Tag Archives: Carl H. Milam

“Public Library of the High Seas”: ALA and the American Merchant Marine Library Association

Organization Reports File, 1911-1974, Record Series 18/1/26, Folder: Committees - American Merchant Marine Library Association, 1947

The connection between the ALA and the American Merchant Marine Library Association (AMMLA) is a little-known example of collaboration and cooperation between organizations. AMMLA developed out of the World War I Library War Service and ALA’s efforts to provide books and resources to men aboard U. S. vessels. (For more information about the Library War […]

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“Develop the Power that is Within You”: The Harvey Dunn Poster Campaign

Sometimes in the archives you look for one thing and find something completely different, but wonderfully fascinating. A letter for the Harvey Dunn Poster Campaign is one of those great and random finds in the archives. The letter, dated June 26, 1923, was a call for librarians to hang up a poster of a man […]

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American Library in Paris

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As described by Director Dorothy Reeder, the American Library in Paris was a “war baby, born out of that vast number of books sent to the A. E. F. by the American Library Association in the last war.  When hostilities ceased, it embarked on a new mission, and has served as a memorial to the […]

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