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Carl H. Milam's American Library in Paris Correspondence (Digital Surrogates)

Correspondence files of ALA Executive Secretary Carl H. Milam concerning the American Library in Paris. The correspondence covers the period from two years after ALP's incorporation in 1920 through World War II and concerns plans, goals, projects and activities of ALP, financial status and budgets, selection and evaluation of ALP staff and trustees, the monthly literary review Ex Libris (inaugurated in 1923), the Reference Service on International Affairs, the Paris Library School and the Service to Soliders during World War II. Principal correspondents are ALP directors W. Dawson Johnston (1922-25), Burton Stevenson (1926-30), Robert Davis (1931- 34), Helen Latrap (1935) and Dorothy M. Reeder (1936-41); chairmen of the American Committee for the ALP Henry N. MacCracken (1923-24) and Earle B. Babcock (1924); president of the trustees Edward A. Sumner (1939-45) and other members of the Board of Trustees.

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