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- Explore colonial and early American web content including the American Revolution -- featuring news, videos and historical content.
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Andre Charles Boulle furniture tutorial
- Tutorial page, Andre Charles Boulle. The furniture Master of all times. Replicas of his art work in today's environment
Branch Libraries in the Bronx: A History with Selected Photographs
- History of the Bronx branch libraries including photographs from the Archives of The New York Public Library, a bibliography, and links to present-day branches of The New York Public Library in the Bronx.
Brief History of Library Instruction in the United States
- The development of American library science education.
Carnegie Libraries and Andrew Carnegie
- Comprehensive history of Carnegie Libraries with an emphasis on Pennsylvania. Extensive photographs and facts with great links to other Carnegie Libraries in California, Ohio and elsewhere. Includes biographical information about Andrew Carnegie.
Carnegie Libraries of California
- Photographs and information regarding the 144 library buildings funded by Andrew Carnegie in California, 85 of which are still extant.
Deconstructing the Philanthropic Library: Andrew Carnegie's Millions
- Essay by Michael Lorenzen which examines and applies specific sociological theories as they relate to the philanthropic impulse motivating Carnegie's library charities.
Florida Library History Project
- The University of South Florida's attempt to document the history of every public and academic library in the State of Florida.
Great Library of Alexandria
- History of the ancient Library of Alexandria by Michael Collins. Includes a bibliography and links.
H-LIS: The History of Library and Information Science Listserv
- H-LIS is open to anyone with a mature and abiding interest in the history of libraries, archives and information. Includes subscription information and the list archive.
History of Central Vermont's Libraries
- The history of eighteen public libraries in and around central Vermont. Includes a map of the area.
History of Libraries
- A history of private, royal, imperial, monastic and public libraries by civilization (Mesopotamian to the Renaissance), including a focus on selected libraries. Bilingual site (Greek and English).
Images from the 1876 Report
- 1876 was a banner year for libraries in the United States. By Charley Seavey
Jefferson's Legacy: the Library of Congress
- The history of the Library of Congress as told by the Library of Congress.
- History of Canadian libraries and librarians, especially public libraries in the province of Ontario. Includes photographs and links for library history in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Libraries and Culture
- A print based journal that explores the significance of libraries; their creation, organization and preservation in the context of cultural and social history.
- Links to sources for library history and the history of book, publishing and reading. At the University of Wales Aberystwyth, UK.
Library History Database
- Browsable collection of information on over 27,000 British libraries to 1850.
Library of Alexandria: Ancient and Modern
- History of the ancient Library of Alexandria, Bibliotheca Alexandrina and information regarding the re-establishment of the library in Alexandria. By Professor Moustafa El-Ababadi
Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Ca.: History of Libraries and Schools
- Links to articles including some with illustrations on the history of Santa Cruz, California area public libraries and schools.
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