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AbstractMuch attention has been paid to the great American book collectors of the past; and deservedly so, for many of them enormously enriched libraries in the United States. But equally important were the librarians who dealt with such collectors and created a climate which encouraged their...
AbstractThe Stalinization of Polish libraries began on a large scale in the late 1940s, but in the early postwar period of 1945-46 there were already distressing signs such as the imposition of strict censorship and growing government control over public, private, and research libraries. The...
AbstractThis paper is an updated version of a talk given at the second Anglo-German Seminar on Library History (‘The Universal Library’), held at the German Historical Institute in Bloomsbury Square, London, in September 1996. In the context of that conference, it describes how the present-day...
AbstractCharles Fraser Mackintosh was closely associated with the city and county of Inverness, particularly as a Member of Parliament. He advocated education in the Gaelic language and was involved in the Highland land question on the side of the crofters’ movement. He published a number of...
AbstractBenefaction registers have not been widely studied and are particularly rich sources for studying the history of Oxford colleges and their libraries. They exist not just as historical records of acts of donation (for which on some occasions they may be unreliable), but also as...
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