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
     
 

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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 examines

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. More than Pleasant Luxuries: Background
2. We Have to Act Immeadiatly: Resonding to the National Emergency
3. Moving Picture Houses and Dance Halls: Seeking Support
4. To Meet the Needs of a Nation at War
5. Avoid Frightening the Librarian: Implementing the Policy Statement
6. Praise the Lord and Pass the New Editions: Victory Book Campaigns
7. A Spell of Rough Weather: Wartime Challenges
8. Beginning a New Era: Postwar Hopes
9. Don't Count Your Chickens Before They are Hatched": Surplus Property Proposal
Epilogue
Bibliography
Appendices
1. American Library Association Presidents, 1939-1946
2. Total Circulation, 1939-1945
3. Adult Fiction and Nonfiction Circulation, 1940-1945
4. Circulation of Adult and Chilren's Books, 1939-1945
5. ALA Membership, 1939-1945

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