Library History Round Table

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

Spring 1998

Compiled by Ed Goedeken, Iowa State University.
As always, the author is grateful for omissions being brought to his attention.

A. United States
B. Non-U.S. Western Hemisphere
C. Europe
D. Asia, Africa, Middle East, Other
E. General, Historiography, Philosophy, and LIS Education


Billington, James H. "American Public Libraries in the Information Age: Constant Purpose in
Changing Times," Libraries & Culture 33 (Winter 1998): 11-16.

Casey, R.F. "The Special Libraries Association (SLA): Putting Knowledge to Work," Inspel no. 3
(1997): 119-23.

Cole, John Y. "Books, Reading, and the Library of Congress in a Changing America," Libraries &
Culture 33 (Winter 1998): 34-39.

Cole, John Y., ed. Library of Congress: The Art and Architecture of the Thomas Jefferson Building
(New York: W.W. Norton, 1997) 320 pp. $60.00 ISBN 0-393-04563-3.

David, Donald G., Jr. "Wars in American Libraries: Ideological Battles in the Selection of Materials,"
Libraries & Culture 33 (Winter 1998): 40-46.

Foster, Constance L. "The Impact of the Faxon Company on the Serials Community, 1881-1996,"
Advances in Serials Management v. 6 (1997): 187-236.

Gorman, Robert M. "Blazing the Way: The WPA Library Service Demonstration Project in South Carolina,"
Libraries & Culture 32 (Fall 1997): 427-55.

Hepfer, Cindy. "A Tribute to Marcia Tuttle on Her Retirement," Serials Review 23 (Summer 1997): 1-30.

Howarth, Lynne C. "Key Lessons of History: Revisiting the Foundations of AACR," in Brian E.C. Schottlaender,
The Future of the Descriptive Cataloging Rules (Chicago: American Library Association, 1998), pp. 6-18.

Kurutz, G.F. "A Library of Libraries: The Formation of the Adolph Sutro Collection and the Library of
Woodward's Gardens," California State Library Foundation Bulletin no. 57 (October 1996): 9-14.

Maack, Mary Niles. "Gender, Culture, and the Transformation of American Librarianship, 1890-1920,"
Libraries & Culture 33 (Winter 1998): 51-61.

Mathews, Virginia H. "Kids Couldn't Wait Then Either, but Sometimes They Had To," American Libraries
28 (June/July 1997): 76-80.

McReynolds, Rosalee. "Trouble in Big Sky's Ivory Tower: The Montana Tenure Dispute of 1937-1939,"
Libraries & Culture 32 (Spring 1997): 163-90.

Ostrowski, Carl Michael. "The Library of Congress and the Transformation of Literary Culture in America,
1782-1861," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of South Carolina), 1997, 258 pp.

Pierce, William. "The Support Staff Created by the WPA," Library Mosaics 8 (Jan./Feb. 1997): 14-15.

Preer, Jean. "The Wonderful World of Books: Librarians, Publishers, and Rural Readers,"
Libraries & Culture 32 (Fall 1997): 403-26.

Raber, Douglas. Librarianship and Legitimacy: The Ideology of the Public Library Inquiry
(Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997) 162 pp. $50.00 ISBN 0-313-30234-0.

Seaver, Barry William. "The Career of Rebecca Browning Rankin, the Municipal Reference Librarian
of the City of New York, 1920-1952," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill), 1997, 429 pp. [Dissertation Advisor: Edward G. Holley]

Smith, Rita J. "Just who are these women? Louise Seaman Bechtel and Ruth Marie Baldwin, Journal of
Youth Services in Libraries 11 (Winter 1998):161-70.

Strauch, Katrina and J. Webster. "The Charleston Phenomenon," Logos v. 8, no. 3 (1997): 165-69.

Thomas, Alan R. "Bibliographical Classification: The Ideas and Achievements of Henry E. Bliss," Cataloging
& Classification Quarterly v. 25, no. 1 (1997): 51-102.

Truelson, Judith A. "Historical Foundations," in Carolyn A. Sheehy, ed. Managing Business Collections
in Libraries (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996), pp. 1-15.

Wiegand, Wayne A. "Main Street Public Library: The Availability of Controversial Materials in the Rural
Heartland, 1890-1956," Libraries & Culture 33 (Winter 1998): 127-33.

Williams, Robert V. "The Documentation and Special Librarians in the United States, 1910-1960,"
Journal of the American Society for Information Science 48 (September 1997): 775-81.

Williams, Sara R. and Diane Lunde. "Preservation and Collection Development in Academic Libraries
of the United States: Joint History and Future Prospects: a Review Article," Advances in Librarianship v. 21 (1997):

Zhou, Yuan and Calvin Elliker. "From the People of the United States of America: The Books for China
Programs during World War II," Libraries & Culture 32 (Spring 1997): 191-226.



Baboyant, Marie. "La Bibliothèque de la Ville de Montréal, la Collection Gagnon et son Fondateur,
Philéas Gagnon," Les Cahiers d'Histoire du Québec au XXe Siècle no. 6 (1996): 67-82.

Calimano, Ivan E. "The Development of a Retrospective National Bibliography: A Case Study of El Salvador," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas Women's University), 1997, 122 pp.

Correa Vélez et. al. "La Biblioteca de al Universidad de Antioquia: Más de un Siglo de Historia," Revista Interamericana de Bibliotecologia 16 (July/December 1993): 65-84.

Fernández de Zamora, Rosa María. "Mexican Library History: A Survey of the Literature of the Last
Fifteen Years," Libraries & Culture 32 (Spring 1997): 227-44.

   C. Europe

Babicheva, Iulia V. "Literary Dissent as a Phenomenon of Twentieth-Century Russian Culture,"
Libraries & Culture 33 (Winter 1998): 4-10.

Bienkowska, B. "History of Libraries: Report on the Losses of Polish Libraries in the 2nd World War,"
Polish Libraries Today no. 3 (1995): 25-33.

Blium, Arlen V. "Censorship of Public Reading in Russia, 1870-1950," Libraries & Culture 33
(Winter 1998): 17-25.

Cholden, Marianna Tax. "Russian Libraries and Readers after the Ice Age," Libraries & Culture 33
(Winter 1998): 26-33.

Crawford, J.C. "Leadhills Library and the Wider World," Library Review nos. 7-8 (1997): 539-53.
[Scotland's first subscription library, operated between 1741 and 1965]

Diesch, C. "Die Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek und das Wissenschaftliche Leben in Königsberg, 1927-1945," Bibliothek v. 18, no. 3 (1994): 364-83.

Everitt, Jean. "Cooperative Society Libraries and Newsrooms of Lancashire and Yorkshire from 1844 to 1918," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wales, Aberystwyth), 1997.

Fayet-Scribe, S . "The Cross-Fertilization of the U.S. Public Library Model and the French Documentation
Model (IIB, French Correspondent of FID) through the Professional Associations between World War I and
World War II," Journal of the American Society for Information Science 48 (September 1997): 782-93.

Fernandez-Vega, Maria del Mar. "Los Libros Catalanes de la Biblioteca de Fernando Colon (1488-1539)" (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley), 1997, 413 pp. [In Spanish]

Genieva, Ekaterina J. "On the Reading of Religious Literature in Secular Libraries," Libraries & Culture 33
(Winter 1998): 47-50.

Gessinger, U. "Alles War Moglich. 100 Jahre Ernst-Abbe-Bucherei Jena: Anfange der Bibliothekarausbildung
in Thuringen nach 1945," Buch und Bibliothek 49 (Apr/May 1997): 304-309.

Glasgow, E. "The Creation of Southport's Atkinson Library," Library Review v. 46, no. 5-6 (1997): 401-410.

Glasgow, E. "The Origins of the Liverpool Public Libraries [in the 1800s]" Library Review v. 46. no. 3-4 (1997):

Hahn, Gerhard. "Parlamentsbibliothek ohne Parlamentarismus: die Reichstagsbibliothek in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus und ihr Untergang 1945," Bibliothek v. 19, no, 1 (1995): 20-29.

Hahn, Gerhard. Die Reichstagsbibliothek zu Berlin: Ein Spiegel Deutscher Geschichte (Dusseldorf: Droste, 1997)
758 pp. 198 DM ISBN 3-7700-520-05.

Herdt, G. "Interlibrary Loan," Serials Librarian v. 30, no. 2 (1996): 91-105. [Historical overview of ILL in

Laux, W. "Special Libraries in Germany," Inspel v. 31, no. 3 (1997): 113-18. [Historical dimensions discussed]

Malent'eva, Iulia P. "Youth Services in Russian Libraries in an Era of Social Change," Libraries & Culture 33
(Winter 1998): 69-75.

Matveeva, Irina G. "Immigration and the Book: Foreigners as the Founders of the First Libraries in Russia,"
Libraries & Culture 33 (Winter 1998): 62-68.

Mayerhöfer, J. "Leibniz und Wien: Ideen und Schicksale eines Grossen Bibliothekars und Gesamteuropäischen Kulturpolitikers der Vergeblich nach Wien Strebte," Biblos v. 42, no. 1 (1993): 1-25.

Miehe, Dorothea. "Kurze Geschichte einter Rettungsaktion: Die Bibliothek der St. Georgs-Gemeinde in
Spitalfields, London," German Studies Library Group Newsletter 22 (July 1997): 7-10.

Nelles, Paul. "The Library as an Instrument of Discovery: Gabriel Naudé and the Uses of History,"
in Donald R. Kelley, History and the Disciplines: The Reclassification of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe
(Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 1997), pp. 41-57.

Richards, Pamela Spence. "Library Services and the African-American Intelligensia before 1960,"
Libraries & Culture 33 (Winter 1998): 91-97.

Rose, Jonathan. "A Conservative Canon: Cultural Lag in British Working-Class Reading Habits,"
Libraries & Culture 33 (Winter 1998): 98-104.

Schochow, W. "Hugo Andres Krüss und die Preussische Staatsbibliothek: Seine Berufung zum
Generaldirektor 1925 und die Folgen," Bibliothek v. 19, no. 1 (1995): 7-19.

Schmidt, K. "Karl Morgenstern und Seine Privatbibliothek," Bibliothek v. 18, no. 3 (1994): 384-87.

Skelton-Foord, Christopher. "Circulating Fiction 1780-1830: The Novel in British Circulating Libraries
of the Romantic Era: With a Check-List of 200 Mainstream Novels of the Period," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom), 1997, 378 pp. [Thesis supervisor: Peter Garside]

Skelton-Foord, Christopher. "Circulating Libraries in Britain between 1790 and 1830," in Schowerling,
Rainer, Helmut Steinecke, and Gunter Tiggesbaumker, eds. Literatur und Erfahrungswandel 1789-1830:
Beitrage des 2. Internationalen Corvey-Symposions 8.-12. Juni 1993 in Paderborn (Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 1996),
pp. 31-45.

Skelton-Foord, Christopher. "Fiction Holdings and Indexing Practice in the Circulating Libraries of Late
18th- and Early 19th-Century Britain: Some Patterns and Explanations," Corvey Journal: Mitteilungen aus dem
Projekt Furstlichen Bibliothek Corvey v. 8, nos. 3-4 (1997): 4-14.

Skelton-Foord, Christopher. "Novels, Novelty, and Circulating Libraries in the Romantic Era," Corvey Journal: Mitteilungen aus dem Projekt Furstlichen Bibliothek Corvey v. 5, no. 4 (1993): 19-24.

Wolosz, J. "General Aspects of Librarianship: New Developments in Polish Libraries during the Transition Period," Polish Libraries Today no. 3 (1995): 9-17.


Evans, T. "China, the Inscrutable Phoenix: Libraries from Pre-Ming to Post-Mao," ASLIB Proceedings 37
(Ocober 1985): 381-94. [Note this was published in 1985]

Hayati, Zouhayr. "An Examination of Aspects of the History of Librarianship and Library Education in Iran," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of New South Wales, Australia), 1996.

Jianzhong, W. "The Destruction of Books and Libraries in Shanghai during World War II," Journal of
Information, Communication, and Library Science 2 (Summer 1996): 9-14.

King, Gail. "The Xujiahui (Zikawei) Library of Shanghai," Libraries & Culture 32 (Fall 1997): 456-69.

Loeak, C.J. "Library Development in the Marshall Islands," in PIALA '94: Pacific Information Liberation:
The Wave of the Future (Guam, 4-9 November 1994) Proceedings of the 6th Pacific Islands Assocation of
Libraries and Archives Conference, edited by Arlene Cohen (PIALA, 1997), pp. 9-12.

Simon, J. "Women's Status within Libraries 1950s to 1980s," Australian Library Journal 46 (August 1997):


Alexander, Loveday. "Ancient Book Production and the Circulation of the Gospels," in Richard Bauckham, ed.,
The Gospels for All Christians (Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1998), pp. 71-105.

Armstrong, Robert D. "Good Square Men in Their Dealings: Wyoming Territory's Imported Public Printers,"
The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 91 (September 1997): 409-22.

Arnold, Werner, ed. Bibliotheken und Bücher im Zeitalter der Renaissance (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag,
1997) 208 pp. DM 98 ISBN 3-447-03977-9.

Baker, William and Kenneth Womack, eds. Nineteenth-Century British Book-Collectors and Bibliographers
(Detroit: Gale Research, 1997). [This is volume 184 of the Dictionary of Literary Biography]

Bennet, Megan Margaret. "The Elite Book in America: Fine Book Publishing, 1920-1932," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley), 1997, 447 pp.

Berger, Sidney E. Printing & the Mind of Merker: A Bibliographical Study (New York: The Grolier Club, 1997). [Merker founded Stone Wall and Windhover presses]

Bouthillier, France. "Des Idéologies et une Culture: La Signification Sociale des Bibliothèques Publiques," Documentation et Bibliothèques v. 41, no. 4 (1995): 205-16.

Boye, M. "Fifty Years of Library Education in Ghana and the Challenges of Restructuring," Education for
Information 14 (March 1996): 31-45.

Budd, John M. and Douglas Raber. "The Cultural State of the Fin de Millenaire Library,"
Library Quarterly 68 (January 1998): 55-79.

Burke, Frank G. Research and the Manuscript Tradition (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1997)
310 pp. ISBN 0-8108-3348-4. [Good history of archives and their relationship to historical research]

Cooper, Gael L. "Edwin Thomas Meredith: A Commitment to Service," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation,
University of Missouri-Columbia), 1996, 194 pp.

Debons, Anthony and Esther E. Horne. "NATO Advanced Study Institutes of Information Science and Foundations of Information Science," Journal of the American Society for Information Science 48 (September 1997):
794-803. [Examines years 1960-1964]

Delaney, John, ed. The House of Scribner, 1905-1930 (Detroit: Gale Research, 1997). [This is volume 16 of
the Documentary Series of the Dictionary of Literary Biography.]

Denniston, R. "Repositioning the Press: OUP from 1978 to 1984," Logos v. 8, no. 3 (1997): 147-52.

Fattahi, Rahmatollah. "Relevance of Cataloguing Principles to the Online Environment: An Historical and
Analytical Study," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of New South Wales, Australia), 1996.

Foresman, Timothy W., ed. The History of Geographic Information Systems: Perspectives from the Pioneers (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998) 397 pp. $65.00 ISBN 0-13-862145-4.

Fraser, Angus . "John Murray's Colonial and Home Library," The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of
America 91 (September 1997): 339-408.

Galbraith, Gretchen R. Reading Lives: Reconstructing Childhood,Books, and Schools in Britain, 1870-1920
(New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997) 184 pp. $40.00 ISBN 0-312-12143-1.

Galeano Flórez, M.C. "La Biblioteca de al Escuela Interamericana de Biblotecología: 37 Años de Servicio,"
Revista Interamericana de Bibliotecologia 16 (July/December 1993): 45-64.

Gathorne-Hardy, Jonathan, ed. A Bookseller's War: Heywood and Anne Hill (Wilby: Russell, 1998) 208 pp. $23.00 ISBN 0-859552-37-3.

Grafton, Anthony. Commerce with the Classics: Ancient Books and Renaissance Readers (Ann Arbor, MI:
University of Michigan Press, 1997) 237 pp. ISBN 0-472-10626-0.

Halasz, Alexandera . Marketplace of Print: Pamphlets and the Public Sphere in Early Modern England
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997) 240 pp. $60.00 ISBN 0-521-58209-1.

Hills, Gordon H. Native Libraries: Cross-Cultural Conditions in the Circumpolar Countries (Lanham, MD:
Scarecrow Pres, Inc., 1997) 361 pp. $60.00 ISBN 0-8108-3138-4. [Interesting survey of libraries in this region]

Kilgour, Frederick G. "Origins of Coordinate Searching," Journal of the American Society for Information
Science 48 (April 1997): 340-48.

Large, J.A. "Undergraduate Library and Information Science Programs in North America," Education for
Information 15 (July 1997): 137-51.

Lehman-Budd, Cynthia Jean. "Gendering and Regulating Reading: The Problem of the Woman Reader in
England, 1760-1860," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo), 1997, 223 pp.

Lili, Zheng and Lui Suya. "History of Library Science Education," in Jill Harris, ed. Education for Librarianship
in China by Wu Guangwei and Zheng Lili (London: Mansell, 1997), pp. 1-22.

MacCambridge, Michael. The Franchise: A History of Sports Illustrated Magazine (New York: Hyperion, 1997)
356 pp. $25.00 ISBN 0-7868-6216-5.

Mackay, James. Little Boss: A Life of Andrew Carnegie (Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 1997)
320 pp. $40.00 ISBN 1-85158-832-9.

MacLeod, Deborah Anne. "The Minerva Press," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Alberta,
Canada), 1997, 503 pp. [Minerva Press was a prominent publisher of fiction between 1790 and 1820]

Morehead, J. "A Patent Saga: From Print to CD-ROM to the Internet," Reference Librarian no. 58 (1997):
107-119. [Traces history of the US patent system]

Plecnik, Joze. National and University Library, Ljubljana (Oxford: Phaidon, 1997)
60 pp. $30.00 ISBN 0-7148-2938-2.

Rabinovitch, Elena G. "Our Life in a Foreign Language," Libraries & Culture 33 (Winter 1998): 76-83.
[Examines contemporary Russian school textbooks]

Ravinskii, Dmitrii K. "Dangerous Reading in the Soviet Era," Libraries & Culture 33 (Winter 1998): 84-90.

Rawlinson, N.K. "Publisher's Weekly 1872 to 1997: Our Industry and its Magazine throughout the Years
[special issue]" Publisher's Weekly 244 (July 1997): 4-128.

Rivera, Z. "Lo Historico, algo ya Deslucido?" Ciencias de la Informacion 28 (March 1997): 33-36.

Rosenblum, Joseph, ed. American Book Collectors and Bibliographers: Second Series (Detroit: Gale Research,
1997) [This is volume 187 of the Dictionary of Literary Biography]

Savage, Mollie. "With Ink in Their Veins: Women in the Book Trade," AB Bookman's Weekly 101
(March 2, 1998): 597-602.

Schultz, Cathleen McDonnell. "Holy Lives and Happy Deaths: Popular Religious Reading in the Early Republic," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, New York University), 1996, 283 pp.

Sheppard, Jennifer M. The Buildwas Books: Book Production, Acquisition and Use at an English Cistercian Monastery, 1165-1400 (Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1997) 274 pp. $50.00 ISBN 0-901420-53-0.

Smith, Lesley and Jane H.M. Taylor, eds. Women and the Book: Assessing the Visual Evidence
(London: The British Library, 1996) 287 pp. $50.00 ISBN 0-8020-4216-3. [Focuses on the Middle Ages]

Stankowski, Rebecca House. "Duplicates Exchange Union: From World War II to the World Wide Web,"
Advances in Collection Development and Resource Management v. 2 (1996): 197-206.

Stel'makh, Valeria D. "Reading in Post-Soviet Russia," Libraries & Culture 33 (Winter 1998): 105-112.

Sullivan, Larry E. "Reading in American Prisons: Structures and Strictures," Libraries & Culture 33 (Winter 1998): 113-19.

Tedd, L.A. "The International Graduate Summer School in Librarianship at Aberystwyth: A Look Back over
25 Years," Education for Information 15 (October 1997): 207-220.

Turner, Dorothy. "Roger L'Estrange and the Print Culture of the Restoration," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Ottawa, Canada), 1996, 375 pp.

Turner, John R. "Conditions for Success as a Provincial Publisher in Late Nineteen-Century England,"
Publishing History v. 41 (1997): 63-73.

Ubieto, A. -P, A.S. Casabon, and I. Ubieto. "Studies in Librarianship and Documentation in Spain
(1978-1994)" Education for Information 14 (March 1996): 47-54.

Usmani, Muhammad Adil. "Pakistan Library Bulletin: Impact of its Writings on Librarianship in Pakistan,"
Pakistan Library Bulletin 26 (Sept./Dec. 1995): 13-34.

Van der Walt. "Development of the Department of Information Science of the University of South Africa:
An Overview," [In Dutch] South African Journal of Library and Information Science 64 (September 1996): 150-60.

Vander Meulen, David L. "A History of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia:
The First Fifty Years," Studies in Bibliography v. 50 (1997): 1-81. [An analysis of the first fifty volumes of
Studies in Bibliography follows the Vander Meulen essay, and is written by G. Thomas Tanselle]

Volodin, Boris. "The Scholarly Library at the End of the Twentieth Century," Libraries & Culture 33
(Winter 1998): 120-26.

Wiegand, Wayne A. "Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Why don't We Have Any Schools of Library and
Reading Studies?" Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 38 (Fall 1997): 314-26.

Zachary, G. Pascal. Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century (New York:
Free Press, 1997) 518 pp. $33.00 ISBN 0-6848-282-19.

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