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American libraries before 1876

American libraries before 1876

Author: Haynes McMullen; Kenneth E Carpenter
Publisher: Westport : Conn. ; London : Greenwood Press, 2000.
Series: Beta Phi Mu monograph series, 6
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

1876 is considered to mark the beginning of the modern library movement in the United States, but Americans created and used thousands of libraries before that date.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Haynes McMullen; Kenneth E Carpenter
ISBN: 031331277X 9780313312779
OCLC Number: 468617606
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 173-174.
Includes index.
Description: XIV-179 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface Introduction Libraries in the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods Libraries from the End of the Revolutionary Period through 1875 Kinds of Libraries in Existence before 1876 Social Libraries Libraries Belonging to Organizations that Were Not Formed to Establish Libraries Libraries Belonging to Institutions, Some of Which Were Operated by Private Organizations and Some of Which Were Operated by Governmental Units Libraries Belonging to Governmental Agencies Libraries Belonging to Business Firms and Individuals Libraries of Uncertain Ownership Subject Matter of the Collections Private Libraries, School Libraries, and Sunday School Libraries Afterword Glossary Selected Bibliography Index
Series Title: Beta Phi Mu monograph series, 6
Responsibility: Haynes McMullen ; foreword by Kenneth E. Carpenter.
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