Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged Library e

Libraries and World War I

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Wednesday, April 05, 2017
in Exhibits
middleton-ww1-2017 005-72
 
April 6 marks the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I.  The American Library Association through its Library War Service was actively involved in providing books and magazines to the armed forces during the war.  Library service was provided through 41 camp library buildings and many more library stations.  Library service was also provided at military hospitals and in France and Germany. Wisconsin libraries actively cooperated with the American Library Association in its efforts to provide books for soldiers and sailors during World War I. This included participation in nationwide fundraising efforts. Matthew S. Dudgeon, Secretary of the Wisconsin Free Library Commission and a member of the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame, took a leave of absence to serve in the Library War Service. He was in charge of all camp libraries in the U. S., and later served in France. For the month of April the Middleton Public Library has an exhibit on display about ALA’s Library War Service (see photo above). Many organizations will be commemorating the U.S. involvement in WWI in the months ahead. The American Library Association Archives which has an outstanding collection of archival materials related to the Library War Service will be doing a number of things to commemorate ALA’s involvement in the war.  The Archives has already posted several outstanding articles on its blog. I have also written a number of articles about the Library War Service on The Library History Buff Blog. If you would be interested in hosting an exhibit at your library, contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Categories

Popular Tags

Lowell W. Wilson Cam Academic Librarians School of Library and Information Studies 24 Hall of Fame 2018 T. B. Scott Free Public Library books-by-mail Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Hall of Fame 2015 Meter mail slogans buil state historical society Jane K. Billings Library e Tower Hill Wisconsin UW-Madison school of library and information studies caly film Postcards Hall of Fame 2010 American Library Association Bob Bochfer Library Artifacts Digital Collections Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends campaign Library People Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs campaign ca Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Sandra Friedman Dolnick WWI Library War Service William J. Wilson Katharine MacDonald Jones Wisconsin Rapids Rusk County Community Library Campaign Hall of Fame 2011 CCBC I Love Libraries Increase A. Lapham Dianne McAfee Hopkins Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Louise S. Robbins Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries Hall of Fame 2015 UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Gerald A. Somers Hall of Fame 2015 Ruby Roeder library exhibit Delia Ovitz WLA 125 S. Janice Kee Ruth Ann Montgomery Wisconsin State Law Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Matthew S. Dudgeon Historical Register Hall of Fame 2018 archives Beloit Public Library Library Buidlings Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Middleton Public Library Wisconsin Library Heritage Center People 14 background cam Hall of Fame 2016 Library people White House Conference on Library and Information Services Brown County Library Hall of Fame 2013 presentations Special libraries Events Hall fo Fame 2012 membership libraries School libraries James Huff Stout Hall of Fame 2017 Pinback buttons caly film Charles Bunge Oshkosh Public Library Lutie Eugenia Stearns Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Brown Deer Public Library Beaver Dam Public Library Carl Spitzweg WLA 125 Hall of Fame 2015 Library people Postcards campa Hall of Fame 2012 James Duane Doty Larry T. Nix Black River Falls WAAL Campaign Wisconsin Library Association 10 Black River Falls Public Library Gilbert H. Doane National Bookmobile Day Publications library education Irene W. Newman anniversaries traveling libraries Wisconsin Free Library Commission Hall of Fame 2008 Sarah Janice Kee Hall of Fame 2009 Eratus Swift Wilcox Lutie Stearns Wisconsin Library Bulletin Portage Public Library McMillan Memorial Library Parcel post Appleton Public Library Clinton Public Library Hall of Fame 2012 Amer Jerome P. Daniels Public library systems National Library Week Library celebrations Anniversaries Capitol Fire 1904 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries American Library Association Library War Service Public libraries Hall of Fame 2015 John Miller Chancellor 28 Peter G. Hamon Edward Asahel Birge Council on Library and Network Development Elroy Public Library COLAND 23 Cooperative Children's Book Center Library Buildings Hall campaign library memorabilia Marketing-Publicity Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Brown Deer Public Library hall of Suring Area Public Library Klaus Linderfelt Carnegie libraries 27 Evansville Wisconsin 11 Hartford Public Library Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide Bernard Schwab 20 WLA 125 Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Campaign UW-Milwaukee Libraries Hall of Fame 2014 Wayne A. Wiegand 22 Uncategorized Superior Carnegie Libraries library legislation State Law Library Ice Storm Dorothea M. Krause Pewaukee Public Library Eager Free Public Library Anniversaries Library History 21 Wisconsin Free Library Commission caly film trav Events & Meetings Bookmobiles Events & Meetings Manitowoc Public Library Nolan I. Neds Hall of Fame 2012 Centennial bed and breakfast Library Trustees Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Postcards Soughton Public Library Helen Adams Milwaukee Public Library Public libraries Milwaukee Public Library Buttons WHCLIS Academic Libraries Library Systems Orrilla Blackshear Frank Avery Hutchins Woman's Congress WLA 125 World War I Exhibits Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Madison Public Library Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Zona Gale Clarence Brown Lester Ripon Public Library J. D. Witter bookworm Richard E. Krug Robert Bocher Inform Wisconsin Cornelia Marving Pierce Postcards Milwaukee Art Museum Gertrude Thurow John J. Jax Lucy E. Smith Morris DeForest Area Public Library Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo