the note she had written Mrs. Vibbert to the group.
Mrs. Pryor then opened the meeting to nominations for
new members and nominations were made. Mrs. Pryor suggested that
since some of the nominees were unfamiliar names to some of the members of the group, an effort should be made to provide in- formation about each one before the Fall meeting. She further stressed that new members being considered should have the time to devote to the work of the group.
There was no report of the Nominating Committee. Ordinarily all offices would be reelected, but because of altered circumstances some changes were made in the slate. Trudy Huntington, secretary, will be away during the 1975/76 year and Zibby Oneal agreed to take her place. Isabel Haight asked to retire as Book Chairman and Joan Innes accepted that place. Mrs. Bader then presented the slate:
Mary Pryor - President
Emma Mellenkamp - Vice-President
Joan Innes - Book Chairman Alice Wethey - Treasurer Zibby Oneal - Secretary
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  Mrs. Bader moved that the slate be accepted. Dorothy Peckham seconded the motion and the motion passed.
Dorothy Peckham read notes from carol Plumer, Marcy Westerman and Helen Van Tyne regretting their absences from
the meeting and then read an article from Library Chat which Mrs. Plumer enclosed. The article expressed regret that a prior issue of the Library Chat had failed to mention Mary Pryor's excellent talk at the dedication of the new addition to the Library.
Mrs. Pryor asked if there was any further old or new business.
Betty Hayden congratulated Trudy Huntington on institu- ting the use of first names in the minutes.
Mary Pryor thanked Dorothy Peckham for a most elegant tea. She said that she had thoroughly enjoyed her year in office and looked forward to continuing.
The meeting adjourned at 4:40 after another pleasant and productive afternoon.
Respectfully submitted,
Zibby Oneal, Secretary
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  LADIES' LIBRARY J\SSOCIA'rION
TREASURER'S ~EPORT
At the year end, December 31, 1974, our cash assets amounted
to $4,180.47,
$28,500.20.
the $43,470.00
charts of the stock market for December 31, 1974 and for April 6, 1975, will show that a recovery seems to be on the way. Our income has increased slightly from $1,981.60 in 1973 to $2,098.49 in 1974.
The two checks for $500.00 each, voted at the fall and spring meetings in 1973 and 1974 were duly issued and duly acknowledged by
and our 'l'his la.st reported
invested assets had a market value of
We have These and the
Attached to this report our financial situation, and ing for dividends and other
Mr. Chance.
paid for the safety check fees for our
deposit box for another special checking account
figure represents another large
on December 31, 1973. But the enclose:id
year.
are
we had in cash, in our two accounts and in petty cash, the sum of $4,180.47.
the only items of
the year. On
January l
[Retyped in August 1978]
expense
throughout
are two charts, one showing in detail
the other
disbursements.
the method of record-keep·-
Respectfully submitted,
Alice Sunderland Wethey,
Treasurer
April 11, 1975
orop from
624

                         'l'RBASURF.:RI s REFORT
31f 1974
VA.LUE
12/31/74 1,182,50
6,285,50
2,600.00 1,825,00 lr050,00 1,170,00 8,700,00 1,soo.00 1,725,00 2,152,50
$ 28,500.20
4,123.06 55,21
2,20 $ 32(680,67
5,00 1,000,00
J., 3 0
.4,123,06
55,21 2.20
$ 4,180.47
COMPANY SHARES DUQUESNE LIGHT 100
EASTMANKODAK 100 HOUSEHOLDFINANCE pf. 100
CONSUMERS' POWER 200
GENERAL PUB. U'rIL, 100 10 1/2 Phelps Dodge 40 29 1/4 STAND. OIL INDIANA 200
MOBIL OIL 50 SAFEWAYSTORES 50
43 1/2 36
34 1/2
DETROITBANK
70 30
3/4
Income
Dues
Dividends
Sale of rights Interest
Balance Jan. Income 1974
Savings account Checking account Petty cash
'I'otal assets
Expenditures
Expenses
1974
[Retyped
in August
1978]
Alice
Sunderland
Wethey,
Treasurer
J.. 60 1,944.62
.11 152,16
Safety
Library
Checking
Deposit Revolving
Account
Box
Fund
fees
LADIES' LIBP.P.RY ASSOCIAI' ION
Janua.ry 1 •• ['8CeJ11be;c
I NVES I'J:-lE~~TS
11 7/8 62 7 /8
DIVIDE~DS 172,00
400,00
168,00
88,00
330,00 160,00 65,00 132,10
26
9 1/8
$$
1, 1974
$ 3(088t38 2,098.49
s,186,77
1 1 006t30 $ 4,180,47
Cash, Dec, 1, 1974
Sovings account Checking account Petty ca.sh
,
625

                             COMPANY
DuqLtg EsKod Housh F Cons Pw GPU PhelpD StOind Mobil Safewy DetBkCp
Interest, Sale of Dues
Standard
Accounts
Special
Savings
Taxpayer
1st Quar Jan 1
2nd
Apr l
Apr 2
Quar
43.00 Jan ,_
82.00 Jan 17
59.38 Feb 20
100.00 Feb 26
42.00
22.00 80.00 40.00 20.00 44.00
43. 00 39.00 59.38
Mar 11 Mar 11 Mar 11 Apr 1 Apr 2
Dec 12 Dec 11 Dec 10
42.00
22.00
90.00 40.00
in
the Checking Account:
Arbor Account:
Bank:
-,
Ann Arbor Bank
132.10 $ 1,944.62
152.16 .11
1. 60 2,098.49
rights,
Oil
General
Indiana,
Public
stock
Utilities
identifying
number:
[Retyped August 1978)
of
split, 100
20-101380-6
00-938522-6
38-6055155
16
at
$41.50
Ann
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION DIVIP:2N~S 1974
Jul
Jul
40.00
5 Oct l
20.00
1 Sep 3
44.00
40.00 25.00 44.10
Income
sh. Dec.
Quar 3:::-d Quar Ji.11 1
43.00 43.00 Jul 2
32.00 39.00
4th Oct 1
Oct 2
Oct 16
Nov 20
'l'otal
172.00 192.00 237.52 400.00 168.00
88.00 330.00 160.00
65.00
Apr 15 Jul 15
59 38 59.38 Mar 20 Aug 20
100.00 100.00 May 28 Aug 26
42.00 42.00 Jun 11 Sep 13
22.00 22.00 Jun 11 Sep 11
80.00 80.00 Jun 11 Sep 10
100.00 Nov 25
Total
626

                 ,1
I l I I
1.
.. 64. 63 62 61
~
- 59
58
I ·-·- -
'
57
~6
55
S4
.....-.... 53
I
627

 LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
'---"' BOOK COMMITTEE REPORT November 1974 - April 1975
'-../
in charge of our collection, I was very glad the Ladies' Library Association took the time
It is with great regret that I cannot be with you today. At November (1974) meeting our President, Mrs. Pryor, asked me to
the
serve
was knowledgeable remain on suitable
rent book
Book Committee the
and I needed briefing
Mrs. Chen, librarian
that nine members of
to come to the library for a tour of the framed prints and the new location of our books as well as a general discussion. The question of lost books was raised and Mrs. Chen volunteered to make an inven-
tory of our collection.
Since Mrs. Wunsch 's report in November we have added 25 titles
cost of
I am unable recorded).
This
the members
as Book
Chairman for accept this
the remainder assignment as
of Mrs. Wunsch's term.
I
and to
find cur-
happy
to
the
the two Roberta
ladies
very experienced
titles, reviews.
researched Since
our present serving about of ordering
collection fifteen
and
years ago on
(one a
$668.32.
to give you the exact
replacement
(This word
book) sounds
Our present
means we have at least
amount until
$445.37,
that amount based on list
approximate. prices.
from
members, committee.
Helen Hall and Both of these
Keniston, worked
agreed hard to checked
balance is
which
is again
for a damaged approximate
During the year we received a few suggestions
the and bookkeeping has changed
method
on my duties. Having made an appointment with
for the approximate rather shady but all the discounts are
628

  ........_,,,,,.
which we
feel it her duty
As you know
was pleased to see our beautiful "Book of Kells'' as the main attrac-
tion
further Helen
gether
great
in the Irish show.
Our committee orders and I
greatly
appreciated to suggest the library
and I hope in the future everyone will titles.
and Roberta Attached is with Mrs.
a
on list
books ordered list which she
since the
last meeting, to-
had planned to meet
this past committee
Wednesday to place will consult with
trust
their suggestions.
of
has had several ethnic exhibits and I
that the new
Wunsch's
I would like to express my thanks to Helen and Roberta for the
enjoyment I had working with them.
Respectfully submitted
Isabel Haight, Chairman
Note: The book list did not appear in the secretary's records.
presented
in November.
629

  \.._.,,
Peckham Plumer
President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Chairman Representative
Mrs.
Mrs. Millard Pryor Robert Mellencamp
Johnnie Alexander Marian Bader Margaret Cameron Eleanor Collins Bertha Frayer
Isabel Haight Helen Hall Betty Hayden Mary Hays
(Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Miss (Mrs. (Mrs. (Miss (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs.
John) 788 Arno) 285 George) 1515 Eleanor) 703 William) 1939 Cameron) 2112 Helen) 715 Joseph) 1530 Griffith) 1555 David) 2037 Perry) 2100 Hayward) 2222 Robert) 2664 Robert) 501 Howard) 2106 James) 1280 Millard) 715 Harold) 1510
Arlington
Orchard
Trudy
Joan
Roberta
Emma Mellencamp
Ottawa
South
Jackson Avenue Vinewood
South Forest
Hill Street Washtenaw
Geddes Avenue Hill Street Fuller Road 7-Mile,So.Lyon Onandaga Vinewood
Astor Drive Spring Valley Cambridge
Zibby
Dorothy
Carol
Mary Pryor Alice Wethey
Mrs. John
Winter,
Jackson
YEAR OF ELECTION TO MEMBERSHIP
LADIES'
LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Oneal
Book
Committee
Library
Mrs. Scott
Hills Drive
Forest
Oneal
Wethey
Perry Westerman
663-5879 663-5898 662-0109 663-6255
663-4520 668-8033 668-6331 662-1430 761-8331 662-3902 662-4164 449-2931 769-0238
662-1230 662-2118 668-6225
32789
        93921
        07042
        48104
Huntington Innes
Keniston
Mrs. Stanley Dodge,
EMERITAE MEMBERS
315 New England Ave., Winter Park, Fla.
Mrs. Josselyn Mrs. Charles
Van Vibbert,
Carmel
Roosevelt
Valley Pl~
Manor, Carmel, Calif. SC, Montclair, N J. Ann Arbor, Michigan
1929 Winter
1930 Hays
1940 Dodge
1948 Hall, H.
1951 Haight
1951 Plumer
1951 Frayer
1951 Van Tyne (Emerita 1971 1951 Vibbert (Emerita 1968) 1951 Wethey
1956 Collins ....___,
MEMBERS and
OFFICERS OFFICERS
1975
-
1976
Tyne·· 1939
5
(Emerita 1970) (Emerita 1971)
1957 Keniston 1960 Innes
1960 Pryor
1962 Bader
1962 Cameron 1966 Mellencamp 1966 Peckham 1970 Huntington 1970 Oneal
1972 Westerman 1972 Wunsch
(died 1975 ?)
Council
Mrs.
MEMBERS
Avenue,
Mrs. Mrs.
Robert Harold
Innes
630

 The Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan Fall Meeting - November 14, 1975
The Fall meeting of the Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan was held on Friday, November 14, 1975, at 3 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Ellis Wunsch, 20Jl Hill Street.
Those present were: Mrs. Cameron Haight, Mrs. Hayward Keniston, Mrs. George Cameron, Mrs. Arno Bader, Mrs. Howard Peckham, Miss Eleanor Collins, Miss HAlen Hall, Mrs. Millard Pryor, Mrs. Scott Westerman, Mrs. Perry Innes, Mrs. Robert Mellencamp, Mrs. John Alexander, Mrs. James Plumer, Mrs. Ellis Wunsch and Mrs. Robert Oneal.
The meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m. by Mrs. Pryor. The minutes of the Spring meeting were read and approved with some changes.
Mrs. Alexander gave the Treasurer's report for Mrs. Wethey, who was absent.
Our cash assets were reported to be $5,124.37, Our in- vested assets had a market value of $35,878.25 as of November, 1975, showing a considerable gain over the figure reported at last Spring meeting.
Mrs. Wethey reported that the usual disbursements had been made since April 11, 1975, with a check for $500 having been sent to the Public Library.
The Treasurer's report was accepted as read.
Mrs. Plumer moved that another $500 be given to the Library in January. Mrs. Peckham seconded the motion and the motion passed.
631

 /
......._,,,
Mrs. Westerman presented the report from the Library Advisory Committee. She said that three main subjects were discussed:
1) Whether or not to open a temporary branch library
in Maple Village or Plymouth Mall. The main expense of such a branch would be salaries for staff which is estimated at $72,000.
2) The price of books and purchasing patterns was dis- cussed. The price of books has increased at an alarming rate with a 20% rise in the cost of hardbacks over the past 6-month period.
J) There was some initial discussion about computerizing circulation. The cost of such an operation was ques- tioned as well as its ultimate value in providing
better service.
Mrs. Keniston explained how a computerized system might expedite the circulation of books at the Library.
Mrs. Pryor suggested we pass on our ideas about a com- puterized system to Mrs. Westerman if we had strong feelings about it.
The group then voted and elected two new members, Mrs. Kirby Hall and Mrs. James O'Brien, who will be invited to join
the Ladies' Library Association.
Mrs. Pryor announced that Mrs. Plumer, Mrs. Haight and
Mrs. Cameron had agreed to form the Nominating Committee for this year and that they will report to the group at the Spring meeting.
2
632

 Miss Hall then showed the group a reproduction of the artist's sketches for the original Ladies' Library Building on East Huron Street published in The Inland Architect and Builder, Vol. VI, #2, 1885 and given to her by Mrs. Plumer. The reproduction had been matted and framed and will be presented to Mr. Chance for display at the Library rather than for the Library's archives.
Mrs. Pryor thanked Miss Hall for having the sketch framed and asked her to present it to Mr. Chance.
Mrs. Innes presented the report of the Book Committee. Nineteen books were purchased during the period covered by the report and a list of new books was given to the members.
The group agreed to put aside 1100 of the book fund to be used for local purchases.
The Book Committee report was accepted with pleasure. Mrs. Plumer suggested a letter of thanks be sent to
Mrs. Chen for her help with book selections and that congratulations on the birth of her son be included in the letter.
There was no further old business nor any new business.
Mrs. Bader moved to adjourn the meeting. Miss Collins seconded the motion. And so, after a delicious tea and a productive afternoon, the meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Zibby Oneal, secretary
3
63 3

  LADIES' LIBRARYf SSOCL\TIOI'l TRE..-".SURSER'EPORT,rrov. 14, 1975
As was expl::iined at the Povember meeting last year the fall report is only a summary one, since our fiscal records are now kept on the basis of the calendar year.
The usual disbursements have been made since 'pril 11, 1975: a check for w500.00 was sent to the Public Library, and the customary letter of thanks and acceptance has been received.
A summary of our current
Savings Account Checking nccount Petty cash
Value of stocks
financial
position:
5,073.01 49.16 2.20
The stock market climbed this year almost steadily from January to July, then fell part way back in August and Sept- ember, had a rally in October and now is f-:,lling again. t.fow- ever it is still considerably above the low point of last January, and the value of our investments today is nearly $7,000 above whet it was then. The trouble right no,i is, of crouse, the precarious financial si tu2tion of !-TewYork City. Until that is solved, the financial ,..,orld will continue to h~ve the jitters.
Respectfully submitted, CUt.c.e/.2w,1,o((,l,/ev,,,d ~1/ctl'/t
Alice Sunderland ,,ethey, Treasurer.
~
,;;
35,878.25 $ 41,002.62
634

  Books recommended for purchase July 1975:
1.
2.
3.
4. 5.
6. 7.
8.
Aslanapa, Oktay, Turkish Art and Architecture, Praeger, 1972.
Bromberg, Ruth, Canaletto's Etchings, Sotheby- Park Bernet, 1974.
Campbell, Joseph, The Mythic Image,Princeton University Press, 1975.
Genauer, Emily, Rufino Tarnaya, Abrams, 1975.
50.00
42.00
45.00
37.50 22.50
25.00 25.00 40.00
40.00
27.50 75.00
30.00 42.50 45.00
170.00
Hess, Hans, Richardson, H. H. ,
Grosz,
H. H. Library
McMillan,
Richardson
and Godine,
1974.
and His 1975.
Harvard
White, John, Pelican,
Barnett, R. and Loan New York
College
9. Kirn, Chewon and Row,
D., ed., Catalogue of the Permanent co11·ection of the Jewish Museum, London, Graphic Society, 1974.
and Lana Kirn Lee, Arts of Kores, Harper 1974.
10. French, Calvin. Shiba
11. Ansel Adams Images.
12. Great Architecture
Ordered September 25,
Kohan, 1974.
the World,
1. Clapp, and
2. Faensen, Architecture,
Anne de Antigquity,
Coursey, Artibus
Wen Cheng-Ming: the Asiae, Switzerland,
Hubert
and Valdirnir Putnam, 1975.
Ivanov, Early
George
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Art and Architecture in rtaly, h. D.
of 1975:
American
Heritage.
Ming Artist 1975.
Russian
3. Gudiol, Jose, Velazquez, 1599-1650, Viking, 1975.
4. Lafuente Ferrari, Enrique, El Greco: the Expression of His Final Years, Abrams, 1974.
5. McCall, Daniel F. and Edna G. Bay, eds., African Images: 29.50 Essays in African Iconology, Africana: Holmes and
Meir, 19 75.
6. Newton, Stella Mary, Renaissance Theatre Costume and the Sense of the Historic Past, Theatre Arts, 1975.
7. Roch, Ernst, ed., Arts of the Eskimo: Prints, Barre, 1975.
29.95 29.95
O'ff i•ce:
635

 ·,.___,
Mr. Homer Chance, Director Ann Arbor Public Library 343 South Fifth Avenue Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Dear Mr. Chance,
Association sketches
at
the Ladies' Library Association of Ann
Yours very truly,
Zibby Oneal, Ladies' Library
On
behalf of the reproduction
Ladies' of the
Library architect's
you to original
accept
Ladies'
will
in the Inland Architect and Builder, Vol. VI, No. 2, in 1885. May we offer them to you as a gift to the Ann Arbor Public Library from
be
a
of the Huron
Library building presented to you
constructed
by Miss Helen
324 East Hall. The
Street, sketches appeared
November
18, 1975
Arbor?
Secretary Association
may I ask
which
636

  '-..../
THELADIES' LIBRARYASSOCIATIONOF ANNARBOR,MICHIGAN Spring Meeting - May 7, 1976
The Spring meeting of the Ladies' Library Association of AnnArbor, Michigan was held on May 7, 1976 at 3 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Arno Bader.
Present were: Mrs. Howard Peckham, Miss Eleanor ColliRB, Mrs. Cameron Haight, Mrs. John Alexander, Mrs. Hayward Keniston, Mrs. James Plumer,
Mrs. James O'Brien, Mrs. Harold Wethey, Mrs. Robert Mellencamp, Mrs. Joseph Hayden, Mrs. Millard Pryor, Miss Helen Hall, Mrs. Arno Bader, Mrs. Perry Innes, Mrs. Kirby Hall and Mrs. Ellis Wunsch.
At 3:50, after a sumptuous tea, Mrs. Pryor called the meeting to order. She welcomed our new members, Kirby Hall and Rosemary O'Brien, and Mrs. Wethey issued a history of the organization to each of them.
Minutes of the Fall meeting were read and approved.
Ot great interest to the members was a 100 year old package which had
I
been discovered in the vault at the Bentley Historical Library and was marked with the instructions that it was to be opened in April, 1976 by the Ladies' Library Association. Mr.Richard Doolen of the Bentley Library spoke to the group about the discovery of the package and about old records of the
Ladies' Library Association which he had studied. He invited our group to hold a meeting at the Bentley Library, an invitation which we accepted enthusiastically.
Next, Mrs. Pryor opened the package. It contained a single volume bound in gold-tooled red calf, secured with a brass chain. Inside the volume there was a list of the first board of officers of the Ladies' Library Association and a list of its original 61 members. In addition
637

 there was a Role of Immortality which contained the signatures of the
first contributors and members and there was information about the early attempts to raise money for the founding of the AnnArbor Public Library. Weread pages 15-18 of the volume and Mrs. Pryor suggested a committee be appointed to go through the book and excerpt parts to be read to the group. Further, she suggested that this committee formulate a contemporary
history of our group and a membership list to be added to the volume.
Mrs. Wethey gave the Treasurer's report. As of December 31, 1975 our cash assets amounted to $5,536.25 and our investments has a market value of $39,002.50, representing an increase of about $10,500 over December, 1974. Mrs. Wethey reported that two checks of $500 each had been issued to the AnnArbor Public Library.
Mrs. Wethey's report was accepted as read.
Mrs. Bader moved that we give $500 to the Library in July. The motion passed.
Mrs. Innes gave the report of the Book Committee. Fewer books were bought during the period between November and April. We have quite a bit
of money to spend in the Library fund and she asked for members' suggestions as to books we might consider buying. The report was accepted as read.
Mrs. Plumer gave the Library Advisory report for Mrs. Westerman which included Mrs. Westerman's observations for the Advisory Committee's
activities from September, 1975 to April, 197$, Mrs. Westerman has generously offered to continue in this job during the coming year.
Mrs. Plumer then gave the report of the Nominating Committee. The proposed slate was as follows:
638

 President: Mrs. Hayward Keniston Vice-President: Miss Eleanor Collins Secretary: Mrs. Robert Oneal Treasurer: Mrs. Harold Wethey
Book Chairman: Mrs. Pebry Innes
Mrs. Ha~den moved that the slate be accepted.
!"eproduction
The motion carried. of the]
Miss Hall reported that she had given the,. artist's s'ketch for the original Ladies' Library Building to Mr. Chance at the Library and that he had been pleased. Mrs. Pryor suggested that a copy of the picuure be included in the centennial book.
A number of other suggestions of items for inclusion in the book were made. Decisions were left to Mrs. Keniston and Miss Collins.
Mrs. Pryor thanked the officers and committee members for their help during her term of office, said she had enjoyed being president and turned the meeting over to Mrs. Keniston.
There was some discussion as to how to preserve the paper in which the
(The superscription was recogniza.bly in the handwriting of Sarah Caswell Angell.)
centennial book had been wrapped. A Then, since there was no further old or new business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:45, after a pleasant and exciting afternoon.
Respectfully submitted,
~~~o •= Q_ Zibby Oneal, Secretary
639

  TREASURER'S REPORT
May 7, 1976
At the $5,536.25 This is an
year end, and our
to
had
a market value $10,500.00 over all been reading
1000 mark recently, But the particular
in
Dow-Jones first time stocks that
stock
Composite Index
about
December
United
17 years.
profits of the 13.3 per cent
two checks
issued and duly
The each were the safety
Library by
Revolving
Mr. Chance,
Attached to this report
are my usual ation, and
charts, the other the dividend
one showing and interest
submitted,
our financial situ- record.
Treasurer.
[Retyped in
August 1978]
market
Stock Dow-Jones
December investments
of
I'm sure
Index
since mid-January
31, 1975, our
cash assets
amounted $39,002.50.
$50,000.00. Composite Index
1000,
500 largest corporations in the
azine this week that
increase 1974.
approximately you have
of their
worth the
States dropped
in 1975, the largest decline
in
soaring up
beyond the
of
for
group of
deposit box supplementary
for
another
year.
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
make up that Index
any more. A comparison with
is
interesting. In 1973 Index read 66 and our
1973. doesn't
1000
than
the
back up from the low of 32 in October 1974. That our economy is by no means out of the doldrums is shown by the report of Fortune Mag-
the Composite
very
when the
holdings were worth
Just now when the
read only 55, about three quarters of the way
for the Public acknowledged
Fund for $500 and we rented
Respectfully
Alice Sunderland Wethey,
accurately
the New York
reflect
the Exchange's
went over more
Dow-Jones again
went over
the
640

              TREASURER'S REPORT
COMPANY
DUQUESNE LIGHT
EASTMAN KODAK HOUSEHOLDFINANCE pf. CONSUMERS' POWER GEN. PUB. UTILITIES PHELPS DODGE
VALUE
1,750.00 10,625.00 3,600.00
3,800.00 1,687.50 1,450.00 8,475.00 2,343.75
92.50 2,243.75 43.25 193.20 3,027.50
$ 2,129.72 $ 39,002.50 account 5,482.74
STAND OIL INDIANA
MOBIL OIL
SAFEWAYSTORES 50 44.875 DETROITBANK
Income
Dues 2.15 Dividends 2,129.72 Interest 232.46
$ 2,364.33
Safety
Library Checking
Deposit Revolving
account
Box
Fund
Balance Jan. 1. 1975 4,180.47
Cash, Savings
Dec.
1,
1975
Income
Expenses
[Retyped
during 1975
during 1975
2,361.83
6,542.30 1,006.05
$ 5,536.25
account account
in August 1978)
Alice Sunderland
Wethey,
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
January 1 - December 31, 1975
INVESTMENTS
SHARES PRICE DIVIDENDS 12/31/7§
641
100 17.50 172.00 100 106.25 206.00 100 36 237.52 200 19 400.00 100 16.875 168.00
40 36.25 88.00 200 42.375 400.00 50 46.875 170.00
70
Savings Checking
account
49.16 4.35
$ 44,538.75
5.00 1,000.00
1.05 $1,006.05
5,482.74 49.16
4.35
$ 5,536.25
Treasurer
Petty Total
cash assets
Expenditures
Checking Petty cash
fees

                                        COMPANY 1st Quar
Dividends
2nd Quar Apr 1
43.00 Apr 2
39.00
Apr 16
59.38
1975
3rd Quar
4th Quar
DuqLtg
EsKod
Housh F Cons Pw GPU PhelpD SrOind Mobil Safewy DetBkCp
Interest, Dues
43.00 39.00 59.38
100.00 Aug 25
42.00 Sep 11
22.00
100.00 Sep 10
1
2
15
172.00
Jan 2
43.00
Jan 3
89.00
Jan 20 59.38
Feb 20
100.00
Feb 26 42.00
Mar 10 22.00
Mar 10
100.00 Mar 10
Jul
Jul
Jul
1
2 10
Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Oct Oct
Total
43.00
39.00 206.00 58.38 237.52
20
100.00 400.00
Jan 2 Jan 2
42.50 22.50 48.30
42.50
22.50 48.30
Jul
Jun 30
42.50
22.50 48.30
42.50 170.00
25.00 92.50
48.30 193.20 $ 2,129.72
232.46
2.15 2,364.33
Ann Arbor Bank
Accounts in the Ann Arbor Bank:
Special
Savings Taxpayer
[Retyped
checking account:
account
identifying number
August 1978]
20-101380-6
00-938522-6
38-6055155
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
May May Jun Jun Jun Apr Apr
20
100.00
23
11
Aug 20
42.00
28
10
1 1
42.00 168.00
22.00 100.00
10
2 1
11 11
10
Sep 11
1
22.00
100.00 400.00
642
88.00

  LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION Books ordered for the Association, January, 1976:
1. Frontier America: The Far West, Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
29.50
40.00
29.50
65.00
25.00
25.00
60.00
32.50
2. Albert Christ-Janer, George Abrams.
3. Irma B. Jaffe, John Trumbull: of the American Revolution,
Society/ Little Brown,
4. James M. Dennis, Grant Wood: A Study in American
Art and Culture, 5. Harold Wethey, The
The Mythological Phaidon, 1975.
Viking, 1975.
Paintings of and Historical
Titian, III, Paintings,
Viking,
6. The Hudson River and Its Paintings, 1975.
7. Art and
8. Roseline
Harper and Row.
Architecture in
Italy, Penguin. One Hundred
Bacou, Millet:
Drawings,
9. Adhemar, Jean and Fran9oise
Cachin,
Degas: The and Monotypes,
Complete Etchings, Lithographs Viking, 1975.
Caleb
Bigham,
Patriot-Artist
New York Graphic 1975.
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  LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
REPORT OF THE LIBRARY ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETINGS, Sept. '75 - Apr. '76.
This informal report Association for the May attend and have been the to the Advisory Council,
The chairperson Meetings were held the annual report is available mailed to Mrs. Bader for
is being sent meeting, 1976.
to the Ladies' Library Since I am unable to from the Association
Library patronage Sunday hours at the
The periodical
has increased Main Library have
rather than in Computer
bound system
collections
volumes.
rather than card
for the 1980
system Library of
considered
trans-
to open operated
to prepare our tion to computers.
A Maple Village
a "storefront branch,"
is being Congress
library
for
representative
these are my observations.
this year has been Mr. Eric Warden.
second Monday evening each month. An
in June circulation
each year. Our to any interested 10 % over last
copy will be member.
year.
leased
housing 10,000
negotiated and to be
8 hours a day, Monday - Saturday and 3 evenings.
Bicentennial during the week
This chart is given to the
Amnesty for of April 4-9, of circulation committee each
fines on overdue 1976.
books was a
success
One
been successful.
have been placed on MICROFICHE
location is being volumes
comparisons is of interest. month.
Marcine P. Westerman
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   President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Chairman,
Book
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Mrs. David Huntington
(Trudy), 2037 Geddes Ave.,
48104
Mrs. Harold Mrs. Ellis
Mrs. Stanley
Mrs. Josselyn Van Tyne,
1510 Cambridge Hill St., 48104
Rd.,
Winter
48104
Park, Cal.,
Mrs. Charles
Vibbert,
5
Pl.,
Apt.
Carmel,
SC, Montclair,
Officers
Committee
and members, Officers
Fall 1976
Mrs. Hayward Keniston Miss Eleanor Collins Mrs. Robert Oneal Mrs. Harold Wethey Mrs. Perry Innes
Members
Mrs. John Alexander {Johnny), 788 Arlington Blvd., 48104 (1957)
Mrs. Arno Bader (Marian), 285 Orchard Hill Dr., 48104
Mrs. George Cameron (Margaret), 1515 Ottawa Dr., 48105 Miss Eleanor Collins, 703 South Forest Ave., 48104
Mrs. William A. Frayer (Bertha), 1939 Jackson Ave., 48103 Mrs. Cameron Haight (Isabel), 2112 Vinewood Blvd., 48104
(1962) (1962) (1956) (1951) (1951) (1948) (1976) (1940) (1930) (1970) (1960) (1957)
48178(1966) (1976)
(1970) (1966) (1951) (1960) (1972) (1951) (1972)
Fla., 32789 93921
N.J. 07042
Miss Helen
Mrs. Kirby
Mrs. Joseph
Mrs. James G. Hays (Mary), 1555 Washtenaw Ave., 48104
B. Hall, 715 South
T. Hall (Kirby), 12
Forest Ave., 48104
R. Hayden (Betty),
Mrs. R. Perry
Mrs. Hayward
Mrs. Robert
Mrs. James
Mrs. Robert
Mrs. Howard
Mrs. James
Mrs. Millard H. Pryor (Mary), 715 Spring Valley Dr., 48105 Mrs. W. Scott Westerman (Marcy), 1926 Hampton Ct., 48103
Innes Keniston
E. Mellencamp (Emma),
L. O'Brien M. Oneal
H. Peckham
(Rosemary), (Zibby), 501
2664 7-Mile Rad.,
2126 Highland Rd., Onondaga, 48104
2108 Vinewood, 48104
M. Plumer
E. Wethey (Alice), Wunsch (Ann), 2031
Astor Dr., 48104
D. Dodge,
Emeritus 315 New
Carmel Roosevelt
Members England Ave., Valley Manor,
(Joan), 2100 (Roberta),
Hill St., 48104 2222 Fuller Rd.,
48105 So.
(Dorothy), (Carol), 1290
Geddes
1530 Hill St., 48104
Heights, 48104
Lyon, 48104
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THELADIES' LIBRARYASSOCIATIONOF ANNARBOR,MICHIGAN Fall Meeting - November 12, 1976
The Fall meeting of the Ladies' Library Association of
Ann Arbor, Michigan was held on November 12, 1976 at 3 o'clock at the Bentley Historical Library.
Present were: Mrs. Robert Mellencamp, Mrs. James Plumer, Mrs. Millard Pryor, Mrs. Harold Wethey, Mrs. Scott Westerman, Mrs. Joseph Hayden, Mrs. David Huntington, Mrs. James O'Brien, Mrs. Arno Bader,
Mrs. John Alexander, Miss Helen Hall, Mrs. Hayward Keniston, Mrs.
Ellis Wunsch, Miss Eleanor Collins, Mrs. Cameron Haight, Mrs. Kirby Hall and Mrs. Robert Oneal.
At 3:40, after a delicious tea and an opportunity to look at a selection of early records of the Ladies' Library Association, the members were called
together by Mrs. Keniston.
Dr. Robert Warner welcomed us to the Bentley Library and spoke of the
library's resources particularly in reference to women.
come to the library at any time and to look into the records of the Ladies'
I,iorary - Association.
The minutes of the Spring meeting were read and approved after amendments. Mrs. Wethey gave the Treasurer's report. As of November, 1976 our
cash assets amounted to $6,591.53. Our investments had a market value of $42,185.50, which was only about $3,775 below their highest point at the
end of 1972 despite some uncertainty in the market. Mrs. Wethey reported that a check for $500 had been sent to the Public Library in May.
He invited us to
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Mrs. Pryor moved that we send a check for $500 to the Public Library in January. The motion passed.
Mrs. Oneal presented the report of the Book Committee for Mrs. Innes. Twenty-four new books were ordered in September. Members were asked to
submit any suggestions for additional purchases which they might have. Because we have such a lot of money to spend on books most years,
some members felt we should perhaps think of alternative gifts to the Library.
Many suggestions were made. These included the gift of a slide projector
and architectural slides, the possibility of buying duplicates of some of the
most popular books, the purchase of art books for children and the commissioning of a biography of Alice Freeman Palmer. There was much discussion.
Mrs. Westerman reported on the Library Advisory Committee. She discussed the computerized card catalogue and the sculpture recently pur=
chased for the Library garden.
Mrs. Pryor presented the report of the committee to assemble materials
to include in the Centennial Book. Membersof the committee are: Mrs. Pryor, chairman? Mrs. Haight, Miss Hall and Mrs. Wethey.
The committee suggested the following items for inclusion: 1. A resume of the organization's activities.
2. The signatures of the members o~ of 1976.
3. A personal sketch of each member, telling about herself and her
activities in about 100-150 words. It was decided not to include photo- graphs of members, but we voted to include the sketches. They are to be sent to Mrs. Pryor by April 1.
4. Other inclusions: pictures of the cornerstonej newspaper clippings; Miss Hall's sesquicentennial articlej an article from the Wellesley College paper .
......._,,
Mrs. Wethey's report was accepted as read.
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5. Mrs. Wethey's financial history of the organization which Mrs. Wethey read aloud to the group .
Mrs. Plumer made a motion to authorize the committee to make the necessary expenditures for this project. The motion carried.
Mrs. Pryor asked for other suggestions for inclusion.
Mrs. Plumer asked that we include the Wellesley College magazine containing a picture of and poem by Alice Freeman Palmer because of her link to Michigan.
Mrs. Keniston commendedthe committee on its work.
Mrs. Keniston reported that mention of the Centennial Book had been made in the Bentley Library bulletin, in the Michigan Alumnus and in several other places including the Michigan Daily, which clipping she showed to the group.
She then announced the Nominating Committee members who will prepare
a slate for the Spring meeting and possibly suggest new members. The committee includes: Mrs Alexander, chairman, Miss Hall and Mrs. Mellencamp.
Mrs. Keniston reported that Mr. Chance is retiring from the Library
in the Spring and that a celebration is being planned in his honor on
June 18 to which members of the Ladies' Library Association will be invited.
The Spring meeting date was suggested. Volunteers to hold meetings were asked for.
Mrs. Alexander moved that all reports be accepted. The motion passed.
Since there was no further old or new business the meeting was adjourned at 4:50.
Respectfully submitted,
Zibby Oneal, Secretary
648

   TREASURER'S REPORT, Since our fiscal
November 12, 1976 are now kept on the basis of the
thanks
and acceptance
has been current account
received.
financial
A summary
of our
Savings
position: $ 6,585.02
40.36 6.15
6,591.53 42,185.50
$ 48,777.03 precipitously in
The stock then more in October,
Checking Petty cash
account
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
records report is
for $500 was sent to the Public Library and the expected letter of
calendar year, this
The usual disbursements
only a
have been made since May 7: a check
Value of investments
market climbed very gradually through
January this was some de-
only about
year,
cline
$ 3,775 below their highest point at the end of 1972. Our savings account is larger than usual, but it brings in the good return of 5 %, so there is really no hurry about investing some of it. After the inauguration of Mr. Carter in January we can better estimate
the future of the market.
Respectfully submitted.
Alice Sunderland Wethey, Treasurer
September. There but at the moment our holdings are
summary one.
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14.
15.
10. 11.
Lee, Sherman, History of Far Eastern ~rt, Abrams, 1975, $25.00 Lipchi tz, Jacques, Jacques Lipehitz, Abra.Jlls,1975 :>35..00
Minnick, Helen Benton, Japanese Costume_ and the Makers of the Zlcgant Tradition, Tuttle Press, 1963
Monthan, Guy and Doris, Art and Indian Individualists, Northland Press Spring, 1975 Catalogue, l35.00
Neave-Hill, ',/.3.H., Chinese Cerae1ics, St. Martin 1 s,, 1976, •S3.5.00
?uppi, Lionello, Andrea Palladio, New York Graphic Society, 1975, ;547.50
of Art, 1975, 535.00
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Books Ordered for LADI~ ~I3R~1Y Septerpber, 1976
1. Averil, Francois and others, The Year 1200 a s,mcosium, Metropolitan Museum
2. Bacou, Roseline, Piranesi: etchings and d.rawin5s, Little, 1975 ~19.95
3. 3oisselier, Jean, T:1e Heritage of Thai Sculoture 1 Lippincott, 1975 360.00
4. Cahill, James, Art of Southern Sung China, Arno Press, 1975 S24.00
5. Gaya-Nuno, Juan Gris, NewYork Graphic Society, 1975 547.50
6. Giurgola, Homaido, Louis I. Kahn, Westview Fress, 1975 539.50
7. Heyden, Doris, Pre-Columbian Architecture of Hesoa;3erica, Abrams, 1976, p37.50
8. Heyerdahl, Thor, The Art of Easter Island, Doubleday, 1976, ~35.00
9. Krauss, Theodore, Pompeii and Herculaneum; the living citiies of the dead, Abrams, 1975, S35.00
16. Robertson, Hartin, A History of Greek Art, 2 vols., Cambridge Univ. Press,
1976, J75.oo
17. Schapiro, Meyer, Romanesaue Art, Selected E'apers, Yol. l, Braziller, 1975, S30.00
18. Segal, George, George Segal, Abrams, 1975, 637.50
19. Stern, Harold P., Birds, Beasts 1 Blossoms and Bugs: the n~ture of Japan, Abrams, 1976, J30.oo
20. Strong, Vonga.ld, RomanArt, Art iiistory, 540.00
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 21. Weitzman.n, Kurt, The Place of Book Illumination in Byzantine Art, Princeton, 1976, J28.50
22. Wilmerding, John, American Rrt, Penguin, 1976, j40.00
23. Yale University Art Gallery, American Art; 1750-1800: towards indeoendence,
New York Graphic Society, 1976, 522.5()
24. Zarecki, George, Art of the Medieval World, Abrams, 1975, s15.95
651

 THELADIES' LIBRARYASSOCIATIOONF ANNARBOR,MICHIGAN Spring Meeting - April 16, 1977
The Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan held its Spring meeting on April 16, 1977 at 3 o'clock at the home of Mrs. David Huntington.
Present were: Mrs. Joseph Hayden, Mrs. HaywardKeniston, Mrs. Kirby Hall, Mrs. David Huntington, Miss Helen Hall, Mrs. Millard Pryor, Mra. Cameron Haight, Miss Eleanor Collins, Mrs. HowardPeckham, Mrs. James O'Brien, Mrs. Ellis Wunsch, Mrs. Scott Westerman, Mrs. Harold Wethey, Mrs. James Plumer and Mrs. Perry Innes.
At 3:40 the members were called together by Mrs. Keniston.
The chairman of the Book Committee, Mrs. Innes, distributed a list of books purchased in 1977. She has reviewed all books purchased since 1970: 105 European art, 48 on American art, 28 on Far Eastern Art, 6 on South American art, 3 on African art and 4 on Near Eastern art. This review was done in response to the question of too much emphasis on Far Eastern art.
Mrs. Wunsch commented that some books, especially those on Africa. were 'junk.' The biography of Georgia O'Keefe is in great demand at the Library
and this was discussed. Discussion followed on sources to consult for finding better quality books.
It was mentioned that Pelican series books were not completely represented in the Library collection and several people felt we should fill this gap, including pur~hase of newer editions in the series.
The Childrens' Librarian has talked to the Book Committee about a contribution from us for the small collection of reproductions of art works being lent to children. Mrs. Innes has agreed to explore this idea with
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members of the Ladies' Library Association, including biographical literature about great artists, whichn is lacking for children. Members expressed interest
in the subject. Mrs. Plumer complimented Mrs. Innes on her conscientious efforts on the committee.
Mrs. Keniston asked whether we should give more money to the Library.
Mrs. Plumer suggested that we do this and there were many 'nays'. After
much discussion pro and con Mrs. Pryor made a motion to mamntain our present gift of $500, raising the contribution in the Fall if the Childrens' Librarian, Mrs. Schaeffer, has a list of books and pictures thea.
Mrs. Westerman gave a report on the Library Council. The new branch library will be opened soon in Maple Village. She discussed the loving Library program, Mr. Chance's retirement and other things. Mrs. Plumer moved that
the report be approved. Approval was given.
Mrs. Pryor gave a report on the assembling of material for the Centennaal Book. She read her forward for the book and reported on items that would be' included in the package including autobiographies. Mrs. Pryor reported that Mr. Craven will make a book of bound leather, will dip each page in acid-free solution'.in or1er to preserve it and that the cost will be about $70.00.
Mrs. Pryor was complimented on the good job she and her committee had done. We discussed having copies made and decided that we would like to
have them made for everyone. Mrs. Pryor will have this done at a copying shop.
Mrs. Keniston discussed Mr. Chance's retirement party. It will be held on June 18 in Saline. All Ladies' Library members are invited.
Mrs. Peckham's resignation from the Ladies' Library Association was noted with regret. She will be moving to North Carolina in May.
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Miss Hall presented the report of the Nominating Committe for it3 Chairman, Mr3. Alexander. The names proposed were:
President: Mrs. George Cameron Vice-President: Miss Eleanor Collins Secretary: Mrs. Robert Oneal Treasurer: Mrs. Harold Wethey
Book Chairman: Mrs. Perry Innes
The slate was approved by ·the members.
Mrs. O'brien proposed that we thank Mrs. Keniston, retiring president, for her good services.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 after a delightful afternoon.
Respectfully submitted,
Joan Innes
(for Zibby Oneal, Secretary)
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 TREASURER'S REPORT
April
14, 1977
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
At the year's end, December 31, 1976, our assets in
in investments amounted to $52,716.19. a very high figure
considering that at the bottom of the long slide of the Stock Mar- ket in December 1974 they amounted to $32,680.67. The previous
peak was in October 1972 when we were worth $52,019.95. All of
our investments have
with the sole exception of Eastman Kodak, which has taken a tumble
increased in value since December 31, 1975,
of about 20 points. amounted to $2,514.74.
The bill for the
was paid and two checks of $500.00 each we:re issued for the Public
Library Librarian
I
uation and our method of record-keeping
Our income edges up year by year and in 1976
Revolving Fund. The customary have been received.
letters of thanks from the
in detail our financial sit- for our income.
submitted,
attach the usual charts showing
[Retyped August 1978]
safety deposit box, now $7.50, up fron $5.00,
Respectfully
Alice Sunderland Wethey, Treasurer
cash and
indeed,
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                    TREASURER1 S
REPO~T
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Janua,ry l,.. Decemh~J."
COMPANY
SHARES
INVESTMENTS
PRICE DIVIDENDS
3].r 1976
VALUE 12/31/76
2,050.00
8,600.00
4,800.00 4,525.00 1,950.00 1,650.00
11,925.00 3,250.00 2,506.25 4,417.50
$ 45,673.75 6,995.48
40.36 6.60
$ 52,716.19
DUQUESNE LIGHT
EASTMAN KODAK 100
HOUSEHOLDFINANCE pf. CONSUMERS' POWER 200 GEN. PUB. UTIL. 100 PHELPS DODGE
STAND. OIL INDIANA
MOBIL 50 SAFEWAYSTORES 50 DETROITBANK
Income
Dues Dividends Interest
Balance
Income
Expenses
[Retyped
Expenditures Safety Deposit
Box
fees
7.50 1,000.00
1.05
1,008.55
6,995.48 40.36
6.60
7,042.44
Treasurer
Jan. during
5.536.25
Cash,
Dec. 31, account
account
1976
during
August 1978)
Alice
Sunderland Wethey,
Savings
Checking
Petty
2.00
2,207.35
305.39 2,514.74
1 1 1976
1976 2,514.74
8,050.99
1976 1,008.55 $ 7,042.44
cash
100 20 1/2
172.00 206.00 237.52 400.00 168.00
88.00 460.00 132.50 127.50 215.35
$ 2,207.35
100 48
22 5/8
19 1/2 40 41 1/4 200 59 5/8
93
account account
65
50 1/8 47 1/2
Library Checking
Revolving account
Fund
86
Savings Checking Petty cash
$
656

                     COMPANY Lst Quar
Dividends
2nd Quar Apr 1
1976
3rd Quar Jul 1
43.00
Jul 1
39.00 July 19
59.38
Aug 23 100.00
Aug 25 Oct 13 Sep 10
115.00 Sep 10
missin9. Jun 30
4th Quar Oct 1
Total
172.00
206.00
237.52 400.00 168.00
88.00
460.00 132.50 127.50
DuqLtg EsKod Housh F Cons Pw GPU PhelpD StOind Mobil
Safewy
DetBkCp
Interest,
Dues
Jan 5
43.00
Jan 5
89.00
Jan 19
59.38
Feb 20
100.00 Feb 25
42.00 Mar 11
22.00
115.00 Mar 11
42.50 Jan 3
25.00 Jan 3
48.30
Ann Arbor Bank
Apr 2 Apr 19 May 20 May 26 Jun 11 Jun 11 Jun 10 Mar 31 Mar 5
43.00 39.00 59.38
100.00 42.00 22.00
115.00
42.00
25.00 48.30
Oct 4
Oct 18
43.00 39.00 59.38
Mar 11
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Detroitbank, 23 shares, Sept. 10, 1976, 33 1/3 % stock dividend, Certificate no. DO 34907.
Note:
Accounts
Special Savings
[Retyped
The extra payment from Detroitbank
is an Safeway
extra
Stores payment
now
dividend.
The apparently extra
payment from
Two years
change of year.
Bank:
20-101380-6
00-938522-6
straightens date was
was shifted
identifying
38-60555155
out the sequence. shifted across back again.
ago
their Just
in the checking account:
August
Ann
Arbor
Taxpayer number:
1978]
Alice
Sunderland Wethey, Treasurer
account:
the
it
Jun 30
25.00 48.30
Sep 20 Dec 31 Sep 30 Oct 27
47.50 25.00
27.50 55.80 15.13
42.00
22.00
42.00
22.00
Nov 23 100.00
Nov 25 Dec 13 Dec 13
115.00 Dec 13
215.83 $ 2,207.35
305.39 2.00
$ 2,514.74
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  Mrs. Howard H. Peckham 2108 Vinewood Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104
April
Dear Friends,
Many of you know that Howard is retiring
14, 1977
from the Clements Library and we are moving to a new home in
Hendersonville,
As a result
North Carolina.
it is with much regret that I find it
necessary to resign My membership in this
from the
group has been most enjoyable and
rewarding during
I wish each one of you, as well as the Association,
the best of luck and prosperity in future years.
Sincerely
Dorothy Peckham
these years.
LadiesJ Library Association.
659

  LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION REPORT OF THE BOOK COMMITTEE
April
1977
70.00
14.95
25.00
49.50
25.00
55.00
35.00
32.50
60.00
35.00
25.00
30.00
37.50
35.00
Books ordered:
All the Paintings of the A Complete Illustrated 1977.
Batterberry, A. R., The
Art for Young People, Pantheon, 1976.
Brown, Jonathan,
University Press, 1977.
Cabanne, Pierre, The Brothers Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Graphic Society, 1976.
Cahill, James Painting of
Clark, Kenneth, Dante's "Devine
Espejel, Carlos and
Ceramics, Giedion-Welcker,
in Volume Giteau, Madeleine, The
(Evolution
The Drawings Comedy,"
by Sandro Harper and
C. Roca,
Botticelli Row,
Mexican
Universe, Carola,
Contemporary and Space),
Sculpture Wittenborn,
of Angkor,
Francisco 1976.
Rijkmuseum Catalogue,
in Amsterdam:
Civilization 1976.
Rizzoli Institute,
Green, Christopher, Leger and the Avant-Garde, Yale
University Press, 1976.
Hanson, Anne Coffin, Manet and the Modern Tradition, Yale University Press, 1976.
Keay, Carolyn,
1976.
Lauf, Detlef of Tantra,
Line, Les and
Book of Wild Birds,
Beyond a River:
Henri Rousseau, Rozzoli Institute,
Inga, Tibetan Sacred Art: The Heritage
Sharnbhala,
1976.
Russell
The Audubon Society
Franklin,
Abrams, 1976.
Abner
Schram,
American
Princeton
Duchamp: Jacques Villon, Marcel Duchamp, New York
Pantheon Story of
Murillo and His Drawings,
Francis, Hills
the Yuan Dynasty, Weatherhill,
Chinese 1976.
for
1976. Folk
1961.
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  Lipman, Jean,
Lipman Jean Painting
Millard, Charles
Princeton University Press, 1976.
Tancock, 1976.
Walker,
D. c.,
John, The
John, The Abrams,
Sculpture of Aguste
National Gallery of 1976.
Art, Washington,
Calder's Universe, Viking,
1976.
28.50 35.00
19.50
40.00
45.00
and Helen M. and Sculpture
Franc, Bright Since 1776,
Stars:
Dutton, Edgar
Rodin,
American
1976.
Degas,
Godine,
W., The Sculpture
of

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  Report to Ladies Library Association
April, 1977 from their respresentative to Library Advisory Committee
'-----'
The monthly meetings of the Library Advisory Committee this year have been interesting and productive. Agendas reflected the growth of services and personnel changes, committee attention to matters of policy for use of meeting rooms, and awareness of our inter-library
relationships with the
It is anticipated
service library facility
Village Shopping Center. It will be called the Ann Arbor Public Library West Branch, Hours of service will include Saturday and evenings and should be at least 52hours each week.
In July 1976, the Ann:Arbor Public Library joined •the Ohio College Library Computer System which offers bibliographic information about 900,000 books located in the 1400 member libraries. In February, the OCLC-100 console was installed here and is being used for this purpose.
Two new librarians assumed responsibilities for the children and youth services in the Loving Branch and Main Library. They came to the committee to describe expanded services which now include teen cinema programs some evenings, circulation of 60 miniature reporductions of art prints for which no fee is charged, a bedtime storyhour on one Friday evening each month, games which help with reading skills to be circulated for home use. Marcia Shafer is the Main Library children
'-----a'nd youth service librarian and Kathleen Kevorkian ~eads the Loving Branch children-youth services.
Newmedia collections have been added to the first floor listening area of the Main Library. Cassette tape collection of 90 titles (list attached) and a sound film strip kit and viewer service for functionally illiterate and non-&nglish speaking adults are now available there.
Meeting rooms use policies were studied and revised to conform with the Ann Arbor Public School policies for .use of such areas. (Copy of the revised policy and application form attached) In the March issue of Letter From South Fifth Avenue a listing of selected events scheduled for meeting rooms appears for the months of March and April. This shows the diversity of programs,: both community and lib.rary-sponsored.
Magazine and periodical area in the Main Library is creating aware- ness of the scope of those collections. Each month 4 different magazines
(~opy of current'issue) appear in prominent display rack for patrons to look at.
The announced retirement of Homer Chance, current director of the
Ann Arbor Public Libraries has prompted activity related to selecting
his successor. Dr. Robert Potts and the committee have sought recommenda- tions related to job description which was circulated to the Library Advisory Committee members as it was to other related groups.
'-----'
Respectfully submitted, Marcine P. Westerman
state library system.
that June 1977 will see the opening of a full- which is a storefront branch located in Maple
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l'r.e t1nn ,\r 1''">1' ? 1 ihlic LP··l':.?.l'Y is .::t F1.1l1lic :-:c!1•>0l f-:;.cili..ty ,,·:-.0sc :v:-::;ti.ne- ......__,,. t·oo:r.s a.r~ av;i.ilahl~ for 11se 11.!Ylr.n• con-1iti0ns p-;;r:id.tte-i J,y the :;chool co.le i.n
accol"iance with t:~c r-,,1icy of tr.o ~oar-:i of Sch:,~o.ti1m ,l?Yi it.s ac1.n:inis:.1·,tive rul0s an<l re~_;nl:i.ti0ns.
~:eetin~ romns ;:i.nd1·cl.1ted services are provincd fol' ev.:rnts s:-,:,r.sol'ed hy tr.e lihrary or by co;1.":1.tntiy p;roups ·.hose cultural, 0duc:1 ti1>n:.1l, hoh1·y-1·alated 01· ci vie acti vi tics c.>ru10t c,,n·JGf'j_ently ta!<e place el:;<.?·.::-:.;:re. i"r.e f,)llo· .-ing inf•>l'r:ation ah>ut a\"ail.?.hle focili ties, api:1lication p?'JC,.:'h:l'-3S, f•J•JS, an-i cr>.:-iditions for use a1•,3 inten-:led to pl\>vide for wide, 01,forl.y, sc~•::ci.ulcd 1.. se of the meeting facilities.
:\v~ilahle Facilities and Services
l. 7h'=re are two !"'.eetins faciliti~s av:,.ilahl0:
?1eetinq ,loom: seats up to 1)0, an-:i is suitahle fo1• lectures, discussions, de:-:onstrations, dramatics, !"!ovies, chaml-er concerts, l'eco1-d concerts, and similar events.
,:,er:ha ~. 1-~uchli;::,Confel'ence RooM: seats up to 12, a1•ot:.n::ia ta":lle.
Both rooms are available 1-'.ond:aythro1:;1gh Saturd_ay dul'i.ryg lihra_1·y hot:.rs an:!. dul'in~ the evening f1•om 6 to 11 p.r,. i·'.oncfay - Friday. Snold.nG is restricted to a <lesi13-'1ateri area, The Public Library r.as specified the front 2/J of tr.e l'.eeting ~oo!"las a non-smol<ing area. GroHps are requested to 1•,3::;pect this,
Ash trays ·,ti.11 he provided on request,
2. Kitchen facilities are availa'ble after 7 p.m. Sroups must p1·ovide their own coffee making facilities. They must also 'bring their own su~ar, cream and stirrers or plastic • utensils. No alcoholic 1--evorages are p?1-;,,jt_ted .
\......./
.\.s the lil°'rary does not r.ave dish::ashing facilities stc1.ndards, use of pape1• cups and plates is neces:;ary.
t~at l"",eet Fu'"'llic Ee-:tlth
J. ;:xhihits approved by libral'y authorities may "-e sche..,uled at no cost by
Gl'oups of not less tl-:an 4 ·artists. Arrange:,:ents can he :-.ade to have exhihits hu.'1g on the :-:eetin-s :tOOM -...-alls for one ?'llonth at -'l ti:--/3, p!'t)\-i,~-9:i ttese do not
ir..:erfore with other uses of the roo:n. ~:o exi:ihit i:.e:i:s c2n he p::;s-':.erlfor s3.l-3.
u.. Special equipr:ent ;:,.ay be an·an~d for at ti:-:e of ap!)licatton, su:~j0ct to app:.-oval of the Ci1·ector or Assistant Cil'ector of the lih·ary.
Anulication Procedures and Fees
1. Application for perr,,j_ssion to u~e r.cetinf; facilities !"l'.lst ~ :--.ide in
wl'iting at least one ,-,eek in advance of the desj.1~d :-::eetir. 5 ,fate. A?plicati ,n fo1-:,s are availahle at the office of tr.e library dir~ctor an".l.r:ay 1-:,efilled out ,y qualified officers of ol'~aniz.ations witl-:in the !J1J1 Arhor School District.
~::e application must ~ approved by tl:e Di!·ector or ;',s:;istar.t Diractor of tl:e li,...rary.
2. Groups requesting a re~lar meetin~ ti:-.e ~y sc:,edule :::eetin1$S on a yearly ':-)asis from Septem::,er thro~gh A11gust, limited to 1 c:3etin~ a :"!onth.
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Confcl'.:;ncc .{001n - :;il. 00,
14. J-;ectinss ':".ay b-:; sc:.,yJuled
0;ov01·r1:-.-~nt:;, ~n-.'l hy tlc.c puhlic C0nnitions for U!"ic of 1-:setin~
1. Li ':-irary-s:':)on:so1•ed events .n·itt,:in notice.
on -1 no-fee schools.
facili tics
ri.ay displace
h~sis
other
hy fe-::.cral,
scheduled
state, .::.nd local
mcetine;s on two-wee1<s'
."-....,,'
-2- 666-667
3. for 9a.ch tir.ie h1oc 1c of J to 5 l'.om·s a l'ef.icrvc1.tj_on fee ~•n.11 be char~d and
is p.}·:i.hJ.e .:i.t tho ti::1.:) poi-.nit is ~ranted, ~uch fees are: !~eetino.- .~oor.i.- $5,00;
2. Comr:'Jn~ty 'sl'oups r~ayneither charge admission to, nor hold fund raising activities in, Ann .tu•bci..' Public Lihra1-y facilities.
J. J~m;.:c"e the lic)l'al'y is a ,School District Library, its 1.1se is suhject to 1-.,st1•icticns tUldcr a.r,p]j_ca~lc state and fede1·al laws and to rc~lations of the School "Oist1·ict, as follows:
a) Lihrary rooms may not be used for teaching or pl'o!noting any tl-.eory or doct1>j_ne of a subversive nature.
b) Lihra1·y roorr.s ruy not be used for the private gain of an inrii vidua.l.
c) Library roons may not be used for continuing 1-eligious instruction.
4, T::1eri:;ht is 1-escrvcd to rejGct any application for the use of the
libl'ary l'ooms, or to withdraw permission that may have l)een granted,
5, The person 01· group using facilities shall be responsible for supe1-vision and prese::.-vation of order as well as the loss 01•darr.a~e to Li.brary property 01• equipment,
6. In partial consideration fo1• the use of the !necting facilities and as a cond.i tion thereof, such person 01• group, by acceptance of such use, fol'ever releases and holds the Public Schools of the City of Ann Al'bol' harmless from
any and all clail"'!s for personal injury 01• property da:r.age whatsoevel', and forever releases the Public Schools of the City of !111fl Arl--,or for such injury or da~a~e, as wr:,11as cl2..irs, costs, and atto1·neys' fees the1-eof, so t.'.,at no cost or
c::a1•~e can result to the Public Schools of the City of Ann Arhor in connection with any such injury or property- dan:age,

  .....__,,
President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer
Book Chairman Representative
OFFICERS
MEMBERS
Mrs. Mrs.
Robert Harold
Cameron
Collins Oneal
Wethey Innes
Johnny
Marian
Margaret
Eleanor
Isabel
Helen
Kirby
Betty
Mary Hays
Trudy Huntington Joan Innes Roberta Keniston Emma Mellencamp Rosemary O'Brien Zibby Oneal
'----' Carol Plumer Mary Pryor
Marcy Westerman Alice Wethey
Mrs. Stanley Mrs. Howard Mrs. Jossely~ Mrs. Charles
1940 Dodge 1940 Hayden
Dodge
Peckham
Van Vibbert,
(Emerita
(Emerita (Emerita
New England
Ave., Hendersonville,
Manor, Carmel, SC, Montclair,
Park, Fla.
1948
1951
1951
1951
1951
1951
1956
1957
1957
Hall, H. Haight Plumer Van Tyne Vibbert Wethey Collins Alexander Keniston
Innes
1971)
1971) 1968}
1960 Pryor
1962 Bader
1966 Mellencamp
1966 Peckham (Emerita 1978) 1970 Huntington
1970 Oneal
1972 Westerman
1976 Hall, K. 1976 O'Brien
1960
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, ANN MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICERS
ARBOR, MICHIGAN 1977-1978
Mrs. George Miss Eleanor
Alexander Bader
(Mrs. John) 788 (Mrs. Arno) 285 (Mrs. George) 1515 (Miss Eleanor) 703 (Mrs. Cameron) 2112 (Miss Helen) 715 {Mrs. Kirby) 12 (Mrs. Joseph) 1530 (Mrs. Griffith) 1555 (Mrs. David) 2037 (Mrs. Perry) 2100 (Mrs. Hayward) 2222 (Mrs. Robert) 2664 (Mrs. James) 2126 (Mrs . Robert) 501
Arlington Orchard Ottawa South Vinewood
663-5879 663-5898 662-9109 663-6255 663-4520 668-6f-i31 665-2800 668-8033 662-1430 761-8331 662-3902 662-4164 449-2931 994-5786 769-0238 662-1230 662-2118 662-9723 668-6225
    32789
    28739
    93921
    07042
Cameron Collins
Hills Drive
Forest
Haight Hall
South
Geddes
Hill
Washtenaw
Geddes Avehue Hill Street
Fuller Road 7-Mile,So. Lyon Highland
Onandaga
Astor Drive Spring Valley Hampton Court Cambridge
Hall Hayden
Heights Street
Library
Council
Mrs.
Mrs. Scott
Perry Westerman
(Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs.
315
James) 1280
Millard) 715
Scott) 1926 Harold} 1510
213
Tyne Carmel Valley
N. California
EMERITAE MEMBERS
London Road, 5 Roosevelt Pl.,
YEAR OF ELECTION TO MEMBERSHIP
Winter
Forest
Car. N. J.
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THELADIES' LIBRARYASSOCIATIONOF ANNARBOR,MICHIGAN Fall Meeting October 27, 1977
The Ladies' Library Association of AnnArbor, Michigan held its Fall meeting on October 27,197 7' at 3 o'clock at the home of Mrs. George Cameron.
Present were: Mrs. Robert Mellencamp, Mrs. Hayward Kenniston,
Mrs. Perry Innes, Mrs. James Plumer, Mrs. Ellis Wunsch, Mrs. David Huntington, Mrs. Scott Westerman, Miss Helen Hall, Mrs. Joseph Mayden, Mrs. Kirby Hall, Mrs. James O'Brien, Mrs. George Cameron and Mrs. Robert Oneal.
Mrs. Carner-ancalled the meeting together at 3:30. The minutes from the April meeting were read and approved.
There was no Treasurer's report presented. Mrs. Wethey, however, requested that she be authorized to give $500 to the Library. A motion was made to do so and it passed.
Mrs. Innes said that the Book Cammtitee really had no need for additional money at this time with the exception of $50-60 to be given
to the Children's Librarian. Mrs. Mellencamp suggested that we give
the remaining money as a gift to be used by the Library for whatever was needful. Mrs. Plumer suggested that this might be given in honor of
Mr. Chance. Several other suggestions for possible gifts to the Library were made including large-type.books, stands with magnifying glasses
or a painting, sculpture or tapestry. A~ter some discussion Mrs. Wunsch moved that we make a gift to the Library to honor Mr. Chance and empower
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Mrs. Keniston and Mrs. Westermanto investigate various possible uses with Mr. Wilson. The motion passed unanimously.
The chairman of the Book Committee, Mrs. Innes, reported an adventure concerning mysterious book disappearances at the Library. She then reported that we could not spend all our money for boek purchases despite a valiant effort. She distributed a list of the purchases to date and reported that there was still $412.85 remaining.
There were a number of suggestions for books that might be bought which included new titles and the possibility of second copies or
replacements. Mrs. Innes inquired whether it might be appropriate to make a gift to the History of Art Library at the University, but it was decided that this would probably violate the Ladies' Library Association by-laws which stipulate that purchases are to be made for the Ann Arbor Public Library.
Mrs. Westerman gave a report on the Library Advisory Committee .
She showed us a pamphlet which was a guide to Library services. She reported on a Poetry for Children program at the Library and on the
Library's plans for celebrating the 25th year of the Friends of the Library, as well as several other matters.
Mrs. Cameron announced that there was one membership vacancy and four names were suggested for possible consideration.
Mrs. Cameron appointed a Nominating Committee: Mrs. O'Brien, chairman, with Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Huntington. This committee is to provide a slate of officers for the Spring, 1978, meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 5:00 after a delightful afternoon and a delicious tea and profitable meeting.
Res~ectfully submitted,
~~'"5c ne Q
Z~y Oneal, Secretary
670

 TREASURER'S REPORT
October
27, 1977
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
There was no treasurer's report, because Mrs. Wethey was in Spain.
671

  LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION REPORT OF THE BOOK COMMITTEE
Fall
1977
37.50
55.00
50.00
37.50 40.00
55.00
37.50
50.00
25.00
29.95
Books purchased,
Arnason, H. H., Borsi, Franco,
Row, 1976. Chibbet, David,
fall, 1977:
Robert Motherwell,
Abrams, 1977. Harper and
Book Illustration, Hoag, John D., Islamic
Architecture,
Jacobus, Modern to the Present:
Printing and
Abrams, 1977.
Art: From
Painting, 1977.
Hunter, Sam and Post-Impressionism Sculpture, Architecture,
Jaffe, Press,
Michael, Rubens and 1977.
Abrams,
Italy, Cornell University
Martin, John Rupert, Baroque,
Harper, 1977.
of Building Types,
1977.
Surrealism, 1919-1939, Publications, 1977.
Collection of Fine Smithsonian, 1977.
and Western Painters,
Pevsner,
Princeton Universrty Press,
Skira Smithsomian
Arts,
- Rizzoli Internaltional Institution National
Robert Rauschenberg, Frank, Japanese Prints
Whitford,
MacMillan, 1977.
Leon
The
Battista
History Harper,
Alberti,
John
Nikolaus, A History
Picon, Gaeton, Surrealists and
of Japanese 1977.
672

 THELADIESLIBRARYASSOCIATIONOF AN1 ARBOR,MICHIGAN Spring ~eeting - ~ay 3, 1978
The Ladies Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan held its Spring meeting on Wednesday, ~ay 3, 1978, at 3:00 P.M., at the home of ~1rs. James O'Brien,
Members present were, ~rs. John Alexander, Mrs. Arno Bader, )-irs. George Cameron, ~iss Eleanor Collins, Mrs. Cameron Haight, Miss Helen Hall, ~rs. Kirby Hall, Mrs. Joseph Hayden, Mrs. David Huntington, Mrs. Perry Innes, Mrs. Hayward Keniston, Mrs. Robert Mellencamp, ~rs. James O'Brien, ~rs. ~illard Pryor, Mrs. Scott Westerman, ~rs. Harold Wethey.
Following a social time with tea, the meeting was called to order at 3,40 P.~. by the president, ~rs. George Cameron.
The minutes of the Fall meeting were read by ~rs. O'Brien, and were approved. In the absence of the secretary, Mrs. Oneal, minutes of the meeting were taken by Mrs. Westerman.
The treasurer's report was read by Mrs. Wethey, and copies were distributed to the members. The report was approved and a copy will be filed with minutes of this meeting.
A report from the nominating committee was made by ~rs. O'Brien and the following slate of officers was presented, President, Mrs. George Cameron; Vice-President, Miss Eleanor Collins, Secretary,
~rs. Scott Westerman; Treasurer, ~rs. Harold Wethey; Chairperson
for Book Committee, Mrs. Perry Innes; Representative to Library Advisory Committee, Mrs. Kirby Hall. It was moved by ~rs. Bader, seconded by ~rs. Pryor, that the slate be adopted. Motion carried,
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  -
2.
The Centennial Book of the Ladies Library Association was
given to Dr. Robert Warner, Director of Bentley Library, by
~rs. Cameron, where it will be kept until the year 2076 A.D. The current members of Ladies Library Association who wish to examine the Centennial Book may do so by going to Bentley Libary an4 asking for it. It was moved by Mrs. Keniston that Mrs. Pryor be thanked for assembling contents and arranging details related to the Centennial Book. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Innes, and carried.
Mrs. Cameron read names of women recommended for membership in Ladies Library Association. Mrs. James Gramentine (Ray) was chosen. A letter will be sent by the secretary inviting her to join and she will be notified of date for the Fall meeting, 1978.
Chairperson of Book Selection Committee, Joan Innes, spoke about the new books which are being presented to the Ann Arbor Public Library by Ladies Library Association. Some of the books which are available at this meeting may be examined by members and taken home for more careful reading, then should be returned to
the library directly.
The recent death of one of our emeritus members, Mrs. William Frayer was announced. It was suggested that we give a book to the
library in her honor, possibly a boo~ about weaving, since that was a special interest she had. If a bookplate could be placed in the book to indicate it was in honor of Bertha Frayer that was also recommended, by ~rs. Cameron Haight. Further information will be obtained about the availability of such bookplates and if a book is chosen to accomplish this, we will be advised.
674

  3.
The balance on hand in the book purchase fund is approximately
$417.00. Three books are on order and have not arrived. Discussion concerning book selection resulted in consensus that more money may be spent for fall selections and that the range of topics may be expanded to include such art forms as jewelry, textiles, and embroidery. Several titles were suggested.
It was moved by Mrs. Wethey, seconded by ~rs. Pryor, that the amount which is given to the revolving fund each half year should
be increased for the year 1978-1979 from $500 to $600. Mtion carried.
A report from the Library Advisory Committee was given by
Mrs. Westerman, with additional information supplied by Mrs. Keniston. The fall book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library was a major financial success. Dates for the spring book sale are May 7-8.
When the topic of a gift to be chosen and given by the Ladies Library Association to the Ann Arbor Public Library in honor of its most recent director, Homer Chance, the general guidelines for use of our funds were discussed. It was then moved by Mrs. O'Brien and seconded by Mrs. Mellencamp, that Kirby Hall, newly elected repre- sentative to the Library Advisory Committee, consult with some professional people in the art community of Ann Arbor and select
an appropriate gift. The purchase would not exceed $200. After additional discussion, the motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 5,10 P.M.
Respectfully submitted,
Ae-=IJl~,c,~ /
Marcine PWesterman Secretary
675

  LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION TREASURER'S REPORT, Spring, 1978
At the year's end, December 31, 1977,
our
assets is
in cash nearly
and in
$8,000.00
of the
Wall Street, have been
the last few years, so there is no occasion for alarm. Our in- come continues to go up year by year. In 1977 it amounted to $2,808.57, nearly $300.00 more than in 1976.
investments
less than we were worth a year
amounted to $44,745.72,
which earlier.
Stock Market.
A special gift came in this year: $35.00 from Mrs. Haugh for our book funds in memory of Mrs. William Frayer.
The bill for the
March, and two checks of $500.00 each have
I situation
dated 1978.
attach the usual charts which show and our method of record-keeping,
trading chart of the New York Stock
in detail our financial and also the consoli-
Exchange for January 1,
But our assets, going up and
because down like
of
ping-pong balls
safety deposit box, $7.50, was paid in
Public Library Revolving Fund. The
have been received from the Librarian.
pense of $106.00 for making up our
which is to be put away and not opened again until 2076.
been
issued for the
customary
We had an unusual ex-
letters
thanks
Another the vagaries
slide of
in
version of the Centennial Book,
Respectfully submitted,
Alice Sunderland Wethey, Treasurer.
of
Robert
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               TREASURER'S REPORT
COMPANY
DUQUESNE LIGHT EASTMEN KODAK HOUSEHOLDFINANCE pf. CONSUMERS' POWER GEN. PUBLIC UTIL. PHELPS DODGE
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
January 1 - December 3lr 1977
INVESTMENTS
SHARES PRICE DIVIDENDS 12/31/77
STAND. OIL INDIANA
MOBIL OIL
SAFEWAYSTORES 50 DETROITBANK 93 48
Income
Dues
Gift Dividends
Interest
Balance Income
Expenses
1. 40 35.00
2,385.07 386.66
$ 2,808.13
deposit Revolving
account Book
Cash,
Savings Checking Petty cash
[Retyped
August
1978]
Alice
Sunderland
Wethey,
Treasurer
Replacement check,
Savings account
Mobil
Expenditures
Safety Library Checking Centennial
7.042.44 2,808.13
9,850.57
-1,114.60
$ 8,735.97
42.50 $ 2,385.07
Checking Petty cash
account
Total assets
Jan. during
1., 1977 1977
Dec. 31,
during
1977
100
100
100
200
100
19 1/8 51 1/8 18 1/4 24 1/8 20 3/8 21 1/2 49 1/2
63 41
172.00 210.00 237.52 418.00 184.85
VALUE
1,912.50 5,112.50 1,825.00 4,825.00 2,037.50
860.00 9,900.00 3,181.25 2,068.75 4,487.25 36,209.75
8,696.21 31. 36
8.40 $ 44,745.72
7.50 1,000.00
1.10 106.00
$ 1,114.60
8,696.21 31. 36
8.40
$ 8,735.97
40 200 50
72.00 520.00 5/7 195.00 3/8 110.00 1/4 223.20
box fees
Fund
(Mrs. Pryor)
1977: account
account
677

                                                                Dividends
COMPANY 1st Quar 2nd Quar
1977
3rd Quar Jun 30
43.00 Jun 30
4th Quar Oct 4
Total
172.00
210.00
327.52 418.00 184.85
72.00
520,00
195.00
110.00
223.20
2,342.57 42.50
2,385.07
35.00 386.66
1. 40
$ 2r808,13
DuqLtg EsKod Housh F Cons Pw GPU PhelpD StOind Mobil
Safewy DetBkCp
Replcement
Jul
18
40.00 59,38
Oct 4
Oct 18
43.00 40.00 59.38
Interest,
Dues
Accounts
Special
Savings Taxpayer
{Retyped
Ann Arbor Bank
Mar 10 Jun 10 47.50
47.50 27,50 55,80
Sep
Mar 31
27.50
Jan 4
55.80
check, Mobil
Jun 30 Apr 31
for
Sep 30 Jun 30
1976
Dec 12 Sep 30
LADIESt LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Jan 5 Apr 1
43.00 43.00
Jan 5 Apr 3
90.00 40.00
Jan 17 Apr 18
59,38 59.38
Feb 22 May 23 100.00 106.00
Feb 25 May 25 42.00 42.00
Mar 14 May 13
22.00 22.00
Mar 10 Jun 10 130.00 130,00
Gift from Mrs. Robert Hough in memory of Mrs. Frayer
in
Ann Arbor Checking Account:
identifying
in August
38-6055155
Bank:
Account:
number:
1978]
20-101380-6
00-938522-6
10,
Aug 23 106.00
Jul 28 14.85 Aug 26 42.00
Nov 23 106.00
Nov 23 Dec 12 Dec 12
130.00 Dec 12
52.50 27.50 55.80
Sep 12
22.00
Sep 12
130.00 Sep 12
47.50
27.50
55.80
44.00 6.00
Alice
Sunderland
Wethey,
TREASURER
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                               II .
I•
THE NEW YORK TIMES, SUNDAY,JANUARY 1, 1978
Nev,YorkStock f:;~cl1angeIsstles CONSOLIDATED TRADING
Wt:EK l:.:NDEDD:::CE.~llH:.Jt30, l!l,7
679

 ART BOOKS ORDERED
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., Paintings and Modern Art, 1929-1967, Museum of
Sculpture Modern Art,
in
the 1977.
January, 1978 Museum of
$40.00
Crichton, Michael, Jasper Johns,
Abra~s, ,1977.
Edgar Degas, 2 vols., Oxford Uni-
Degas, Edgar, The
Notebooks of
versity
Diamonstein, of Art
Press, 1977.
Barbaralee, News, Rizzoli,
Heydenreich, 1400-1600,
Architecture in
Making, Harvard
Architecture,
Abrams, 1977. $45.00.
Kitzinger, Press,
Lawrence, Lunde, Karl, Martinell,
Press, Moffett,
Norkis, Pub.,
1975. Kenworth,
Noland, Abrams, 1977.
$45.00. Leon
Sivaramamurti,
Hebrew
The
Illuminated
Art of India, Realists;
Manuscripts,
Abrams, Homer to
1977, $75.00. Hopper, Watson-
Ernst, 1977.
Byzantine Art in $25.00.
the
A. W., Anuszkiewicz,
$20.00
Bezalel, 1974.
Cesar,
Gaudf, $55.00.
Kenneth
His Life, His Theories, His Works,
M.I.T.
Anliel
ed.,
Calambur,
Young, Mahonri
Guptill, 1977. $35.00.
Hockney, David, David Hockney,
Greek
Penguin Books.
Sharp,
American
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
$90.50.
ed., 1977.
Ludwig and
Penguin Books. $49.50.
The Art $35.00.
wo·rld:
A 75-Year
Treasury
Italy,
University
Wolfgang Lotz,
Abrams, 1977. $27.00.
$28.50.
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   Membership and Officers Officers
Fall - 1978
President Vice-President Secretary
Treasurer
Book Chairperson
Margaret
Cameron S. Collins
662-9109 663-6255 662-9723 668-6225 662-3902 665-2800
Library
Members
Johnny
Marian
Margaret
Alice Joan Kirby
(Mrs. Arno)
(Mrs.
Wethey
Innes Hall
John)
George)
Advisory
Alexander Bader (Mrs.
Cameron s. Collins
Isabel
Helen
Kirby
Betty
Trudy
Joan
Roberta Keniston (Mrs.
Emma Mellencamp (Mrs. Robert D.)
Rosemary O'Brien (Mrs. James L.)
Zibby .Oneal (Mrs. Robert Carol Plumer (Mrs. James Mary Pryor (Mrs. Millard) Marcy Westerman (Mrs. Scott) Alice Wethey (Mrs. Harold Anne Wunsch (Mrs. Ellis)
Emeritus Members Mrs. Stanley Dodge
788 Arlington Blvd. '04
285 Orchard Hill Dr. '04
1515 Ottawa Drive 'OS 662-9109 703 South Forest '04
1855 Fuller Road '05
2112 Vinewood Blvd. '04
715 South Forest '04
12 Geddes Heights '04
1530 Hill Street '04
Eleanor
Ray Gramentine (Mrs.
James)
663-6255 995-0595 663-4520 668-6631 665-2800 668-8033 761-8331 662-4164 662-4164 449-2931
Haight (Mrs. Hall
Cameron)
Hall
Hayden (Mrs. Huntington (Mrs.
Innes (Mrs. Perry
Geddes Ave. '04 2100 Hill Street '04 222 Fuller Road '05 2664 7 Mile Road 48178
South Lyon, Mich.
Mrs. Charles Vibbert, 5 Roosevelt Year of Election to Membership
Pl.,
Montclair,
1962 Pryor
N.
J.
1940 Dodge Emeritus
1951 Vibbert Emeritus
1951 Wethey 1956 Collins 1957 Alexander 1957 Keniston 1960 Innes 1960 Pryor
1940 Hayden 1948 Hall,
1951 Haight 1951 Plumer 1951 Van Tyne
1966 Mellencamp 1966 Peckham
Emeritus 1970 Huntington
1870 Oneal
1977 Gramentine
1971
1971 1972 Westerman
1972 Wunsch
1968 1962
1962 Cameron
Emeritus
H.
LADIES'
LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Eleanor
Marcy Westerman
Joseph)
David) 2037
Hayward)
M.)
M.)
E.)
Highland Rd. Onandaga
769-0238 '04 662-1230 '04 662-2118 '03 662-9723 '04 668-6225 '05 995-0595
315 New England
Mrs. Howard Peckham 213 London Road, Hendersonville, N. C.
Mrs. Josselyn Van Tyne, Carmel Valley
Manor, SC,
Carmel, Cal.
     28739
     93921
     07042
1978
1976 Hall, K. 1976 O'Brien
2126
501
1280
715
1926
1510
2031 Hill Street
'04 994-5786
'04
Astor Drive Spring Valley
Hampton Court Cambridge Rd.
Ave. Winter Park, Fla. 32789
Bader
663-5879 663-5898
681

  LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
SECRETARY'S REPORT
The Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan,
its Fall meeting on Tuesday, November 7, 1978, at 3:00 P. M. home of Mrs. John Alexander.
1978 held
at the
Cameron, Mrs.
James
Wunsch. at 3;45
Members present Mrs. James Gramentine,
Joseph Hayden, Mrs. O'Brien, Mrs. Millard
were:
Mrs. Cameron
David Huntington, Pryor, Mrs.
Mrs. Kirby Inness,
Mrs. to
George Hall,
Mrs. Ellis
order
Following
P. M. by the president,
The minutes of the and approved.
Scott tea, the meeting
chases
accepted
present
that
Public
by Mrs. Wunsch, carried.
The treasurer's were distributed
moved, in Mrs. January check to the
members. The motion,
Advisory Committee,
a lovely
be increased from with appreciation
was
name, Arbor
seconded
Kirby Hall,
$600 to $700. and copies
at the meeting. The president
Wethey's Ann
the
Library be authorized
of the by the
recommended increase
Our representative to the Library
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Mrs. John Alexander, Haight, Mrs.
Mrs. Cameron. Spring meeting
by
Mrs. Westerman
The treasurer's
president, in the absence of the treasurer. Included in the report was a description of the 11 stocks in our investment portfolio.
Since our financial status would permit it, the treasurer suggested that the January check to the Ann Arbor Public Library for book pur-
Mrs. Perry Westerman,
was called
were read
report prepared by Mrs. Wethey was read by the
November 7,
report to those
682

  exlained why no action has been taken to purchase and install an art
object
In brief, a graphic
flow in the library
has delayed decision about an object to put on a wall. At this point
honoring the
retired director design study and possible
of the committee
library, Homer for considering
Chance.
members of the group
a motion made by Mrs.
The gift be reconsidered
director of the Library,
would be a photograph of Mr. Chance made and placed in the library
for it will be investigated
to Mr. Chance and others, Mrs. O'Brien will
project. Hall told committee Library,
The motion carried. us of the several in recent meetings:
Continuing agenda items
an addition Library Fall
of
The Friends of the November "Booked for
books. These people would, with selection, meet with the library
and the
had been August,
topic
purchased 1979,
the next
chairman does this.
November
the After
distributing from the requested
Lunch" program.
copies of the books which
with
Mrs.
group of
for book
Volunteer were Mrs. Pryor, Mrs.
Association in a committee to
funds Innes
Ladies' Library volunteers for
select
as our
rearrangement
traffic within the library
discussed this and our feeling O'Brien and seconded by Mrs.
was expressed in Alexander that:
as the Ladies' Library Association gift. The within the $200 range originally agreed upon
cost of this would be the the arrangements
If this is agreeable
and that in consultation
Mr. Wilson, and then with
with the current Mr. Chance, there
by Mrs. O'Brien.
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Alexander
Mrs. Innes
staff member who and Mrs. Westerman.
follow with her which had
to the Book Sale,
through
report, Kirby occupied the
Loving Branch
with the
683

 24 is the date for this meeting.
It was suggested by members that the book, The Unicorn Tapestries,
by Margaret Freeman be given to the library in honor of our former
member, name.
The
Bertha
meeting
Frayer. A
adjourned
bookplate will be
at 4:45 P. M.
Respectfully
Marcine P.
placed in
submitted,
Westerman,
it with her
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Secretary.
684

  TREASURER'S REPORT
November
year, since committee,
savings account
had become
Treasurer,
quite Alice
rotund. Wethey,
The finance
consisting Vice-President, following:
of
the
Isabel summer
Haight, and and decided
Our Phelps
for $970.00, were sold for
originally $935.09, a doing well
Copper preferred thereby
stocks have not been shares ofHousehold
increasing
loss
for some time. Then our
Further, for $2,632.90,
Standard
and Central Investment
Oil of Indiana, and Southwest
Survey as A++
Mobil Oil, Corporation,
Safeway
are and
Stores, Eastman
rated by the
Kodak, Line
Eleanor
Collins,
met
last
Dodge shares,
purchased
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
7, 1978
our
the
on the
converted to common shares, last two quarters by $35.92.
100 shares of Beatrice Foods Southwest Corporation for
$1,706, 10,
We now have a portfolio of 11 stocks, 6 of which, Beatrice Foods,
Some changes were made in our investments this
were
we made some new purchases, 100 shares of Central and
Finance
our dividend for the
and 50 additional shares of
Safeway Stores for $2,112.50.
rated
Light
safety, and Household Finance A financially
being Duquesne
at the top, no. and General Public
1,
2. financially and
financially, for security. Utilities
all but Mobil is
one, rated
Value Mobil,
sumer's
3 or average for safety. But its dividend is so high that we hesi- tate to change. Furthermore, utilities stocks in general have been
Power alone is below this, being
rated
are
rated A and
2 for Con- and
in December
of approximately $35.00.
3 for safety. B++ financially
1954
685

  depressed in price for quite a long time, and we would take a consid-
erable loss in Over-the-Counter concerns itself But most bank doing particularly
Bank appears in the the Value Line Survey, which
on the New York Stock Exchange. now, and Detroitbank has been
selling. The 11th stock, Detroit
lists and is not chiefly with stocks
stocks are doing well well.
in
Our dividends in general are up again this year, and we are con- tributing to the Public Library only a little more than a third of our income. I consequently recommend that we increase our next
check to the Library by an additional $100.00 and make the new amount $700.00
No chart of the stock market is available at this writing. The New York Times has been struck since late last summer and the press- men have only just now agreed to go back to work.
Respectfully submitted,
Alice Sunderland Wethey, Treasurer.
686

  BOOKS ORDERED
Boisselier, Jean and by Harper, 1978.
August 29, 1978
Cone, Polly, ed., Treasures 1500 A. D., Metropolitan $25.00
Irish Art:
Art (dist. by Knopf),
Cowart, Jack and Abrams, 1978.
Fine, Elsa Honig,
Sculptors
others, $25.00.
text
by, Henri Matisse:
Paper Cut-Outs,
Women Painters and
Walden, Russell,
The Open Hand: $25.00.
Essays on Le
M.
I. T.
Metro-
Press,
Replacement: politan
1978.
George,
Press, 1977.
Hindu Temples: and Row, 1978.
$50.00
An Introduction $22.50.
and commentaries Nameh: Bibliotheque
from
Allanheld
Artists,
Meaning and
and
Naylor, St.
Michell,
Forms, Harper
Seguy, Marie-Rose,
Journey of Mahomet: Miraj Braziller, 1977. $40.00
Schram,
Colin Martin's
and Genesis P. Orridge, eds.,
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
other, $45.00.
The Image
of Early Museum of
of the Buddha, Kodansha,
dist.
to 1977.
Women
the Renaissance
and 1978. $36.50.
History of
introduction
The
Miraculous Paris,
Freeman, Margaret Museum of Art, dist.
B., The by Dutton,
Tapestries,
Art: A
to the 20th
Century,
Contemporary
to its
by, Nationale,
Corbusier,
Unicorn
1976. $45.00.
1500 B. C.
687

  [Books
Also
ordered October
4, 1978,
continued]:
Bookshelf the following Djarni.
ordered from the Paul Underwood, Whitney S. Stoddard, Sir Anthony Blunt,
Scholar's
The
books"
Kariye
Monastery and
Cathedral in France.
Nicolas Poussin.
688

 BOOKSORDEREDFOR THE LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, December 12, 1978
Brown, Blunt,
Cahill,
Milton, American Anthony and others,
Art
to 1900.
Baroque and $75.00.
Abrams, F,oooco,
1978. $36.00 Architecture
ation, Harper,
1978.
James Early and
$32.50.
Francis, Middle
Parting at the Ming Dynasty,
Shore: 1386-1580.
Chinese Painting Weatherhill,
Greece . .Morrow,
of the 1978.
1978,
Devarrbez, Pierre, $25.00.
Gutmann, Joseph, Keswick, Maggie,
Great
Sculpture of
Ancient
Painting. Rizzoli,
Kultermann,
Lane, Richard, Putnam, 1978.
Lightbown, Ronald, Berkeley, 1978.
Wesleyan
Maurer, Evan American
Naef, Weston
University Press,
Maclyn, The Native Indian Art. The
American Art Institute
Heritage:
of Chicago,
Stieglitz:
of North $20.00.
Pioneers
$30.00. Britian.
of Newton,
Schapiro, 1978.
Masterpieces
The National R. Godine, 1978.
Mayer, Modern Art: $20.00.
$30.00.
Art. Knopf,
1978. of
Nicolson, David
J. Modern
The Photography.
of Alfred Viking, 1978.
of Primitive
Trust Book $30.00.
Fifty
Douglas, Nigel,
of
Great
Houses
[Catalogue), Braziller,
[Festschrift],
Honor of Millard Meiss, $75.00.
Verlet, Pierre Vendome,
and others. The distributed by Viking.
of Tapestry: 1978. $40.00.
History and
Hebrew Manuscript The Chinese Garden.
Braziller, 1978. 1978. $35.00.
$45.00.
The Japanese
$22.95.
Print.
Udo.
Images from the Floating World:
Lillich, Meredith Parson, The
Stained 1978.
Glass of St. Pere de Chartres. $40.00
Ernest Trova.
Abrams, 1978.
$60.00
Botticelli. University of $120.00
California
Press,
Collection
The Splendor of
of
Art Collecting.
1978,
$20.00.
Studies
in Late
Medieval and
Painting Press,
in 1978.
Technique.
19th and 20th
Dresden: Five
Centuries.
Centuries
Braziller,
2
vols.,
Renaissance New York University
Book
A Survey 1977.
and Decor-
689

 [Books ordered
December 12, 1978, continued]:
Ward Perkins., 1978.
Wiebenson, Press,
Malraux,
Princeton University Press, 1978.
John and Amanda Claridge, $25.00.
Garden
Pompeii,
in France.
translated $40.00.
A. D. 79.
Princeton
Knopf,
University
The Picturesque
Dora,
1978. $30.00
Andre, The Voices of Silence,
by S. Gilbert.
690

  MEMORIALSERVICE FOR MARYCAMPBELLHAYS St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Ann
Arbor,
Cantata
January 6, 1979 Michigan.
106, "God's Time
Prelude Music, is Best,"
"The Strife
Opening Sentences
Old Testament reading: Psalm 139 - all read.
"Ship of Death," D.
New Testament
reading: John
Romans 14: 1-6,
Gospel
Organ
Remarks Shakespeare.
reading: Music,
Bach.
about her grandmother and "Fairyland,"
the Lord's Prayer, and one for those
Wordsworth,
by F.B.H.
pt. 2,
unable to
including
including and "Je_su,
"Sonatina" from
is o•er, and
Collect, Wisdom
Prayer 3, 1-5,
Book, p. 9.
469.
H.
Lawrence,
read 8: 14-19,
27.
by
Frances.
34-35, 37-39.
".Come, Sweet Death,"
Prayers, come
From the
Hymn 435, "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind." Commendation and Blessing.
Hymn 126, "For all the Saints.:
Sevenfold Amen (organ).
Postlude, "Jerusalem." (organ) .
today, and
Ode, "Intimations of Immortality,"
others.
Joy the
of Mari's
Battle Done."
Bach;
Hymn 91,
By Francy B. Hays about her grandmother,
In her last years it became hard to remember Mary as she had been.
We each knew her in different ways at different times spanning 86 years.
-1-
Desiring,"
read by
Teddy.
Mary Hays.
691

  Some of you knew her when she was young, just married, raising her children, designing her home, reigning in her community; others of you knew her only in the last difficult years. All of you helped launch her ship of death, although she went in her own most stubborn way. We want to thank all of you for being with Mary in her living and dying and for being with us today.
By sharing a little of what Mary was as grandmother, I'd like to recall you to the Mary you knew -- your part of the jigsaw puzzle,
She was both a magician and a tyrant for us a person out of the
fairy tales we used to read in dark corners of her attic.
She intro-
duced us to
everything: Japanese ways of
dinosaurs, worms,
priests. Curiosity and imagination
Pompeii, and
Indian
arrow
the
and she had no tolerance for the ordinary. She knew the whimseys of a child's humor, and she created a vast treasure-house for us. Even when she was the last one in her house, the house was full of the
heads, nurtured
thought. She cherished the beautiful
wit were and odd,
family's generations and passions
and sisters, children, grandchildren
over again. The family kept her
and lost us, made one of the dead and the live. She became both very old and very young. In the end she knew when Jimmy died, and she died exactly one year after he did.
Mary was never of one faith -- her curiosity took her to all
worlds and natures. We've been reading poems we liked, and now I want
to share with you one small poem by Shakespeare that is especially
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stones from
-- her grandparents, parents, brothers -- a vast web she spun over and alive for years. She remembered us
692

 for Mary, our grandmother, Grammy. It speaks of familiar creatures
-- of magic -- and of lullabies. When she was in the hospital last month we told her stories and sang her lullabies. If you find this poem surprising, remember that Mary herself was often full of irre- verent surprises even to the end when her last words were of love.
[This unusual inclusion
ciation pays tribute
members and presidents.
ety in the late 1920's and soon thought of a way to revitalize it -- by changing the direction of its purchases for the Ann Arbor
in the records of the Ladies' Library Asso- to the most imaginative of our 20th century
Mary Campbell Hays joined a moribund soci-
Whereupon she wrote a new Constitution, this new purpose, to buy only books resulted, over a half century, in the
Public Library.
1931, embodying
arts. It has
a collection of books on the arts that is probably unique in a small
The impetus
continues
with greater
contribute for these pur- allocate each year seven
public library.
acceleration in the amounts that we
chases, and in the 1980's we habitually
to eight times the sums that we could spend in the 1930's.]
can
[A. S. W.]
that of on the fine
accumulation of
and greater
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 '--- '-'
(4) Display of Mr. Chance's photograph which was the gift of
the Ladies Library Association in his honor to the Ann Arbor Public Library completes the arrangements for this which we financed as our gift.
(5) A new book plate design shown to us by Mrs. Wethey is her personal project and costs of it have bean hers also. The design and printing of the plate which is placed in books purchased with Ladies Library funds was her contribution
for whrch we expressed our thanks.
(6) The finance committee was advised by the membership to sell
our 100 shares of General Public Utilities stock after a discussion of the recent accident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plants.
A round of applause followed Mrs. Wethey's presentation in recog- nition of her continuing guidance of the finances of our organiza- tion.
A report from the Nominating Committee presented by the chair- man, Mrs. Alexander presented the following slate of officers.
President, Mrs. Perry Innes
Vice-Pres. Mrs. Robert Oneal
Secretarys Mrs. Scott Westerman
Treasurers Mrs. Harold Wethey
Book Selection Committee Chairmans ~rs. James O'Brien Library Advisory Committees Ms. Kirby Hall
THE LADIES LIBRARYASSOCIATIONOF ANN 'ARBOR, MICHIGAN Spring Meeting, May 2, 1979
The Ladies Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan held its Spring meeting on Wednesday May 2, 1979, at 3,00 P.M. in the
home of Kirby Hall.
Members present were, Mrs. John Alexander, Mrs. George Cameron, Eleanor Collins, Mrs. James Gramentine, Mrs. Cameron Haight, Helen Hall, Kirby Hall, Mrs. Joseph Hayden, Mrs. David Huntington, Mrs. Perry Inness, Mrs. Hayward Kenniston, Mrs. Millard Pryor, Mrs. Scott Westerman, Mrs. Harold Wethey, Mrs. Ellis Wunsch. Absent weres Mrs. Robert Mellencamp, Mrs. Robert Oneal.
A lovely tea preceeded the business meeting, which was called to order at 4100 P.M. by the president, Mrs. Cameron.
Minutes of the November 7, 1978, meeting were read by the secretary and approved.
The treasurer's report prepared and presented by Mrs. Wethey was discussed and prompted the following actions
(1)
(2) (3)
An increase to $700 from $600 in the check to the Ann Arbor Public Library in July 1979 to augment book purchases. Renewal of our safety deposit box at the Ann Arbor Bank Instruction to secretary to send a letter of appreciation
to Dr. James V. Campbell for his gift of $100 made to the Ladies Library Association in honor of his sister, Mary Campbell Hayes.
The slate was elected, when no further nominations were offered.
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 Spring Meeting Ladies Library Association
There was appreciation expressed to officers who have served
during the preceeding year.
A list of new books purchased was circulated and we were able to examine some of them which were brought to the meeting by the chairman of book selections, Joan Innes. A copy of the purchase list is filed with minutes of this meeting.
Library Advisory Committee Report made by Kirby Hall included, She brought to the meeting the picture of Mr. Chance for us to see before it is placed in the library.
The major event of this year was the addition to the Loving Branch Library. A bid of $85,000 was accepted and in January building began and the walls ·were up by March. Presently bids are out for furnishing the new space.
The lease of the West Branch Library in•.Maple Village Shopping
Center will expire
to its renewal.
Population increase
library services
Mall, at least by 1981.
Bookmobile route is being studied and new schedule being developed. Discussion is moving forward concerning computerized circulation
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5) (6)
(7)
( 8)
(9) Recarpeting the central library will proceed. New Business
A project was suggested by Mrs. Alexander to substantiate the current status of books in the library which have been purchase~ with Ladies Library funds. Members volunteered to help under the overall direction of Mrs. O"Brien. List is attached to the minutes of this meeting.
Members spoke of Mary Campbell Hays and their pleasures in knowing her A copy of her memorial service which her grandchildren had prepared will be loaned by Mrs. Hayden so members who are interested may read it at the next meeting. A copy will be placed on file with our minutes then.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5,15 P.M. Respectfully submitted,
Marcine P. Westerman Secretary ~
~cu.',/~
in
Ann Arbor warrants some location there, possibly
extending Plymouth
December 1979. in northeast
Consideration is being given
of the library.
in $300,000 range.
Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale netted $10,000.
A sculpture previously located in the Elizabeth Slack Garden will be relocated in the wall for greater safety.
Purchase of such a service at today's prices is
May 2, 1979
696-697

 Our investment to a total
income
of $2,929.31,
Reprrt,
up again
May 2, 1979
this pc1st yGar,
whole portfolio wc1.sworth
year previously.
At
to the Public ~ibrary
contributions
less
LADI:CS Treasurer's
I
LJ.!='f-3.ltY ASSCCIA'I'ION
•,vas
120.00
on December 31, 1978 a little Cl'TE!.' $5000.00 morE: than it had been
the
our
than half of our
amount be approved for the next check Lo be sent to the Library?
the rate of
$700.00 each half year &s we are still spending
income. Will s01~,':!0r1e
please move
that a like
and our
There are other items of business to be dealt with. The Arbor Bank needs a new contract for our safety deposit box.
card they sent me gives the wording of a resolution that ~eeds to be made by us, which I will read.
Dr. James V. Campbell of Oakland, Caljfornia, has sent a check fc~ $100.00 for our book funds in Demory of his sister, Mary Camp- bell Hays. I have acknowledged it and thanked him, but I th~~k it would be appropriate for the Secretary to send a lett~r of appre- ciation from the whole Board.
Our memorial gift in honor of Mr. Chance was ct2livcrt~d to the Library about two months ago and has been paiJ fo:r:-. It is a hand-- some portrait in color photography of Mr. Chance himself and I pre-
sent it herewith.
drawings of our library building, and there are no other pictures.
In connection with our building I recently completed a project for a new bookplate that has been in my mind for a long time. Back
It hangs in the same room as th<:oIrving Pond
by about
Ann The
698

 in 1955 I was responsible f0r <leslgning our present plate which has a line cut of the building and a legend below copied from the
title of Mrs.
D'Ooge's history or
1876 of because
our organization. But tile original copy was
never been pleased bad, though at 1968 the published
nothing of Mr.
else was available. Pond's original drawings
up, rather
of the Inland Architect.
it
seemed
to us, in the 1885 issue
the Public years, and
Library, made a
where it has new photographic
been hanging copy, which
for a
hands of with Mr.
a
printing Wilson,
I then bookplates. Naturally
some examples of
am presenting the plates
with .i.t, the time
plate
I have extremely Then in turned
plate from
number of
put in the
I consulted
to make sure that he liked. the looks and size of tbe plate and par- ticularly that he approved of the modern "instant stick" adhesive
on the back. He was very pleased and so am I, and I will now cir-
culate and I Ladies
miraculously
A few months ago I borrowed the framed
firm for new
the present Director of the Library,
the plate. The project has been my own as a personal contribution to the
and to the Public Library.
With all of these matters out of the way I must now take up
the problem of our 100 shares of stock of General
Public Utilities,
which unfortunately
Three Mile Island that so nearly exploded recently,
stock in 1971 at 23 1/4. In January of this year it was selling at 17 3/4. For a short period after the disaster the stock was withdrawn from trading and the first quotation after that interval
is the owner of the nuclear
electric
plant at
We bought lhe
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699

 was 14 3/4. By last Friday it ta~ fallen to 10 1/4. I wanted to sell it as soon as possibl-::, but. :::..:.ninto some ideological objec- tions on the part of my corr•rnj ttee, so I am now bringing the affair before the whole Board. One member held the opinion that nuclear power is most certainly in our future and that we should hold onto it, and the other was inclined to agree with her. My view is that,
though
America's of all
the automobile certainly bGcame future, that c.ircnmstance
automobile companies back in the
an important didn't make nineteen-twenties.
Duesenberg,
element in
think of the vanished names, and there were many others.
Studebaker,
good
Stutz,
investments
Just
Packard,
The reports on General
The dividend has heen cut in half, and the company has been refused all of their requested rises in rates. At present they are having to pay out $800,000,00 a day to buy electric power for their clients from neighboring companies. GPU has long been rated A financially
by the Value Line Investment Survey,as 2, or very good,
But I don't see how the strongest company can stand for very long the drain they are experiencing now. It is still in the lap of the gods whether that damaged plant can ever be reopened. In the meantime all the other plants around the country manufactured by Babcock and Wil- cox, who made this one, have been shut down by government order, for the installation of better safety devices. At present the over-all picture of nuclear power is dark, and, just as happened in the auto- mobile industry, a lot of companies will probably go bankrupt.
Public Utilities are increasingly
dismal.
for safety.
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    -.__,,.,_
Actually the Ladies' Library Association has had the most re- markably good luck for many d0cud0s in its investm~nts. Our last important loss was in the middle 1330's when a $1000 bond on the
bankrupt Eaton Tower building in Detroit was liquidated for $239.60. It is my advice that we should just take thB loss and sell our
GPU stock for whatever we can get for it.
Respectful]y submitted,
Alice Sunderland Wethey, Treasurer.
~
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701

             TREASURER'S REPORT
COMPANY
DUQUESNE LIGHT EASTMAN KODAK DETROITBANK HOUSEHOLDFINANCE pf. HOUSEHOLDFINANCE com. CONSUMERS POWER
GEN. PUBLIC UTIL.
STAND. OIL INDIANA MOBIL OIL SAFEWAYSTORES
BEATRICE FOODS
CENTRAL SOUTHWESTCORP.
100
100
186
100
225
200
100
200
50 100 100 100
40
14 3/4 58 1/4 25 3/4
17 1/2 22 1/8 17 1/2 56 5/8 68 3/8 40 1/4 22 3/4 15 3/8
172.00 223.00 251.10 118.76 154.69 436.00 117.00 560.00 215.00 175.00
54.00 67.00 12.00
2,615.55
for
PHELPS
DODGE
Savings
Checking
sold
common
3,937.50
4,425.00
1,750.00 11,325.00
3,418.75 4,025.00 2,275.00 1,537.50
in June 44,783.25
4,889.91 75.14
10.10 49,758.40
2,632.90 1,706.10 2,112.50 1,100.00
1.22 7,560.22
4,889.91
65.00
75.14 10.10
5,040.15
Income:
Expenses:
Purchase:
100 sh. 100 sh. 50 sh.
Library Bank fees
8,735.97 3,864.40
12,600.37
7,560.22
Dividends Interest
Sale - 40 sh.
Beatrice Foods
Cen.& So-West Corp. Safeway Stores Revolving Fund
Phelps Dues
Balance Income
Expenses
Dodge
Jan. during
Cash, Savings Safeway
entered
Checking
Petty cash
Petty Total
cash assets
2,615.55 312.06
935.09 1.70
3,864.40 1. 1978
1978
1978
during
account account
LADIES' LI3Rl',RY ASSC:CIATION
January 1 - December
INVESTMENTS
SHARES PRICE DIVID£NDS
31, 1978
VALUE 12/31/78
1,475.00
5,825.00
4,789.50 exchanged
5,040.15
Alice
Sunderland
Wethey,
Treasurer
Dec.
31, account
divice:id
1978:
in 1979 account
702

                            COMPANY 1st Quar 2nd Quar
3rd Quar 4th Quar
Total
172.00 223.00 251.10 154.69 436.00 177.00 560.00 215.00 175.00
54.00
67.00
118.76
12.00 2,615.55
312.06
1. 70 2,929.31
DuqLtg
EsKod DetBkCp HousF com Cons Pw GPU
StO Ind Mobil Safewy BeaFds CenSowest HousF pf PhDodge
Interest, Dues
Detroit
Jul
Jul
Jun
Jul
Aug Aug
Sep
Sep
Sep 31 Jun 30 Aug 31
Mar 10 Mar 31
Jan 17 Mar 10
Jun 12 Jun 30
Apr 17 Jun 12
11
Dec 11 Dec 31 Oct 1 Nov 30
Certif.
Accounts in Ann Arbor Bank:
Special
Saving
Taxpayer
Safety
Checking Account:
identifying Deposit Box
Account: 00-938522-6
number: (Packard
20-101380-6
18-6055155
and Brockman
Branch)
33 $7.50, April
52.50
27.fiO
59.38
6.00
52.50
27.50
59.38 6.00
52.50 55.00 27.00 33.50
for in June
57.50
65.00
27.00
33.50 common
Ann Arbor Bank
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIJ\TION DIVIDENDS 1978
Jan 5 l\pr 1
43.00 43.00
Jan 3 Apr 4
90.00 40.00
Jan 3 Mar 31 55.80 65.10
Feb 22 May 22
106.00 106.00 Feb 25 May 25
44.00 44.00 Mar 10 Jun 12
140.00 140.00
3 Oct 3
43.00 43.00
Bank, Stock Split:
Mar. 13, 1978, No. DO 47950 - ~3 sh.
Paid:
The Paine Webber check of July 28, 1978 was dividends:
Beatrice Foods $27.00; Household Finance common
3, 1978.
4 Oct 2
43.00 50.00
30 Oct 2
65.10 65.10
exchan51ed
sold
Alice Sunderland Wethey,
Treasurer
Oct. 14
73.13 8:i...56 21 Nov 22
112.00 112.00 29 Nov 22
44.00 45.00 11 Dec 11
140~00 140.00
$73.13.
703

 BOOK INDEX CHECK To ascertain
the current status of Library Association of
books purchased Ann Arbor for
May 3, 1979 with funds
the Ann Arbor
from the Ladies' Public Library. Volunteers
to
Letters
If some
x, Y, z Johnnie Alexander
other organization format the numerical designations
for the
(Shelf-list arranged
it will be communicated which some reassignment
pos- by
to
of
sibly
classification
the members portions of the
using
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
work on this project:
the list to work on this project and will have some direction from
Helen Hall and Eleanor will be the ultimate
fo the Book Selection
Collins as contact person
Committee.
this in
is begun. her capacity
Rosemary O'Brien
Letters
Letters
Letter
Letters
Letters
Letter R Isabel Haight Letter s, T. u Joan Innes
A - E Helen Hall Mary Pryor
F - K L
Carol Trudy Eleanor
Plumer Huntington
Collins o, P, Q Ray Gramentine
M - N
number) for the who have volunteered,
books, after
collection will be made.
Marcine P. Westerman, Secretary
The following
members signed
search
evolves,
of
chairperson
704

 LADIESLIBRARYASSOCIATION,A~NARBOR,MICH. ~embership and Officers 1979-80
President
Vice President
5ecretary
Treasurer
Book Selections
Library ~dvisory Commt.
OFFICERS
"!rs. Perry Innes
~rs. Robert O'Neal Mrs. Scott Westerman ~rs. Harold Wethey Mrs. JamP.s O'Brien :--irs. Kirby Hall
"largaret Cameron ("!rs. Eleanor S. Collins
George) (Mrs. James)
(~rs. Cameron) ("'1rs. Joseph)
Trudy Huntington
Joan Innes
Roberta Keniston (1'-frs. 1 mma "1ellencamp (Mrs.
Roesemary O'Brien(~rs,
Ray Gramentine Isabel Haight Helen Hall Kirby Hall Betty Hayden
1515 Ottawa Drive 703 South Forest
1855 Fuller Road 2112 Vinewood Blvd.
715 South Forest 12 Geddes Heights
1530 Hill Street 2037 Geddes Ave. 2100 Hill Street 2200 Fuller Road 2664 7 \1ile Road South Lyon, ~ich. 2126 Highland Rd.
501 Onondaga 1280 Astor Drive
715 Spring Valley 1926 Hampton Court 1510 Cambridge Rd. 2031 Hill Street
EMERITUS MEMBERS
662-9109 663-6255 995-0595 663-4520 668-6631 665-2800 668-8033 761-8331 662-3902 662-4164 449-2931
994-5786 769-0238 662-1230 662-2118 662-9723 668-5225 995-0595
Zibby Oneal
Carol Plumer
'1ary Pryor
~arcy Westerman (~rs. Scott) Alice Wethey
Anne 1vunsch
("lrs. Harold) ('1rs. Ellis)
Mrs. Stanley Dodge
!-tr s • Howard Peckham Mrs. Josselyn Van Tyne Mrs. Charles Vibbert
315 ~ew England Ave Winter Park, Florida32789
.Commt.
MEMBERS Johnny Alexander ("!rs. John)
~arion Bader ("!rs. Arno)
788 Arlington
285 Orchard Hill Dr. 663-5898
(rvJrs. David) ("!rs. Perry)
James) (~rs. Robert)
(~rs. James) ("!rs. '1illard)
Hayward) Robert)
213 London Road
Carmel Valley Manor 5 Roosevelt Place SC
Hendersonville,N.C. Carmel,California
    28739
    93921
    07042
1978)
'1ontclair, YE.AROF ELECTIONTO ME~BERSHIP
1940 Dodge
1940 Hayden
1948 Hall, JI,
1951 Haight
1951 Plummer
1951 Van Tyne (Emeritus 1971) 1951 Vibbert
1951 Wethey 1956 Collins 1957 Alexander 1957 KenistoTJ.
l'IJ. J.
(Emeritus
(Emeritus 1971)
1960 Innes
1960 Pryor
1962 rlader
1962 Cameron 1966 ~ellencamp 1966 Peckham 1970 Huntiru?,ton 1970 Oneal
1972 Wester'llan 1972 Wunsch
(Emeritus
1968)
1976 Hall,
1976 O'Brien 1977 Gramentine
K.
Blvd.
663-5879
705

  ....,.__,
O'Brien help with checking more titles.
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SECRETARY'S REPORT
The Ladies' Library of Mrs. Perry Innes.
Association of Ann Arbor
in attendance were Cameron, Miss Eleanor Haight, Mrs. Kirby
November 16, 1979 met at the home
Members Mrs. Arno Bader, Mrs. George
Mrs. John Collins,
Alexander, Mrs.
James Gramentine, Mrs. Cameron
Hall, O'Brien, Mrs.
Mrs. Hayward Robert
Keniston, Oneal,
and Mrs.
Mrs.
Mrs. James Plumer, Mrs.
Ellis Wunsch.
Mrs. James Scott Westerman,
This
of the books purchased by
knowing with funds purchased
to art.
the current from our
status group. funds
This
since
other
our
volunteers to
the of all
library books
with Prior
such
box contains titles
1931. These
were
books had
Miss Hall, Mrs.
to that date In expressing
for more
will be sent
categories appreciation
of to
also.
also asked
A letter
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Robert Mellencamp,
After a social by the president,
The minutes and approved.
The report
O'Brien. Members of the committee are Mrs. Alexander, Mrs. O'Brien, Mrs. Wunsch. A list of the new books purchased was given to each member and books brought to the meeting were enjoyed.
The box of cards compiled by Helen Hall was shown to the group.
hour with Mrs. Innes.
of the spring
refreshments, the meeting was
of the Book Selection Committee
was made by Mrs.
had resulted from the interest in
books
related
been purchased
meeting
were read
by the secretary
Mrs. Harold
Wethey,
opened
706

  '-----'
by the secretary logue department, for this project.
to Mrs. Virginia who made available
Scheu, head both the
of the library's copy machine and
cata- paper
A discussion
shelves included a new book we are about to add, the Monastery of
St. Gall, some talk
and whether its circulation
six-month The report Mrs.
period. Seconded of the treasurer
asked that
of having Mrs. O'Brien
a bookcase
should be for such books.
that
it
by the Ladies' Library
this cost
Motion was seconded by
seemed feasible,
discuss the
with the director
bookcase to preserve
which carried.
her report O'Brien moved
we have bought.
The report of the
treasurer
to the members
Mrs. Wethey. followed.
Copies of Mrs.
Plumer Association be
Library
of the condition
of oversize
on
limited. There was Mrs. Haight moved
of the library; if would be underwritten
were given
that $700 be
was given by
and discussion
consulted our group.
with a Mrs. Innes
of that Association
the oversize
Mrs. Alexander and
nated for
ing to meetings, as amended in
will be held in the spring and in the fall of the year.
pertain- meetings
The Library Mrs. Kirby Hall
Advisory included
Council information
in the
Representative's
that the Ann
state in circulation
report Arbor
for
given by Public Library
the year
became number one library
given by
was
the
for book Mrs. Keniston;
approved. Constitution question of
purchases during the motion
of the Ladies'
the meeting times desig-
read from
1969. It states simply
books which are
it the sections
that
art books
the carried.
next
707

  1978-1979. Friends of the Library's spring
$9,000. A film series is underway
noon and
Huron
and winter book sales
netted
ber, with Up." The Each library imaginative library
on Thursdays during
ways. millage
in
Some Ann
further
thought is Arbor again.
business,
There was no 4:15 P. M.
and the
Respectfully
Marcine P.
meeting
adjourned
at
received
$1,000 from
library
system
evening
Valley Library System has
Novem- Give
to use in to vote
general sixteen
the state
being given to the need
showings on the
theme "Never member libraries.
-3-
submitted,
Westerman, Secretary.
708

 Tr~asurer's
The Meeting
Report
November
16, 1979
Annual Public
of
cents
per outstanding
share
Lighting
Financial
last spring and decided
heavily the
committed Clean Air Act
of nuclear Power was and Duquesne
power. slated
for
for
LADIES'
LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Committee
met within a few days of the
Cornsumers' Power was hit again when the Nuclear Regulatory
to sell
not only Duquesne
General Lighting,
Utilities,
of which
violations
a fine
a similar fine of 30 cents. On November 10th, long after our sale,
but also Consumers'
are of
50
Power and to the use Comsumers'
both For
Commis- the largest fine in the commission's
sion imposed a fine of $450,000,
history, because the utility forgot
through September 1979, to close the valve on a four inch pipe lead-
ing from a reactor
containment
building. plant in the open
If that
pipe.
an accident had occurred
at the
would have poured
Nuclear out
Power th~ough
period radioactive Duquesne Lighting,
gas
apart from its
invest- for some fif-
1973.
100 shares of on October 15,
ment for teen years
has its
steadily
dividend
declined since
Our General Public
investments are: purchased for $2,370.80
for
Palisade
scheduled some time. Its
and it hasn't losses on the
fine, price raised
three
has been a
very lack-luster
Utilities,
1971, sold May 8, 1979 for $902.77, a loss of $1,468.03;
for 200 October
shares of Consumers' Power, purchased April 15, 1971, for $8,428.47, sold May 30, 1979,
12, 1962 and for $4,106.36,
of $4,322.11; and for 100 shares
of Duquesne
a loss Lighting, purchased
-1-
for 18 months, from April 1978
709

  -/
June 8, 1961 and October 15, 1971, for $2,662.31 and sold May 30, 1979 for $1,392.76, a loss of $1,269.55. The total loss was $7,059.69, quite the worst we have had in 50 years, but it has in
good
part developed
gradually over the years.
Utility stocks the best investment
on the whole
for people who can't be watching these sales we are out of utilities
ceased to be their holdings
have unfortunately
all the time. With
except for our purchase last year of 100 shares of Central and South- west Corporation. This company, however, has no nuclear plants, is in a rapidly growing region of the southwest, and its stock has steadily increased in price for years. It is one of the few really
altogether
industry.
Cannon Mills, Dupont and Minne-
sota Mining and Manufacturing,
of each of the two latter.
liness and safety by the Value Line Investment Survey. In June Mobil Oil split its stock and we now have 50 more shares to add to the 50
we already
Our most recent bank statements show that we have $4,667.00 in
good investments left in the As replacements we have
utility bought 100
owned.
shares of the first and 50 shares All three are rated A++ and top for time-
our two
I include with this report the most recent chart of the New York
Stock Exchange, which shows at a glance that for all the gloom on Wall street the Index is still well above the low of March 1978.
Respectfully submitted,
Alice Sunderland Wethey, Treasurer.
-2-
accounts, checking and savings.
710

    The Ladies' Lihrary Association Ann Arbor, Michigan
711
4

  THE LADIES LiciRKRY ASSOLIATIL~ OF AN,~ ARBO~MICHIGAN
The Ladies at the home
of
Ann Arbor, Members
met
were Mrs. Cameron, Cameron David
Mrs. James Mrs. Scott Mrs. Kirby Wunsch.
of Mrs. Harold Alexander, Mrs.
Wethey. Arno
Mrs.
Mrs.
Michigan, present
Mrs.
Gramentine, Mrs.
ing, which The
meeting.
The
her report.
was
secretary
They
called
to
president,
the November 1979
A pleasant
tea time
was followed order by the
John Miss
O'Brien,
Eader, James
George
Haight, Huntington,
Eleanor Collins,
Miss Helen Hall,
Joseph Hayaen, Mrs. Mrs. Robert Mellencamp,
Westerman,
Hall,
and Mrs. Ellis
by the business meet-
treasurer
It was
distributed
read aloud
present copies of It was moved
that creased Motion
visory Hall.
The chairman presented the following
our
donation to to ijSOO, fur
tne Ann
Arbor Publ~c
Library be in- each yedr.
Spring
Library
Meeting - May
Association
9, 1980
Mrs. Perry Mrs. James
Innes,
and Mrs. Mrs. Hayward
Plumer
Harold Keniston,
, Mrs. Wethey.
Millard Pryor, Absent were
read
were approved
minutes
of
passed.
The report of our representative
Board was read by Mrs. Innes,
to
as prepared
of the
Nominating
Mrs.
O'Brien,
book
purchases,
twice
the
as
read.
to those
and approved,
Committee,
slate of officers for the year
the Library Ad- by Kirby
Mrs. Innes.
712

  1980-81:
There were
floor. proposed
The secretary slate of officers.
cast a A copy of tnis
unanimous of the
ba~lot committee's
for
the report
The
Book Selection advised us that
adjacent
on the
by Rosemary dis-
additional list.
is a
It may be too valuable
President:
Vice-President: Treasurer: Secretary: Chairman, Representative, no nominations
Joan
Zibby
Alice
Ray Gramentine
meeting. A question
the
a gift of the Ladies Library
to the conference room and the director's first floor of the library.
was raised location of the portrait
by
Isabel
Haight concerning
O'Brien
posal from our contributi~ns books to be selected beyond
now at the
are adequate to allow
The three-volume work,
new book which has been circulating.
to risk
There is a feeling tool" to be used
free reclassified
to it as
continues.
a "reference Library.
A discussion special storage
with
the
shelves for oversize books
damage or loss if such
access
it
by
should be knowledgable
patrons
Gene Wilson,
Book
Selection
Library from the
Committee: Advisory
Rosemary
Board: ~irby Hall
director,
Innea
of Homer Chance, Association.
which was
Committee's report
given Library's
funds
Oneal
Wethey
is on file
with minutes
those on our present Monastery at St. Gall,
of
the
abuut some
It office
is
resulted in no
O'Brien
713

 __,
---
asked if Hays.
a
change in the Eleanor
ta honor Mary
present Collins
Campbell a name checked
arrangements
for them.
book had been purchased
Does This
i'E have will oe Segments
plate out
in
by
it
Mary O'Brien.
1979, for Mary
Hayes ideas
The
granddaughter,
we have a copy minutes of this
written Wethey suggests
beautifully
been
and
was
far our record.
carried. loaned by
which Betty Hayden.
of a Campbell
expressed
Rosemary
service were
nad Alice
held an January read by Isabel
6, Haight.
by her
Francie of the
meeting. The copy
Hijys.
complete
It
service
was secunaed
had been used for our Another copy will be made
memorial
Libby Oneal, who was abs:nt from today's meeting,
the author of a new book far young people entitled The Language of Goldfish. Copies are auailable in lGcal buek
stares.
The meeting adjou=ned at 4:35 P.M.
Respectfully submitted,
Marcine Westerman 5ecretdry
is
If so, honoring
what is
the title? C. Hays.
filed with the
oy Carol
Plumer
meeting
714

 Treasurer's
The already
Report
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Spring Meeting, 1980
financial changes
made detail
in in
our
portfolio report
during 1979 have of November 16, Consumers' Power
been
1979. Our sales of General
discussed
the Utilities,
and 1930's, however, This past year
it
we lost
amounted
about a third to only one
of our invested seventh. Further- and Minnesota Min-
in
Public resulted in a
and Duquesne Lighting
worst in some fifty years, as I reported at that time. In the
1920's capital. more,
come for In
income we took
our new acquisitions,
ing and Manufacturing are
situation is very good indeed. Our
were $4,900.59 higher than on the same date in 1978, and our in-
1979 was $3,259.71
recent years we have been
for 1978.
each year to in more than
the Ann Arbor $3,200.00.
Public Library.
I therefore recommend
Cannon excellent,
Mills,
and our year-end
increase our half-yearly donations Respectfully submitted,
Alice Sunderland Wethey, Treasurer.
total loss
of $7,059.69, our
as against $2,929.31 disbursing about
half
of our
past year that we
DuPont
financial assets on December 31, 1979
from $700.00 to $800.00.
This
715

              TREASURER'S REPORT
COMPANY
DUQUESNE LIGHT EASTMANKODAK
DETROITBANK HOUSEHOLDFINANCE CONSUMERSPOWER
GEN. PUBLIC UTILITIES STANDARDOIL INDIANA
MOBIL OIL
SAFEWAYSTORES
BEATRICE FOODS
CENTRAL SOUTHWESTCORP. 100 CANNONMILLS 100 DUPONT 50 MINN. MINING MANUF. 50
13 5/8 48 1/4 25 3/4 18 1/4 19 1/4
129.00 280.00 306.90 331.87 224.00
Income:
Expenses:
Savings
Checking Checks
Total
account account
2,904.27
Library
Safety
Bank fees
Chance portrait and 100 Cannon Mills
15,625.00
5,550.00
3,450.00
2,075.00 1,412.50 2,625.00 2,025.00 2,506.25
48,989.50
5,565.22
56.77
47.50
54.658.99
1,400.00
8.00
3.57 179.80
2,332.01 2,215.74 2,888.14
9,027.26
5,565.22 56.77
12.00 35.50
5,669.49 Treasurer
Dividends
Interest
James Campbell
Dues
200 Con. Power 4,106.36 100 Duquesne 1,392.76 100 G. P. U. 902.77
9,656,60
Balance Jan. 1, 1979 Income during 1979
Expenses
during 1979
14,696.75 9,027.26
5,669.49
Savings Checking Late dep. Late dep.
account account
Cannon C.SoW.
div.
div.
2,904.27 248.54 100.00
Revolving Fund Deposit Box
1.
90
metal
label
LADIES' LIBPARY ASSOCIATION
January 1 - December 31, 1979
PRICE VALUE SHARES 12/31/79 DIVIDENDS 12/31/79
deposited late assets
(in 1980)
100
100
186
225
200
100
200
100
100
100
8 1/8
78 1/8 600.00 55 1/2 255.00 34 1/2 260.00 20 3/4 117.00 14 1/8 142.00 26 1/4 41.00 40 1/2 87.50 50 1/8 60.00
sold in May 4,825.00
4,789.50
4,106.25 sold in May sold in May
50
5,040.15 9,656.60
Minnesota
Cash,
Mining
Dec.
Manufact.
50 DuPont
Alice
Sunderland
Wethey,
70.00
31,
1979:
716

                                                             ,.__,,/
COMPANY DuqLtg Eastman DetBank HousFin Cons. Pw GPU
St 0 Ind Mobil Safewy BeaFds CenSoW Cannon DuPont MM M
1st Quar
Jan 5
43.00
Jan 3 100.00
Jan 3
74.40
Jan 15
81. 56
Jan 20 112.00
Feb 26
45.00 Mar 12
150.00 Mar 12
2nd Quar
3rd Quar Jul 3
43.00
Jul 3
60.00
Jul 3
74.40
Jul 14
sold
sold
Sep 10 150.00
Sep 10 Oct 2 Jul 1 Aug 31 Sep 4 Sep 12 Sep 12
4th Quar
sold
Oct 3
60.00
Total
129.00 280.00 306.90 331.87 224.00
70.00
600.00 255.00 260.00 117.00 142.00
41.00
87.50
60.00
2,904.27 248.54 100.00
1.90 3,254.71
Mar 31 Jan 2 Feb 28
60.00 65.00 27.00 35.50
60.00 65.00 30.00 35.50
60.00
65.00
30.00 35.50 29.00 25.00 30.00
75.00 65.00 30.00 35.50 12.00 62.50 30.00
Hays
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION DIVIDENDS 1979
Apr
Apr
Apr
Apr May May
Jun
Jun
Jul
Apr May 31
3 3 3 14 22
43,00 60.00 74,40 81.56
25.00
Oct 2 Oct 15
83.70 87.19
112.00 25
11 150.00
Dec 10 150.00
Dec
Dec 28 Sep 15 Nov 30 Dec 31 Dec 14 Dec 14
12 2 1
10
Interest,
Check from Dr. James V. Campbell in memory of Mary C. Dues
Taxpayer
Safety Paid:
Deposit
8.00, to Public
Box 33 (Packard May 7, 1978
Branch) June 4,
Checks
Paine
also
Check to Check
13, $700.00; dividends of
$700.00
Ann Arbor Bank
Mobil Oil - stock split: Certif. June 22, 1979,
Accounts in Ann Arbor Bank:
No.
D 20-101380-6
00-938522-6 18-6055155
and Brockman
Special Savings
checking account
identifying
account number:
Library: Webber checks for Sept.
for December Homer Chance,
to Seyfried,
Mar. 6, Aug. 27,
new $164.30 for his
purchases,
portrait
132663 for
50
shares
Feb.
dividend of Cannon Mills
$15.50 for Alice
label
Sunderland Wethey, Treasurer
81.56
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  ...___,
1951
1956
1957
1957
1960
President Vice-President Secretary
Treasurer
Book Committee, Library Advisory
Johnny Alexander
Chairman Committee,
(Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs.
(Mrs. (Mrs.
(Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs.
(Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs.
Representative MEMBERS
Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs.
Perry Innes Robert Oneal James Gramentine Harold Wethey James O'Brien Kirby Hall
Marian
Margaret
Eleanor
Ray Gramentine
Dr.
Isabel
Haight Hall
Rd. Blvd.
715 South Forest
Heights St.
Helen
Kirby
Betty
Trudy
Joan
Roberta Keniston Emma Mellencamp
Rosemary O'Brien Zibby Oneal
Carol Plumer
Mary Pryor
Marcy Westerman
Alice Ann
Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs.
Wethey Wunsch
James) 2126
Robert) 501
James) 1280
Millard) 715 Spring Valley Scott) 1926 Hampton Ct. Harold) 1510 Cambridge Rd. Ellis) 2031 Hill St.
EMERITUS MEMBERS
Innes
Hill
St. Rd.
1940
1940
1948
1951
1951
1951 Van Tyne 1951
Plumer
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF ANN ARBOR,
MICHIGAN
Bader Cameron
S. Collins
Dr. 703 South Forest
Hall Hayden Huntington
12 Geddes 1530 Hill
Vibbert Wethey Collins Alexander Keniston Innes
(Emeritus (Emeritus
1971) 1968)
Dodge,
315 New England Ave., Winter
Fla. N. J.
Dodge (Emeritus 1971) Hayden
Hall, H.
Haight
1960
1962
1962
1966
1966
1970
1970
1972
1972
1976
1976
1977
Pryor
Bader
Cameron
Mellencamp
Peckham (Emeritus 1978) Huntington
Oneal Westerman Wunsch Hall, K. O'Brien
Gr amen tine
Members and Officers, OFFICERS
1980-1981
John)
Arno 285 George) 1515
James)
Cameron) 2112
Joseph)
David)
Perry) 2100 Hayward) 2222 Robert)
Stanley
Howard Peckham, 213 London Rd., Hendersonville,
Josselyn Van Tyne, Carmel Valley Manor, Carmel, Cal.
Park,
Charles Vibbert, 5 Roosevelt Pl., SC, Montclair,
YEAR OF ELECTION
TO MEMBERSHIP
788
Arlington Orchard Ottawa
Blvd Hills
663-5879 663-5898 662-9109 663-6255 995-0595 663-4520 668-6331 665-2800 668-8033 761-8331 662-3902 662-4164 449-2931
994-5786 769-0238 662-1230 662-2118 662-9723 668-6225 663-9109
    32789
    28739
    93921
    07042
1885 Fuller Vinewood
2037 Geddes Ave.
Fuller
2664 7 Mile Rd.
South Lyon Highland Rd. Onandaga
Astor Dr.
N. J.
719

  held
3:00
its Fall
P.M. at
Members present
October
24,
1980,
at
daughter
of
Mrs. Hayden.
THE LADIES LIBKARY ASSOCIATION LF ANN ARdOR, MILHIGAN Fall Meeting - October 24, 19B □
The Ladies Library
Association an Friday,
of Ann Aroar, Michigan,
After order by the
a
sociable
tea
time, the meeting was
cal~ed
oy Mrs. approved
to
as
Westerman, corrected.
The to members
were read by Mrs.
brief but favorable present and read
report
was distributed concluded by
moving that
the Ann seconded
Mrs.
Arbor
Library
distributed
in
meeting the home
of Mrs.
Perry John
Innes.
Miss Hayden, Mrs. Perry
Robert
Mellencamp,
Mrs. James O'Brien, Mrs. Robert
Mrs. Scott Westerman, Mrs. Harold
Mrs. James P~umer,
president, Mrs. The minutes of the Spring
prepared and were
a
and Gramentine
donation
Public
made to January. The motion was
new membership lists for
approved.
were:
Mrs.
Alexander,
Mrs. Gramentina, Hall, Mrs.
George
Mrs.
Joseph
Mrs.
Oneal,
Wethey, Mrs. Ellis Wunsch.
We were happy to welcome as o~r guest Mary Hayden Burgess,
Cameron, Miss Cameron Haight,
Eleanor
Collins,
Helen Hall, Mrs, Kirby
Innes, Mrs. Hayward Keniston,
Innes.
meeting,
Gramentine
treasurer's
by Mrs. Wethey, who
of $000 for book purchases be
Mrs. James
720

  the year l9U0-19Bl, and corrected.
and three spelling errors were noted
sance: Helen
that
Hall
Mrs.
there
by its O'Brien is a
at this
Art and
author,
reported balance of
time,
Poetry
Donald
for
glowing acknowledgement to Hill.
purchases suggestions. gardens Finally,
$1,267.00 and that the
Committee far beck
would welcome on Chinese
Campbell
conversations with
Mr. Wilson,
O'Brien Director
of the Ann of tne
by the the volumes
Mrs. Keniston
Studies in
read aloud
from the preface of The Renais-
a
the Book Selection
available
committee a book
cerning
purchased for
con-
volumes
Associationo
be Mrs.
Hays.
the
circulation
the library
It was
books, but Mr. Wilson ing their circulation
set an unwise volumes from was painteo appreciated
the volumes to circulate
as to
reference restrict-
suggested that
The Library Hall, began with
in:cluoing (1) the
Advisory
a summary
successful
report,
year's accomplishments,
It
also decided that in memory of Mary
reporteo on further
was purchased
precedent. tne library
Arbor St. Gall
Public 5iorary, Monastery
Ladies
be classified
is philosophically opposed in this way, feeling that
The possibility collection was
discusseo, but it out that they represent a contribution genuinely
by the community. A motion was then made ta allow
~o remain in the library,
where seconded
they will continue and carried.
freely. The
motion c~mmittee
of the
library millage renewal campaign;
wcs
Librdry
it
of withdrawing the
given by Kirby
might
721

  {2) the (3) the tion;
(5)
decision to move toward
completion and dedication of the
(4) the ~he receipt
upgrading
of i30,000
of
Main Library donated in
and (6)
Flyers opposing
Loving graphics
Branch addi- and signs;
Marguerite for a new
L.
branch on the
were ctrculated, all three tax it was reported reproductions available for
Mrs. Innes Spring meeting
Evans for
book purchases; north side,
the
plans
the
Mrs. Plumer. It to express concern
was also about
tnat some adequate suggested,
members have continued notice of up-
in absentia,
coming
that the ceding suggestion seconded
four weeks'
In the any of our
and agreed discussion
art collection
Mrs.
each some adopted
Huntington meeting discussion
meetings,
date for
be
set at it was time.
the
moued that this The motion was suggested that
meeting.
it.
After not be
and
carried,
at this and it was
further
the Spring
reported
will include
that the
Mrs. noted
receiving
nom~nating committee for the Bader, Mrs, Keniston, and
be given business,
books are
to investigate Mrs. Keniston
to be used
notice
area of new
for
to be found this
Mrs.
at the
-.matter.
tnat we
branches.
Haight branch
After purchase
wondered whether libraries
furtner
moved by the
The
a basic motion was
computerized circulation;
and it was
proposals an the ~ovember ballot. finally,
that the Friends of the Library are se.ling of a nineteenth century book by Ur. Chase, il.00 at the Library's main desk.
no~ed that tne
Library
opposes
memory
of
Tisch
amendment
meeting pre-
722

  seconded by Mrs.
Westerman and of these
possibly
Cl.II
u~imuusly books at through
passed.
the branch
the library's
It wds noted libraries
news-
that should letter.
tne be
availability
publicized,
There meeting
and the meeting
the
Motion
at 4:40 P.M.
Respectfully submitted,
Sarah Gramentine Secretary
being
be
further adjcurned.
adjourned
business,
no
Mrs. Oneal
was seconded and approved,
moved that
723

   LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
financial report an unprecedentedly
the almost continuous
On January 1st of 1980 the total value of our holdings stood at
Treasurer's Report
Only a very brief fiscal situation has
October 24, 1980
$48,989.50; a gain of man Kodak,
Mining
now it has $17,079.00.
reached the Three stocks
of Indiana and DuPont
dizzy height of $66,068.50,
Standard Oil and Manufacturing
with as fourth and fifth
Minnesota runners.
rise in the stock
rosy glow, market since
last March.
The usual disbursements Library, the check in January
$800.00.
this past year, so we can well afford to send a check next January to the Public Library for another $800.00. I make a motion that this sum be approved.
Respectfully submitted,
Nearly all of our
stocks have increased their
dividends
have been amounting
made this year to the Public to $700.00 and that in July
Cl~e:: /-J u 'YI
d i1/i - ! n o< V!l'c -tf«. 1
is necessary today.
chiefly
and Mobil Oil,
Our the result of
are responsible, East-
,I I''
Alice Sunderland Wethey, Treasurer.
724

  '--"
BOOKSORDEREDFOR THE LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
October 4, 1979
Adams, Ansel, Yosemite and the Range of Light, New York Graphic
Society, 1979.
Coffin, David. The
$75.00 Villa in
$40.00.
Jewelry
1979.
the Renaissance,
Princeton University
Press,
Frank, Larry, Graphic
1979.
Indian Society,
of the $29.95.
American Icon-Harper,
Southwest,
Bestiary, 1979.
1868-1930,
Abrams, 1979. $25.00.
New York
$35.00.
1978.
Haverstock, Honour,
Mary Sayre,
An
Hunt,
Michel, $35.00
Art and
Chalmer,
Max Beckmann,
Van Gogh, R:ssoli,
Ritual of Africa, Pantheon,
Johnson, Diane Lackner, Stephen, Leymarie, Jean,
American Art Nouveau, Abrams,
1979. . $3750.
Meiss,
Parker,
Horn,
Millard. Braziller,
Constance,
1972. $25.00. Walter and
California
Hugh,
Romanticism, The Dance,
Robertson, David, Sir Princeton University
Schapiro, Meyer, Late Selected Papers:
Thomas, Marcel. The Jean, Duke of Berry,
The $60.00
Tres Riches
(added
Stubbs,
of Jean, Duke of Berry,
Born, Press,
Ernest, The Plan
3 vols. 1979. $250.00.
Mr.
the Horse
Painter,
British Book Center,
University of
ressionism from Society), 1979. $40.00 [have 1956
[Catalogue): The Rodin Museum of Paris,
Abrams,
1979.
1979, $25.00. $45.00.
Heures copy).
Rewald, John, Post-Im
revised, Museum o Mo ern Art distributed by the New York Graphic
Charles Eastlake Press, 1978.
and the $50.00.
1979.
Antique, Vol. III,
Early Braziller,
Golden Age: Manuscript Braziller, 1979.
Painting at the Time of $24.95.
Venturi, Lionello, Cezanne, Skira-Rizzoli, 1979. $55.00.
of St. Gall,
Van Goh to etd.)
Gau uin, 3rd Ed.,
Christian
$25.00. Victorian Art World,
and Medieval Art, $24.95.
Bobbs-Merrill, 1979.
725

  '-.J
/
[Books ordered October
Also ordered from the Paul Underwood,
4, 1978,
Scholar's
continued]:
Bookshelf
The Whitney S. Stoddard,
Kariye
Monastery and Cathedral in France.
Nicolas Poussin.
Sir Anthony Blunt,
Djarni.
the following
books:
726

  TrlE LADiES LidHARY AJ~UliATI□I~ LF A~N ARbLR, MICHIGAN
held
P.M.
Bader,
Cameron
Hayden,
Oneal,
April 9, 19Ul,
at 3:UO
that the and wiil Friends will
new open
the
the
now
14,
staffed
the annual 1981, and
ments
include
develop- circulation
and
plans
circulate a
to
by Mrs. to
Spring
The Ladies its Spring
Meeting
library
meeting
of Mrs.
- April 9, 1981
at the Members
home
Robert Oneal.
Mrs. John Alexanoer,
~s. James and Mrs.
Hayden Pearson.
After a pleasant
to order a~ 3:45 by the
Wethey,
We welcomed
Plumer, Ellis
as
Mrs, Scott Wunsch.
Harald
Elizabeth
called
secre-
The
minutes of the Gramentine,
Fall and
·meeting was Innes.
read by the approved as read.
of feature
dinner, will the author
study
Visualtek
Joan Blas.
of computerized
Miniviewer
ta persons with
present Eleanor
were:
Mrs. Arno Mrs.
Miss
Haight, Miss Mrs. David
Col~ins,
Helen Hall,
July i, Library
of 19~1. Another
as speaker
the cuntinued
Other
machine
low vision.
The treasurer's report was
distri~uted and read that our next duna~ion
Wethey, who concluded oy moving
Association
on Th~~sday,
of Ann Arbor, Michigan,
Mrs. Huntington, Mrs.
our guest Mrs,
were the
Northeast Branch
tary, Mrs,
Kirby Hall reported far
Library
Cuming event, be held May
Mrs. James Gramentine,
visit over tea, the president, Mrs.
mee~ing were
Kirby Hall,
Perry Innes, Mrs.
Westerman, Mrs.
Hayden's daughter,
Advisory library is
Committee
1~rs. Joseph Robert
727

  the Public
The motion
formatiQe
tion were
need fur
with our
be made at the Fall Spring.
purchases
carried, efforts
tion
It was in June;
noted that Mrs,
will be
her will
ing in the
Princeton
nominations to meeting, with a vote
replace follow-
following
Mrs. ballot these
moved
the The
that
slc~e, motion
the
was
Book
Library
Alexander
accepti,g minutes.
Committee Chairman-------Miss
Advisory Committee Representative---------Mrs.
Library for book was seconoed and
be increased ~o ~900. and Mrs. Wethey's in-
in behalf of the Associa-
followed
books; in
rep~rt
applauded.
an audit
constitution,
and
of
successful
In Mrs. O'Brien's Committee was
the report of the
do~k Selec- l'Brien
A
tne
a
mee~ing, to
absence, omitted.
Spring. The
Plumer reported for the
members.
The
Westerman
Gramentine Wethey
Collins
Hall
Mrs.
consisting of herself, Mrs. Bader,
Keniston.
President---------------------Mrs.
Vice-President----------------Mrs.
Secretary---------------------Mrs.
Treasurer---------------------Mrs.
Oneel
Scott
James Harold Eleanor
Kirby
discussion AssociatiJn's
concerning the
motion
dealing oe voted
with this upon the
accordance matter will fo~io~ing
~oving to
be accepted at
and Mrs.
slate of officers was proposed for 1981-82:
~he Fall
secretdry
secretary a copy of
cast which
and
a unanimous
is attached to passed,
seconaed
will notify ~ominating
absent Committee,
728

  Fine year;
Arts
Liorary, since its
funds are being reservotions,
reduced tnis questioning
pointing out the
(2) Women's for the
expressed ing the appreciate inventory and Mrs.
E:eanor Club Art library
Collins
History
tne purcnase The group
The meeting president,
was tnen turned over to Mrs.
Cne~l, the in absentia,
new were also birthday
Under basic art
□ iscussion
enthusiastically The feeling plored.
and Mrs. their
Mrs.
Innes years
Plumer
it
and Mrs. O'Brien, of service. Gocd upon the occasiun
~hanked for extended to
wishes
of her
were eightieth
of of
Two item
(l) Joan
business
suggested a donation ta the University's
Geveral wisdom
members setting traditional
expressed
the Association's taken.
and
from reques~ing
Avery.
discussion
Miss Collins would
she also
during the summer, and Mrs.
on April 5.
old books
business for tne
was noted that □ranch libraries,
the purchase a subject
at the
Fall received
not the Loving Branch
a suggestion librarian.
of
such
a
town orientation;
read a letter
Commit~ee
by Milton
is
that
of new Innes
this
oy
matter
needs ~o be
furtner ex-
approval,
nature of book
suggestions; past purchases
of
a book
and
a general
purchases.
ensued
concern-
to Westerman
l9d0 mee~ing, was
were discussed:
precedent
Innes have offered to help wi~h this project.
wishes to continue
no action
the Faculty
was
729

  Since there was no adjo~rned at 4:40 P.M.
further business, the meeting was
Kespectfully submitted, s:..,.., ~o. .... ~
Sarah Grament1.ne Secretary
730

  TREASURER'S REPORT
It crossed my Association
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
January 1 - December 31, 1980
cocoon. Our hint at the
balance wildly
sheet of this last year improbable happenings in
of 1980 the world
large, emer- been
example
the
occupation
in Poland. The stock market,
Teheran, and
so that
$743.03 from their
have gone
had dropped only
have become in- However, I might
visible
make
of this euphoric report on our
situation,
Our
seemingly
in the face
a
belated final
ill-fated ceased paying
investment in General dividends entirely
have fluctuated re-
on March
our invested assets
mind in affairs
making certainly
up
this report that our exist in a curiously
Ladies•· insul-
doesn't
at
the
Library
ated
even
for
gence of Walesa
stable, but its course since last April has been mostly up, and by
of our
Embassy in
year's end our total
$75,654.32. All oil
of the extensive oil
up and we made a sale that netted us a gain of more than $1,300.00,
were worth
29, 1981,
year's end value.
severe losses of two years ago
assets stocks glut,
have dropped but all our
the in
extraordinary price recently
amount of because
Public
soon
cently between 3 1/2 and a little over 4 dollars. No one can fore- cast when the damaged reactor can be cleaned up, and in recent weeks
Utilities.
after we sold
The company
our block, and the shares
financial page has suggested that General Public well be the first public utility to go bankrupt 1929.
the New York Times Utilities may very since the crash of
other
investments
as usual, hasn't
731

  This year I have prepared
a fifty-one-year
survey, distributed
income has·,
from 1930 to each
grown
have
could
through 1980,
of our finances,
which 1930 our
I have annual
of you. 8.10 times, increased
It
shows
that since
our annual
times. In contribution
although only 5.44
gifts consequence
the
I
Public
Library
well again
It now stands at $800.00 per half year. I think we could make it $900.00 in July. I need to comment in addition that there is another long-term interest in this survey of our finances since
the time that we began to buy books only on the fine arts for the
Public with
Library. inflation
The year
It is if not
1980 was
By September
clear that we are keeping up very well bit ahead.
devoid of anything dramatic in our 1 had finally achieved direct re-
raise our
to the
Fund.
half that company had stubbornly
refused
to believe that we existed to Paine-Weber instead unexpected happened. A
to us.
stantly
decided
committee Subsequently the mer price.
Then in January private investors
made a very everybody's
favorable offer for the astonishment had sustained an
Mills, which to
jumped
by some thirteen
it, because the
and sell it we offer collapsed
points over offer might did, with a
our purchase price. I not go through. My profit of $1,314.71.
to sell agreed
quite staying a
entirely
stock
ceipt of a dividend from Cannon Mills. For more than a year and a
portfolio.
and
of
group of
of Cannon
enormous loss in the last half of 1980. The price of the stock in-
continued to send our
dividend checks 1981 something
to
think
Library Revolving
and the stock returned to its for-
that we
whole
732

  What we received from Cannon Mills, instead of adding it
to our savings account, we invested it in Paine-Webber's Cashfund, which recently has been paying more than 16 per cent, and we aug-
mented the investment by $5,000.00 from our savings. The fund is
as easy to use as a savings account, since any amount from $500.00 on up can be withdrawn on only a few hours notice. As a matter of fact I use it constantly in my own affairs. When I am selling
some stock I tell my broker to put the proceeds in the Cashfund
and when I want to buy something, all I need to do is to telephone, tell him what I want and direct him to take the amount necessary
our of my Cashfund account.
As long as the Money Market funds favorable dividend rates we certainly of them.
In conclusion,
the Public Library be $900.00.
Respectfully submitted.
Alice Sunderland Wethey, Treasurer.
continue to give should be taking
such very advantage
I make a motion that our next contribution to
733

              TREASURER'S REPORT
COMPANY
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
January 1 - December 31, 1980
PRICE VALUE
EASTMANKODAK DETROITBANK HOUSEHOLDFINANCE STANDARDOIL INDIANA MOBIL OIL SAFEWAYSTORES BEATRICE FOODS CENTRAL SOUTHWESTCORP CANNONMILLS
DUPONT
MINN. MINING MANUF.
100 71 1/4 186 21 1/4
225 16
400 79 100, 80 100 30 100 19 100 12 110 25
50 42
305.00
Income:
Dividends
Interest Dues
Balance
Income
Expenses
Revolving Deposit
Fund
Jan. during
1,
5,669.49 3,343.69
9,0i3.18 1,511.36
7,501.82
1980: account
Savings account Checking account
Total
assets
3,020.67 321. 42
1.60
3,343.69
1980
during
1980
1980
Savings
Checking
SHARES 12/31/80 DIVIDENDS
12/31/80
7,125.00 3,952.50 3,656.25
31,950.00 8,075.00 3,050.00 1,925.00 1,287.50 2,846.25 2,100.00 2,950.00
68,152.50
7,456.41 45.41
75,654.32
1,500.00
9.00 2.36
1,511.36
7,456.41 45.41
7,501.82
50
59
Expenses:
Library Safety Bank fees
344.10 1/4 351.57 7/8 800.00 3/4 345.00 1/2 195.00 1/4 127.50 7/8 150.00 7/8 125.00 137.50 140.00
Alice
Sunderland Wethey,Treasurer
Cash,
Dec.
3,020.67
Box
31, account
734

                 COMPANY 1st Quar
2nd Quar
Apr Apr Apr Jun Jun
Jul
Apr 1
3rd Quar
Jul 1
60.00
Jul 1
83.70 Jul 15
87.19
Sep 12 220.00
4th Quar Oct 1
Total
205.00 344.10 351.57 800.00 345.00 195.00 127.50 150.00 125.00 137.50
140.00 3,020.67
321.42 1.60
3,343.69
Eastman DetBank HousFin StO Ind Mobil Safewy Bea Fds CenSoW Cannon DuPont MM M
Interest, Dues
Standard Certif.
Jan 2 110
Jan 2
83.70
Jan 15 87.19
Mar 10 180.00
Mar 10 Mar 22 Jan 2 Feb 29 Jan 6 Mar 14 Mar 12
2 2 15 12
60.00 83.70 87.19
Oct 2 Oct 15 Dec 10
75.00 93.00 90.00
Taxpayer
Safety Paid:
Checks
checking account
identifying
Deposit 9.00,
to Public
account number:
20-101380-6 00-938522-6
18-6055155
and Brockman Branch)
14, $700.00; July 2,
75.00 65.00 30.00 37.50 29.00 25.00 35,00
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1
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85.00 65.00 32.50 37.50 33.00 25.00 35.00
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Nov 28 Sep 4 Dec 12 Dec 12
32.50 37.50 33.00 62.50 35.00
Ann Arbor Bank
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION DIVIDENDS 1980
Oil, Indiana, stock split: April 24, 1980, 200 sh.,
Cannon Mills, stock dividend:
Certif. June 10, 1980, 10 sh., No KF 22799.
Accounts in Ann Arbor Bank:
Special Savings
Box April
(Packard 2, 1980
33
Library: Jan.
$800.00
180.00 10
Sep 10 Oct 2 Jul 1 Aug 29 Jun 6 Sep 12 Sep 12
No. CS
220.00 Dec 10
100.00 Dec 31
missing Oct 1
Alice Sunderland
Wethey,
Treasurer
735

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   SPRING MEETING
A special fifty-one-year
summary yearly
APRIL 9, 1981
of our financial affairs income, year-by-year ex-
from 1930 penditures our total ments on and the
YEAR ENDING Mar. 31, 1930
Mar. 31, 1931 Mar. 31, 1932 Mar. 31, 1933 Mar. 31, 1934 Mar. 31, 1935 Mar. 31, 1936 Mar. 31, 1937 Mar. 31, 1938 Mar. 31, 1939 Mar. 31, 1940 Mar. 31, 1941 Mar. 31, 1942 Mar. 31, 1943 Mar. 31, 1944 Mar. 31, 1945 Mar. 31, 1946 Mar. 31, 1947 Mar. 31, 1948 Mar. 31, 1949 Mar. 31, 1950
Average per year
through 1980, for books for
showing
the Public
Library,
the value
close of each ,c.hecking __aGcoun:ts
SPENT FOR BOOKS
633.95 409.83 187.21 269.36
83.60 67.16 45.77
108.38 86.80 5.00
117.51
232.33
106.42
396.58 125.79 21.35
84.97 469.55 286.43 318.24 229.97
4,286.20 204.01
assets
each year, including
the balance
exchange savings
at
the and
stock
in our
financial
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
INCOME 365.60
286.60
266.44
276.26
254.88 265.22 451,64 148.38 256.15 264.52 246.65 250.39 219.53 248.95 499.59 412.08 405.34 428.69 374.04 380.78 399.42
6,701.13 319.10
and,
when of our
available, invest-
year
TOTAL ASSETS
missing missing missing missing missing missing missing missing missing missing missing missing missing missing missing missing missing missing missing missing missing
, __
737

      Special
fifty-one-year
summary
(continued)
April
9, 1981 TOTAL
ASSETS
missing missing missing missing missing missing missing
13,058.55
missing missing
missing 17,007.40
missing
missing 32,944.48 34.026.68 35.286.42 34,757.91 43,271.56 40,065.08
$1,000.00 years
YEAR ENDING INCOME Mar. 31, 1951 398.14
Mar. 31, 1952 620.43 Mar. 31, 19 53 537.02 Mar. 31, 1954 451.40 Mar. 31, 1955 465.79 Mar. 31, 1956 613.44 Mar. 31, 1957 616.00 Mar. 31, 1958 591.00 Mar. 31, 1959 432.18
Mar. 31, 1960 619.92 5,345.32
Average per year 534.53
SPENT FOR BOOKS
Mar. 31, Mar. 31, Mar. 31, Mar. 31, Mar. 31, Mar. 31, Mar. 31,
Mar. 31,
Mar. 31, Mar. 31,
731.50 1962 1,072.60
1963 796.37 1964 854.70 1965 1,191.30 1966 1,100.33 1967 1,149.49 19 6 8 1,189.12 1969 1,245.09
342.00 256.58 381.51 239.57 514.07 271.18
96.35 216.40 79.90 819.40
3,196.96 219.7b
375.50 [1,000.00] [1,000.00J [1,000.00]
500.00
500.00 1,000.00 1,000.00
900.00
1,000.00 6,900.00
570.12 notations
1961
1970
1,376.09
9,706.59 Average per year 802.59
NOTE: The brackets [] around
three
above in
of those
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
indicate the
for purchases
should have been
Huron Street was
the erection in 1957 of the new Public Library on South Fifth Avenue.
sums
on
by
sold in 1945
School
allocated
our behalf. paid on the
the They
Board the
represent $12,500.00 for which
interest our
that we building on
(to the Bell Telephone
Company)
until
738

   Special fifty-one-year YEAR ENDING
summary
INCOME 1,569.82
1,761.13 1,830.38
1,486.40
2,098.49 2,364.33 2,514.74 2,808.13 2,929.31 3,154.71 3,343.69
25,860.92
(continued)
April
9 1 1981 TOTAL
Mar.
Mar.
Mar. 31,
Mar. 31 to
ASSETS 1,000.00 44,978.92
Dec. 31, Dec. 31, Dec. 31, Dec. 31, Dec. 31, Dec. 31, Dec. 31, Dec. 31,
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
31, 1971
31, 1972 1973
1,100.00
500.00 500.00
1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,100.00 1,400.00 1,500.00
48,051.49 51,154.89
43,470.00
32,680.67
44,538.75 52,716.19 44,746.72 49,758.40 54,658.99 75,654.32
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Average per year
NOTE: We changed our fiscal year in 1973 from April 1 to March 31
to January 1 to December 31. This accounts
listed above for that year. But the 1973 in this chart is only three-quarters
December
31,
to have
Our 8.10 times
increased
average
what it was then, and our
only 5.44
times.
2,586.09
income since 1930
by 1980 expenditures for books
SPENT FOR BOOKS
11,100.00 1,110.00
for the year ending on
of a year. has increased
two numbers
739

   LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
ADDEMDUMto the Reports of the out-going treasurer, Alice s. Wethey
Continuation
YEAR ENDING
of
the
Dec. 31, 1981 December 31, 1982 Dec. 31, 1983
Dec. 31, 1985
Dec. 31, 1985
64,900.11 69,974.61 81,012.22 85.161.54 95,578.46
Average
Spent
Total
in 1985
spent for
(= 65.0 %)
88.0 %
$ 44,458.66
fifty-one-year
INCOME
4,986.57
5,174.51 4,890.76 5,929.87 5,866.31
26,848~02
5,369.60
books, 1930-1985
summary given
SPENT FOR BOOKS
1,700.00
2,600.00
4,300.00
4,000.00
5,000.00 17,600.00
3,520.00
April
9,
1981.
TOTAL ASSETS
May 16, 1985
740

     President
Vice-President Secretary Treasurer
Book
Library
Committee, Advisory
Chairman Council,
Johnny
Marian
Margaret
Eleanor
Ray Grama.ntine
(Mrs. (Mrs. (Mrs.
(Mrs. (Mrs.
John) Arno) George)
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Alexander Bader
788 Arlington Blvd.
Cameron Collins
285 Orchard 1515 Ottawa
Hills Dr.
Forest Road
Membership
and Officers, Officers
Representative Members
1981-1982
Mrs. Robert Oneal Mrs. Scott Westerman Mrs. James Gramantine Mrs. Harold Wethey Miss Eleanor Collins Mrs. Kirby Hall
703 South James) 1885 Fuller
Isabel
Helen
Kirby
Betty
Trudy
Joan
Roberta Keniston Emma Mellencamp
Rosemary O'Brien Zibby Oneal
Carol Plumer Mary Pryor
Marcy Westerman Alice Wethey Ann Wunsch
Mrs. Stanley Dodge
Mrs. Howard Peckham
Mrs. Josselyn Van Tyne Carmel Valley Manor, Carmel, Calif. 93921 Mrs. Charles Vibbert 5 Roosevelt Pl. SC, Montclair, N. J. 07042
Haight Hall
Cameron) 2112 Vinewood Blvd. 715 South Forest
Hall Hayden Huntington
12 Geddes Joseph) 1530 Hill St.
Heights
Innes
(Mrs.
(Mrs. David) 2037 Geddes Ave. (Mrs. Perry) 2100 Hill St. (Mrs. Hayward) 2222 Fuller Road
1940 Dodge (Emeritus 1971) 1940 Hayden
1948 Hall, H.
1951 Haight
1960 Pryor
1962 Bader
1962 Cameron 1966 Mellencamp 1966 Peckham 1970 Huntington 1970 Oneal
1972 Westerman 1972 Wunsch 1976 Hall, K. 1976 e·'Brien 1977 Gr amen tine
1951 Plumer
1951 Van Tyne
1951 Vibbert (Emeritus 1968) 1951 Wethey
1956 Collins
1957 Alexander
1957 Keniston 1960 Innes
(Emeritus
1978)
(Emeritus
1971)
(Mrs. Robert) (Mrs. James) (Mrs. Robert) (Mrs. James) (Mrs. Millard) (Mrs. Scott) (Mrs. Harold) (Mrs. Ellis)
Emeritus
2126 Highland 501 Onondaga
Rd.
994-5786 769-0238 662-1230 662-2118 662-9723 668-6225 663-9109
663-5879 663-5898 662-9109 663-6255 995-0595 663-4520 668-6331 665-2800 668-8033 761-8331 662-3902 662-4164
2664 7 Mile Rd.S.Lyon449-2931
1280 Astor Dr.
715 Spring Valley
1926 Hampton Court 1510 Cambridge Rd. 2031 Hill St.
Members
315 New England Ave. Winter Park, Fla. 32789 213 London Rd. Hendersonville, N.C. 28739
Year of Election to Membership
741

  held at
its
Fall home
meeting
Mrs.
on Robert
were: Callins, Joseph
Miss Mrs. Mrs.
order
Helen
Robert Cneal,
THE LAultS
LidRMRY ASSOLI~TIU1~ UFA~~ ARbUR, Ml~HIGAN Fall Meeting - October 30, 1981
the
of
Lneal.
Mrs,
The Ladies
Library Association
of Ann Arbor,
Uctober 30, 1981, at 3:00 P,M.
present Cameron, Miss E~eonor
Arno Bader, Mrs. James Hayden, Mrs.
Plumer, Mrs.
Mrs. George Gramentine,
Perry Innes,
Members
Scott
After
at 3:30
The minutes secretary, Mrs.
meeting were read by the were a~proved as read.
report
having the Asscciatiun's
the
It was at this seconded
of
The tieasurer's advisabi~ity
was preceded by a aiscussion of books audited.
report,
to donate the amount time. The
between
to be motion
a ~900 and $1,500
in January,
at that
Mrs.
Wethey then
which concluded with
Hall, Mrs. Mrs.
Westerman,
Harold
Wethey.
a pleasant
the meeting was called to Mrs. Oneal.
by
James and Mrs.
teatime the president,
of the Spring
Millard
Pryor,
Gramentine,
and
generdlly
time; Mrs. Westerman
and carried.
should dispense
with an audit the motion was
the ~reasurer's
she be empowered
felt
that we
distributed
determ~ned
was seconded
to the Library financial situation
Friday,
so
moved, and
and read motion that
by the
by Mrs. Bader and carried.
Michigan,
742

 Col~ins,
twenty
the new her report
books have been
purchased of the
since library.
summer
Fair and redecorating
his daughter
the the
The Book Selection
noted that six for
Commit~ee report WdS
given by Ele~nor
who including
May,
Miss
Helen qssistance.
the minutes.
In the
report was read by Mrs. Innes. It was noted ~hat the opening of
Lol~~ns
Hall and Carol
branch
special thanks
to their
to
the Northeast
Branch occurred on on October 25.
August 2, Friends'
1981, followed by a
formal
acquisition of
dedication
included projects in the
a book sale during Main Library. They
activities during
the Art
were also instrumantcli in
the
the
oy
decision timing is
Since addressed three
(l) Mrs. committee for
h2s still
been
made to undeterminedo
although
the gro~p
concluded
by Plumer, members
The report
was apprcved,
committee, for copy is 3ttached
absence of Kirby Hall,
the Library
Advisory Committee
a
Robin, to be
by Richard hung in the computerize
Wilt, given
Main Library. circulation,
in his memory Finally,
there was
(2)
away, Rosemary
members who have
Nominaticns
moved
provide the secretary sent to members before
O'Brien and Ann Wunsch. The
numinators will nominees, to be
vote will be
Oneal
new
to chair the
a nominating Spring meeting.
painting
items
no old business of new business:
appointed Mrs.
officers,
were made to
to
discuss,
next
with brief the Spring
sketches of their meeting, when a
to oe
Innes
elected at replace two
Northeast
giving of her
and a
743

   taken.
(3} the Spring
Since
journed at 4:30 P.M.
After some discussion meeting should be
it was generally
agreed that
there was no further
held in late
business,
Respectfully
April.
the
meeting
was ad-
Sarah Gramentine Secretary
submitted,
744

   TREASURER'S REPORT
As may be seen New York Times, the
October 30, 1981
in the accompanying chart from last Sunday's
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
roller-coaster of the stock market has skidded a long way down from the point on January 1st, when I last recorded
our assets. However, although the market value of what we own is down to $52,288 from $75,654, what it has earned has gone up marked-
ly. fund, about
Thanks in good part to our investment in the Paine-Webber Cash-
our income this
year will be about $4,480 as compared with
$3,340 last year.
As a result I feel that we should very much increase our gift
to the Public Library this coming year. In 1980 we gave approxi- mately 45% of our income to the revolving fund. This year the $1,700 we sent the library amounts to just under 38% of our pro-
jected income. Our percentage is slipping, while our income goes steadily up. I should like freedom to send a much larger check,
even as high as $1,500, when Ja~uary comes, bu~ I should prefer not to set the exact amount now. January may present a different pic- ture. Not even if our income should remain sta~ic at $4,480 for 1982, a total gift of $3,000 for the year would represent less than 67% of it -- ~ot at all a disproportionate amount.
In conclusion I make a motion that the treasureY be empowered to draw a check for an amount between $900 and $1,500 for our next gift to the library.
Respectfully submitted,
Alice Sunderland Wethey, Treasurer.
745

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746

   REPORTOFTHEBOOKCOMMI'lvr'ELEA,DIES'LIBRARYASSOCIATION OCTOBER30, 1981
From the time o~ last meeting in April of this yea:r (1981) -nty- five titles have been ordered and received. A list with prices accompanies this report. Included a.re six titles purchased for the new Plymouth Mall Branch. These were selected by its staff and a.re basic books suitable
for a small library such as the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Art, Gardner's
and Janson •s histories of art and Who's Whoin American Art.
The list prices for these twenty-five titles totalled 11199.35. However, with t},e discounts, which are not quite what they used to be, the sum spent was $963.36leaving a balance in our funds of only t645.65. It is evident
that this Book Committee has really been having fun spending the Association's money.
Mrs. Suzy Chen of the Library staff has been very helpful as always and so have been the members of the Book CoilDl'littee, .Miss Helen Hall and Mrs. James Plumer. Myspecial thanks to them.
Respectfully submitted,
Eleanor Collins, Chairman
747

 LADIES' LIBRARYASSOCIATION
l300KSORDEREDANDRECEIVEDMAY- OCTOBER1981
Baxandale, Michael
'lhe Limewood Sculptors o:f
Yale University Press, 1980 Carli, Enzo
Renaissance
Germany,
lfew Haven,
List price #55.00
35.00
30.00
45.00
35.00
75.00 30.00
100.00
39.95
17.50
95.00
45.00
40.00
Discount
cost
$52.80
22.04
39.60
30.80
The landscape in a.rt, NewYork, Morrow, 1980
Goldman, Shifra
Contemporary Mexican painting in a time of change,
University of Texas Press, 1981
Haskell, Francis & Jenny, Nicholas
Taste and the Antique, the lure of classical sculpture,
1500-1900. NewHaven, Yale University Press, 1981
Hearn, M. F.
Romanesque Sculpture: The revival of monumental stone
sculpture in the 11th and 12th centuries, Cornell Univer- sity Press, 1980
Hobson, Anthony
'Ille a.rt and life of J. W. Waterhouse, R. A. , New York
Rizzoli in association with Christie's, 1980 Kandinsky, Wassily
Sounds, NewHaven, Yale University Press, 1981 Kelder, Diane
The Great Book of French Impressionism, Abbeville Press
McAndrew,John
Venetian architecture of the early Renaissance, Cambridge,
Mass., MIT Press, 1980
Midmer, Roy
English medieval monasteries (1066-1540):
Athens, GA. University of Georgia Press, 1979 Avery, Bonnie L, ed.
A summary,
Milton Avery, Detroit, Strathcona Press, 1981
Pope-Hennessy, John
'lhe study and criticism of Italian sculpture, Princeton
University Press, 1981
Rand, Harry
Arshile Gorky: The implication of symbols, Alla.nheld &
15.40
53.43
40.16
Schram, 1981
Rothschild, Mrs. James
The Rothschilds a.t Waddelldon Manor,
New York,
Vendome Press/
Viking Press, 1979
20.00
748

 Stubblebine, James R.
Duccio de :Buoninsegna and his school, Princeton
University Press, 1980, 2v.
Franklin, Jill
The gentleman's country house and its plan 1835-1914,
Routledge & Kega.n Paul, 1981 Lindey, Christine
Surrealist painting and sculpture, Morrow, 1980
Metropolitan fuaeum of Art
ID.lropean paintings in the Metropolitan Mtisewnof
New York, Metropolitan Ylllseum of Art, 1981 3v. Reff, Theodore
Degas, the artist's mind. Harper & Row, 1975
Art,
40.00
29.95
75.00
18.82
75.10
BOOKSORDEREADNDRECEIVEDFORTHEPLYMOUTMHALLBRANCH MAY- OCTOBE1R981
Ga.:rdner•s Art througil the Ages, 7th ed. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980
Janson, Horst
History of Art: a survey of the major visual arts •••
20.11
24.54
-2-
749
2nd ed. rev. Abrams, 1977
MoGra.w-Hill Dictionary of Art. McGrawHill, 1969
oxford Companion to the Decorative Arts, Clarendon Press, 1975 49.50
Selz, Peter
Art in our Times: Apictorial history 1890-1980,
Abrams, 1981 45.00
Who's Whoin American Art, 14th ed. American Federation
of Arts, 1980 50.00
32.50 115.00
50.16

  THE LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN SECRETARY'S REPORT May 7, 1982
The Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan, held its Spring meeting on Friday, May 7, 1982, at 3:P. M. at the home of Mrs. James Gramentine.
Collins, Hall, Hayward Millard
Mrs. James Gramentine,
Members present were: Mrs. John Alexander, Miss
Eleanor Miss Helen
Mrs. Kirby
Keniston,
Hall, Mrs.
Mrs. Robert Oneal,
Cameron Haight, Hayden, Mrs. Perry
Innes,
Mrs.
Pryor and Mrs. Following a sociable
was called to order who regretfully informed us of the
at 3:45 P. M. by Mrs. Oneal, death of one of our members, The minutes of the Fall
Mrs. Robert Mellencamp, in April.
Mrs. Joseph
Scott Westerman.
teatime, the meeting
meeting were then read by the secre- tary, Mrs. Gramentine, and were approved as read.
The treasurer's report was distributed and read by Mrs. Alex- ander in the absence of Mrs. Wethey who was ill and unable to
attend. Mrs. Keniston
moved that carried. Association's
the report be accepted. It was noted that Mrs.
The Wethey Webber
motion was
recommended
seconded keeping transferring
the
The Book Committee's report was given by Eleanor Collins,
and the
account broker's
seconded,
with Paine new and
and passed
rather than
firm. Finally,
Mrs. Wethey be empowered to send a check for $1,200 to $1,500 to the Ann Arbor Public Library in June.
motion
to our former was made,
smaller that
Mrs. James
Plumer, Mrs.
750

  who informed us that since last Fall
twenty-seven new books have
been added to of Miss Collins'
the
library's collection
through our these minutes.
account.
A copy
report Kirby Hall reported
is attached for the
to
the Ann speakers toward the cost efforts raising
The
ing Committee,
Arbor
at the Annual Banquest
computerized has risen
to deal with non-resident
move because
It was moved and was unanimously
Representative seconded that the slate be
first
business was Joan Innes,
the report of the Nominat- Trudy Huntington and
for the committee, pro- 1982-1983:
Observer publishers
circulation
to far exceed
escalating fees from
item of new consisting of
the original costs, the $10 to $25.
In its
Roberta Keniston. posed the following
President Vice-President Secretary
Treasurer
Book Committee Library Advisory
replace Emma Mellencamp, Rosemary O'Brien and Ann Wunsch. Mrs.
Mrs. Innes,
speaking officers for
slate
of
Chairman Committee
Mrs. Robert Oneal Mrs. Scott Westerman Mrs. Cameron Haight Mrs. Harold Wethey Miss Eleanor Collins Mrs. Kirby Hall
accepted. The motion
on is
May 13. temporarily
The library's stalled
estimate.
library is considering
Library
Don and Mary Hunt will be the
carried.
A second item of new business was the vote for new members to
Jonathan Bulkley
that (Prue) were elected to fill the will write to them inviting them to
Gosling three become
and Mrs. Amnon Rosen- vacancies. Mrs. Haight
members.
(Trudy), Mrs. Betty
Advisory
Committee that
751

  The establishment discussed. Suggestions
or on Costumes. Eleanor appropriate choice.
of a memorial for Emma Mellencamp was then included books on Landseer, on British Art
Finally tions to the
this matter Since
Miss
Collins will
Collins
should receive
undertake to search
that the Association's
for an
dona- address
library when she
more notice.
She will the library.
there was
P. M. that the meeting be adjourned.
carried.
suggested
presents the next
order to it was
no further business,
moved at 4:30
The motion was seconded and
Respectfully
submitted,
Sarah Gramentine, Secretary.
752

 "-.....,,
Treasurer's Report The roller-coaster
Spring Meeting 1982 having moved the value
1977 to about $75,650.00
Cannon Mills stock because a take-over
was especially appreciative.
of our
in 1980, dividend
than in
our investment
fully ary raised
in the
high dividends. We sold
1981, as I its price.
reported last Our profit
spring, was
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
of the stock
about $44,750.00 in
assets up from
dropped us back in 1981 to around
However, our more than $1,500 larger
and 1980.
interest Dividends
income for
in general
1981 was were
but also wonder- early in Janu-
offer had
January was The response
I quote
Ladies'
with public
Paine-Webber our
last year, paying
The check
for $1,300, higher by $400 than any we had sent before.
from the Board of Education the last paragraph:
sent to the
market,
$1,314.71.
Ann Arbor Public Library in
"Please convey Library Association
service and aesthetic
the Ann Arbor Public Schools, and to the patrons of the Ann Arbor Public Library. We will all be richer for it."
to your combines
membership that
we know the management
astute
appreciation. We thank
In conclusion I should like someone to move that I be empowered to send a check in June to the Ann Arbor Public Library for an amount between $1,200 and $1,500.
Respectfully submitted,
f,t[~11L/4.,-,1 dah, ,rd. il/ctia'l
Alice Sunderland Wethey, Treasurer.
investment
$63,655.00.
raised
Cash Fund has been
you for this gift
to
753

           TREASURER'S REPORT
COMPANY
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
January 1 - December 31, 1981
PRICE VALUE SHARES 12/31/81 DIVIDENDS 12/31/81
EASTMANKODAK DETROITBANK
BEATRICE FOODS HOUSEHOLDINTERNATIONAL CANNONMILLS
CANTRAL +SOUTHWEST
STAND. OIL INDIANA
MOBIL
SAFEWAYSTORES MINNESOTAMIN.+ MANO. 50
DU PONT
PAINE WEBBERCASH FUND
50
Total
Income:
Dividends Interest
Dues
Cannon Mills
Assets
4,843.39
141.58
1.60 3,646.72
8,633.29
Expenses: Library
Savings Account
Checking Account
1,377.58 4,843.39
Revolving Fund Deposit Box
Balance Jan. 1, 1981 7,501.82
Cash, Dec. 31, 1981: Savings account Checking account
Late Deposits:
Income during 1981
Expenses in 1981
8,633.29
16,135.11
14,738.70
1,396.41
Safe- way, 3M, DuPont
Dues
Sunderland Wethey,
100
186
100
225
71 1/8 21 3/4 18
15 1/4
350.00 372.00 137.50 362.81
33.00
7,112.50 4,043.50 1,800.00 3,431.25
sold in Jan. 1,387.50 20,800.00 4,825.00 2,650.00 2,725.00 1,856.25 13,024.30
63.-655.30
1,046.30 198.51
64,900.11
1,700.00 10.00 4.40
13,024.30 14,738.70
1,046.30 198.51
150.00 1.60
1,396.41 Treasurer
100
400
200
100
13 7/8 158.00 52 1,040.00 24 1/8 400.00 26 1/2 325.00 54 1/2 150.00 37 1/8 137.50
Safety
Bank Fees
Cash Fund Purchases
Alice
754

                               ,.......,..
Feb.
Jun. Oct.
78.89 114.02
156.05
123.53 122.76 156.60
COMPANY 1st Quar
2nd Quar
Apr 1
75.00
Apr 1
93.00
Apr 1
35.00
sold
Apr 15 90.00
May 29 39.50
Jun 10 260.00
Jun 10 100.00
Jun 30
65.00
Jun 12
37.50
Jun 12
30.00
3rd Quar
Jul 3
75.00
Jul 1
93.00
Jul 1
35.00
Jul 15
90.00 Aug 29
4th Quar Oct 1
Total
350.00
372.00
137.00
33.00
362.81
158.00
1,040.00 400.00 325.00 150.00 137.50
1,377.58
141.58
10.00 1,700.00
Arbor Bank
Eastman DetBank Bea Fds Cannon HousFin censow
St O Ind Mobil
Jan 2
125.00
Jan 2
93.00
Jan 2
32.50
Jan 6
33.00
Jan 15 90.00
Feb 27
39.50 Mar 10
260.00 Mar 10
100.00 Mar .65.00
75.00 93.00 35.00
92.81
39.50
260.00 Dec 10
100.00 Dec 31
Safeway(late)
M MM D Pont CashFd.
65.00 Mar 12
37.50 Mar 14
30.00
May
104.53
Sep.
123.88
12
12
Dec 12 Dec 12 Apr. Aug. Dec.
65.00 37.50 47.50
Ann Arbor Bank
INTEREST
STOCK SPLIT
Mobil Oil
100 shares
Safety
Deposit to A.A.
$1.60.
Box Public
33 Library,
and Brockman Branch)
Jan 12, $800; May 27, $900.
Paid
Dues
Checking Acc't
Taxpayer identifying number 38-6055155.
Ann
20-101380-6;
Savings Acc't 00-938522-6
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION DIVIDENDS 1981
(Packard
Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Mar. Jul. Nov.
39.50 260.00
10
100.00 30
65.00 37.50 30.00
105.38 147.71 144.23
Oct 1 Oct 1
Oct 15 Nov 29 Dec 10
10
755

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 REPORTOF THEBOOKCOMMITTELEA, DIES' LIBRARYASSOCIA TION MAY7, 1982
Since the last meeting of this organization in October 1981 twenty- seven new titles have been ordered and received. ~ese include a wide variety of subjects.ranging from the art of the Maya to an exhibition catalogue of the work of Roy Lichtenstein held at the St. wuis Art Museumlast yea:r, from the art of the cathedrals to the archi te ctu:re
of the United States, Amongthem is also a book on ~issen porcelain
and another on Oriental carpets.
It is very much due to the astuteness of our treasurer that such :purchases are possible for as you are all well aware book prices have become increasingly horrendous. The list prices of these twenty-seven titles totals $1686.85, with library discounts the amount spent is $1287.66.
Mrs. Jeanette Duncan, the staff member in charge of our account reports that our current balance is S577.63with several orders still outstanding.
Respectfully submitted,
Committee members: Eleanor Collins, Chairman Helen Hall
Mrs. James Plumer
757

 LADIES' LIBRARYASSOCIATION TITLESORDEREADNJ)RECEIVEDOCTOBER1981 - MAY1982
Baard, H.P. Frans Hals. Abrams, 1981
Ba.ckhouse, Janet. The Lindisfarne Gospels. Phaidon Books,
Cornell University Press, 1981
Belhaiji-Merin, Oto. Goya, Then and Now: Paintings, Portraits,
F.rescoes. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1981 Bouvet, .Francis. Bonnard: the complete graphic work.
List
$40.00
25.00
75.00
80.00
19.95
250.00
22.50
75.00
29.50
35.00
a9.05
35.00
27.50
a5.oo
40.00
37.50
Cost $30.19
22.00
62.79
60.19
15.09
220.00
19.00
60.19
57.20
25.96 22.07
55017
22.07
20.82
63.94
25.19
2a.32
Rizzoli, 1981
Butler, Lionel & Given-Wilson, Chris. Medieval
Monasteries
of Britain. Michael Joseph, Ltd.
Butlin, Martin. The Paintings and Drawings of William Blake,
Yale University Press, 1981
Duby, Georges. 'lhe Age of the Cathedrals. Univ. of Chicago
Press, 1981
Ford, P. R. J. The Oriental Carpet: a history and guide to
traditional motifs, patterns and symbols. Abrams, 1981
Hampe, Roland & Simon, Erika. The Birth of Greek Art from the Yzy-cenaeanto the Archaic Ieriod. Oxford Univer- sity Press, 1981
Hobbs, Robert. Robert Smithson: Sculpture. Cornell University Press, 1981
Juliano, Annette. Treasures of China. Richard Marek, 1981
Kidder-Smith, G. E. in Accociation with the fuseum of Modern Art. The Architecture of the United States: an illus- trated guide to notable buildings, A.D. 1115 to the present. 3v. Anchor: Doubleday, 1981
Lichtenstein, Roy & Cowart, Roy. Roy Lichtenstein. St. Louis Art Museum,1981
Lu.cie-Smith, F.dward. The 13ody: images of the nude. Thames & Hudson, 1981
Melot, Michel & others. Prints, History of an Art. Skira/ Rizzoli, 1981
Mullin, F.dwin, ed. Great Paintings. St. Martin •s, 1981
The Painterly Print: monotypes from the 17th to the 20th century. Metropolitan Museumof Art, 1980
1979
. 758

    Palan i Fabre, Joseph. Picasso 1881-1907, Life and Work: The Early Years. Rizzoli, 1981
Panyella., August, ed. Folk Art of the Americas. Abra.ms, 1981 The F.andomHouse Library of Paintings and Sculpture. ed. by
David Piper. Random House, 1981 4v.
Q.ian Hao and others. Out of China's Earth: archaeological
discoveries in the Feople's Republic of China. Abrams, 1981 Ruskin, John. ed. by Jan Morris. The Stones of Venice.
Little :Brown, 1981
Russell, John. 'Ihe I~aning of Modern Art. Museumof
Modern Art/Ha.rpper & Row, 1981
Stierlin, Henri. The Art of the Maya from the Olmecs to the
Tolte c-Ma.ya. Rizzoli, 1981
Walcha, Otto. Meissen Porcelain. Putnam, 1981 Wichmann, Siegfried. Japonisme. Harmony Books, 1981
TITLE ORDEREADNDRECEIVEDFORTHEPLYMOUTMHALLBRANCH OCTOBE1R981-MAY1982
Fletcher, Banister Flight, Sir Banister Fletcher's AHistory of .Architecture. 18th ed. Athlone, 1975
-2-
759
$165.00
$131. 37 37.50
37.69
21,97
37.69 37.69 47.00
50.00
85.00
50.00
29.95
35.00
50.00 60.00 75.00
55.00

   Trudy
Margaret
Eleanor
Betty
Ray Gramentine
(Mrs. (Mrs.
Isabel Haight
(Mrs. James) (Mrs. Cameron)
Helen
Kirby
Betty
Trudy Huntington Joan Innes Roberta Keniston Zibby Oneal
Carol Plumer Mary Pryor
Prue Rosenthal Marcy Westerman Alice Wethey
Mrs. Stanley Mrs. Howard Mrs. Charles
Dodge, Peckham, Vibbert,
213 5
London Rd., Hendersonville, N.C., Roosevelt Pl., SC, Montclair, N.
J.
 32789
 28739
 07042
1978)
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN Membership and Officers 1982-1983
Officers
President Mrs. Vice-President Mrs.
Robert Oneal Scott Westerman Cameron Haight Harold Wethey
Secretary
Treasurer
Book Committee, Chairman
Library Advisory Council, Representative
Mrs. Mrs. Miss Mrs.
788 Arlington
285 Orchard 1915 Scottwood 1515 Ottawa
715 South Forest 668-6331 12 Geddes Heights 665-2800
Johnnie Alexander Marian Bader
Members
(Mrs. John) (Mrs. Arno) Jonathan)
George)
Eleanor Kirby
Blvd. Hills
Dr.
Collins Hall
663-5879 663-5898 769-3115 662-9109 663-6255 995-0508
Bulkley Cameron
Collins Gosling
Forest
Hall Hall Hayden
1530 Hill St. 2037 Geddes Ave. 2100 Hill St. 2222 Fuller
501 Onandaga 1280 Astor Dr.
662-3902
761-8331
662-3902 662-4164 769-0238 662-1230 662-2118 665-0941 662-9723
1940 Dodge 1940 Hayden 1948 Hall, 1951 Haight 1951 Plumer 1951 Vibbert 1951 Wethey
1956 Collins
1957 Alexander
1957 Keniston
1960 Innes
(Emeritus
(Emeritus H.
(Emeritus
1971)
1968)
1960 Pryor
1962 Bader 1962 Cameron 1966 Peckham 1970 Huntington 1970 Oneal
703 South
2222 Fuller
1885 Fuller Road 995-0595 2112 Vinewood Blvd. 663-4520
(Mrs.
(Mrs. David) (Mrs. Perry)
(Mrs. Hayward) (Mrs. Robert)
(Mrs. James) (Mrs. Millard)
(Mrs. Amnon)
(Mrs. Scott) (Mrs. Harold)
Emeritus
315 New Englan0 Ave, Winter Park, Fla,
Joseph)
Members
Year of Election to Membership
1972 Westerman
1976 Hall, K.
1977 Gr amen tine
1982 Bulkley 1982 Gosling 1982 Rosenthal
Road
Road
715 Spring Valley
2105 Devonshire Rd.
1926 Hampton Ct.
1510 Cambridge Rd. 668-6225
760

 Mrs.
Mrs.
Oneal the
Mrs. her haps Mrs.
made and approved amount and send
Miss Collins titles and one
cost was $681.65
Scott Westerman.
the meeting was called to new members were cordially
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
SECRETARY'S REPORT
November 5, 1982
The Ladies' Library Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan held its Fall meeting on Friday, November 5, 1982 at the home of Mrs.
Joseph
Mrs.
Hayden.
Members
Jonathan
present Bulkley,
were: Mrs. John Alexander, Mrs.
Arno Bader, Gosling,
Mrs. Joseph Hayward
Cameron
Hayden, Mrs. David Huntington,
Keniston,
Mrs. Robert Rosenthal,
a delicious
Mrs. Perry
Oneal, Mrs. James Plumer, Mrs.
Millard
order welcomed
Amnon After
Mrs. tea
Pryor,
by Mrs. and
of Webber had contacted
at 3:45 P. M.
The
Spring meeting
minutes
The treasurer's Wethey. Mrs.
were read
not given due
that Paine
Haight,
of the
and approved.
to the absence
a
the library the Book
in January. Committee's
Miss Eleanor
Miss Helen Hall, Mrs.
Mrs. Betty Kirby Hall, Innes, Mrs.
report was Oneal reported
suggested
interest rates.
the cus- tomary check to the library to be sent in January. A motion was
about the "cash
we should make
Oneal will contact Mrs. Wethey
replacement leaving
added since
over $900 in our account
report of 15 new meeting. The
fund",
which we a change due to
hold, and
the falling
about this and about
that per-
that Mrs. check to oresented
Oneal and Mrs. Wethey
decide
upon the
Collins,
the Spring
at the
library
761

  which will probably be consumed by
December
The report
A copy of the was unanimously
report approved.
is attached to
these Minutes.
Kirby Hall told
There had been discussions
allocated to the library and that these may be used for other ser-
vices.
sibility
members opposed.
the pos- the library which most
of the nominating committee meeting.
a new member, wished to ask a few questions
The Council
of a parking
also had heated discussions regarding
Mrs.
for officers to be
Mrs. Rosenthal,
all
explained members
responsibilities
for purchase.
and hoped The com-
of the meeting about the
of the Library
Advisory Council. which the State
structure next
to
Plumer was
elected at the Spring
works with suggestions.
Mrs. Stasheff
Mrs. Chen, the
Miss Collins also reported that
appointed
chairman
regarding
the art
Collins
that
mittee
makes
tacted
Arbor News and was told that as long as these books had to be
placed on the rack at the main desk for ~erusal it was not advisable to list them in the paper. She will continue to find other means of publicity through Library Chat or perhaos the Ann Arbor Observer. Mrs. Pryor told of some of the highlights in our history and espec- ially about the centennial celebration in 1966 and the surprise in
the source
books were
and allocation of
would send in suggestions
who writes about the new books
selected.
the Book Committee's
Penal Fines discussion
and about how followed. Miss
A general
Penal
Fines
reference librarian,
who also she had con- for the Ann
1982.
762

  .....
1976 of the book which had been sealed in 1876 by the Ladies which
was to
by Mr.
account
years
told the new members
This had Mrs. Pryor be opened
been discovered
wrote a fine
in another hundred
paintings, initial
The
which interest
meeting
about are loaned
the by
be opened a hundred years hence.
Warner at the of our present
Bentley Library. organization
to
(2076), which
is in the
Library.
of [reproductions of]
and of our Association's
in its inception. was adjourned at
4:30 P. M.
Respectfully
BeP-tley collection the library
Mrs. Bader also
submitted,
Isabel Haight, Secretary .
763

  TREASURER'S REPORT
November 5, 1982
There was no ton for 1982-1983
National Gallery
treasurer's report. The Wetheys are in Washing- where Prof. Wethey is Kress Professor at the
of art.
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
764

 ....___
REFORTOF THE BOOKCOMMI'rl'EE,LADIE:3' LIBRARYASSOCIATION NOVEMBE5R, 1982
Since the last meeting of this organization in Mayonly fifteen
titles have been xeceived leaving a healthy balance of S995.a3. This amount should take ca.re of the usual goodly number of art books published just befoxe the Holiday Season. These announcement will be carefully scrutinized by the :Book Committee.
Although the titles listed on the accompanying P8€0 would seem to indicate a preponderance of "modems" I should like to point out the hand- some and heavy volume on Brunelleschi as well as the beautifully illus- trated book on Early English manuscripts.
Weare pleased to have fulfilled the requeste for a title for the Youth Department and also one for the Loving Branch.
Respectfully submitted, IL~ c~~-i-
Committee members
Eleanor Collins, Chajrinan Helen Hall
Mrs. James Plumer
...........
765

     .., ...._.,,
LADOO' LIBRARYASSOCIATION
TITLES ORDEREDANDRECEIVEDMAY1982 - NOVEMBE1R982
Battisti,
Rizzoli,
Franzke,
Kandinsky, v.l:
Eugenio. 1982
Andreas.
Wa.ssily. 1901-1921,
Filippo
Brunelleschi: the
complete
work.
List
!75.00 95.00
60.00
75.00
35.00
25.00 65.00 30.00
Cost
856.25 71.25
60.00
56.25
26.25
15.63 48.75 32.00
19.06
63.75
4e.75
45.00
Lloyd, Christopher.
Camille Pissaro. Rizzoli,
1981
Dubuf'fet. Kandinsky:
Abrams, 1982 complete writing
on art.
1982
v.2: 1922-1943. G. K. Hall,
McCorquodale, Charles. Bronzino. Harper, 1981
Marks, Richard and Nigel Morgan. The golden age of Jihglish
manuscript painting: 1200-1500. Braziller, 1981
Moffett, Kenworth. Jules 0litski. Abrams, 1981
Oriental rugs of the Hajji Ba.bas. Asia Society, 1982
Preiss, Byron, ed. The a.rt of Ieo and Diane Dillon. Ballantine, 1981 (Purchased for Youth Dept.)
Rose, Barbara. Alexander Liberman. Abbeville, 1981 Shapiro, David. Jim Dine: painting what one is.
Abrams, 1981
Slive, Seymour and H. R. Hoetink. Jacob van Ruisdael.
Abbeville, 1982
Wesselman, Tom. Tom Wesselman. Abbeville, 1982
Williams, W. J. A Heri of American Paint· from the National Gallery of Art. 1981 copies for Main and loving Branch) S30.00 each
60.00
60.00
S874.95 $681..65
Replacement i Cabazme, Pierre.
Graphic Society,
The Brothers 1976
Duchamp, New York
TOTAIB
45.00
766

 The treasurer's
to complete the year.
report for 1982 Another copy among the yearly
has been added
appears reports
here just next volume
in its
meeting in 1983. The page numbers have in the subsequent record.
in the
of the spring
proper place
assigned
are those it will

    .._,,,,
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Treasurer's Report January 1 - December 31, 1982
The best news that I have to report is that the rising stock market has brought our assets up from $64,900.11 to $69.974.61.
Further, our dividend and interest, etc. income was $727.94 higher than in 1981. We also did much better in 1982 by the Public Library
b~ving sent them $2,600.00 during the year as against $1,700.00 in 1981. In 1983 we will do much better than that. I sent them a
check in January of $1,800.00 and the last ledgement from the Board of Education is Library Association has been a significant
paragraph of the acknow-
this community for more than
100 years,
and your activities on be- particular appreciation of continued support, which
half of the your efforts, benefit the
library cause us to your generosity,
express and your
entire Ann Arbor community."
The perhaps not curious
that I failed altogether to balance the
more income in 1982 than I can account for. Yet I have gone over every inch of the. reports from the bank and what reports I have from
the companies,
whatever in arithmetic. Since we issued
normal
this past year, it all should My trouble is in our antiquated
very simple.
account sends reports only each check deposited is not ectly to the bank from the
four times
listed separately.
companies. Others
and Many
I deposit
not once
and can locate only three
be
bank accounts.
no mistake checks, as is
The savings those reports checks go dir-
myself. If
thing that
has occurred this year is account. We had $81.51
but many times,
-1-
a year,
in
worth quoting:
source of support in
"The Ladies'
771

  more than one come in on a single day the bank lumps them together into a single entry, and occasionally they forget to send me depos- it slips. After three months it is impossible to get any informa- tion out of them as to what actually came in. In the past I have
even resorted xeroxes of me promptly, Bank, but
on certain and
occasion dividend
to writing to the companies
asking for
into once
is not indicated. sometimes more often,
The bank's deposit a
clerks check
of the and
my
a
year,and
three accounts in this household,
they had what account
checks, which they indeed been deposited
have always in the Ann
sent to Arbor
at least
for one
husband's
three of us it is easy enough to straighten out.
my own, into the wrong one.
my sister's,
Of course, among the
In our checking account they send me
months in which there is any activity. In 1982 I had only six re- ports: Feb. 12, April 14, July 16, October 15, November 16, and December 15. It is all highly unsatisfactory.
When I come back at the end of May or early in June I propose
to consolidate our two accounts into a single NOWaccount. We will have to keep at least $1000.00 on deposit all the time, but that
will be drawing interest. The chief advantage is that the bank
sends reports on NOWaccounts every month, whether there has been any activity or not. And in the reports every transaction is listed separately. If three dividend checks are deposited in a single day
each is given a
are carefully listed showing the number of the check, whether there is any gap in the sequence of numbers, etc. I think this kind of
separate entry. And the checks drawn on the account
-2-
reports for only those
772

  an account ought to do away with the sort of impasse in which I have found myself this year.
I have been discussing the question of the impending withhold-
ing from July 1st onward of 10% on all dividends and bank interest,
in connection with the Ladies' Library, with my accountant Mr. Wahl
at the Icerman firm. For the first time this year I am having an accountant figure out my husband's and my income taxes. Oddly enough,
Mr. Wahl audits the accounts of the Ann Arbor Public Library so that he is interested in our problem. He doesn't yet know what we Ladies can do to get ourselves declared exempt, and perhaps we cannot.
But we can apply for refunds of a good deal that has been withheld,
by deducting from our income what we give to the Public Library.
Of course we will have to put in reports of some kind. Mr. Wahl does not yet know what such reports should look like. If we saved only a thousand or so a year the government couldn't take much from us. The tax figure would be 17% on what we retain in savings.
In conclusion I propose that I be empowered to give the Public Library up to $2,500 in July. Our income in 1982 was $5,714.51 and
we simply should be raising the amount that
we give the library.
Respectfully
Alice Sunderland
Correction in 1988: After using a NOWaccount,
bank does not lists the amounts of dividend checks that come in on the same day as separate itews. However the reports do co8e every month
so the situation has been much improved.
-3-
submitted,
Wethey, Treasurer.
I discovered that the
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                 LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
-r TREASURER'S REPORT January 1 - December 31, 1982
PRICE VALUE
COMPANY SHARES 12/31/82 DIVIDENDS
12/31/82
8,600.00 4,611.20 2,350.00 5,175.00 1,737.50
15,500.00 5,025.00 4,525.00 3,750.00 1,793.75
14,661.99 67,729.44
384.32 1,860.85
69,974.61
2,600.00 10.00 9.66
1,637.69
4,257.35
1,860.85
384.32 2,245.17
EASTMANKODAK 100
86 350.00 24 3/4 372.00 23 1/2 147.50 23 371.24 17 3/8 168.00 38 3/4 1,120.00 25 1/8 400.00 45 1/4 265.00 75 160.00 35 7/8 120.00
1,637.69
5~111.43
Expenses:
Library Revolving Fund
Safety Deposit Box Bank Fees
COMERICA (DETROITBANK) BEATRICE FOODS HOUSEHOLDINTERNATIONAL CENTRAL AND SOUTH-WEST STANDARDOIL INDIANA MOBIL
186
100
225
100
400
200
100
50 50
SAFEWAY
MIN. MIN.
DU PONT
PAINE-WEBBER CASH FUND
Savings Account Checking Account
Total
Income:
Dividends Interest Dues
Balance Savings
Assets
Checking
1,046.90 198.00
1. 60 1,246.50
5,174.51
81.51
6,502.52 4,257.35
2,245.17
Income 1982
Unaccounted for
Expenses 1982
income
Jan.

AND MANU.
5,111.43 61.93
1.15
5,174.51
1, 1982 statement
statement Dues in cash
Purchases,
Cash Fund
Cash Dec. 31,1982 Checking statement
Savings statement
Alice
Sunderland Wethey,
Treasurer
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             TREASURER'S REPORT
...__.,,
COMPANY
EASTMANKODAK
COMERICA (DETROITBANK) BEATRICE FOODS HOUSEHOLDINTERNATIONAL 225
CENTRAL AND SOUTH-WEST STANDARDOIL INDIANA
MOBIL
SAFEWAY 100
MIN. MIN. AND MANU.
DUPONT
PAINE-WEBBER CASH FUND
Savings Account Checking Account
50
50
4,525.00 160.00 3,750.00
Total
Income: Dividends
Interest
Dues
Balance Savings
Assets
1,793.75
14,661.99
67,729.44
384.32
1,860.85
69,974.61
2,600.00
10.00
9.66 1,637.69
4,257.35
1,860.85
384.32
2,245.17
Checking
Dues in cash
Income 1982 Unaccounted for
Expenses 1982
-........_/
1,046.90 198.00
1. 60 1,246.50
5,174.51
81.51 6,502.52
4,257.35
2,245.17
Jan.
Cash Dec.
Checking Savings
31,1982
statement statement
5,111.43 61. 93
1.15
5,174.51
1, 1982 atatement
Expenses: Library
Safety
Revolving Deposit
Fund
Box
statement
income
LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
January l - December 31, 1982
PRICE VALUE SHARES 12/31/82 DIVIDENDS 12/31/82
100
86
24 3/4 23 1/2 23
17 3/8 38 3/4 25 1/8 45 1/4 75
35 7/8
350.00
372.00 147.50 371.24 168.00
1,120.00 400.00 265.00
120.00 1,637.69
5~111.43
8,600.00
4,611.20 2,350.00 5,175.00 1,737.50
15,500.00
5,025.00
186 100
100 400 200
Bank Fees Purchases,
Cash Fund
Alice
Sunderland
Wethey,
Treasurer
775

  These by Alice
volumes have been assembled Sunderland Wethey, secretary
and in of the
the book
from 1967 to the
Association, 1963, president day, treasurer
The paper Duplicate
1954-1958, chairman of 1965-1967, historian
1973-1986.
Library 1960-
present
for binding Ladies' Library
be deposited Association
of Michigan.
October 1,
with the other in the Bentley
1988.
records Historical
Library of the University
used is in great part 100% cotton fiber.
volumes have been
prepared
of the
and will
great part typed
Ladies'
committee,