Fonds 1830 - The Librarians' Association of the University of Toronto (LAUT) fonds

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UTA 1830


The Librarians' Association of the University of Toronto (LAUT) fonds


  • 1963-1991 (Creation)

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1.67 m of textual records and publications (4 boxes)

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The Librarians’ Association of the University of Toronto (LAUT) was formed in 1969 with the purpose of promoting the welfare of the libraries, librarians, and other library staff of the University of Toronto. The Board of Governors officially recognized LAUT at its meeting on November 26th, 1970.

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Records in B2014-0017 were transferred from the Inforum at the Faculty of Information.

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The fonds contains 2 accessions of records from LAUT - B2014-0017, and A1988-0034

B2014-0014 has been described at the file leve, and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, surveys and questionnaires, publications, reports, and other organizational records of the Library Association of the University of Toronto(LAUT). LAUT’s primary activities centred around topics such as employment and working conditions, salary matters, strikes, the status of women, the stack access debate, and the academic status of librarians as faculty members.

LAUT interacted with The University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the University of Toronto Staff Association (UTSA), the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), and the Canadian Association of College and University Librarians (CACUL) over the course of its activities.

For a description of A1988-0034, see accession-level description.

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Grievance-related file (B2014-0017/002(18)) is closed until 2079. All other files are open.

Boxes are stored off-site. Please allow 2-3 business days for retrieval. Materials may be consulted in the Archives Reading Room. Contact University Archives for further information.

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