The arrangement of these records closely mirriors the structure of the organizations of this collection. There are eight series in this collection; the first seven of which are records that come from library associations in the Mecklenburg area since 1961. Following the series of association records are the organizational records. These include such things as minutes of meetings (both of the general memberships as well as for board meetings), membership records, teasurers’ records, committee records, and newsletters. In addition, the more predominant organizations also have more extensive files of records for such things as program announcements, and issues that directly affect librarians (such as copyright). The eighth series concerns awards for outstanding women in the Mecklenburg area, such as the Woman of the Year Award, the award for Outstanding Women Who Work, Salute to Women Who Work, and Outstanding Career Women. The Mecklenburg Library Association and the Metrolina Library Association are two of the organizations that made nominations for these awards, and in some cases, members of these two organizations were also award recipients. Concerning the dating of the records—while most of the records are clearly dated, others are not. Often-times, when MLA officers and committee leaders recorded their activities or planned for future events, they only included the month and date—frequently leaving out the year. This made the chronological arrangement difficult. Many of the files contain records whose dates are either unclear or unknown. Even the use of a perpetual calendar does not entirely solve the problem, as there is a variety of possible dates. For these reasons, not all of the files are accompanied with dates in the container list. Lastly, these files have not been numbered, because future accessions are expected. As records are added to this archive, the number of files is expected to grow and new file titles will inevitably be added.