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In the internet age what’s the point of libraries? Do we even still need these brick and mortar buildings when a lot of knowledge can be found online? Today, Danielle examines the history of libraries around the world and what role they still play in society.
Written and Hosted by: Danielle Bainbridge
Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios
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Origin of Everything is a show about the undertold histories and cultural dialogues that make up our collective story. From the food we eat, to the trivia and fun facts we can’t seem to get out of our heads, to the social issues we can’t stop debating, everything around us has a history. Origin of Everything is here to explore it all. We like to think that no topic is too small or too challenging to get started.
McHenry, Elizabeth. “An Association of Kindred Spirits: Black Readers and Their Reading Rooms,” in Augst and Carpenter, eds. Institutions of Reading: The Social Life of Libraries in the United States (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007), pp. 99-118.
Fultz, Michael. “Black Public Libraries in the South in the Era of De Jure Segregation.” Libraries & the Cultural Record 41, no. 3 (2006): 337-59. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25549344.
Whitmire, Ethelene. “Breaking the Color Barrier: Regina Andrews and the New York Public Library.” Libraries & the Cultural Record42, no. 4 (2007): 409-21. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25549439.
Welburn, William C. “To “Keep the Past in Lively Memory”: William Carl Bolivar’s Efforts to Preserve African American Cultural Heritage.” Libraries & the Cultural Record 42, no. 2 (2007): 165-79. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25549403.
History of Libraries:
http://www.ala.org/rt/lhrt/popularresources/libhistorybib/lhrtbibspr08 (ALA Works Cited for history of the library)
Reading Publics: New York City’s Public Libraries 1754-1911 Tom Glynn
Augst, Thomas, and Kenneth Carpenter, eds. Institutions of Reading: The Social Life of Libraries in the United States. University of Massachusetts Press, 2007. http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt5vk7zt.
Carpenter, Kenneth, and Thomas Augst. “”The History of Libraries in the United States”: A Conference Report.” Libraries & Culture38, no. 1 (2003): 61-66. http://www.jstor.org.turing.library.northwestern.edu/stable/25549068.
Augst, Thomas. “Introduction: American Libraries and Agencies of Culture.” American Studies 42, no. 3 (2001): 5-22. http://www.jstor.org.turing.library.northwestern.edu/stable/20777601.
Goedeken, Edward A. “The Literature of American Library History, 2006-2007.” Libraries & the Cultural Record 44, no. 4 (2009): 434-70. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20720618.
Riedlmayer, András. “Erasing the Past: The Destruction of Libraries and Archives in Bosnia-Herzegovina.” Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 29, no. 1 (1995): 7-11. http://www.jstor.org/stable/23061201.
Do we still need libraries?:
Opinion Pieces (WashPo and NYTimes):