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.

Error
  • JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with id: 52
Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged WWI Library War Service

Libraries and World War I

Posted by
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. .

Books for Soldiers and Sailors in WWI - An Exhibit

Posted by
has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Sunday, April 01, 2012
in Exhibits

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center sponsors exhibits of Wisconsin Library Memorabilia. One of those exhibits will be on display at the Waupaca Area Library for most of April and May. I will also have an exhibit on the American Library Association Library War Service for the month of April at the Hales Corners Public Library.  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, 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.   I've included some images of the exhibit below.

ala-ww1--blog-overview-72

ala-ww1-blog-map-72

ala-ww1-blog-center-72

ala-ww1-blog-books

ala-ww1-blog-poster-72

Categories

Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo