Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy 120th Birthday, WLA!

Today marks the 120th anniversary of the founding of the Wisconsin Library Association. On February 11, 1891, a group of individuals gathered in the office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction for the purpose of establishing a state library association. At that meeting, a constitution was adopted and officers were elected. They included K. A. Linderfelt, president; R. G.Thwaites, vice-president; and F. A. Hutchins, secretary-treasurer.

Also see: for other recent posts to the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center website.
-- Larry T. Nix, Chair, Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Steering Committee and Library History Buff

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