Library History Round Table

Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries, Librarianship, and Book Culture
Fall 2005

By Ed Goedeken

As always, the author is grateful if ommissions or errors are brought to his attention.

Table of Contents




Barban, Leslie. “The Evolution of Children’s Literature: Getting Sidetracked-Delightfully-at the Baldwin Library,” Children & Libraries 3 (Spring 2005): 43-47.

Becker, Patti Clayton. Books and Libraries in American Society during World War II: Weapons in the War of Ideas (New York: Routledge, 2005) 294 pp. $60.00 ISBN 0-415-97179-9.

Bernier, Anthony, Mary K. Chelton, Christine A. Jenkins, and Jennifer Burek Pierce. “Two Hundred Years of Young Adult Library Services History: The Chronology,” Voice of Youth Advocates 28 (June 2005): 106-11.

Bjorner, Susanne and Stephanie C. Ardito. “Online before the Internet: Early Pioneers Tell Their Stories, Part 9: The Federal Government’s Role,” Searcher 13 (April 2005): 36-44.

Bleyker, Karin Den. “Central Mississippi Library Council: Twenty-Nine Years of Service to Jackson Area Libraries,” Mississippi Libraries 69 (Summer 2005): 31-35.

Brazile, Orella R. and Jane Redden O’Riley. “Muriel Belton Boyd: A Legend in Librarianship among Black Librarians in Louisiana,” Louisiana Libraries 67 (Winter 2005): 3-6.

Church, John A. “William J. Burrow: A Remebrance and Appreciation,” American Archivist 68 (Spring/Summer 2005): 152-60. [Burrow (1904-1967) developed techniques for preserving books and manuscripts]

Crowley, Bill. “Rediscovering the History of Readers Advisory Service,” Public Libraries 44 (January/February 2005): 37-41.

Evans, L. Tiffany. “A History and Organizational Development Analysis of the Formation of OhioLINK: A Statewide Inter-Organizational Library Consortium, 1986-1992,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh), 2004, 169 pp. [Advisor: Arlene G. Taylor]

Fellows, Cynthia. “Law Libraries of the Last Frontier,” Legal Information Management 4 (Winter 2004): 257-64.

Funke, Claudia. “In What Style Should We Build Our Collections?” Harvard Library Bulletin 15 (Spring-Summer 2004): 99-197.

Gathegi, John N. “The Public Library as a Public Forum: The (De) Evolution of a Legal Doctrine,” Library Quarterly 75 (January 2005): 1-19.

Gray, Barry. “The Catalogue of the Original Library of Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania,” Library History 21 (July 2005): 91-102.

Houdek, Frank G. “Vignettes of Julius J. Marke,” Law Library Journal 96 (Winter 2004): 27-39.

Jeffrey, Jonathan. “Looking Back at Kentucky Libraries in the 1850s,” Kentucky Libraries 69 (Winter 2005): 20-24.

Kehoe, P.E. “Reminiscences of Viola A. Bird,” Law Library Journal 97 (Spring 2005): 209-31.

Lamont-Brown, Raymond. Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World (Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2005) 246 pp. $30.00 ISBN 0-7509-3370-74.

Lipscomb, Carolyn E. “Race and Librarianship: Part II,” Journal of the Medical Library Association 93 (July 2005): 308-310.

Madison, Olivia. “The Origins of the IFLA Study on Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records,” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly v. 39, nos. 3/4 (2005): 15-37.

Malcomb, Lou. “Documents Librarianship in Indiana: A Historical Review,” Indiana Libraries v. 24, no.1 (2005): 13-17

McKee, Linda R. “The History of John Ringling’s Library: Preserving the Heritage of a Great Cultural Institution,” Florida Libraries (2005 Special Edition): 17-29.

Neal, James G. “Leadership Dynamics in the Libraries of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” in Hugh A. Thompson, ed., Currents and Convergence: Navigating the Rivers of Change: Proceedings of the Twelfth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, April 7-10, 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2005), pp. 39-42.

Phillips, Heather. “Libraries and National Security Law: An Examination of the USA PATRIOT Act,” Progressive Librarian no. 25 (Summer 2005): 28-42.

Rayward, W. Boyd. “The Historical Development of Information Infrastructures and the Dissemination of Knowledge: A Personal Reflection,” Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 31 (April/May 2005): 19-22.

Rebsamen, Werner. “Historical Aspects of Librarian and Library Binder Relationship,” New Library Scene 24 (June 2005): 3, 6-8.

Seavey, Charles A. “Musings on the Past and Future of Government Information,” American Libraries 36 (August 2005): 42-44.

Starr, Joan. “Libraries and National Security: An Historical Review,” First Monday 12 (December 2004):

Stauffer, Suzanne M. “She Speaks as One Having Authority: Mary E. Downey’s Use of Libraries as a Means to Public Power,” Libraries & Culture 40 (Winter 2005): 38-62.

Steele, Colin. “No Easy Rider? The Scholar and the Future of the Research Library by Fremont Rider: A Review Article,” Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 37 (March 2005): 45-51.

Sternberger, Paul Spencer. “Wealth Judiciously Expended,” Journal of the History of Collections 15 (November 2003): 229-40. [Discusses library of New York industrialist Robert Leighton Stuart (1806-18820]

Sutton, Allison M. “Bridging the Gap in Early Library Education History for African Americans: The Negro Teacher-Librarian Training Program (1936-1939)” Journal of Negro Education 74 (Spring 2005): 138-50.

Tinerella, Vincent P. “An Examination of John Franklin Jameson’s Role as a Great Leader in the Establishment of the National Archives of the United States,” Illinois Libraries (Online) 85 (Spring 2005): 20-29. []

Tevis, Ray and Brenda Tevis. The Image of Librarians in Cinema, 1917-1999 (Jeffersion, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2005) 230 pp. $45.00 ISBN 0-7864-2150-9.

Tucker, John Mark. “Wilderness Journey during the Jim Crow Era: A Review Essay,” Libraries & Culture 40 (Spring 2005): 149-55.

Walker, Billie E. “Daniel Alexander Payne Murray (1852-1925), Forgotten Librarian, Bibliographer, and Historian,” Libraries & Culture 40 (Winter 2005): 25-37.


Lajeunesse, Marcel. “Le Bibliothecaire Quebecois: D’un Homme de Lettres a un Professionel de L’information,” Documentation & Bibliotheques 51 (April/June 2005) : 139-48.


Bakowska, Ewa. “The Jagiellonian Library, Cracow: its History and Recent Developments,” Library Review v. 54, no. 3 (2005): 155-65.

Bowden, Caroline. “The Library of Mildred Cooke Cecil, Lady Burghley,” The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society 7th ser. 6 (March 2005): 3-29.

Carden, Sheila. "The Origins of the Oireachtas Library," Dublin Historical Record 47 (Spring 2004): 102-108.

Choldin, Marianna Tax. “Libraries in Continental Europe: The 40s and the 90s,” Journal of Documentation v. 61, no. 3 (2005): 356-61.

Coleman, Sterling Joseph, Jr., “The British Council and UNESCO in Ethiopia: A Comparison of Linear and Cyclical Patterns of Librarianship Development,” Library History 21 (July 2005): 121-30.

Comins, Dorothy J. “The Joint Committee on Books for Devastated Libraries,” Journal of Documentation v. 61, no. 3 (2005): 331-33.

Danilewicz, Maria. “The Post-War Problems of Continental Libraries,” Journal of Documentation v. 61, no. 3 (2005): 334-40.

Elhard, K.C. “Reopening the Book on Arcimboldo’s Librarian,” Libraries & Culture 40 (Spring 2005): 115-27.

Habermann, Alexandrea and Peter Kittel. Lexikon Deutscher Wissenschaftlicher Bibliothekare: Die Wissenschaftlichen Bibliothekare der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1981-2002) und der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik (1948-1990) Frankfurt am Main, Vittorio Klostermann, 2004) 232pp. $80.00 ISBN 3-465-03343-4

Hérubel, Jean-Pierre V. M. “Phoenix Ascendant: French Higher Education and its Significance for Research and Learning for Library, Book, Print, and Media Culture History,” Libraries & Culture 40 (Spring 2005): 156-75.

Houston, George W. "How Did You Get Hold of a Book in a Roman Library? : Three Second-century Scenarios," Classical Bulletin v. 80, no 1 (2004): 5-13.

Ilett, R.C. “Outstanding Issues: Gender, Feminisms and Librarianship,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Glasgow), 2003.

Intrator, M. “Avenues of Intellectual Resistance in the Ghetto Theresienstadt: Escape through the Central Library, Books, and Reading,” Libri 54 (December 2004): 237-46.

MacGowan, Ken. "An Introduction to the Central Catholic Library," Dublin Historical Record 47 (Spring 2004): 98-191.

McKitterick, David. “Libraries, Knowledge and Public Identity,” in ,” in Martin Daunton, ed. The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. 287-312.

McNicol, Sarah. “Library Co-Operation in the Inter-War Period: Lessons from History,” Library History 21 (July 2005): 83-89,

Muddiman, Dave. “A New History of ASLIB, 1924-1950,” Journal of Documentation v. 61, no. 3 (2005): 402-28.

Rothfeld, Anne. “Returning Looted European Library Collections: An Historical Analysis of the Offenbach Archival Depot, 1945-1948,” RBM 6 (Spring 2005): 14-24.

Sato, T. “The Origin and Early Development of the Manchester Public Library, 1852-1914,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Manchester), 2004.

Schochow, Werner. Die Berliner Staatsbibliothek und Ihr Umfeld (Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, 2005) 384 pp. $75.00 ISBN 3-465-03442-2.

Sherriff, C. “The Edwardian Public Library,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of New Castle upon Tyne), 2004.

Sikosek, Marcus. “Books and their Association: The History of the Hector Hodler Library,” Language Problems & Language Planning v. 28, no. 1 (2004): 45-73. [Library located in Rotterdam]

Smith-Peter, Susan J. “Provincial Public Libraries and the Law in Nicholas I’s Russia,” Library History 21 (July 2005): 103-119.

Teeter, Timothy M. "Papyri, Archives, and Patronage,” Classical Bulletin v. 80, no. 1 (2004): 27-34.

Varry, Dominique. “L’Histoire de Bibliotheques en France: Etat des Lieux,” Bulletin des Bibliotheques des France v. 50, no. 2 (2005): 16-22.

Walker, Gregory, Mary Clapinson, and Lesley Forbes, eds. The Bodleian Library: A Subject Guide to the Collections (Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2004) 240 pp. $75.00 ISBN 1-85124-079-9.

Zgonjanin, Sanja. “The Prosecution of War Crimes for the Destruction of Libraries and Archives during Times of Armed Conflict,” Libraries & Culture 40 (Spring 2005): 128-44.


Dick, Archie L. “To Make the People of South Africa Proud of Their Membership of the Great British Empire: Home Reading Unions in South Africa, 1900-1914,” Libraries & Culture 40 (Winter 2005): 1-24.

Erünsal, I. E. “Ottoman Foundation Libraries in the Age of Reform: The Final Period,” Libri 54 (December 2004): 247-55.    


Alsdurf, Phyllis Elaine. “Christianity Today Magazine and Late Twentieth-Century Evangelism,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota), 2004, 114 pp.

Armstrong, Robert D. “Impentrable Obscurity: The Comptroller, the Secretary, and Territorial Printing,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (September 2005): 411-25.

Baker, Cathleen Ann. “The Press that Cotton Built: Printing in Mobile, Alabama, 1850-1865,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Alabama), 2004, 588 pp.

Blom, Philipp. Enlightening the World: Encyclopedie, the Book That Changed the Course of History (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) 372 pp. $30.00 ISBN 1-4039-6895-0.

Davis, Erin K. “Printing at the Fair: The Printing Exhibits at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase International Exposition,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (September 2005): 427-43.

Deazley, Ronan. On the Origin of the Right to Copy: Charting the Movement of Copyright Law in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1695-1775) (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2005) 261 pp. $65.00 ISBN 1-84113-375-2.

Dickinson, Donald C. John Carter: The Taste & Technique of a Bookman (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2004) 416 pp. $50.00 ISBN 1-58456-137-8.

Finkelstein, David and Alistair McCleery. An Introduction to Book History (London: Routledge, 2005) 224 pp. $27.00 (pbk) ISBN 0-415-3144-37.

Gillespie, Raymond. Reading Ireland: Print, Reading and Social Change in Early Modern Ireland (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2005) 222 pp. $80.00 ISBN 0-7190-5527-X.

Leonov, Valerii Pavlovich. Libraries in Russia: History of the Library of the Academy of Sciences from Peter the Great to Present translated by Nikolai Yashugin, Michail Prokofiev, and Marcus Sherwood-Jenkins (Munich: Saur, 2005) 244 pp. ISBN 3-59811-593-8.

Mugglestone, Lynda. Lost for Words: The Hidden History of the Oxford English Dictionary (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005) 272 pp. $30.00 ISBN 0-300-10699-8.

Park, Roberta J. “Of the Greatest Possible Worth: The Research Quarterly in Historical Contexts,” Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport v. 76, no. 2 suppl. (June 2005): S5-S26. [Essay part of 75th anniversary issue]

Patterson, Cynthia Lee. “A Taste for Refined Culture: Imag(in)ing the Middle Class in the Philly Pictorials of the 1840s and 50s,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, George Mason University), 2005, 284 pp.

Raven, James. “The Promotion and Constraints of Knowledge: The Changing Structure of Publishing in Victorian Britain,” in Martin Daunton, ed. The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. 263-86.

Rectenwald, Michael D. “The Publics of Science: Periodicals and the Making of British Science, 1820-1860,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Carnegie Mellon University), 2004, 413 pp.

Rigogne, Thierry. “Print in the Provinces: The Booksellers and Printers of Provincial France in the 1764 Survey of the Book Trade,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Princeton University), 2005, 249 pp.

Rowan, Steven. “The German Press in St. Louis and Missouri in the Nineteenth Century: The Establishment of a Tradition,” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (September 2005): 459-67.

Sarefield, Daniel Christopher. “Burning Knowledge: Studies of Bookburning in Ancient Rome,” (Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State University), 2004, 275 pp.

Sider, David. Library of the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005) 123 pp. $40.00 ISBN 0-89236-799-7.

Thomas, Keith. Changing Conceptions of National Biography: The Oxford DNB and Historical Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005) 56 pp. ISBN 0-521-6711-8-3 $11.00.

Zboray, Ronald J. Literary Dollars and Social Sense: A People’s History of the Mass Market Book (New York: Routledge, 2005) 325 pp. $65.00 ISBN 0-415-94984-X.


Cox, Richard J. “Lester J. Cappon and the Relationship of History, Archives, and Scholarship in the Golden Age of Archival Theory,” American Archivist 68 (Spring/Summer 2005): 74-112.

Hayati, Zouhayr, and Rahmatollah Fattahi. “Education for Librarianship in Iran before the 1979 Islamic Revolution: A Historical Review of American Roles and Influences,” Library Review v. 54, no. 5 (2005): 316-27

Hérubel, Jean-Pierre V. M. “Contextual Culture of the Master’s Degree and the Decline of the M.L.S. Thesis: An Exploratory Review Essay,” Libraries & Culture 40 (Winter 2005): 63-84.

Hurley, Cecilia. “The Art of Compilation: The Birth of Systematic Bibliography in Art History,” Art Libraries Journal v. 30, no. 2 (2005): 17-21.

Jones, Bonna. “Revitalizing Theory in Library and Information Science: The Contribution of Process Philosophy,” Library Quarterly 75 (April 2005): 101-121.

Raber, Douglas. The Problem of Information (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003) 269 pp. $40.00 ISBN 0-8108-4567-9.

Raju, J. “LIS Education and Training in South Africa: A Historical Review,” South African Journal of Library and Information Science v. 71, no. 1 (2005): 74-78.

Sharma, R. N. “Development of Library and Information Science Education in South Asia with Emphasis on India: Strengths, Problems and Suggestions,” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 46 (Winter 2005): 77-91.

Sharples, Riva J. “The Business of Consumer Literacy: How the Modern Book Industry Shapes What We Read,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Indiana University of Pennsylvania), 2004, 158 pp.

Southgate, Beverley C. What is History For? (London: Routledge, 2005) 214 pp. $87.50 ISBN 0-415-35098-0.

Stoddart, R.A. and A. R. Lee. “Paradoxical Views of Librarian in the Rhetoric of Library Science Literature: A Fantasy Theme Analysis,” Georgia Library Quarterly 41 (Winter 2005): 5-10.