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Miriam Braverman librarians oral history collection, 1970-1973

Project: Miriam Braverman librarians oral history collection,
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Phys. Desc. :Sound recording: 42 sound cassettes Sound recording: 2 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Scope and Contents

Miriam Braverman conducted the interviews for her monograph Youth, Society, and the Public Library, which was published by the American Library Association in 1979. The book examined the development of youth librarianship and the philosophy and work of librarians in this area of practice. Braverman focuses on periods of development in three library systems: the New York Public Library from 1920-1966, the Cleveland Public Library from 1926-1959, and the Enoch Pratt Free Library from 1932-1962 The collection's narrators are: Augusta Baker, Mildred Batchelder, Florence Bayles, Betty Bryant, Sam Cornish, Edwin Castagna, Emma Cohn, John Cory, Frances Covington, Anna Curry, Norma Dolezal, Margaret Edwards, Mae Graham, Emerson Greenaway, Bob Greenfield, Helen Harris, Hannah Hunt, Vilma Krusko, Lydia LaFleur, Linda Lapides, Marcella Matejka, Violet Meyer, Margaret Monroe, Lillian Morrison, Beverly Roberts, Jean Roos, Sara Seibert, Ealine Simpson, Grace Slocum, Joan Trebel, Esther Walls, Berenice Wiese, Mabel Williams, Louis Wilson, and Joseph Wheeler


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