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Title: Temples of democracy: a history of public library development in Ontario : 1880 - 1920
Authors: Wiseman, John A.
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: © John A. Wiseman
Abstract: The forty years from 1880 to 1920 were probably the most significant for public library development in Ontario, underscored by a marked deficiency of these institutions in the other Canadian provinces. This study explores the transition from a loose confederation of semi-independent mechanics" institutes and a few free libraries to a recognizable province-wide system of public libraries that, after 1900, came under the watchful eye of a nascent professional association, the membership of which took a "missionary" approach to its work [continued]…
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12462
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