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Apostles of culture : the public librarian and American society, 1876-1920 / Dee Garrison.

New York : Macmillan Information, [1979] .
ISBN 0026938502, 9780026938501

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Subjects Bibliothèques et société
Bibliothèques publiques -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Libraries and society -- United States.
Libraries and society.
Public libraries -- United States -- History.
Public libraries.
United States.
Description xvi, 319 pages ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-311) and index.
Contents Part 1. The Missionary Phase -- The genteel setting -- Profile of the library elite -- The social ideals of early library leaders -- Part 2. Moral Passage: The Fiction Problem -- Immoral fiction in the late Victorian library -- The shift in attitudes toward popular fiction -- Part 3. Melvil Dewey: Mission and Mechanics -- Formation of a savior -- Columbia College, 1883-1888 -- Albany, 1888-1905 -- Final diversions, 1906-1931 -- From missionary to professional -- Part 4. The Tender Technicians -- Feminization: symbol and reality -- The effect on professionalization -- Librarianship, charity work, and the settlement movement -- Maid militant: the progressive years and World War I -- The decline of the genteel library hostess.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4529934
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Garrison, Dee.
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