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Work and Sing: Children's Literature and the Cultural Front, 1935–1945

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers how the conditions of production and dissemination of children's literature changed beginning in the mid-1930s, and looks at the particular ways that leftists, in response to ... More


Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Julia L. Mickenberg

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

At the height of the Cold War, dozens of radical and progressive writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, booksellers, and teachers cooperated to create and disseminate children's books that ... More


“Pink-Tinged Pages”?: McCarthyism and Children's Literature

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the impact of McCarthyism on the production, content, and reception of children's literature, tracing a path from 1946 when the children's literature field seemed particularly ... More


Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929

Markus Krajewski

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015899
eISBN:
9780262298216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015899.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Today on almost every desk in every office sits a computer. Eighty years ago, desktops were equipped with a nonelectronic data processing machine: a card file. This book traces the evolution of this ... More


Professions

Arna Bontemps

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0017
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses some of the professions practiced by the Negroes in Illinois during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In I. C. Harris's Colored Men's Professional and Business ... More


Where Are the Scary Books?: The Place of Scary Books for Children in School and Children’s Libraries

Kirsten Kowalewski

in Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806444
eISBN:
9781496806482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This essay closes the study of children’s horror from the perspective of a children’s librarian (albeit one who runs the website Monster Librarian). Kowalewski considers how “Librarians able to ... More


Thinking in Boxes

Markus Krajewski and Peter Krapp

in Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015899
eISBN:
9780262298216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015899.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Two lines of development in the second half of the eighteenth century differentiated the previously closely related functions of librarian and scholar. One points directly to the education of ... More


American Arrival

Markus Krajewski and Peter Krapp

in Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015899
eISBN:
9780262298216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015899.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes how the library card index reached the New World and developed into a card index system for business use. It reconstructs the independent “invention” of an old European paper ... More


Back to Hindman

Carol Boggess

in James Still: A Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174181
eISBN:
9780813174815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174181.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1950s Still gained the reputation of being a hermit, but he established close, long-lasting friendships with nearby families, especially Monroe Amburgey and his children. And people sought ... More


Libraries on the Superhighway – Rest Stop or Roadkill?

Peter Wright (ed.)

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In a discursive essay on the impact of computer technology on libraries and learning, Wolfe opens by arguing that contemporary America is adapting to ignorance and illiteracy and characterises ... More


The New York Public Library

Ethelene Whitmire

in Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038501
eISBN:
9780252096419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038501.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses Regina's decades-long battle with the New York Public Library (NYPL). For all that she was doing for the NYPL, Regina believed that she was neither being paid a wage that ... More


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