First edition. Foreword by John Y. Cole, followed by 16 separate essays on library history. These include Lee Shiflett on Louis Shores, John David Marshall on the Library History Round Table, Wayne A. Wiegand on library literature produced over the period 1947-1997, and many other interesting essays. Also has an essay entitled "In Memory of Oivind M. Hovde (1911-1986)." This collection was originally published as a special issue of the journal Libraries and Culture, Winter 2000, 35:1.