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Main Author: Van Slyck, Abigail Ayres.
Format: Book
Published:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998.
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Table of Contents:
  • Figures Graphs Table
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • One. Giving: The Reform of American Library
  • Philanthropy Librarians vs. Architects Andrew Carnegie
  • Enters the Philanthropic Game Carnegie's Reform of American Philanthropy
  • Defining "The Modern Library Idea" Designing the Modern
  • Library Carnegie's Reform of American
  • Library Architecture Redefining the Nature of Library Use Conclusion
  • Two. Making: The Marketing of Library Design
  • The Culture of Professionalism
  • The Library Bureau and the Modern Library
  • The Impact of the Carnegie Library Program Conclusion
  • Three. Taking: Libraries and Cultural Politics
  • Part I. Cultural Politics in Larger Cities
  • The Impact of the Carnegie Library Program
  • Building the Central Library
  • Building Branch Libraries Conclusion
  • Four. Taking: Libraries and Cultural Politics
  • Part II. Cultural Politics in Smaller Towns
  • Carnegie's Reception in Small-Town America
  • Male and Female Visions of the Library
  • The Temple in the Park Conclusion
  • Five. Working: The Feminization of Librarianship
  • Engendering American Librarianship
  • Engendering Library Design
  • Transcending the Limits of the Gendered Work Station Conclusion
  • Six. Reading: The Experiences of Children as Library
  • Users Coming of Age in the Small-Town Library
  • Claiming New Space in Urban Branches Conclusion Postscript
  • Appendix 1. Notes on the Erection of Library Buildings
  • Appendix 2. Carnegie Libraries Sampled in Table 4.1 and Graphs 4.1-4.5
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • I. Primary Sources
  • II. Secondary Sources
  • Index

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