ERIC Number: ED108708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-1
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The Age of Jewett: Charles Coffin Jewett and American Librarianship, 1841-1868.
Harris, Michael H., Ed.
The first book in the Heritage of Librarianship Series is about the life of Charles Coffin Jewett and the library events of his era, 1841-1868. The first part of the book describes Jewett's life and library leadership: his production of a catalog and other activities at Brown University, his struggle to create a national library at the Smithsonian, his promotion of the idea of a national union catalog, his role in the librarians' conference of 1853, and his final years as superintendant of Boston's public library. The second part of the book consists of some of Jewett's writings on such topics as the Brown University library and catalog, book duties, a national library, a national union catalog, librarians and library conferences, the Smithsonian and its catalog plan, and the construction of catalogs. The third part contains a bibliography of Jewett's works as well as a bibliography of books about him. (LS)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Biographies, Cataloging, College Libraries, Conferences, History, Librarians, Libraries, Library Catalogs, National Libraries, Public Libraries, Union Catalogs
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