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

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


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


A.   United States 


Adler, Melissa.  Cruising the Library: Perversities in the Organization of Knowledge (New York: Fordham University Press, 2017) 223 pp.  $100.00 ISBN 978-0-8232-763-56. [Analyzes how subject headings can affect access to books]


Alman, Susan, ed.  School Librarianship: Past, Present, and Future (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) 185 pp. $70.00 ISBN 978-1-4422-7207-1.


Binder, Lucia.  “How Bookbird Spread Its Wings--a Short History of the Periodical 1962-1993,” Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature v. 55, no. 4 (2017): 80-81.


Bostaph, Samuel.  Andrew Carnegie: An Economic Biography updated ed. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) 163 pp. $20.00 ISBN 978-1-5381-0040-0. 


Breisch, Kenneth.  American Libraries, 1730-1950 (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2017) 314 pp.  $75.00 ISBN 978-0-393-73160-6.


Buschman, John.  “On Democracy and Libraries,” Library Quarterly 88 (January 2018): 23-40.


Clay, C., “The Modern Weekly for the Modern Woman”: Time and Tide, Feminism and Interwar Print Culture,” Women: A Cultural Review v. 27 (2016): 397–411.


Cole, John Y.  America’s Greatest Library: An Illustrated History of the Library of Congress (London: D. Giles, 2017) 256 pp. $40.00 ISBN 978-1-911-282-13-6.


Colpitts, George.  “Knowing nature in the business records of the Hudson’s Bay Company, 1670–1840,” Business History v. 59, no. 7 (2017): 1054-80.


Cortada, James W.  “How to Write a National History of Information: The Case of All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870,” Library & Information History v. 34, no. 1 (2018): 23-39.


Crackel, T. J., V. Fredrick Rickey, and J. S. Silverberg. “Provenance Lost? George Washington’s Books and Papers Lost, Found, and (on Occasion) Lost Again,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America v. 111 (2017): 203–220.


Deng, Sai. “From Birth to Maturity: The Chinese American Librarians Association,” in Janet Hunju Clarke, Raymond Pun, and Monnee Tong, eds.  Asian American Librarians and Library Services: Activism, Collaborations, and Strategies (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), pp. 41-50.


Dietrich, Lucas.  “At the Dawning of the Twentieth Century: W.E.B. Du Bois, A.C. McClurg & Co., and the Early Circulation of The Souls of Black Folk,” Book History v. 20 (2017): 307-329.


Ensign, David.  “Librarianship at the Dawn of Automation,” Kentucky Libraries 81 (Fall 2017): 8-10.


Goedeken, Edward A. “The Literature of American Library History, 2014-2015,” Information & Culture v. 53, no. 1 (2018): 85-120.


Gonzalez, Maria E. and Patricia Galloway.  “Crises in Scholarly Communications?: Insights from the Emergence of the Journal of Library History, 1947-1966,” Information & Culture v. 53, no. 1 (2018): 3-42.


Gracy, Karen F.  “See the Movie, Read the Book! Cleveland Public Library's Bookmarks Programme, 1923–1972,” Library & Information History v. 33, no. 4 (2017): 236-57.


Guthery, Scott B.  Practical Purposes: Readers in Experimental Philosophy at the Boston Athenaeum (1827-1850) (Boston, MA: Docent Press, 2017) 370 pp. $18.00 ISBN 978-1942-79-594-0.


Hagan, Joe.  Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine (New York: Alfred A, Knopf, 2017) 547 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-0-345-81507-1.


Hayes, Kevin J.  George Washington: A Life in Books (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017) 390 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-19-0456-67-2.


Highland, K. D.  “In the Bookstore: The Houses of Appleton and Book Cultures in Antebellum New York City,” Book History v. 19 (2016): 214–255.


Kline, Sims.  “The Library as Scholarly Publisher: An Informal History of the Bulletin of the New York Public Library,” Public Libraries 56 (March/April 2017): 31-35.


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


Kopp, Maggie Gallup. “The Herstory of the Book: Resources for the Study of Women in Book History,” in Carol Smallwood and Lura Sanborn, eds., Gender Issues in the Library: Case Studies of Innovative Programs and Resources (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017), pp. 71-78.


Laugesen, Amanda.  Taking Books to the World: American Publishers and the Cultural Cold War (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2017) 193 pp.  $90.00 ISBN 978-1-62534-308-6.  [Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book series]


Luyt, Brendan.  “Reading the Minor Forest Products Bulletins of the Philippine Bureau of Forestry: A Case Study of the Role of Reference Works in the American Empire of the Early Twentieth Century,” Information & Culture v. 53, no. 1 (2018): 43-66.


McLaughlin, Cynthia G.  The State Library at 200: A Celebration of Library Services to Ohio (Brookfield, MO: Donning Company Publishers, 2017) 80 pp. []


Poole, Alex H.  “Harold T. Pinkett and the Lonely Crusade of African American Archivists in the Twentieth Century,” The American Archivist 80 (Fall/Winter 2017): 296-335.


Raabe, Christiane.  “Bookbird 1957-1962: The Beginnings of the First International Journal for Children's Literature,” Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature v. 55, no. 4 (2017): 75-79.


Stauffer, Suzanne.  “Utilizing This New Medium of Mass Communication: The Regional Film Distribution Programme at the Cleveland Public Library, 1948–1951,” Library & Information History v. 33, no.4 (2017): 258-74.


Stokes, Sally Sims.  “Documenting the History of the White House Library Fireplace Tiles, 1944-1962,” Art Documentation 36 (Spring 2017): 50-72.


Trace, Ciaran B.  “Sweeping Out the Capitol: The State Archives and the Politics of Administration in Georgia, 1921-2923,” The American Archivist 80 (Fall/Winter 2017): 373-406.


Zhang, Alex Xiaomeng.  “Asian American Law Libraries Caucus: A Jewel in the Crown,” in Janet Hunju Clarke, Raymond Pun, and Monnee Tong, eds.  Asian American Librarians and Library Services: Activism, Collaborations, and Strategies (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), pp. 51-56.






Bruce, Lorne D.  “Postwar Canadian Academic Libraries, 1945-1960,” Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship v. 3 (2018): 1-34.


Bruce, Lorne D.  “Subscription Libraries for the Public in Canadian Colonies, 1775-1850,” Library & Information History v. 34, no. 1 (2018): 40-63.


Smart, Cherry-Ann.  “Preserving Cultural Products: Libraries, Context, Technology in the English-Speaking Caribbean,” IFLA Journal 43 (December 2017): 348-60.




Bellingradt, Daniel.  Magical Manuscripts in Early Modern Europe: The Clandestine Trade in Illegal Book Collections (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) 166 pp. $55.00 ISBN 978-3-319-595-24-5.


Bloomfield, M. A.  The National Home Reading Union and the Public Libraries in the Context of Their Times, 1889-1930 (Alsager, Cheshire, Bloomfield Orchard Press, 2017) 466 pp. $40.00 ISBN: 978-1-52720-728-8.


Boscq, Marie-Claire. “Dans la Tourmente Revolutionnaire: Les Bibliotheques de Strasbourg et leurs Catalogues,” Histoire et Civilisation du Livre v. 13 (2017): 269–90.


Darnton, Robert.  Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018) 358 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-19-514-451-2.


Enderle, Wilfried.  “Kontinuität der Krise, Krise der Kontinuität?:  Zur Geschichte Wissenschaftlicher Bibliotheken im Nationalsozialismus,” Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis 41 (November 2017): 330-52. [History of academic libraries during the Nazi era]


Fishman, David E.  The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis (Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2017) 322 pp. $30.00 ISBN978-1-512-6004-90.


Fitzsimmons, Michael P.  The Place of Words: The Académie Française and its Dictionary during the Age of Revolution (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017) 259 pp.  $74.00  ISBN 978-0-19-0644-53-6.


Hanna, Ralph.  “Nicholas Kempston and His Books,” The Library 18 (December 2017): 418-27.


Hanna, Ralph and David Rundle.  A Descriptive Catalogue of the Western Manuscripts in Christ Church, Oxford (Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 2017) 473 $140.00 ISBN 978-0-901420-61-9.


Hillgaertner, Jan. “While All Scholarly Communities Have a Forum:  Journals and the Development of Book History in Germany, 1840-2009: The State of the Discipline,” Book History v. 20 (2017): 447-70.


Lewy, Guenther.  Harmful and Undesirable: Book Censorship in Nazi Germany (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) 268 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-19-027528-0.


Murphy, Andrew.  Ireland, Reading, and Cultural Nationalism, 1790-1930: Bringing the Nation to Book (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017) 252 pp. $100.00 ISBN 978-1-107-1335-63.


Murphy, Sharon. The British Soldier and His Libraries, c. 1822-1901 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) 200 pp. $90.00 ISBN 978-1-137-5508-35.  [War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850 series]


Pristed, Birgitte Beck.  The New Russian Book: A Graphic Cultural History (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) 343 pp. $109.00 ISBN 978-3-319-50707-1.


Purcell, Mark.  The Country House Library (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017) 352 pp. $55.00 ISBN 978-0-300-22740-6.


Pyne, Lydia.  “The Bookshelves of Ancient Ebla,” History Today 68 (January 2018): 72-77.


Troy, Michele K.  Strange Bird: The Albatross Press and the Third Reich (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017) 440 pp. $40.00 ISBN 978-0-300-21568-7.


Webb, Sarah and Peter H. Reid.  “Sir Francis Leicester’s Good Library at Nether Tabley,” Library & Information History v. 34, no. 1 (2018): 1-22.




Garner, Jane.  “Australian Prison Libraries: A Study of Existing Knowledge and Recent Findings,” Journal of the Australian Library & Information Association 66 (December 2017): 331-43.


Hill, Matthew.  “The Book Trade in the Colonial Philippines,” Book History v. 20 (2017): 40-82.


Lowe, Bronwyn.  “Books That Civilize as Well as Satisfy: Surveying Children's Reading Habits in 1940s and 1950s Australia and New Zealand,” Book History v. 20 (2017): 374-93.


Piper, A. “Book Thieves: Theft and Literary Culture in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Australia,” Cultural and Social History v. 14 (2017): 257–273.




Bannet, Eve Tavor.  Eighteenth-Century Manners of Reading: Print Culture and Popular Instruction in the Anglophone Atlantic World (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017) 298 pp. $100.00 ISBN 978-1-108-41910-9.


Bellingradt, Daniel, Paul Nelles, and Jeroen Salman, eds. Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) 305 pp. $100.00 ISBN 978-3-319-5336-50.


Bilansky, Alan.  “Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency and the Information Work of the Nineteenth-Century Surveillance State,” Information & Culture v. 53, no. 1 (2018): 67-84.


Carrión, Jorge.  Bookshops: A Reader’s History trans. by Peter Bush (Windsor, ON: Biblioasis, 2017) 296 pp. $25.00 ISBN 978-1-77196-174-5.


de Hamel, Christopher.  Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts (London: Allen Lane, 2016) 632 pp. $44.00 ISBN 978-0-241-003-04-6.


Delsalle, Paul.  History of Archival Practice trans. by Margaret Procter (London: Routledge, 2018) 245 pp. $150.00 ISBN 978-1-409-4552-40.


Fellion, Matthew and Katherine Inglis.  Censored: A Literary History of Subversion and Control (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017) 431 pp. $25.00 978-0-7735-5127-5.


Glick, William J.  In the Service of Scholarship: Harold Hugo & the Meriden Gravure Company (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2017) 195 pp. $75.00 ISBN 978-1-5846-356-3.


Guarneri, Julia.  Newsprint Metropolis: City Papers and the Making of Modern Americans (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017) 330 pp. $45.00 ISBN 978-0-226-3413-30.


Hinks, John and Catherine Freely, eds.  Historical Networks in the Book Trade (London: Routledge, 2017) 205 pp. $110.00 ISBN 978-1-8489-3589-1.  [The History of the Book series, no. 14]


Jarvis, Zeke.  Silenced in the Library: Banned Books in America (Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2017) 289 pp. $94.00 ISBN 978-1-4408-4394-5.


Lamb, Edel.  Reading Children in Early Modern Culture (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) 258 pp.  $100.00 ISBN 978-3-3197-035-89.


Muhanna, Elias.  The World in a Book: Al-Nuwayri and the Islamic Encyclopedic Tradition (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2018) 214 pp.  $40.00 ISBN 978-0-691-1755-6-0.


Notaker, Henry.  A History of Cookbooks: From Kitchen to Page over Seven Centuries (Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2017) 384 pp. $40.00 ISBN 978-0-520-2940-04.


Pettegree, Andrew.  Broadsheets: Single-Sheet Publishing in the First Age of Print  (Brill, 2017) 527 pp. $213.00 ISBN 978-9-00434-03-05.


Puchner, Martin.  The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization (New York: Random House, 2017) 412 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-0-812-2998-94-8.


Raven, James.  What is the History of the Book? (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018) 191 pp. $60.00 ISBN 978-0-745-6461-14.


Romney, J .P and Rebecca Romney.  Printer’s Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2017) 353 pp. $27.00 ISBN 978-0-06-241231-7.


Sheble, Laura.  “Macro-level Diffusion of a Methodological Knowledge Innovation: Research Synthesis Methods, 1972-2011,” Journal of the Association for Information Science &Technology 68 (December 2017): 2693-2708.


Towsey, Mark.  Before the Public Library: Reading, Community, and Identity in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850 (Leiden: WSEY, 2017) $167.00 ISBN 978-9-0043-486-60.




Birkwood, Katherine and Eric Howard.  “Bibliographies,” Library & Information History v. 33, no. 4 (2017): 289-95.  [These collections of citations to articles and books are part of every issue of LIH, and they are exceptionally valuable for researchers]


Brügger, Niels.  Web 25: Histories from the First 25 Years of the World Wide Web (New York: Peter Lang, 2017) 257 pp. $95.00 ISBN 978-1-4331-3270-4.


Burke, Peter.  Exiles and Expatriates in the History of Knowledge, 1500-2000 (Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 2017) 293 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-1-512-6003-84.


Clarke, Rachel Ivy.  “Toward a Design Epistemology for Librarianship,” Library Quarterly 88 (January 2018): 41-59.


“50th Anniversary Virtual Special Issue” Library & Information History (September 18, 2017)


Hauke, Petra.  Bibliothek: Forschung fur die Praxis: Festscrift fur Konrad zum 65th Geburtstag (Berlin: De Gruyter Saur, 2017) 725 pp. $137.00 ISBN 978-3-110-519-71-6.


LeCain, Timothy J.  The Matter of History: How Things Create the Past (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017) 346 pp. $99.00 ISBN 978-1-107-13417-1.


Maza, Sarah.  Thinking about History (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2017) 255 pp. $60.00 ISBN 978-0-226-10916-9.


Mirowski, P., and E. Nik-Khah. The Knowledge We Have Lost in Information: The History of Information in Modern Economics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017) 298 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-19-027-005-6.


Nikulin, Dmitri.  The Concept of History (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017) 228 pp. $115.00 ISBN 978-1-4742-6911-7.


Smith, A. Arro, ed.  Capturing Our Stories: An Oral History of Librarianship in Transition (Chicago, IL:  ALA Editions, 2017) 202 pp. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8389-146-18.


Spinnen, Burhkhard.  The Book: An Homage (Jaffrey, NH: David R. Godine, 2018) 140 pp. $20.00 ISBN 978-1-56792-607-1.


Willinsky, John.  The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2017) 368 pp.  $40.00 ISBN 978-0-226-4879-22.