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ERIC Number: ED352965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
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The Lincoln Public Library: A Historical Study of a Carnegie Public Library.
Burritt, Susanne R.
In 1903, Andrew Carnegie provided the community of Lincoln, Illinois, with a $25,000 grant to build a public library. The purpose of this study was to determine if the Lincoln Public Library conforms to the general characteristics of Carnegie public libraries as defined by George S. Bobinski, a leading researcher in the area of Carnegie public libraries. This comprehensive history of the library include: (1) a study of the existing library service in the community at the time of the awarding of the grant; (2) information regarding the architecture of the building, including the selection of a building site, original building plans, and later additions and renovations made to the building; (3) the community's method for raising the money for the annual maintenance pledge for the library; and (4) a study of the current use of the library building. Data for the study were compiled from primary and secondary data sources, including the Carnegie Library Correspondence microfilm, interviews with past and present librarians, and original library records and building documents. An examination of this information shows that the Lincoln Library does conform to the general characteristics of Carnegie Libraries. Three appendices provide a chronology of key events in the history of the Lincoln Library; copies of stock, a list of original shareholders, and the articles of incorporation for the Lincoln Library Association; and a pictorial history of the library. (Contains 57 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Historical Materials
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Language: English
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