Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries, Librarianship, and Book Culture
Compiled by Ed Goedeken, Coordinator of Collections, Iowa State University.
Originally appeared in the Spring 2010 issue of the LHRT Newsletter. Entries are grouped by geographical area. As always, the author is grateful if omissions or errors are brought to his attention.
A. UNITED STATES
B. NON-US WESTERN HEMISPHERE
D. ASIA, AFRICA, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND OTHER
E. HISTORY OF BOOKS, READING, AND BOOK CULTURE
F. GENERAL, HISTORIOGRAPHY, PHILOSOPHY, AND LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE EDUCATION
Aiken, Jane. “Histories of the Library of Congress,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 45, no. 1 (2010): 5-24.
Alteri, Suzan A. “From Laboratory to Library: The History of Wayne State University's Education Library,” Education Libraries 32 (Summer 2009): 12-16.
Alexander, Sue and Kathy Field. “History of the Libraries at Middle Tennessee State,” Tennessee Libraries (Online) v. 58, no. 4 (2008). Available at: http://www.tnla.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=254
Bales, Stephen E. “Tracing the Archetypal Academic Librarian,” Library Philosophy and Practice (2009): 1-8. [available at: http://unllib.unl.edu/LPP/bales.pdf]
Beall, Julianne and Joan S. Mitchell. “History of the Representation of the DDC in the MARC Classification Format,” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v. 48, no. 1 (2010): 48-63.
Bond, William H. “From the Great Desire of Promoting Learning: Thomas Hollis’s Gifts to the Harvard College Library,” Harvard Library Bulletin 19 (Spring-Summer 2008): entire issue.
Bonous-Smit, Barbara. “The American Numismatic Society Library and Numismatic Scholarship,” Library & Information History 25 (September 2009): 147-70.
Carpenter, Kenneth E., “America’s Most Influential Library?” in Richard Wendorf, ed., The Boston Athenaeum: Bicentennial Essays (Boston: Athenaeum, 2009), pp. 33-68.
“Chronology and Bibliography of John Y. Cole,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 45, no. 1 (2010): 133-61.
Fisher, Steve P. “Research Library Collaboration in Colorado: The Birth and Early Evolution of CARL, the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries,” Collaborative Librarianship v. 1, no. 3 (2009): 91-98.
Fredericksen, Linda. “A Century of Cooperation: The Pacific Northwest Library Association, 1909-2009,” PNLA Quarterly 73 (Summer 2009): 5-35.
Goedeken, Edward A. “The Literature of American Library History, 2006-2007,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 44, no. 4 (2009): 434-70.
Gunselman, Cheryl. "The 1905 ALA Conference in Portland: 'A Triumph of Audacity,'" Oregon Library Association Quarterly 15 (Fall 2009): 2-7. [available at: http://data.memberclicks.com/site/ola/olaq_15no3.pdf] (part of a special issue celebrating the 150 year history of Oregon libraries)
Gunselman, Cheryl. "'Wheedling, Wangling, and Walloping' for Progress: The Public Service Career of Cornelia Marvin Pierce, 1905-1943," Oregon Historical Quarterly 110 (Fall 2009): 362-389.
Gwinn, Nancy E. “The Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Global Exchange of Government Documents, 1834-1889,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 45, no. 1 (2010): 107-122.
Hebard, Barbara Adams. “The Role of Women at the Boston Athenaeum,” in Richard Wendorf, ed., The Boston Athenaeum: Bicentennial Essays (Boston: Athenaeum, 2009), pp. 69-97.
Lear, Bernadette A. “Were Tom and Huck On-Shelf: Public Libraries, Mark Twain, and the Formation of Accessible Cannons, 1869-1910,” Nineteenth-Century Literature 64 (September 2009): 189-224.
Lamolinara, Guy. “The National and International Roles of the Center for the Book,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 45, no. 1 (2010): 37-55.
LeComte, Richard. “Writers Blocked: The Debate over Public Lending Right in the United States during the 1980s,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 44, no. 4 (2009): 395-417.
Lord, Jill Marie. “Improving the Public: Cultural and Typological Change in Nineteenth-Century Libraries,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, City University of New York), 2009, 215 pp. [History of Astor and Lenox libraries in New York City]
Maack, Mary Niles. “Introduction: John Y. Cole: Librarian, Bookman, and Scholar,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 45, no. 1 (2010): 1-4.
Maack, Mary Niles, ed. “The Library of Congress and the Center for the Book: Historical Essays in Honor of John Y. Cole,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 45, no. 1 (2010): entire issue.
Mäkinen, Ilkka. “Defending the National Literature?: Cultural Historical Background of the Finnish System of Public Lending Right Compensation,” Library & Information History 25 (September 2009): 190-204.
McClintock, Thomas C. The Best Gift: The History of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Corvallis: Corvallis Benton County Public Library Foundation, 2008.
Metzmeier, Kurt X. and Peter Scott Campbell. “ Nursery of a Supreme Court Justice: The Library of James Harlan of Kentucky, Father of John Marshall Harlan,” Law Library Journal 100 (Fall 2008): 639-74.
Mulligan, Risa L. “The Closing of the Clark Atlanta University School of Library & Information Studies,” (Master’s Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), 2006, 72 pp.
Murley, Diane. “A Selective History of Technology in Law Libraries,” Law Library Journal 101 (Summer 2009): 415-20.
Needham, George and Richard Van Orden. “A Brief History of the OCLC Members Council,” Journal of Library Administration v. 49, no. 6 (2009): 575-84.
Nelson, Josephus. “Properly Arranged and Properly Recorded: The Library of Congress Archives,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 45, no. 1 (2010): 25-36.
Newborg, Gwen. “The Growth and Development of the Federal Depository Library Program in Oregon,” OLA Quarterly 4 (Summer 1998): 5-6, 23.
Ostrowski, Carl. “The Choice of Books: Ainsworth Rand Spofford, the Ideology of Reading, and Literary Collections at the Library of Congress in the 1870s,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 45, no. 1 (2010): 70-84.
Preer, Jean. “Wake Up and Read!: Book Promotion and National Library Week, 1958,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 45, no. 1 (2010): 92-106.
Richardson, John V., Jr. “Harriet G. Eddy (1876-1966): California's First County Library Organizer and Her Influence on USSR Libraries,” California State Library Foundation Bulletin no. 94 (2009): 2-13.
Scheppke, Jim. “Public Library Buildings in Oregon: A Historical Sketch,” Oregon Library Association Quarterly 15 (Fall 2009): 8-11.
Schlup, Leonard and Stephen H. Paschen, eds. Librarianship in the Gilded Age: An Anthology of Writings, 1868-1901 (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., Inc., 2009) 340 pp. $55.00 ISBN 978-0-7864-4191-4.
Shevlin, Eleanor F. and Eric N. Lindquist. “The Center for the Book and the History of the Book,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 45, no. 1 (2010): 56-69.
Taylor, Deborah. “Teen Services at Baltimore’s Pratt Library: A Long History and Sustained Emphasis,” Public Library Quarterly 28 (October/December 2009): 326-35.
Tebbel, John and James M. Etheridge (editor). Knowledge is of Two Kinds: A Short History of the Gale Research Company and its Advancement of the Second Kind, 1954-1985 (Detroit, MI: Omnidata, Inc., 2008) 116 pp. $27.00 ISBN 978-0-97986-482-7.
Vogel, Carissa J. “Rediscovering Dr. Arthur S. Beardsley: A Brief Introduction to His Life and Work,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 27 (2008): 347-75.
Warnement, Mary. “Scruples and Restricted Access at the Boston Athenaeum,” in Richard Wendorf, ed., The Boston Athenaeum: Bicentennial Essays (Boston: Athenaeum, 2009), pp. 273-301.
Wendorf, Richard. “Athenaeum Origins,” in Richard Wendorf, ed., The Boston Athenaeum: Bicentennial Essays (Boston: Athenaeum, 2009), pp. 3-32.
Wendorf, Richard, ed. The Boston Athenaeum: Bicentennial Essays (Boston: Athenaeum, 2009) 397 pp. $40.00 ISBN 978-0-934552-76-9.
Wiegand, Wayne A. and Sarah Wadsworth. “By Invitation Only: The American Library Association and the Woman's Library of the World's Columbia Exposition, Chicago, 1893," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 35 (Spring 2010): 699-722.
Williams, Robert V. “Hans Peter Luhn and Herbert M. Ohlman: Their Roles in the Origins of Keyword-in-Context/Permutation Automatic Indexing,” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 61 (April 2010): 835-49.
Winship, Michael. “The Library of Congress in 1892: Ainsworth Spofford, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, and Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 45, no. 1 (2010): 85-91.
Wisser, Katherine M. “The Organization of Knowledge and Bibliographic Classification in Nineteenth-Century America,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), 2009, 319 pp.
Wolff, Katherine. Culture Club: The Curious History of the Boston Athenaeum (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2009) 204 pp. $80.00 ISBN 978-1-55849-713-9.
Yankaskas, Lynda K. “Borrowing Culture: Social Libraries and American Civic Life, 1734-1854,” (Unpublished Ph. D. Dissertation, Brandeis University), 2009, 208 pp.
Boivin, Daniel. “History and Activity of OCLC in Canada,” Journal of Library Administration v. 49, no. 6 (2009): 599-602.
Friskney, Janet Beverley. “On a Mission for Culture: The New Canadian Library and its Milieu, 1953-1978,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Carleton University, Canada), 1999, 716 pp.
Gunselman, Cheryl. “The 1905 ALA Conference in Portland: A Triumph of Audacity,” OLA Quarterly 15 (Fall 2009): 2-7.
Beckett, John V. “Libraries and the Victoria County History,” Library & Information History 25 (December 2009): 217-26.
Benoît, Gaëtan. Eugène Morel: Pioneer of Public Libraries in France (Duluth, MN: Litwin, 2008) 230 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-0-977861-78-1.
Bertrand, Anne-Marie. Inventing a Model Library ála Française,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 44, no. 4 (2009): 471-79.
Cairns, Audrey M. and Peter H. Reid. “The Historical Development of the Library of St. Mary’s College, Blairs, Aberdeen, 1829-1986,” Library & Information History 25 (December 2009): 247-64.
Coleman, Sterling Joseph. “Empire of the Mind: Subscription Libraries, Literacy & Acculturation in the Colonies of the British Empire,” Florida State University, 2008, DA 3348483, Aug. 2009.
Galeffi, Agnese. “Biographical and Cataloging Common Ground: Panizzi and Lubetzky, Kindred Spirits Separated by a Century,” Library & Information History 25 (December 2009): 227-246.
Gorny, Miroslaw: “From the Old-Fashioned Library to the Public Library: Changes in the Cultural Functions of Polish Academic Libraries,” Advances in Library Administration and Organization v. 27 (2009): 109-22.
Haigh, Maria. “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Ideological and Historical Aspects of Library and Information Science Education in Independent Ukraine,” Advances in Library Administration and Organization v. 27 (2009): 1-24.
Ilie, Barbara J. “Libraries and Book Culture of the Byzantine Empire,” (Master’s Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), 2007, 26 pp.
Lees, Janet. “OCLC in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 1998-2008,” Journal of Library Administration v. 49, no. 6 (2009): 603-611.
McCarthy, Muriel and Ann Simmons, eds. Marsh’s Library: A Mirror on the World: Law, Learning and Libraries, 1650-1750 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009) 312 pp. $70.00 ISBN 978-1-84682-152-3.
Mandelbrote, Giles and Barry Taylor, eds. Libraries within the Library: The Origins of the British Library’s Printed Collections (London: The British Library, 2009) 448 pp. $85.00 ISBN 978-0-7123-5035-8.
Poulain, Martine. Livres Pillés, Lectures Surveillées: Les Bibliothèques Françaises sous L’Occupation (Paris: Gallimard, 2008) 587 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-2-07012-295-0.
Rasmussen, Hans C. “Cultural Record Keepers: The Belfast Library and Society for Promoting Knowledge,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 44, no. 4 (2009): 480-84.
Sigmon, Rebecca A. “Reading like a nun: The composition of convent libraries in Renaissance Europe,” (Master’s Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), 2005, 40 pp.
Towsey, Mark. “First Steps in Associational Reading: Book Use and Socialability at the Wigtown [Scotland] Subscription Library, 1795-9,” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 103 (December 2009): 455-95.
Walsh, Pat. The Curious Case of the Mayo Librarian (Cork, Ireland: Mercier Press, 2009) 223 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-1-85635-615-2.
Anameric, Hakan and Faith Rukanci. “Libraries in the Middle East during the Ottoman Empire (1517-1918)” Libri 59 (September 2009): 145-54.
Bell, Fiona. “The Carnegie Corporation Decides on Racially-Segregated Libraries in South Africa in 1928: Negrophilist or Segregationist?” Library & Information History 25 (September 2009): 174-89.
Han, Lim Peng. “The Beginning and Development of English Boys' and Girls' Schools and School Libraries in the Straits Settlements, 1786-1941,” Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science 14 (April 2009): 57-81.
Han, Lim Peng. “The Beginning and Development of the Raffles Library in Singapore, 1823-1941: A Nineteenth-Century and Early Twentieth-Century British Colonial Enclave,” Library & Information History 25 (December 2009): 265-78.
Hopkinson, Alan. “Library Automation in Developing Countries: The Last 25 Years,” Information Development 25 (November 2009): 304-312.
Luyt, Brendan. “Colonialism, Ethnicity, and Geopolitics in the Development of the Singapore National Library,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 44, no. 4 (2009): 418-33.
McDowell, Kathleen. “Toward a History of Children as Readers, 1890-1930,” Book History v. 12 (2009): 240-65. [United States]
Murphy, Sharon. “Imperial Reading?: The East India Company’s Lending Libraries for Soldiers, c. 1819–1834,” Book History v. 12 (2009): 74-99.
Reynolds, Sue. “Libraries, Librarians and Librarianship in the Colony of Victoria,” Australian Academic & Research Libraries 40 (March 2009): 50-64.
Ronnie, Mary. “Dunedin Public Library and the Freedom to Read,” The New Zealand Library & Information Management Journal 51 (April 2009):121-32.
Wang Yage and Hou Hanqing. “Wan Guoding (1897-1963), Indexing Pioneer,” The Indexer 27 (September 2009): 102-6.
Barker-Benfield, B. C. St. Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury (London: British Library in Association with the British Academy, 2008) 3 vols. $225.00 ISBN 978-0-712349-87-1.
Baron, Sabrina Alcorn, et al, eds. Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies after Elizabeth L. Eisenstein (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book) (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007) 442 pp. $29.95 ISBN 978-1-55849-593-7.
Belanger, Terry. “A View from the Bridge: Further Meditations by the Captain of the Iceberg,” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 103 (December 2009): 421-33.
Chopra, Ruma. “Printer Hugh Gaine Crosses and Re-Crosses the Hudson,” New York History 90 (Fall 2009): 271-85.
Cleas, Jane H. “May Massee: Pioneer in Children’s Publishing,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas Woman’s University), 2007, 130 pp.
Cruz, Laura. The Paradox of Prosperity: The Leiden Booksellers’ Guild and the Distribution of Books in Early Modern Europe (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2009) 275 pp. $55.00 ISBN 978-1-5845-6235-1.
Darnton, Robert. The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future (New York: Public Affairs, 2009) 218 pp. $24.00 ISBN 978-1-58648-826-0.
Farren, Donald, and August A. Imholtz, Jr., eds. The Baltimore Bibliophiles at Fifty, 1954-2004. With Children’s Books in Bygone Baltimore: An Essay and a Catalogue by Linda F. Lapides (Baltimore, MD: The Baltimore Bibliophiles, 2009) 175 pp. $55.00 ISBN 978-1-58456-251-1.
Fleck, Robert D. Books about Books: A History and Bibliography of Oak Knoll Press, 1978-2008 (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2008) 238 pp. $25.00 ISBN 978-1-58456-248-1.
Gabillliet, Jean-Paul. Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2010) 390 pp. $55.00 ISBN 978-1-60473-267-2.
Haberman, Robb K. “Periodical Publics: Magazines and Literary Networks in Post-Revolutionary America,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Connecticut), 2009, 245 pp.
Hijar, Katherine Noel. “Sexuality, Print, and Popular Visual Culture in the United States, 1830-1870,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Johns Hopkins University), 2009, 571 pp.
Knight, Jeffrey Todd. “Furnished for Action: Renaissance Books as Furniture,” Book History v. 12 (2009): 37-73.
Lyons, Martyn. A History of Reading and Writing: In the Western World (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) 267 pp. $89.50 ISBN 978-0-230-00161-9.
Murray, Stuart A. P. The Library: An Illustrated History (New York: Skyhorse Publishing; Chicago, IL: ALA Editions, 2009) 310 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-8389-0991-1.
Nancy, Jean-Luc. On the Commerce of Thinking: Of Books & Bookstores (New York: Fordham University Press, 2009) 59 pp. $16.00 ISBN 978-0-8232-303-6-5.
Nord, David Paul, Joan Shelley Rubin and Michael Schudson, eds. The Enduring Book: Print Culture in Postwar America (A History of the Book in America, Vol. 5) (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2009) 618 pp. $60.00 ISBN 978-0-8078-3285-1.
Pearson, David. Books as History: The Importance of Books Beyond Their Texts (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2008) 282 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-1-58456-229-0.
Print: The Publishing of History in Britain 1850-1950 (London: The British Library; Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009) 182 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-1-4426-4057-3.
Robinson, Andrew. Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009) 157 pp. $12.00 ISBN 978-0-19-956778-2.
Root, Amy. “Designing the Borzoi: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Creates a Brand of Excellence, 1915-29,” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 103 (December 2009): 497-513.
Silverman, Willa Z. The New Bibliopolis: French Book Collectors and the Culture of Print, 1880-1914 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008) 368 pp. $75.00 ISBN 978-0-8020-9211-3.
Soll, Jacob. The Information Master: Jean-Baptiste Cobert’s Secret State Intelligence System (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2009) 277 pp. $65.00 ISBN 978-0-472-1169-04.
Sommerville, Henry S. “Commerce and Culture in the Career of the Permanent Innovative Press: New Directions, Grove Press, and George Braziller, Inc.” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Rochester), 2009, 465 pp.
Suarez, Michael F. and H.R. Woudhuysen, eds. The Oxford Companion to the Book (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010) 1,408 pp. $275 .00 ISBN 978-0-19-860653-6.
Tenopir, Carol and Donald W. King. “The Growth of Journals Publishing,” in Bill Cope and Angus Phillips, eds. The Future of the Academic Journal (Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2009), pp. 105-23.
Van Der Veen, Sytze. Brill: 325 Years of Scholarly Publishing (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2008) 180 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-0-0417-032-2.
Weller, T.D. “Information in Nineteenth Century England: Exploring Contemporary Socio-cultural Perceptions and Understandings,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, City University, England), 2007.
Winsbury, Rex. The Roman Book: Books, Publishing and Performance in Classical Rome (London: Duckworth, 2009) 236 pp. $33.00 ISBN 978-7156-3829-3.
Baron, Dennis. A Better Pencil: Readers, Writers, and the Digital Revolution (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009) 259 pp. $25.00 ISBN 978-0-19-538844-2.
Bonnici, Laurie J., Manimegalai M. Subramaniam, and Kathleen Burnett. “Everything Old is New Again: The Evolution of Library and Information Science Education from LIS to Field,” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 50 (Fall 2009): 263-74.
Brown, Barbara Traxler. “Towards 100 Years of LIS Education and Research at UCD,” Aslib Proceedings v. 61, no. 3 (2009): 282-301.
Cline, Scott. “To the Limit of Our Integrity: Reflections on Archival Being,” American Archivist 72 (Fall/Winter 2009): 331-43.
Collins, Samuel Gerald. Library of Walls: The Library of Congress and the Contradictions of Information Society (Duluth, MN: Litwin Books, 2009) 201 pp. $32.00 ISBN 978-0-9802004-2-3.
Davis, Donald G., Jr. “International Trends in Library History,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 45, no. 1 (2010): 123-29.
Dudley, Leonard. Information Revolutions in the History of the West (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2008) 347 pp. $150.00 ISBN 978-1-84720-790-6.
Furner, Jonathan. “Philosophy and Information Studies,” Annual Review of Information Science and Technology v. 44 (2010): 161-200.
Hauptman, Robert. Documentation: A History and Critique of Attributions, Commentary, Glosses, Marginalia, Notes, Bibliographies, Works-Cited Lists, and Citation Indexing and Analysis (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2008) 240 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-7864-3333-9.
Hopkinson, Alan. “Library Automation in Developing Countries: the last 25 years,” Information Development 25 (November 2009): 304-12.
King, Valery, Andrew Cherbas, and Linda V. Malone. “From Library School to Information Studies: Professional Education for Oregon Librarians Then and Now,” Oregon Library Association Quarterly 15 (Fall 2009): 16-20.
Lerner, Fred. The Story of Libraries: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age 2nd ed. (New York: Continuum, 2009) 249 pp. $27.95 ISBN 978-0-8264-2990-2.
Panella, Nancy. “The Library Services to People with Special Needs Section of IFLA: An Historical Overview,” IFLA Journal v. 35, no. 3 (2009): 258-71.
Wilhite, Jeffrey M. A Chronology of Librarianship, 1960-2000 (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2009) 278 pp. $75.00 ISBN 978-0-8108-5255-6.