ERIC Number: ED183151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
The History of American Colleges and Their Libraries in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: A Bibliographical Essay. Occasional Papers No. 140.
Zubatsky, David S.
This bibliographical study of colleges and their libraries established during the colonial and early national periods of American history concerns both institutional histories and the availability of books and the nature of the collections in these institutions' libraries. It identifies sources which will aid the library historian and calls attention to the gaps and desiderata in the literature on this subject. The essay supports the notion that early American college libraries developed as an important part of the total higher educational process. An introductory survey of early American college characteristics is followed by bibliographies and general resource listings for both colleges and libraries. The remainder of the bibliographic essay is arranged by founding dates of the nine colonial colleges. A brief section at the end discusses the libraries of several colleges founded in post-Revolutionary America. (Author/FM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, College Libraries, Colleges, Colonial History (United States), Essays, Library Collections, United States History
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Graduate School of Library Science.