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

By Ed Goedeken
Fall 2004

A.United States
B.Non-US Western Hemisphere
D.Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Other
E.History of Books, Reading, and Book Culture
F.General, Historiography, Philosophy, and Library and Information Science Education


Aitchison, Jean and Stella Dextre Clarke.  "The Thesaurus: A Historical Viewpoint, with a Look to the Future," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v. 37, nos. 3/4 (2004): 5-21.

Appel, Elinor.  "Seattle's Municipal Reference Library (1913-1992)" Alki 19 (December 2003): 13-16.

Augst, Thomas.  "Making Society Out of Books: The New York Mercantile Library and the Enterprise of Reading," in Thomas Augst, The Clerk's Tale: Young Men and Moral Life in Nineteenth-Century America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003): 158-206. [Subsections are: Circulating Libraries and the Business of Books; Reading and Breeding for the Profession; and The Liberty of Intellect and the Taste for Fiction]

Bender, Nathan.  "How the West was Written," Journal of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (Winter 2001): 5-16.

Bjorner, Susanne and Stephanie C. Ardito.  "Online Before the Internet: Early Pioneers Tell Their Stories, Part 5: On the Road to LexisNexis," Searcher 12 (January 2004): 40-49.

Bjorner, Susanne and Stephanie C. Ardito.  "Online Before the Internet: Early Pioneers Tell Their Stories, Part 6: Mead Data Central and the Genesis of Nexis," Searcher 12 (April 2004): 30-39.

Blankenship, Lisa and Adonna Flemming.  "A History of Library Assessment at the University of Northern Colorado: Fifteen Years of Data Analysis and Program Changes," Advances in Library Administration and Organization v. 21 (2004): 267-82.

Bryant, Jimmy and David Bowie.  "When Torreyson Library was State Normal School Library," Arkansas Libraries 59 (February 2002): 25-27.

Dalton, Margaret Stieg and Laurie Charnigo.  "Historians and Their Information Sources," College & Research Libraries 65 (September 2004): 400-425.  [This updates Stieg's 1981 article]

Dilevko, Juris and Lisa Gottlieb.  "The Portrayal of Librarians in Obituaries at the End of the Twentieth Century," Library Quarterly 74 (April 2004): 152-80.

Fields, Anne M. and Tschera Harkness Connell.  "Classification and the Definition of a Discipline: The Dewey Decimal Classification and Home Economics," Libraries & Culture 39 (Summer 2004): 245-59.

Garrison, Dee.  Apostles of Culture: The Public Librarian and American Society, 1876-1920 2nd ed. (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003) 319 pp. $25.00 ISBN 0-229-18114-6. [New edition contains historiographical essay by Christine Pawley]

Goedeken, Edward A.  "The Literature of American Library History, 2001-2002," Libraries & Culture 39 (Spring 2004): 175-211.

Guard, J. Roger, Ralph E. Brueggemann, and William K. Fant.  "Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems: A Twenty-Year History at the University of Cincinnati," Journal of the Medical Library Association 92 (April 2004): 171-78.

Hall, Danelle.  "Mansell Revisited," American Libraries 35 (April 2004): 78-80.

Holzenberg, Eric, ed.  Lasting Impressions: The Grolier Club Library (New York: Winterhouse Editions, 2004) 205 pp. $50.00 ISBN 0-91067-252-0.

Houdek, Frank G., comp.  "Vignettes of Julius J. Marke," Law Library Journal 96 (Winter 2004): 17-39.

Jeffrey, Jonathan.  "Looking Back: The Genesis of the Bowling Green Public Library," Kentucky Libraries 68 (Spring 2004): 33-40.

Johanningsmeier, Charles.  "Welcome Guests or Representatives of the Mal-Odorous Class? Periodicals and Their Readers in American Public Libraries, 1876-1914," Libraries & Culture 39 (Summer 2004): 260-92.

Lipscomb, Carolyn E.  "Race and Librarianship: Part 1," Journal of the Medical Library Association 92 (July 2004): 299-301.

Lowry, Charles.  "When's This Paradigm Shift Ending?" portal: Libraries and the Academy 2 (July 2002): vii-xiii.
Marshall, John Douglas.  Place of Learning, Place of Dreams: A History of the Seattle Public Library (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004) 192 pp. $35.00 ISBN 0-2959-834-77.

Nelson, Frank M.  "Public Library Development and the Library Laws of Idaho: Historical Investigations," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Idaho), 2004, 240 pp.

Pollak, Oliver B. "Ladies of little learning, the early years of Omaha's Mu Sigma, 1891-1917," Nebraska Library Association Quarterly 32 (Summer 2001) p. 31-8.

Pollak, Oliver B.  "The Library Spirit in Seward, Nebraska, 1888-1914," Nebraska Library Association Quarterly 35 (Spring 2004): 15-20.

Preer, Jean L.  "This Year-Richmond!: The 1936 Meeting of the American Library Association," Libraries & Culture 39 (Spring 2004): 137-60.

Seavey, Charles A.  "The American Public Library during the Great Depression," Library Review v. 52, no. 8 (2003): 373-78.

Swinney, Victoria Kathleen.  "The Development of Standards for College Libraries," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas Women's University), 2004, 367 pp. [Advisor: Keith Swigger]

Uhl, Jean O'Neill.  "The American Juvenile Collection: A Historical Study," Collection Building v. 23, no. 3 (2004): 118-21. [collection is housed at Long Island University]

Wheeler, Maurice and Debbie Johnson-Houston.  "A Brief History of Library Service to African Americans," American Libraries 35 (February 2004): 42-45.

Williams, Wiley J., comp.  "History of North Carolina Libraries and Librarianship: A Bibliography, Part 1," North Carolina Libraries 62 (Spring 2004): 50-58. [Also available at:]

Williams, Wiley J., comp. "History of North Carolina Libraries and Librarianship: A Bibliography, Part 2," North Carolina Libraries 62 (Summer 2004): 91-100. [Also available at:]


McMorrow, Kathleen.  "The Origins of the Music Collections in the University of Toronto Library: A Tale of Two Scores," Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 59 (September 2002): 9-19.

Suaiden, Emir Jose.  "The Social Impact of Public Libraries," Library Review v. 52, no. 8 (2003): 379-87. [focuses on libraries in Brazil]

Stuart-Stubbs, Basil.  "1927-30: The Muddle Years: History of Efforts to Organize the Canadian Library Association," Feliciter v. 46, no. 3 (2000): 148-49.

Stuart-Stubbs, Basil.  "1930: The Commissioners' Trail: CLA Commission of Enquiry Tour of Canadian Libraries," Feliciter v. 47, no. 3 (2001): 140-41.

Stuart-Stubbs, Basil.  "1933: The Commission Speaks: CLA Commission of Enquiry Tour of Canadian Libraries," Feliciter v. 48, no. 3 (2002): 126-28.

Stuart-Stubbs, Basil.  "1934: CLA Redux . . . Almost," Feliciter v. 49, no. 3 (2003): 161-64.

Stuart-Stubbs, Basil.  "1934-46: The Long Last Lap," Feliciter v. 50, no. 3 (2004): 112-115.


Anghelescu, Hermina G.B.  "The National Library of the Republic of Moldova: Old Legacies and New Identities," Alexandria v. 16, no. 1 (2004): 3-16.

Baggs, Chris.  "The Whole Tragedy of Leisure in Penury: The South Wales Miners' Institute Libraries during the Great Depression," Libraries & Culture 39 (Spring 2004): 115-36.

Clausen, Helge.  "Miss d'Auchamp, The Catholic Library Association and Niels Steensen' s Library in Copenhagen," Catholic Library World 74 (December 2003): 102-108.

Comerre, Marie-Cecile.  "From the Glue-Pot to the Internet," Art Libraries Journal v. 29, no. 2 (2004): 23-27. [History of Drouot-Documentation art library in Paris]

Dale, S.M.  "Adult Learners, Educational Change and Public Libraries in the Netherlands, 1969-1991," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Open University, United Kingdom), 2003.

Kohn, Roger S.  "A Treasured Legacy: Hebrew Manuscripts at the Bodleiana," Library History 20 (July 2004): 95-116.

Lagarde, Francoise.  "La Bibliotheque d'Ecole: De L'Armoire Bibliotheque a la BCD," Bulletin des Bibliotheques de France v. 49, no. 1 (2004): 22-25.

Machova, Anna.  "Les Transformations du Reseau des Bibliotheques en Republlic Tcheque," Bulletin des Bibliotheques de France v. 49, no. 4 (2004): 69-77.

Paterson, Mike.  "Lord Madertie's Vision of Hope," History Scotland 3 (May 2003-June 2003): 28-33.

Samulowitz, Hansioachim, and Marlies Ockenfeld.  "Bibliothek und Dokumentation: Eine Unendliche Geschichte," Information 54 (December 2003): 453-54, 456-62.

Short, J.P.  "Everyman's Colonial Library: Imperialism and Working-Class Readers in Leipzig, 1890-1914," German History 21 (November 2003): 445-75.

Skelton-Foord, Christopher.  "Walter Scott and the Engendering of the Popular Novel: Circulating-Library Holdings of British Fiction, 1805-1819", in Werner Huber, ed., The Corvey Library and Anglo-German Cultural Exchanges, 1770-1837 (Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 2004), pp. 101-116.

Stonehouse, Roger and Gerhard Stromberg, eds.  The Architecture of the British Library at St. Pancras (New York: Spon Press, 2003) 262 pp. $90.00 ISBN 0-419-25120-0.

Webster, Jon.  "Don't Have a Library Rate Thrust upon You: The Libraries Acts Debate in Whitby, 1878," Library History 20 (July 2004): 117-35.


Aho, Jon Arvid.  "Using References in the Work of Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. 260-339) to Understand the Collection of the Library of Caesarea," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Texas at Austin), 2002, 391 pp.

du Toit, Jaqueline Susann.  "The Organization and Use of Documentary Deposits in the Near East from Ancient to Medieval Times: Libraries, Archives, Book Collections and Genizas," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, McGill University, Canada) 2002, 218 pp.

Ewald, Laura A.  "Library Culture in Ancient Rome, 100 B.C. - A.D. 400," Kentucky Libraries 68 (Winter 2004): 9-11.
Gamage, Premila.  "Political Conflicts and Sri Lankan Libraries," Library & Archival Security v. 18, no. 1 (2003): 43-51.

Jilovsky, Cathie.  "Systems Librarianship in Australia: A Historical Perspective," Library Hi Tech Journal v. 21, no. 3 (2003): 297-308.

Johnson, William A.  Bookrolls and Scribes in Oxyrhynchus (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004) 371 pp. $85.00 ISBN 0-802-03734-8.

Liao, Jing.  "The Genesis of the Modern Academic Library in China: Western Influences and the Chinese Response," Libraries & Culture 39 (Spring 2004): 161-74.

Liao, Jing.  "A Historical Perspective: The Root Cause for the Underdevelopment of User Services in Chinese Academic Libraries," Journal of Academic Librarianship 30 (March 2004): 109-15.

Majee, Arbinda.  "Some Aspects of the Imperial Library of the Mughals during the Rule of Shah-Jahan (1628-1658 A.D.)" Herald of Library Science 42 (January/April 2003): 58-66.


Armstrong, Robert D.  "The Work Should Be Done with Economy: Montana's Law and Legislative Journal Printing, 1883-89," The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 98 (June 2004): 163-90.

Blair, Ann.  "Reading Strategies for Coping with Information Overload ca. 1550-1700," Journal for the History of Ideas 64 (January 2003): 11-28.

Cohen, Albert.  "Un Cabinet de Musique: The Library of an Eighteenth Century Musician," Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 59 (September 2002): 20-37.

Klein, M.  "Egypt's Revolutionary Publishing Culture, 1952-62," Middle Eastern Studies 39 (April 2003): 149-78.

Krummel, Donald W.  "Notes: A Sixtieth Birthday Retrospective," Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association 61 (September 2004): 9-23.

Liu, Ziming.  "The Evolution of Documents and its Impacts," Journal of Documentation v. 60, no. 3 (2004): 279-88.

Mersky, Roy M.  "The Evolution and Impact of Legal Dictionaries: Bibliographical Essay," Legal Reference Services Quarterly v. 23, no. 1 (2004): 19-35.

Morrish, P.S.  "Ralph Thoresby (1658-1725) of Leeds, Books and Libraries," Library History 20 (July 2004): 83-94.

Ogilvie, Brian W.  "The Many Books of Nature: Renaissance Naturalists and Information Overload," Journal for the History of Ideas 64 (January 2003): 29-40.

Rockwood, Irving E. and Francine Graf.  "40 Years of Choice: The Journey Continues," Choice 41 (March 2004): 1182-89.

Rosenberg, Daniel.  "Early Modern Information Overload," Journal for the History of Ideas 64 (January 2003): 1-9.

Rostenberg, Leona and Madeleine Stern.  "The Changing Rare Book Trade, 1950-2000," RBM 5 (Spring 2004): 11-23.

Sheehan, Jonathan.  "From Philology to Fossils: The Biblical Encyclopedia in Early Modern Europe," Journal for the History of Ideas 64 (January 2003): 41-60.

Thompson, Neville.  Winterthur Library Revealed: Five Centuries of Design and Inspiration (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll, 2003) 100 pp. $45.00 ISBN 1-5845-6120-3.

Tsien, Tsuen-Hsuin.  Written on Bamboo and Silk: The Beginnings of Chinese Books and Inscriptions 2nd ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004) 323 pp. $75.00 ISBN 0-226-81418-1.  [Earlier edition published in 1963]

Yeo, Richard.  "A Solution to the Multitude of Books: Ephraim Chambers's Cyclopaedia (1728) as "the Best Book in the Universe," Journal for the History of Ideas 64 (January 2003): 61-72.


Abdoulaye, Kaba.  "State of Library and Information Science Education in Malaysia," Journal of Education for Library & Information Science 45 (Winter 2004): 1-14.

Aitchison, Jean, and Stella Dextre Clarke.  "The Thesaurus: A Historical Viewpoint, with a Look to the Future," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v. 37, nos. 3/4 (2004): 5-21.

Baggs, Chris.  "The Public Library in Fiction: George Gissing's Spellbound," Library History 20 (July 2004): 137-46.

Byrne, Alex.  "The End of History: Censorship and Libraries," Australian Library Journal 53 (May 2004): 133-51.

Cloonan, Michele V.  "The Continuing Development of Special Collections Librarianship," Library Trends 52 (Summer 2003): 9-13.

Hérubel, Jean-Pierre V.M.  "Historiography's Horizon and Imperative: The Legacy of Febvrian Annales and Library History as Cultural History," Libraries & Culture 39 (Summer 2004): 293-312.

Jaeger, Paul T., et al.  "The USA PATRIOT Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and Information Policy Research in Libraries: Issues, Impacts, and Questions for Libraries and Researchers," Library Quarterly 74 (April 2004): 99-121.

Kruk, Miroslav.  "Truth and Libraries," Australian Library Journal 52 (August 2003): 229-38.  [Argues that postmodernist model of librarianship is unwise for librarianship]

McCrank, Lawrence J.  "Historical Information Science: History in Information Science; Information Science in History," in Carlos Barros and Lawrence J. McCrank, eds. History Under Debate: International Reflection on the Discipline (Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, Inc., 2004), pp. 177-98.

Raven, James, ed.  Lost Libraries: The Destruction of Great Book Collections since Antiquity (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) 256 pp. $65.00 ISBN 1-4039-2119-9.

Ryan, Marianne P.  "Raising the Stakes: Support for the Establishment of a National Library of Education," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Univeristy of Iowa), 2003, 386 pp.

Smith, Mark M., ed.  Hearing History (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2004) 413 pp. $60.00 ISBN 0-8203-2582-1.

Suhr, Claus.  "A Change of Paradigms: Looking Back to the Pioneer Years of Patent Information Management (1960-1990)" World Patent Information 26 (March 2004): 41-43.

Tucker, Aviezer.  Our Knowledge of the Past: A Philosophy of Historiography (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004) 291 pp. $70.00 ISBN 0-521-83415-5.

Volodin, Boris F.  Vsemirnaia Istoriia Bibliotek (St. Petersburg, Russia: Izd-vo Professiia, 2002) 351 pp. ISBN 5-93913-020-8. [World History of Libraries]

Weise, Frieda.  "Being There: The Library as Place," Journal of the Medical Library Association 92 (January 2004): 6-13.

White, Michael.  "Patents for Victory: Disseminating Enemy Technical Information during World War II," Science & Technology Libraries v. 22, nos. 1/2 (2001): 5-22.

Zerubavel, Eviatar.  Time Maps: Collective Memory and the Social Shape of the Past (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003) 180 pp. $25.00 ISBN 0-226-98152-5.