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ERIC Number: ED184124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-30
Reference Count: 0
Mississippi Writers in Context. Narrative Report of Accomplishment, July 15, 1975 through June 31, 1977.
Stockwell, Joseph E.; Phillips, Robert L., Jr.
A statewide project designed to stimulate the interest of out-of-school adults in the humanities resources of Mississippi public libraries involved the cooperative efforts of professional librarians, English educators, novelists, and historians. Project activities included the production of a series of six television programs featuring noted Mississippi authors discussing their work with humanities professors and the preparation of some 30 booklets introducing library patrons to the works of Mississippi writers and evaluating the writers' ideas and artistic accomplishments. Positive results of the project were that a significant number of Mississippians read important works of literature and history with increased pride in their literary heritage, a rapport was established between humanists and public librarians throughout the state, and a lively tradition was established of public humanities programs in Mississippi public libraries. (AEA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Library Commission, Jackson.