James Terry White Award (HISTORICAL)

About the James Terry White Award To be given for notable published professional writing. Established in 1937 in memorial to J.T. White's grandfather.

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1939 Winner(s)

Geography of Reading

by Dr. Dean Louis Round Wilson, head of the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago

"Dr. Wilson's book presents a kind of 'cultural relief map' for the whole country against which the library is projected as a social agency which makes more effective the work of other agencies. Among the findings...is that if a state or a region ranks low in libraries it usually shows a similar status in respect to other media for the dissemination of ideas."- Bulletin of the American Library Association, Vol. 33, no.7, p.466.