Libraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth-Century America

Libraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth-Century America

by Christine Pawley, Louise S. Robbins

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ISBN-13: 9780299293239
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 09/13/2013
Series: Print Culture History in Modern America
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Christine Pawley and Louise S. Robbins have both served as professor and director of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Pawley's publications include Reading Places: Literacy, Democracy, and the Public Library in Cold War America. Robbins is author of The Dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown: Civil Rights, Censorship, and the American Library.

Table of Contents

Preface   Introduction Christine Pawley   Part 1: Methods and Evidence Main Street Public Library: Community Spaces and Reading Places in the Rural Heartland Wayne A. Wiegand Reading Library Records: Constructing and Using the "What Middletown Read Database" Frank Felsenstein, John Straw, Katharine Leigh, and James J. Connolly "Story Develops Badly Could Not Finish": Member Book Reviews at the Boston Athenaeum in the 1920s Ross Harvey "A Search for Better Ways into the Future": The Library of Congress and Its Users in the Interwar Period Jane Aikin   Part 2: Public Libraries, Readers, and Localities Going to "America": Italian Neighborhoods and the Newark Free Public Library, 1900–1920 Ellen M. Pozzi "A Liberal and Dignified Approach": The John Toman Branch of the Chicago Public Library and the Making of Americans, 1927–1940 Joyce M. Latham Counter Culture: The World as Viewed from Inside the Indianapolis Public Library, 1944–1956 Jean Preer   Part 3: Intellectual Freedom Censorship in the Heartland: Eastern Iowa Libraries during World War I Julia Skinner Obscenity in Iowa: Locating the Library in the Non-Library Censorship of the 1950s Joan Bessman Taylor "Is Your Library Family Friendly?" Family Friendly Libraries and the Pro-Family Movement Loretta M. Gaffney The Challengers of West Bend: An Institutional Approach Emily Knox   Part 4: Librarians and the Alternative Press Meta-Radicalism: The Alternative Press by and for Activist Librarians Alycia Sellie From the Underground to the Stacks and Beyond: Girl Zines, Zine Librarians, and the Importance of Social and Textual Circulation Janice A. Radway   Contributors

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