A Library in the Making: Pioneer History of the Territorial and State Library of Iowa, October 1912

(1912) A Library in the Making: Pioneer History of the Territorial and State Library of Iowa, October 1912. Library of Iowa, State

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Abstract

The discovery of early manuscript reports of Territorial and State Librarians, buried in the mass of old official papers transferred from the several departments of State to the new Department of Archives in the Historical Building, has suggested the propriety of completing as far as possible, the historical record of Iowa's State Library, "from the earliest period to the present time." After a thorough research through the papers on file in the Archives Department, the published Journals and departmental reports in the State Library and documents and private papers loaned me by Mr. Newton R. Parvin, librarian of the Iowa Masonic Library, Cedar Rapids. I am now able to present the following historical sketch, Supplemented by the hitherto unpublished papers referred to this filling a gap in the history of a State institution which from very small beginnings has grown to large proportions and has made for itself a firm place in the respect and esteem of every citizen of Iowa.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Territorial Iowa, State Library, Johnston Bridtgon, Historical Papers, Iowa
Subjects: Education > Libraries and archives
Education > Libraries and archives > Special libraries
History and culture
ID Code: 14627
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 14 Jun 2013 14:51
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2019 18:19
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/14627