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

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo