American Library Association, Library War Service

Title

American Library Association, Library War Service

Description

Poster showing numerous scenes of activities sponsored by the American Library Association Library War Service, including interiors and exteriors of facilities, and military personnel reading and studying.
 
In 1917, the American Library Association was called upon to help the war effort with training, funds and providing books for the many military camps. They created the War Service committee, and provided library services to U.S. soldiers and sailors. They worked to provide library collections to over 500 military locations, distributing over 7 million books, magazines, and other material to soldiers. Though they only had  3,300 members at the time of the war, they managed to raise $5 million in public donations and continued to campaign for soldiers to get reading material they needed. Thanks to these combined efforts, soldiers today have access to libraries in the army, navy, and Veteran’s bureau.

Creator

Library of Congress

Date

1918

Source

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Relation

Rights

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Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Library of Congress

Format

Medium: Poster.

Language

English

Type

Poster

Identifier

American Library Association, Library War Service, War, World War I, Soldiers, Military, Veterans

Coverage

United States

Files

https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3g00000/3g07000/3g07900/3g07929r.jpg

Reference

Library of Congress, American Library Association, Library War Service, Library of Congress, 1918

Cite As

Library of Congress, “American Library Association, Library War Service,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed December 1, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/357.