Library History Round Table

Bibliography of Writings on the History of Libraries,
Librarianship, and Book Culture
By Ed Goedeken Spring 2003


A. United States
B. Non-U.S. Western Hemisphere
C. Europe
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


Accardo, Peter X. "The Library of the Hollis Professor of Divinity to 1778: A Checklist," Harvard Li-brary Bulletin New ser. v. 13 (Summer 2002): 45-67.

Bankston, John. Michael L. Printz and the Story of the Michael L. Printz Award (Bear, Del.: Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2003)

Becker, Patti Clayton. "Up the Hill of Opportunity: American Public Libraries and ALA during World War II," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison), 2002, 417 pp. [Advisor: Wayne Wiegand]

Budd, John M. "The Library, Praxis, and Symbolic Power," Library Quarterly 73 (January 2003): 19-32. [Response to Wiegand's "Tunnel Vision and Blind Spots: What the Past Tells Us about the Present," LQ 69 (January 1999): 1-32]

Carlson, Sharon Lee. "Ladies' Library Associations of Michigan: Women, Reform, and Use of Public Space," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Western Michigan University), 2002, 430 pp.

Cope, Russell. "Disputing the History of the American Library Profession: A Review Article," Australian Library Journal 51 (August 2002): 239-46.

Gomes, Peter J. "Thomas Hollis of London and His Gifts: Two Hundred Seventy-Five Years of Piety and Philanthropy at Harvard," Harvard Library Bulletin New ser. v. 13 (Summer 2002): 9-44.

Gorman, Michael. The Enduring Library: Technology, Tradition, and the Quest for Balance (Chicago: American Library Association, 2003) 176 pp. $35.00 ISBN 0-8389-0846-2.

Jeffrey, J. "Looking Back: Keeping the Faith: A History of Library Services in Versailles, Kentucky," Kentucky Libraries 66 (Summer 2002): 10-13.

Jeffus, Barbara. "What's Past is Prologue: A Timely Look at School Libraries," CSLA Journal 26 (Fall 2002): 11-14.

Hubbard, Elizabeth Ann. "Library Service to Unions: A Historical Overview," Library Trends 51 (Summer 2002): 5-18

Kunsch, Kelly. "The Way We Were and What We B," Legal Reference Services Quarterly v. 21, no. 1 (2002): 97-111.

Leary, M.A. "Building a Foreign Law Collection at the University of Michigan Law Library, 1910-1960," Law Library Journal 94 (Summer 2002): 395-425.

Lee, Hur-Li. "Activism in Library Development: Women's Studies at Rutgers University, 1970-1995," Libraries & Culture 37 (Fall 2002): 339-62.

Lindell, Lisa. "A Few Good Books: South Dakota's Country School Libraries," Libraries & Culture 38 (Winter 2003): 24-49.

McCormick, Virginia E. Educational Architecture in Ohio: From One-Room Schools and Carnegie Libraries to Community Education Villages (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2001) 318 pp. $40.00 ISBN 0-87338-666-3.

McMullen, Haynes. "Confessions of a Library Historian," Virginia Libraries 48 (July/August/September 2002): 25-26.

Meyers, Arthur S. "A Fifty-Five Year Partnership: ALA and the AFL-CIO," Library Trends 51 (Sum-mer 2002): 36-49.

Miksa, Shawne D. "Pigeonholes and Punchcards: Identifying the Division between Library Classification Research and Information Retrieval Research, 1952-1970," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Florida State University), 2002, 167 pp. [Advisor: Kathleen Burnett]

Nixon, Judith M. "Krannert Special Collection: The Story of Treasures in Economics at Purdue University and How They Found Their Way to Indiana," Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship v. 8, no. 1 (2002): 3-25.

Reber, Douglas. "Librarians as Organic Intellectuals: A Gramscian Approach to Blind Spots and Tunnel Vision," Library Quarterly 73 (January 2003): 33-53. [Response to Wiegand's "Tunnel Vision and Blind Spots: What the Past Tells Us about the Present," LQ 69 (January 1999): 1-32]

Radford, Gary P. "Trapped in Our Own Discursive Formations: Toward an Archaeology of Library and Information Science," Library Quarterly 73 (January 2003): 1-18. [Response to Wiegand's "Tunnel Vision and Blind Spots: What the Past Tells Us about the Present," LQ 69 (January 1999): 1-32]

Radford, Marie L. and Gary P. Radford. "Librarians and Party Girls: Cultural Studies and the Meaning of the Librarian," Library Quarterly 73 (January 2003): 54-69. [Response to Wiegand's "Tunnel Vision and Blind Spots: What the Past Tells Us about the Present," LQ 69 (January 1999): 1-32]

Rose, Jonathan. "Alternative Futures for Library History," Libraries & Culture 38 (Winter 2003): 50-60. [Response to Davis and Aho's recent "Whither Library History," Library History 17 (March 2001): 21-37]

Sapp, Greg and Ron Gilmour. "A Brief History of the Future of Libraries: Predictions and Speculations from the Literature of the Profession, 1975 to 2000 (Part 1, 1975-1989)" portal: Libraries and the Academy 2 (October 2002): 553-76.

Sparanese, Ann C. "Service to the Labor Community: A Public Library Perspective," Library Trends 51 (Summer 2002): 19-35.

Thomas, Mary Augusta. An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries (Washington, D.C. and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002) 179 pp. $30.00 ISBN 1-58834-036-8.

Wiegand, Wayne A. "Broadening Our Perspectives," Library Quarterly 73 (January 2003): v-x. [Introduction to special issue discussing Wiegand's "Tunnel Vision and Blind Spots: What the Past Tells Us about the Present," LQ 69 (January 1999): 1-32]

Wisely, Steve. "History of Medford School Distriction Library Media Centers," Knowledge Quest 31 (September/October 2002, supplement): 51-56.


Bak, Greg. "The Greatest Librarians of the World . . .Were Not Graduates of Library School," Libraries & Culture 37 (Fall 2002): 363-83.

Frohnsdorff, Gregory. "Before the Public: Some Early Libraries of Antigua," Libraries & Culture 38 (Winter 2003): 1-23.
Maymí-Sugrañes, Héctor J. "The American Library Assocation in Latin America: American Librarianship as a Modern Model during the Good Neighbor Policy Era," Libraries & Culture 37 (Fall 2002): 307-38.

Overend, Howard. Book Guy: A Librarian in the Peace (Victoria, B.C.: TouchWood Editionst, 2001) 288 pp. ISBN 0-920663-82-6.


Adshead, David. "A Noble Musaeum of Books: A View of the Interior of the Harleian Library at Wimpole Hall?" Library History 18 (November 2002): 191-206.

Adunka, Evelyn. Der Raub der Bücher: Plünderung in der NS-Zeit und Restitution nach 1945 (Wien: Czernin, 2002) 309 pp. ISBN 3-707601-38-2.

Allan, David. "Provincial Readers and Book Culture in the Scottish Enlightenment: The Perth Library, 1784-c. 1800," The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society 7th ser. v. 3 (December 2002): 367-89.

Barbier, Frédérick. "Representation, Controle, Identite: Les Pouvoirs Politiques et les Bibliotheques Centrales en Europe, Xve-XIXe Siecles," Francia v. 26, no. 2 (1999): 1-22.

Blackburn, Robert H. "The Ancient Alexandrian Library: Part of It May Survive!" Library History 19 (March 2003): 23-34.

Bunzel, Jürgen and Roswitha Poll. "German Academic Libraries: Tradition and Change," The Journal of Academic Librarianship 28 (November 2002): 418-25.

Campbell, Harry. "IFLA: Library Universality in a Divided World," IFLA Journal v. 28, no. 3 (2002): 118-35.

Foden-Lenahan. Erica. "A Woman of University Standing . . .: The Early History of the Tate Library," Art Libraries Journal v. 27, no. 4 (2002): 12-17.

Gabel, Gernot U. "Die Bodleian Library, 1602-2002," BuB Journal 54 (September 2002): 538-40.

Gabel, Gernot U. Historic Libraries in Europe. Beiträge zur Europäischen Bibliotheksgeschichte (Hürth: Edition Gemini, 2001) 187 pp. € 19.50 ISBN 3-922331-45-9.

Glasgow, Eric. "A History of the Birmingham University Library," Library Review v. 51, no. 7 (2002): 373-78.

Glasgow, Eric. "Libraries in Sweden," Library Review v. 51, nos. 5-6 (2002): 301-304.

Glasgow, Eric. "Scotland and the Encyclopaedia Britannica," Library Review v. 51, nos. 5-6 (2002): 263-67.

Grenby, M. O. "Adults Only? Children and Children's Books in British Circulating Libraries, 1748-1848," Book History vol. 5 (2002): 19-38.

Hedges, Graham. "For Those in Peril on the Sea: The Deal Boatmen's Rooms," Library History 19 (March 2003): 35-38.

Hoare, Peter. "The Perils of Provenance: Serial Ownership, Bookplates and Obfuscation at Belton House," Library History 18 (November 2002): 225-34.

Imamoto, R. "Building National Libraries: The British Library and the Bibliothéque Nationale de France," (Master's Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), 2002, 63 pp.

Jervis, Simon. "The English Country House Library: An Architectural History," Library History 18 (No-vember 2002): 175-90.

Lawrence, Elizabeth Quarmby. "Researching Historic Library Buildings in the British Isles: Problems and Ways Forward," Library History 19 (March 2003): 39-54.

Lawrence, Elizabeth Quarmby. "There is no Describing the Library: The Parkers of Saltram and Their Books," Library History 18 (November 2002): 207-214.

Lewis, Yvonne. "Sir Ralph Banks (?1631-1677) and the Origins of the Library at Kingston Hall," Library History 18 (November 2002): 215-223.

Littler, G. "La Bibliothéque Nationale det Universitaire de Strasbourg: Constitution de la Collection dans la Période Allemande (1871-1918)" Bulletin des Bibliothéques de France v. 47, no. 4 (2002): 36-46.

Meadows, Jack. "S.C. Bradford and Documentation: A Review Article," Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 34 (September 2002): 171-74. [Famous for formulating Bradford's law]

Meller, Hugh. "Knightshayes Court: Reconstructing a Victorian Library Room," Library History 18 (2002): 235-38.

Moore, Jo. "Filling the Shelves at Montacute," Library History 18 (November 2002): 153-56.

Moore, Lara. "Restoring Order: The École dees Chartres and the Organization of Archives and Libraries in France, 1820-70," The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 96 (December 2002): 531-41.

Peyré, Élizabeth. "Á la Bibliothéque du Moulin: Chez Aragon et Elsa Triolet," Bulletin des Bibliothéques de France v. 47, no. 4 (2002): 47-45-50.

Poulain, Martine. "Retourner à Tocqueville: Pour Comprehende l'Histoire Comparée des Bibliothèques Amèreicaines et Françaises au XIXe Siècle," Bulletin des Bibliothèques de France v. 47, no. 5 (2002): 66-73.

Purcell, Mark. "The Country House Library Reassess'd: or, Did the Country House Library Ever Really Exist?" Library History 18 (November 2002): 157-74.

Stasse, François. La Véritable Histoire de la Grande Bibliothèque (Paris: Le Seuil, 2002) 19 €.

Stimpson, Felicity. "Servants' Reading: An Examination of the Servants' Library at Cragside," Li-brary History 19 (March 2003): 3-11.

Wieder, Joachim and Harry Campbell. "IFLA's First Fifty Years: A Reprise," IFLA Journal v. 28, no. 3 (2002): 107-17.

Williams, M. E. "The Library of Saint Alban's English College Vallodolid: Censorship and Acquisitions," Recusant History 26 (May 2002): 132-42.

Wilson, David M. The British Museum: A History (London: British Museum, 2002) 416 pp. $50.00 ISBN 0-7141-2764-7.


Blackwood, Bill. Rich and Rewarding: An Autobiography (Palmerston North, N.Z.: B. Blackwood, 2001) 175 pp. ISBN 0-473077-81-7.

Kaula, P.N. "Reflections on the Organisation and Working of the National Library and the Efforts at the Establishment of the National Central Library," Herald of Library Science 41 (January/April 2002): 37-47.

Kanatsu, Y. "The Introduction of Reference Work to Japanese Libraries in Pre-War Period," Library and Information Science no. 44 (2000): 1-26.

Nyamboga, Constantine M. and T.D. Kemparaju. "Information Technology in University Libraries in Karnataka," Information Development 18 (Decem-ber 2002): 257-65.

Wang, Bing. "The Development of the Three Largest Chinese Libraries in the Twentieth Century," Library History 19 (March 2003): 13-22.

Yogeshwar, Ranganathan. S.R. Ranganathan: Pragmatic Philosopher of Information Science: A Personal Biography (Mumbai: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 2001) 402 pp. ISBN 8-17276-202-X.


Baker, Nicholson. "Reading the Paper: Newsprint and Modern Memory," The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 96 (December 2002): 497-508.

Barker, Nicolas. Form and Meaning in the History of the Book: Selected Essays (London: British Library Marketing Publication, 2003) 514 pp. $75.00 ISBN 0-7123-4777-1.

Barker, Nicolas, ed. The Pleasures of Bibliophily: Fifty Years of The Book Collector: An Anthology (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2003) 320 pp. $50.00 ISBN 1-58456-097-5.

Baxter, John. A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict (New York: Doubleday, 2002) 417 pp. $20.00 ISBN 0-385-60368-1.

Cohen, Matt. "Morton's Maypole and the Indians: Publishing in Early New England," Book History vol. 5 (2002): 1-18.

Cox, Brian. "The Pergamon Phenomenon, 1951-1991: Robert Maxwell and Scientific Publishing," Learned Publishing 15 (October 2002): 273-78.

Creasman, Allyson F. "Policing the Word: The Control of Print and Public Expression in Early Modern Augsburg, 1520-1648," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia), 2002, 503 pp.

Dalbello, Marija. "Franz Josef's Time Machine: Images of Modernity in the Era of Mechanical Photoreproduction," Book History vol. 5 (2002): 67-103.

Darnton, Robert. "Book Production in British India, 1850-1900," Book History vol. 5 (2002): 239-62.

Eliot, Simon. "Very Necessary but Not Quite Sufficient: A Personal View of Quantitative Analysis in Book History," Book History vol. 5 (2002): 283-93.

Franklin. A. "The Art of Illustration in Bodleian Broadside Ballads before 1820," Bodleian Library Record 17 (April 2002): 327-52.

Fredriksson, Einar H. ed. A Century of Science Publishing: A Collection of Essays (Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2001) 312 pp. $40.00 ISBN 1-58603-148-1.

Griswold, Wendy. "Number Magic in Nigeria," Book History vol. 5 (2002): 275-82.

Hakapää, Jyrki. "Internationalizing Book Distribution in the Early Nineteenth Century," Book History vol. 5 (2002): 39-66.

Hall, Robert Mark. "The Oprafication of Literacy: Reading Oprah's Book Club," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Louisville), 2001, 247 pp.

Joshi, Priya. "Quantitative Method, Literary History," Book History vol. 5 (2002): 263-74.

Kovac, Miha. "The State of Affairs in Post-Communist Central and Eastern European Book Industries," Publishing Research Quarterly 18 (Fall 2002): 43-53.

Loewenstein, Joseph. The Author's Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002) 349 pp. $60.00 ISBN 0-226-49040-8.

Lupfer, Eric. "Reading Nature Writing: Houghton Mifflin Company, the Ohio Teachers' Reading Circle, and In American Fields and Forests," Harvard Library Bulletin 13 new ser. (Spring 2002): 37-58.

McCleery, Alistair. "The Return of the Publisher to Book History: The Case of Allen Lane," Book History vol. 5 (2002): 161-85.

McHenry, Elizabeth. Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002) 423 pp. $50.00 ISBN 0-8223-2980-8.

Morris, Hazel. Hand, Head and Heart: Samuel Carter Hall and the Art Journal (London: M. Rus-sell, 2002) 224 pp. $35.00 ISBN 0-85955-273-X.

Myers, Robin, Michael Harris and Giles Mandelbrote, eds. Lives in Print: Biography and the Book Trade from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2002) 218 pp. $40.00 ISBN 1-58456-094-0.

Pawley, Christine. "Seeking Significance: Actual Readers, Specific Reading Communities," Book History vol. 5 (2002): 143-60.

Rossen, Susan F., ed. Inland Printers: The Fine-Press Movement in Chicago, 1920-45 (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2003) 40 pp. $15.00 ISBN 1-58456-101-7.

Saval, J. -V. "Carolos Barral's Publishing Adventure: The Cultural Opposition to Francoism and the Creation of the Latin American Boom," Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 79 (April 2002): 205-211.

Sedo, DeNel Rehberg. "Predictions of Life after Oprah: A Glimpse at the Power of Book Club Readers," Publishing Research Quarterly 18 (Fall 2002): 11-22.

Striphas, Theodore George. "A Constellation of Books: Communication, Technology, and Popular Culture in the Late Age of Print," (Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), 2002, 348 pp. [Focuses on US from 1965-2002]

Thompson, John, ed. Books and Bibliography: Essays in Commemoration of Don McKenzie (Wel-lington, NZ: Victoria University Press, 2003) 216 pp. $30.00 ISBN 0-86473-429-8.

Topper, J. "J. Francis Douce and His Collection: An Antiquarian in Great Britain, 1757-1834," (Master's Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), 2002, 76 pp.

Tribble, Evelyn and Anne Trubek, eds. Writing Material: Readings from Plato to the Digital Age (New York: Longman, 2002) 608 pp. $41.00 ISBN 0-321-07717-2.

Zboray, Ronad J. and Mary Saracino Zboray. "Cannonballs and Books: Reading and the Disruption of Social Ties on the New England Home Front," in Joan E. Cashin, ed. The War Was You and Me: Civilians in the American Civil War, pp. 237-61.


Bannister, Frank. "The Dimension of Time: Historiography in Information Systems Research," Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods 1 (November 2002). [no print equivalent]

Carroll, Mary. "The Well-Worn Path," Australian Library Journal 51 (May 2002): 117-25. [Explores history of LIS in Australia]

Dalbello, Marija. "Is There a Text in This Library? History of the Book and Digital Continuity," Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 43 (Fall 2002): 197-204.

Finlay, Alec. The Libraries of Thought & Imagination: An Anthology of Books and Bookshelves (Edinburgh : Pocketbooks : Morning Star Publications : Polygon, 2001) 208 pp. $20.00 ISBN 0-74866-300-2.

Fox, Nicols. Against the Machine: The Hidden Luddite Tradition in Literature, Art, and Individual Lives (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2002) 405 pp. $30.00 ISBN 1-55963-860-5.

Fulbrook, Mary. Historical Theory (London: Routledge, 2002) 228 pp. $75.00 ISBN 0-415-1798-66.

Gasaway, Laura. "The Dean of Fair Use," Information Outlook 44 (September 2002): 44. [Brief note about Lyman Ray Patterson wrote seminal 1991 work, The Nature of Copyright]

Kramer, Lloyd and Sarah Maza, eds. A Companion to Western Historical Thought (London: Blackwell Publishers, 2002) 520 pp. $60.00 ISBN 0-631-21714-2.

Meadows, Jack. "Early Reactions to Information Growth," Scientometrics 51 (July-August 2001): 553-61.

Morrogh, Earl. Information Architecture: An Emerging 21st Century Profession (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003) 194 pp. $34.00 ISBN 0-1309-674-67.

Noble, David W. Death of a Nation: American Culture and the End of Exceptionalism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002) 352 pp. $50.00 ISBN 0-8166-4080-7.

Pallares-Burke, Maria Lucia G. New History: Confessions and Conversations (Cambridge: Policy Press, 2002) 247 pp. $60.00 ISBN 0-7456-3020-0. [Contains an essay on the book historian Robert Darnton]

Ridinger, Robert B. " Things Visible and Invisible : The Leather Archives and Museum " Journal of Homosexuality v.43, no. 1 (2002) : 3-9.

Schreyer, Alice D., William S. Reese, and Robert H. Jackson. Collectors & Special Collections: Three Talks (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2002) 56 pp. $10.00 ISBN 0-8444106-1-6.

Smith, Gregory A., ed. Christian Librarianship: Essays on the Integration of Faith and Profession (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2002) 230 pp. $40.00 ISBN 0-7864-1329-8.

Sommer, Barbara W. Oral History Manual (Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2002) 129 pp. $70.00 ISBN 0-75910-100-0.

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