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Good books in a country home : the public library as cultural force in Hagerstown, Maryland, 1878-1920

Author: Deanna B Marcum
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994.
Series: Contributions in librarianship and information science, no. 79.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates that the library developed in the rural community of Hagerstown resembled urban libraries. This work traces the town's societal changes, examines the motives of the businessmen who  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Fallstudie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marcum, Deanna B.
Good books in a country home.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994
(OCoLC)621025197
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deanna B Marcum
ISBN: 0313286264 9780313286261
OCLC Number: 28334707
Description: xiv, 194 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Hagerstown : from rural to urban? --
Libraries and librarians in the nineteenth century --
Washington County, Maryland : the context for change --
Library education and the new librarian --
The Maryland library scene --
The new public library in a rural community --
The ideology of reading --
Analysis of the case study.
Series Title: Contributions in librarianship and information science, no. 79.
Responsibility: Deanna B. Marcum.

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