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Andrew Carnegie"s role in American public library development

George Sylvan Bobinski

Andrew Carnegie"s role in American public library development

by George Sylvan Bobinski

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Carnegie, Andrew, -- 1835-1919.,
  • Public libraries -- United States -- History.

  • The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationxi, 347 leaves
    Number of Pages347
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16539364M

    American Library Association. “ALA Library Fact Sheet: Number of Libraries in the United States.” Bobinski, George S. Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association, Farrell, Michele. “A Brief History of National Support for Libraries in the United States.”.   The Carnegie Library in Herne Hill, London, funded by a grant from Andrew Carnegie, designed by Wakeford and Sons and opened in Photo: Tom Betts/Wikimedia Commons These pioneering motivations encapsulate the dynamism that was to characterise the public library over the next century and a half: a public institution that sought to satisfy.

    By Andrew Carnegie had endowed five organizations in the United States and three in the United Kingdom, and had given away over $43 million for public library buildings and close to $ million for other purposes. Nevertheless, ten years after the sale of the Carnegie Steel Company, he still had more than $ million and, at the age of. Carnegie is best known for the nearly 3, public libraries he helped build. As a young man in Allegheny City, Carnegie spent most of his evenings at the library of Col. James Anderson, a prosperous local businessman who gave working boys free access to his 1,volume library.

    CHICAGO — Winners of two new annual literary prizes—the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction—will be announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., in June. This is the first time that ALA, which sponsors the prestigious Youth Media Awards including the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals for children’s. The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than years. Founded in , NYPL is the nation’s largest public library system, featuring a unique combination of 88 neighborhood branches and four scholarly research centers, bringing together an.


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Andrew Carnegie"s role in American public library development by George Sylvan Bobinski Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ultimately, the public library is a station of hope, a link in the chain of being which unites knowledge and humanity, past and future.

Borges imagined paradise not as a garden, but as a library. Following Andrew Carnegie’s example, let us continue striving to ensure that the public library does not become a paradise lost. Get this from a library. Andrew Carnegie's role in American public library development.

[George Sylvan Bobinski]. The American Library Association, now the oldest and largest library association in the world, was founded in Philadelphia in The city's public lending library, the Free Library of Philadelphia, was established in Yet prior to Carnegie's grant, the Free Library had no purpose-built library.

Yet, libraries, as we understand them, would not exist without Andrew Carnegie, the “Patron Saint of Libraries.” As this year marks the centennial of Carnegie’s death, I would like to reflect on the significance of Carnegie’s role in the development of the American public library system.

Andrew Carnegie / k ɑːr ˈ n ɛ ɡ i / kar-NEG-ee (Novem – Aug ) was a Scottish-American industrialist, and ie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and became one of the richest Americans in history. He became a leading philanthropist in the United States and in the British en: Margaret Carnegie Miller.

Yet libraries, as we understand them, would not exist without Andrew Carnegie, the ‘Patron Saint of Libraries.’ As this year marks the centennial of Carnegie’s death, I would like to reflect on the significance of his role in the development of the American public library system.”.

Carnegie Libraries their history and impact on american public library development by George S. Bobinski Carnegie Public library philanthropy in the United States began more than eighty years ago in Many of these library buildings are now being replaced and the originals torn down or used for nonlibrary purposes.

At times, perhaps. When Andrew Carnegie began his quest to populate American towns and cities with libraries the concept of a free lending library was quite fresh and untried.

As a result of Carnegie's largesse American libraries developed a relatively uniform program which remained quite standard until the electronic revolution beginning in the ;s with Reviews: 5.

A Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.A total of 2, Carnegie libraries were built between andincluding some belonging to public and university library systems.

1, were built in the United States, in the United Kingdom and Ireland, in Canada, and others in Australia, South Africa. Download American Lives is a groundbreaking book, the first historically organized anthology of American autobiographical writing, bringing us fifty-five voices from throughout the nation's history, from Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Jonathan Edwards, and Richard Wright to Quaker preacher Elizabeth Ashbridge, con man Stephen Burroughs, and circus impresario P.T.

Barnum. When Louise Whitfield Carnegie, who was born March 7,died on Jthe following obituary was released by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The text is included here courtesy of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. On Tuesday, J Mrs. Andrew Carnegie died at her home in New York City, in her eighty-ninth year.

Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-born American industrialist who led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He was also one of the most important philanthropists of his era. Learn more about how Carnegie made his fortune and about his vast philanthropic activities.

For Andrew Carnegie, books were an indispensable tool for self-improvement and social uplift. Born poor in Scotland inthe future industrialist immigrated to the United States as an. A world away from New York’s halls of power, and the famous, recently hotly debated stacks on 42nd Street, the Eastern Parkway Brooklyn Public Library illustrates the major achievements of Andrew Carnegie’s branch library project: the free community library as an American birthright.

Carnegie’s branch libraries began as early temples of. Carnegie ultimately gave away $60 million to fund a system of 1, public libraries across the country.

"In bestowing charity the main consideration should be to help those who help themselves. How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy At the start of the 20th century, the ruthless, self-made steel industrialist paid $60 million for 1, public libraries to be built. Carnegie libraries constructed in the early s through the philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie played a significant role in transforming the library movement from subscription libraries for special.

Get this from a library. Carnegie libraries: their history and impact on American public library development. [George S Bobinski] -- Carnegie and the Carnegie Corporation provided funding for 1, public library buildings in 1, U.S.

communities between and This philanthropy had a great impact on the growth of public. This essay by the president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York (reprinted from the annual report) opens by noting that the year marks the th anniversary of Andrew Carnegie's support for the planning and development of 65 branch libraries of the New York Public Library System, a gift that came to more than $ million.

Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN Jones, Theodore (). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN Miller, Durand R. Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, – New York. The Los Angeles Public Library, a beneficiary of Andrew Carnegie’s gift in to build 10 library branches, now has 67 branches and 4 bookmobiles serving the largest population of any library system in the U.S.

Eighty percent of the children from kindergarten through grade 3 in the Los Angeles Unified School District are not reading at.A public library is a library that is accessible by the general public and is usually funded from public sources, such as taxes.

It is operated by librarians and library paraprofessionals, who are also civil servants. There are five fundamental characteristics shared by public libraries: they are generally supported by taxes (usually local, though any level of government can and may.Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business (Library of American Biography) at Read .