Friday, October 9, 2009

Tennessee Library Histories

The Tennessee Library Association has invited libraries around the state to submit articles about the history of their library to Tennessee Libraries. This has resulted in a number of articles for two issues of the magazine and there are more to come. As a Tennessean by birth and having connections to several Tennessee libraries, I was delighted to learn of this effort. The postcard above shows the library of Peabody College which is now a part of Vanderbilt University. I'm a graduate of Peabody College and I also took several courses in library science there as an undergraduate. I spent many hours in the library which was one of the academic libraries that Andrew Carnegie helped fund. Celia Walker, Director of Peabody Library, has written an article about the history of the now defunct Peabody School of Library Science for Tennessee Libraries. Other Tennessee library histories are located at the following URLs:

Tennessee Libraries 59: 1
Tennessee Libraries 58: 4

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