Sunday, September 7, 2008

Texts and Contexts: Books and Libraries in the Early 20th Century

Many of us think of books and libraries as "natural," but as recently as the 1930s and 1940s and into the 50s there were campaigns encouraging people to incorporate books into their lives and libraries into their routine stops. The idealized family read together, of course.

1 comment:

kathiyancey said...

Of course there is even today the READ Campaign: posters with some celebrity reading and admonishing us to do likewise.