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Guide to the Willard O. Mishoff Library Science Literature Collection
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Series I : Library Science Literature 1875-1967 (bulk 1920-1959)

Physical Description: 6 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This collection provides a historical representation of publications on library science theory and practice from 1920 to 1959. It contains bibliographies, book and library supply catalogs, book lists, bulletins, circulars, conference papers and proceedings, directories, dissertation abstracts, encyclopedia reprints, event programs, guides, handbooks, indexes, lesson books, leaflets, library dedication literature, manuals, monographs, pamphlets, periodicals, reader's advisory publications, reading lists, statistical and study reports, and workshop booklets. Many materials were published to help American librarians organize and develop collections, expand and improve reference service and library circulation, and develop skills in indexing and cataloging. Some items discuss the management of special services such as children's collections and company, hospital, and Army libraries. Additional materials include academic library usage manuals, statistical reports on libraries by region, published standards of service, materials on records preservation, manuals concerning book binding and repair, and literature for the public on the value of libraries.


This series is arranged chronologically.
Box 1

Pamphlets, Booklets, Manuals 1875-1930

Box 2

Pamphlets, Booklets, Manuals 1930-1937

Box 3

Pamphlets, Booklets, Manuals 1937-1942

Box 4

Pamphlets, Booklets, Manuals 1942-1947

Box 5

Pamphlets, Booklets, Manuals 1947-1953

Box 6

Pamphlets, Booklets, Manuals 1954-1958