Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries, Librarianship, Information, and Book Culture, Fall 2018

Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries, Librarianship, Information, and Book Culture

FALL 2018

By Ed Goedeken


A) United States 
B) Non-U.S. Western Hemisphere
C) Europe
D) Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Other
E) History of Books, Reading, Information and Book Culture
F) General Historography, Philosophy, and Library and Information Science Education




Ames, Alexander Lawrence.  “The Spirit of the Fatherland: German-American Culture and Community in the Library and Archive of the German Society of Pennsylvania, ca. 1887-1920,” Libraries: Culture, History, and Society v. 2, no. 2 (2018): 103-126.

Barndt, Kerstin, ed.  Object Lessons & the Formation of Knowledge: The University of Michigan Museums, Libraries & Collections, 1817-2017 (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2017) 366 pp. $60.00 ISBN 978-0-472-1302-76.

Biswas, Paromita.  “Rooted in the Past: Use of East Indians in Library of Congress Subject Headings,” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v. 56, no. 1 (2018): 1-18.

Blank, Lisa.  “Taking Up the Work: The Library Apprentices of Redondo Beach, California, 1909-1924,” Libraries: Culture, History, and Society v. 2, no. 2 (2018): 1170-201.

The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures (Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 2017) 224 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-1-452-1454-02.

Dehmlow, Mark.  “Information Technology and Libraries at 50: The 1980s in Review,” Information Technology & Libraries 37 (September 2018): 8-11.

Eshleman, Michael O.  “A History of the Digests,” Law Library Journal 110 (Spring 2018): 235-59.

Gates, Angela.  “A (Blind) Woman's Place is (Teaching) in the Home: The Life of Kate Foley, 1873-1940,” (Master’s Thesis, San Jose State University), 2016, 238 pp.

Gilland, Julianne, ed.  A Library for the Americas: The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018) 204 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-1-4773-1511-8.

Gonzalez, Maria E. and Patricia Galloway.  “Crises in Scholarly Communications?: Maturity and Transfer of the Journal of Library History to the University of Texas, 1968-1976,” Information & Culture v. 53, no. 2 (2018): 121-52.

Hanbury, Dallas.  “It is Simply out of the Question to Eliminate the Colorline: The Development of Black Library Service in Atlanta and the Integration of the Atlantic Public Library,” Libraries: Culture, History, and Society v. 2, no. 1 (2018): 24-47.

Hanbury, Dallas.  “Seekers of Knowledge: The Development of Southern Public Libraries and the African American Quest for Library Access, 1898-1963,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Middle Tennessee State University), 2016, 221 pp.

Hawley, Johnnie Sue Saylor.  “The Evolution of the Library Media Center: A Study of the Past, Current, and Projected Future Library Services Available in Johnson City, Tennessee,” (Unpublished Ed.D. Dissertation), 2016, 118 pp.

Higgins, Sarah.  “Digital Curation: The Development of a Discipline within Information Science,” Journal of Documentation v. 74, no. 6 (2018): 1318-1338.

Irwin, John.  “A Farmer’s Passion for Knowledge: Benton Alrich and the Clifton Library Association,” Nebraska History 99 (Summer 2018): 116-31.

Jones, Edgar.  “The Evolution of the Serial Work, the FRBR Conceptual Model, and RDA,” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v. 56, nos. 2-3 (2018): 128-45.

Knox, Emily J. M., and Shannon M. Oltmann. “Social Responsibility, Librarianship, and the ALA: The 2015 Banned Books Week Poster Controversy,” The Library Quarterly 88 (January 2018): 5–22.

Kroessler, Jeffrey A.  “One Staff, Two Branches: The Queens Borough Public Library and New York City’s Fiscal Crisis of the 1970s,” Libraries: Culture, History, and Society v. 2, no. 1 (2018): 72-95.

Lindell, Lisa R.  “The Spirit of the Builder: The Library Career of Julia Carson Stockett,” Libraries: Culture, History, and Society v. 2, no. 1 (2018): 48-71.

Little, Geoffrey Robert.  “Save the Cross Campus: Library Planning and Protests at Yale, 1968-1969,” Information & Culture v. 53, no. 2 (2018): 153-74.

Marks, Mary Romano.  “In Our Voices, through Our Eyes: An Oral History of the Illinois School Library Media Association,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Northern Illinois University), 2016, 269 pp.

McDade, Travis.  Torn from Their Bindings: A Story of Art, Science, and the Pillaging of American University Libraries (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2018) 229 pp. $25.00 ISBN 978-0-700-626-36-6.

McMillen, David.  “Prologue’s Story—So Far,” Prologue 49 (Winter 2017-2018): 6-17.

Nollan, Richard H. “Building a Body of Knowledge: Sickle Cell and Libraries,” Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA 106 (January 2018): 130–2.

Pompelia, Mark, and Carol Terry.  “Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design: A Decade of Success and Change,” Art Libraries Journal 43 (January 2018): 45–52.

Poole, Alex H.  “Could My Dark Hands Break through the Dark Shadow?: Gender, Jim Crow, and Librarianship during the Long Freedom Struggle, 1935–1955,”  Library Quarterly 88 (October 2018): 348-74.

Purifacato, David.  “Well Selected and Well Bound: The Antebellum American Home Library,” Libraries: Culture, History, and Society v. 2, no. 2 (2018): 127-50.

Reznick, Jeffrey S.  U. S. National Library of Medicine (Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2017) 128 pp. $27.00 ISBN 978-1-4671-260-83.

Riemer, John J.   “The Professional Career and Life of Valerie Bross,” Cataloging & Cataloging Quarterly v. 56, nos. 2-3 (2018): 118-27.

Robertson, Craig.  “Learning to File: Reconfiguring Information and Information Work in the Early Twentieth Century,” Technology and Culture 58 (October 2017): 955-81.

Schuster, Kristen M.  “A Sequential Exploratory Mixed Methods Study of Carnegie Libraries and the Library Profession, 1900-1910,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri), 2017, 213 pp.

Speaker, Susan L.  “A Historical Overview of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, 1985-2015,” Journal of the Medical Library Association 106 (April 2018): 162-74.

Taylor, Michael L.  “The Library of Thomas B. Catron and the Transformation of New Mexico,” Libraries: Culture, History, and Society v. 2, no. 1 (2018): 1-23.

Valdés, Vanessa Kimberley.  Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2017) 190 pp. $80.00 ISBN 978-1-4384-6513-5.

Widdersheim, Michael Majewski.  “Libraries and the Circulation of Power: A Historical Case Study of Pittsburgh, 1924-2016,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh), 2017, 824 pp.

Wiegand, Wayne A. and Shirley A. Wiegand.  The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2018) 266 pp.  $38.00 ISBN 978-0-8071-6867-7.







Campbell, Anne, Jeannie Mah, and Susan Birley, eds. Biblio Files: A History of the Regina Public Library (Regina, SK: University of Regina Press, 2017).

Münster, Irene.  “Libraries in the Jewish Settlements in Argentina,” Libraries: Culture, History, and Society v. 2, no. 2 (2018): 1151-69.





Ammannati, Francesco.  “Book prices and monetary issues in Renaissance Europe,” Italian Journal of Library, Archives & Information Science 9 (May 2018):180-191.

Archer-Parre, Caroline.  John Baskerville: Art and Industry of the Enlightenment           (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2017) 269 pp. $120.00 ISBN 978-1- 786-940-64-3.  [Baskerville was an 18th century Birmingham printer]

Booton, Diane E.  Publishing Networks in France in the Early Era of Print (London: Routledge, 2018) 252 pp. $150.00 ISBN 978-1-138-7125-39.

Brophy, James M. “Bookshops, Forbidden Print and Urban Political Culture in Central Europe, 1800–1850,” German History 35 (September 2017): 403-30.

Charles, Sara.  “Provenance Evidence from Vesalius's De humani corporis fabrica libri Septem (1543 and 1555) and De humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome (1543) in the British Library and University College London,” Library & Information History v. 34, no. 2 (2018): 104-28.

Chrystal, Paul.  Roman Recordkeeping & Communications (Stroud, UK: Fonthill Media, 2018) 224 pp. $33.00 ISBN 978-1-7815-565-80.

Cole, Heather, ed.  Houghton Library at 75: A Celebration of its Collections (Cambridge, MA: Houghton Library Harvard, 2018) 115 pp. $25.00 ISBN 978-0-6749-800-82.

Coppens, Christian.  “Printed Catalogues of Booksellers as a Source for the History of the Book Trade,” Italian Journal of Library, Archives & Information Science 9 (May 2018): 166-78.

Cosials, Alex, Mònica Baró, and Teresa Mañà.  “One Hundred Years of Libraries and the Library Profession in Catalonia,” Libraries: Culture, History, and Society v. 2, no. 2 (2018): 202-220.

Dell’Antonio, Simonetta Pasqualis, Rita Auriemma, and Alessandro Giacomello, “The Last Doge’s Groom: How the Villa Manin Stable Became a Regional Institute and Library for Friuli-Venezia Giulia Cultural Heritage,” Art Libraries Journal 43 (January 2018): 37–44.

Fielding, David, and Shef Rogers. “Monopoly Power in the Eighteenth-Century British Book Trade,” European Review of Economic History 21 (November 2017): 393-413.

Gulik, Egbertus van.  Erasmus and His Books (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018) 491 pp. $160.00 ISBN 978-0-8020-387-60.

Hamilton, James.  The British Museum: Storehouse of Civilizations (London: Head of Zeus, 2018) 208 pp. $25.00 ISBN 978-1-7866-9183-5.

Henrickson, Thomas.  Ancient Libraries and Renaissance Humanism: The De Bibliothecis of Justus Lipsius (Leiden: Brill, 2017) $158.00 ISBN 978-9-004-3381-66.

Hepler, Allison.  McCarthyism in the Suburbs: Quakers, Communists, and the Children’s Librarian (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018) 193 pp. $90.00 ISBN 978-1-498-5693-92.

Hill, Alexandra.  Lost Books and Printing in London, 1557-1640: An Analylsis of the Stationers’ Company Register (Leiden: Brill, 2018) 224 pp. $156.00.

Hung, Margaret.  “English Public Libraries, 1919-1975: Vocation and Popularisation,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Leeds Beckett University), 2015. [Winner of 2017 Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award]

Kwakkel, Erik.  The European Book in the Twelfth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018) 409 pp. $120.00 ISBN 978-1-110-7136-98-4.

Lydon, Andrea, “he Right Space: 150 Years of Housing a National Gallery’s Library and Archive Collection,” Art Libraries Journal 43 (January 2018): 24–30.

Murphy, Andrew.  Ireland, Reading and Cultural Nationalism, 1790-1930: Bring the Nation to Book (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018) 252 pp. $120.00 ISBN 978-1-107-13356-3.

Peacey, Jason.  “Print Culture, State Formation, and an Anglo-Scottish Public, 1640–1648,” Journal of British Studies 56 (October 2017): 816-35.

Peltz, Lucy.  Facing the Text: Extra-Illustration, Print Culture, and Society in Britain, 1769-1840 (San Marino, Calif.: Huntington Library. 2017) 407 pp. $115.00 ISBN 978-0-87328-261-1.

Poole, William.  “Barlow’s Books: Prolegomena for the Study of the Library of Thomas Barlow (1608/9-1691)” Bodleian Library Record v. 29 (2016): 13-46.

Rooney, Paul Raphael.  Railway Reading and Late-Victorian Literary Series (New York: Routledge, 2018) 179 pp. $140.00 ISBN 978-1-138-285-63-7.

Stimpson, Felicity. “Dorothy Johnston of Appledore and Her Books: The National Trust's Acquisition of a Private Library,” Library & Information History v. 34, no. 2 (2018): 89-103.

Story of the FAO Library: 65th Anniversary, 1952-2017 (Rome: Food and Agricultural Organization, 2017) 142 pp. $45.00 ISBN 978-9-251-0994-21.

Thomson, R. M.  Fox and the Bees: The Early Library of Corpus Christi College Oxford (Woodbridge: D.S. Brewer, 2018) 95 pp. $99.00 ISBN 978-1-8438-4485-3.






Bangani, Siviwe.  “The History, Deployment, and Future of Institutional Repositories in Public Universities in South Africa,” Journal of Academic Librarianship 44 (January 2018): 39-51.

Boudalis, Georgios.  The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity (New York: Bard Graduate Center, 2018) 181 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-1-8691-437-63.

Jablonski, Jon.  “Private vs. Public: Entrepreneurial Library Services for Children in China,” Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children 16 (Summer 2018): 27-32.

Low, Bronwyn.  The Right Thing to Read: A History of Australian Girl-Readers, 1910-1960 (New York: Routledge, 2018) 188 pp. $140.00 ISBN 978-1-138-5427-78.

Nongbri, Brent.  God’s Library: The Archaeology of the Earliest Christian Manuscripts (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018) 403 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-300-215-41-0.

Pabón Cadavid, Jhonny Antonion.  “Evolution of Legal Deposit in New Zealand:

          From Print to Digital Heritage,” IFLA Journal (December 2017): 379-90.

Whitaker, Anne-Maree.  “'The Librarian as Historian: Hugh Wright, C. H. Bertie and Their Circle,” Journal of the Australian Library & Information Association 67 (March 2018): 20-30.





Bautz, Annika, ed.  Libraries, Books, and Collectors of Texts, 1600-1900 (New York: Routledge, 2018) 253 pp. $150.00 ISBN 978-1-138-5931-90.

Burrows, Simon. French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe 2. Vols. (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018) $114 per volume.

Cortada, James W.  “Change and Continuity at IBM: Key Themes in Histories of IBM,” Business History Review 92 (Spring 2018): 117-48.

Day, Ronald E.  “Documents from Head to Toe: Bodies of Knowledge in the Works of Paul Otlet and Georges Bataille,” Library Trends 66 (Winter 2018): 395-408.

Eckardt, Hella.  Writing and Power in the Roman World: Literacies and Material Culture (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018) 268 pp. $100.00 ISBN 978-1-108-41805-8.

Janich, Peter.  What is Information? Trans. by Eric Hayot and Lea Pao (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2018) 187 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-1-5179-0008-3.

Loughnane, Christopher and William Aspray.  “Rethinking the Call for a US National Data Center in the 1960s: Social Science Research, and Data Fragmentation Viewed from the Perspective of Contemporary Archival Theory,” Information & Culture v. 53, no. 2 (2018): 203-42.

Mann, Annika.  Reading Contagion: The Hazards of Reading in the Age of Print (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2018) 288 pp. $45.00 ISBN 978-0-8139-4177-6.

McKitterick, David.  Invention of Rare Books: Private Interest and Public Memory, 1600-1840 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018) 450 pp. $63.00 ISBN 978-1-108-4283-23.

McNeil, Paul.  The Visual History of Type (London: Laurence King Publishing, Ltd., 2017) 672 pp. $85.00 ISBN 978-1-78067-976-1.

Multigraph Collective.  Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2018) 365 pp. $45.00 ISBN 978-0-226-4692-87.

Rose, Jonathan.  Readers’ Liberation (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018) 227 pp. $25.00 ISBN 978-0-19-8723-55-4.

Smith, Margit J.  The Medieval Girdle Book (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2018) 362 pp. $95.00 ISBN 978-1-58456-368-6.

Van Straten, Giorgio.  In Search of Lost Books: The Forgotten Stories of Eight Mythical Volumes (London: Pushkin Press, 2018) 128 pp. $20.00 ISBN 978-1-78227-372-1.

Wellmon, Chad.  Organizing Enlightenment: Information Overload and the Invention of the Modern Research University (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015) 353pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-1-4214-1615-1.

White, Eric Marshall.  Editio Princeps: A History of the Gutenberg Bible (London: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2017) 465 pp. $150.00 ISBN 978-1-909400-84-9.

Winchester, Simon.  Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary 2nd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018) 298 pp. $15.00 ISBN 978-0-19-8814-39-9.





Clarke, Rachel. “It's Not Rocket Library Science: Design Epistemology and American Librarianship,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Washington), 2016, 292 pp.

Cox, Andrew M., Brian Griffin, and Jenna Hartel, eds.  “Information and the Body,” Parts 1 and 2 Library Trends 66 (Winter 2018 and Spring 2018): entire issues.  [Quite interesting collection of articles that deal with how the body perceives information]

Curley, Christine Michele.  “The School of the Library,” (Master’s Thesis, University of California, Los Angeles), 2017, 100 pp.  [Explores opposition to creation of library school at UCLA in the late 1950s]

Hjørland, Birger.  “Library and Information Science (LIS): Part 1,” Knowledge Organization v. 45, no. 3 (2018): 232-54.

Hunt, Lynn.  History: Why It Matters (Medford, MA: Polity Press, 2018) 142 pp. $45.00 ISBN 978-1-5095-2553-9.

Kalder, Daniel.  The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy (New York: Henry, Holt & Company, 2018) 379 pp. $32.00 ISBN 978-1-62779-342-1.

Kells, Stuart.  Library: A Catalogue of Wonders (Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2017) 269 pp.  $26.00 ISBN 978-1-640-0902-00.

Layton, Bart, writer and director.  American Animals (movie, The Orchard Studio) 120 minutes.  [True story of four students who stole millions of dollars of books from the Library at Transylvania University in Kentucky]

Mulvin, Dylan.  “Medai Prophylaxis: Night Modes and the Politics of Preventing Harm,” Information & Culture v. 53, no. 2 (2018): 175-202.

Nappo, Christian A., Presidential Libraries and Museums (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) 241 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-1-442-271-35-7.

Savolainen, Reijo.  “Pioneering Models for Information Interaction in the Context of Information Seeking and Retrieval,” Journal of Documentation v. 74, no. 5 (2018): 966-86.

Staikos, Konstantinos Sp. The Architecture of Libraries in Western Civilization: From the Minoan Era to Michelangelo (trans. by Timothy Cullen, Alexandra Doumas, Nikos Koutras, and Katerina Spathi) (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll, 2017) 453 pp. $95.00 ISBN 978-1-584-5636-79.

Thorvaldsen, Gunnar.  Censuses and Census Takers: A Global History (London: Routledge, 2018) 332 pp. $145.00 ISBN 978-1-138-5532-86.

Widdersheim, Michael M.  “Historical Case Study:  A Research Study for Diachronic Analysis,” Library and Information Science Research v. 40, no. 2 (2018): 144-52.