Books And Libraries In American Society During World War Ii / Edition 1

Books And Libraries In American Society During World War Ii / Edition 1

by Patti Clayton Becker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415971799

ISBN-13: 9780415971799

Pub. Date: 01/11/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

World War II presented America's public libraries with the daunting challenge of meeting new demands for war-related library services and materials with Depression-weakened collections, inadequate budgets and demoralized staff, in addition to continuing to serve the library's traditional clientele of women and children seeking recreational reading. This work

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Overview

World War II presented America's public libraries with the daunting challenge of meeting new demands for war-related library services and materials with Depression-weakened collections, inadequate budgets and demoralized staff, in addition to continuing to serve the library's traditional clientele of women and children seeking recreational reading. This work examines how libraries could respond to their communities need through the use of numerous primary and secondary sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415971799
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/11/2005
Series:
Studies in American Popular History and Culture Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : "imposing frontages on important streets"1
Ch. 1"More than pleasant luxuries" : background7
Ch. 2"We have to act immediately" : responding to the national emergency31
Ch. 3"Moving picture houses and dance halls" : seeking support49
Ch. 4"To meet the needs of a nation at war" : libraries respond71
Ch. 5"Avoid frightening the librarian" : implementing the policy statement99
Ch. 6"Praise the Lord and pass the new editions" : victory book campaigns127
Ch. 7"A spell of rough weather" : wartime challenges149
Ch. 8"Beginning a new era" : postwar hopes179
App. 1American Library Association presidents, 1939-1946209
App. 2Total circulation, 1939-1945211
App. 3Adult fiction and nonfiction circulation, 1940-1945213
App. 4Circulation of adult and children's books, 1939-1945215
App. 5ALA membership, 1939-1945217

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