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ERIC Number: ED468226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87845-121-8
ISSN: ISSN-0276-1769
Winsor, Dewey, and Putnam: The Boston Experience. Occasional Papers.
Davis, Donald G., Jr.; Carpenter, Kenneth E.; Wiegand, Wayne A.; Aikin, Jane
This volume contains three papers about early library leaders with Boston (Massachusetts) connections. Donald G. Davis, Jr. provides an introduction to the papers. "Justin Winsor, Librarian and Scholar" (Kenneth E. Carpenter) discusses the life of Justin Winsor, who was director of the Boston Public Library (1868-76), president of the American Library Association, and Director of the Harvard University Library (1877-97). "Dewey in Boston: 1876-1883" (Wayne A. Wigand) summarizes Melvil Dewey's career, focusing on his years in Boston. "Referred to the Librarian, with Power To Act: Herbert Putnam and the Boston Public Library" (Jane Aikin) traces the roots of Putnam's achievements as director of the Boston Public Library (1895-99), leading to his appointment as Librarian of Congress. All of the papers contain references. (MES)
Occasional Papers, The Publications Office, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 501 E. Daniel St., Champaign, IL 61820 ($8, plus shipping). Tel: 217-333-1359; Fax: 217-244-7329; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)