Public Libraries -- United States -- History
The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the history of U.S. public libraries.
· Sidney H. Ditzion, Arsenals of a Democratic Culture (American Library Association, 1947).
· Suzanne Hildenbrand, ed., Reclaiming the American Library Past: Writing the Women In (Ablex, 1996).
· Carleton Bruns Joeckel, The Government of the American Public Library (University of Chicago Press, 1935).
· Haynes McMullen, American Libraries before 1876 (Greenwood Press, 2000. Beta Phi Mu Monograph Series. Number 6).
· Jesse H. Shera, Foundations of the Public Library: The Origins of the Public Library Movement in New England, 1629-1855 (Shoestring Press, 1965; reprint of the University of Chicago Press edition, 1949).
· U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education, Public Libraries in the United States of America: Their History, Condition, and Management, Special Report (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1876; reprint edition, University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library Science, Monograph Series. No. 4, 1967).
· Phyllis P. Dain, The New York Public Library: A Universe of Knowledge (Scala Publishers, 2000).
· Michael Harris, "The Purpose of the American Public Library: A Revisionist Interpretation of History." Library Journal 98 (September 15, 1973): 2509-2514.
· Library History Round Table, American Library Association. http://www.ala.org/ala/lhrt/lhrthome.cfm
· Michael Lorenzen, "Deconstructing the Philanthropic Library: The Sociological Reasons behind Andrew Carnegie's Millions to Libraries." Illinois Libraries 81, No. 2 (Spring 1999): 75-78. http://www.michaellorenzen.com/carnegie.html
· Francis Miksa, "The Interpretation of American Public Library History," in Public Librarianship: A Reader, Jane Robbins-Carter, ed. (Libraries Unlimited, 1982), pp. 73-90.
· David B. Tyack, George Ticknor and the Boston Brahmins (Harvard University Press, 1967), pp. 208-212.
· Paula D. Watson, "Founding Mothers: The Contribution of Women's Organizations to Public Library Development in the United States." Library Quarterly 64 (July 1994): 233-269.
· Kathleen M. Heim, The Status of Women in Librarianship: Historical, Sociological, and Economic Issues (Neal-Schuman, 1983).
· Kathleen Weibel, Kathleen de la Peña McCook, and Dianne J. Ellsworth, The Status of Women in Librarianship, 1876-1976 (Oryx Press, a Neal-Schuman Professional Book, 1979); Kathleen de la Peña McCook and Katharine Phenix, On Account of Sex: An Annotated Bibliography on the Status of Women in Librarianship, 1977-1981 (American Library Association, 1984); Katharine Phenix and Kathleen de la Peña McCook, On Account of Sex: An Annotated Bibliography on the Status of Women in Librarianship, 1982-1986 (American Library Association, 1989); Lori A. Goetsch and Sarah Watstein, On Account of Sex: An Annotated Bibliography on the Status of Women in Librarianship, 1987-1992 (Scarecrow Press, 1993); Betsy Kruger, Catherine A. Larson, and Allison A. Cowgill, On Account of Sex: An Annotated Bibliography on the Status of Women in Librarianship, 1993-1997 (Scarecrow Press, 2000).
· Wayne A. Wiegand, The Politics of an Emerging Profession: The American Library Association, 1876-1917 (Greenwood Press, 1986).
"The Infography about the History of Public Libraries in the United States"
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