The AALL Spectrum will soon begin running a series of profiles of all SISs. In the course of preparing the ALL-SIS profile, I've discovered that pre-web it was very easy to lose track of documents and information. We have some information on our website now relating to the founding, but I am looking for more.
If you were actually there in San Francisco in 1979 when the ALL-SIS had its first meeting, and you have any memory of the event, please drop me an email with your recollections. According to various reports, there were 47 members the first year. Some of the early members are no longer working in law librarianship, so I'm very interested in hearing from any of you who were there or were aware of activities leading to the founding of the ALL-SIS or in the early years.
Please send me recollections of how the group began and why the group began. I'm also interested in any anecdotes, funny or otherwise. If you have any documents relating to the early years of the ALL-SIS, please send those too. We are planning to scan some of these documents and make them available on the ALL-SIS website. Please don't be shy! Share your memories!! Send emails to Rosalie Sanderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.