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McDonough, Irene Roberts. 
History of the Public Library in Vigo County, 1816-1975. 
Terre Haute:  Vigo County Public Library, 1975.

Part

Description

Pages

Introductory
Material

   

Part 1









 

Title page

Poster of the 1930s

Title page

Cataloging information

Dedication to the
  citizens of Vigo County
 

ii-vi









 

Part 2



 

Contents

Illustrations

Preface

vii-xii



 

Section 1:  Laying Foundations, 1816-1927

 

Chapter 1: Initial Years
  (Parts 3-9)

 

Part 3

1, 3-5

Part 4

6-8

Part 5

9-11

Part 6

12-14

Part 7

15-17

Part 8

18-20

Part 9

21-22

Chapter 2: The Pride of Terre Haute 
  (Parts 10-14)

 

Part 10

23-25

Part 11

26-28

Part 12

29-31

Part 13

32-34

Part 14

35-36

Chapter 3:  A Part of the Community
  (Parts 15-20)

 

Part 15

37-39

Part 16

40-42

Part 17

43-45

Part 18

46-48

Part 19

49-50

Part 20

51-52

Chapter 4: Behind the Scenes
  (Parts 21-24)

Part 21

53-55

Part 22

56-58

Part 23

59-60

Part 24

61-62

Section Two:  A New Direction, 1927-1953

Chapter 5: Boom and Depression
  (Parts 25-29)

Part 25

64-67

Part 26

68-70

Part 27

71-73

Part 28

74-76

Part 29

77-78

Chapter 6: Recovery
  (Parts 30-32)

Part 30

79-81

Part 31

82-84

Part 32

85-87

Chapter 7: Interim
  (Parts 33-34)

Part 33

88-90

Part 34

91-92

Section 3:  A New Era, 1953-1975

Chapter 8:  Change--Physical and Organizational
  (Parts 35-38)

Part 35

94-97

Part 36

98-100

Part 37

101-103

Part 38

104-105

Chapter 9: Redefining the Library Role
  (Parts 39-43)

Part 39

106-108

Part 40

109-111

Part 41

112-114

Part 42

115-116

Part 43

117-118

Chapter 10:  County Service
  (Parts 44-47)

Part 44

119-121

Part 45

122-124

Part 46

125-126

 

 

 

Part 47

127-128

Chapter 11:  Keeping Things Moving

Part 48

129-131

Chapter 12:  The Pulse of the Community
  (Parts 49-53)

Part 49

132-134

Part 50

135-137

Part 51

138-140

Part 52

141-143

Part 53

144-146

Chapter 13:  Building for a County System
  (Parts 54-59)

Part 54

147-149

Part 55

150-152

Part 56

153-155

Part 57

156-158

Part 58

159-160

Part 59

Notes, Chapters 1-13

161-165

Appendixes
  (Parts 60-68)

Part 60










 

Appendix A:  Head Librarians
  and Directors

Appendix B:  Class I Library
  Board Members

Appendix C:  School Trustees
  Serving on the Library Board
  1882-1974

Appendix D:  Staff Members
  1882-1975

168-173










 

Part 61

Appendix D (con'td)

174-178

Part 62
 

Appendix E:  Timeline of
  library, local and national events

179-182
 

Part 63
 

Appendix F:  Terre Haute's
  First Library Association

183-185
 

Appendix G: Petitioners for
  Second Terre Haute
  LIbrary Association

Part 64
 

Appendix H:  Wonner Letter
  of 1894  (partial transcript on
  page 17)

186-187
 

Part 65

Appendix H (cont'd)

188-189

Part 66

Appendix I: Carter Letter of 1953
  (referred to on p. 92)

190-193

Appendix J:  Library Services and
  Construction Act (LSCA) Projects
  at Vigo County Public Library

Part 67

Sources Consulted

194-196

Part 68

Index

197-200

Part 69

Index

201-203