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Apostles of culture : the public librarian and American society, 1876-1920

Author: Dee Garrison
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Information, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Garrison, Dee.
Apostles of culture.
New York : Macmillan Information, ©1979
(OCoLC)607906019
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dee Garrison
ISBN: 0026938502 9780026938501
OCLC Number: 4529934
Description: xvi, 319 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1. The Missionary Phase --
The genteel setting --
Profile of the library elite --
The social ideals of early library leaders --
Part 2. Moral Passage: The Fiction Problem --
Immoral fiction in the late Victorian library --
The shift in attitudes toward popular fiction --
Part 3. Melvil Dewey: Mission and Mechanics --
Formation of a savior --
Columbia College, 1883-1888 --
Albany, 1888-1905 --
Final diversions, 1906-1931 --
From missionary to professional --
Part 4. The Tender Technicians --
Feminization: symbol and reality --
The effect on professionalization --
Librarianship, charity work, and the settlement movement --
Maid militant: the progressive years and World War I --
The decline of the genteel library hostess.
Responsibility: Dee Garrison.

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