Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries, Librarianship, and Book Culture: Fall 2012

Compiled By Ed Goedeken

Fall 2011

United States
Non-US Western Hemisphere
Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and other

History of Books, Reading, and Book Culture
General, Historiography, Philosophy, and Library and Information Science Education



Barnum, George and August Imholtz. “Paper Standards, Public Printing, and Preservation: Some Historical Notes on the Government Printing Office's Paper Specifications, 1895 — 1980,” DttP 39 (Fall 2011): 22-25.

Berry, S.L. and Mary Ellen Gadski. Stacks: A History of the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library (Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis-Marion County Library Foundation, 2011) $25.00. ISBN 978-0-615-44502-1.

“Celebrating 90 Years,” Catholic Library World 81 (March 2011): 181-93. [history of Catholic Library Association]

Connor, Jennifer J. “Only for Purely Scientific Institutions: The Medical Library Association's Exchange, 1898-1950s,” Journal of the Medical Library Association 99 (April 2011): 118-26.

Fenton, Michele. “A Great Day in Indiana: The Legend of Lillian Childress Hall.” Black Caucus of the American Library Association Newsletter v. 39, no. 2 (2010): 5-6.

Finchum, Tanya Drucker and Allen Finchum. “Not Gone with the Wind: Libraries in Oklahoma in the 1930s,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 46, no. 3 (2011): 276-94.

Francoeur, Stephen. “Prudence and Controversy: The New York Public Library Response to Post-War Anti-Communist Pressures,” Library & Information History 27 (September 2011): 140-60.

Gracy, David B., II. “Is There Counsel in Those Curtains?: Research Agendas for the Times,” Library Quarterly 81 (July 2011): 277-95.

Heath, Fred. “Library Assessment: The Way We Have Grown,” Library Quarterly 81 (January 2011): 7-25 [provides a history of academic library assessment].

Horning, Kathleen T. “Secrecy and the Newberry Medal,” Hornbook 87 (July/August 2011): 60-70.

Jones, David Edgar. “Relentless Accumulation: A Critical History of Collection Growth in American Research University Libraries, 1945-1979,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Sheffield), 2009. [Full text available via ETHOS]

Latham, Joyce M. “Memorial Day to Memorial Library: The South Chicago Branch as Cultural Terrain, 1937-1947,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 46, no. 3 (2011): 321-42.

Lehman, Vibeke. “Challenges and Accomplishments in U.S. Prison Libraries,” Library Trends 59 (Winter 2011): 490-508.

Lincove, David A. “The British Library of Information in New York: A Tool of British Foreign Policy, 1919-1942,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 46, no. 2 (2011): 156-84.

Llewellyn, Caro. Know the Past, Find the Future (New York: Published by Penguin Classics for the New York Public Library, 2011) 367 pp. ISBN 978-0-14-750785-3.

Mages, Keith C. “The Bellevue Classification System: Nursing's Voice upon the Library shelves,” Journal of the Library Medical Association 99 (January 2011): 40-50.

McGrath, Eileen and Linda Jacobson. “The Great Depression and its Impact on an Emerging Research University: The University of North Carolina Library, 1929-1941,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 46, no. 3 (2011): 295-320.

Mercer, Paul and Vicki Weiss. The New York State Capitol and the Great Fire of 1911 (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2011) 128 pp. $22.00 ISBN 978-0-7385-7400-4.

Moran, Barbara B., Joanne Gard Marshall, and Susan Rathbun-Grubb. “The Academic Library Workforce: Past, Present, and Future,” Library Trends 59 (Summer 2010): 208-219.

Novotny, Eric. “Bricks without Straw: Economic Hardship and Innovation in the Chicago Public Library during the Great Depression,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 46, no. 3 (2011): 258-75.

Paulus, Michael J., Jr. “The Converging Histories and Futures of Libraries, Archives, and Museum as Seen through the Case of the Curious Collector Myron Eells,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 46, no. 2 (2011): 185-205.

Razer, Bob. “A Chapter in Arkansas Library History: The Library Association's Fourth Quarter Century, 1987-2011, (Part 1)” Arkansas Libraries 68 (Fall 2011): 8-11.

Reed, Henry Hope and Francis Morrone. The New York Public Library: The Architecture and Decoration of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2011) 320 pp. $75.00 ISBN 978-0-393-07810-7.

Russ, Ron. “American Library Association Councilor History: 1984 – 2011,” Arkansas Libraries 68 (Fall 2011): 13-15.

Schuette, Shirley. From Carnegie to Cyberspace: 100 Years at the Central Arkansas Library System (Little Rock, AR: Butler Center Books, 2010) 160 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-1-935106-14-2.

Seikel, Michele and Thomas Steele. “How MARC Has Changed: The History of the Format and Its Forthcoming Relationship to RDA,” Technical Services Quarterly 28 (July/September 2011): 322-34.

Stauffer, Suzanne M. “A Good Social Work: Women’s Clubs, Libraries, and the Construction of a Secular Society in Utah, 1890-1920,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 46, no. 2 (2011): 135-55.

Tyckoson, David A. “Issues and Trends in the Management of Reference Services: A Historical Perspective,” Journal of Library Administration 51 (April 2011): 259-78.

Vestermark, Jesse. “History of the Rise and Progress of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University,” Art Libraries Journal v. 36, no. 2 (2011): 5-11.

Wadsworth, Sarah and Wayne A. Wiegand. Right Here I See My Own Books: The Women’s Building Library at the World’s Columbian Exposition (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012) 288 pp. $80.00 ISBN 978-1-55849-927-0.

Wiegand, Wayne A. “Tourist Attraction: The Moore Library of Lexington, Michigan, 1903-1953,” Library Quarterly 81 (July 2011): 251-76.

Wiegand, Wayne A. “An Established Institution: The Morris Public Library of Morris, Illinois,” Journal of Illinois History 13 (Winter 2010): 265-88.

Wiegand, Wayne A. Main Street Public Library: Community Places and Reading Spaces in the Rural Heartland, 1876-1856 (Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2011) 284 pp. $26.00 ISBN 978-1-60938-067-0.

Young, Arthur P. and John C. Bertot. “Wayne A. Wiegand and the Library: A Passionate Engagement,” Library Quarterly 81 (July 2011): 245-49.



Brisson, Frederik. “L’Etreinte de la Pieuvre Verte: Hachette et les Transformations du Monde du Livre Québécois, 1953-1983,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada), 2009, 466 pp. [in French]

Ings, Catherine and Jennifer Joslin. “Correctional Service of Canada Prison Libraries from 1980 to 2010,” Library Trends 59 (Winter 2011): 386-408.



Bowman, J. H., ed. A Critical Edition of the Private Diaries of Robert Proctor: The Life of a Librarian at the British Museum (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2010) 373 pp. $125.00 ISBN 978-0-7734-3634-3.

Butterfield, J. D. “A Classical Library in Cambridge,” Book Collector (Spring 2010): 71-95.
Calvo-Sotelo Ibáñez-Martin, Pedro, ed. Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo un Retrato Intelectual (Fundación Ortega-Marañón Marcial Pons Historia, 2010) 535 pp.

Clark, Nicholas. “The Building of the House: A History of the Britten-Pears Library, Aldeburgh, 1963-2009,” Library & Information History 27 (September 2011): 161-78.

Cramard, Odile and Kevin McLoughlin. “The Long Development of Prison Libraries in France,” Library Trends 59 (Winter 2011): 544-62.

Gerolimos, Michalis. “Library education in Greece: History, Current Status and Future Prospects,” Library Review v. 60, no. 2 (2011): 108-24.

Gooch, Leo. “The Derwentwater Library, 1732,” Recusant History v. 40 (2010): 120-29.

Hall, Jim L. “Online Retrieval History; How it All Began: Some Personal Recollections,” Journal of Documentation v. 67, no. 1 (2011): 182-93.

Hoare, Peter. “A Room with a View — and a Book. Some Aspects of Library
Provision for English Residents and Visitors to Florence, 1815–1930” in Barbara Schaaf, ed., Exiles, Emigrés and Intermediaries: Anglo-Italian Cultural Transactions, Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, v. 139 (Amsterdam and New York: Rodpoi, 2010), pp. 237–53.

Jefcoate, Graham. “A Different Modernity: The Library of the Catholic University of Nijmegen, 1923-1968,” Library & Information History 27 (June 2011): 104-122.

Jones, E. A. and Alexandra Walsham, eds. Syon Abbey and its Books: Reading, Writing and Religion, c. 1400-1700 (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2010) 270 pp. $90.00 ISBN 978-184383-547-9.

Kitto, Tony. “The Towneley Family Library,” Book Collector (Autumn 2010): 399-414.

Loveman, K. “Books and Sociability: The Case of Samuel Pepys’s Library,” The Review of English Studies v. 61 (2010): 183-95.

Murphy, Christopher. “British Parliamentary Libraries: History, International Comparisons, and Some Lessons for Tomorrow’s Legislature Libraries,” Library Trends v. 58 (2010): 472-85.

Naudé, Gabriel, Advis pour Dresser une Bibliothèque: Reproduction de l’édition de 1644 (Précédée de l’advis, Manifeste de la Bibliothèque Erudite by Claude Jolly) (Paris: Baudry, 2010) 164 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-23575-504-38.

Pearson, David. “Patterns of Book Ownership in Late Seventeenth Century England,” The Library v. 11 (2010): 139-67.

Purcell, Mark. “The Library at Penrhyn Castle,” Book Collector (Spring 2010): 241-53.

Rasmussen, Hans C. “Endangered Records and the Beginning of Professionalism among Archivists in England, 1918-1945,” Library & Information History 27 (June 2011): 87-103.

Sakr, Mona. “'Too high an ideal for the work required'? Minnie James and the Intellectual Life of the Librarian,” Library & Information History 27 (September 2011): 179-93.



Atkins, Keith. “Convict Probation Station Libraries in Colonial Tasmania,” Script & Print v. 34 (2010): 87-92.

Buabbas, Hasan, Benachir Medjdoub, and Yacine Rezgui. “Hidden Parts in the History of the School Library in Kuwait,” v. 59 (2010): 401-413.

Carroll, Mary. “Republic of the Learned: The Role of Libraries in the Promotion of a US Democratic Vision” History of Education 38 (November 2009): 809–823.

Fields, Alison. “Addendum: New Zealand Libraries and the New Zealand Library & Information Management Journal 1997 to 2010,” New Zealand Library & Information Management Journal 52 (October 2010): 20-23.

Kawalya, J. “Building the National Memory in Uganda: The Role of Legal Deposit Legislation,” Information Development 27 (May 2011):117-24.

Lee, Devon C. “The Public Parallel: Understanding Sociocultural Influences in the Rise and Fall of the Baroda Public Library System,” (Unpublished Master’s Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), 2010. 80 pp. [in India]

McMullin, Brian J. Collections, characters and communities: the shaping of libraries in Australia and New Zealand (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2010) 187 pp. ISBN 978-1-921509-61-2.

Ollson, Arthur. “Sixty Years of New Zealand Libraries: A Chronicle 1937 to 1997,” New Zealand Library & Information Management Journal 52 (October 2010): 6-19.

Reynolds, R. “The Library of the Supreme Court of the Colony of Victoria: Continuities … Discontinuities …, and … Original Contributions” in Brad Patterson and Kathryn Patterson, eds. Ireland and the Irish Antipodes: One World or Worlds Apart? Papers delivered at the 16th Australasian Irish Studies Conference, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, 9-12 July 2009. (Spit Junction, N.S.W., Australia: Anchor Books Australia, 2010), pp.175-183.

Yatsuhashi, Akira V. “In the Bird Cage of the Muses: Archiving, Erudition, and Empire in Ptolemaic Egypt,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Duke University), 2010, 211 pp. [Examines role of Mouseion-Library of Alexandria in the Egyptian intellectual community]

Zheng, Jing., et al. “The Queen of the Modern Library Movement in China: Mary Elizabeth Wood,” Library Review v. 59 (2010): 341-49.



Barnhisel, Greg. “Cold Warriors of the Book: American Book Programs in the 1950s,” Book History v. 13 (2010): 185-217.

Beale, Nigel. “Publishers' Biographies and Publishing Histories,” Logos 22 (July 2011): 45-50.

Brinkman, Bart. “By the Book: Book Collecting, Scrapbooking, and the Making of Modernism, 1880-1950,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 2010, 327 pp.

Carrière, Jean-Claude and Umberto Eco. This is the Not the End of the Book (London: Harvill Secker, 2011) 336 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-1-84655-451-3.

Deazley, Ronan. Rethinking Copyright: History, Theory, Language 201 pp. $95.00 ISBN 978-11845422-82-0.

Deazley, Ronan, Kartin Kretschmer, and Lionel Bentley, eds. Privilege and Property: Essays on the History of Copyright (Cambridge: OpenBook, 2010) 438 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-1-906924-19-5.

Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011) 366 pp. $45.00 ISBN 978-0-8122-428-05.

Gruber, Ira D. Books and the British Army in the Age of the American Revolution (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2010) 344 pp. $55.00 ISBN 978-0-8078-3378-0.

Hoeflich, M. F. Legal Publishing in Antebellum America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010) 208 pp. $90.00 ISBN 978-0-521-19206-4.

Jensen, Kristian. Revolution and the Antiquarian Book: Reshaping the Past, 1780-1815 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011) 318 pp. $75.00 ISBN 978-1-107-00051-3.

Johnston, Alastair M. “A Glance at the First Century of California Printing,” Printing History n.s. no. 9 (January 2011): 17-30.

Kendall, Joshua C. The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture (New York: Putnam’s, 2011) 368 pp. $27.00 ISBN 978-0-399-15699-1.

Ladizesky, Kathleen. “The Burtons: Some Aspects of Their Lives and Contributions to the Field of Victorian Information,” Library & Information History 27 (June 2011): 71-86.

Lyons, Martyn. Books: A Living History (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011) 224 pp. $35.00.

Meisel, Joseph S. “American University Presses, 1929–1979: Adaptation and Evolution,” Book History v. 13 (2010): 122-53.

Noonan, Mark J. Reading The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine: American Literature and Culture, 1870-1893 (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2010) 235 pp. $65.00 ISBN 978-1-60635-063-8.

Pearson, David. Books as History: The Importance of Books Beyond Their Texts rev. ed. (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2011) 208 pp. $29.95 ISBN 978-1-8158-4566-2-900.

Roberts, Jane Annette, et al. The History of the Book in the West 5 vols. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010) $1,425.00 ISBN 978-0-7546-2780-7.

Towheed, Shafquat, Rosalind Crone, and Katie Halsey, eds, The History of Reading: A Reader (London: Routledge, 2011) 480 pp. $135.00 ISBN 978-0-415-48420-6.

Weller, Toni, ed. Information History in the Modern World: Histories of the -Information Age (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) 208 pp. $32.00 ISBN 978-0-230-23737-7.

Winship, Michael. “Pirates, Shipwrecks, and Comic Almanacs: Charles Ellms Packages Books in Nineteenth-Century America,” Printing History n.s. no. 9 (January 2011): 3-16.

Wu, Tim. The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires (New York: Borzoi, 2010) 384 pp. $28.00 ISBN 978-0-307-26993-5.

Yates, Sarah. “Black's Law Dictionary: The Making of an American Standard,” Law Library Journal 103 (Spring 2011): 175-98.

Zeegers, Margaret. Gatekeepers of Knowledge: A Consideration of the Library, the Book and the Scholar in the Western World (Oxford: Chandos, 2010) 134 pp. $30.00 ISBN 1-84334-505-6.



Aspray, William. “The History of Information Science and Other Traditional Information Domains: Models for Future Research,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 46, no. 2 (2011): 230-48.

Battleson, Brenda L. “A Network Analysis of the American Library Association: Defining a Profession,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo), 2010, 113 pp.

Buchanan, Anne L. and Jean-Pierre V.M. Hérubel. “Subject and Historiographic Characteristics of Library History,” Journal of Scholarly Pulishing 42 (July 2011): 514-33.

Cloonan, Michele V. “The Boundaries of Preservation and Conservation Research,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 46, no. 2 (2011): 220-29.

Cox, Richard J. The Demise of the Library School: Personal Reflections on Professional Education in the Modern Corporate University (Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press, 2010)334 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-1-936117-18-5.

Craig, Barbara L. “The Past May Be the Prologue: History’s Place in the Future of the Information Professions,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 46, no. 2 (2011): 206-19.

Fett, Denice Lyn. “Information, Intelligence and Negotiation in the West European Diplomatic World, 1558-1588,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Ohio State University), 2010, 356 pp. [examines use of information by European diplomatic community]

Furner, Jonathan. “Forty years of the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science: A quantitative analysis, Part I,” Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 41 (September 2009): 149-72.

John, Richard R. Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010) 528 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-0-674-02429-8.

Luyt, Brendan. “The Nature of Historical Representation on Wikipedia: Dominant or Alterative Historiography?” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 62 (June 2011): 1058-65.

Smiley, Jane. The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer (New York: Doubleday, 2010) 256 pp. $26.00 ISBN 978-0-385-52713-2.