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

By Ed Goedeken

Spring 2011


Cole, John Y. “The Book Palace of the American People: An Introduction and Reflection,” Library Quarterly 80 (October 2010): 301-310.

Eaton, Gale. “The Education of Alice M. Jordan and the Origins of the Boston Public Library Training School,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 46, no. 1 (2011): 26-49.

Edelman, Hedrick. “Nijhoff in America Booksellers from the Netherlands and the Development of American Research Libraries – Part I,” Quaerendo 40 (Summer2010): 166-226.

Gisolfi, Peter A. “Public Libraries in Transition from 20th to 21st Century Models,” Advances in Library Administration and Organization v. 29 (2010): 1-36.

Grossman, Hal B. “A Comparison of the Progressive Era and the Depression Years: Societal Influences on Predictions of the Future of the Library, 1895-1940,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 46, no. 1 (2011): 102-128.

Hux, Roger K. “Beaufort and Louvain: Public Reaction to Library Destruction during the American Civil War and the World Wars,” Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association (2010): 57-65.

Hurtado, Albert L. “Professors and Tycoons: The Creation of Great Research Libraries in the American West,” Western Historical Quarterly 41 (Summer 2010): 149-169.

Jacobs, Laureen M. Geppert. “Carnegie Libraries: The Jumpstart to Public Libraries in Texas,” Texas Library Journal 86 (Winter 2010): 142-45.

Leich, Harold M. “The Czar’s Library: Books from Russian Imperial Palaces at the Library of Congress,” Canadian-American Slavic Studies 43 (Winter-Spring 2009): 387-418.

Lopresti, Robert and August A. Imholtz. “Reckless and Unwarranted Inferences: The US House Library Scandal of 1861,” Library and Information History 27 (March 2011): 3-16.

McDowell, Kate. “Children’s Voices in Librarians’ Words, 1890-1930,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 46, no. 1 (2011): 73-101.

Mielke, Andreas. “Kocherthal's Books: From the Library of New York's First Lutheran Pastor for the Germans,” Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 82 (Summer 2009): 85-128.

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

Relyea, Harold C. “Across the Hill: The Congressional Research Service and Providing Research for Congress: A Retrospective on Origins,” Government Information Quarterly 27 (October 2010): 414-22.

Rowe, Stephen M. “Athena on the Chattahoochee,” Alabama Heritage no. 95 (Winter 2010): 8-19.

Samek, Toni, K.R. Roberto, and Moyra Lang, eds. She Was a Booklegger: Remembering Celeste West (Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press,2010) 247 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-0-9802004-9-2.

Schuette, Shirley and Nathania Sawyer. From Carnegie to Cyberspace: 100 Years at the Central Arkansas Library System (Little Rock, AR: Butler Center Books, 2010) 156 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-1-935106-14-2.

Tarsis, Irina. “Book Dealers, Collectors and Librarians: Major Acquisition Sources of Russian Imperial Books at Harvard, 1920s-1950s,” Canadian-American Slavic Studies 43 (Spring-Winter 2009): 419-443.

Stevenson, Siobhan. “The Political Economy of Andrew Carnegie’s Library Philanthropy, with a Reflection on its Relevance to the Philanthropic Work of Bill Gates,” Library & Information History 26 (December 2010): 237-57.

Valentine, Patrick M. “America's Antebellum Social Libraries: A Reappraisal in Institutional Development,” Library & Information History 27 (March 2011): 32-51.

Whitesell, David R. “The Harvard College Library and Its Users, 1762-1764: Reassessing the Relevance of Colonial American College Libraries,” Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 118 (October 2008): 339-405.

Wiegand, Wayne A. “Books not Bullets: A Communist Campaign for the Minneapolis Library Board,” Minnesota History 62 (Winter 2010-2011): 148-58.

Wiegand, Wayne A. and Sarah Wadsworth. “By Invitation Only: By Invitation Only: The American Library Association and the Woman's Building Library of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture & Society 35 (Spring 2010): 699-722.

Widzinski, Lori. “Step Away from the Machine: A Look at Our Collective Past,” Library Trends 58 (Winter 2010): 358-77. [History of media collections in U.S.]

Zhou, Peter X., ed. Collecting Asia: East Asian Libraries in North America, 1868-2008 (Ann Arbor, MI: Association for Asian Studies, Inc., 2010) 342 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-0-924304-56-9.


Dean, Heather. “The Persuasion of Books: The Significance of Libraries in Colonial British Columbia,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 46, no. 1 (2011): 50-72.

D?urak, Ewa. “ Antecedents of the Warsaw Public Library,” Library & Information History 27 (March 2011): 17-31.

Pérez, Nélida. “Two Reading Rooms and the Librarian’s Office: The Evolution of the Centro Library and Archives,” Centro Journal 21 (Fall 2009): 198-219. [Puerto Rico]

Pérez-Matos, N. and Juan Carlos Fernández-Molina. “The History of Library and Information Activities in Cuba: The Relationship with its Constitutional Periods,” Library & Information History 26 (September 2010): 213-24.


Anghelescu, Hermina G. B. “Historical Overview: The Parliamentary Library from Past to Present,” Library Trends 58 (Spring 2010): 418-33.

Brown, Cynthia J. The Queen’s Library: Image-Making at the Court of Anne of Brittany, 147-1514 (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011) 400 pp. $80.00 ISBN 978-0-8122-4282-9.

Carlson, Peter P. C. “Quid Me Dicis Bonum?: An Analysis of the Library and Theology of the Good Men of Ashridge,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Claremont Graduate University), 2009, 313 pp.

Palmer, Richard and Michelle P. Brown, eds. Lambeth Palace Library: Treasures from the Collection of the Archbishops of Canterbury (London: Scala, 2010) 176 pp. $50.00 ISBN 978-1-857596-27-4.

Poole, William. “Book Economy in New College, Oxford, in the Later Seventeenth Century: Two Documents,” History of Universities v. 25, no. 1 (2010): 56-137.

Ravenwood, Clare and John Feather. “Censorship and Book Selection in British Public Librarianship, 1919-1939: Professional Perspectives,” Library & Information History 26 (December 2010): 258-71.


Kumar, Krishan and Jaideep Sharma. “Library and Information Science Education in India: A Historical Perspective,” DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology 30 (September 2010): 3-8.

Liao, Jing. “Chinese-American Alliances: American Professionalization and the Rise of the Modern Chinese Library System in the 1920s and 1930s,” Library & Information History 25 (March 2009): 20-32.

Wilson, Concepcion S., et al. “Fifty Years of LIS Education in Australia: Academization of LIS Educators in Higher Education Institutions,” Library & Information Science Research 32 (October 2010): 246-57.


Baron, Robert C. and Conrad Edick Wright, eds. The Libraries, Leadership & Legacy of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing and the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2010) 294 pp. $35.00 ISBN 978-1-936218-08-0.

Bland, Mark. A Guide to Early Printed Books and Manuscripts (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) 236 pp. $100.00 ISBN 978-1-4051-2412-6.

Carter, Nona L. “A Study of Japanese Children’s Magazines, 1888-1949,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania), 2009, 310 pp.

Edwards, Gail. Picturing Canada: A History of Canadian Children’s Illustrated Books and Publishing (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010) 381 pp. $40.00 ISBN 978-08-02085405.

Johnston, Alastair M. “A Glance at the First Century of California Printing,” Printing History n.s. no.9 (January 2011): 17-30.

Marrow, James H., Richard A. Linenthal, & William Noel, eds. The Medieval Book: Glosses from Friends & Colleagues of Christopher De Hamel (Houton, Netherlands: Hes & De Graaf Publishers, 2010) 467 pp. $100.00 ISBN 978-90-6194-3709.

Mellen, Roger P. “An Expanding Public Sphere: Women and Print in Colonial Virginia, 1736-1776,” American Journalism: A Journal of Media History 27 (Fall 2010): 7-35.


Birkwood, Katherine and Caroline Nappo. “Recent Work in Library and Information History,” Library & Information History 27 (March 2011): 59-67.

Blanc, Florent. “Dissent after September 11 Mobilization of Librarians, ACLU, Cities and Lawyers,” (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Northwestern University), 2010, 571 pp.

Chu, Heting. “Library and Information Science Education in the Digital Age,” Advances in Librarianship v. 32 (2010): 77-111.

Floridi, Luciano. Information: A Very Short Introduction (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010) 130 pp. $12.00 ISBN 978-0-19-955137-8.

Gleick, James. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood (New York: Pantheon Books, 2011) 526 pp. $30.00 ISBN 978-0-375-42372-7.

Haigh, Thomas. “The History of Information Technology,” Annual Review of Information Science and Technology v. 45 (2011): 431-87.

Kingston, Ralph. “The French Revolution and the Materiality of the Modern Archive,” Libraries & the Cultural Record v. 46, no. 1 (2011): 1-25.