Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries, Librarianship, and Book Culture, Spring 2015

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


By Ed Goedeken

Spring 2015




Adler, Melissa A.  “Broker of Information, the Nation’s Most Important Commodity: The Library of Congress in the Neoliberal Era,” Information & Culture v. 50, no. 1 (2015): 24-50.


Asato, Noriko.  “Librarians’ Free Speech: The Challenge of Librarians’ Own Intellectual Freedom to the American Library Association, 1946–2007,” Library Trends 63 (Summer 2014): 75-105.


Aspray, William, Melissa G. Ocepek and George Royer.  “On Cars and Food: Reflections on Sources for the Historical Study of Everyday Information Behavior,” Information & Culture 49, no. 4 (2014): 492-525.


Attig, Derek.  “Here Comes the Bookmobile: Public culture and the Shape of Belonging,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 2014, 388 pp.


Bakich, Spencer D.  Success and Failure in Limited War: Information and Strategy in the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq Wars (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014) 329 pp. $90.00 ISBN 978-0-226-10768-4.


Bold, Christine, ed.  The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, Vol. 6: US Popular Print Culture, 1860-1920 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012) 716 pp. $155.00 ISBN 978-0-19-923406-6. [Part of a six volume set; vols. 1 and 6 have been published so far]


Brackman, Daniel A.  “The National Library in All but Name: The Evolving Dialectic about the Library of Congress as a National Library,” DTTP: Documents to the People 42 (Winter 2014): 32-35.


Campbell, Douglas.  “Reexamining the Origins of the Adoption of the ALA’s Library Bill of Rights,” Library Trends (Summer 2014): 42-56.


Carbo, Toni and Trudi Bellardo Hahn, eds.  International Perspectives on the History of Information Science and Technology: Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2012 Pre-Conference on the History of ASIS&T and Information Science and Technology (Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2012)213 pp. $90.00 ISBN 978-1-57387-476-2.


Clement, Tanya.  “The Ear and the Shunting Yard: Meaning Making as Resonance in Early Information Theory,” Information & Culture 49, no. 4 (2014): 401-426.


Cohen, Matt and Jeffrey Glover, eds.  Colonial Mediascapes: Sensory Worlds of the Early Americas (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2014) 438 pp. $40.00 978-0-8032-3239-6. [focuses on Native American communication]


Cortada, James W.  “When Knowledge Transfer Goes Global: How People and Organizations Learned about Information Technology, 1945–1970,” Enterprise & Society 15 (March 2014): 68-102.


Crawford-Franklin, Christopher and Lyn Robinson.  “Even in an Age of Wonders: Radio as an Information Resource in 1920s America,” Journal of Documentation v. 69, no. 3 (2013): 417-34.


David, Gary Jr.  “Reading Roman History to Understand the French Revolution: Rufus King’s Commonplacing of Edward Gibbon, 1799-1803,” Library & Information History 30 (November 2014): 233-53.


Deng, Liya.  “The Evolution of Library Reference Services: From General to Special, 1876-1902s,” Libri 64 (September 2014): 254-62.


Ernsberger, Richard Jr.  “Andrew Carnegie: Robber Baron Turned Robin Hood,” American History 49 (February 2015): 33-41.


Fenton, Michele T.  “Stepping Out on Faith: Lillian Haydon Childress Hall, Pioneer Black Librarian,” Indiana Libraries v. 33, no. 1 (2014): 5-11.


Fleckner, John A.  “F. Gerald Ham: Jeremiah to the Profession,” American Archivist 77 (Fall/Winter 2014): 377-93.


Glynn, Tom.  Reading Publics: New York City’s Public Libraries, 1754-1911 (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015) 447 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-8232-626-49.


Gorman, Michael.  “The Origins and Making of the ISBD: A Personal History, 1966-1978,” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v. 52, no. 8 (2014): 821-34.


Grandjean, Katherine.  American Passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015) 320 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-1-465-424-64-8.


Henle, Alea.  “Preserving the Past, Making History: Historical Societies in the Early United States,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Connecticut), 2012, 337 pp.


Johanningsmeier, Charles.  “The Awakening and American Libraries: An Update,” Studies in American Naturalism 8 (Winter 2013): 236-48.


Johanningsmeier, Charles.  “Henry James and American Public Libraries, 1875-1916,” The Henry James Review 36 (Winter 2015): 45-63.


Jones, Elisabeth A.  “Constructing the Universal Library,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Washington), 2014, 456 pp.


Kirschenbaum, Matthew.  “Operating Systems of the Mind: Bibliography after Word Processing (The Example of Updike)” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 108 (December 2014): 381-412.


Knott, Cheryl Ann.  “Publication and Reception of The Southern Negro and the Public Library,” in Cécile Cottenet, ed., Race, Ethnicity and Publishing in America (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), pp. 51-78.

Knox, Emily.  “Intellectual Freedom and the Agnostic–Postmodernist View of Reading Effects,” Library Trends 63 (Summer 2014): 11-26.


Lacy, Tim.  “Dreams of a Democratic Culture: Revising the Origins of the Great Books Idea, 1869-1921,” The Journal of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era 7 (October 2008): 397-441.


Latham, Joyce M.  “Heat, Humility, and Hubris: The Conundrum of the Fiske Report,” Library Trends 63 (Summer 2014): 57-74.


Lear, Bernadette A.  “Pennsylvania Public Libraries and the Great Flood of 1936: Dark Clouds and Silver Linings," Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice 2 (Fall 2014): 113-128.


Lee, Maurice S. “Deserted Islands and Overwhelmed Readers,” American Literary History 26 (April 2014): 207-33.


Manning, Molly Guptill.  When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win the War (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014) 224 pp. $25.00 ISBN 978-0544-5350-22.


McKnight, Michelynn.  “Information Prescriptions, 1930-2013: An International History and Comprehensive Review,” Journal of the Medical Library Association 102 (October 2014): 271-80.


Moss, Roger W.  Athenæum Profiles: A Not-for-Profit Education (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2014) 165 pp. $55.00 ISBN978-1-58456-328-0.


Nichols, Matthew.  “The Urban Messenger: The Growth of the St. Louis Public Library, 1870-1930,” (Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale), 2014, 107 pp.


Novotny, Eric.  “From Inferno to Freedom: Censorship in the Chicago Public Library, 1910–1936,” Library Trends (Summer 2014): 27-41.


Putnis, Peter.  “Shipping the Latest News across the Pacific in the 1870s: California’s News of the World,” American Journalism 30 (Spring 2013): 235-59.


Roff, Sandra.  “A Room of Her Own: The Woman's Library, A Footnote to New York City Library History,” Information & Culture 49, no. 4 (2014): 450-68.


Sims-Wood, Janet.  Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University: Building a Legacy of Black History. (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2014.) 144 pp. $17.00 ISBN 978-1-6261-964-45.


Stauffer, Suzanne M. “The Dangers of Unlimited Access: Fiction, the Internet and the Social Construction of Childhood,” Library & Information Science Research v. 36, nos. 3-4 (2014): 154-62.


Stauffer, Suzanne M.  “The Intelligent, Thoughtful Personality: Librarianship as a Process of Identity Formation,” Library & Information History 30 (November 2014): 254-72.


Taylor, Mary Virginia.  “Impressions of an Old Master: Hospital Libraries and Librarians, 1970–2014,” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 34 (January-March 2015): 104-12.


Tuomaala, Otto, Kalervo Järvelin and Pertti Vakkari.  “Evolution of Library and information Science, 1965-2005: Content analysis of Journal Articles,” Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology 65 (July 2014): 1446-62.


Vanover, Mildred E.  “My Museum: The Susan Janney Allen Collection and Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,” Panhandle-Plains Historical Review v. 85 (2014): 83-104.


Virgil, Candace L.  “An Analysis of the Academic Library and the Changing Role of the Academic Librarian in Higher Education: 1975-2012,” (Unpublished Ed.D Dissertation, Lindenwood University), 2013, 192 pp.


Weissinger, Thomas.  The Book Collecting Practices of Black Magazine Editors (Sacramento, CA: Litwin Books, 2014) 115 pp. $16.00 ISBN 978-1-936117-63-5.


Witt, Steven W.  “International Mind Alcoves: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Libraries, and the Struggle for Global Public Opinion, 1917–54,” Library & Information History 30 (November 2014): 273-90.


Zhang, Jane.  “Recordkeeping in Book Form: The Legacy of American Colonial Recordkeeping,” Information & Culture 49, no. 4 (2014): 469-91.




Bruce, Lorne.  “An Inspector Calls: Angus Mowat and Ontario’s Rural Libraries, 1937-1940," Ontario History 106 (Spring 2014): 77-99.


Bruce, Lorne.  “Reading Camps and Travelling Libraries in New Ontario, 1900-05," Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation 26 (Fall 2014): 71-97.

Douglas, Jennifer and Heather MacNeil.  “The Generic Evolution of Calendars and Inventories at the Public Archives of Canada, 1882-ca. 1975,” American Archivist 77 (Spring/Summer 2014): 151-74.



Anghelescu, Hermina G.B., ed.  “Libraries in a Postcommunist World: A Quarter of a Century of Development in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia: Part 1,” Library Trends 63 (Fall 2014): entire issue.


Attar, K. E.  “The Establishment of a First-Class University Library: The Beginnings of the University of London Library,” History of Universities v. 28, no. 1 (2014): 44-65.


Baldwin, Melinda.  “Keeping in the Race: Physics, Publication Speed and National Publishing Strategies in Nature, 1895-1939,” British Journal for the History of Science 47 (June 2014): 257-79.


Benson, Melanie T. and Peter Willett. “The Information School at the University of Sheffield, 1963-2013,” Journal of Documentation v. 70, no. 6 (2014): 1141-1158.


Blayney, Peter W. M.  The Stationers’ Company and the Printers of London, 1501-1557 2 vols. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014) $250.00 ISBN 978-1-107-03501-0.


Brown, Michael.  “Bats, Rats and Barristers: The Lancet, Libel and the Radical Stylistics of Early Nineteenth-Century English Medicine,” Social History v. 39, no. 2 (2014): 182-209.


Brunt, Rodney M.  “Information Management of British Military Intelligence: The Work of the Documentalists, 1909-1945,” Library Trends 62 (Fall 2013): 360-77.


Carlsson-Hyslop, Anna.  “Human Computing Practices and Patronage: Antiaircraft Ballistics and Tidal Calculations in First World War Britain,” Information & Culture v. 50, no. 1 (2015): 70-109.  


Chaplin, Simon.  “The Medical Library is History,” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Cultural Heritage 15 (Fall 2014): 146-56.


Cox, Howard and Simon Mowatt. Revolutions from Grub Street: A History of Magazine Publishing in Britain (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014) 263 pp. $55.00 ISBN 978-0-19-960163-9.


Dahl, Gina.  Libraries and Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Norway and the Outer World (Aarhus, Denmark: Aarhus University Press, 2014) 228 pp. $40.00 ISBN 978-8-7712-350-5.


Doyle, Kathleen and Scot McKendrick, eds. 1000 Years of Royal Books and Manuscripts (London: British Library, 2013) 334 pp. $60.00 ISBN 978-0-7123-570-81.


Erlin, Matt.  Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770-1815 (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014) 280 pp. $76.00 ISBN 978-0-801-4530-45.


Fox, Peter.  Trinity College Library Dublin: A History (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014) 412 pp. $45.00 ISBN 978-1-107-01120-5.


Houston, George W.  Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and their Management in Antiquity (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014) 327 pp. $60.00 ISBN 978-1-4696-1780-0.


Huber-Frischeis, Thomas, Nina Knieling, and Rainer Valenta. “Die Geschichte der Privatbibliothek Kaiser Franz' I. von Österreich 1784-1835,” Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis 38 (December 2014): 461-467.


Jacob, Margaret C.  The First Knowledge Economy: Human Capital and the European Economy, 1750-1800 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014) 268 pp. $72.00 ISBN 978-1-107-044-01-2.


Laerke, Mogens.  “Leibniz, the Encyclopedia, and the Natural Order of Thinking,” Journal of the History of Ideas 75 (April 2014): 237-59.


Minter, Catherine J.  “John Dury’s Reformed Librarie-Keeper: Information and its Intellectual Contexts in Seventeenth-Century England,” Library & Information History 31 (February 2015): 18-34.


Papahagi, Adrian.  “Lost Libraries and Surviving Manuscripts: The Case of Medieval Transylvania,” Library & Information History 31 (February 2015): 35-53.


Raven, James.  Bookscape: Geographies of Printing and Publishing in London before 1800 (London: The British Library, 2014) 208 pp. $85.00 ISBN 978-0-7123-5733-3.


Watts, Iain P.  “We Want No Authors: William Nicholson and the Contested Role of the Scientific Journal in Britain, 1797-1813,” British Journal for the History of Science 47 (September 2014): 397-419.


Willoughby, James M. W. The Libraries of Collegiate Churches 2 vols. (London: The British Library, 2014) $195.00 ISBN 978-0-7123-5706-7.


Wilson, Nicola.  “Boots Book-lovers' Library and the Novel: The Impact of a Circulating Library Market on Twentieth-Century Fiction,” Information & Culture 49, no. 4 (2014): 427-49.


Wright, Alex.  Cataloguing the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014) 360 pp. $21.00 ISBN 978-01-19993-141-5.




Brouillette,Sarah.  “UNESCO and the Book in the Developing World,” Representations 127 (Summer 2014): 33-54.


Kuitenbrouwer, Vincent.  “Propaganda that Dare not Speak its Name: International Information Services about the Dutch East Indies,” Media History 20 (August 2014): 239-53.


Lianbin, Dai.  “China’s Bibliographic Tradition and the History of the Book,” Book History v. 17 (2014): 1-50.


Lin, Pei-yin, and Weipin Tsai.  Print, Profit, and Perception: Ideas, Information and Knowledge in Chinese Societies, 1895-1949 (Leiden: Brill, 2014) 275 pp. $140.00 ISBN 978-9-0042-591-02.  


Yi, Zhixian and Kim M. Thompson.  “A Case Study of Collaboration in the Building of China’s Library and Information Infrastructure,” Information & Culture v. 50, no. 1 (2015): 51-69.  


Zhang, Yao.  “The Development of Library and Information Science in China (1840-2009),” IFLA Journal 40 (December 2014): 296-306.




Baldwin, Peter.  The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014) 535 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-691-16182-2.


Blayney, Peter W. M. The Stationers’ Company and the Printers of London 1501–1557 2 vols. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) $275.00 ISBN 978-1-107-03501-02.


Darnton, Robert.  Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature (New York: W.W Norton & Company, 2014) 316 pp. $28.00 ISBN 978-0-393-24229-4.


DeSpain, Jessica.  Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Disembodied Book (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014) 209 pp. $40.00 ISBN 978-1-4094-320-05.


Freedman, Harry.  The Talmud, A Biography: Banned, Censored and Burned. The Book They Could Not Suppress (London: Bloomsbury, 2014) 243 pp. $26.00 ISBN 978-1-4729-0594-9.


Garcia, John J.  “The Curiousaffaire of Mason Locke Weems: Nationalism, the Book Trade, and Printed Lives in the Early United States,” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 108 (December 2014): 453-75.


König, Jason and Greg Woolf, eds.  Encyclopaedism from Antiquity to the Renaissance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) 601 pp. $125.00 ISBN 978-1-107-03823-3


Lewis, Edward.  The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women (New York: Atria Books, 2014) 311 pp. $22.50  ISBN 978-1-4767-0348-0.


MacNiven, Ian S.  Literchoor is My Beat: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014) 592 pp. $37.50 ISBN 978-0-374-299-3-92.


Mandelbrote, Giles and Willem de Bruijn, eds.  The Arcadian Library: Bindings and Provenance (London: Arcadian Library, 2014) 336 pp. $150.00 ISBN 978-0-19-965481-9.


Mansfield, Jerry W. “A Brief History of the IFLA Journal,” IFLA Journal 40 (December 2014): 237-39.


McElligott, Jason.  Perils of Print Culture: Book, Print and Publishing History in Theory and Practice (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) 242 pp. $90.00 ISBN 978-1- 137-27639-1.

Nyburg, Anna.  Émigrés (London: Phaidon, 2014) 288 pp. $60.00 ISB 978-0-7148-6702-1. [History of Phaidon and Thames and Hudson]


Partington, Gill.  Book Destruction from the Medieval to the Contemporary (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) 216 pp. $90.00 ISBN 978-1-1373-676-55.


Rabinowitz, Paula.  American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014) 390 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-0-691-15060-4.


Romano, Frank.  History of the Linotype Company (Rochester, NY: RIT Press, 2014) 463 pp. $40.00 ISBN 978-1-939125-03-3.


Scinto, Janet E.  “The Panel Stamp in Early and Modern Bindings,” Library Quarterly 85 (January 2015): 106-111.


Walsby, Malcom and Natasha Constantinidou, eds.  Documenting the Early Modern Book World: Inventories and Catalogues in Manuscript and Print (Leiden: Brill, 2013) 432 pp. $190.00 ISBN 978-90-04-25889-1.




Aspray, William.  “The Many Histories of Information,” Information & Culture v. 50, no. 1 (2015): 1-23.


Benson, Melanie T. and Peter Willett.  “The Information School at the University of Sheffield, 1963-2013,” Journal of Documentation v.70, no. 6 (2014): 1141-58.


Burrows, Simon.  “Locating the Minister’s Looted Books: From Provenance and Library History to the Digital Reconstruction of Print Culture,” Library & Information History 31 (February 2015): 1-17.


Cline, Hugh F.  Information Communication Technology and Social Transformation: A Social and Historical Perspective (London: Routledge, 2014) 176 pp. $140.00 ISBN 978-1-138-0168-04.


Day, Ronald E.  Indexing it All: The Subject in the Age of Documentation, Information, and Data (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014) 170 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-0-262-02821-9.


Floridi, Luciano.  The 4th Revolution: How the Infosphere is Reshaping Human Reality (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014) 248 pp.  $28.00 ISBN 978-0-19-960672-6.


García-Sancho, Miguel.  “Genetic Information in the Age of DNA Sequencing,” Information & Culture v. 50, no. 1 (2015): 110-42.


Gerolami, Natasha.  “The Library Assemblage: Creative Institutions in an Information Society,” Journal of Documentation v. 71, no. 1 (2015): 165-74.


Graham, Mark and William H. Dutton, eds.  Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014) 390 pp. $40.00 ISBN 978-0-19-966199-2.


MacHale, Desmond.  The Life of Work of George Boole: A Prelude to the Digital Age (Cork, Ireland: Cork University Press, 2014) 342 pp. $70.00 ISBN 978-1-78205-004-9.


Mays, Sas.  Libraries, Literatures, and Archives (New York: Routledge, 2014) 289 pp. $140.00 ISBN 978-0-415-8438-74.


Monson, Ander. Letter to a Future Lover: Marginalia, Errata, Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in Libraries (Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press, 2015) 165 pp. $22.00 ISBN 978-1-55597-706-1.


Partington, Gill and Adam Smyth.  Book Destruction from the Medieval to the Contemporary (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) 216 pp. $90.00 ISBN 978-1-137-44325-9.


Ritchie, Donald A.  Doing Oral History 3rd ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015) 347 pp.  $57.00 ISBN 978-0-19-939519-4.


Russell, Andrew L.  Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014) 306 pp. $81.00 ISBN 978-1-107-0391-93.


Shaw, Ryan.  “Information Organization and the Philosophy of History,” Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 64 (June 2014): 1092-1103.


Sinn, Dohghee and Nicholas Soares.  “Historians’ Use of Digital Archival Collections: The Web, Historical Scholarship, and Archival Research,” Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology 65 (September 2014): 1794-809.


Stauffer, Suzanne M.  “The Intelligent, Thoughtful Personality: Librarianship as a Process of Identity Formation,” Library & Information History 30 (November 2014): 254-72.


Swaine, Michael and Paul Freiberger.  Fire in the Valley: The Birth and Death of the Personal Computer 3rd ed.  (Dallas, TX: The Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2014) 386 pp. $34.00 ISBN 978-1-93778-576-5.


Tesar, Marek.  “Ethics and Truth in Archival Research,” History of Education v. 44, no. 1 (2015): 101-114.


Turner, Alan.  “McLuhan in the Library,” Art Libraries Journal v. 40, no. 1 (2015): 5-10.


Webster, Frank.  Theories of the Information Society 4th ed. (New York: Routledge, 2014) 404 pp. $56.00 ISBN 978-0-415-71878-3.