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American Women's History, A Research Guide: Librarianship
- Bibliography of print and online sources.
Archives of lis-libhist
- Mailing list associated with the Library History Group. Searchable logs and subscription information.
Branch Libraries in the Bronx: A History with Selected Photographs
- Illustrated history of the New York Public Library branches.
Celebrating a Century of Service to Children
- Illinois Libraries article examines the history of the Children's Services Department at the Champaign Public Library from 1899-1999.
Celebrating Women's Achievements: Women in Canadian Librarianship and Bibliography
- Biographical sketches of pioneers in library work and Canadiana.
The Davies Project at Princeton University: Research into the History of University Libraries in the United States and the History of their Collections
- Database of United States libraries in existence before 1876, searchable by location and type.
The Histories of Central Vermont's Libraries
- Accounts of public libraries in several small towns.
History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries
- Biographical material, photographs and details of his benefactions in Pennsylvania.
Illinois State Library: 1818-1870
- Article from Illinois Libraries details the history of the State Library in the 19th Century.
Infography about Library Instruction -- History
- Sources recommended by a librarian whose research specialty is the history of library instruction.
The Infography about Public Libraries -- United States -- History
- Sources recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the history of U.S. public libraries.
Intellectual Freedom Within the Profession: A Look Back at Freedom of Expression and the Alternative Library Press
- Overview by Toni Samek of early radical library publications focusing on Synergy, Alternatives In Print and Prejudices And Antipathies.
Jefferson's Legacy: A Brief History of the Library of Congress
- Official guide to the development of its role as a national library, with descriptions of its buildings, a timeline of acquisitions and a list of Librarians of Congress.
- History of libraries in Canada and particularly Ontario with annotated photographs, texts and biographies of librarians.
The Library History Buff
- Historical impressions from an amateur perspective and descriptions of librariana with a special focus on postal artefacts.
The Mysterious Fate of the Great Library of Alexandria
- Analysis of the varying accounts of the library's destruction by fire.
The Order of Books
- Facsimile of Thomas Jefferson's manuscript prescribing the arrangement of his personal library, later to form the nucleus of a Library of Congress classified according to his scheme.
South Carolina Library History Project
- All aspects of librarianship in the state, including histories of public, private and academic institutions, biographies and recollections, and special exhibits.
Survivor: The History of the Library
- Article from History Magazine reviewing the evolution of libraries.
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