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Publication Date: 2001
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Libraries as Agencies of Culture. Print Culture History in Modern America.
Augst, Thomas, Ed.; Wiegand, Wayne A., Ed.
American Studies, v42 n3 Fall 2001
This theme issue contains the following articles on libraries as agencies of culture: (1) "American Libraries and Agencies of Culture" (Thomas Augst); (2) "The Sound of the Civic: Reading Noise at the New York Public Library" (Ari Kelman); (3) "High Culture, Low Culture: The Singular Duality of the Library of Congress" (Elizabeth Jane Aikin); (4) "Home Libraries and the Institutionalization of Everyday Practices among Antebellum New Englanders" (Rondal J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray); (5) "Reading versus the Red Bull: Cultural Constructions of Democracy and the Public Library in Cold War Wisconsin" (Christine Pawley); (6) "The Celebration of Health in the Celebration Library" (Juris Dilevko and Lisa Gottleib); (7) "Exploring the American Idea at the New York Public Library" (Jean L. Preer); (8) "'We Have Become Too Tender-Hearted': The Language of Gender in the Public Library, 1880-1920" (Jacalyn Eddy); (9) "The Roosevelt Presidential Library: A Shift in Commemoration" (Benjamin Hufbauer); and (10) "Antebellum Libraries in Richmond and New Orleans and the Search for the Practices and Preferences of 'Real' Readers" (Emily B. Todd). Each article contains references. (MES)
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Note: American Studies journal theme title: "The Library as an Agency of Culture."