Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries, Librarianship, and Book Culture, Spring 2016

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


By Ed Goedeken


Spring 2016




Blair, Amy L.  “Tasting and Testing Books: Good Housekeeping’s Literary Canon for the 1920s and 1930s,” REAL Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature v. 31 (2015): 167-83.


Bostaph, Samuel.  Andrew Carnegie: An Economic Biography (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015) 125 pp. $75.00 ISBN 978-0-7391-898-32.


Buschman, John and Dorothy A. Warner.  “On Community, Justice, and Libraries,” Library Quarterly 86 (January 2016): 10-24.


Cortana, James W.  “Doing History in the Olden Days, 1970s-1990s,” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing v. 37 (2015): 84-88.


Coyle, Karen.  “The Evolving Catalog,” American Libraries 47 (January/February 2016): 48-53.


Davis, Donald G. Jr. and John Mark Tucker.  “The Impact of the Christian Faith on Books, Publishing, and Libraries: American Organizations and Leaders in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries,” Library and Information History 32 (February/May 2016): 112-22.


Dunkin, Paul S.  “The Development of Technical Services Training,” Journal of Education for Library & Information Science 56 (Winter 2015): 27-35.


Fitch, John W. and David M. Hovde.  “Library Programs in Indiana in the 1850s,” Indiana Magazine of History 111 (December 2015): 422-53.


Gioia, Michael.  “The Accidental Librarian,” State Legislatures 42 (January 2016): 25-27 [about Charles McCarthy and the Wisconsin Idea]


Hochman, Barbara.  “Investing in Literature: Ernestine Rose and the Harlem Branch Public Library of the 1920s,” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers v. 31, no. 1 (2014): 93-106.


Intrator, Miriam.  “A Temporary Haven: Jewish World War II Refugee Scholars at the New York Public Library, 1933-1945,” Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften v. 21, no. 3 (2010): 10-35.


Jordan, Mary Wilkins.  “Public Library History on the Lewis and Clark Trail,” Public Library Quarterly 34 (April-June 2015): 162-77.


Knott, Cheryl.  Not Free, Not for All: Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2105) 312 pp. $90.00 ISBN 978-1-62534-177-8.


Lear, Bernadette A.  “Libraries and Reading Culture at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, 1879–1918,” Book History v. 18 (2015):  166-96.


Lee, Mollie Huston.  “North Carolina Negro Library Association,” North Carolina Libraries (Online) 73 (Spring/Summer 2015): 25-36.


Mercer, Paul.  “We Were There Charlie!: Joseph Gavit and the 1911 New York State Library Fire,” Hudson River Valley Review 28 (Spring 2012): 68-83.


Nappo, Christian A.  The Librarians of Congress (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) 160 pp. $75.00 ISBN 978-1-4422-6260-7.


Nuñez, Victoria. “Remembering Pura Belpré’s Early Career at the 135th Street New York Public Library: Interracial Cooperation and Puerto Rican Settlement during the Renaissance,” Centro Journal 21 (Spring 2009): 52-77.


Reuben, Neptune H.  “The Irony of Un-American Historiography: Daniel J. Boorstin and the Rediscovery of a U.S. Archive of Decolonization,” American Historical Review v. 120 (2015): 935-50.


Schnapp, Jeffrey T. and Matthew Battles.  The Library Beyond the Book (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014) 167 pp. $25.00 ISBN 978-0-674-72503-4.


Schott, Michael C. “A History of New Jersey Libraries, 1997-2012,” Journal of the Medical Library Association 102 (2015): 109-110.


Sherman, Scott.  Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library (Brooklyn, NY: Melville House, 2015) 256 pp. $21.00 ISBN 978-1-61219-429-5.


Stewart, J. Brenton.  “To Support the Southern Medical Public: The Medical College of Georgia as a Southern Information Agency, 1828-1861,” Information & Culture v. 50, no. 4 (2015): 554-77.


Strader, C. Rockelle.  “Cataloging Music Sound Recordings in the United States: An Evolution of Practice and Standards,” Notes 72 (December 2015): 276-327.


Tanselle, G. Thomas.  Portraits and Reviews (Charlottesville, VA: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 2015) 500 pp. $55.00 ISBN 978-1-883631-16-1.    

Thatcher, Sanford G.  “Open Access Monograph Publishing and the Origins of the Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing at Penn State University,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing v. 46 (2015): 203-223.


Trace, Ciaran B.  “Atlanta between the Wars: The Creation of the Georgia Department of Archives and History, 1918–1936,” Information & Culture v. 50, no. 4 (2015): 504-53.


Turner, Hannah.  “Decolonizing Ethnographic Documentation: A Critical History of the Early Museum Catalogs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History,” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53 (July-September 2015): 658-76.


Warner, Michael.  “Notes on the Evolution of Computer Security Policy in the US Government, 1965-2003," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing v. 37 (2015): 8-18.


Weihs, Jean.  “Tracking Descriptive Cataloging History,” Technicalities 35 (November/December 2015): 1-9.


Westphall, Allan F.  Books and Religious Devotion: The Redemptive Reading of an Irishman in Nineteenth-Century New England (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014) 228 pp. $80.00 ISBN 978-0-271-06404-8.


Wilson, Thomas D.  “The Library of James Edward Oglethorpe,” The Georgia Historical Quarterly 99 (Winter 2015): 323-47.


Wulf, Andrew James.  U.S. International Exhibitions during the Cold War (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) 356 pp. $85.00 ISBN 978-1-4422-4642-3.






Milligan, Ian.  “A Haven for Perverts, Criminals, and Goons: Children and the Battle for an against Canadian Internet Regulation, 1991-1999,” Histoire Sociale/Social History v.48 (2015): 245-74.






Agar, Jon.  “Putting the Spooks Back In? The UK Secret State and the History of Computing,” Information & Culture v. 51, no. 1 (2016): 102-24.


Attar, K. E.  “The Earliest Books at the University of London (1838): 185 Volumes Presented by Nathaniel Vye, Esq.” Library and Information History 32 (February/May 2016): 100-111.


Beales, Ross W., Jr.  “Ebenezer Parkman’s World of Print: A Country Parson and     the Print Culture of Eighteenth-Century Anglo-America,” Library & Information History 31 (November 2015): 229-57.


Beavan, Iain.  “Marischal College Library, Aberdeen, in the Nineteenth Century: An Overview,” Library & Information History 31 (November 2015): 258-79.


Black, Alistair.  “The Librarian as Observer, Ambassador, and Tourist: Visits by Three Mid-Twentieth-Century British Librarians to the United States,” Library and Information History 32 (February/May 2016): 146-59.


Black, Alistair and K. A. Manley.  “Peter Hoare: A Festschrift for His Eightieth Birthday,” Library and Information History 32 (February/May 2016): 1-7.


Blyth, Tilly.  “Exhibiting Information: Developing the Information Age Gallery at the Science Museum,” Information & Culture v. 51, no. 1 (2016): 1-28.


Boag, Andrew and Christopher Burke, eds.  History of the Monotype Corporation (London: Printing Historical Society, 2014) 432 pp. $75.00 ISBN 978-0-9930510-0-5.


Burke, Colin.  Information & Intrigue: From Index Cards to Dewey Decimals to Alger Hiss (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014) 370 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-0-262-0270-21.


Crawford, John C.  “Mutual Improvement and Library Activity: Overviewing the Evidence,” Library and Information History 32 (February/May 2016): 34-45.


Duckett, Bob.  “The Library at Thrushcroft Grange: The Pennine Library of Robert Heaton,” Library and Information History 32 (February/May 2016): 72-87.


Epstein, Barbara A.  “In Their Own Words: Oral Histories of Medical Library Association Past Presidents,” Journal of the Medical Library Association 104 (January 2016): 3-14.


Erünsal, İsmail E.  “A Brief Survey of the Book Trade in the Ottoman Empire,” Libri 65 (September 2015): 217-35.


Hingley, Sheila M. “A Well-Run Library in the Early Eighteenth Century: Durham Cathedral Library under Thomas Rud, 1717-25,” Library and Information History 32 (February/May 2016): 8-19.


Hodge, Alexander.  “The Origins of Archival Training at the University of Liverpool,” Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association 40 (April-October 2014): 53-64.


Holstein, Jurgen, ed.  The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic (Köln: Taschen, 2015) 450 pp. $70.00 ISBN 978—3-8365-4980-6.


Jefcoate, Graham.  “Mr. Cavendish’s Librarian: Charles Haydinger and the Library of Henry Cavendish, 1783-1801,” Library and Information History 32 (February/May 2016): 58-71.


Mandelbrote, Giles.  “Proposals for Printing a Catalogue of Sion College Library (1721)” Library and Information History 32 (February/May 2016): 20-33.


Manley, K. A.  “A Matter of Life and Death: A Note on a Religious Book Club in Fethard, County Tipperary, in 1835,” Library and Information History 32 (February/May 2016): 123-31.


Montalbano, Kathryn A.  “Misunderstanding the Mongols: Intercultural Communication in Three Thirteenth-Century Franciscan Travel Accounts,” Information & Culture v. 5


Nipss, Karen.  “The Distaff Side,” Library Quarterly 85 (October 2015): 454-60. [History of women in European book trade and printing industry]

Penney, Christine.  “Peter Hoare and the Hurd Library at Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire,” Library and Information History 32 (February/May 2016): 46-57.


Piñeiro, Manuel Vaquero.  “Readings for Farmers: Agrarian Almanacs in Italy from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century,” Agricultural History Review v. 63, pt. 2 (2015): 243-64.


Purcell, Mark.  “Clumber, Nottinghamshire: The Rise and Fall of a Ducal Library,” Library and Information History 32 (February/May 2016): 88-99.


Ricketts, Rita.  Scholars, Poets & Radicals: Discovering Forgotten Lives in the Blackwell Collections (London: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 2015) 302 pp. $50.00 ISBN978-1-85124-425-6.


Rubery, Matthew.  “From Shell Shock to Shellac: The Great War, Blindness, and Britain’s Talking Library,” Twentieth Century British History v. 26, no. 1 (2015): 1-25.


Rudy, Kathryn M.  Postcards on Parchment: The Social Lives of Medieval Books (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015) 359 pp. $85.00 ISBN 978-0-300-20989-1.


Rundle, David.  “Good Duke Humfrey: Bounder, Cad, and Bibliophile,” The Bodleian Library Record 27 (2014): 36-53.


Sumner, James.  “Making Computers Boring: Thoughts on Historical Exhibition of Computing Technology from the Mass-Market Era,” Information & Culture v. 51, no. 1 (2016): 29-53.


Vincent, John.  LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector: The Response of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Heritage since 1950 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014).


Vodosek, Peter.  “The Teaching Diary of a German Library School, 1942-1952: Analysis and Interpretation,” Library and Information History 32 (February/May 2016): 132-45.


Wirtén, Eva Hemmungs. Making Marie Curie: Intellectual Property and Celebrity Culture in an Age of Information (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2015) 223 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-0-226-23584-4.






Al-Kanan, Asma J.  “Kuwait’s Higher Education Libraries,” IFLA Journal 42 (March 2016): 59-65.


Franks, Rachel.  “There’s a Dead Body in My Library: Crime Fiction Texts and the History of Libraries,” Australian Library Journal 64 (November 2015): 288-300.

  Golvers, Noël.  “The Pre-1773 Jesuit Libraries in Peking as a Medium for Western Learning in Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century China,” The Library 16 (December 2015): 429-45.

  Mchombu, Kingo and Catherine Maggy Beukes-Amiss.  “The Role of Libraries in Contemporary African Society,” Library Trends 64 (Summer 2015): 112-24.


Shu, Xu.  “The Shen Bao Index: Its Academic Significance and Effect on the Development of Chinese Indexing,” Indexer 33 (December 2015): 126-30.


Tise, Ellen R. and Reggie Raju. “African Librarianship: A Relic, a Fallacy, or an Imperative?” Library Trends 64 (Summer 2015): 3-18.


Titangos, Hui-Lan H.  “Xujiahui Library: A Cultural Crossroads between East and West,” Chinese Librarianship Issue 41 (June 2016): 1-19.







Breay, Claire and Bernard Meehan, eds.  The St. Cuthbert Gospel: Studies on the Insular Manuscript of the Gospel of John (London: British Library, 2015) 224 pp. $65.00 ISBN 978-0-7123-5765-4.


Burke, Peter.  What is the History of Knowledge? (Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2016) 156 pp. $20.00 ISBN 978-0-7456-6984-7.


Calasso, Roberto.  The Art of the Publisher (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015) 148 pp. $23.00 ISBN 978-0-374-18823-8.


Furedi, Frank.  Power of Reading: From Socrates to Twitter (New York: Bloomsbury Continuum, 2015) 262 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-1-472-91477-4.


Hench, John B.  “The Publishers Who Lunch: The Social Networking of American Publishers,” Book History v. 18 (2015): 283-301.


Jones, Allan.  “Brains, Tortoises, and Octopuses: Postwar Interpretations of Mechanical Intelligence on the BBC,” Information & Culture v. 51, no. 1 (2016): 81-101.


Kamph, Jamie.  Tricks of the Trade: Confessions of a Bookbinder (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2015) 144 pp. $25.00 ISBN 978-1-58456-334-1.


Kidwell, Peggy Aldrich.  “Playing Checkers with Machines—from Ajeeb to Chinook,” Information & Culture v. 50, no. 4 (2015): 578-87.


Light, Jennifer S.  “Computing and the Big Picture: A Keynote Conversation,” Information & Culture v. 51, no. 1 (2016): 125-32.


Luck, Sarah Elizabeth, et al. The Book: Production and Participation,” Library Review v. 65, nos. 1/2 (2016): 2-19.


McCutcheon, R. W.  “Silent Reading in Antiquity and the Future History of the Book,” Book History v. 18 (2015): 1-32.


Moore, Nicole, ed.  Censorship and the Limits of the Literary: A Global View (New York: Bloomsbury, 2015) 260 pp. $110.00 ISBN 978-1-6289-2009-3.


Mugglestone, Lynda.  Samuel Johnson & the Journey into Words (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015) 289 pp. $65.00 ISBN 978-0-19-967990-4.


Murphy, Kevin D. and Sally O-Driscoll, eds.  Studies in Ephemera: Text and Image in Eighteenth-Century Print (Lanham, MD: Bucknell University Press, 2015) 318 pp. $45.00 ISBN 978-1-61148-661-2.


Nwagwu, Williams E. and Bosire Onyancha. “Back to the Beginning—The Journal is Dead, Long Live Science,” Journal of Academic Librarianship 41 (September 2015): 669-79.


Perry, Timothy P. J.  “Early Depictions of the Printing Press: A Model Source,” Printing History Issue 18 (July 2015): 27-53.


Pettegree, Andrew.  Brand Luther: 1517, Printing, and the Making of the Reformation (New York: Penguin Press, 2015) 383 pp. $   ISBN 978-1-59420-496-8.

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


Scouvig, Laura and Jack Andersen.  “Understanding Information History from a Genre-Theoretical Perspective,” Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology 66 (October 2015): 2061-70.


Stetler, Pepper.  Stop Reading! Look!: Modern Vision and the Weimar Photographic Book (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2015) 252 pp. $60.00 ISBN 978-0-472-11966-0.


Stevens, Hallam.  “The Politics of Sequence: Data Sharing and the Open Source Software Movement,”   Information & Culture v. 50, no. 4 (2015): 465-503.


Supper, Alexandra.  “Sound Information: Sonification in the Age of Complex Data and Digital Audio,” Information & Culture v. 50, no. 4 (2015): 441-64.


Svenson, Nanette.  The United Nations as a Knowledge System (New York: Routledge, 2016) 252 pp.  $$145.00 ISBN 978-0-415-73517-9.


Towheed, Shafquat and Edmund G. C. King, eds.  Reading and the First World War: Readers, Texts, Archives (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) 266 pp. $90.00 ISBN 978-1-137-30270-0.





Bales, Stephen.  The Dialectic of Academic Librarianship: A Critical Approach (Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press, 2015) 194 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-1-936117-89-5.


Black, Jeremy.  Clio’s Battles: Historiography in Practice (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2015) 323 pp. $85.00 ISBN 978-0-253-01675-1.


Furedi, Frank.  “The Information Overload Myth,” American Interest 11 (Spring 2016): 11-16.


Gorichanaz, Tim.  “How the Document Got Its Authority,” Journal of Documentation v. 72, no. 2 (2016): 299-305.


Lowenthal, David.  The Past is a Foreign Country—Revisited (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015) 660 pp. $76.00 ISBN 978-0-521-85142-8.


Pagowsky, Nicole and Miriam E. Rigby.  The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work (Chicago, IL: ACRL, 2014) 294 pp. $60.00 ISBN 978-0-8389-87-049.




Weber, Marc.  “Self-Fulfilling History: How Narrative Shapes

Preservation of the Online World,” Information & Culture v. 51, no. 1 (2016): 54-80.


Willison, Ian.  “On the History of the Archival Library and Scholarship in the West since the Alexandrian Library: An Overview,” Alexandria v. 25 (2014): 87-110.


Yale, Elizabeth.  “The History of Archives: The State of the Discipline,” Book History v. 18 (2015): 332-59.