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Tunnel Vision and Blind Spots: What the past Tells Us about the Present; Reflections on the Twentieth-Century History of American Librarianship
  • W. Wiegand
  • Sociology
  • The Library Quarterly
  • 1 January 1999
The twentieth-century American library is one of this nation's most understudied yet ubiquitous institutions, possessing a rich history of service to millions of users who over the generations haveExpand
Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library
Introduction 1. 'Improv'd the General Conversation of Americans': Social Libraries Before 1854 2. For 'Plain People': The American Public Library,1854-1876 3. 'The Best Reading for the GreatestExpand
“Tunnel Vision and Blind Spots” Reconsidered: Part of Our Lives (2015) as a Test Case
  • W. Wiegand
  • Sociology
  • The Library Quarterly
  • 26 September 2015
In 1999 Library Quarterly published the author’s article “Tunnel Vision and Blind Spots: What the Past Tells Us about the Present; Reflections on the Twentieth-Century History of AmericanExpand
Irrepressible Reformer: A Biography of Melvil Dewey
Drawing from rare archival materials researched over a period of 15 years, preeminent Dewey historian Wayne Wiegand has produced the first frank and comprehensive biography of the man behind theExpand
American Library History literature, 1947-1997 : Theoretical perspectives?
An examination of fifty years of published research literature in American library history that was facilitated by the Library History Round Table reveals a significant and welcome increase in theExpand
To Reposition a Research Agenda: What American Studies Can Teach the Lis Community about the Library in the Life of the User
  • W. Wiegand
  • Sociology
  • The Library Quarterly
  • 1 October 2003
American libraries do three things very well: (1) they make information accessible to millions of people on many subjects; (2) they provide tens of thousands of places where patrons can meet formallyExpand
Main Street Public Library: Community Places and Reading Spaces in the Rural Heartland, 1876-1956
The United States has more public libraries than it has McDonald s restaurants.By any measure, the American public library is a heavily used and ubiquitous institution. Popular thinking identifiesExpand
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