Gertrude Bell and the evolution of the library tradition in Iraq.

  title={Gertrude Bell and the evolution of the library tradition in Iraq.},
  author={Ian M. Johnson},
This paper discusses Gertrude Bell's involvement in the foundation of the Baghdad Public Library and the Iraq Museum Library, shedding light on issues that have surrounded their creation and development. It identifies Muriel Jesse Forbes as the person who actually initiated the concept for the library that, as a result of Bell's energetic support, became the Baghdad Public Library and ultimately the National Library of Iraq. It also reviews Bell's commitment to the development of a library as… 

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