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Mr. H. M. Cashmore on the Moscow Libraries

Mr. H. M. Cashmore on the Moscow Libraries 82 LIBRARY REVIEW quite inadequate owing to the Mr . H . M . Cashmore on great increase in the stock of books th e Moscow Libraries and various activities .. . It had It will be remembered that in been specially designed and in­ 1936-7 a survey of libraries abroad tended to house eleven million was made on the basis of funds volumes. The present stock is provided by the Rockefeller 6,500,000 volumes." Foundation, and in that connexion "Th e Russian National Library Mr . H. M. Cashmore visited is said to contain 2,400,000 Russia. Since then Moscow, like volumes. It has a separate catalogue many of our British cities, has on cards, and includes books been badly plastered in the course written in or translated into all the of the war, and the libraries dis­ languages of the Union." organised. It will be understood, "Th e Library of Foreign Litera­ therefore, that the conditions as ture was founded in 1922, when it viewed by Mr. Cashmore are incorporated a small existing probably considerably different library. It is housed in a building to-day ; but, even so, the survey formerly used as a church . . . The made by him indicates the salient watchword here, as in many other features of the Moscow Library Russian libraries, is 'self-educa­ Service, and we recommend readers tion'." interested in the subject to refer to A visit to a specimen "mass" th e Russian section in A Survey of library is also described. This was Libraries published by the Library said to serve a population of about Association in 1938, and edited 48,000 people. It was open from for it by Mr. Lionel R. McColvin. 10 a.m. to p.m. each day in Th e Lenin Public Library "is Winter. It ran two small libraries housed in a most beautiful building in neighbouring parks in the which is very large, but has become Summer. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

Mr. H. M. Cashmore on the Moscow Libraries

Library Review , Volume 10 (4): 1 – Apr 1, 1945

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82 LIBRARY REVIEW quite inadequate owing to the Mr . H . M . Cashmore on great increase in the stock of books th e Moscow Libraries and various activities .. . It had It will be remembered that in been specially designed and in­ 1936-7 a survey of libraries abroad tended to house eleven million was made on the basis of funds volumes. The present stock is provided by the Rockefeller 6,500,000 volumes." Foundation, and in that connexion "Th e Russian National Library Mr . H. M. Cashmore visited is said to contain 2,400,000 Russia. Since then Moscow, like volumes. It has a separate catalogue many of our British cities, has on cards, and includes books been badly plastered in the course written in or translated into all the of the war, and the libraries dis­ languages of the Union." organised. It will be understood, "Th e Library of Foreign Litera­ therefore, that the conditions as ture was founded in 1922, when it viewed by Mr. Cashmore are incorporated a small existing probably considerably different library. It is housed in a building to-day ; but, even so, the survey formerly used as a church . . . The made by him indicates the salient watchword here, as in many other features of the Moscow Library Russian libraries, is 'self-educa­ Service, and we recommend readers tion'." interested in the subject to refer to A visit to a specimen "mass" th e Russian section in A Survey of library is also described. This was Libraries published by the Library said to serve a population of about Association in 1938, and edited 48,000 people. It was open from for it by Mr. Lionel R. McColvin. 10 a.m. to p.m. each day in Th e Lenin Public Library "is Winter. It ran two small libraries housed in a most beautiful building in neighbouring parks in the which is very large, but has become Summer.

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Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1945

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