Vol 31, No 2 (2012)

Special Issue of Indiana Libraries: Story: Indiana Libraries and the West Baden Springs Hotel

Co-Editors:  Dina M. Kellams and Rhonda E.L. Spencer


Dina M. Kellams is an Associate Archivist, Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records
Management, Bloomington, Indiana (dmkellam@indiana.edu).


Rhonda E.L. Spencer is the Director of Admissions and Placement for the Indiana University School of Library
and Information Science, Bloomington, Indiana (spencerr@indiana.edu).


There is a lot of library history tied to this special place. Did you know that the 50th American Library Association Conference was held at the West Baden Springs Hotel in 1928? The Indiana Library Association held their conference there in 1923. During World War I, the hotel was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers -- complete with an ALA-supported library. Having a sense of  place - a sense of investment in one’s state and community - adds to the enjoyment of work in Indiana libraries.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Story: Indiana Libraries and the West Baden Springs Hotel
Rhonda Spencer
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6-10

Articles

Meeting under the Dome: The ALA Holds Its 1928 Conference in West Baden
Jean Preer, Lydia Spotts
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11-16
Looking at historical scientific reports from a local history perspective: Orange County as an example.
Lou Malcomb, Richard L. Powell
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17-24
"The System of Baths" - Excerpts from the West Baden Journal (1912)
Susie Owen
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25
“Along the Unpoliced Boundaries of a National Pastime”: Negro League Baseball and the West Baden Springs Resort
Carrie Schwier
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26-30
The West Baden Springs Hotel in Michael Koryta’s So Cold the River: Collecting Local Connections in Your Library
Renee S. Reed
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31-32
Lura Slaughter and Mary Ahern: In the Service of Libraries
Laura M. Wilkerson
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33-39
Carnegie Arrives in Orange County
Kenneth Perry McCune
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40-43
Indiana Rooms: Start Your Local History Research Here!
Cynthia Geiger
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44-45
Greetings from Indiana Landmarks
Suzanne Stanis
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46
Oral Histories of the West Baden Springs Hotel--A Resource
Barbara Truesdell
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47-52
When Old Meets New: Researching Local History through Architecture and Industry
Jason Hatton
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53-55
In Conclusion: Highlighting the Indiana Library Association – 1923 Meeting at the West Baden Springs Hotel
Rhonda Spencer, Dina Kellams
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56


ISSN: 2164-0475