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Library of Congress intermission broadcasts. 1949-12-05, no. 25, John Russell Young

Author: Luther Harris Evans; David C Mearns
Publisher: 1949.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on LP : LP recording : Reel-to-reel tape : English
Database:WorldCat
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Librarian of Congress Luther Evans and Asst. Librarian David C. Mearns talk about the life and career of John Russell Young, who was appointed by Pres. McKinley to be the 7th Librarian of Congress in 1897. Mearns refers to him as the "great beginner" since he was the first to create a staff of specialists and separate divisions including the Division of the Blind. His wife even organized a reading hour for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational radio programs
Educational programs
History
Named Person: John Russell Young; John Russell Young
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Luther Harris Evans; David C Mearns
OCLC Number: 50938879
Reproduction Notes: Preservation master. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Magnetic Recording Laboratory, 1968. On 1 sound tape reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 10 in.
Event notes: Broadcast Dec. 5, 1949, over radio station WQQW-FM during the intermission of a Library of Congress Music Division concert.
Description: 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 16 in.
Other Titles: John Russell Young

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Librarian of Congress Luther Evans and Asst. Librarian David C. Mearns talk about the life and career of John Russell Young, who was appointed by Pres. McKinley to be the 7th Librarian of Congress in 1897. Mearns refers to him as the "great beginner" since he was the first to create a staff of specialists and separate divisions including the Division of the Blind. His wife even organized a reading hour for the blind. He was librarian for only eighteen months when he suddenly died.

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