Library History Seminar XI Draft Program

Thursday, October 27

4:00 – 8:30 OPENING SESSION

INTRODUCTION

Welcome
Boyd Rayward, Conference Co-Organizer, Presiding

This seminar honors Professor Donald G. Davis, School of Information at the University of Texas and former editor of Libraries & Culture.

Remarks:
D.K. Krummel, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois
David B. Gracy, II, Editor of Libraries & the Cultural Record

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Introduced by Christine Jenkins, Conference Co-Organizer

Kathy Peiss
University of Pennsylvania
"Cultural Policy in a Time of War: The American Response to Endangered Libraries, 1939-1946"

5:30 - 7:00 Reception

7:00-8:00 Dinner

Friday, October 28

7:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 PLENARY SPEAKERS

Jorge Orlando Melo Gonzalez, Director
Banco de la Republica Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango
Bogota, Colombia
"Educating Peasants and Forming Citizens: Social Change and Public Libraries in Colombia in the Twentieth Century."

Archie L. Dick
Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria
Pretoria, South Africa
"The Books Were Just the Props: Public Libraries and Contested Space in Cape Town Townships in the 1980s."

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 CONCURRENT PAPER SESSIONS

LIBRARIES AND CURRENT CONFLICTS I

"New Realities: Russian Libraries after the Fall of Communism.”
Ellen Knutson
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"What Was Lost in Iraq 2003: An Overview and Update.”
Nabil Al-Tikriti
University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

"Book Destruction and Ethnic Violence in India and Kashmir."
Rebecca Knuth
University of Hawaii

LIBRARY SERVICE TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS I

"Reading to Topsy: A Discussion of Publication and Access to African American Children's Literature.”
Mary Kelleher
University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX

"Bridging the Gap in Early Library Education History for African Americans: The Negro Teacher-Librarian Training Program, 1936-1939.”
Allison M. Sutton
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

LIBRARIES IN THE BALKANS

"The Syndrome of Phoenix: National Library of Slovenia, 1941-1950.”
Eva Kodric-Dacic
University Library, Slovenia

"Can War Destroy National Heritage Kept in Libraries? A Croatian Example.”
Kornelija Petr
Jusop Juraj Strossmayer, University of Osijek, Croatia

"Crimes of War Crimes of Peace: Destruction of Libraries During and After the Balkan Wars of the 1990s.”
Andras J. Riedlmayer
Harvard University

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:30 CONCURRENT PAPER SESSIONS

LIBRARY COLLECTIONS I

"War and Peace in the Reconstruction of the Chinese Imperial Collections, 1127-1155."
Hilde De Weerdt
University of Tennessee

"Like Another Nebuchadnezzar: A Protestant Prince and His Library.”
Lisa Kirch
Sarofim School of Fine Arts, Southwestern University, Austin, TX

"Badly Wanted, But Not for Reading: The Unending Odyssey of the Wensu Ge Siku Quanshu.“ Chengzhi Wang
Columbia University, NY

"The Music Collection of the Prussian State Library at the Jagiellonian Library in Kraków, Poland: Past, Present, and Future Developments.”
Marek Sroka
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ALA IN THE POST-WORLD WAR II / COLD WAR ERA

"American Librarianship in the Cold War: The Early Years of ALA 's Second International Relations Office.”
Margaret S. Dalton
Univeristy of Alabama

"Publishing American Values: The Franklin Book Programs as Cold War Cultural Diplomacy.”
Louise S. Robbins
University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Man's Right to Knowledge: Columbia University 's Cold War Bicentennial.”
Jean Preer
Indiana University-Indianapolis

"ACONDA and ANACONDA: Social Change and the Institutional Construction of Contested Meanings.”
Douglas Raber
University of Missouri

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:30 CONCURRENT PAPER SESSIONS

LIBRARY COLLECTIONS II

"'Why Girls Go Wrong'? Advising Female Teen Readers in the Early Twentieth Century.”
J.B. Pierce
University of Iowa

"The Story of Ferdinand Between the Wars: The Birth of Subversive Children's Literature.”
Sharon McQueen
The University of Kentucky

"Publishing in Wartime: The Modern Library Series During the Second World War.”
Gordon B. Neavill
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

LIBRARIES IN AFRICA

"Send Your Books on Active Service: The Books for the Troops Scheme During the Second World War, 1939-1945.”
Archie L. Dick
Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa

"Colonial and Post-Colonial Somaliland: How Religion and Politics Have Impacted on Book and Educational Development.”
Anthony Olden
Thames Valley University, London

"Things Fall Apart: South African Libraries in Transition from Arpartheid Regime to Democratic Rule.”
Clare Walker
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

LIBRARY SERVICE TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS II

"What Message Does it Have? Race, Social Change, and Book Lovers, 1925-1941.”
Christine Pawley
The University of Iowa

"Unannounced and Unexpected: The Desegregation of Houston Public Library in the Early 1950s.”
Cheryl Knott Malone
University of Arizona

6:30 - 7:30 Dinner

7:30 - 9:30 AFTER DINNER PROGRAM

Narrated Slide Show:
Chilean Libraries During and After Dictatorship; A slide show."
Created by Clara Budnik Sinay,
Director of Libraries, Archives and Museums, Chile
and presented by Al Kagan

This powerful presentation explores the profound impact upon the intellectual life of Chile and its intellectual institutions, such as libraries and universities, during the 27-year Pinochet military dictatorship. It presents some of the steps taken to find the lost heritage of that period and to share with the public declassified documents concerning the American involvement in the military coup. Human rights archives from the period have been included in the UNESCO Memory of the World project.

Videorecording:
"Save and Burn;" A Documentary by Julian Samuel.
(Filmmakers Library, 2004)

This compelling documentary provides a succinct history of the importance of libraries from the ancient Sumerians to present day Iraq. "If the juxtaposition of placid images of libraries where silence reigns with images of armed conflict in Israel/Palestine and Iraq strikes the viewer as jarring at first, upon reflection, one realizes that it is not the images that jar, but reality itself. Why burn books - alongside countless human beings - if not to reduce the truth to ashes? Moreover, such contrasting imagery speaks to the need for librarians to take to the streets to defend their privilege to continue to house the patrimony of humanity." - Maya Khankhoje

Saturday, October 29

7:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:30 CONCURRENT PAPER SESSIONS

LIBRARY SERVICE TO CHILDREN

"Librarians, Books and African American Children: Negotiating the Childrens Department, 1932-1945.
Moira Hinderer
University of Chicago

"Children who read good books usually behave better and have good manners': The Founding of the Notre Dame de Grace Library for Boys and Girls During the Second World War.”
Chris Lyons
McGill University, Montreal

"Remembering the Forgotten War: the Korean War in Children's Literature.”
Sarah Park
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

LIBRARIES IN PARIS

"The Bibliotheque Nationale in 1792-1793: Becoming a National Institution During the French Revolution.”
Bette Oliver
University of Texas at Austin

"The Paris Commune of 1871 and the Bibliotheque Nationale.”
Gerald S. Greenberg
Ohio State University

"The American Library in Paris, 1939-1945.”
Mary Niles Maack
University of California, Los Angeles

U.S. LIBRARY SERVICE DURING WORLD WAR II

"Doing Their Part: The Provision of Library Services in San Diego County During World War II.”
Tamara L. Shaw
University of San Diego, CA

"Bookcases of Cultural Maintenance or Resistance: Japanese Language Library Collections in American Concentration Camps, 1942-1946.”
Andrew B. Wertheimer
University of Hawaii

"Book on Trial: Witch Hunt in the Heartland and a Nation's Response, 1940-1943.”
Wayne Wiegand and Shirley Wiegand
Florida State University, Tallahassee; Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00 – 1:00 CONCURRENT PAPER SESSIONS

EUROPEAN LIBRARIES IN WORLD WAR II

"Libraries in Exile as Agents of German-Jewish Cultural Memory.”
Nikola von Merveldt
Universite de Montreal, Canada

"The Thereisenstadt Ghetto Central Library, 1941-1945: Reading and Books as Means of Defiance and Escape.”
Miriam Intrator
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, New York

"Extracting Information From Books Acquired as War Booty: Finnish Experts Analyzing Soviet Books 1941-1944.”
Ilkka Mäkinen
University of Tampere, Finland

"Reading in France During the Second World War."
Martine Poulain
Institut National d'histoire de l'art Library

LIBRARIES IN ASIA

"Loss of a Recorded Heritage: Destruction of the Hanlin Academy during the Peking Siege of 1900."
Cheng Huanwen, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China
Donald G. Davis, Jr., University of Texas at Austin

"From Reading Guidance to Thought Control: The Evolving Role of Japanese Public Libraries during the Fifteen-Year War.”
Sharon Domier
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"Tianyige Library: A True Symbol of Chinese Wisdom and Civilization: A Remarkable Survivor of War-Time, Revolution and Social Changes Over Four Centuries.”
Ping Situ
University of Arizona

1:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:30 PLENARY SPEAKERS

Enes Kujundzic, Director
National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
"Sarajevo's National and University Library as Casualty of War."

Jacques Hellemans, Librarian
Free University Library of Brussels, Belgium
"Rebuilding Libraries in the Congo."

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:30 CONCURRENT PAPER SESSIONS

LIBRARY SERVICE DURING WORLD WAR I

"Arsenals of Scientific and Technical Information Public Technical and Commercial Libraries in Britain during the First World War.”
Alistair Black
School of Information Management, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

"From Refuge to Risk: Children and Public Libraries in World War I.”
Melanie A. Kimball
SUNY-Buffalo

"Les Heures Joyeuses: Childrens Libraries and Educational Reconstruction in Belgium, 1920-1938.”
Debra Mitts Smith
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

LIBRARIES AND CURRENT CONFLICTS II

"Romanian Libraries Coping with Social Change Under Three Forms of Government: From a Kingdom, to a Communist State, to an Emerging Democracy.”
Hermina G.B. Anghelescu
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

"Signed, Sealed, Delivered: I'm Yours!: U.S. Creation, Funding and Promotion of the 'Independent Libraries Project' in Cuba."
Rhonda Neugebauer
University of California, Riverside

6:30-7:30 Dinner

8:00-10:00 Library History Round Table AUCTION

Sunday, October 30

7:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:30-11:30 SUMMARY AND IMPLICATIONS SESSION

"'Working at the Intersection of Grief and History': Oral History and Recording Tragedy Post-Katrina/Rita."
Al Stein, Former Head of Louisiana Division, New Orleans Public Library and City Archives Collection

"Is There a Moral Obligation to Preserve Cultural Heritage?”
Michele V. Cloonan
Simmons College, Boston MA

Commentaries on LHSXI and the future of library history research:

Alistair Black
Professor of Information History, Leeds Metropolitan University Library and Editor, Library History

Mary Niles Maack
Professor, Department of Information Studies, University of California at Los Angeles

John Y. Cole
Director, Center for the Book in the Library of Congress

11:30-12:30 Lunch and Departure

Last update: October 21, 2005
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