Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect

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While at the Newberry Library he built and focused its prestigious collections, in his words qan uncommon collection of uncommon collections.q He pioneered in the preservation of books and manuscripts, and created major research centers, establishing the library as a community of scholars with a broad outreach to a variety of publics. He established research centers for cartography, Renaissance Studies, the history of the American Indian, and family and community history; the last two reflected his longstanding interest in utilizing underused library resources to develop neglected aspects of history.These essays, talks, internal memoranda, and letters capture aquot;Billaquot; Townera#39;s personality and span the wide range of his experience and expertise.

Title:Past Imperfect
Author:Lawrence W. Towner, Robert W. Karrow, Alfred F. Young
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1993-06-15


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