Four Contributions to the Cultural History of Libraries

October 4, 2003, Barker Center for the Humanities, Harvard University

Co-sponsored with the History of the Book Seminar at the Barker Center for the Humanities, the program included four papers: “The Librarian in loco parentis” by Matthew Battles, Coordinating Editor of the Harvard Library Bulletin and author of Library: An Unquiet History “‘A beginning is made’: Women and Harvard’s nineteenth-century card catalogue” by Barbara A. Mitchell, Head of Public Services, Frances Loeb Library, Harvard University Graduate School of Design “‘Variously employed’: Sir Sidney Cockerell and the Boston Public Library” by William P. Stoneman, Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University “Building ‘wisdom and stability’: Mary Lowell Putnam’s library and women’s book culture in nineteenth-century Boston” by Helena Toth, Graduate Student in Modern European History, Harvard University

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