LIBRARIES AND CULTURE. Cheryl Knott Malone, Hermina G. B. Anghelescu, John Mark Tucker.


Historical Essays Honoring the Legacy of Donald G. Davis Jr.

  • Washington DC: Library of Congress Center for the Book, 2006.
  • 6 x 9 inches
  • hardcover, dust jacket
  • 312 pages
  • ISBN: 0844411558

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This book honors Donald G. Davis, the longtime editor of Libraries & Culture. Libraries & Culture: Historical Essays Honoring the Legacy of Donald G. Davis, Jr. is a collection of essays first published as a special festschrift issue of Libraries & Culture (40:3) in summer 2005. Davis, emeritus professor in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin, and a distinguished library history scholar, was editor of Libraries & Culture (now Libraries & the Cultural Record) for 29 years. John Y. Cole, Center for the Book director, notes that the book is dedicated to Davis because "his leadership during the past three decades has helped shape library history into an important interdisciplinary and international field of study. His own work as an author, editor, and book reviewer has been a notable and influential part of this effort." In addition to 16 essays, the volume includes a Foreword by library historian Robert Sidney Martin, former director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services; an introduction by the editors, and an index prepared by Hermina G.B. Anghelescu. The four book plates on the back cover are from the collections of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress. Each represents an important development in the history of the Library of Congress and its specialized collections. The dust jacket, preface and index are new additions, not part of the previous publication. Distributed for the Center for the Book, Library of Congress.