FORTRESS OF FREEDOM by Lucy alamanos


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The story of the Library of Congress, specialized but interesting as a record of the development and history from Washington's day to the present. The records were shifted from New York, to Philadelphia, to Washington, until finally a permanent library was set up and lines laid down for its protection and care. Politics did some meddling -- with unfortunate results. Public attitudes changed and the importance of the librarians increased, culminating int he agitation over the MacLeish appointment, its pros and cons. Analysis of the divisions, the broadening services, the work in scholarly and educational and cultural fields. Good job on a subject, of interest chiefly to the profession.

Pub Date: April 15th, 1942
Publisher: Lippincott