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Record Group Number: 000197
Series/Collection Number: .S 1508
Creator: Florida. Library and Historical Commission.
Title, Dates: State Librarian Dorothy Dodd correspondence, 1952-1965.
Amount: 3.5 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Chronological by fiscal year, then alphabetical.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Library and Historical Commission was created in 1963 by an act of the Legislature, which changed the name of the State Library Board, absorbed the Civil War Centennial Commmission and its members, and established the historical archives (Ch. 63-39, Laws). The Commission continued to administer the State Library and the newly created historical archives.  The State Librarian, the de facto Secretary of the State Library Board, continued to act in that capacity as the Secretary of the Library and Historical Commission, recording the activities of the Board. Despite the name change, the public and the Commission continued to refer to the Commission as the State Library Board, and at times, the Civil War Centennial Commission.  The State Librarian was charged with keeping a record of the Commission, developing new libraries and improving existing ones.
Dodd served as the acting State Librarian after the death of the first State Librarian William T. Cash, in 1951.  She was appointed second State Librarian in 1952 and retired in 1965.
Summary:     The collection consists of the correspondence of State Librarian Dorothy Dodd. The correspondence documents the duties of the State Librarian as administrator of the State Library and includes reference requests and references to sources of Floridiana.  Correspondence in this collection documents the Library's efforts to support local libraries in Florida, general administrative duties of the State Librarian, and her participation in the Florida Library Association.
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Subject Access Fields: Dodd, Dorothy, 1902-1994
Library administration Florida
Librarians Florida
Libraries Florida
Archives Florida
Added Entries Dodd, Dorothy, 1902-1994