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Title: Temples of democracy : a history of public library development in Ontario, 1880-1920
Author: Wiseman, John A.
ISNI:       0000 0000 7495 2179
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1989
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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]…
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: History