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READINGS ABOUT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Compiled by Karen Belanger, Humanities and Social Science Division
John Y. Cole, Center for the Book

1991

Every year thousands of people request information describing the
Library of Congress. Students writing reports, as well as tourists
and patrons who have visited the Library, wish to know more about
it. The references listed below may provide a glimpse of the
Library's history, architecture, and collections, as well as an
understanding of the vastness and complexity of its divisions and
services. Works issued by the Government Printing Office may be
available at government depository libraries. Other works,
including periodical articles, should be available at large public
or university libraries.


Benco, Nancy.
Archibald MacLeish : the poet librarian. -- In Librarians of
Congress, 1802-1974. -- Washington : Library of Congress, 1977. --
p. 203-219.
Z720.A4L52
 Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents,
depository item.


Boorstin, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph), 1914-
The republic of letters : Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin
on books, reading, and libraries, 1975-1987 / edited by John Y.
Cole. -- Washington : Library of Congress, 1989.
Z1003.B735 1989


Broderick, John C.
John Russell Young : the internationalist as librarian. -- In
Librarians of Congress, 1802-1974. -- Washington : Library of
Congress, 1977. -- p. 145-175.
Z720.A4L52
 Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents,
depository item.


Cole, John Y.
Ainsworth Rand Spofford : the valiant and persistent Librarian of
Congress. -- In Librarians of Congress, 1802-1974. -- Washington :
Library of Congress, 1977. -- p. 119-141.
Z720.A4L52
 Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents,
depository item.


Cole, John Young.
For Congress and the nation : a chronological history of the
Library of Congress through 1975 / by John Y. Cole. -- Washington
: Library of Congress, 1979. -- xiii, 196 p. : ill.
Z733.U6C565
 Bibliography: p. 177-179.
 Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents,
depository item.

Cole, John Y.
The Library of Congress and American scholarship, 1865-1939. -- In
Libraries and scholarly communication in the United States : the
historical dimension / edited by Phyllis Dain and John Y. Cole. --
New York : Greenwood Press, 1990. -- p. 45-61.
Z675.R45L53 1990

Cole, John Y.
Studying the Library of Congress : resources and research
opportunities. -- In Libraries & culture. -- Vol. 24 (summer 1989);
p.357-366.
Z671.J67

Goodrum, Charles A.
Treasures of the Library of Congress / Charles A. Goodrum ;
photography by Michael Freeman and Jonathan Wallen. -- Rev. and
expanded ed. -- New York : H.N. Abrams, 1991. -- 344 p. -- ill.
(some col.)
Z733.U58G66 1991

Gurney, Gene.
The Library of Congress : a picture story of the world's largest
library / Gene Gurney & Nick Apple ; with special photography by
Joseph Walters and Harold Wise. -- New, updated, rev. ed., 1st rev.
ed. -- New York : Crown Publishers, c1981. -- ix, 180 p. : ill.
Z733.U6 G86 1981

Lacy, Dan.
The Library of Congress : a sesquicentenary review. -- In Library
quarterly. -- Vol. 20 (July and Oct. 1950) ; p. 157-179, 235-258.
Z671.L713

Library of Congress.
Guide to the Library of Congress. -- Washington : Library of
Congress, 1982. -- 119 p. : ill.
Z733.U6L45 1982
 Written by Charles A. Goodrum and Helen W. Dalrymple.
 Concise description of the Library of Congress with color
photographs.

Library of Congress.
Research collections in the information age : the Library of
Congress looks to the future / views by Stephen E. Ostrow and
Robert Zich ; edited by John Y. Cole. -- Washington : The Library,
1990. -- vi, 18 p. -- (The Center for the Book viewpoint series ;
no. 27)
Z733.U58L38 1990

MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-
Champion of a cause : essays and addresses on librarianship /
compiled and with an introd. by Eva M. Goldschmidt. -- Chicago :
American Library Association, 1971. -- xiv, 248 p.
Z665.M158
 Includes bibliographical references.

Mearns, David C.
Herbert Putnam, librarian of the United States. -- In An American
library history reader : contributions to library literature /
[compiled by John David Marshall]. -- Hamden, Conn. : Shoe String
Press, 1961 [c1960]. -- p. 362-410.
Z731.M3

Pierson, Harriet Wheeler, 1874-
Rosemary : reminiscences of the Library of Congress / by Harriet
Wheeler Pierson. -- Washington, 1943. -- 23 p.
Z733.U58P5

Providing reference assistance for machine-readable materials : the
Library of Congress completes a one-year pilot / John Kimball, Jr.,
Suzanne Thorin, Linda Arret. -- In Reference librarian. -- No. 31
(fall/winter 1990) ; p. 31-38.
Z711.R444
 Describes the Machine-Readable Collections Reading Room in its
first year at the Library.

Putnam, Herbert.
The national library : some recent developments. -- In ALA
Bulletin. -- Vol. 22 (Sept. 1928) ; p. 346-355.
Z673.A5B8

Putnam, Herbert.
The Library of Congress. -- In Atlantic monthly. -- Vol. 85 (Feb.
1900) ; p. 145-158.
AP2.A8

Rosenberg, Jane Aiken.
Foundation for service : the 1896 hearings on the Library of
Congress. -- In Journal of library history. -- Vol 21 (winter 1986)
; p. 107-130.
Z671.J67

Rosenberg, Jane Aiken.
The Library of Congress and the professionalization of American
librarianship, 1896-1939. -- 1988.
 Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Michigan.

Salamanca, Lucy.
Fortress of freedom : the story of the Library of Congress / by
Lucy Salamanca ; with a foreword by Archibald MacLeish. --
Philadelphia ; New York : J.B. Lippincott co., 1942. -- 445 p.
front., plates, ports.
Z733.U6S3

Small, Herbert.
The Library of Congress : its architecture and decoration / by
Herbert Small ; edited by Henry Hope Reed ; foreword by Daniel J.
Boorstin ; preface by Arthur Ross ; introduction by Pierce Rice. --
1st ed. -- New York : Norton, c1982. -- 215 p., [16] p. of plates
: ill. (some col.). -- (The Classical America series in art and
architecture)
Z733.U6S6 1982
 Previous ed. published as Handbook of the New Library of Congress.
1901.  

Thomison, Dennis.
FDR, the ALA, and Mr. MacLeish : the selection of a Librarian of
Congress, 1939. -- In Library quarterly. Vol. 42 (Oct. 1972) ; p.
390-398.
Z671.L7l3

Wiegand, Wayne A.
Herbert Putnam's appointment as Librarian of Congress. -- In
Library quarterly. Vol. 49 (July 1979) ; p. 255-282.
Z671.L713 


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