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FRIENDS OF THE LAKELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, RG2610, 1962-2003

Scope and Content Note

The Friends of the the Lakeland Public Library was organized in May 1962. The group's purpose is "to promote adequate public library facilities in Lakeland, Florida, through development of community understanding of the library's needs, facilities and services; the building up of its resources through the encouragement of bequests and donations for the acquisition of important materials which otherwise would not be available in the Public Library; and the sponsoring of projects such as book talks, lecture series and/or exhibits to enrich the cultural climate of our City."

The Friends group was no longer active by the late 1970's. When David Reich, the City Librarian, came to Lakeland in 1983 he formed a new Friends group, which was chartered as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Florida on March 5, 1984. The Friends has raised funds through book sales and dues to help support the Library staff.

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FOLDER

FOLDER TITLES

DATES

1

1

Annual Meetings: Notices and Invitations

1983-2002

 

2

Articles of Incorporation

1984-92

 

3

Board of Directors

1962-98

 

4

By-Laws

1962-90

 

5

Computers

1984-91

 

6

Correspondence: Jeanne Corbett

1986-91

 

7

Correspondence: Friends

1962-90

  

8

Correspondence: David Reich

1983-89

 

9

Finances (Gifts to the Library)

1984-98

 

10

Fund Raising Projects: Book Sales

1984-91, n.d.

  

11

Fund Raising Projects: "A Matter of Taste" (poster in RG100, Box 8) 

1988-89

  

12

Fund Raising Projects: "Dinner in the Stacks"

1993

  

13

Mailing Lists / Membership

1962 - 1988, n.d.

 

14

Minutes 

1962-68, 1985-2000

  

15

Newspaper Articles and News Releases

1964-94

  

16

Photographs

1984-86

 

17

Tax Exempt Status

1984-93

 

18

Miscellaneous: History, Programs

1962-99

19 

Newsletters 

1984-90 

 

 20

Newsletters 

1991-2000 

 

 21

Newsletters 

2001-03