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Ainsworth Spofford and the National Library

John Young Cole

Ainsworth Spofford and the National Library

by John Young Cole

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, -- 1825-1906.,
  • Library of Congress.

  • The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationxi, 154 leaves.
    Number of Pages154
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17238517M

    Ainsworth Rand Spofford (Septem – Aug ) was the sixth United States Librarian of Congress, serving from to Spofford was born in Gilmanton, New health prevented him from attending Amherst instead, at moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he became a bookseller, publisher, and newspaper man. Biographical note -- Introductory remarks by Herbert Putnam, librarian of Congress -- Dr. Spofford in Cincinnati, / H. B. Blackwell -- Dr. Spofford and the Library of Congress, / W. D. Johnston, president of the District of Columbia library association -- Dr. Spofford and the Public library of the District / T. W. Noyes, president of the trustees -- Dr. Spofford .

    "The Choice of Books": Ainsworth Rand Spofford, the Ideology of Reading, and Literary Collections at the Library of Congress in the s Carl Ostrowski pp. Ainsworth Rand Spofford Becomes Librarian of Congress Decem President Abraham Lincoln appoints Ainsworth Rand Spofford to be the sixth Librarian of Congress.

    The Library of Congress, located in Washington, DC, is the research library that serves the United States Congress and the national library of the United States. It is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill, and its primary purpose is for research inquiries made by members of Congress. The Library claims to be the largest library in the world. More About this Book "Handbook of the New Library of Congress" Handbook of the new Library of Congress, comp. by Herbert Small; with essays on the architecture, sculpture and painting by Charles Caffin, and on the function of a national library by Ainsworth R. Spofford. Read This Book Now More About this Book "Masquerades, Tableaux and Drills".


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Spofford also held a post as Professor and Department Head of Library Science at the Columbian University in Washington, D.C. During his retirement, Spofford wrote and published A Book for All Readers, and was described by the New York Times as "written from the fullness of knowledge and experience of a veteran librarian for the guidance of Born: SeptemGilmanton.

6th Librarian of Congress The modern history of the Library of Congress began when Ainsworth Rand Spofford became Librarian of Congress, for it was Spofford who transformed the small reference library that served the U.S.

Congress into a national institution that also served the American public. Spofford permanently joined the legislative and national. In John Ainsworth Spofford and the National Library book. Cole, director of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, completed his doctoral dissertation on Ainsworth Rand Spofford ().

Spofford served as Librarian of Congress from to and as chief assistant librarian until his death. Ainsworth Rand Spofford () 6th Librarian of Congress The modern history of the Library of Congress began when Ainsworth Rand Spofford became Librarian of Congress, for it was Spofford who transformed the small reference library that served the U.S.

Congress into a national institution that also served the American public. Book/Printed Material | Photo, Print, Drawing Handbook of the new Library of Congress, / comp. by Herbert Small; with essays on the architecture, sculpture and painting by Charles Caffin, and on the function of a national library by Ainsworth R.

Spofford. The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All Nations and All Ages, Volume 11 The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All Nations and All Ages, Ainsworth Rand Spofford: Authors: Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton: Publisher: J.B.

Millet, Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan. A Book for all readers, designed as an aid to the collection, use and preservation of books, and the formation of public and private libraries, by Ainsworth Rand Spofford () The Function of a national library. The library of historic characters and famous events of all nations and all ages, Volume 3 The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All Nations and All Ages, John Porter Lamberton: Authors: Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton: Publisher: J.B.

Millet, Subjects: Biography History: Export Citation. The Library of Choice Literature: Prose and Poetry Selected from the Most Admired Authors, Ainsworth Rand Spofford: Authors: Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon: Editor: Ainsworth Rand Spofford: Publisher: Gebbie & Company, Original from: the New York Public Library: Digitized: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan.

The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All Nations and All Ages, Volume 8 The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All Nations and All Ages, Frank Weitenkampf: Author: Ainsworth Rand Spofford: Editors: Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton: Publisher: J.

Millet, Original from. The Library of Congress (LC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. The library is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; it also maintains the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in.

National Emergency Library. Top Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Full text of "Ainsworth Rand Spofford, a memorial meeting at the Library of Congress on Thursday, Novemat four o'clock. Today, the Library of Congress celebrates its birthday.

On ApPresident John Adams approved the appropriation of $5, for the purchase of “such books as may be necessary for the use of congress.”.

The books, the first purchased for the Library of Congress, were ordered from London and arrived in The collection of volumes and three maps. John Churchill Ainsworth () was a prominent Oregon businessman and banker (U. National Bank) in Portland. He served as chairman of the State Highway Commission and was the son of Captain J.

Ainsworth, pioneer steam-boatman and founder of the Oregon Steam Navigation Company. Ainsworth Rand Spofford: biography 12 September – 11 August Ainsworth Rand Spofford (12 September – 11 August ) was an American journalist and publisher. He was the sixth Librarian of the United States Congress from to Biography Early years Spofford was born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire.

Ill health prevented [ ]. The idea of housing the Library of Congress in its own building originated with Ainsworth Spofford, who was appointed librarian in His vision for the library's future would transform it from a legislative reference library into a prestigious national library.

Handbook of the new Library of Congress [Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, Caffin, Charles Henry, Small, Herbert] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Handbook of the new Library of CongressReviews: 1.

Spofford was said to have a passion for books. He would no doubt be in ecstasy over what has become of the Library of Congress. Today the Library occupies three buildings and includes more than million items in the Library of Congress in more than languages, taking up miles of bookshelves.

Spofford is generally credited with overseeing the expansion of the Library from a Congressional resource into a national institution. During Spofford's tenure, the Library expanded from o items to more than one million.

His hopes were to follow the great library models of Europe. A model in which "the library would be a comprehensive. Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, Publisher [New York city: Printed for the District of Columbia library association by the Webster press Collection cornell; americana Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor Cornell University Library Contributor usage rights See terms Language English.

Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, LoC No. Title: A Book for All Readers An Aid to the Collection, Use, and Preservation of Books and the Formation of Public and Private Libraries Language: English: LoC Class: Z: Bibliography, Library science: Subject: Books Subject: Library science Category: Text: EBook-No.

Release Date.A book for all readers: designed as an aid to the collection, use, and preservation of books, and the formation of public and private libraries () (external scan) Works about Spofford "Spofford, Ainsworth Rand," in The New International Encyclopædia, New .The Library of Choice Literature: Prose and Poetry: Vol.

I by Ainsworth R. Spofford & Charles Gibbon (Editors) and a great selection of related books, art .