Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) has continued
to be an integral part of the library literature during the thirty-five
year history of the organization. As the organization has grown, so too
has the amount of literature. The heading “Black caucus” was
first indexed in Library Literature in 1970. Listed under that heading
were six articles: two on segregation, three on the caucus, and an article
about the concern for Black librarians. Today, about one hundred articles
can be found within electronic databases and references. The following
bibliography is a brief historical overview of what has been written
about BCALA since 1970.
“ALA Black Caucus.” Wilson Library Bulletin.
46 (1971): 24.
“Black Caucus awarded its first award for distinguished
service to librarianship to Mrs.
Clara S. Jones.” American Libraries. 1 (1970): 734.
Black Caucus of the American Library Association membership
directory. Chicago, IL: The Caucus, 1980.
“Black Caucus vetoes “patching”: the speaker
stands as is.” American Libraries. 8 (1977): 405-406.
Crawford, D. R. “Black librarians’ caucus of
the American Library Association as seen by itself: materials
for a history.” Research Paper. Kent State University,
1974 (72 pages).
Eshelman, William R. “ALA Black caucus raps ALA execdirector.” Wilson
Library Bulletin. 48 (1974): 371.
Josey, E. J. “Affirmative Action for Blacks and other
minority librarians.” Negro History Bulletin. 38 (1975):
Wilkins, J. “Searching for minority power in Washington.” American
Libraries. 6 (1975): 672.
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