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YMCA Libraries on the Mexican Border, 1916
David M. Hovde
Libraries & Culture
Vol. 32, No. 1 (Winter, 1997), pp. 113-124
Published by: University of Texas Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25548492
Page Count: 12
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The YMCA developed a library program for the troops on the Mexican border in 1916. The association based its program, in part, on the experience it had gained from providing libraries to the military since the Civil War. It also utilized the expertise of librarians from The New York Public Library. The libraries were not mere collections of tracts and other religious material. The collections were relevant to the region's history, culture, and environment, as well as works for the troops' education and entertainment. The American Library Association not only used this program as a model for its own library program in World War I, but also enlisted the services of the same librarians.
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