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

Author: Dee Garrison
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2003.
Series: Print culture history in modern America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the formation of the American public library.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dee Garrison
ISBN: 0299181146 9780299181147
OCLC Number: 50285121
Notes: Originally published: New York : Macmillan Information, 1979. With new introd.
Description: xxxiv, 319 pages, [6] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. The Missionary Phase --
Ch. 1. The Genteel Setting --
Ch. 2. Profile of the Library Elite --
Ch. 3. The Social Ideals of Early Library Leaders --
Pt. 2. Moral Passage: The Fiction Problem --
Ch. 4. Immoral Fiction in the Late Victorian Library --
Ch. 5. The Shift in Attitudes Toward Popular Fiction --
Pt. 3. Melvil Dewey: Mission and Mechanics --
Ch. 6. Formation of a Savior --
Ch. 7. Columbia College, 1883-1888 --
Ch. 8. Albany, 1888-1905 --
Ch. 9. Final Diversions, 1906-1931 --
Ch. 10. From Missionary to Professional --
Pt. 4. The Tender Technicians --
Ch. 11. Feminization: Symbol and Reality --
Ch. 12. The Effect on Professionalization --
Ch. 13. Librarianship, Charity Work, and the Settlement Movement --
Ch. 14. Maid Militant: The Progressive Years and World War I --
Ch. 15. The Decline of the Genteel Library Hostess --
App. Public Library Leadership.
Series Title: Print culture history in modern America.
Responsibility: Dee Garrison.

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