Memphis Public Library, DIG Memphis Library History Collection. Copyright: Memphis and Shelby County Room, Memphis Public Library & Information Center.
- Main Library – Entrance.
- Mural on the wall of the Highland Branch Library. Note on slide: "Highland -- 9/77 -- Mural."
Grant, R. (2021, Nov.). How Memphis Created the Nation’s Most Innovative Public Library. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/during-great-book-scare-people-worried-contaminated-books-could-spread-disease-180972967/.
Slide 4: The Pivot.
ASIST Keynote talk: Floridi, L. (2021, Oct. 30). Semantic Capital: What It Is and Why It Matters. Association for the Society for Information Science & Technology, Annual Meeting.
19th-century artistic rendering of the Library of Alexandria, where Callimachus compiled the Pinakes
- British Library, Illustrated account on cautery points and medical recipes. https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/illustrated-account-on-cautery-points-and-medical-recipes
- National Library of Scotland, Digital Collections. A Scots Buik on the Plague! https://digital.nls.uk/learning/scots-plague-buik/index.html
- Text from the British Library’s “Chronicle of the Black Death (1348). https://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/item103973.html
- Image, the Dancing Deaths, a wood-engraving titled "The Dancing Deaths", from page 56 of "A History of Wood Engraving" by George Woodberry; the caption says it is from Schedel’s Chronicarum. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Dancing_Deaths.png
Slide 9: From Harvard Library’s online collection: Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics.
Slide 10: from Proquest (Smallpox).
- New York School System, Annual Report, 1841.
- Image 2: see Pandemic Reading: Smallpox in Colonial America, from the Library Company of Philadelphia. https://librarycompany.org/2020/04/23/pandemic-reading-small-pox/
- Reference to The Christian Observer, July 7, 1909, “The Disinfection of Library Books”
Slide 11: “The Great Book Scare” -
- “How books at Library are Disinfected” – from Wilmington, Delaware, 1902;
- Mississippi Department of Archives and History: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn89065008/1914-04-17/ed-1/seq-2/
- Indiana State Library: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015675/1906-10-18/ed-1/seq-5/
- Also the following article (follow the references).The article is in JSTOR:
- Greenberg, Gerald S. “Books as Disease Carriers, 1880-1920.” Libraries & Culture 23, no. 3 (1988): 281–94. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25542069.
Slide 12: Open-Air Schools.
- McDonald, N. (1918). Open Air Schools. McCelland, Goodchild & Stewart. Available on Google Play. Note that there are many other related books on Google Play!
- Reading Rooms: https://www.nypl.org/blog/2020/08/27/rooftop-reading-rooms
- The "open-air crusaders" of Elizabeth McCormick Open air School, Chicago, USA, 1911 From Wikipedia; the image is from the book which is available on the Internet Archive.
- Dewey County advocate. [volume] (Timber Lake, S.D.) 1910-1913, June 23, 1911, Image 1: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn95076637/1911-06-23/ed-1/seq-1/
Slide 14: From Library of Congress Chronicling America.
- The Chattanooga news. [volume] (Chattanooga, Tenn.), October 09, 1918, Page 5, Image 5
- The Evening Missourian. [volume] (Columbia, Mo.), October 08, 1918, Image 1
Slide 15: from Hathi Trust.
Slide 16: New York Times, 1918, Proquest search
- History of Vaccines website.
- Podair, S. & Simon, S. (1957). Health Education in the Public Library. Public Health Reports 72(10): 918.
- Image: Iron Lung ward-Rancho Los Amigos Hospital.gif - Film publicity photo of an imaginary iron lung ward. -Food and Drug Administration
- Centers for Disease Control., “You Won’t get AIDS from Hide ‘n’ Seek”. With misinformation too readily available, this campaign from America Responds to AIDS attempted to reach a wide audience with neutral images and straightforward information on ways people could not “catch” AIDS. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/survivingandthriving/digitalgallery/detail-A027893.html
- Ingraham, C. (2015, Jan. 27). California’s Epidemic of Vaccine Denial, Mapped. Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/01/27/californias-epidemic-of-vaccine-denial-mapped/.
Slide 20: Images from the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.
A few sites:
- The University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine and Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library. Influenza Encyclopedia: The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918 – 1919: A Digital Encyclopedia. http://www.influenzaarchive.org/
- National Library of Medicine Online Collections: https://collections.nlm.nih.gov/
- Harvard University Library’s Collection of Contagion and Diseases: https://library.harvard.edu/collections/contagion-historical-views-diseases-and-epidemics
- College of Physicians of Philadelphia, History of Vaccines: https://www.historyofvaccines.org/
- The Library Company of Philadelphia, Pandemic Reading.