This category is for library history in the inclusive sense of the history of collections of books and their management. Histories of libraries individually and collectively, the history of library buildings and equipment and the development of the profession of librarianship are all relevant.
Bibliography of print and online sources.
Mailing list associated with the Library History Group. Searchable logs and subscription information.
Illustrated history of the New York Public Library branches.
Illinois Libraries article examines the history of the Children's Services Department at the Champaign Public Library from 1899-1999.
Biographical sketches of pioneers in library work and Canadiana.
Biographical material, photographs and details of his benefactions in Pennsylvania.
Article from Illinois Libraries details the history of the State Library in the 19th Century.
Sources recommended by a librarian whose research specialty is the history of library instruction.
Overview by Toni Samek of early radical library publications focusing on Synergy, Alternatives In Print and Prejudices And Antipathies.
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.
All aspects of librarianship in the state, including histories of public, private and academic institutions, biographies and recollections, and special exhibits.
Article from History Magazine reviewing the evolution of libraries.
Database of United States libraries in existence before 1876, searchable by location and type.
Sources recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the history of U.S. public libraries.
Historical impressions from an amateur perspective and descriptions of librariana with a special focus on postal artefacts.
Analysis of the varying accounts of the library's destruction by fire.
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.
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