Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries, Librarianship, and Book Culture Spring 2014


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


By Ed Goedeken

Spring 2014




Arndt, S. C.   “Bringing Books into Baltimore,” Book History v. 16 (2013): 62-88. [Colonial book trade]


Bellrnore, Audra. “The University of New Mexico’s Zimmerman Library,” New Mexico Historical Review  88 (Spring 2013): 123-63.


Black, Alistair and Charles van den Heuvel, eds.  “Essays in Honor of W. Boyd Rayward,” Part 1 Library Trends 62 (Fall 2013): entire issue.  Part 2 will be published in 2014.


Blank, Lisa.  “Made Marian: Myth and Reality in the Redondo Beach Public Library, 1895-1924,” (Unpublished Master’s Degree, San Jose State University), 2013, 291 pp.


Blitz, Daniel Frederick.  “Charles Fletcher Lummis: Los Angeles City Librarian,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles), 2013, 108 pp.


Bottando, Evelyn.  “Hedging the Commons: Google Books, Libraries, and Open Access to Knowledge,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Iowa), 2012, 225 pp.


Bourne, Ann.  “Enriching the Collective Resources: An Historical Analysis of the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, 1984-2009,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Alabama), 2013, 245 pp.


Buckland, Michael K. and Niels W. Lund.  “Boyd Rayward, Documentation, and Information Science,” Library Trends 62 (Fall 2013): 302-310.

Burgess, John Timothy Freedom.  “Virtue Ethics and the Narrative Identity of American Librarianship 1876 to the Present,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Alabama), 2013, 191 pp.


Burke, Colin.  “Thanks, Prof. Rayward, for Explaining . . . “Library Trends 62 (Fall 2013): 293-301.


Burns, C. Sean.  “Academic Libraries and Automation: A Historical Reflection on Ralph Halsted Parker,” portal: Libraries & the Academy 14 (January 2014): 87-102.


Cronin, Blaise and Cassidy R. Sugimoto.  “Putting Boyd in His Place,” Library Trends 62 (Fall 2013): 282-92.


Cutter, Jamie I.  “Getting By at the Benjamin Mays Black Branch: Library Access for African Americans in Jim Crow South Carolina, 1940-1971,” (Unpublished Master’s Degree, San Jose State University), 2011, 139 pp.


Freeman, Martha Doty.  “Preservation of Texas’s Public Records, a Vital Work in Progress,” Information & Culture v. 49, no. 1 (2014): 90-107.


Gaffney, Loretta Mary.  “Intellectual Freedom and the Politics of Reading: Libraries as Sites of Conservative Activism, 1990-2010,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 2012, 225 pp.


Galloway, Patricia.  “From Archival Management to Archival Enterprise to the Information Domain: David Gracy and the Development of Archival Education at the University of Texas,” Information & Culture v. 49, no. 1 (2014): 3-33.


Gilliland, Anne.  “Professional, Institutional, and National Identities in Dialog: The Development of Descriptive Practices in the First Decade of the US National Archives,” Information & Culture v. 49, no. 1 (2014): 54-73.


Horning, Claudia Maureen.  “Trailblazing Librarian in the Golden State: A Look at the Life and Career of Miriam Matthews,” (Unpublished Master’s Thesis, University of California, Los Angeles), 2012, 89 pp.


Hunt, Rebecca D.  “African American Leaders in the Library Profession: Little Known History,” Black History Bulletin 76 (Spring 2013): 14-19.


Irwin, Jennifer Grace.  “The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Institutional Maintenance in the Face of Social and Technological Change in American Public Libraries, 1876-2006,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Oregon), 2012, 174 pp.


Jimmerson, Randall C.  “Archives and Society: David B. Gracy II and the Value of Archives,” Information & Culture v. 49, no. 1 (2014): 34-53.


Jones, David E.  “Collection Growth in Postwar America: A Critique of Policy and Practice,” Library Trends 61 (Winter 2013): 587-612.


Kendall, Joshua.  “Information Technology: Melvil Dewey: The Librarian Who Worshipped Perfect Tens,” in America’s Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2013), pp. 85-117.


Knox, Emily J. M.  “Supporting Intellectual Freedom: Symbolic Capital and Practical Philosophy in Librarianship,” Library Quarterly 84 (January 2014): 8-21.


Laskowski, Mary S. and Jennifer A. Maddox Abbott.  “The Evolution of Technical Services: Learning From the Past and Embracing the Future,” Technical Services Quarterly v. 31, no. 1 (2014): 13-30.


Marcum, Deanna.  “Archives, Libraries, Museums: Coming Back Together?” Information & Culture v. 49, no. 1 (2014): 74-89.


McGill, Meredith L.  “Copyright and Intellectual Property,” Book History v.16 (2013): 387-427. [Discusses history of British and US copyright law]


Miksa, Francis.  “The Legacy of the Library Catalogue for the Present,” Library Trends 61 (Summer 2012): 7-34.


Osburn, Charles B.  The Western Devaluation of Knowledge (Lanham, ND: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) 299 pp. $80.00 ISBN 978-1-4422-2879-5.


Prizeman, Oriel. “Function and Decoration, Tradition and Invention: Carnegie Libraries and their Architectural Messages,” Library & Information History 29 (November 2013): 239-57.


“Roosevelt Reading: The Pigskin Library, 1909-1910,” Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal v. 34, nos. 1-3 (Winter-Summer 2013): 9-34.


Schmitt, Bill.  Words of Life: Celebrating 50 Years of the Hesburgh Library’s Message, Mural, and Meaning (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame, 2013) 160 pp. $35.00 ISBN 0-268-01783-2.


Stewart, Jamene Brenton.  “Informing the South: On the Culture of Print in Antebellum Augusta, Georgia, 1828-1860,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison), 2012, 211 pp.


Woody, Rachael Cristine, and Rich Schmidt.  “Following the Roots of Oregon Wine,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 114 (Fall 2013): 324-39.  [discusses Oregon Wine History Archive]




Britton, John A.   Cables, Crises, and the Press: The Geopolitics of the New International Information System in the Americas, 1866-1903 (Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2013) 473 pp. $60.00 ISBN 978-0-8263-5397-9.


Hann, Jennifer K.  “City of Libraries: The Impact of the Urban Reform Movement on the Toronto Public Library,” (Unpublished Master’s Thesis, University of Toronto), 2012, 193 pp.  [Reform movement during the 1970s]


Prieto, Julie Irene. “The Sword and the Book,” Book History v. 16 (2013): 294-317. [Account of Benjamin Franklin Library in Mexico City during the Cold War]






Abbas, Hyder.  “A Fund of Entertaining and Useful Information: Coffee Houses, Early Public Libraries, and the Print Trade in Eighteenth-Century Dublin,” Library & Information History 30 (February 2014): 41-61.


Black, Alistair and Simon Pepper.  “From Civic Place to Digital Space: The Design of Public Libraries in Britain from Past to Present,” Library Trends 61 (Fall 2012): 440-70.


Grant, Erin.  “Two Views on the Increasing Importance of Library Access in the Seventeenth Century: Gabriel Naudé and Claude Clement,” Georgia Library Quarterly 50 (Fall 2013): 13-17.


King, Edmund G. C.  “Books are More to Me than Food,” Book History v. 16 (2013): 246-71. [British POWs and book reading during WWI]


Kolar, Kelly Ann.  “What Kind of Past Should the Future Have? The Development of the Soviet Archival System, 1917-1931,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles), 2012, 245 pp.


Laugesen, Amanda.  “UNESCO and the Globalization of the Public Library Idea, 1948 to 1965,” Library & Information History 30 (February 2014): 1-19.


Manfroid, Stephanie and Jacques Gillen.  “The Archives of Paul Otlet: Between Appreciation and Rediscovery, 1944-2013,” Library Trends 62 (Fall 2013): 311-28.


Prieto, Julie Irene.  “The Sword and the Book: The Benjamin Franklin Library and U.S.-Mexican Relations, 1936–1962,” Book History v. 16 (2013): 294-317.


Robinson, Lynn and David Bawden.  “So Wide and Varied: The Origins and Character of British Information Science,” Journal of Information Science 39 (December 2013): 754-63.


Walker, Alison, Arthur MacGregor, and Michael Hunter, eds.  From Books To Bezoars: Sir Hans Sloane and His Collections (London: The British Library, 2012) 310 pp.  $60.00 ISBN 978-0-7123-5880-4.


Walker, Martyn.  “For the Last Many Years in England Everybody has Been Educating the People, but They Have Forgotten to Find Them Any Books: The Mechanics' Institutes Library Movement and its Contribution to Working-Class Adult Education during the Nineteenth Century,” Library & Information History 29 (November 2013): 272-86.


West, Susie.  “An Architectural Typology for the Early Modern Country house Library, 1660-1720,” The Library 14 (December 2013): 441-64.





Birkner, Michael J.  “The Wisest Help: Frederick Keppel and His Consultants' Impact on Australia and New Zealand Libraries,” Library & Information History 29 (November 2013): 258-71.


Carroll, Mary, et al.  “Commonwealth of uncertainty: How British and American Professional Models of Library Practice Have Shaped LIS Education in Selected Former British Colonies and Dominions,” IFLA Journal 39 (June 2013): 121-133.


Carroll, Mary.  “Reading to Educate and Reform: The Books and the Libraries of the Port Arthur Penal Establishment,” The International Journal of the Book vol. 10, no. 4 (2012): 45-51.


Luyt, Brendan.  “The Makiling Echo: The Multiple Functions of a Staff Magazine in the American Tropical Empire of the Twentieth Century,” Library & Information History 30 (February 2014): 20-40.


Reynolds, Sue.  “Strictly Legal: How a Nineteenth Century Bookseller Influenced the Collection of a Supreme Court Library in Surprising Ways,” The International Journal of the Book vol. 10, no. 4 (2012): 65-75.






Apple, Rima D., Gregory J. Downey, and Stephen L. Vaughn, eds. Science in Print: Essays on the History of Science and the Culture of Print (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012) 235 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-299-28613-2.  [Part of Print Culture in Modern America series]


Black, Jeremy.  The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014) 492 pp. $40.00 ISBN 978-0-300-16795-5.


Bland, Mark B.  “John Windet and the Transformation of the Book Trade, 1584-1610,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 107 (June 2013): 151-92.


Brown, Jane and Gregory Jones.  “The English Struwwelpeter and the Birth of International Copyright,” The Library 14 (December 2014): 383-427.


Johns, Adrian.  “The Uses of Print in the History of Science,” The Papers of the
Bibliographical Society of America
107 (December 2013): 393-420.


McKitterick, David.  Old Books, New Technologies: The Representation, Conservation and Transformation of Books since 1700 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013) 286 pp. $75.00 ISBN 978-1107-035-93-5.


Standage, Tom.  Writing on the Wall: Social Media—The First 2,000 Years (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013) 278 pp.  $26.00 ISBN 978-1-62040-283-2.





Basbanes, Nicholas A.  On Paper: The Everything of its Two-Thousand-Year History (New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013) 430 pp. $35.00 ISBN978-0-307-26642-2.


Carr, Patrick L.  “Reimagining the Library as a Technology: An Analysis of Ranganathan’s Five Laws of Library Science within the Social Construction of Technology Framework,” Library Quarterly 84 (April 2014): 152-64.


Dougherty, Jack and Kristen Nowrotzki, eds.  Writing History in the Digital Age (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2013) 283 pp. $48.00 ISBN 978-0-472-05206-6.


Greco, Albert N., Jim Milliot, and Robert M. Wharton, eds.  The Book Publishing Industry 3rd ed.  (New York: Routledge, 2014) 485 pp. $124.00 ISBN 978-0-415-88725-0.


Post, Robert C.  Who Owns America’s Past: The Smithsonian and the Problem of History (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) 370 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-1-4214-1100-2.


Quinn, Mary Ellen.  Historical Dictionary of Librarianship (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) 352 pp. $75.00 ISBN 978-0-8108-7807-5.


Witt, Steve.  “Agents of Change: The Rise of International librarianship and the Age of Globalization,” Library Trends 62 (Fall 2014).