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Library and Information Science History

Brief History of Library Instruction in the United States of America

Brief account of library instructions taken from articles.

History Magazine: Libraries

Article tracks the evolution of libraries worldwide, from Ancient Egypt to today.

Illinois State Library: 1818-1870

Article provides detailed information on the Illinois State Public Library system in the 19th Century.

Jefferson's Legacy

History of the Library of Congress provides a guide to the development of its role as a national library.

Jefferson's Legacy:A Brief History of the Library of Congress

Brief history of the library with chronological accounts of acquisition, building description and records of librarians.

The Library History Buff

Information about library history with details on collecting memorabilia, artifacts and postcards.

Library History Database: The British Isles to 1850

History database of over 27,000 libraries in the British Isles, with geographically summarized information on each type of library.

Melvil Dewey: Father of Librarianship

Article covers the life of Melvil Dewey, focusing on his contributions to librarianship.

The Mysterious Fate of the Great Library of Alexandria

Inside look at the libraries of Alexandria, their foundation and their fate.Come with articles and author’s journal.

South Carolina Library History Project

An ongoing, collaborative effort of the School of Library and Information Science faculty, its students, and South Carolina librarians to compile and make available the history of every library in the state.

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