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Illinois State Library heritage project 1839-2013

Author: Tom Emery
Publisher: [Springfield, IL] : [Illinois State Library], [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [First editionView all editions and formats
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A history of the Illinois State Library, chronicling its growth through 174 years.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Emery, Tom.
Illinois State Library heritage project 1839-2013.
(OCoLC)1032623356
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Emery
OCLC Number: 863156031
Description: iv, 244 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 30 cm
Contents: Overview --
The birth of the Illinois State Library --
The early years - 1840-1850 --
A period of growth & transition - 1869-1880 --
Growth & expansion - The turn of the 20th century --
A look at the early librarians --
The State Library & growth of Illinois public libraries --
The watershed years - 1918-1923 --
Move to the Centennial Building --
The State Library & the Great Depression --
Beginning a new century of service --
Years of transition - The 1950s --
Building for the future - The 1960s --
Coming of age - The 1970s --
Maturity & leadership - The 1980s --
A new era for the State Library - The 1990s & 2000s --
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Responsibility: [Tom Emery].

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A history of the Illinois State Library, chronicling its growth through 174 years.

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